College will honor students with Sojourner Truth awards

| 22 Feb 2012 | 05:03

MIDDLETOWN — SUNY Orange will formally recognize 565 local students attending Orange County schools for their achievements in a variety of educational areas when the college hosts the awards banquet for its 22nd annual Sojourner Truth Awards Program at 7 p.m., on Friday, March 4 in the Physical Education Building. (Snow date: March 5.) Students from the following school districts will be recognized: Chester, Goshen, Florida, Monroe-Woodbury, Warwick and Tuxedo. The Sojourner Truth Awards Program hails students from grades 6 through 12 who have demonstrated skills in areas such as athletics, citizenship, creative arts, diversity, English language arts, foreign languages, perseverance/effort, and sciences and technology. The program aims to promote education and motivate students who are from groups that are traditionally under-represented in the college population. The evening’s keynote speaker is Steve Fitzhugh, a former National Football League player who currently serves as executive director of PowerMoves, an organization he founded to help lead students and young people toward success. For more information visit SUNY Orange’s Sojourner Truth Web site at or email event coordinator Belen Medina at