Huntingdon Valley Resident Joins Hebrew Academy's Select Honor Society

Mikayla Fassler was one of 50 students selected worldwide to the prestigious organization.

The American Hebrew Academy is proud to announce that Mikayla Fassler of Huntingdon Valley has been accepted into the esteemed American Hebrew Academy Honor Society. The Academy, America's premier Jewish pluralistic college-prep boarding school, recently extended invitations to 50 students worldwide for admittance into its exclusive organization. Now in its fourth year, the American Hebrew Academy Honor Society is an international honor society that acknowledges exceptional 8th and 9th grade students, like Mikayla, who have demonstrated excellence in academics, athletics, the arts, leadership and service to their communities.

The Honor Society is modeled after the National Honor Society, receiving recommendations, applicant questionnaires and transcripts in an effort to identify the most outstanding young Jewish students in the US and beyond. Mikayla has many exceptional qualities and is well liked by most everyone. She is a terrific student and extremely well-rounded. She is a member of her school's band and is quite musical, playing both the piano and the clarienet as well as starring in a few musicals. Mikayla also excels in athletics, playing tennis, field hockey and softball. With her busy schedule, Mikayla still finds time to voluntee,r taking part in various community service projects.

Along with the other students who have been inducted into the Honor Society, Mikayla has been invited to attend a Scholars Weekend at the Academy over the weekend of February 1-3. The Scholars Weekend will be on the Academy's beautiful 100-acre campus, located in Greensboro, NC. The inductees who attend will be presented with an award certificate designed by Mordecai Rosenstein during the induction ceremony. Mikayla also has the opportunity to compete for one of five renewable $20,000 annual merit-based scholarships that will be applied toward the cost of tuition to attend the Academy. Students nominated and accepted into the American Hebrew Academy Honor Society are not required to attend the Academy.

"To be named a member of the American Hebrew Academy Honor Society is a great achievement," says Mark Spielman, Director of the Honor Society. "We look forward to meeting each of the honorees and following their successes as they make great contributions to our society." Academy Director of Admissions Leslie Grossman added, "The Academy is an exceptional institution with an outstanding faculty and student body. Identifying stellar students follows our mission of mentoring the Jewish leaders of tomorrow."

To learn more about the American Hebrew Academy Honor Society, please visit our website at www.AHAHonorSociety.org.

About the American Hebrew Academy

The American Hebrew Academy, America's premier Jewish pluralistic college prep boarding school serves students from 28 states and 13 countries. The state-of-the-art environment fosters academic achievement and strengthens Jewish identity in a residential setting for motivated and high achieving students in grades nine through twelve. The dual curriculum, along with the aquatics center and sports complex, provides a holistic educational experience - nurturing mind, body, and soul. An internationally acclaimed faculty challenges students to excel in a rigorous program that includes Advanced Placement and Jewish studies courses. At the Academy, values and leadership skills are enriched by the culture, customs, and history of the Jewish people. Students graduate thoroughly prepared for college and ready to make a meaningful impact on the world. For more information about the Academy, please visit www.AmericanHebrewAcademy.org.


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