South Orangetown Central School District

Congratulations to the 17 South Orangetown Middle School eighth-graders and 20 Tappan Zee High School tenth- and twelfth-graders who were named 2020 Rockland Community College Hispanic Heritage Award winners in a virtual ceremony this evening!

Each fall, RCC recognizes outstanding scholastic achievement among Rockland County students of Hispanic descent with this competitive award. Students are nominated by their school counseling departments based on their academic performance the previous school year. This year’s awardees are (not all pictured):

  • 8th Grade: Christopher R., Ella R., Emely A., George T., Isabella C., Jacqueline A., James A., Jefferson R., Jimmy L., Jordyn S., Justin M., Lizbeily M., Michelle M., Olivia R., Oscar U., Pilar F. and Ryan Jolie A.
  • 10th Grade: Dowland A., Steven A., Bryan E., Christopher G., Nico G., Diego G., Carlos G., Zuliana L., Hector M., Tristen R., Vivien R., Christopher V. and Robert V.
  • 12th Grade: Ryan A., Sophia C., Mia C., Simryn M., Kyaris R., Darlyn R. and Richard R.

“Congratulations to our SOMS eighth-graders and to the TZHS students who received a Hispanic Heritage Award!” said SOMS Principal Chad Cored, Ed.D. “We are proud of the hard and commitment that they’ve demonstrated during their time in SOCSD.”

TZHS Principal Rudy Arietta also extended congratulations to the District’s 37 awardees. “We are thrilled to have so many winners from both the high school and middle school. These students have all made a positive impact on our schools in and out of the classroom, and we celebrate their recognition with great pride.”

2020 RCC Hispanic Heritage Award winners