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Several area students honored at MOVTI's NTHS induction

The Pennsboro News of Harrisville, West Virginia

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The Mid-Ohio Valley Technical Institute (MOVTI) hosted its annual National Technical Honor Society induction ceremony Monday, March 16 at the career center on North Pleasants Highway in Grape Island.

MOVTI director Ryan Haught welcomed the inductees and their guest's to the ceremony.

Noah Snyder, a second year NTHS member in Automotive Technology and a senior at Ritchie County High School led the assembly in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Luke Snyder, a junior in the carpentry program at St. Marys High School (SMHS) provided the invocation.

Haught then introduced the guest speaker, Alex Mossor, a 2009 graduate of SMHS. Mossor was a completer in the automotive technology program and a member of the Ford AAA competition team, where he participated at both the state and national levels.

In 2009 he placed first in the state and 20th in the nation in the automotive technology category and he also received the Albert Yanni scholarship that year.

The Yanni Scholarship is awarded to talented career and technical students in order for them to pursue advanced education related to their technical field.

Mossor continued his education and training at Washington State Community College and the University of Northern Ohio.

His training at MOVTI and beyond enabled him to get employment with Herrington Ford in July 2011. He is currently a diesel technician at Herrington Ford in St. Marys.

Mossor told the inductees to set goals. "Without goals you have nothing to look forward to," he said. "Setting goals and sticking with them is a very important part of being successful in your career. If you set your goals high enough and you don't quite reach them, you will still be way better off than if you had never even set them."

Following the guest speaker's remarks MOVTI assistant director Chris Cress explained the selection criteria for students to be eligible for induction into the NTHS.

Jacob Clevenger, English instructor and NTHS advisor at MOVTI, then told the guests the purpose of the NTHS.

Julia Henegar, a second year NTHS member from SMHS recited the goals and motto of the honor society and then lit a candle to represent "Skill."

Kyler Taylor from SMHS, a computer technology student, lit the candle for "Honesty." Next, Devon Harris an Occupational Drafting student from Tyler Consolidated High School (TCHS) lit the candle for "Service."

Tanner McAdams, a welding student from Magnolia High School (MHS) lit the "Responsibility" candle. Olivia Brooks from Valley High School (VHS) from the Health Occupations program lit the candle for "Scholarship."

Kaleb Tanley from TCHS and automotive technology lit the candle for "Citizenship." Ariel Gump from welding, a student at RCHS lit the candle for "Leadership."

Haught then introduced the new members of the NTHS at MOVTI from the following programs:

Automotive Technology: Hunter Bishop, a senior RCHS, Kaleb Tanley, a junior TCHS; Business: Breanna Hartley, a junior TCHS.

E.M.P.(Emergency Medical Preparedness): Nicholas Butcher, a junior SMHS, Jenna Snodgrass, a junior SMHS.

Health Science Technology I: Olivia brooks, a junior VHS, Regan Jackson, a junior RCHS, Brooke Keys, a senior TCHS, Halle Runnion, a junior SMHS, Daniele Shreve, a junior TCHS, Whitney Thompson, a junior MHS, Brianna Throckmorton, a junior MHS, Ciara Truex, a junior MHS.

Welding Technology: Troy Collins, a junior TCHS, Ariel Gump, a junior RCHS, Nathaniel Jones, a junior RCHS, Tanner McAdams, a junior MHS, Brendan Miller, a junior SMHS, Michael Shuman, a junior RCHS.

Occupational Drafting: Devon Harris, junior TCHS.

Information Technology: Kyle Taylor, junior SMHS.

Carpentry: Luke Snyder, junior SMHS.

The inductees then took the pledge administered by Cress. He introduced the second year students in the NTHS. Recognized were Noah Snyder, senior from RCHS an Automotive Technology and Julia Henegar, senior from SMHS in business.

Haught made closing remarks and a reception was held for inductees and their guests.

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Original Publication Date: March 25, 2015

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