Three BOCES Students Recognized at Carroll F. Johnson Scholarship Awards Dinner

At the May 17th Annual Carroll F. Johnson Scholastic Achievement Dinner, the Lower Hudson Council of School Superintendents honored scores of students from across the area, including three from the SWBOCES Center for Career Services.

The students, Dylan Hargraves of Irvington High School, a student in the BOCES Therapeutic Support Program; Jose Valencia, from the Architecture & Interior Design/3D Art Program; and Addy Velez, from the Security, Law & Policing Program, all received certificates recognizing their academic achievements.  

Addy, a New Rochelle High School graduate who will attend John Jay College of Criminal Justice in the fall, was the Center’s 2017 valedictorian at its recognition ceremony on June 15.

The Lower Hudson Council of School Superintendents represents 73 school districts and four BOCES in a region that includes Dutchess, Putnam, Rockland, and Westchester counties.

The late Dr. Carroll F. Johnson was superintendent of the White Plains School District for 15 years. He was also a senior consultant to the National School Boards Association and conducted over 150 searches for school superintendents across the country.

In 2004, the LHCSS honored Dr. Johnson by renaming the scholastic achievement dinner, which he had been instrumental in establishing, to the Carroll F. Johnson Scholastic Achievement Dinner.