PIQUA — The Upper Valley Career Center inducted 60 new members into the National Technical Honor Society on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. Jason Haak, executive director, and Matt Meyer, Student Services director, visited each of the five Career and Technical Student Organizations to announce the honors and conduct the induction ceremony. A reception honoring the NTHS students was held immediately following the induction ceremonies. Representative from each of the associate high schools were invited to attend the reception to congratulate their students.
National Technical Honor Society honors student achievement and leadership, promotes educational excellence, and enhances career opportunities for technical students. The organization has 3,000 member schools and colleges. Haak told new inductees that Upper Valley has been an NTHS member since 1992.
The criteria for NTHS requires career-tech students to maintain 98% or better attendance and have a 3.5 or better GPA their junior year at the Upper Valley Career Center. Each inductee was recommended by their career-technical instructor based on citizenship and character. Students who join the honor society are asked to continue demonstrating academic achievement, skills development, leadership, honesty, responsibility, and good character.
Shelby County NTHS inductees are:
• Anna High School: Blake Ike, Manufacturing and Machining Technologies; Macey Richard, Cosmetology; Parker Russell, Electrical Trades; Brooke Werling, Cosmetology.
• Botkins High School: Edward Kill, Aerospace Occupations; Matthew Oellerman, Manufacturing and Machining Technologies.
• Fairlawn High School: Jacob Ward, Environmental Occupations.
• Fort Loramie High School: Emily Barhorst, Cosmetology; Dillon Braun, Manufacturing and Machining Technologies; Lindsay Bruggeman, Cosmetology; Lane Eilerman, HVAC/R Technologies; Caitlin Meyer, Design and Digital Print Technologies; Makenzie Ranly, Early Childhood Education and Care; Bradyn Ransdell, Aerospace Occupations; Avory Smith, Medical Careers Academy.
• Houston High School: Tristan Brandenburg, Computer Information Technologies; Joshuah Douglas, Automotive Technologies; Tristen Paul, Environmental Occupations; Mason Sanders, HVAC/R Technologies; Mason Schaffer, Welding Technologies.
• Jackson Center High School: Shelby Ducat, Design and Digital Print Technologies.
• Russia High School: Mitchell Heuing, Electrical Trades; Levi Lavy, Welding Technologies; Olivia Quinter, Cosmetology; Avery Shefbuch, Early Childhood Education and Care.
• Sidney High School: Pauline Frank, Medical Careers Academy; Max Hawk, Welding Technologies; Christian Smith, Design and Digital Print Technologies; Zachary Webb, Aerospace Occupations.