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Seniors inducted into National Technical Honor Society

Two students from the West Seneca Central School District were inducted into the Erie 1 BOCES chapter of the National Technical Honor Society during a ceremony March 14 at Amherst High School. A total of 172 students from 28 area high schools were inducted.

Joining the honor society from the following programs were West Seneca East senior Jake Lambert, auto tech; and West Seneca West senior Stephanie Dzielinski, health careers.

Lisa Schmidt, vice president and chief operating officer of Buffalo General Medical Center, provided a keynote address. An induction ceremony followed her address, which consisted of a presentation of student certificates and the National Technical Honor Society pledge of excellence.

According to BOCES, the number of students inducted into the honor society has increased over the past several years. In order to qualify for acceptance into National Technical Honor Society, a student must be nominated by his or her teacher, have a 90 percent or higher average in their career and technical education course, and maintain an overall grade point average of 85. Furthermore, students must demonstrate skill development and leadership, and hone their responsibility and good character.

BOCES believes National Technical Honor Society takes a holistic approach to evaluating students’ success in the classroom.