Southeast Region Career and Technology Center recognizes and honors students for outstanding achievement in their respective career/technical program. This recognition is achieved through a process that evaluates students on the basis of exemplary academic performance, active participation in the co curricular activities that relate to their program of study, leadership development, a positive attitude, and good citizenship.
The highest recognition of students in career/technical programs is through membership in the Southeast Region Career and Technology Center Chapter of the National Technical Honor Society.
The four step process for selection for membership into the National Technical Honor Society is outlined as follows:
1) Students must achieve a 95% grade point average through the third quarter of their senior year in their chosen career/technical program.
2) Students must maintain a 3.5 overall grade point average in course work taken at their home school. The cumulative GPA is calculated at the end of the first semester of a student’s senior year.
3) All students must be nominated by their program instructor on the basis of the following desirable character traits; curricular involvement, youth group membership, good attendance, positive work habits, safety consciousness, high level interpersonal skills, trustworthiness, honesty, positive attitude, above average leadership, a good work ethic, citizenship, reliability, and pride in a job well done.
4) Students must pass the review process established by the faculty review council. The council is made up of career/technical instructors, local school principals, and center director.
The National Technical Honor Society nomination process and selection procedure have been approved by the Board of Education of the Southeast Region Career and Technology Center. It is through this approved selection process that the Center Board seeks to recognize those students who exemplify the high standards required for membership also comes the obligation of each student to use their talents and skills for the betterment of others and to become active and productive members of society. There are several intrinsic reasons a student may desire membership in the National Technical Honor Society. Membership in the NTHS is the highest honor that the Southeast Region Career and Technology Center can bestow on a student. Membership is an honor and a prestigious public recognition of outstanding student achievement. Members are recognized by employers, government officials, and college officials as possessing many of the qualities and characteristics which are indicators of future success.
Some of the immediate benefits for students include the following:
- Induction at a recognition function during the spring of each year.
- A Certificate of Membership.
- Each member is presented with a membership card and pin from the national organization.
- Recognition at graduation including a special graduation diploma seal and entitlement to wear the NTHS Honor Cord during commencement.
- Various press releases in local papers and on the radio.
- Up to three letters of recommendation from the National Technical Honor Society.
Selection Procedure for the Southeast Region Career and Technical Honor Society:
Step 1: In January of each year, the Center Director will prepare a list of eligible seniors who have earned a 95% or higher average in their respective career/technical class. This list will be cross-referenced with the home school principals to determine which students also meet the eligibility criteria of maintaining a 3.5 grade point average in their entire high school course of study. Students who meet these initial requirements will have their names submitted to their program instructor by February 15 of each year.
Step 2: Faculty members will review the names and complete an official National Technical Honor Society instructor nomination form for appropriately chosen students who meet the criteria.
Step 3: Candidate nomination forms are to be submitted to the Center Director on or before March 1. A meeting of the faculty review committee will take place prior to March 15 of each year to determine final selection.
Step 4: Students will be notified of their status by April 1. Following notification, students will be informed of the process of induction into the NTHS.
Step 5: Parents and eligible students will be invited to a recognition function which will include student participation in a formal induction service. At the recognition service, students will receive their certificate and membership pin.
Step 6: Each candidate will receive a NTHS diploma seal and an honors cord that may be worn at commencement exercises.
2021 National Technical Honor Society Members
From top left going down: Garret Meehl – Oakes, Christian Mathias – North Sargent, Ethan Witt – Wyndmere, Matthew Heley – Lidgerwood, Chase Schmitt – Richland #44, Julia Quam – Wyndmere, Grace Day -Oakes, Sierra Strenge – Wyndmere, Hailey Arth – Lidgerwood, Levi Metcalf – Wyndmere, Katie Willprecht – Lidgerwood, Alec Helgeson – Wahpeton, MacKenna Toyne – Lisbon, Drew Frolek – Lidgerwood, Abigail Peterson – Ellendale, Treyton Link – Wahpeton, Alex Huber – Edgeley, Parker Strege – Wyndmere, Kiersten Boehm – Richland #44, Sadie Hansen – Oakes, Chloe Rubish – Wahpeton, Ashlie Mauch – Wyndmere, KyAnna Halmrast – North Sargent, Alexandra Puetz – Wyndmere, Adrianna Wisner – Oakes, Jaida Downs – Lidgerwood, Brayden Wehseler – North Sargent and Wyatt Moch – Edgeley.