District Five student recipient of national scholarship

Megan vanVollenhoven, a senior at Chapin High School and the Center for Advanced Technical Studies (The Center), has been named one of only four students nationwide to receive the SkillsUSA/National Technical Honors Society (NTHS) Scholarship.

“I have been very actively involved in SkillsUSA since my sophomore year, and I was thrilled to receive this scholarship” vanVollenhoven said. “Through SkillsUSA I have grown as a leader and made strong connections with students from all high schools in this district. Last year I served as the SkillsUSA CATS Chapter President, and I currently serve as the State President. I am grateful for the opportunities this scholarship will provide as I continue my academics at the University of South Carolina.”

SkillsUSA has teamed up with the National Technical Honor Society to promote outstanding student achievement within career and technical education. SkillsUSA is encouraging chapters to consider participation in the honor society as part of their annual program of work.Megan is an intern at MGC Law, LLC and with Senator Ronnie Cromer, both through the Law Enforcement Services Program at The Center. She is the State President of SkillsUSA South Carolina and a leader at her local chapter.

Each year, NTHS awards four $1,000 scholarships to SkillsUSA members, two scholarships are awarded to high school members, and two scholarships are awarded to college/postsecondary members. To be eligible, students must be active, dues-paying members of both SkillsUSA and NTHS. To apply, schools must have an active NTHS chapter, which includes submission of a charter application and approval from the school administration.

“Megan is an extremely hard working young woman who exemplifies professionalism,” said Joseph Chapman, teacher and SkillsUSA advisor at the Center for Advanced Technical Studies. “We are all incredibly proud that she is a recipient of this wonderful scholarship. She is a great ambassador for the district, our school, SkillsUSA, and Career & Technical Education.”