West Seneca, NY (April 3, 2017) – A total of 172 students representing 29 local high schools were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) in March. Students from Erie 1 BOCES’ three career and technical centers – Harkness, Kenton and Potter – were recognized for their academic performance and commitment to learning.
The three seniors from Lackawanna High School inducted into NTHS were: Matthew Acker, Abdulelah Ahmed, Noah Fuller-Delmont, and Dawson Heft.
The candidates were inducted into the Erie 1 BOCES chapter of the NTHS on March 23, at Maryvale High School’s auditorium. Family and friends, career and technical education teachers and administrators, as well as administrators from area school districts all attended to show their support to the students.
Fahim Mojawalla, owner of the Island Ship Center and director of social media for the Association of Mail and Business Centers, was the evening’s keynote speaker. The induction ceremony was followed by the presentation of student certificates and closed with the NTHS pledge of excellence.
Over the course of the past several years, the number of students inducted into NTHS has increased, with this year being one of the most successful. In order to qualify for acceptance into NTHS, a student must be nominated by his or her teacher, have a 90 percent or higher average in their career and technical education course, and maintain an overall GPA of 85. Furthermore, students must demonstrate skill development, leadership, hone responsibility and good character. NTHS takes a holistic approach to evaluating students’ success in the classroom.
About Erie 1 BOCES
As part of public education, Erie 1 BOCES offers a variety of career and technical programs during the normal school day to high school students in Erie County. High school students interested in learning more about how they can participate in various programs such as Web Technologies and Game Programming, Basic Nursing Skills, or Aviation Technology, should visit www.e1b.org or speak with their high school counselor.