On Thursday, April 29, 2021, Otselic Valley Seniors Raymond Anderson and Ryan Reisdorf were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society at a ceremony held at the DCMO BOCES Chenango Campus.
They joined a select group of students in the Career and Technical Education programs at BOCES who were together recognized for their commitment to excellence, academic achievement, and character.
The presentation to each of these Vikings included remarks delivered by Advisor Michelle Schwartz:
Raymond Anderson is described as hardworking, loyal, and honest. He attends Otselic Valley Central School District and is in the Automotive Technology program. He is a member of the National Technical Honor Society, played basketball pre-Covid, and also volunteered many hours to a local church helping rebuild the church. After high school he plans to attend Universal Technical Institute in Exton, PA for Automotive and Short Diesel. After graduation, he hopes to obtain a full time position in the automotive industry. It has been noted that Raymond has an excellent work ethic; he is punctual, works hard, and does not finish a job until he feels he is 100% satisfied with the outcome. He is not afraid to get his hands dirty and he never backs down on his commitments.
Ryan Reisdorf is described as hardworking, calm, and quiet. He attends Otselic Valley Central School District and is in the Conservation and Heavy Equipment Career and Technical Education program. Ryan is in the National Technical Honor Society and participated in basketball and baseball pre-Covid. In his free time he enjoys spending time with friends and family. After high school Ryan plans on entering the workforce. His goal is to be employed full time in construction for the county or state. He also hopes to obtain his Class B C D L license in the near future. It has been noted that Ryan is a hardworking student that faces challenges head on and meets them with great success. He is courteous and personable. He is easy to work with and is always willing to do more than his fair share in group projects. He is an asset to the maple production program, as well as to the conservation program.
Our warmest congratulations are extended to these exemplary students. Their future is bright.From the National Technical Honor Society website
: The National Technical Honor Society is an educational non-profit that exists to honor, recognize, and empower students and teachers in Career & Technical Education. As the honor society for Career & Technical Education, NTHS serves over 100,000 active members annually in both secondary and postsecondary chapters across country.
Since its founding in 1984, nearly 1 million students have become NTHS alumni. NTHS honors the achievements of top CTE students, provides close to $300,000 in scholarships annually, and strives to help connect education and industry to build a highly skilled workforce.