Thomasville Times Enterprise

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March 11, 2014

SWGTC Student Honor Club raises funds for library

THOMASVILLE — Southwest Georgia Technical College’s chapter of the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) student club recently raised funds for the Thomas County Public Library System.

NTHS student club members presented Nancy Tillinghast, Director of the Thomas County Public Library System, with the donation at their March 4 meeting. The money will go towards the library’s literacy program. NTHS members raised funds by taking donations from community members in exchange for bookmarks.

“The Georgia chapters of the National Technical Honor Society decided a couple of years ago to take up the banner of early reading skills as an issue of importance to our communities, families and colleges. Other chapters of NTHS in Georgia have worked in their communities as we have worked in ours to support young people in their reading development. We are currently talking with the library about having volunteers read to kids at the library on a weekly basis. We want to highlight the importance of developing excellent verbal skills to gaining success in life,” commented Michael Young, NTHS advisor and SWGTC Psychology Faculty.

According to the NTHS website, NTHS was created in the 1980s to improve vocational and technical college students’ thoughts about their career choices. Its mission is to honor student achievement and leadership, promote educational excellence, award scholarships, and enhance career opportunities for the NTHS membership.

Southwest Georgia Technical College is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia.

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