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April 6, 2017 - Students honored with Sojourner Truth award

a student poses with teachers  Students from Valley Central Middle School and High School were honored at the 27th annual Sojourner Truth award ceremony, held at Orange County Community College Middletown Campus on March 10. According to the college’s website, the award recognizes the achievements of deserving Orange County youth who are traditionally under-represented in the college population in 10 categories: athletics, citizenship, creative arts, diversity, English Language Arts, foreign languages, mathematics, perseverance/effort, sciences and technology. More than 20 students from Valley Central received this distinction 
Valley Central School District recipients: 
Brendan Allen (Valley Central High School), perseverance/effort
Kevin Anderson (Valley Central Middle School), citizenship
Leyla Anglin (middle school), citizenship
Jennifer Ardon (middle school), perseverance/effort
Sean Campbell (high school), creative arts
Alyssa Conn (middle school), perseverance/effort
Yolanni Cruz (middle school), citizenship
Karlie Diaz del Valle (middle school), athletics
Freddie Floyd (high school), citizenship
Matteo Folefack (middle school), citizenship
Hannah Gorton (middle school), perseverance/effort
Wayne Grant (high school), perseverance/effort
Kendell Holman (middle school), perseverance/effort
Genesis Martinez (middle school), diversity
Jade McMillan (middle school), mathematics
Shania Moore (high school), citizenship
Brandon Padilla (middle school), citizenship
Dallia Phillips (high school), perseverance/effort
Siena Primeaux (high school), perseverance/effort
Jennifer Robertson (middle school), citizenship
Armenly Rosa Hernandez (middle school), citizenship
Xiomara Sanchez (middle school), English language arts
Melissa Santiago (middle school), citizenship 
Chaz Whitfield (high school), citizenship
Jayden Whitfield (high school), citizenship
Nick Yesupatham (middle school), citizenship
Isabel 'Izzy' Zica (high school), citizenship