• Seven Kenmore East students inducted into National Technical Honor Society 

    A total of 152 students representing 19 local school districts were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) this month. Students from Erie 1 BOCES’ three technical centers – Harkness, Kenton and Potter – were recognized for their academic performance and commitment to learning. 

    The seven Kenmore East students inducted into NTHS included: Samuel Fanara, Madeline Herman, Shelby Licht, Emma McElligott, Kimberly Michalski, Carolyn Pudlewski and Kesean Redmond. The students represent a total of six programs offered by Erie 1 BOCES, including: Animal Science, Baking & Pastry Arts, Basic Nursing Skills, Building Trades, Digital Media and Web Technologies & Game Programming. 

    The student candidates were inducted into Erie 1 BOCES chapter of the NTHS at 7 p.m. on March 17 at Maryvale High School’s auditorium. They were supported by family and friends, their career and technical education teachers and administrators, as well as administrators from area school districts. 

    Frank Todaro, president and chief executive officer of Collision Masters and an alumnus of the Harkness Career & Technical Center, was the keynote speaker. The induction ceremony was then followed by the presentation of student certificates and closed with the NTHS pledge of excellence. 

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

    As part of public education, Erie 1 BOCES offers a variety of career and technical programs during the normal school day to high school students in Erie County. High school students interested in learning more about how they can participate in various programs such as Web Technologies and Game Programming, Basic Nursing Skills, or Aviation Technology, should visitwww.e1b.org or speak with their high school counselor. 
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