NTHS is committed to the recognition of excellence in every arena of career and technical education – student achievement, community service, outstanding chapters, and contributions from business, industry, and educational professionals. NTHS encourages involvement by its members and their chapters outside the classroom. Below are just a few of this year’s Silver Star of Excellence Winners.
Silver Star – South Texas Academy for Medical Professions
For the National Technical Honor Society Silver Star of Excellence Community Service Award for the school year 2015-2016, the South Texas Academy for Medical Professions NTHS chapter focused on a special needs population in our community.
Before starting this community service project we needed to identify a community in need. Brownsville, Texas is one of the poorest communities in the United States. We wanted to be able to serve the people in this community in a unique way. Every year, with the help of Cinemark and the Brownsville Jaycees, Brownsville ISD takes all of their Special Education students on a field trip to the movies at the same time. With a population of over 2500 Special Ed students with a variety of needs ranging from severely disabled to mildly challenged, we knew we could be of service with this huge undertaking.
Plan of Action. Step 1: An Email and An Invitation. The first step of our action plan was to contact Mr. John Blackburn, Chairman of the Brownsville Jaycees. They were the ones in charge of the volunteers for this event. I sent him an email explaining who we were and that we would like to help in any way with this event. He was very happy to have our help since all of us are trained medical professionals and certified in CPR and First Aid. He saw the value in having us help with this particular population of students. While Brownsville EMS would be on site in case of any emergency, he knew we would be able to recognize a potentially harmful situation and take action. While we all hoped that none of us would be used in this way, we were happy to offer our services. Read More…
Silver Star – St. Clair County Tec
Here at St. Clair Tec, we are not only known for our workforce skills, but also our compassion to help others. During the 2015-2016 school year, we raised money and clothing donations to help the less fortunate families in our neighborhood. Everything we collected went to Kids In Distress Services (K.I.D.S.) in St. Clair. This was our third year doing this, and we set a record high of $5,543.57. All 615 students and all 34 staff members took part in the project with our full 125 NTHS members coordinating the project in all classrooms. We plan on continuing this amazing fundraiser to continue to help our community with future classes of NTHS.
Each class was a separate team who was competing each week for the “traveling trophies.” These trophies moved from class to class each week, so we could tell who was in the lead. Because of this fun twist, we were able to stay competitive and motivated as a school to raise more money/clothes than every other class. Read More…/Video
Silver Star – Northland Career Center
Silver Star – South Georgia Technical College
The South Georgia Technical College has a long history dating back to before Word War I. The school’s history with aviation has inspired its motto: Soaring to New Heights With Higher Education. As in previous years, the chapter had a strong emphasis on environmental awareness in its activities this year.
Domestic Violence Awareness Walk
NTHS hosted a Domestic Violence Awareness walk in October to bring awareness to the issue. A video was shown to the students about the impact that domestic violence has on those around us. NTHS members then led a walk outside to bring attention to this global crisis. Read More…
The National Technical Honor Society honors the achievements of leading career and technical education students and cultivates excellence in today’s highly competitive, skilled workforce. NTHS also provides Scholarships to Student and Alumni Members and will be awarding $235,000 this year. Discover us at nths.org and bring recognition to your top technical students.