Mullen, Zapotocki inducted into National Technical Honor Society

Duanesburg Jr./Sr. High School students Kelly Mullen and Katherine Zapotocki have been inducted into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) in recognition of excellence in their career and technical education and academic courses.

Mullen and Zapotocki were among 40 students honored at a May 21 ceremony at Colonie Central High School.

Mullen, a senior,  studies Video Game Design at the Center for Advanced Technology at Mohonasen High School a program of the Capital Region BOCES Career & Technical Education (CTE) School. Zapotocki, a junior, studies Criminal Justice at the CTE school’s Schoharie campus.

To be inducted into NTHS, a student must earn a grade point average (GPA) of 92 or higher in CTE and an overall GPA of 85 or greater at their high school, as well as having and have five or fewer absences.

“I’m in awe of what you have accomplished,” Dr. Valerie Kelsey, deputy director of career and technical education for Capital Region BOCES, told the students, family and friends gathered for the ceremony. “You have proven that you have the right stuff, that you are the right workers employers are seeking.”