Chesterfield County Superintendent Dr. John E. Williams informed high school and college students they are on the pathway to becoming productive citizens by being inducted into the National Technical Honor Society during a ceremony held Thursday, Feb. 16 at Northeastern Technical College.
Nearly a hundred students from NETC and Chesterfield County’s four public high schools were recognized for their outstanding achievements while enrolled in career and occupational programs.
“By being inducted into this society, you have shown you have what it takes to become models of good citizens,” Williams said. “You have learned initiative, leadership, citizenship and scholarship. We expect each one of you to achieve your goals, whether your goals are work based, family based or faith based.”
Dr. Ron Bartley, president of NETC, and Tammy Haile, director of the Career and Technology Education (CATE) program, also congratulated students on their achievements in technical education.
Before new members were inducted, a candle lighting ceremony was conducted along with a reading about the honor society’s vision and mission statements.
Taking the NTHS Pledge for NETC were Mary Jacqueline Arant, Cynthia Susan Barnes, Christine Starling Blackburn, Sherry Lynnelle Bundy, Thirkel E. Fletcher, Horace Nathaniel Grooms, Roger Maris Guinn, David Allen Hipps, Denise Horton, Sharon R. Howle, Mary Susan Jenkins, Kenneth Newton Johnson Jr., Peggy Lee Johnson, Robert Shane Jones, Michael L. Jordan, Hannah Lyn Kostelnik Sharon Little, Ciera Danielle McQueen, Francine E. Moore, Naomi Lea Pittington, Bobby Junior Purnell, Shirley Campbell Redfearn, Deandrae Rahein Robinson, Lee Ann Robinson, Timothy Dwayne Townsend and Erin Christina White.
NTHS advisor for the College is Melisa Johnson, and co-advisors are Michael Kaltwang and Michael Black.
The NTHS was established in 1984 to honor student achievement and leadership, promote educational excellence and enhance career opportunities. NTHS is the highest award to honor excellence in career and technical education in the United States.