National Technical Honor Society

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Several Belwood-Antis students who attend the Career and Technology Center in Altoona were honored with induction into the National Technical Honor Society. Front row (l to r): Sierra Stevens, Hannah Figard, Johnny Killinger, and Scott Pearce. Back (l to r): Max Leskowitz and Cole Wilson-Kerns.

Alexis Mayhue, Staff writer

Nowadays kids are expected to do well in anything and everything they do and they aren’t often recognized for what they achieve. Well, we want to change that.

The Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center, or CTC, recently acknowledged some of its students for their academic excellence when they were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society. You might know some of these student’s since they are from Bellwood-Antis: Hannah Figard, Jonathan Killinger, Max Leskowitz, Scott Pearce, Sierra Stevens, and Cole Willson-Kerns.

When asked, Max humbly shrugged it off like it’s no big deal and said, “I don’t know, it’s good I guess.”

Here at the BluePrint, we want to make it known how big of a deal it is. It’s an accomplishment and should get a little more than a simple pat on the back.

Scott Pearce said that his parents were actually very proud of him. “The banquet was fun. It made us feel good for being recognized for our accomplishments.”

This is a step in the right direction. It’s not that we should make a big deal out of every little thing that happens but things like this where students achieve academic excellence? Things like that should be recognized.