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PA Cyber inaugurates National Junior Honor Society Chapter

May 5, 2015

Some 78 outstanding Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School students in grades 6-9 are to be inducted as the first members of the school’s new chapter of the National Junior Honor Society. Ceremonies are planned in Harrisburg, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

“'More than just an honor roll' is the motto of the National Junior Honor Society, an organization established in 1929 to recognize outstanding middle level students for their character, merit, leadership, service, and citizenship,” said PA Cyber NJHS Chapter Adviser Stephanie D. Smith. “Our chapter was chartered in the fall of 2014. We invited students who demonstrate the five core principles to apply for this recognition.”

Three induction ceremonies are planned: Tuesday, May 5, at the Best Western Premier in Harrisburg; Thursday, May 7, at the Pittsburgh Marriott North; and Wednesday, May 13 at the Renaissance Philadelphia Airport Hotel in Philadelphia. Each is to begin at 6 p.m.

Members to be inducted at Harrisburg are Abbey Traxler, Amado Alvarez, Angelina Amador, Ashley Matunis, Aubrie Barker, Cole Brown, Desiree Milosh, Emma Frankenfield, Ethan Payne, Gryffan O'Donnel, Haley Twarkosky, Hannah Myers, Hannah Schaible, Isabel Amador, Mary Tshudy, Noah Lance and Ryan Allen.

Inductees at Pittsburgh are Abigail Beck, Abraham Caro, Adessa Baldwin, Aidan Sommers, Andie Mapel, Angelica Graffius, Anthony Scardina, Aubrey Suttelle, Benjamin Branch-Trevathan, Brogan O'Myers, Cassandra Lang, Cassandra Mauro, Colten Gourley, Elena Moret, Grace Hause, Hannah Plowman, Hayley Lennart-Smith, Hunter Hardway, Isabel Synder, Isaiah Melvin, Ishra Musa, Issac Melvin, Jordan Martinez, Josiah Guy, Katherine Grace Messner, Kyra Znaczko, Lindsay Beck, Lyndsay Barca, Marina Baracos, Megan Wilson, Melanie Hulse, Morgan Myers, Muhammed Musa, Nathan Mavrich, Nicholas Mills, Rebecca Hapeman, Sarah Benzio, Sarah Brandon, Sarah Hulse, Sarah Seader, Savannah Lamey, Shaun O'Hern II, Shelby Lang, Tyler Znaczko, Zoe Schweiter.

At Philadelphia, inductees are Amier Hussein, Angela Smith, Balsam Muhammad, Christian Brodbeck, Emily Steinhardt, Isabelle Brodbeck, Isabelle Zimmerman, Isaiah Seifert, Jacob Seifert, Jasmine Rao, Katherine Franzone, Kayla Clare, Kristen Stopfer, Melanie Hockman, Samantha Scriorillo and Tiffani DiBona.

To be eligible, the new members had to maintain all A and B grades in their classes, demonstrate leadership and citizenship, complete hours of community service through a service project, and attend monthly webinar sessions.

In addition to the chapter adviser, the chapter is guided by six members of a faculty council: Michelle Battisti, Lauren Feeny, Nicole Hinden, Beth Lichtenwalner, Molly Nguyen, and Stephanie Smith. 

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Serving students in kindergarten through 12th grade, the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School (PA Cyber) is one of the largest, most experienced, and most successful online public schools in the nation. PA Cyber's online learning environments, personalized instructional methods, and choices of curricula connect Pennsylvania students and their families with state-certified and highly-qualified teachers, and rich academic content that is aligned to state standards. Founded in 2000, PA Cyber is headquartered in Midland (Beaver County) and maintains a network of support offices throughout the state. As a public school, PA Cyber is open for enrollment by any school-age child residing in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and does not charge tuition to students or families.