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The Virtual High School's Eighth Annual Scholarship Program Awards College-Bound Seniors

May 22, 2015 by The Virtual High School 
Press Release
Students in Connecticut, New Hampshire & Massachusetts Recognized for Digital Citizenship Skills

The Virtual High School (VHS) (, a non-profit organization empowering schools with the industry's best online learning programs, today announced the winners of its eighth annual college scholarship program, which awards students who exhibit a deep understanding of 21st century learning principles. Since the program began in 2008, it has distributed over $20,000 to high school students across the U.S.

"We are honored to recognize these students for inspiring us with their creativity and innovation while demonstrating how our online learning program has taught them the skills to be successful digital citizens," said Jeffrey A. Elliott, President & CEO of The Virtual High School.

Two students were awarded scholarships-Zoe LaVergne of Woodstock Academy in Woodstock, CT and Nicholas Yialiades of Hinsdale Middle/High School in Hinsdale, NH. In addition, two students from Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School in South Hamilton, MA, Lara Molnar and Pamela Chansky, both received honorable mentions. The winning submissions included creative videos, essays, and poetry.

The VHS mission is to provide students with access to high quality online and blended learning experiences, while supporting educators with the professional development and services they need to provide an effective 21st century education for every student. VHS partner schools have access to a wide range of core, elective, and AP® courses that inspire, ignite, and strengthen learning. VHS enables students to develop independent learning skills, explore college majors and careers, earn credits, and participate in global classrooms. Courses are taught by highly qualified teachers who are specially trained in online teaching best practices, and are certified in their subject areas.

To review the winning submissions, visit

About The Virtual High School

The Virtual High School (The VHS) is an online learning pioneer. Since 1996, the nonprofit organization has set the standard for quality online education. The VHS provides middle and high school online courses for students and professional development for educators. The organization also meets the unique educational needs of schools through custom course development, individualized course offerings, and support for blended learning initiatives. The 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 The Virtua lHigh School or call (978) 897-1900.

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