Montverde Academy’s National Honor Society has selected its members for the forthcoming 2015-2016 school year. Each spring, MVA’s high-school NHS chapter accepts applications for membership from sophomore, junior, and senior students who have been in attendance at the Academy for at least one semester, and have a GPA of 3.5 or higher throughout their high school career.

After submissions are received, Montverde Academy Faculty Council comprised of MVA department heads then review and vote on each of the applicants to determine which students best represent the four core values of the National Honor Society: Scholarship, Service, Character, and Leadership. Applicants who apply for MVA’s NHS (and are selected) must have demonstrated academic accomplishment, involvement in Academy clubs, and held leadership positions with both MVA and local community.

In a news feature published on Wednesday, May 6th, 2015, entitled “National Honor Society Raises Funds for Clermont Boys and Girls Club,” Mr. Jeff Wexler, MVA ESL Instructor, and MVA National Honor Society Advisor, explained MVA’s NHS representative guiding principles as  endeavoring “…to treat National Honor Society like a democratic community. We empower our students by allowing them to choose and vote for their officers, then allow our officers to propose ideas for our yearly service project to the members, who then vote on which service project they would like to choose.”

After receiving many applications, the selection process was difficult due to the fact that we have so many high-achieving students of excellent character here at MVA. However, after much deliberation, the Montverde Academy National Honor Society welcomes the following students:

Christina Avello
Drew Boodhan
Javier Colombani
Kayla Curatolo
Kendall Dawson
Alex Donnelly
Maryn Douglass
Isobel Haynes
Nidah Hemani
Sarah Ismail
Jude Kinkead
Diane Margo
Renata Martins
Kevin McDonnell
Ryan Moore
Mackenzie Nailos
Griffin Prieto
Luiggi Reno
Maya Rifai
Natalia Rodriguez
Savannah Sookchan
Harry Vaughn
Tianqi Wei
Lilac Wu
Xiyuan Xiong