Southern Nash High School senior Jared Johnson lights a candle during the 2014 National Technical Honor Society induction ceremony April 1 in Brown Auditorium at Nash Community College.

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Southern Nash High School senior Jared Johnson lights a candle during the 2014 National Technical Honor Society induction ceremony April 1 in Brown Auditorium at Nash Community College.

Students honored for accomplishments

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The Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools Career Technical Education department recently celebrated the accomplishments of seniors from Nash Central High School, Northern Nash High School, Rocky Mount High School and Southern Nash High School during the 2014 National Technical Honor Society induction held April 1 at the Nash Community College Brown Auditorium.

Nearly 150 seniors were led through a candle-lighting ceremony by a select group of their peers and had their names called by their schools’ principals as they received a certificate and pin from Pam Lewis, director of Career and Technical Education, and Superintendent Dr. Anthony Jackson.

“Excellence in America’s workforce begins with excellence in education,” Lewis said.

“We have to make sure we are preparing students to be career and college ready.”

In order to be named a member of the National Technical Honor Society, students must be a senior, maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA, complete a CTE cluster, have completed or be currently enrolled in at least a fifth CTE unit, maintain an average of 93 or higher in all CTE courses, have completed Common Core Math III and have a recommendation from their CTE teacher.

Parents cheered for students as they took the National Technical Honor society oath, and were conferred as members by their school administrators. Jackson also offered words of encouragement to the students.

“You’re making choices about the things that matter most to you,” he said. “Congratulations on this honor and taking this step. Congratulations on being able to be identify something you can be passionate about for the rest of your lives.”