A Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School student from Lehighton has been inducted into the National Honor Society.

Samson Blose was one of 44 juniors and seniors inducted in the NHS chapter in an online assembly through the Virtual Charter School, based in Norristown. The inductees make up about 10 percent of the school's 416 eleventh and twelfth grade students, said Joe Lyons, Executive Director of School Communications.

"Having such a large number of students in our first National Honor Society class clearly demonstrates that the Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School is a school of choice for high-achieving students," said Mike Kello, president of the school's board of trustees.

"The PAVCS Diamond Model Partnership supports a child with highly qualified teachers, dedicated family support and rigorous, challenging curriculum so we all become invested in ensuring students reach their full academic and social potential," he said.

PAVCS CEO Joanne A. Jones Bennett said that "The Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School is committed to providing excellence, innovation and partnership in education to children throughout the state. The fact that our first class of National Honor Society inductees represents nearly a third of the state's 67 counties demonstrates that giving students choice and equal access to an excellent educational program designed to meet their unique intellectual and social needs affords every student the opportunity to learn and succeed."