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Fairfield Career Center NTHS Chapter Wins National Award in Excellence

SEPTEMBER 19, 2022  |  EFCTS

On August 30, 2022, the Fairfield Career Center chapter of the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) was named a 2022 recipient of the Silver Star of Excellence Award by the NTHS national organization. They were one of four chapters, nationally, to be recognized for the honor.

This award is presented annually to NTHS chapters that distinguish themselves through their consistent excellence in career-technical education and is a reflection of their commitment to community service, chapter advancement, and active civic involvement.

During the past school year, Fairfield Career Center’s NTHS chapter has participated in philanthropic food drives, donut sales, and educational activities. Their members collected approximately 3,000 boxed and canned goods for a local food pantry during the 2021 holiday season.  Additionally, last year’s members raised over $1,200 to be used for membership fees and educational field trips that will benefit NTHS students during the 2022-23 school year.

In October 2021, 12 additional students were welcomed into the Fairfield Career Center chapter of NTHS. Another class of students will be inducted into the chapter in late September once the application and selection process has been completed. To be considered for NTHS at FCC, a student must earn a 3.7 or higher grade point average and have a 97 percent attendance rate, or better, in his or her junior year with no major discipline infractions.

About the National Technical Honor Society
NTHS was established in 1984 with the purpose of honoring student achievement and leadership in career and technical education (CTE). Since 1984, NTHS has served over 1 million members. In 2005, the NTHS scholarship fund was launched, awarding over $2 million in scholarships since that time to enhance and enrich the career opportunities of its members. With chapters in both secondary and postsecondary schools across the country, NTHS is the national leader in providing recognition for excellence in CTE. NTHS serves over 100,000 student members annually throughout the U.S. and U.S. territories. The national headquarters is based in Flat Rock, N.C.

About the Silver Star of Excellence Award
The Silver Star of Excellence Award is a national award presented to school chapters across the country that apply the seven character attributes of NTHS – Skill, Honesty, Service, Responsibility, Scholarship, Citizenship, and Leadership – to their planned activities, programs, classes, and community outreachIt is designed to nationally recognize school chapters for their educational excellence and community involvement, and encourages them to promote NTHS values in both their school and their local community.

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 40 programs to over 1,400 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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