Campbell Hall. Thirty-four students honored at BOCES Humanities Awards Ceremony

| 24 Apr 2023 | 04:38

Orange-Ulster BOCES hosted the 2023 Humanities Honoree Awards Ceremony and Breakfast on April 13.

Thirty-four high school students who have distinguished themselves in the arts and humanities were recognized. This event celebrates seniors and juniors who have stood out amongst their peers by showing an impressive dedication, skill and commitment to the arts and humanities.

Each high school and the BOCES nominated two students to be the recipients of this award. The honorees and their guests enjoyed breakfast held at the Country Club at Otterkill in Campbell Hall to celebrate the students’ outstanding accomplishments in the fine arts, performing arts and the humanities.

The keynote speaker was Warwick architect, artist and sculptor Amy Lewis Sweetman, founder of Agrisculpture. The mission of Agrisculpture is to create metal sculpture, informed by nature and farm equipment, to restore the Earth by foraging abandoned agricultural machinery as media and to teach environmental awareness.

Sweetman urged the students to “Never give up - always give back and see all ‘problems’ as design opportunities!”

The 2023 OU BOCES Humanities Honoree Awardees included:

Kira Iovine and Antonio Nieves (Chester Academy)

Grace Donnelly and Chima Oparaji (George F. Baker High School in Tuxedo)

Colin Ahearn and Lauren Carroll (Goshen High School)

James Dawson and Eryn Sammut (Monroe-Woodbury High School)

Camila Fuentes and Morghan Mahoney (S.S. Seward Institute in Florida)

Adella Kurosz and Lionel Wolfe (Warwick Valley High School)