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Two RCS students honored at 2019 Capital Region BOCES National Technical Honor Society inductions

Fifty-eight Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School students were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) on May 28 during a ceremony at South Colonie Central High School. Among those honored were two Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk students, Andrew Clark and Kayla Rexford.

Those inducted come from a cross section of Career and Technical Education programs, from welding, heating and criminal justice to the New Visions Health Careers and New Visions Law & Government. Clark studies electrical trades while Rexford studies health careers.

To be honored, students had to meet several criteria, including earning grade point averages (GPA) of 92 or greater at Career & Tech and an overall GPA of 85 or greater at their high schools, as well as having five or fewer absences.

“I’m in awe of what you have accomplished,” Dr. Valerie Kelsey, deputy director of career and technical education for Capital Region BOCES, told the students, family and friends gathered for the ceremony. “You have proven that you have the right stuff, that you are the right workers employers are seeking.”

The 58 new inductees hail from 18 school districts across three BOCES – Capital Region, Questar III and Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery – that send students to Capital Region BOCES programs.