Valedictorian Grace Malone and salutatorian Antonella Lombardo were among the honorees at the June 13 Orange-Ulster BOCES Outstanding Student Recognition Luncheon, held Kuhl’s Highland House in Middletown.
Each year Orange-Ulster BOCES honors the outstanding students from 23 public and private high schools in the region who have demonstrated excellence in academic achievement throughout high school.
The gathering was attended by school officials, Board of Education members, parents and family members and County Executive Steven Neuhaus, who was the program’s guest speaker.
Grace will attend Syracuse University and plans to earn a degree from the university’s Bandier Program for Recording and Entertainment Industries. She expects to work in music marketing or touring artists management.
Antonella will attend Rochester Institute of Technology, where she’s been accepted into the accelerated Physician Assistant Program.
“It’s wonderful to see this elite group of students gather to be recognized,” said Interim Principal David Telgheder. “We’re so proud to have Grace and Antonella represent Minisink Valley with such distinguished and exceptional academic accomplishments.”