Students earn honors in West Hempstead, Malverne


More than 130 students from Nassau BOCES Barry Tech became members of the National Technical Honor Society. They have studied such programs as cosmetology skills, aviation operations, welding, pharmacy technician, horse science, police science/law enforcement systems and auto skills.

West Hempstead students who earned this honor were Xavier Budhoo, in automotive technology; Benecia Felix, in medical assisting; Brianna Rizvi, in nurse assisting; Joshua Totah, auto collision technician; and Kenneth Metz, in cosmetology.

In Malverne, Alexander Castro in the construction trade skills program and Destiny Williams in the child development program earned this high honor.

“These students have followed their talents and passions to come to this honorable induction,” said Gene Silverman, executive director, Nassau BOCES Department of Regional Schools and Instructional Programs. “They are the future of our society and economy – they are our dreams of a better world. We offer these students our congratulations and best wishes in future endeavors.”

The Barry Tech students were elected for the honor based on superior academic achievement, dedicated community service and the endorsement of the faculty. Membership in the NTHS is the nation’s highest award for excellence in career and technical education. These students have consistently distinguished themselves by exemplifying exceptional qualities, such as honesty, leadership, responsibility and good character.

Recognized by business, industry and education as the hallmark of student achievement and leadership, the NTHS helps top students find success in today’s highly competitive workplace by encouraging scholastic achievement and cultivating a desire for personal excellence.

NTHS members are awarded personal letters of recommendation for employment, college admission and scholarships, and have their diplomas and training certificates stamped with the official NTHS seal.