Seventeen outstanding Vantage seniors were recently selected as members of the Vantage chapter of the National Technical Honor Society. They were introduced and inducted at the annual NTHS banquet on December 9, 2014, held in the Commons Area. In addition to the guests of honor, parents, home school principals and counselors, and Vantage teachers and administrators attended the banquet to recognize this elite group of students.
The main purpose of the National Technical Honor Society is to reward scholastic achievement in career technical education. Membership encourages skill development, honesty, service, leadership, citizenship, and individual responsibility. In addition, students are selected for membership in NTHS as a reward for excellence in workforce education; to develop self-esteem, pride and encourage students to reach for higher levels of achievement; and to promote business and industry’s critical workplace values – honesty, responsibility, initiative, teamwork, productivity, leadership, and citizenship.
NTHS membership is the highest award for excellence in career technical education and is a reliable indicator of performance and leadership in the workplace. Students who achieved a 3.5 grade point average or better, while maintaining a 95% attendance rate at Vantage, were eligible to apply for membership. In addition to submitting a resume and writing an essay stating why they would like to be a part of the NTHS, the students also were required to obtain three teacher recommendations.
Students selected for membership in the National Technical Honor Society for the 2014-2015 school year are: Dmitry Billingsley (Continental), Network Systems, Jarett Bute (Antwerp), Welding, Brandi Calvelage (Van Wert), Health Technology, Jeremiah Dealey (Crestview), Industrial Mechanics, Caitlin Geckle (Continental), Cosmetology, Grant Gillett (Wayne Trace), Industrial Mechanics, Jasper Godeke (Antwerp), Building & Grounds, Nicholas Grote (Ottoville), Industrial Mechanics, Jenny Holbrooks (Wayne Trace), Cosmetology, David Leathers (Delphos St. John’s), Building & Grounds, Cheyenne Miller-Sweet (Antwerp), Cosmetology, Alysha Moran (Continental), Health Technology, Jill Ross (Wayne Trace), Medical Office Management, Derek Schroeder (Kalida), Precision Machining, Alexa Sikraji (Lincolnview), Cosmetology, Tyler Talboom (Delphos Jefferson), Auto Body, and Samantha Van Vlerah (Wayne Trace), Auto Body.
Congratulations to these new National Technical Honor Society members!
Newly inducted members of the Vantage 2014-2015 National Technical Honor Society. Unavailable for the photo was Cheyenne Miller-Sweet.