SUNY Orange honors 12 WVCSD students with Sojourner Truth Awards


SUNY Orange honors 12 WVCSD students with Sojourner Truth Awards

April 16, 2021

SUNY Orange recently announced that 12 students from the Warwick Valley Central School District will receive 2021 Sojourner Truth Awards.

The Sojourner Truth Awards Program honors students who have been nominated by school guidance counselors and principals for having demonstrated excellence in areas such as athletics, citizenship, creative arts, diversity, English language arts, foreign languages, perseverance/effort, sciences and technology. The program aims to promote education in a positive manner and to motivate students to consider college as a viable and attainable goal.

The Warwick students honored are: Amari Brown (WVHS), creative arts; Amelia Brown (WVHS), creative arts; Isabella Del Salto (WVMS), perseverance/effort; Lena Jodry (WVHS), mathematics; Timothy Leonard WVHS), creative arts; Michael Lopez (WVHS), perseverance/effort; Kalen Luraschi (WVHS), technology; Eden Marriott (WVMS), English language arts; Noah Montgomery (WVHS), citizenship; Elizabeth Roberts (WVHS), creative arts; Nicholas Williams (WVHS), perseverance/effort; Dennis Wilson (WVHS), creative arts.

SUNY Orange usually holds an in-person recognition ceremony but will not do so this year because of the COVID pandemic and existing restrictions on large indoor gatherings. The winning students will receive their award certificates via regular mail.

Sojourner Truth, for whom the program is named, lived in the mid-Hudson Valley after escaping from slavery. She is hailed as one of the most distinguished and highly regarded women of the 19th Century She is often cited as one of the most effective and powerful speech-makers of her time.


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