The Apalachee High School chapter of the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) has been named as one of the 2023 recipients of the Silver Star of Excellence Award. This award recognizes the achievement of National Technical Honor Society Chapters that maintain active status, grow their membership, foster business/industry partnerships, and excel in the reflection, implementation, and understanding of the NTHS Seven Attributes: Skill, Honesty, Service, Responsibility, Scholarship, Citizenship, and Leadership.
"Our NTHS chapter was successful this year because we had a great chapter officer team: Rhyan Rogers (President); Dayla Taylor (Vice-President); Tinsley Edens (Secretary) and Jayden Barajas (Treasurer). These young ladies provided a solid foundation for our chapter to really grow in the upcoming year. NTHS provides opportunities for our students beyond the classroom. Whether they choose to attend a technical college; 4 year-college; or enter the workforce, they will leave our school prepared." (Advisor Amanda Pugh)
During the past school year, Apalachee High School's NTHS chapter formed their first active NTHS chapter since 2007; hosted monthly chapter meetings; participated in community service events in conjunction with our AHS SkillsUSA Chapter; 17 members were Stop the Bleed Certified and they hosted their first formal NTHS Induction Ceremony. In addition, 24 seniors received a NTHS Honor Cord; 12 seniors also received a LAPSEN (Law & Public Safety Education Network) medallion for completing a Law & Public Safety pathway; and 2 seniors received a NTHS stole for serving as NTHS local chapter officers. Their members have painted ornaments for the Yargo Elementary School Cookies with Santa event; participated In AHS campus clean up and collected books to donate to Adventure Bags. Their NTHS chapter was established in 2022 and, to date, has inducted 37 members, with 14 members receiving the LAPSEN (Law & Public Safety Education Network) Endorsement.
Pictured: (* Denotes students who also received the LAPSEN Endorsement - Law & Public Safety Education Network)
Front row L-R: 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 L-R: Destinii Cadle, *Joy Oladosu, *Cheyanne Zahm, Andy Serrato, Crystal Ramos-Reyes, Angelina Garcia, Dylan Bankston, Txangyeeng Lani Xiong, Mychaela Mobley, and Angie Palma
Back row L-R: Zachary Bryant, Hunter Sorrells, Nicole Fernandez, 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
Since 1984, NTHS has been the honor society for CTE, 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.
To learn more about NTHS and the Silver Star of Excellence Award, visit nths.org.