Thursday, 11 April 2013 00:00
Continuing the Levittown School District’s tradition of honor and excellence, 31 students were inducted into the Gerald R. Claps Career and Technical Center’s Chapter of the National Technical Honor Society during a candle lighting ceremony. Of these students, 18 are currently enrolled in the district.
This prestigious society honors the best and brightest students enrolled in career and technical education. Selection is based upon careful consideration of a student’s scholarship, leadership, service, and character. To be inducted into the society, a student must maintain an 88 percent grade point average, display discipline in and outside of the classroom, procure an attendance record with 12 or less absences, and receive a teacher recommendation. Since the chapter’s adoption in 1996-97, the career and technical center has inducted 482 students into the society, including this year’s inductees.
Society advisor Cristy Pastor welcomed the students and their families. “This is the highest award you can earn in this school,” Pastore stated. “You have received this membership based on your scholarship, leadership, service and character.”
Society President Shujawodin Azizi, Vice President Brenden See, Secretary Jessica Bakeri, and Treasurer Joseph Tobar Oliva were installed prior to the lighting of the candles that symbolize each of the society’s pillars. The inductees were then called to receive their certificates, pins, and white tassels to be worn at graduation this coming June.
Students inducted into the National Technical Honor Society include:
Shujawodin Azizi, Medical Assisting, Division Avenue
Brittany Crivillaro, Medical Assisting, Division Avenue
Aaron Geer, Automotive Technology, MacArthur High School
Ashley Kayel, Cosmetology, MacArthur High School
Leanna Lovisolo, Computer Animation, MacArthur High School
Crystal Monaco, Medical Assisting, MacArthur High School
John Morales, Automotive Technology, Division Avenue High School
Kaitlin Moss, Cosmetology, MacArthur High School
Nimal Shaelyn, Computer Animation, MacArthur High School
Marlon Nunez, Architectural Drafting, MacArthur High School
Frankie Piacente, Graphic Arts, Division Avenue High School
Stephanie Ponce, Automotive Technology, MacArthur High School
Annelise Prendergast, Cosmetology, MacArthur High School
Brianna Roben, Medical Assisting, MacArthur High School
Joseph Tobar Oliva, Architectural Drafting, Division Avenue High School
Kyle VonGlahn, Carpentry, Division Avenue High School
Nicholas Weinman, Automotive Technology, Division Avenue High School
Caitlyn Wexler, Graphic Arts, Division Avenue High School