Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Brittany Davis-Green - firstname.lastname@example.org
CLARKSDALE – Five top students were inducted into Coahoma Community College’s National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) during a special induction ceremony Wednesday.
Computer Servicing Technology students John Fisher, Joseph Fisher and Joshua Stevens, all of Clarksdale, MS; and Cosmetology students Tiffany Benson of Clarksdale, MS and Charohonda Jones of Cleveland, MS are now members of prestigious organization following the induction ceremony, hosted in the Gallery.
CCC alumnus and Executive Director of the Mississippi Delta Council Donald Green, the speaker for the event, was also recognized as an honorary member of the organization during the event for his outstanding contributions to the Clarksdale community.
More than 1500 schools nationwide are affiliated with NTHS, which has recognized outstanding student achievement in workforce education since 1984. In addition to a 3.5 GPA, the students had to be recommended by their instructors and pledge to uphold five other high standards.
NTHS is built on eight basic principles: knowledge, skill, honesty, service, responsibility, scholarship, citizenship and leadership. Introducing those principles during a candle ceremony was Dr. Mary Wilson, CCC’s Career-Tech counselor and Child Development Technology Instructor Teresa Taylor lit a candle representing each attribute.
The inductees were then pinned by CCC’s Dean of Career and Technical Education Anne Clark before reciting the NTHS pledge, led by CCC Career-Tech counselor and NTHS advisor Charles Butler.
During his address, Green discussed what he called “some of the greatest words in the English language”—life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. He described life as something we are given and liberty as a freedom everyone wants to take advantage of.
“Everything is fine until you pursue your happiness above the needs of others,” Green said. “You cannot get anywhere in this world by serving yourself … you have to serve others. You have to use that freedom to make the right choice.”
He closed by telling students to always remember the phrase “service above self”.
“I want to encourage you to pursue your happiness, but it give it thought. After all, your success is based on you.”
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