By ABBY SLOSS
On Nov. 17, 2023, six Venango Technology Center (VTC) students from Cranberry High School were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS). The students are Seth Deloe, Chayden Bauer, Justin Oliver, Samuel Yashinski, Aliah Kay, and Emily Murray.
NTHS helps fund students and allows them to be recognized for their achievements in the field of Career and Technical Education. There are over one million alumni and $300,000 in scholarship money is awarded annually.
Kay explains, “Personally, I am glad I had the opportunity to at least apply, and happy I made it in. There are many benefits, along with many scholarships just through NTHS, that are made for tech students in particular. It’s a great program and will be a big help to me in moving on out of high school and into my future with upcoming college, and even future jobs.”
The requirements for getting into NTHS include maintaining an unweighted 3.0 GPA, at both VTC and Cranberry High School, and having a clear path for a technical major. The student must also complete an essay, fill out an application, and provide letters of recommendation from two teachers. All of this is reviewed by a faculty council that determines the student’s membership.
VTC and Kay advise students who want to get into NTHS to “Stay focused and on task, while also getting work done in a timely manner. Being truly interested in what it is you’re doing at tech is also a huge factor, as well as knowing that it is something you want to pursue in your future. It is also important to keep good attendance.”
Abby Sloss is a student at Cranberry High School and a member of Cranberry Chronicles, the school’s journalism/publications class.