Jill Palmondon of Pittsfield is one of 12 students newly inducted into Maine Connections Academy’s chapter of the National Honor Society.

Plamondon, a tenth-grader, is interested in designing and making spaces beautiful, according to a news release from the Scarborough-based online academy.

To be considered for NHS membership, students submitted a formal application and narrative, outlining their qualifications. These students were selected based on high academic standing, as well as demonstrated excellence in the areas of service, leadership and quality of character.

They will be expected to work as a team in chapter meetings and complete service projects to benefit their communities.

Jessica Remmes-Davis is the NHS chapter advisor at MCA. “I’m very proud of these students,” Remmes-Davis said. “Being at a virtual school has not inhibited them — if anything, it has strengthened their commitment to scholarship and leadership.”