• National Technical Honor Society honors the achievements of top Career & Technical Education scholars, provides scholarships to encourage the pursuit of higher education, and cultivates excellence in today’s highly competitive, skilled workforce. For over 30 years, NTHS has been the acknowledged leader in the recognition of outstanding student achievement in career and technical education. Please view the national website: https://nths.org/

    As an advisor for the National Technical Honor Society and with over 25 years of mentoring youth, I am honored to provide an experience for 9th through 12th graders at The Academy at Smith to serve as scholar-ambassadors. Scholars will learn how to serve their communities through the facilitation of their advisor, Dr. Garr, and their leadership.

    The purpose of the National Technical Honor Society:

    • Recognize and honor excellence in career and technical education,
    • Encourage students to reach for higher levels of achievement, develop self-esteem and pride,
    • Champion a stronger, more positive image for career and technical education in America,
    • Promote critical workplace values- including skill development, honesty, responsibility, service, citizenship, and leadership,
    • Help member schools and colleges build and maintain effective partnerships with local businesses and industry,
    • Provide greater career opportunities for members and
    • Promote educational excellence in America.

    Costs to join:

    • Induction Fee: $30 –  includes a custom certificate, presentation folder, ID card, member pin, diploma seal, decal, and white graduation tassel with the NTHS drop. Link to see the items: https://nths.org/portal/free-promotional-materials-available/
    • Annual Yearly Dues are $15.


    The Academy at Smith NTHS Scholar-Ambassadors


    There will be several membership opportunities exclusive to scholar-ambassadors of The Academy at Smith. Here are a few of the items we will be doing or planning to do:


    • White Coat Ceremony for Graduating NTHS Seniors who meet the stellar, exemplary attributes of a health science scholar-ambassador (performed prior to their high school graduation)
    • Foundational preparation for leadership in community organization and collegiate clubs through parliamentarian training, lunch & learns with guest speakers, review of bylaws (their governance and procedures), setting agendas and writing of minutes, career development, and building relationships in the surrounding community to provide service.
    • Mentoring and job shadowing with community leaders
    • Participation in the Chick-Fil-A Leadership Academy
    • Service projects exclusive to the Academy at Smith
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