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Monday March 20, 2017 at 3:30pm Age: 2 yrs
Category: High School, Middle School, District


Sixteen Minisink Valley Middle and High School students were honored for their achievements at the 27th Annual Sojourner Truth Awards ceremony on March 10, a program of the Orange County Community College (OCCC). 


The Sojourner Truth Awards Program celebrates the cultural diversity of Orange County youth, recognizes the accomplishments of students, and empowers them to pursue their education goals. Student honorees are nominated by their teachers for achievements in one of ten categories.


--Minisink Valley High School Honorees and Category Nominations: Jocelyn Benigno Ramos, diversity; Ilahi (Asiya) Creary-Miller, English language arts; Victoria Duncan, creative arts; Naomi Hernandez, sciences; Lovina John, citizenship; Remi Land, perseverance/effort; Ebony Oenga, mathematics; Lianna Ramirez, foreign languages; Aniya Rodriguez, foreign languages; Taisha Santiago, creative arts; Isabella Schaetzle, sciences; Tyacia Thompson, foreign languages; Mia Vizcaino, English language arts.


--Minisink Valley Middle School Honorees and Category Nominations: Nasier Brown, English language arts; Hunter Rodriquez, English language arts; and Jordan Santiago, English language arts.


“We are so proud of our award recipients,” said JoAnn Westby, middle school guidance counselor who accompanied the students to the ceremony. “We also commend OCCC for offering a night such as this to take the time to recognize the positive achievements of our students. It was inspiring to be seated with so many young people who are striving to meet their potential.”