Each spring semester, Career and Technical Education teachers nominate students for induction into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS). NTHS is an honor organization recognizing the best and brightest students that have concentrated in a Career and Technical Education program. Students are nominated by teachers in their CTE program areas and then invited to apply for membership into NTHS. Teachers not only take in to account the students’ grade point average, but they also consider character traits including: leadership, citizenship, honesty, work habits, attitude, and school attendance. This year’s induction ceremonies were held on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at South Middle School.
Students inducted into the Red River High School chapter of the National Technical Honor Society: Julia Aase, Joseph Aymond, Abby Beczkalo, Emily Brekke, Chase Christen, Matthew Collings, Courtney Comeau, Lexie Dahlen, Kenzie Dorsher, Sarah Hanson, Erik Hanson, Tyler Keeher, Nick Liu, Joshua Pierce, Dan Raymond, Bardy Regimbal, Chris Rieth, Ellie Ripplinger, Mitch Rogers, Hadley Steffen, Billy Sturman, Helen Thomas, Jennifer Trader, Mia Treuer, Sydney Vorachek, Allison Walker, Matthew Yaeger
Students inducted into the Grand Forks Central High School chapter of the National Technical Honor society: Jason Betancourt, Samantha Burkett, Taylor Corbett, Taylor Crafton, Shelby Curtis, Jory Davidson, Nikolina Dogan, Sam Flaagan, Brandon Fontaine, Paige Gault, Killian Gause, Brandon Glimsdahl, Jamie Griggs, Mikayla Gustafson, Britni Hart, Ted Helgeson, Katie Janes, Casey Johnson, Amy Kapocius, Parker Luney, Megan Meyer, Austin Olson, Jenna Paintner, Taylor Ray, Katarina Reller, Genevieve Spicer and Natasha Stadstad.
As part of the annual NTHS Induction Ceremony, each new inductee is asked to recognize one teacher who has had a profound influence on their life. The inductees present this Very Important Teacher with a VIT apple award along with a personalized essay describing their impact. In addition to honoring these influential instructors, recognition is also given to a community member or organization that has provided exceptional support to Career and Technical Education by awarding them honorary membership into NTHS.
This year’s honorary membership was awarded to Altru Health System. Rick Gessler and Kathy Langowski were present to receive this honor and a plaque on Altru’s behalf.
Darrel Casperson, Grand Forks Central NTHS Advisor