PIQUA — The Upper Valley Career Center inducted 60 new members into the National Technical Honor Society on Monday, Nov 6. 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. Representatives 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 percent 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.
The 2017 Upper Valley Career Center inductees for Miami County are as follows:
Bradford High School: Kurt Hoover, HVAC/R Technologies; Maia Stump, Culinary Arts; Bailey Wysong; Teacher Academy.
Covington High School: Bradley Brown, Auto Collision Repair Technologies; Brittany Daniel, Environmental Occupations; Bryce Keiser, Early Childhood Education and Care; Brandon Martin, Aerospace Occupations; Zoe Mullen, Interactive Media; Michael Retz, Ag and Power Technologies.
Miami East High School: Jacob Brown, Automotive Technologies; LeeAnn Cook, Culinary Arts; Zachary Gordon, Landscape Management.
Newton High School: Haley Pack, Exercise Science; Haley Stine, Medical Careers Academy; Ashley Vance, Cosmetology.
Piqua High School: Alexander Brady, Ag and Power Technologies; Caleb Cox, Automotive Technologies; Marianna Valverde, Early Childhood Education and Care; Bryce Walling, Automotive Technologies; Drake Widney, Electronic Applications.
Troy High School: LaTavya Grasty, Medical Careers Academy; Kaylee Heiser, Design and Digital Print Technologies; Andrew Highman, Pre-Engineering and Design Technologies; Bryson Holter, Auto Services; Alex Jenkins, Auto Collision Repair Technologies; Amber Joins, Interactive Media; Amanda Marsh, Cosmetology; Marissa Naas, Cosmetology; Carly Smith, Pre-Engineering and Design Technologies; Dylan Stoltz, Manufacturing and Machining Technologies; Anna Walker, Medical Careers Academy.