The National Technical Honor Society at Ogeechee Technical College (OTC) recently hosted its annual spring induction ceremony in the Joseph E. Kennedy auditorium at the College.
Twenty-nine new members who achieved and maintained at least a 3.5 grade point average, and who received recommendations from their instructors, were inducted into the organization and received their official NTHS portfolios.
Club advisor, Paula Clifton introduced the new officers and began the candle ceremony to symbolize the seven attributes of the NTHS: skill, responsibility, honesty, scholarship, leadership, service, and citizenship. The candle ceremony was followed by the pinning of the new inductees by Clifton and club president, Debbie Hodges.
“This past school year, the members of our chapter rallied the community to put together extraordinary efforts,” said Clifton. “I’m excited about our new group of inductees, they have the fire that drives them to give their time, knowledge, and energy to those who need help the most.”
The National Technical Honor Society is dedicated to recognizing excellence in career and technical education. Its mission is to honor student achievement and leadership, promote educational excellence, award scholarships, and enhance career opportunities. NTHS’s vision is to be the international leader in providing recognition for excellence in career and technical education.
To date, NTHS has awarded over 2 million dollars in scholarships through its own Jon H. Poteat scholarship, through partnered career tech student organizations, and through an incredibly generous alumni association.