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New Vision Education Professions student receives NTHS scholarship

Alexandra Beamish, a Webster Thomas senior, was recently awarded a $1000 scholarship from the National Technical Honor Society. 


Alexandra, or Allie, is part of the New Vision Education Professions class through the Eastern Monroe Career Center. This one-year program allows high school seniors the opportunity to explore careers in education through a partnership with the East Rochester Union Free School District. Beamish and her EMCC classmates get hands-on experience inside of East Rochester UFSD classrooms, putting together lesson plans and working alongside teachers and school staff.  


Through EMCC, Allie has been working in the Teens and Tots preschool and observing elementary level classrooms, all while working towards completing her New York State Teacher Assistant 1 certification requirements. After graduation, she plans on attending St. Bonaventure this fall to study Elementary Education.  


“Allie has successfully participated in classroom observation experiences at East Rochester Elementary School as well as demonstrated leadership qualities in our Teens and Tots Preschool. Her passion to teach is evident in her natural ability to connect to students,” expressed her teacher Paula Mitchell, who leads the EMCC New Vision Education Professions program. 


Allie was one of 250 outstanding NTHS members to receive a $1000 Jon H. Poteat Scholarship based on their ability to consistently exemplify the seven-character attributes of NTHS – Skill, Honesty, Service, Responsibility, Scholarship, Citizenship, and Leadership. 


“We are extremely proud of Alexandra and her efforts this school year. To be inducted in the National Technical Honor Society during such a challenging school year speaks to Alexandra’s commitment to excellence,” said Mike Ehret, principal of the Eastern Monroe Career Center. 


NTHS is the leader in recognizing student achievement in Career and Technical Education (CTE).  More than 4800 schools and colleges are affiliated with the Society.  Since its founding in 1984, NTHS has awarded nearly $3 million in scholarships to remarkable CTE students nationwide.  You can visit for more information.