Four seniors recognized by Orange-Ulster BOCES

Each year, Orange-Ulster BOCES recognizes high school seniors from 23 regional public and private high schools with two awards of distinction: the Outstanding Student Award and the Senior Scholar Humanities Awards. The Orange-Ulster BOCES awards ceremonies were held at the Goshen High School Coliseum.

Outstanding Student Honorees

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Tallon Clark

Goshen High School seniors Tallon Clark and Ryan Mistretta were honored as 2021 Outstanding Students by Orange-Ulster BOCES. This award is given to high school seniors who have demonstrated excellence in academic achievement. Traditionally, the honorees are recognized during a celebratory dinner with their families and district officials.

Tallon will attend the United States Military Academy where he will likely major in engineering. He is the son of Regina and George Clark of Goshen.

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Ryan Mistretta

Ryan will attend Cornell University as a biological sciences major with a concentration in microbiology in the fall. He plans to attend medical school and hopes to become an Infectious Disease Specialist. Ryan is the son of David and Devra Mistretta of Goshen.

Senior Scholar Humanities Honorees

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Madilyn Bunzey

Goshen High School seniors Madilyn Bunzey and Benjamin Pahucki were honored as 2021 Senior Scholar Humanities Honorees by Orange-Ulster BOCES. This award is given to high school seniors who have distinguished themselves in the arts and humanities (fine arts, theater, music, fashion, and jewelry design) during their high school careers.

Madilyn will study musical theatre and double major in psychology at the University of SUNY Fredonia. She is the daughter of Craig and Amy Bunzey of Campbell Hall.

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Ben Pahucki

Benjamin will attend Cornell University’s School of Architecture, Art, and Planning, majoring in architecture. He would love to someday establish his own environmental architecture firm or to work for NASA designing permanent humanitarian shelters on the Moon and/or on Mars. Benjamin is the son of Christina and Brian Pahucki of New Hampton.