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National Technical Honor Society welcomes West Seneca seniors

Eight students from the West Seneca Central School District have been inducted into Erie 1 BOCES’ chapter of the National Technical Honor Society.

A total of 215 students from 27 Western New York high schools were inducted.

This year’s cohort includes four seniors from West Seneca East Senior High School and four from West Seneca West Senior High School.

The cohort from West Seneca East includes – with their Erie 1 BOCES Career and Technical Education program – Kelly Holdsworth, cosmetology; Mia Kwiatkowski, cosmetology; MacKenzie Murphy, culinary arts; and Jonathan Weitz, auto tech training.

The cohort from West Seneca West includes Russell Donaldson, building trades; Raelee Heinze, health careers/basic nursing; Emily Prise, culinary arts; and Collin Weaver, culinary arts.

In lieu of the traditional in-person induction ceremony, Erie 1 BOCES put together three separate videos honoring the inductees of the Harkness, Kenton and Potter career and technical centers. Each video includes remarks by administrators and a candlelight ceremony. Visit to watch.

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.