Membership in the National Technical Honor Society is dependent upon outstanding characteristics in many areas of a student’s life.
In addition to scholarship, the students are rated on such qualities as leadership, service, citizenship, skill, honesty, and responsibility. Students are expected to achieve in all areas before membership is extended by the Society.
Superintendent Kenneth Morrison opened the ceremony with an explanation of the history of the Elizabeth Abbott Chapter and Principal Ken Kappel shared the purpose of the National Technical Honor Society.
Current members of the National Technical Honor Society explained to the student body the attributes that comprise the Honor Society qualifications.
Current members of the National Technical Honor Society include seniors Taylor Dryden, Cyra Jones, Matt Mansell, and Tyler Miller (Engineering Design); Mariah Conger, Kayla Dryden, Nicole Payton, Kara Solomon, and Chris Taylor (Allied Health Science); Brandon Kirk (Metal Fabrication); and Samantha Welch (Medical Information Tech).
Mr. Steve Olivieri, Advisor, then began the tapping ceremony. The following students were selected for membership in the Elizabeth Abbott Chapter of the National Technical Honor Society for 2012: Morgan Adams, senior Cosmetology, Bethel-Tate; Travis Bee, junior Engineering Design, Bethel-Tate; Catherine Bennett, senior Allied Health Science, New Richmond; Amber Buckley, junior Cosmetology, New Richmond; Garrek Canter, senior Automotive Service Technology, Bethel-Tate; Mickayla Dahlheimer, senior Medical Information Tech, Bethel-Tate; DeeAnna Dameron, senior Cosmetology, Bethel-Tate; Jake Foster, senior Engineering Design, Felicity-Franklin; Samantha Gregory, senior Teacher Academy, New Richmond; Rachel Heflin, senior Teacher Academy, New Richmond; Brianna Hobbs, senior Medical Information Tech, Felicity-Franklin; Michelle Lindquist, senior Horticulture, New Richmond; Shelby Lucas, senior Allied Health Science, Felicity-Franklin; Sarah Moore, senior Cosmetology, Bethel-Tate; Christopher Paul, senior Allied Health Science, Felicity-Franklin; Ashley Perry, senior Horticulture, Bethel-Tate; Casey Posey, senior Teacher Academy, Williamsburg; Toshia Reffit, senior Teacher Academy, New Richmond; Heather Tatman, junior Allied Health Science, Felicity-Franklin Brittney Taylor, senior Cosmetology, Felicity-Franklin; Jeremy Trester, senior Engineering Design, Bethel-Tate; Mackenzie Turner, senior Teacher Academy, Felicity-Franklin; Sarah Van Over, senior Teacher Academy, Bethel-Tate; Brittany Warren, senior Medical Information Tech, Williamsburg; Clayton Wehrum, senior Engineering Design, Felicity-Franklin; Alyssa Weis, senior Allied Health Science, Bethel-Tate; and Phillip White, junior Automotive Service Technology, Felicity-Franklin.
Following the ceremony, the inductees were welcomed into the chapter by presiding members at a reception for the new inductees, their parents and special guests. The faculty and staff of Grant Career Center expressed their pleasure with the outstanding accomplishments of the students and their firm belief in the motto of the Society, “Success Favors the Prepared Mind.”