Washingtonville Seniors Honored at Humanities Breakfast
Two Washingtonville High School (WHS) students were honored at the Sixth Annual Orange-Ulster BOCES Humanities Honoree Breakfast at Kuhl’s Highland House in Middletown on April 25. Teachers and administrators from WHS selected Joanna Ogrodnik and Richard DiVirgilio to be recognized at the event for their outstanding artistic achievements.
A total of 32 students from various Orange County high schools were honored. Joanna, a senior, was recognized for her contributions to WHS and the community, as well as her talents portrayed in countless art classes during her four-year high school career. Richard, also a senior, was recognized for his volunteerism and his instrumental talents and performances in various roles in the WHS Masque & Mime Society.The students, their parents, teachers, high school principals, and superintendents were invited to celebrate the outstanding accomplishments and performances of the talented group. Washingtonville Art Department supervisor Ken Affeldt and WHS English teacher Megan Kaste joined the seniors at the event to show their support.
WHS Principal Brian Connolly was thrilled to have these two students recognized for their skills. “Joanna and Richard have truly left their marks in the arts at WHS,” he states. “Their talent displayed in art classes and on the stage is inspiring for students to come.”
Washingtonville High School seniors and staff at the Sixth Annual Orange-Ulster BOCES Humanities Honoree Breakfast. From left, Art Department supervisor Ken Affeldt, Joanna Ogrodnik, Richard DiVirgilio, and English teacher Megan Kaste.