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Nine Students Inducted into National Technical Honor Society

Harkness NTHS A total of 172 students from 28 area high schools were inducted into Erie 1 BOCES’ chapter of the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) during a ceremony on March 14 at Amherst High School.


This year’s cohort included nine students from Amherst High School. Joining NTHS from the following programs were Amherst seniors Ben Jerome Flora, Electronics & Computer Tech II; Tatiana Forbes, Aviation Technology II; Patrick Fortune, Building Trades II; Blake Hendricks, Early Childhood Ed II; Julius Kay, Culinary Arts II; Jacob Lajeunesse, Sports Science; Alex LeClerc, Building Trades II; Jackson Moeller, Early Childhood Ed II; and Diana Vogel, Baking & Pastry Arts II.


Lisa Schmidt, vice president and chief operating officer of Buffalo General Medical Center, provided an inspirational keynote address. An induction ceremony followed her address, Kenton NTHS which consisted of a presentation of student certificates and the NTHS pledge of excellence.


Over the past several years, the number of students inducted into NTHS has increased. In order to qualify for acceptance into NTHS, a student must be nominated by his or her teacher, have a 90 percent or higher average in their career and technical education (CTE) course, and maintain an overall grade point average (GPA) of 85. Furthermore, students must demonstrate skill development and leadership and hone their responsibility and good character. NTHS takes a holistic approach to evaluating students’ success in the classroom.