BPTS INDUCTS 72 STUDENTS IN NATIONAL TECHNICAL HONOR SOCIETY
When the Class of 2014 walks across stage at graduation in May, many of the Seniors will be wearing purple and silver honor cords that only a distinct group has.
The cords represent their recent induction into the National Technical Honor Society, an honors group that recognizes outstanding achievement for students enrolled in career and technical education.
At Bossier Parish Technical School, 72 eleventh and twelfth graders were inducted into the NTHS at a ceremony. These students represent an elite group that demonstrate exceptional skills in their classes both at BPTS as well as in their core classes at their home school.
“We have 72 inductees this year, the most ever!” exclaimed Barbara Wortman, a CNA/Pharm Tech Instructor at BPTS. “We started with 16 inductees eight years ago and have consistently increased every year.”
Joining in congratulating the students at the honor ceremony was Bossier Parish School Board member and motivational speaker Michael Mosura, who shared inspiring words about the importance of continuing to learn and always challenging oneself to succeed.
“Don’t be afraid to go the extra mile,” Mosura told the inductees. “Dream. If you can dream it, you can achieve it. And don’t be afraid of failure. It’s simply a detour, not a dead end.”
BPTS assistant principal Jayda Spillers also applauded her students for the skills they have already acquired and encouraged them to continue building upon, whether they go on to a university or a technical college.
Spillers pointed out one student, Justin Firth, who will have his technical degree in welding within a few months after graduation because of the opportunities given through Dual Enrollment courses.
Not only have these inductees been recognized at a national level, they now have the chance to win a $1,000 scholarship, which will certainly help with future educational pursuits.
Congratulations to our Bossier Parish honorees!
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