CTE Director Tony Fogleman of Cleveland County Schools provided opening and closing remarks at the ceremony. The four student presidents for the high school chapters led the candle lighting ceremony while the school principals recognized CTE teachers, new student inductees, and senior members. Several hundred people, including parents, Cleveland County Schools’ staff, and board of education members, attended the ceremony.
Membership into the NTHS is by invitation only. Students are nominated by their CTE teachers because they are juniors or seniors who have demonstrated academic excellence and good character. They must have taken four or more CTE credits within one of the North Carolina career clusters, including an advanced level CTE course. Students must also earn and maintain the required grade point average to qualify for membership.
NTHS students receive a certificate of membership, window decal, graduation tassel, lapel pin, diploma seal, and an honor cord to wear at graduation. NTHS awards over $200,000 in scholarships annually to its members. The organization provides students with up to three letters of recommendation that can be used for college, scholarship or employment applications. These students will again be recognized during each high school’s awards day and graduation ceremonies at the end of the school year.
NTHS, founded in 1984, promotes seven attributes and recognizes students who demonstrate those attributes: skill, honesty, service, responsibility, scholarship, citizenship, and leadership. The organization encourages higher education and strives to provide recognition, scholarship and career opportunities to students who excel in the area of Career and Technical Education.
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