Two BKW students inducted into National Technical Honor Society

girl hold her award certificate
Reagan Smith

Two BKW secondary students were among 58 from the Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School inducted into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) on May 28.

Inducted from BKW were Samantha Mickle (Cosmetology II) and Reagan Smith (Residential Construction/Heavy Equipment I).

Those honored come from a cross section of Career and Technical Education programs, from welding, heating and criminal justice to the New Visions Health Careers and New Visions Law & Government.

girl presented her award certificate
Samantha Mickle

To be honored, students had to meet several criteria, including earning grade point averages (GPA) of 92 or greater at Career & Tech and an overall GPA of 85 or greater at their high schools, as well as having five or fewer absences.

“I’m in awe of what you have accomplished,” Dr. Valerie Kelsey, deputy director of career and technical education for Capital Region BOCES, told the students, family and friends gathered for the ceremony. “You have proven that you have the right stuff, that you are the right workers employers are seeking.”

The new inductees hail from 18 school districts across three BOCES – Capital Region, Questar III and Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery – that send students to Capital Region BOCES programs.