The Virtual High School Announces 2016 College Scholarship Winners

The VHS Ninth Annual Scholarship Program Distributes $1000 to High School Seniors 
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Boston — Aug. 11, 2016The Virtual High School (VHS, Inc.), a non-profit empowering schools with the industry’s best online learning programs, today announced the winners of their ninth annual college scholarship program. One thousand dollars in scholarship funds were awarded to three VHS seniors in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts to use toward college expenses this fall.

Graduating senior Hope Lu, from Upper Merion Area High School in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, won the $500 first place scholarship award from the VHS 2016 scholarship program with her original video submission. Two other senior students –– Melissa Freed of Danvers High School and Madeleine Berthoud of Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School –– placed second and third, respectively, each winning $250 in scholarships for their original essay submissions.

The three winners of this year’s scholarship program showcased their personal VHS experiences creatively and stood out to the judges. The scholarship review committee evaluated the submissions based on their content, quality, creativity and relevance.

“This scholarship program helps us celebrate the hard work and achievements of our students. We are pleased that our students feel better-prepared for college because of the courses they’ve taken with The Virtual High School,” said Carol Ribeiro, President & CEO of VHS. “We congratulate these students on a job well done.”

First place winner Hope Lu detailed her experiences with her Perspectives in Health and AP Economics courses, and how these classes led her to the pursuit of a biotechnology lab internship and volunteer work at Jefferson Hospital. Lu is enrolled in the Life Sciences and Management program at the University of Pennsylvania. In second place, Melissa Freed described how the language skills learned in her AP Spanish experience with VHS will help her master French at McGill University in Montreal this fall. Madeleine Berthoud earned the third place scholarship for writing about how her course work in Portuguese I helped her on her mission trip to Brazil.

For the last 20 years, the VHS mission has been to provide middle and high school students with access to high-quality online and blended learning experiences while supporting educators with the professional development and services they need to provide effective education for every

student. Schools that partner with VHS have access to a wide range of core, elective, credit recovery and AP® courses that inspire, ignite and deepen learning. VHS helps students develop independent learning skills, prepare for college and careers, earn credit, and engage with their peers in global classrooms.

About The Virtual High School Inc.

The Virtual High School (VHS Inc.) is an online learning pioneer. Since 1996, the nonprofit organization has set the standard for quality online education. VHS provides courses taught in global online classrooms for secondary school students and online professional development for educators. The organization also meets the unique educational needs of schools through custom course development and individualized course offerings. VHS design and delivery standards are the model used by the National Education Association in their recommended standards for online learning. The organization has won numerous awards, including the Stockholm Challenge Award for Global Excellence in Information Technology, and is a three-time winner of the United States Distance Learning Association’s (USDLA) award for Excellence in Programming and Excellence in Best Practices. For more information, visit www.TheVirtualHighSchool.org or call (978) 897-1900.

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