Return to Headlines

NTHS Welcomes Grand Island Seniors

A total of 215 students from 27 Western New York high schools have been inducted into Erie 1 BOCES’ chapter of the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS).

This year’s cohort includes 15 seniors from Grand Island High School. Those seniors include – with their Erie 1 BOCES Career and Technical Education program – Olivia Alvarado (Digital Media), Alaina Cameron (Health Careers/Basic Nursing), Danniel Cleveland (Video Production and Recording Arts), Ava DeFranks (Cosmetology), Kaylin Frost (Cosmetology), Carolyn Ginsburg (Criminal Justice), Tyler Grant (Culinary Arts), Allison Hill (Baking & Pastry Arts), Matt Meranto (Animal Science), Emma Pressley (Sports Science Careers), Joseph Seifert (Sports Science Careers), Callie Sommer (Sports Science Careers), Anisa Todaro (Criminal Justice), Edward Verost (Electrical Systems) and Madison Zaccaria (Animal Science).

In lieu of the traditional in-person induction ceremony, Erie 1 BOCES put together three separate videos honoring the inductees of the Harkness, Kenton and Potter career and technical centers. Each video includes remarks by administrators and a candlelight ceremony. Visit to watch.

In order to qualify for acceptance into NTHS, a student must be nominated by his or her teacher, have a 90 percent or higher average in their career and technical education (CTE) course, and maintain an overall grade point average (GPA) of 85. Furthermore, students must demonstrate skill development and leadership and hone their responsibility and good character. NTHS takes a holistic approach to evaluating students’ success in the classroom.