(Bradenton, FL—April 23, 2014) Manatee Technical Institute inducted 175 students into the National Technical Honor Society on April 22. Fewer than two percent of America’s secondary and postsecondary students are nominated for membership.
Guidance counselor Vickie Miller led the ceremony. In her opening remarks, she recounted how MTI director Mary Cantrell, PhD, had charged her with establishing a charter at MTI in 1997. She said, “One of the visions Dr. Cantrell had for our school was that our students should be recognized for excellence by an honor society. In 1998, MTI inducted 37 students. Today, we are inducting 175.” The new inductees bring the total number of MTI students inducted into the organization to 1,185.
The purposed of NTHS is to reward scholastic achievement in occupational and/or technical education; to promote ideals of honesty, service, leadership, and skill development among America’s workforce; and to encourage the practice of high standards of personal and professional conduct and individual responsibility among the membership. The honor society motto is, “Success favors the prepared mind.”
Instructors nominate students who possess the characteristics desirable of honor society members: honesty, responsibility, service, skill, leadership, citizenship and scholarship. Students must have an A average. Adult and high school age students enrolled in a career preparation program at any MTI campus who meet these qualifications are eligible for nomination.
During the ceremony, the inductees recited the NTHS pledge to maintain the highest standard of personal conduct by applying themselves to continue a record of scholastic achievement and to strive for excellence in all aspects of their education while upholding their obligations as citizens of their community and country. Induction into the honor society is America’s foremost scholastic honor for excellence in workforce education.