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Monday June 18, 2018 at 10:47am Age: 243 days
Category: High School, District


Five Minisink Valley High School students in grades 9-12 were recognized at the Annual County Executive Youth Awards (ACEYA) luncheon on June 7, at the Kuhl's Highland House, before hundreds of guests. For more than 30 years, with the sponsorship of the County Executive’s Office, Orange County Youth Bureau and its Youth Advisory Board, the event has been honoring local youth, adults, and organizations who make a difference in Orange communities.

In the youth categories, the awards celebrate students whose unique achievements, citizenship, and perseverance might otherwise be overlooked.

Minisink Valley High School ACEYA Honorees…

Brandon Bell
, a senior, was recognized  with a Certificate of Honor with the Outstanding Leadership, Volunteerism and Citizenship Award. Brandon spent his discretionary time helping others, demonstrating strong leadership skills, and working for the betterment of the community. Brandon had conflicting award ceremonies and was not present at this event.

Andrew Cesarz, a freshman, was recognized by the Town of Wallkill Police Youth Coalition as a Youth Leader.  His group was presented with a Youth Leadership Award for working toward the betterment of the community.

Valerie Moore, a junior, was recognized with the Spirit of Success Award. Valerie has demonstrated perseverance, success, and a is a positive role model.

Angela Perez, freshman, was recognized with the Healthy Living Award.  This award recognizes changes the person has made to promote their wellbeing and/or the wellbeing of their family and school peers.

Nahomy Tellez, a senior, was recognized with the Spirit of Success Award. She was nominated by Orange Ulster BOCES.  Nahomy has demonstrated academic success and is a positive role model.

CONGRATULATIONS to Brandon, Andrew, Valerie, Angela and Nahomy! You make our school proud!


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