WVHS seniors recognized for outstanding artistic achievement


WVHS seniors recognized for outstanding artistic achievement

April 14, 2023

Orange_Ulster BOCES Humanities Honoree Awards breakfast at the Country Club at Otterkill in Campbell Hall

Warwick Valley High School seniors Adella Kurosz and Lionel Wolfe were among 34 honorees from mid-Hudson school districts recognized at the 2023 Orange-Ulster BOCES Senior Scholar Humanities Breakfast on June 6 at the Country Club at Otterkill in Campbell Hall.

The Senior Scholar Humanities Breakfast is coordinated each year by the Orange-Ulster BOCES Division of Instructional Support. The students, their parents, teachers, high school principals, superintendents, and BOCES administration were invited to celebrate the students’ outstanding accomplishments in the areas such as fine arts, theater, music and fashion.

Adella is exceptionally talented in acrylic and gouache painting. Her artistic talent earned her 2nd place in the Warwick Valley PRIDE Art Show and as a featured artist at
the Lower Hudson Valley Regional Digital Art Show. Her hobbies include volunteering at the Doc Fry Music Sessions, reading literature, writing, and working as a hostess and waitress at a local restaurant. Additionally, she was the co-captain of the varsity swim team. After high school, Ms. Kurosz will attend SUNY New Paltz to major in art education with a focus on printmaking and pottery.

Lionel’s exemplary talents include the piano, saxophone, and bass 2 choral. He received the Music in the Parks Outstanding Accompaniest Award and has been
recognized for his participation in the NAFME All National Mixed Choir 2022 for Bass 2, two-time Area All-State Bass 2 and Saxophone, and four-time All County Bass 2 and Saxophone. In addition to his aptitude for the arts, he enjoys math, science, riding horses, working with his hands, and home projects such as rebuilding family barns. After high school, Mr. Wolfe aspires to study mechanical engineering with a humanitarian focus to help improve the environment, climate change, and advances in technology for natural disaster recovery.




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