Malverne, West Hempstead students join elite scholars


Students from both the Malverne and West Hempstead Union Free School District who attended Nassau BOCES Barry Tech were recently inducted into the National Technical Honor Society. These scholars earned membership in the distinguished organization based on their superior academic achievement, dedicated community service and the enthusiastic endorsement of their teachers.

The 2018 NTHS inductees were digital design student Jordi Carvajal and police science and criminal justice student Nicholas Maranzano, both from Malverne, and West Hempstead student Mary Penson, who studies early childhood educational child development.

“These students have honed their talents and followed their passions to earn this honorable induction,” said Gene Silverman, the executive director of Nassau BOCES Department of Regional Schools and Instructional Programs. “They are the future of our society and economy; they are our hope for a better world.”

Membership in the NTHS is the nation’s highest honor 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. They are the embodiment of the NTHS vision, “success favors the prepared mind.”

The NTHS is recognized by business, industry and education as the standard for student achievement and leadership in career and technical education. Membership in the NTHS helps top students find success in today’s highly competitive workplace by encouraging scholastic achievement and cultivating a desire for personal excellence. 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.

A vital regional resource, Nassau BOCES offers state-of-the-art programs for learners of all ages and abilities as well as cost-effective services for school districts and municipalities. The program empower students to achieve their maximum potential in alternative, artistic, outdoor, special education, virtual, and career and technical environments. They also offer adult education programs that are vital to improving the Long Island regional economy. In addition, their technology services form the backbone of many school districts’ infrastructure. As the county’s educational leader in implementing the state’s reform efforts, Nassau BOCES hopes to shape the future of education. To learn more, go to their website at, and like their Facebook page at

–Nakeem Grant