Valedictorian Kory Dixon and salutatorian Ivy Ha were among the honorees at the recent Orange-Ulster BOCES Outstanding Student Recognition Luncheon, held at the Otterkill Country Club.
Kory will attend SUNY Delhi and major in mechatronics technology. He plans to work in the automotive or agricultural industries in software and robotics. Ivy will attend George Washington University, to study environmental sciences. She plans to be an environmental consultant.
Each year Orange-Ulster BOCES honors the outstanding students from the region’s public and private high schools who have demonstrated excellence in academic achievement throughout high school.
Guest speaker was Jacob Anderson, a member of the Minisink Valley Class of 2015, who was most recently an architectural designer with Studio 111 Architecture in Philadelphia.
While he still works for Studio 111 as a special projects project manager, he is now also a teaching assistant with the Mandarin Chinese program at Orange-Ulster BOCES’ Division of Instructional Support Services, where he hopes to participate in sharing Chinese culture with everyone in Orange County.
Mr. Anderson is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Architecture: Intensive Design with a minor in Eastern Asian languages and civilizations with a concentration in Chinese.
The gathering was attended by school officials, Board of Education members, parents and family members.