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Twenty-three distinguished Tennessee College of Applied Technology -Jacksboro students were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society on Thursday, April 5th, 2018. Additionally, one student was recognized as a second year member. The purpose of the National Technical Honor Society is to promote student excellence and leadership in career and technical education and to recognize educational achievements. Further, TCAT-Jacksboro acknowledges students strong in worker character skills, such as:  exhibiting leadership and initiative; timeliness; taking pride in your work; using team skills; using proper attitudes; exampling quality of work;  following instructions;  being at work dependably; being honest and responsible; maintaining composure and self- control; and maintaining professional dress. The induction ceremony was held at LaFollette United Methodist Church. Advisor Chandy Hensley greeted the students and 100 plus guests. The LaFollette Boy Scout Troop #310 provided a special ceremony and presentation of colors and pledge of allegiance. Director Debbie Petree congratulated the students on their outstanding achievements and challenged them in their future endeavors to strive for continued success. Faculty and staff members Leann Adkins, Camilla Gambrel, Tony Hamblin, Phillip Lay and Kelli Shipley assisted in the induction ceremony. Other faculty and staff members in attendance were Zach Bauchman, Teresa Nelson and David Paul. The keynote speaker was Mr. John Branam, Vice President of Commercial Lending, with United Cumberland Bank.  He encouraged the students to follow the lessons of the motto “sometimes you have to give up what’s valuable if you don’t want to give up what’s priceless.” He inspired the students to seek your passion without compromising your values.  The following students were honored: Travis Bowling, Keith Braden, Summer Breeding, Karen Brown, Johnnie Browning, Dylan Carroll, Jasmine Cooper, Blake Gambrel, Andrew Gillenwater, Brieanna Graham, Bethany Gryder, Christy Hughes, Hayley Inscho, Amanda Irvin, Hunter Madron, Shawna Muse, Kristy Osborn, Amy Pace, Grace Rutherford, David Strickland and Alex Foster- Second Year Honoree. Congratulations Honor Students on your success! Your TCAT team is proud of you