SOUTH PORTLAND — Maine Connections Academy, Maine’s first virtual public charter school, has selected four senior students for the school’s first National Honor Society chapter.

The students are Melinda White of Gorham, Samuel Haver of Norridgewock, Kelsie Washington of Caribou and Macarthur Kim of Paris.

To be considered for membership, students submitted a formal application and narrative that outlined their qualifications. The four students were selected based on high academic standing, as well as demonstrated excellence in the areas of service, leadership and quality of character. They will be expected to work as a team as they participate in chapter meetings and complete a variety of service projects to benefit their communities.

“NHS is not only an honor, but a responsibility,” said Alicia Chambers, MCA language arts teacher and National Honor Society director. “Our NHS chapter will serve as a student leadership team that may be called upon to model academic skills and behaviors that will promote student success and learning collaboration.”

“It is a pleasure to be a part of a group that commends each student’s diligence, while also giving them the opportunity to help other people,” said member Macarthur Kim.

In the spring of 2016, 10th- and 11th-graders will be eligible to apply for membership.

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