Oswego County BOCES inducted 143 Career and Technical Education students into the National Technical Honor Society at a ceremony on April 18.
National Technical Honor Society is the highest recognition for outstanding students in career and technical education. Students earning this distinction demonstrate a commitment to academic excellence with a 90 or higher grade point average in their CTE class and an 80 or higher grade point average at their home school district.
In addition to exceptional grades, the honorees must also maintain an excellent attendance rate and demonstrate the following character attributes: honesty, service, responsibility, knowledge, skill, scholarship, citizenship and leadership.
Guest speakers OCB District Superintendent Christopher Todd, and Board of Education President John Shelmidine, along with Ronald Camp, Director of Career and Technical Education, congratulated and presented each inductee with a certificate of achievement, a commemorative pin, and a National Technical Honor Society honor cord. Inducted members wear the honor cord during their respective home-school graduation ceremonies in June and are recognized as honor graduates.
Representing all nine of OCB’s component school districts, the 2012 National Technical Honor Society inductees are:
(*denotes second-year member): Christina Abare, Tyler Allen, Kari Bacon*, Jacob Baker*, Nicholas Baxter, Jon Bayle, Kaitlee Benedetto, Jordan Bennett, Raymond Bentz, Andrew Bernys*, Dylan Blair, Nick Bonacorsi, Michaela Bornheimer, Austin Brutcher, William Burlingham, Adair Caldwell*, Brandon Campbell, Christine Canova*, Andy Carter, Nicole Carvey, Chelsea Claflin, Corinne Congden, Julie Corsette, Selena Craw, Kyle Cunningham, Christopher Darling, Abigail Dixon, Brian Dodge, Joseph Donhauser, Jacob Drabot*, Kylie Eldridge, Margaret Farragher-Gnadt, Brianna Favata, Tony Finch, Jaklyn Fisher, Mckayla Fox, Kayla Francisco, Jonmarie Fravor*, Brandon Freund, Michelle Gorea, Roy Graves, Jr.*, Emma-Lee Gray-Blasczienski*, Ivan Ward Grossman, Alysa Halsey, Rachel Hamon, Kendall Hampden, Benjamin Harper, Robert Harper, Bridgette Hartmann, Michael Haynes, Jeremiah Herrington, Carly Hewitt, Caitlyn Hickok, Cheyenne Hier*, Eric Hulbert, Samantha Ingersoll, Robert Janey, Dustin Jay, Devlyn Johnson, Garrett Kellogg, Alexander Kimber, Miranda Kobus, Duncan Kristensen, Mark Ladd, Derrik Lamanteer, Alicia Lauber, Mark Lauricella, Nelson Leach*, Sckyllar Lewis, Braden Lindsay, Paige Lockwood, Will Loomis, Kaitlin Lyboult*, Sarah Lynch*, Sarah Mancuso, Tyler Marsden, Zachary Mason, Kennen McBrearty, David McCann*, Steven McDougall, Nicole McMahon, Samantha McNitt*, Jesse Merritt, Amanda Midlar*, Michelle Moisan, Jessica Moore, Kayla Munger , William Niedzwecki, Kyle Norton*, Perrin Ogden, Trisha Parker*, Austin Parkhurst, Douglas Paro, Jessica Pedersen*, James Peet, Taylor Perry, Chance Porter, Richard Prent, Jessica Price, Charlene Purchas, Nicholas Rice*, Connor Riley, Tabitha Rivers, Kateland Roarick*, Lucy Rombough, Bethany Rookey, Brandon Rotach, Kate Rothrock, Caleb Roy, Kyna Sanchez, Deanna Santiago, Sam Sapka, Chelsea Sargent, Zoya Savich, Tamie Searles, Stephanie Seeley, Geoffrey Sharkey, Sarah Simons, Austin Smith, Stephen Smith, Tay Solazzo*, Natalie Steele, Annalee Stirpe, Karleigh Stuckey, Emmalee Sturtevant, Seth Sylvester, Matthew Szatanek, Brittany Tanner, Daniel Taylor, Jasmine Thomas, Stephanie Thornton, Koti Turner, John Carlo Verceles, Devyn Viscome, Ian Vivlemore, Justin Watson*, Cal Weigand*, Rebecca Weisenburger, David Whaley, Rhiannon Wheeler, Larry Wilcox, Taylor Willsey and Carissa Woolson.