Eight S-G students inducted into BOCES Technical Honor Society

Group of students inducted into the Technical Honor Society
Here are the 40 students inducted into the Technical Honor Society on Monday.

ALBANY — Eight Scotia-Glenville students were among the 40 Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) students who were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) on Monday during a ceremony at South Colonie Central High School.

The seven S-G students inducted were: Emily AdisElaina Elliott, Lillianna Forth, Rachel Leffler, Caitlin McDonald, Taylor Oathout, Mary Katherine Palleschi and Aeddon Schultz.

Those honored come from a cross section of CTE programs, from welding and culinary to the New Visions Health Careers and New Visions Law & Government.

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.a

“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 40 new inductees hail from 22 school districts across three BOCES regions that send students to Capital Region BOCES programs.

New NTHS inductees include:

  • Emily Adis, New Visions Health Careers
  • Jovan Aafzali, Culinary Arts I, Berne-Knox-Westerlo
  • Thomas Ascenzi, Computer/Network Tech, Cohoes
  • Kassidy Berger, New Visions Law & Government, Maple Hill
  • Riley Black, Commercial Construction, Schalmont
  • Jordan Brown, Criminal Justice, Cohoes
  • Jonathan Butler, Building Trades, Mohonasen
  • Alexander Cioffi, Welding, Cohoes
  • Andrew Clark, Electrical Trades, Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk (RCS)
  • Elaina Elliott, New Visions Health Careers, Scotia-Glenville
  • Lillianna Forth, New Visions Health Careers, Scotia-Glenville
  • Danielle Graham, Criminal Justice, Cobleskill-Richmondville (CRCS)
  • Gavin Haar, Electrical Trades, South Colonie
  • Ismail Hassan, Electrical Trades, Schenectady
  • Jared Hays, Welding, Guilderland
  • Destiny Hull, New Visions Law & Government, Chatham
  • Emily Jackson, New Visions Health Careers, CRCS
  • Qais Latifi, Criminal Justice, Shenendehowa
  • Rachel Leffler, New Visions Health Careers, Scotia-Glenville
  • Katlynn Manchester, Culinary Arts, CRCS
  • Roshnie Matadin, Nurse Assistant, Schenectady
  • Caitlin McDonald, New Visions Health Careers, Scotia-Glenville
  • Mark Molesky, HVAC/R, Schoharie
  • Kelly Mullen, Video Game Design, Duanesburg
  • Emily Newell, New Visions Law & Government, Saratoga Springs
  • Gianni Nicholas, New Visions Law & Government, Niskayuna
  • Taylor Oathout, New Visions Law & Government, Scotia-Glenville
  • Mary Katherine Palleschi, New Visions Health Careers, Scotia-Glenville
  • Torianna Palmer, Floral Design, Cohoes
  • Liam Picozzi, New Visions Health Careers, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake
  • Julianna Proctor, Nurse Assistant, RCS
  • Maleigh Ray, Criminal Justice, Schenectady
  • Michael Rienze, New Visions Law & Government, Troy
  • Anthony Samaroo, Criminal Justice, Schenectady
  • Aeddon Schultz, New Visions Health Careers, Scotia-Glenville
  • Alexis Stephens, Cosmetology, Middleburgh
  • Demetreus Todman, Electrical Trades, RCS
  • Lance Tongson, Computer/Network Tech, Niskayuna
  • James Tunney, Diesel Technology, Voorheesville
  • Dayna Ward, Nurse Assistant, Bethlehem
  • Katherine Zapotocki, Criminal Justice, Duanesburg
  • Christopher Zautner, Manufacturing & Machining, Voorheesville