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200 Academy Students Inducted into National Technical Honor Society

Organization for Career and Technical Education Students Maintains Challenging Requirements

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The Eastern Long Island Academy of Applied Technology congratulates more than 200 of its students who were recently inducted into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS).

The National Technical Honor Society is the educational, non-profit honor society for Career and Technical Education, which works to honor, recognize, and empower students and teachers of Career and Technical Education.

Membership requirements are demanding. Students are required to write an essay, maintain a GPA of 90 or better for each quarter of the year, submit two teacher recommendations, and perform 10 hours of community service.

“Academy students make the choice to be here,” explained Leah Arnold, director of career, technical and adult education. “CTE classes are not required in high school. It’s their choice to enroll in one of our programs, which is why so many of them excel and are prepared for their next steps after high school – whether it is post-secondary education or the job market.”

The Eastern Long Island Academy of Applied Technology, referred to as the Academy, is the Career and Technical Education Program of Eastern Suffolk BOCES and has locations in Bellport, Oakdale, and Riverhead.