Top Student Inducted into CCC’s National Technical Honor Society
CLARKSDALE – A top Coahoma Community College student has been honored with an induction into CCC’s National Technical Honor Society (NTHS).
Over 1500 schools nationwide are affiliated with NTHS, which has recognized outstanding student achievement in workforce education since 1984.
Kevette Anderson of Clarksdale became a part of the prestigious organization during an induction ceremony held Friday in The Gallery. Anderson is a student in CCC’s Career and Technical Division’s Cosmetology program. She is the daughter of Elaine Anderson of Tallahatchie.
In addition to a 3.5 GPA, Anderson had to be recommended by her instructor and meet eight other high standards.
Kevette Anderson of Clarksdale became the newest member of CCC's National Technical Honor Society during an induction ceremony held Friday.
“She met all of those, and I think that’s a very great accomplishment that she was able to meet that benchmark,” said Career Technical Counselor Charles Butler.
NTHS is built on eight basic principles: knowledge, skill, honesty, service, responsibility, scholarship, citizenship and leadership. Introducing the principles Friday during a candle ceremony was Mary Wilson, CCC’s special population personnel.
The Rev. Freddie Deshazer served as the speaker for the event. Deshazer encouraged Anderson as well as audience members to keep pressing forward and to always keep God first.
The ceremony also included an invocation by Neal Mitchell, CCC Brick, Block and Stone Masonry program; a welcome by Anne Shelton Clark, Vice President of Career and Technical Education; musical selection by Ezra Howard, CCC Director of Web Services; and Christopher Dixon, CCC Career Services and Placement Manager; pertinent NTHS information from Butler; lunch provided by CCC’s Culinary Arts program; and an introduction of the speaker by Bobbie Deshazer of CCC’s Accounting and Business Systems Technology program.