The National Technical Honor Society

What is the National Technical Honor Society

The National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) recognizes excellence in career and technical education across the country. Members can apply for scholarships, build their professional portfolios and serve in leadership roles in their schools, communities and industries.

The history of NTHS

The story of NTHS began 32 years ago in Inman, South Carolina, at the H.B. Swofford Career Center. Center Director Allen Powell and guidance counselor Jon Poteat saw a critical need to bring recognition to skilled students, and to overturn the negative image of vocational and technical education. Fueled by a compelling desire to recognize their deserving students and build a stronger, more positive image for their programs and school, National Vocational-Technical Honor Society was founded in December 1984. Chapter 0001 is H.B. Swofford Career Center.

NTHS Membership requirements

Gadsden City’s NTHS chapter consist of students with averages ranging from 100.65 to 85 from honors, advanced placement and standard diploma tracks.
  • Membership fee ($30 new members, $20 for 2nd-3rd year members)
  • Remain in a career technical class for the current school year
  • Maintain an overall 85 average
  • No discipline issues
  • Attend three NTHS meetings for the school year
  • Participate in a total of four NTHS service hours a year: two service hours fall semester and two service hours spring semester

Gadsden City NTHS Service Projects

  • Way of the Cross
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Boys & Girls Club
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters

For More Information

Contact one of the following NTHS advisors: Charlotte Worthy, advisor, at Ron Engle, co-advisor, Terri Jenkins, co-advisor, Betrina Thomas, co-advisor,