NEW PHILADELPHIA -- Buckeye Career Center inducted 20 members into the National Technical Honor Society on Friday, May 4 at a breakfast ceremony held for family and associate school personnel.

Paul Stutzman, local author of Biking Through, was the guest speaker.

He shared inspirational advice about life that he learned while biking through the United States.

Recognized as an honorary member for excellence in education was Ron Colaprete.

Colaprete was hired at Buckeye Career Center in August of 1976 and was present for the opening day of the career center.

While at Buckeye, he worked in a variety of positions including Audio-Visual director, librarian, media specialist, in-school suspension monitor, and finally, what he was best known for, social studies teacher.

As a social studies instructor he encouraged students to understand history through the music, books, and movies created during various times in our world.

He retired from Buckeye in 2009.

The following local students, listed by associate school and program, were pinned:

Indian Valley -- Zane Burtscher (Industrial Electricity), Katherine Cookson (Law Enforcement), and Liana Hawkins (Allied Health Science Technologies).

Newcomerstown -- Haley Corbett (Graphic Arts), Shawna Lawrence (Early Childhood Education), and Eric Rose (Precision Machining).

Membership in the National Technical Honor Society at Buckeye requires a cumulative GPA of 3.6 over three semesters, 95 percent attendance, teacher recommendation and membership in a student club organization.