The National Technical Honor Society of the Career Center recently held induction of new members and reception for students selected for membership. Forty-one young men and women and their guests were invited to the reception.
The National Technical Honor Society, formed in 1984, recognizes outstanding career and technical students for achievement in seven competency areas, including skill, honesty, service, responsibility, scholarship, citizenship, and leadership. Locally, the Washington County Career Center has honored students for 21 years. This year, 20 new initiates have been inducted at a ceremony on May 5 at the Career Center.
The new initiates are: Jonathan Anderson, Fort Frye junior, Landscape Construction & Turf Management program, son of Kevin and Carol Anderson of Beverly; Alisha Bable, Warren senior, Medical College Prep program, daughter of Greg and Carol Antill of Marietta; McKenzie Biehl, Warren junior, Health Information Technology program, daughter of Allen and Mandy Biehl of Marietta; Tia Carpenter, Fort Frye junior, Cosmetology program, daughter of Amanda Sampe of Lowell and granddaughter of George and Ruth Erb of Lowell; Brianna Cline, Warren senior, Landscape Construction & Turf Management program, daughter of Tommy Cline of Vincent and Cheryl Cline of Barlow; Joshua Craig, Fort Frye junior, Building Technology/Carpentry program, son of Matt and Alicia Craig of Waterford; Michael Dillon, Belpre junior, Medical College Prep program, son of Jason and Tricia Fontaine of Belpre; Seth Foutty, Frontier junior, Welding program, son of Steve and Kara Foutty of Newport; Kyle Gregory, Fort Frye junior, Computer Graphics program, son of Rusty and Tammy Gregory of Beverly; Kathryn Hecknauer, Marietta junior, Medical College Prep program, daughter of Mike and Erica Neville of Marietta ; Chayse Hostottle, Belpre junior, Medical College Prep program, son of Phil Hostottle of Hockingport and April Hostottle of Belpre ; Jacob Merckle, Frontier junior, Heavy Equipment program, son of Jeff and Kathy Merckle of New Matamoras; Nicole Neslein, Waterford senior, Sports Medicine & Exercise Science program, daughter of James and Candice Alexander of Waterford; Alex Perry, Belpre junior, Sports Medicine & Exercise Science program, son of Paul and Shawn Perry of Belpre; Tyler Ritchey, Marietta senior, Building Technology/Carpentry program, son of Jim and Pam Ritchey of Marietta; Tiffany Sampson, Warren junior, Medical College Prep program, daughter of Troy Sampson of Huntington, W.Va. and Jane Casey of Coolville; Paige Schultheis, Fort Frye senior, Cosmetology program, daughter of Rick and Nancy Schultheis of Lowell; Brett Seese, Fort Frye junior, Electricity program, son of Doug and Angie Seese of Lowell; Victoria VanDyke, Warren junior, Medical College Prep program, daughter of Richard and Vanessa VanDyke of Little Hocking; and Kenneth White, Warren junior, Diesel Truck Mechanics program, son of Greg and Betty White of Stockport.
Sitting, from left: Joshua Craig, Jonathan Anderson, Seth Foutty, Jacob Merckle, Kenneth White, Chandler Lang, Isaac Roush, Jordan Anderson, and Phillip Ellis; second row, from left: Brianna Cline, Julie Chidester, Tia Carpenter, Kelsey Johnson, Jacqueline Stephens, Jessica Miskimens, Paige Schultheis, and Mary Kaltenbach; third row, from left: Jamie Davis, Jessica Flowers, Alisha Bable, Kathryn Hecknauer, Holly Becker, Kady Johnson, Kayleigh Butler, and Victoria VanDyke; back row, from left: Brandon Nash, Kyle Gregory, Tyler Ritchey, Brett Seese, Zacharias Miller, Corey Miller, and Kayla Kirby; not pictured: McKenzie Biehl, Elizabeth Crum, Michael Dillon, Brennen Ferrell, Austin Heiss, Chayse Hostottle, Nicole Neslein, Alex Perry, and Tiffany Sampson.
Career Center students are selected for membership based upon scholarship (3.8 Career Center GPA), teacher recommendations, and exemplifying the seven ideals of Skill, Honesty, Service, Responsibility, Scholarship, Citizenship and Leadership. Many Washington County Career Center students over the years have been members of both the Career Center Honor Society and their respective home school honor society.