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20 Williamsville Students inducted in Erie 1 BOCES' Chapter of National Technical Honor Society (NTHS)

A total of 215 students from 27 Western New York high schools have been inducted into Erie 1 BOCES’ chapter of the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS).

This year’s cohort includes six seniors from Williamsville East High School, five from Williamsville North High School and nine from Williamsville South High School. The cohort from Williamsville East includes – with their Erie 1 BOCES Career and Technical Education program – Jesse Costello (Aviation Technology), Shail Dekhtawala (Aviation Technology), Zoe Gilmartin (Cosmetology), Morgan Ljiljanich (Sports Science Careers), Rachel Vinocour (Animal Science) and Alessandro Zeolla (Electrical Systems).

The cohort from Williamsville North includes Shahroze Haider (Collision Repair), Arcade Mann (Digital Media), Holly Nagel (Fashion Design Technology), Jessica Ireland (Early Childhood Education) and Nastassya Palkhouskaya (Digital Media).

The cohort from Williamsville South includes Sydney Doane (Video Production and Recording Arts), Benjamin French (Electrical Systems), Ava Maher (Animal Science), Kamryn McEachin (Fashion Design Technology), Abigail Reid (Animal Science), Isabella Rizzo (Digital Media), Hallie Szafranski (Baking & Pastry Arts), Ethan Viapiano (Cybersecurity & Networking) and Devyn Waldmiller (Auto Tech Training).

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 www.e1b.org/NTHS2021 to watch.

In order to qualify for acceptance into NTHS, a student must be nominated by his or her teacher, have a 90 percent or higher average in their career and technical education (CTE) course, and maintain an overall grade point average (GPA) of 85. Furthermore, students must demonstrate skill development and leadership and hone their responsibility and good character. NTHS takes a holistic approach to evaluating students’ success in the classroom.

About Erie 1 BOCES

As part of public education, Erie 1 BOCES offers a variety of career and technical programs during the regular school day to high school students in Erie County. High school students interested in learning more about how they can participate in various programs such as fashion design, web and gaming technologies, health careers or aviation technology, should visit www.e1b.org/cte or speak with their high school counselor.