During Career and Technical Education Week, 76 Southwest Technology Center students were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS). NTHS is the acknowledged leader in the recognition of outstanding student achievement in career and technical education. As a member school, Southwest Technology Center encourages higher scholastic achievement, cultivates a desire for personal excellence and helps top students find success in today’s highly competitive workplace. NTHS also awards an increasing number of scholarships each year to its members. NTHS was created to honor student achievement and leadership, promote educational excellence and enhance career opportunities for the NTHS membership. The vision of NTHS is to be the leader in providing recognition for excellence in career and technical education and creating significant occupational opportunities for America’s top work- force education students. There are seven attributes in selecting the NTHS student and chapter advisor and also SWTC counselor, RaChel’ Smith, met with instructors and students in the selection process to ensure the seven attributes were met by all NTHS selected students. The first of the seven attributes is “KNOWLEDGE” which is the familiarity, awareness, or understanding gained through experience or study. This represents the knowledge gained through experience and study in the student’s technical program. “SKILL” is the use of knowledge to develop great ability and expertness necessary to make a positive difference in a particular occupational field. “HONESTY” is the quality of being truthful, trustworthy, and fair with everyone while at work or play. “SERVICE” is giving assistance and being ready and able to provide a helpful and useful act. “RESPONSIBILITY” involves the ability to act without guidance or superior authority and being answerable for their actions. “SCHOLARSHIP” is the distinctive mark of one who has mastered an area of learning, as reflected in the quality of his/her work, especially with respect to scope, thoroughness, and care. “CITIZENSHIP” is being entitled with full civil rights and exercising the duties, rights, and privileges of this status. “LEADERSHIP” is the responsibility of serving as a guiding force, and directing the way by going first with courage and confidence.
Students from ten SWTC programs were selected for NTHS. The students selected from Automotive Technology are Crede Alejandre, Savanna Hurst, Cody Barnard, Alex Bearden, Malcom Lee, Tyler Davis, Rickey Richhart, Alanna Sterling, Brian Bryant and Bryant Tunstalle. Aviation and Aerospsce Technology Students are Michael Woodward, Megan Babbit, Holly Clark, Tanner Cole, Trey Furrh, Brendan Kelly, Shawn Moriarity, Tanny Mungaven, Jason Parker, Jessica Walser and Collin Stone. Students from Business and Computer Technology: Sheena Clouser, Amber Duren, Elizabeth Gutierrez and Dusty Sollins. BioMedical Science students are: Mackenzie Briscoe, Haley Friesen, Brandon Lundmark, Shanna Nuckolls, Savannah Phillips, Cynthia Bomboy, Beth Braddock, Hannah Davis, Logan Hukill and Brekyn Worbes. Construction Trades students are: Jasmine Aviles, Andres Benitez, Clay Davis, Michael Fairchild, Miguel Macias, Jose Martinez, Terry Weidner, Brandon Green, Tulmau Jordan, Nicholas Macias, Andres Ortiz, Chance Selvidge and Juan Lerma. Cosmetology students are: Geena Craig, Tessalyn Duncan, Emily Hand, Carsyn King, Mandy Goodson, Lily Grant, Darian Brown, Robert Ruiz and Tanya Gambill. Electronics Technology students are: Cody McGinley, William McCarter and Hung Ho. Health Science Technology students are: Bryanna Adams, Jayci Carothers, Brittnie Edgar, Tosha Gildon, Nic Graham, Tristen Granados, Karina Martinez, Aeriel Robinson, Stacy Wyrick, Felicity Diaz, Gabrielle Hartin, Kelly Mulkey, Jasmine Thomas and Brooke Vielma. Mechatronics Technology student Canyon Jones and Service Careers Technology student Justin Robinson.
All students and family members were treated to lunch during the annual luncheon in celebration of Career and Technical Education Week. The program began with a welcome from SWTC Chief Operating Officer, Rodger Kerr and the explanation of the organization’s purpose, colors and emblem was presented by Director of Student Services, Ericka Wiginton. Students were then led in the NTHS pledge by counselor, RaChel’ Smith then the instructors of the respective programs presented membership certificates and pins. Family members and guests were also recognized for their dedication in helping the students become successful in their scholastic achievement.