(Bradenton, FL—December 5, 2018) Manatee Technical College inducted 59 students into the National Technical Honor Society on December 4, 2018.
The hour-long ceremony officially recognized the students’ membership in the country’s foremost scholastic honor society for excellence in career and technical education. Only the top two percent of the students in the United States are nominated for membership.
“Most importantly, they possess the characteristics of honesty, responsibility, and excellent work ethics,” NTHS advisor and MTC career counselor Kathleen Matthews told the audience.
Other characteristics desirable of honor society members are knowledge, service, skill, leadership, citizenship, and scholarship. Instructors nominate career certificate students who possess these characteristics, are more than halfway through their program, and have an A average.
The honor society motto is, “Success favors the prepared mind.”
MTC began its NTHS chapter in 1997. This is the first school-year MTC will hold two ceremonies. The spring ceremony will be in April 2019.
Other MTC staff participating in the ceremony were director Dr. Valerie Viands, assistant directors Mr. Greg McGrew and Dr. Jennifer Gilray, and career counselors Xela Brutus, Amy Gates, and Mark Toler. Deputy Superintendent Doug Wagner was also present.