CareerTech National Honor Students Convene
More than 230 students, advisers and guests attended the eighth annual Oklahoma National Technical Honor Society State Leadership Conference Nov. 21 at the Moore Norman Technology Center South Penn Campus.
Warren Martin, executive director of General Tommy Franks Leadership Institute and Museum, spoke at the conference. Oklahoma Historical Society re-enactors playing a colonial soldier and Rosie the Riveter also shared stories about how they helped shape the United States. Wendy Hamil, NTHS marketing director, was recognized as a special guest, and Dr. Robert Sommers, state director of Oklahoma CareerTech and secretary of education and workforce
development, was inducted as NTHS’s newest member for his contributions to career and technology education.
This year’s theme was “Standing Together, American Proud – NTHS,” and students came from all across Oklahoma.
“Students were engaged and had a great time interacting with this year’s speakers,” said Becky Trent, chairwoman of the Oklahoma Coordinating Council. “Our conferences continue to get better each year and really are a highlight of NTHS membership.”
NTHS recognizes outstanding student achievement in career and technology education. Some 2,331 new members were inducted into Oklahoma's 91 local NTHS chapters during the 2012-13 school year.
NTHS works closely with the seven Oklahoma CareerTech student organizations: Business Professional of America; DECA; FFA; Family, Careers and Community Leaders of America; HOSA; SkillsUSA and Technology Student Association.