Two Minisink Valley seniors were among the 34 students honored at Orange-Ulster BOCES’ 2023 Humanities Honoree Awards Ceremony and Breakfast at the Country Club at Otterkill on April 13.
Amber Rosado and Nathan Samse were honored for distinguishing themselves in the arts and humanities. This event celebrated seniors and juniors who were nominated by their high schools and BOCES who have stood out among their peers by showing an impressive dedication, skill, and commitment to the arts and humanities. The gathering celebrated their outstanding accomplishments in the fine arts, performing arts and the humanities fields.
Amber is a skilled artist who has taught herself many artistic techniques, including acrylic, watercolor painting and clay/cardboard sculpture, with a focus on animals. She plans to study veterinary technology.
Nathan is a talented musician recognized for participation in All-State, All-County and Honor Band. He plans to become a music teacher.
Architect, artist and sculptor Amy Lewis Sweetman, founder of Agrisculpture, was the keynote speaker. Agrisculpture’s mission is to create metal sculpture, informed by nature and farm equipment, to restore the Earth by foraging abandoned agricultural machinery as media and to teach environmental awareness.
Ms. Sweetman urged honorees to “never give up — always give back, and see all ‘problems’ as design opportunities.”