Sharon Shallom of Blacksburg inducted in AHA honor society
The American Hebrew Academy is proud to announce that Sharon Shallom of Blacksburg 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 eighth- and ninth-grade students, like Sharon, 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 U.S. and beyond. Shallom is an incredible student. Not only does she maintain great grades, but she is also athletic, competing in swim team, track and field and soccer. On top of all of this, she finds time to help out in the Jewish community. As a religious and Hebrew school teacher, Sharon works with kindergartners through fifth-graders and knows how to make them all feel heard and appreciated. We’re excited to see where the future takes this exceptional young lady.
Along with the other students who have been inducted into the Honor Society, Shallom has been invited to attend a Scholars Weekend at the Academy over the weekend of Feb. 1-3. The Scholars Weekend will be on the Academy’s 100-acre campus, located in Greensboro, N.C. The inductees who attend will be presented with an award certificate designed by Mordecai Rosenstein during the induction ceremony. Shallom 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,” said 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.”
– Submitted by American Hebrew Academy
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