National Technical Honors Society holds induction ceremony at FCC

March 30, 2023

Pearl River Community College’s Forrest County Campus recently honored 25 students with a National Technical Honors Society induction ceremony.

Inductees in attendance for the National Technical Honor Society ceremony at Pearl River Community College’s Forrest County Campus for 2022-23 included from left: Seated – Syanna Freeman of Hattiesburg, Marisol Cano of Purvis, Victoria Scott of Hattiesburg, Amara Henry of New Augusta and Jun Li of New Augusta. Standing – Sara Walley of Hattiesburg, Shawn Baker of Laurel, Carlo Catlett of Hattiesburg and Kaden Dengler of Hattiesburg.

The National Technical Honor Society currently serves more than 100,000 active members and nearly 2 million alumni since its inception in 1984.

“For these students, to be a member of NTHS is to be recognized and honored for their hard work and achievements as they prepare for a technical career,” said Sam McNease, PRCC Industrial Technology instructor and NTHS advisor.

“Additionally, we strive to build members’ confidence, compassion, and leadership skills by organizing projects and events to help the community. It’s about growth just as much as recognition.”

Advisors for the National Technical Honor Society at Pearl River Community College’s Forrest County Campus for 2022-23 included from left: Sam McNease, Shannon Busby, Lori Little, Amy Smith and Dusty Chambliss.

Awarding more than $2 million in scholarships since 2005, NTHS honors the achievements of top CTE students, provides scholarships to encourage the pursuit of higher education, and cultivates excellence in today’s highly competitive, skilled workforce.

National Technical Honor Society officers at the Forrest County Campus include: President, Shane Breland of Janice; Vice President: Jacob Nasrat of New Augusta; and Historian/Secretary: Morgan French of Purvis.
For more than 30 years, NTHS has been the acknowledged leader in the recognition of outstanding student achievement in career and technical education.

Officers for the National Technical Honor Society at Pearl River Community College’s Forrest County Campus for 2022-23 included from left: Vice President: Jacob Nasrat of New Augusta; Historian/Secretary: Morgan French of Purvis; and President: Shane Breland of Janice.

During the induction, elements of the organization were explained including the seven candles that represent the seven attributes of membership: Skill, honesty, service, responsibility, scholarship, citizenship and leadership.

During the induction, elements of the organization were explained including the seven candles that represent the seven attributes of membership: Skill, honesty, service, responsibility, scholarship, citizenship and leadership.

Any questions about NTHS can be directed to Sam McNease at smcnease@prcc.edu.

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Article and photography by Chuck Abadie.

Each community college president is asked to bring two (2) wrapped door prizes, minimum value of $50 each. We will have a station set up at the conference for you to drop off the door prizes.

Each community college is asked to provide name tags for their Board members, administration, and staff attending the conference.