National Technical Honor Society

What is the National Technical Honor Society?

This honor organization is for outstanding students enrolled in career and technical programs.  The NTHS serves over 180,000 student members each year with the mission of honoring student achievement and leadership, promoting educational excellence and enhancing career opportunities for the members.  

Congratulations to our new NTHS Officers

For the 2023-2024 School Year

President: Maria Rodriguez Cabrera - Interactive Media Design

Vice President: Jenny Magana - Multi-Skilled Health

Secretary: Alanah Pelegrin - Dental Technologies

Treasurer: Fatima Ahmed - Pre-Nursing

What are the Membership Requirements?

Outstanding academic achievement allows you to be considered for induction into the National Technical Honor Society. Selection for membership is a privilege granted to those who stand above their peers in scholarship, leadership, character and service to the school and community. NTHS is considered to be an active club and each member must be involved in the club activities, a community and/or school service project, fundraising and monthly meetings. To be eligible for membership the candidate must be a member of the junior class and have been in attendance at the school the equivalent of two semesters.

Students wishing to be considered for membership into the South Western Career Academy National Technical Honor Society will need to demonstrate outstanding performance in ALL four criteria of NTHS – scholarship, leadership, service (school and community) and character. This application will then be evaluated by the Faculty Council to determine if the applicant has met the additional requirements for induction. Those additional requirements are:

Scholarship: based on academic requirements decided by the committee 

Leadership: may include elected positions but also can include classroom, athletic, and community recognition as well

Service: actions undertaken by the student which are done with or on behalf of others without any direct financial or material compensation. Consistent community service to an organization is preferred but a variety of experiences with a substantial time commitment would also be considered. Students need to show a connection to the school by being a fully functioning member in a variety of (non-related) SWCA or home school activities over their high school careers. 

Character: use of a multifaceted definition of character known as the Six Pillars of Character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship will be reviewed through faculty/sponsor recommendation forms and students will have no school discipline issues.

Want more information?

Contact NTHS advisors Abby Heisterkamp  at  or Dawn Weaver at