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Sarah Bodnar Named Jon H. Poteat Scholarship Recipient

Sarah Bodnar stands with NTHS advisor Renee Cook holding a certificate acknowledging her NTHS scholarship. Pickerington North senior Sarah Bodnar (left) was awarded a $1,000 scholarship by the National Technical Honor Society. 


GROVEPORT, Ohio [May 18, 2023] – Sarah Bodnar, a senior attending Fairfield Career Center, is one of 250 outstanding National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) members to receive the Jon H. Poteat Scholarship based on their ability to consistently exemplify the 7 attributes of NTHS – Skill, Honesty, Service, Responsibility, Scholarship, Citizenship, and Leadership.

The Jon H. Poteat Scholarship recognizes 250 NTHS members from around the country with a one-time $1,000 scholarship to use toward their future endeavors. 

Bodnar, a senior in the Pre-Nursing program at FCC, will graduate from Pickerington High School North this month.

"As president of the National Technical Honor Society, Sarah has been an essential member of our organization and has been an active helper in all areas of NTHS,” said Rita Ralph, FCC NTHS advisor. “Sarah has proven herself as a leader amongst her peers and is well respected by both staff and fellow students. We are so proud of her accomplishments and want to congratulate her on winning the Jon H. Poteat Scholarship."

Since 1984, NTHS has been the honor society for Career and Technical Education (CTE), serving high schools, career centers, community & technical colleges, and universities. Recognizing over 50,000 new members annually, NTHS exists to advocate for and empower all students to pursue the technical and academic skills needed to build their careers and a skilled global workforce. 

NTHS has awarded over $3 million in scholarships to remarkable CTE students in partnership with student leadership organizations and industry partners. Some of these partners include Business Professionals of America (BPA), DECA, Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA/PBL), HOSA – Future Health Professionals, Law & Public Safety Education Network (LAPSEN), National Center for Construction Education & Research and its Build Your Future initiative (NCCER/BYF), and SkillsUSA. Visit www.nths.org for more information about the National Technical Honor Society.

About Eastland-Fairfield
Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools is the seventh-largest career and technical education district, geographically, in the State of Ohio. We serve more than 5,000 students in 16 school districts throughout Franklin, Fairfield and Pickaway counties. Eastland-Fairfield provides more than 35 programs to over 1,600 high school and adult students. The district has two main campuses — Eastland Career Center in Groveport and Fairfield Career Center in Carroll, with satellite locations at four of our associate high schools: Gahanna Lincoln, Groveport Madison, New Albany, and Pickerington North. 

Founded in 1969. Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools’ mission is to engage, enrich, and equip students every day in every experience. We prepare students to pursue their life’s next E: Employment, Enlistment, Entrepreneurship, and/or additional Education. Visit us online at www.eastlandfairfield.com and follow us on TwitterFacebookInstagramYouTube, and LinkedIn for regular updates, fun content and information.

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