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Oklahoma NTHS students awarded scholarships

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Flat Rock, NC – May 8, 2012 -- The National Technical Honor Society recently awarded over $125,000 in scholarships to top student members enrolled in secondary and post-secondary career and technical education programs. Established in 1984 as a non-profit honor society for America’s top CTE students, NTHS serves over 3,300 schools and colleges in the US, Canada, and abroad.

Oklahoma students receiving scholarships include Jayme Scott, Meridian Technology Center, Chi Duong, Canadian Valley Technology Center, Kaitlen Tiger, Tulsa Technology Center - Riverside and Amber West, Indian Capital Technology Center. Three students were awarded partner scholarships including Natasha Smith, Gordon Cooper Technology Center BPA member, Izaak Noman, Canadian Valley Technology Center SkillsUSA member and Nicole Rodriguez, Francis Tuttle Technology Center HOSA member.

NTHS Co-founder and Executive Director, Allen Powell says, “NTHS Scholarships are sending a strong, positive message that…’Excellence in career and technical education…PAYS!’” Managed by Co-founder and foundation chair, Patricia S. Poteat, all 2012 NTHS scholarships were $1,000 awards. One hundred of these were awarded to NTHS members from the Jon H. Poteat Memorial Scholarship Endowment. The remaining twenty-five $1,000 NTHS scholarships were awarded to NTHS members who are also members of partnering CTSOs – BPA, DECA, FBLA, FCCLA, HOSA, and SkillsUSA.

Find out more about Oklahoma NTHS at okcareertech.org/nths and for an updated listing of 2012 NTHS scholarships visit www.nths.org.