FCAHS/Beattie Students to be Inducted into Technical Honor Society
Three Fox Chapel Area High School students who also attend the A.W. Beattie Career Center will be inducted into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS). The students are senior Haley Hogan, who is enrolled in Beattie’s Health and Nursing program, and juniors Jon “JP” DeLuca, enrolled in Beattie’s Emergency Response Technology program, and Elliot McDade, who is also in Beattie’s Health and Nursing program.
Thousands of schools and colleges have a chapter of the NTHS, which recognizes outstanding student performance and character in career and technical education. Each chapter has unique standards for induction. A.W. Beattie students must maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale in their home school districts, have at least a 93 percent grade in their career technical education program, miss no more than five days of school, have no disciplinary actions, and be a member of a service organization or participate in an extracurricular activity.
“I am extremely proud of our students,” A.W. Beattie School Counselor and NTHS Advisor Kim Zylinski said. “They work very hard in their district as well as their career program to earn this opportunity. These students go on to do great things in the world and often return to Beattie to help continue the school’s mission to prepare students to be college and career ready.”
The 65 Beattie inductees will join 25 students who have been a member of the NTHS for at least one year at an upcoming ceremony March 13, 2019, at 6 p.m. at the A.W. Beattie Career Center.
“Hard work should be recognized, which is why the ceremony is important,” Zylinski said. “It is a reminder that our student body are extraordinary young men and women who possess talents and skills that are valued in today’s society.”