TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, February 12th, the Arizona Virtual Academy will become the first virtual school in the country to induct a semester of students into the National Junior Honor Society. "Membership in the National Junior Honor Society is one of the highest honors that can be awarded to a middle school student," remarked Mary Gifford, program director of the Arizona Virtual Academy. "We are thrilled to provide this mark of distinction to our most deserving students and to bring their accomplishments to the attention of parents, teachers, peers, and community." The AZVA joins 5,000 middle level schools across the nation. No student is inducted simply because of high academic standards. There are five ideals used as the basis for student selection into the AZVA National Junior Honor Society chapter, which include scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship and character. Date/Time: Saturday, February 12, 2005 Location: New School for the Arts High School Auditorium (1216 East Apache Boulevard, Tempe, AZ) Special Guest: Congressman Jeff Flake, of Arizona's Sixth Congressional District, will address the inductees Arizona Virtual Academy 2004-2005 First Semester NJHS Inductees: C. Albertson, Tucson Dakota Arnold, Tombstone Dominic Blanchard, Flagstaff Katherine Butler, Phoenix Caitlin Chadwick, Phoenix Roxanne Coyer, Tucson Drew Danner, Crown King Colleen Fellars, Phoenix Eric Fricke, Scottsdale Paul Gossett, El Mirage Jessica Hansen, Tucson K. Keene, Tucson Bryant Knudsen, Marana M. Kothe, Ahwatukee R. Lee, St. David Taylor Lewis, Flagstaff Emma McMahon, Oro Valley Christian Miller, Yuma Kent Paulsen, Scottsdale Scarlett Pound, Paradise Valley Ian Quaid, Cave Creek Kyrie Quaid, Cave Creek Niel Reynolds, Tucson Scott Riggs, Tucson St. Schaeffer, Oro Valley V. Small, Scottsdale Brian Szanto, Scottsdale B. Tanner, Glendale Vanessa VanDemark, Sedona Mitchell Vining, Yuma Allison Weidemann, Gilbert Sam Wiltbank, Snowflake The Arizona Virtual Academy (http://www.AZVA.org) offers an innovative public education option in Arizona. In AZVA, students work at home with a parent or responsible adult and receive instruction and guidance from certified public school teachers who operate remotely. Currently serving hundreds of students across the state in kindergarten through eighth grade, AZVA is committed to ensuring each child receives the tools, attention, and resources to ensure they are receiving the highest quality education.
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