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Thirteen Cadets Inducted into National Honor Society at Fork Union

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Fork Union Military Academy inducted thirteen cadets into the National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society today. Four seniors and six juniors were inducted into the National Honor Society. Two 8th graders and one freshman were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society.

NHS Inductees

Grade: 12th

  • Carlton Stephen Ashby IV from Raleigh NC
  • Tommy Thanh-Thien Pham from Mineral VA
  • Thinh Phu Quach from Binh Duong Vietnam
  • Jace Andrew Thompson from Christiansburg VA

Grade: 11th

  • Nhyiraba Kwadwo Asumadu Addo from Cairo Egypt
  • Gavin Alexander Demorro from Palmyra VA
  • Robel Lulseged from Alexandria VA
  • Grayson Taylor Mitchell from Barboursville VA
  • Elijah Luis Muñoz from Virginia Beach VA
  • Massimo Terence Swail from Surfside FL


NJHS Inductees

Grade: 9th

  • Mark Timothy Boyd from Fork Union VA

Grade: 8th

  • Maxwell Luke Boyd from Fork Union VA
  • Michael Chadwick Johnson from Mt. Airy GA


These inductees were welcomed by the current members of the National Honor Society at Fork Union Military Academy:

Grade: 12th

  • Marcus Terrell Billingslea from Palmyra VA
  • Andy Thien Bui from Santa Ana CA
  • Hector Jesus Del Angel Hernandez from Palmyra VA
  • Gregory James Hyson from Upper Marlboro MD
  • Khang Gia Le from Ho Chi Minh Vietnam
  • Drew Samuel Leydig from Fork Union VA
  • Jackson Foster Manglicmot from Palmyra VA
  • Adam R. Nazar from Manassas VA
  • Aaron Michael Reese from Palmyra VA
  • Michael Paul Valverde Sandusky from Charles City VA
  • Phu Thanh Vo from Thu Dau Mot City Binnh Duong Province Vietnam


The National Honor Society was founded in 1921 and is the nation's most prestigious organization honoring students in grades 10 through 12 for their outstanding academic performance, character, and conduct. The National Junior Honor Society was formed in 1929 to likewise recognize students in grades 6 through 9. To be eligible for membership, cadets must be in at least their second year of attendance at the Academy and meet specific criteria for grade point average and demerit counts. Academic and conduct qualifications for membership in the Fork Union Military Academy chapter are even more stringent than the national guidelines and induction into the NHS or NJHS is one of the Academy's top academic honors. 

Fork Union Military Academy is nationally-recognized for its unique One Subject Plan curriculum, followed at the school since 1950. Under the One Subject Plan, instead of students taking four to six classes every day, students take just one subject at a time. The year is divided into five grading periods of about seven weeks each. Each grading period, the student takes one class, such as English or Algebra or Biology. He is with that one teacher all day, every day, for those seven weeks. In a typical school system, a teacher may be responsible for teaching as many as 80 to 150 different students every day in several different classes. At Fork Union Military Academy, a teacher has only one classroom of about ten to seventeen students each day, every day, for seven weeks. Teachers get to know students as individuals, and students get to concentrate fully on each subject. This is believed to be one of the key factors in Fork Union Military Academy achieving a 100% college acceptance rate for seniors, and maintaining a sizable honor roll of students earning academic honors each grading period.


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