Colin Ahearn, Lauren Carroll receive Humanities Honoree Awards

Two teens holding certificates of achievement
Colin Ahearn and Lauren Carroll received the Humanities Honoree Award from Orange-Ulster BOCES. Photo by Orange-Ulster BOCES.

Seniors Colin Ahearn and Lauren Carroll are this year’s Orange-Ulster BOCES Humanities Honoree Award winners for Goshen High School. This distinction is given to high school students who have distinguished themselves in the arts and humanities.

On April 13, Colin and Lauren were honored at an awards ceremony and breakfast at Otterkill Country Club, along with 32 of their peers throughout the region, to celebrate the students’ outstanding accomplishments in the fine arts, performing arts, and the humanities. At the start of the ceremony, Colin sang the National Anthem.

The keynote speaker for the event was local architect, artist, and sculptor Amy Lewis Sweetman, founder of Agrisculpture. The mission of Agrisculpture is to create metal sculpture, informed by nature and farm equipment, to restore the Earth by foraging abandoned agricultural machinery as media and to teach environmental awareness.