North Georgia Technical College inducts a new group of students into the National Technical Honor Society.
At special ceremonies recently on both the Currahee and Clarkesville campuses of North Georgia Tech, 38 students were inducted into the NTHS.
Officials say the National Technical Honor Society is America’s highest award for excellence in career and technical education. The mission of the organization is to honor student achievement and leadership, promote educational excellence, and enhance career opportunities.
For this honor, students must be nominated by an instructor and must maintain a 3.7 GPA. In all, 15 programs were represented and 13 of the NTHS candidates are currently pursuing an Associates Degree.
NTHS members will receive recognition in the form of identification on their transcripts, a special seal on their diploma, and white stoles on their graduation robes.
Stephens County residents receiving this honor included Industrial Systems Technology AAS student Benjamin Payne and Business Administrative Technology student Maria Phillips.
North Georgia Technical College President Dr. Gail Thaxton addressed the students, saying the school considers this to be one of its most special events because it honors academic achievements. North Georgia Tech Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Mike King also spoke, applauding the students for their dedication.