Salina Area Technical College on Friday inducted nine students into its chapter of the National Technical Honor Society.

Inductees to Salina Tech’s chapter of the National Technical Honor Society for 2017-18 are: Back row, Noah Pfannenstiel, Hunter Mendenhall, Joshua Gengler, Zaide Korb, Cheryl Gray. Front row, Laura Von Bergen, Erika Ruiz, Aubrey Bieker, Steven Weigand.

To qualify for membership in the National Technical Honor Society, students must have at least a 3.5 GPA, be nominated by an instructor, submit an essay about their community service activities and why they should be inducted, and be interviewed by a committee of college faculty and staff.

“We’re recognizing more today than just your technical knowledge,” Salina Tech President Greg Nichols said during the induction ceremony. “You’re also being recognized for your leadership among your peers. Our hope is that you realize you have great potential to become leaders in your field.”