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Maryvale Student Earns $1,000 NTHS Scholarship

A Maryvale High School senior has been Carl Zarconeawarded a $1,000 scholarship by the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS).

Carl Zarcone is one of 225 outstanding NTHS members to receive a Jon H. Poteat Scholarship. He is a student in the Legal Academy, one of three New Visions programs at Erie 1 BOCES.

Carl attended the criminal justice program at the Harkness Career & Technical Center his junior year. He plans to attend Hilbert College in the fall for paralegal studies and psychology, and he would like to enter law school after graduating from Hilbert.

As a feature of Erie 1 BOCES’ Career and Technical Education (CTE) division, New Visions programs are one-year courses for honors-level seniors. The programs connect qualified, highly motivated students with mentoring professionals in the workplace and at local colleges/universities. Legal Academy partners with Canisius College and the University at Buffalo to offer students an exciting alternative to the traditional classroom setting and have them participate in the Erie County Bar Association’s Mock Trial Competition.

One other Erie 1 BOCES student also received an NTHS scholarship – Mikayla Kolarz, a Cleveland Hill High School senior in the Zoo Wildlife and Conservation Careers program, which is also in the New Visions suite of courses.

NTHS recognizes student achievement in career and technical education. More than 4,350 schools and colleges are affiliated with the society. Since its founding in 1984, it has awarded over $1.7 million in scholarships to remarkable CTE students nationwide. Visit for more information.

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