SGTC Americus Chapter Honor Society Inducts 25 New Members

April 19, 2019
17 individuals stand together in a line
17 of the 25 National Technical Honor Society stand as a group with their membership certificates.

South Georgia Technical College inducted 25 new members into the Americus campus’ chapter of the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) recently during a special ceremony in the John M. Pope Center. The induction marks one of the largest classes the student organization has ever ushered in.

The new inductees included: Taariq Abdullah of Covington; Brady Bennett of Molena; Eric Blake of Dawson; Nathan Brown of Dawson; Noah Foster of Mount Pleasant, TN; Frederick Gear of Americus; Christopher Goodyear of Americus; Kaylyn Goodyear of Americus; Justin Greenhaw of Danville, AL; TyKerrien Hardwick of Lumpkin; Jacob Hobbs of Ashburn; Johnathon Holland of Axis, AL; La’lonnie Jackson of Americus; Marlon James of Brunswick; Jonah Lanehart of Cataula; Yakira Lipscomb of Lithonia; Samantha Long of Americus; Jesse Morris of Iuka, MS; Cory Rix of Andersonville; Jacob See of Mauk; Allan Sparling of Sylvester; Jordan Spires of Leesburg; Austin Thornton of Carthage, MS; Rashad Walden of Leary; and Charles Westra of Americus.

To begin the ceremony, NTHS advisor Chester Taylor gave an overview of the organization and its values to the members and their family members and classmates who were in attendance. Next, a current member led a candle lighting ceremony which is used to represent the eight qualities of NTHS’ mission: knowledge, skill, honesty, service, responsibility, scholarship, citizenship and leadership.

Following the ceremony, each new member accepted an official membership certificate from Taylor and later closed out the ceremony by standing to recite the NTHS pledge together.

In order to receive the honor of becoming a member, students must be nominated by an instructor, be a full-time student at SGTC for at least one semester, and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.7. The student must also demonstrate leadership abilities and display a commendable attitude, good mentality, worthy character, credible achievement, and a desire to pursue a career in the field of his or her technical study.

The National Technical Honor Society is just one of several options for students to get involved on campus. Students interested in becoming more active on campus can contact Cynthia Carter, director of student organizations, by visiting the career services center in Hicks Hall or calling 229-931-2057. 

Photos from the ceremony can be viewed here: National Technical Honor Society Inducts 25 Members Into Americus Chapter