LRVC 2012 National Technical Honor Society induction

HONOR SOCIETY INDUCTEES — New members off the Lake Region Vocational Center’s National Technical Honor Society include (back row, left to right) Tucker Irish, Gage Hawkes, Cody Reinhard, David Scammon, Nicole Conley, Breanna Wilkinson and Erin Levasseur; (front row) Daniel Reinhard, Samantha Marucci, Nicole Marucci, Emily Hemingway, Laura Lewis, Dylan Balestra, Lewis Morton and Sarah Hemingway.

The Lake Region Vocational Center newly formed National Technical Honor Society inducted 15 vocational students at an evening ceremony on Nov. 8 in the newly-renovated Great Room at LRVC.

The new members were seniors and juniors enrolled in one of 10 Career and Technical Education programs offered at LRVC.

Members inducted into the National Technical Honor Society were: Tucker Irish, Auto Tech; Gage Hawkes, Auto Tech; Cody Reinhard, Construction Tech; David Scammon, Business Management; Nicole Conley, Law Enforcement; Breanna Wilkinson, Business Management; Erin Levasseur, Drafting & Design; Daniel Reinhard, Construction Tech; Samantha Marucci, Health Occupations; Nicole Marucci, Health Occupations; Emily Hemingway, Business Office Technology; Laura Lewis, Drafting & Design; Dylan Balestra, Co-op; Lewis Morton, Law Enforcement; and Sarah Hemingway, Drafting & Design.

Induction into the National Technical Honor Society is the highest award and level of recognized achievement a Career and Technical Education student can obtain. The honor society is a national organization with more than 2,000 member schools. The organization also offers scholarships every year to its members.

To qualify, students must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or higher, show service to community, demonstrate leadership and citizenship skills, and present a commitment to Career and Technical Education.

As part of the ceremony, students participated in a candle lighting presentation to highlight the seven character attributes promoted by the National Technical Honor Society, including: skill, honesty, service, responsibility, scholarship, citizenship and leadership.

Students were presented with certificates of merit. Inducted members will wear their NTHS stoles during their high school commencement ceremonies in June and will be recognized as honor graduates.

Keynote speaker, Andy Madura, director of Transportation, Facilities and Food Service at SAD 61, was presented with an Honorary Membership into the Lake Region Chapter of NTHS.

Andy, a graduate of LRVC Automotive Technology Program and a longtime SAD 61 staff member, was surprised when presented with a plaque.

NTHS co-advisors Audrey Langley, Shawn McDermott, Kathianne Shorey and Sally Thompson coordinated the event. Many instructors from various vocational programs provided areas of expertise and helped to make this event possible: John Mayo, Nichelle Gardner, Jeannette Vanidestine, Courtney Kennedy, Tami Prescott, Eric Botka and Steve Christy.

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