HARRISBURG, Pa. (July 31, 2018) — Three students are making history at Reach Cyber Charter School, Pennsylvania’s newest statewide, tuition-free, online public charter school. Alana Norris of Martinsburg, Amya Meekins of West Philadelphia, and Karoline Fitz of New Holland are the first students to be inducted into the inaugural class of Reach Cyber’s chapter of National Honor Society (NHS) based on their significant level of demonstrated service and leadership.

“We could not be more proud of these founding members of the Reach Cyber NHS chapter,” said Jane Swan, CEO of Reach Cyber Charter School. “They have worked very hard to get to this point in their academic careers, and their induction is only a small testament to their dedication.”

Amya Meekins of West Philadelphia is dedicated to inspiring and empowering her community through volunteerism. Aside from being a “straight A” student, Meekins is a budding young entrepreneur with current projects in the entertainment and fashion industries. Meekins, who goes by the stage name Amya Roxxstar, is a singer/rapper and uses her musical talents to give back to her community. From a young age, Meekins has actively volunteered with organizations that allow her to connect with others, especially young girls like herself. She currently gives back by performing for the Beautiful Kids Organization and the Girls Who Brunch Tour, both giving her the opportunity help empower young girls. She is an elected ambassador for the Girls Who Brunch Tour, allowing her to sponsor and connect with young girls from different states to promote education, literacy, and self-esteem in inner cities across the country. The flexibility of Reach Cyber has allowed Meekins to pursue all of her passions. At only 16, Meekins is taking courses over the summer to advance to 12th grade at the start of the school year.

To become a member of Reach Cyber’s inaugural NHS class, students needed to demonstrate excellence in service and/or leadership, receive recommendation from a community member, and earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better in academic courses. Once inducted, students attend monthly LiveLesson meetings and participate in service projects. Each school year, NHS members will complete a minimum of 10 community service hours

Reach Cyber Charter School is Pennsylvania’s newest statewide, tuition-free, online public charter school for students in grades K-12. The school was approved in April 2016 by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and began serving students in grades K-9 in the 2016-17 school year. Reach Cyber, a Pennsylvania Connections Academy, provides students with the flexibility to learn from anywhere there is an Internet connection and with an innovative online school curriculum that meets rigorous state education standards. The combination of certified Pennsylvania-based teachers, an award-winning curriculum, engaging electives, technology tools, and social experiences provides a supportive online learning opportunity for students who want an individualized approach to education. Reach Cyber incorporates 21st century learning and STEM-enrichment opportunities, as well as flexible pacing options that allow students to choose from a traditional calendar option, year-round option, or for high school students, an accelerated schedule.  For more information, call 800-382-6010 or visit http://www.ReachCyberCharter.com.


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