SUNY Orange recognizes local students with Sojourner Truth Awards

| 22 Feb 2012 | 05:15

    MIDDLETOWN — SUNY Orange has recognized 565 local students as winners of Sojouner Truth Awards. 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 in a positive manner and motivate students who are from groups that are traditionally under-represented in the college population to consider college as a viable and attainable goal. The honored students were acknowledged during an awards ceremony held recently at the college. Winners include: Monroe-Woodbury Central School District Rinage Adel (Monroe-Woodbury Middle School), perseverence/effort Bryan Aviles (Middle School), perseverence/effort Aaliyah Barrett (Middle School), perseverence/effort Danielle Brady (Middle School), perseverence/effort Alexis Cirilo (Middle School), perseverence/effort Edward Cohen (Middle School), sciences Ashley Davis (Monroe-Woodbury High School), citizenship Taylor Delgado (High School), citizenship Alyanna Felix (Middle School), English language arts Breanna Francella (Middle School), perseverence/effort Sigifredo Giraldo (Middle School), perseverence/effort Margaret Guzman (High School), sciences Safiyyah Guzman (High School), creative arts Kelsey Hidalgo (High School), citizenship Dakotah Lewis (High School), creative arts Mateo Maisonet (Middle School), English language arts Troy McConico (High School), creative arts Maximo Peguero (Middle School), perseverence/effort Charles Pinos-Granda (High School), citizenship Gabrielle Quinones (Middle School), citizenship Siaki Tetteh-Nartey (High School), sciences Gabriel Valle (High School), creative arts Kyle Whitton (Middle School), perseverence/effort Shiya Wright (High School), citizenship Sarah Yoo (Middle School), foreign languages Ishtiaque Zafar (Middle School), perseverence/effort Orange Ulster BOCES Candido Esquilin, perseverence/effort Whitney Roman, perseverence/effort