Jackson County graduates fill national honor society

Sixty four Southwestern Community College students were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society, Alpha Beta Gamma or both. Jackson County students accounted for 30 of them. NTHS inductees are nominated by faculty and rank among the top 20 percent of active students in their respective programs. Inductees are required to maintain at least a 3.5 grade-point average. Front row, from left: Donald Kampe (Sylva), Kara Little (Whittier), Tracie Renae Hall (Sylva), Maria Salgado-Rivera (Sylva), Jessica Knecht (Sylva), Isabella Polson (Sylva), Emma Budden (Cullowhee), Rebekah Schosser (Whittier) and Mckinzi Marks (Whittier). Back row: Simon Akers (Sylva), Maxime Thai (Sylva), River McBride (Sylva), Joshua Smith (Sylva), Miranda Monroe (Dillsboro), Shaina Prewitt (Webster), Megan Beck (Tuckasegee), Rosemary Muita (Sylva), Emily Alligood (Sylva) and Samantha Velasquez. (Sylva). Not pictured: Bonnie Adams (Cullowhee), Jarett Cunningham (Sylva), Sebastian Gianino (Whittier), Brandy Helton (Whittier), Taylor Lynn (Webster), Diedre Mathis (Cullowhee), Abby Newsome (Sylva), Marissa Seagroves (Sylva), Kim Silvers (Whittier), Deanah Smith (Whittier) and Danielle Vesely (Sylva).