Honors Abound at Sojourner Truth Awards

SUNY Orange celebrated the outstanding achievements of 635 students attending Orange County school districts during the 29th Sojourner Truth Awards Ceremony on March 8 in the Edward A. Diana Physical Education Center on the Middletown campus.

The Sojourner Truth Awards Program honors students from grades six through 12 who have excelled 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 who are from groups that are traditionally under-represented in the college population to consider college as a viable and attainable goal.

 

In addition to the recognition ceremony, four high school sophomores were presented with scholarships by the SUNY Orange Foundation.

 

Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. (O&R) was a major sponsor of the event.