Nine Deer Lakes students to be inducted into National Technical Honor Society
Nine Deer Lakes High School students are among the 65 A.W. Beattie Career Center will induct into the National Technical Honor Society. The students are Alexandra Bowser (Cosmetology), Braden Brennan (Carpentry), Abigail Emery (Health and Nursing), Heather Mackey (Veterinary Sciences), Roman Olup (Sports Medicine), Eleesa Sappe (Health and Nursing), Gabrielle Weber (Sports Medicine), Haley Zalus (Dental Careers) and Jessica Zalus (Veterinary Sciences).
Thousands of schools and colleges have a chapter of the honor society, which recognizes outstanding student performance and character in career and technical education. Each chapter has unique standards for induction.
A.W. Beattie students must maintain a 3.0 GPA of higher on a 4.0 scale in their home school districts, have at least a 93 percent grade in their CTE program, miss no more than five days of school, have no disciplinary actions and be a member of a service organization or participate in an extracurricular activity.
“I am extremely proud of our students,” A.W. Beattie School Counselor and NTHS Advisor Kim Zylinski said. “They work very hard in their district as well as their career program to earn this opportunity. These students go on to do great things in the world and often return to Beattie to help continue the school’s mission to prepare students to be college and career ready.”
The 65 inductees will join 25 students who have been a member of NTHS for at least one year at an upcoming ceremony, which will begin at 6 p.m., March 13 at A.W. Beattie Career Center.
Inductees may invite two guests for the dinner and ceremony. Current members may have one guest. A.W. Beattie’s Joint Operating Committee and school district staff will also attend.
“Hard work should be recognized, which is why the ceremony is important,” Zylinski said. “It is a reminder that our student body are extraordinary young men and women who possess talents and skills that are valued in today’s society.”