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Valerie Newton Special to the Journal

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ELIZABETHTOWN — Bladen County Schools recently announced that East Bladen and West Bladen High schools have inducted students into the National Technical Honor Society. This is the first year Bladen County has inducted students into NTHS.

The National Technical Honor Society honors the achievements of top Career and Technical Education students, provides scholarships to encourage the pursuit of higher education, and cultivates excellence in today’s highly competitive, skilled workforce.

Students membership is open to high school students who are enrolled in CTE programs. Each student must meet the qualifications set by the school. Qualified students receive a formal invitation by the local NTHS Chapter.

To be nominated for the Honor Society, students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and consistently exemplify the seven character attributes of the NTHS: Skill, honesty, service, responsibility, Scholarship, citizenship, and leadership.

During the induction ceremony students took the NTHS Pledge, “As a member of the National Technical Honor Society, I pledge to maintain the highest standard of personal conduct. I will apply myself to continue a record of scholastic achievement, and I will strive for excellence in all aspects of my education. I will invest my talents, my skills, and my knowledge in a career of my own choosing, and shall always endeavor to uphold my obligations as a citizen of my community and my country.”

The following students were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society:

— East Bladen senior inductees — Sydneigh Beatty, Summer Cain, Meyonia Corbett, Joel Cromartie, Dierra Flemming, Cheyenne Graham, Jordan Hayes, Crystal Hines, Kenneth Hyman, Alyssa Johnson, Leighanne Kelly, Alexis Lacewell, Robin Lloyd, Fabian McKoy, Jasmine Owens, Ludarious Riggans

— East Bladen junior inductees — Sabrina Hatcher, Tyler Polk, Alaysha Pone, Stephanie Puttman, Savannah Rivenbark, Johnathan Savage, Patrick Sinclair, Diasha Smith

— West Bladen Senior Inductees — Cindy Arellano, Allison Benson, Dylan Bryan, Lindsay Bryant, Danielle Burney, Casey Hales, Kaitlyn Hester, John Hunsinger, Christopher Hunsinger, Nian Lopez, Josie Ludlum, Christopher Martin, Krista Pait, Taylor Stephens, Courtney Thompson, Danielle Van DeBogart, Chemere Whitfield

— West Bladen Junior Inductees — Alicia Avellaneda, Megan Bennett, Chelsea Burney, Jeremy Davis, Kenan Denning, Quinton Edwards, Lindsay Hathcock, Matthew Lennon, Christopher Long, Whitney Nye, Krisna Ransom, Jordan Roberts, Alston Shipman, Mason Smith, Morgan Sweeney, Allison Thompson, Amber Wyatt

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