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Pictured, from left, are recent CCC NTHS inductees RaShad Cox of Clarksdale, MS; Sierra Jones of Tutwiler, MS; Katelin Landfall of Clarksdale, MS; Carrie Hicks of Marks, MS; Kiranmai Madadi of Cleveland, MS; Starlexus Fair of Frairs Point, MS; along with CCC President Dr. Valmadge Towner. Inductees not pictured are Jeanette Green of Coahoma, MS; JaCorey Johnson of Lyons, MS and Ellena Anderson of Clarksdale, MS.
CLARKSDALE – Nine top Coahoma Community College Career and Technical Education students were inducted into the prestigious National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) during a special induction ceremony Thursday.
Barber/Stylist major Ellena Anderson of Clarksdale, MS; Automotive major Rashard Cox of Clarksdale, MS; Cosmetology major Starlexus Fair of Frairs Point, MS; Medical Billing & Coding major Jeanette Green of Coahoma, MS; Early Childhood Education major Carrie Hicks of Marks, MS; Brick, Block & Stone major JaCorey Johnson of Lyons, MS; Cosmetology major Sierra Jones of Tutwiler, MS; Early Childhood Education major Katelin Landfair of Clarksdale, MS; and Cosmetology major Kiranmai Madadi of Cleveland, MS are now members of members of the organization following ceremony, hosted in the Gallery.
Former Coahoma Agricultural High School Principal Dr. I.D. Thompson served as the keynote speaker of the program, which included an invocation by Neal Mitchell; welcome by Shirley Ferguson-Hicks; musical selection by Ezra Howard; and a presentation of the speaker by Tiffany Wolfe.
During his address, Thompson applauded students on their accomplishments, referring to the achievement as stop in the “journey of a lifetime”.
He told inductees that each has been given unique God-given talent.
“You can either grow your gift, abuse your gift or lose you gift,” said Thompson.
Alluding to the popular roadside assistance program AAA, he advised students to always have “Triple A”—attitude, aspiration and ambition.
“At the end of your journey you will be evaluated and there are two question to consider,” said Thompson. “The first one is ‘Did you make a positive impact’, and lastly ‘How did you finish?’”
Following a gourmet lunch prepared by CCC’s Culinary Arts Department, CCC President Dr. Valmadge Towner presented the inductees with a certificate while Anne Shelton-Clark, dean of Career and Technical Education, pinned the students.
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. NTHS is built on eight basic principles: knowledge, skill, honesty, service, responsibility, scholarship, citizenship and leadership.
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