First NTHS Meeting for Leesville

Students in NTHS gather around for their first meeting in the 2017-2018 school year. Recognized for their achievements in their CTE classes, NTHS members receive both scholarship opportunities and cords at graduation time. (Photo courtesy of Ray Youman)Students in NTHS gather around for their first meeting in the 2017-2018 school year. Recognized for their achievements in their CTE classes, NTHS members receive both scholarship opportunities and cords at graduation time. (Photo courtesy of Ray Youman)

Leesville hosted its first annual National Technical Honors Society (NTHS) meeting on Friday, October 27. NTHS aims to foster professional relationships and experience between high schoolers, their Career and Technical Education (CTE) classes, and potential future employers.

A high school oriented organization, NTHS is recognized as the “leader in the recognition of outstanding student achievement in career and technical education.” The organization requires a prerequisite of three completed CTE courses taken before enrollment, as well as nominations from two different CTE teachers for those who choose to apply. Due to its recognition by Leesville, those enrolled in the society receive a cord at their senior graduation.

Aside from the benefits of recognition for students’ hard work in their CTE classes, NTHS also hands out over $250,000 in scholarships annually to the top CTE students involved. With plenty of CTE courses at Leesville to choose from, it’s easy for bright and prospective students to get involved.

CTE courses entail a wide variety of work-related studies that go beyond that of a typical high school’s core curriculum. Such opportunities include Core Construction, Personal Finance, and Computer Science, among countless others.

Students may also venture outside of school to help the local community. “We have two upcoming community service projects for November.” said Talya Suber, president of the club.

Interested in joining NTHS? Stop by Room 138 in the Main Building and pick up an application for the second semester from Mrs. Laird.

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