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Membership in a national honor society is a traditional way of recognizing academic success. How do homeschoolers participate? Find out on today's Home School Heartbeat with Mike Smith.
This week, we'll be talking about one way that homeschoolers can be recognized for their leadership and academic excellence. With me today is Joanne Juren, founder of Eta Sigma Alpha National Home School Honor Society. Welcome to the program, Joanne.
Thank you very much, Mike. I appreciate you inviting me onto your show today.
Well, we'd like to know what Eta Sigma Alpha stands for.
Eta Sigma Alpha is actually the first honor society founded exclusively for homeschoolers by homeschoolers. We founded the organization in 1999. The organization's major purpose, of course, is to recognize the outstanding academic achievements of homeschool students. It also provides wonderful opportunities for the students to serve in leadership positions and to provide community service. We also find that it opens the door when the student applies for college admission. It may open the door for honors programs and scholarships. It also gives homeschool students a wonderful network opportunity. Eta Sigma Alpha actually stands for: The "eta" in the Greek alphabet stands for the h, the "et sigma" stands for the s, which would be "homeschool," and of course we are the first homeschool honor society, and that is what the "alpha" stands for.
Well, thank you, Joanne, for being with us this week. And we look forward to hearing more about this great organization tomorrow. So until next time, I'm Mike Smith.
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