Apalachee High School hosted their first National Technical Honor Society Induction Ceremony on April 18, 2023. This year, advisors Amanda Pugh and William Wingfield formed the first chapter at the school since 2006. National Technical Honor Society recognizes the accomplishments of an outstanding group of students with one of the highest honors in Career & Technical Education. Since 1984, NTHS has been the honor society for Career and Technical Education, serving high schools, career centers, community & technical colleges, and universities. Recognizing over 50,000 new members annually, NTHS exists to advocate for and empower all students to pursue the technical and academic skills needed to build their careers and a skilled global workforce.
From celebrating the excellence shown in developing their skills, to offering nearly $300,000 in scholarships each year, the National Technical Honor Society believes in empowering each of our students in their journey to develop the skills they will need to build a career they will love. Thirty-seven students were inducted for membership based on their skill development and academic achievement in their Career & Technical courses and fourteen of the members also earned the LAPSEN Endorsement (by successfully completing a Law & Public Safety pathway).
The following are the qualifications for earning a National Technical Honor Cord at Apalachee High School:
- Students must have and maintain an overall GPA of 82.5.
- Students must have and maintain an overall average of 87.5 in their Career and Technical course pathway.
- Students must be a paid member of a Career and Technical Student Organization; and
- Students must complete 10 hours of community service during their high school years.
Each member must maintain each of the qualifications during their senior year in order to receive the purple and white honor cord at Senior Honor Night. In addition, Law & Public Safety students that successfully complete the pathway can also earn a LAPSEN (Law & Public Safety Education Network) medallion. This year we are excited to cord our first group of senior inductees at Senior Honor Night on May 8, 2023. This year’s student inductees into National Technical Honor Society were enrolled in one or more of the following pathways: Agriculture Education; Audio, Video, Technology & Film; Engineering & Technology; Family & Consumer Science; Healthcare Science; JROTC and Law & Public Safety. The inductees were also members of one or more of the following CTSOs (Career and Technical Student Organizations): FBLA; FCCLA; FFA; HOSA; SkillsUSA; and TSA.
Congratulations to the new inductees of the National Technical Honor Society at Apalachee High School.
Pictured: (* Denotes students that also received the LAPSEN Endorsement)
Front row from left to right: Lyzeasia Watson, Akosua Opoku, *Ka’Niyah Swan, Carlie Lumpkin, Tinsley Edens (Chapter Secretary), *Rhyan Rogers (Chapter President), *Dayla Taylor (Chapter Vice-President), Cheyenne Wardell, and *Halle Barber
Second row from left to right: Destinii Cadle, *Joy Oladosu, *Cheyanne Zahm, Andy Serrato, Crystal Ramos-Reyes, Anglina Garcia, Dylan Bankston, Txangyeeng Lani Xiong, Mychaela Mobley, and Angie Palma
Back row from left to right: Zachary Bryant, Hunter Sorrells, Nicole Ferandez, and Nermina Donovic
Not Pictured: Jayden Barajas (Chapter Treasurer); Members: Arley Acosta, *Cyara Bradford, Aiden Delvo, *Tina Do, Ava Goodman, *Peyton Herrington, *John William Jira, *Maggie McBride, *Koreen Mathis, *Cynthia Quartermaine, *Raelyn Ridgeway, Hannah Sullivan, *Desirae Tanner and Katie Warrington