NTHS Inducts Record Class

NTHS Inducts Record Class for 2023
Posted on 03/30/2023

More than 100 CTE students from the region joined the MOBOCES chapter of the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) during a formal induction ceremony on March 30 in the Vernon Verona Sherrill High School Auditorium.

The 129 students in this year’s induction class represented 19 CTE programs and 11 school districts. It is the largest cohort in the chapter’s history. The 2023 class also has the distinction of being the first class since 2019 to have an in-person induction ceremony. 

NTHS is an honor society recognizing exceptional student achievement in career and technical education. To be eligible for membership, students must maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point average in their CTE program and their high school and demonstrate excellence in extracurricular activities, character and community service. NTHS membership is a distinction achieved by less than 5 percent of CTE students nationwide.

New members receive an official NTHS membership certificate, the NTHS pin, a graduation tassel, graduation honor cords and a window decal. An official NTHS seal will be applied to each member’s high school diploma upon graduating. The inductees will have the privilege of wearing their graduation cords at their CTE completion ceremony, and at their high school graduation.

The ceremony featured opening remarks from NTHS chapter advisor Rachel Helmer, Assistant Director of Secondary Programs Erin Noto, and Career and Technical Education Principal Molly LiBritz. 

Student participation was a hallmark of the evening. Automotive Technology student Troy Anderson, of Camden, led attendees in the Pledge of Allegiance. Advanced Culinary Experience student Lauren Barker, of Hamilton, led her fellow students in the NTHS pledge.

Closing out the evening’s program was an address from MOBOCES Board of Education President Doug Gustin, of Canastota.

Our inductees for the Madison-Oneida BOCES NTHS Class of 2023 are as follows:


Mackenzie Caldwell, Equine & Animal Science



Benjamin Rogers – Advanced Culinary Experience; Trevor Marsden – Automotive Collision Repair; Troy Anderson, Gabriel Clemens & Katelynn Ketchum – Automotive Technology; Dylan Clark – Carpentry; Lillian Piersall & Buck Strebel – Conservation; Abigail Baker, Ivy Murphy & Mya Varacalli – Cosmetology; Zoey Olson – Criminal Justice; Josephine DePerno, Kylee Hendrickson & Summer Sands – Early Childhood Education; Earn Sweeting – Equine & Animal Science; Ethan Brazie – Graphic Design; Cody Harp & Dawson Hinman – Heavy Equipment Operation; Payton Narolis – New Visions Advanced Health Science;  Gianna D’Amico – New Visions Government, Law & Public Administration; Emilia Harring – New Visions Professions


Allison Ball, Brooke Congden, Willow Heckerman, Adelyn Ward & Emma Wood – Allied Health Partnership; Elisabeth Kilts – Cosmetology; Emmaly Noeller & Lillian Ward – Equine & Animal Science; Hailee Blasier, Mattingly Clarke & Jenna Gustin – New Visions Government, Law & Public Administration; Jake Backus, Ava Baker, Culley Bellino, Breeah Shaw, Helen Shear, Reilly Smith & Cassondra Wood – New Visions Professions



Lauren Barker – Advanced Culinary Experience; Emily Neuenschwander – Allied Health Partnership; Taylor Taiwo – New Visions Government, Law & Public Administration; Colby Campbell & Peyton Werner – New Visions Professions; Ethan Nagel, David Platt & PJ Verbitsky – Outdoor Power Equipment



Katie Schultz – Cosmetology; Carolanne Hopkins – Early Childhood Education; Lillyan Harvey – Manufacturing Technology; Alex Hoff – IT Systems/CISCO Networking; Delaney Livermore – New Visions Government, Law & Public Administration; Braxton Fleming – Outdoor Power Equipment



Selena Frazer & Laura Soden – Cosmetology; Aidan Foster – Graphic Design; James Dapson, III & Cale Marland – New Visions Professions; Jacob Brooks – Outdoor Power Equipment


New Life Christian School:

Jessica Carr – Cosmetology; Jonathan Coon – Outdoor Power Equipment



Erin Loosman – Advanced Culinary Experience; Hunter DuBois, Preciousa Hesselbarth & Andrew Hicks – Allied Health Partnership; Serenity Avery, Hannah Munger & Morgan Philo – Cosmetology; Gianna Bruno, Kiersten Hines & Faith Mosley – Early Childhood Education; Mallory Leggett – Equine & Animal Science; Jasmine Shampine – Graphic Design; Seth Fellows – IT Systems/CISCO Networking; Noah Miller – Manufacturing Technology; Logan Bracy, Landen Fox & Olivia Hoffman – New Visions Professions; Logan Hull – Outdoor Power Equipment


Brianna Roberts – Advanced Culinary Experience; Alex Brzuskiewicz, Joseph Corigliano & Dylan Renodin – Automotive Collision Repair; Trever Martin, Jr. – Carpentry; Rayna Massey & Isabella Winters – Cosmetology; Hannah Converse, Ryan Grant & Isabella Tharrett – Criminal Justice; Alexis Bentley, Sierra Brown, Miranda Catanzaro & Rebecca Redmond – Early Childhood Education; Lindsay Dingman – Equine & Animal Science; Nicholas Gardner – Graphic Design; Kendall Lee & Georgianna Wilson-Younglove – Health Related Careers; Christian Martin & Nicholas Paine – IT Systems/CISCO Networking; Katherine DeHimer –New Visions Professions


Stockbridge Valley:

Rowan Cady & Ava Genge – Allied Health Partnership; Keegan Byron & Dylin Crowley – Automotive Technology; Charles Cross – Conservation; Hannah Claxton – Criminal Justice; Alexis Mazzye – Equine & Animal Science; Scott Josephs – Graphic Design; Benjamin Jantzi, Riley LaLonde & Abigail Smith – New Visions Professions



Laney Falkenmeyer – Allied Health Partnership; James Wheeler, IV – Automotive Collision Repair; Keaton Fox – Automotive Technology; Alana Burgett & Rachel Burning – Cosmetology; Daniel Esch – Criminal Justice; Kaitlyn Hernandez – Early Childhood Education; Abbriana Albro – Equine & Animal Science; Joseph Ingalls, III – Graphic Design; Kendra DeFelice – Health Related Careers; James Condes – IT Systems/CISCO Networking; Natalie Hurd – New Visions Advanced Health Science; Alexis Smith & Kaden Wickham – New Visions Professions; Michael Balbuena & Andrew Litwak – Outdoor Power Equipment