Weekly Feature

2014-04-03 / Education

Students inducted into National Technical Honor Society

Four students from the West Seneca Central School District were recently inducted into the National Technical Honor Society.

East High students Paul Budziszewski, Electrical Systems and Christian Clark, Auto Technician Training, were joined by Adam Hummel and Carl Stauch from West, who both completed automotive training.

The four students were among nearly 130 high school seniors, representing 20 school districts from across the region, that were inducted. The ceremony celebrated the academic accomplishments of students from Erie 1 BOCES three career and technical centers: Harkness, Kenton and Potter.

Students, faculty, family members and friends gathered on March 13 in the auditorium of Maryvale High School for the induction ceremony. Carolyn Bright, from the New York Department of Labor, was the evening's keynote speaker. Following a presentation of certificates, the students took the NTHS pledge of excellence.

Four students were inducted from West Seneca Central School District in recognition of their efforts in their Erie 1 BOCES programs. The mission of the NTHS is to honor student achievement and leadership, promote educational excellence, and enhance career opportunities for its NTHS membership. To be eligible, a student must be nominated by their teacher, have at least a 90 GPA in the nominating course, an overall GPA of 85 and be active in a career and technical organization.

There are 19 school districts that are components of Erie 1 BOCES. Those districts are able to enroll in a variety of instructional and non-instructional services offered by Erie1 BOCES.

For more than 55 years, Erie 1 BOCES has been helping area school districts further contain costs by assisting them with district office functions such as cooperative purchasing, health insurance benefits, policy development and technology services.

Erie 1 BOCES provides some of the most exciting one- and two-year educational opportunities available as part of public education to high school students in Western New York. More than 25 career and technical education programs are offered to 11th and 12th graders at three state-of-the-art career and technical centers: Harkness, Kenton and Potter as well as various off-site locations. To learn more, visit www.e1b.org/cte.

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