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NTHS welcomes Tonawanda seniors

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 six students from Tonawanda High School. Joining NTHS from the following programs were Tonawanda seniors Joseph Amato, Culinary Arts; Alyssa Browning, Engineering & Robotics II; Marra Bukowski, Intro to Nursing; Cassandra Fritzke, Animal Science; Brian Lonie, Automotive Technology; and Kelsey Wood, Animal Science.

Lisa Schmidt, vice president and chief operating officer of Buffalo General Medical Center, provided an inspirational keynote address. An induction ceremony followed her address, 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.

Tonawanda Kenton students

Above: From left -- Front row: Kenton Career & Technical Center students Cassandra Fritzke (Animal Science), Marra Bukowski (Intro to Nursing) and Kelsey Wood (Animal Science). Back row: Joseph Amato (Culinary Arts) and Brian Lonie (Automotive Technology).

Tonawanda Harkness student

Above: Harkness Career & Technical Center student Alyssa Browning (Engineering & Robotics II).