Hen Hud senior Nancy Sinchi was recently inducted into the National Technical Honor Society at Putnam | Northern Westchester BOCES in Yorktown. She also received the Jon H. Poteat Scholarship, named in honor and memory of the NTHS co-founder.
The $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually to honor society members who consistently exemplify the seven characteristic attributes of NTHS: skill, honesty, service, responsibility, scholarship, citizenship and leadership.
Sinchi studied Law Enforcement at the Tech Center, a two-year program that encompassed learning about the law and criminology. She said she became interested in the program after a Hen Hud-sponsored Tech tour.
“Not everyone knows about the BOCES programs, such as sports medicine, culinary, computer technology and law enforcement to name a few,” said Superintendent Joseph Hochreiter. “Tell us what made your experience at the Tech Center unique.”
“Everyone is very supportive at BOCES,” said Sinchi, noting that the law enforcement teacher was strict, but very patient. She enjoyed learning basic skills such as how to apply handcuffs and going on a field trip to the Westchester County jail.
“I want to become a cop in the future, and BOCES has played a big part in my life,” said Sinchi, noting that she plans to take the required exams to become an officer and attend the police academy.
Hear the entire interview below: