LCTI welcomes 25 new students to NTHS chapter

Garrett Jones, a sophomore in LCTI’s Print Technology program, was one of 25 students inducted into the National Technical Honor Society during a Dec. 7, 2022 ceremony.

SCHNECKSVILE, Pa. | Lehigh Career & Technical Institute on Wednesday (Dec. 7) welcomed 25 new students to the school’s National Technical Honor Society chapter.

The students, whose stellar grades and dedication to career and technical education earned each of them a place in the exclusive organization, were feted during an induction ceremony attended by their families and friends. Principals or other administrators from the students’ sending high schools were on hand for the event, as well.

Membership in the NTHS is highly competitive; students must maintain a grade average of 90 percent or better to be considered for induction. This year’s inductees were selected from a pool of roughly 50 nominees.

That so many made the cut this year is a testament to the high quality of LCTI’s student body, Executive Lisa Greenawalt said. “This is our largest class of inductees in the history of LCTI. We’re so proud of you and your achievements.”

The 2022 inductees hail from 10 Lehigh County high schools and represent eight of LCTI’s nine school districts. They are:

Louis E. Dieruff High School

William Allen High School

Catasauqua High School

Emmaus High School

Northwestern Lehigh High School

  • Garrett Jones, Print Technology/Graphic Imaging

Parkland High School

Salisbury High School

Southern Lehigh High School

  • Gabrielle Fritchman, Health & Medical Sciences
  • Kayla Myers, Commercial Baking

Whitehall High School

  • Teagan Crosson, Print Technology/Graphic Imaging
  • Yelitza Gonzalez, Advertising Design/Commercial Art
  • Colton Hanzl, Electromechanical/Mechatronics Technology
  • Sean Kowalski, Painting & Design
  • Kerlos Rafayel, Pre-Engineering & Engineering Technology

Allentown Central Catholic High School

  • Jesse Martinez, Pre-Engineering & Engineering Technology

Ken Borger, an alumnus of LCTI’s Electrical Technology program who manages human resources for Lutron Electronics Co., was the ceremony’s featured speaker. Borger discussed his career history, highlighting successes and missteps and how he learned from each of them.

Also Wednesday, Hub Willson became an honorary member of NTHS. He is a longtime member of LCTI’s Emerging Digital Media & Social Communications (formerly Commercial Photography/Electronic Imaging) Occupational Advisory Council. Emerging Digital Media teacher David Aretz nominated Willson, of Hub Willson Photography, for the honor.

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