LCTI students join National Technical Honor Society

From left are Hayley Werkheiser, Kylie Cloonan, Fantasia Rodriguez, Desiree Nester, Autumn Madea and Mason Creswell, the newest members of the National Technical Honor Society at LCTI.

From left are Hayley Werkheiser, Kylie Cloonan, Fantasia Rodriguez, Desiree Nester, Autumn Madea and Mason Creswell, the newest members of the National Technical Honor Society at LCTI.

SCHNECKSVILLE, Pa. | Six students were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society during a ceremony Thursday at Lehigh Career & Technical Institute.

Several dozen people, including the inductees’ family members, LCTI staff and staff from their participating high schools, were on hand for the event.

The inductees are:

  • Kylie Cloonan, a Northwestern Lehigh student who studies Criminal Justice at LCTI
  • Mason Creswell, a Salisbury student who studies Health Occupations at LCTI
  • Autumn Madea, a Catasauqua student who studies Culinary Arts at LCTI
  • Desiree Nester, a Salisbury student who studies Health Occupations at LCTI
  • Fantasia Rodriguez, a Dieruff student who studies Culinary Arts at LCTI
  • Hayley Werkheiser, a Salisbury student who studies Criminal Justice at LCTI

Career & Technical Education Director Kurt Adam noted that membership in the NTHS is highly competitive; students must maintain a grade average of 90 percent or better to be considered for induction.

“These students represent the best of the best at LCTI and their participating high schools,” he said. “They are our future. These are the men and women who are going to take care of us. They’re going to be our health care providers, they’re going to be our police officers, they’re going to be our business professionals.”

NTHS Advisor Joseph Peregrin said the inductees were chosen from a pool of 40 nominees and that only 130 LCTI students have been selected for membership during the society’s 16-year history at the school.

Also Thursday, LCTI’s former Executive Director Sandra Himes became an honorary member of the NTHS. Himes recently retired after a 36-year career in education.

She said the six student inductees represent the positive changes that have occurred in career and technical education and at LCTI over the years.

“These young people not only set the bar for career and technical education, they exceed it. They not only excel in career and technical education, they excel in academics, as well,” Himes said.

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Media Contact: Precious Petty, Public Relations Coordination, 610-799-1450, pettyp@lcti.org.

 

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