— Mark Bingel, a 2000 Beekmantown graduate, was awarded a doctor of chiropractic degree in August from Parker Chiropractic University in Dallas, Texas. He has also earned bachelor degrees in anatomy, health and wellness and graduated from SUNY Plattsburgh in 2006 with a degree in nutrition. The son of Gary and Janet Bingel of Morrisonville, he has accepted a position at the Rainier Chiropractic Clinic in Yelm, Wash., working with Dr. Joe Dispenza, neurologist, chiropractor, lecturer and author. Bingel is the brother of Dr. Sara Bingel of Fredericksburg, Va., and he is engaged to Dr. Amber Woods of Centralia, Wash.
Caitlyn LaPier, a physics major at Oneonta who is from Chazy, was a member of the SUNY Oneonta Women’s Soccer team that finished 13-5-3 overall and won the WUNYAC title and qualified for the NCAA tournament. She played in all 21 games and started in four this season, scoring one goal.
Saint Michael’s College student Kelsey Locke, daughter of Colleen and Kelly Locke of Lake Placid, is studying abroad in Salzburg, Austria, at the University of Salzburg. A senior psychology major at St. Michael’s in Colchester, Vt., she graduated from Burke Mountain Academy.
The following local students have received scholarships at Clarkson University, Potsdam, for the 2013-14 academic year: Jack Newberry of Wadhams, a freshman majoring in chemistry, the A. Douglas Burrow ‘31 Endowed Scholarship; Jessica Burl of Burke, a junior majoring in biomolecular science and mathematics, the Rosemary A. Harrington Class of 2015 Share Clarkson Direct Scholarship; Andrew Turner of Plattsburgh, a junior majoring in aeronautical engineering, the Kardan Endowed Scholarship; Barnes Rakenhoktha of Akwesasne, a junior majoring in digital arts and sciences, the Ralph and Jessie Scott Endowed Scholarship; Evan Tomkiewicz of Moira, a senior majoring in mathematics and biology, the F. Carlton and Ethel B. Simpson Memorial Endowed Scholarship; Lauren Adams of Hogansburg, a senior majoring in civil engineering, the Wallace H. Coulter Endowed Scholarship; Brian Ashline of Burke, a senior majoring in global supply chain management, the James D. Cartin Memorial Endowed Scholarship; Marissa Cook of Chateaugay, a senior majoring in psychology, the Sara Snell Petersen/W. Hollis Petersen Endowed Scholarship; and Coby Dergham of Plattsburgh, a sophomore majoring in engineering and management, the Wallace H. Coulter Endowed Scholarship and the Clarkson University Memorial Endowed Scholarship.
Two area students have enrolled at Colby College, Waterville, Maine, for the fall semester: Abigail M. Collazo of Plattsburgh, a graduate of Watertown High School and daughter of Edwin and Olga Collazo of Plattsburgh; and Sabrina H. Yang, a graduate of Branham High School and daughter of Mona Yang of Champlain and Xueming Yang of Dalian, China.
Christine Allen of Saranac has been named to Biola University’s Dean’s List for academic Excellence. Biola University is located in LaMirada, Calif.
Lucas Wood of Plattsburgh is participating in a program that is teaching over 3,000 kindergarteners through 12th graders the lifetime sport of golf at SUNY Delhi. He is also pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business and professional golf management.
Karyss Terrance of Hogansburg is one of two students to be named Roo of the Week. She is a member of the women’s basketball team. She led the team to a 1-1 week at the Penn State Beaver Tip-Off, averaging 18 points, 13 rebounds and 1 assist a game while shooting an extremely accurate 58 percent from the field.
Aaron R. Connor of Wilmington, a junior majoring in mechanical engineering at Clarkson University, Potsdam, received the Crane Fund for Widows and Children Sponsored Scholarship.
Maureen B. Pellerin of Ellenburg Depot has been inducted into the Irving Bacheller Society, the English Department’s honorary society at St. Lawrence University in Canton. A graduate of Saranac Central School, she is a member of the Class of 2015 and is majoring in environmental studies-English.
Three area Girl Scouts have been recognized for their accomplishments. Emily Powers, Mackenzie Strum and Susan Ward, all of Ticonderoga, earned their Silver Award in a Nature Trail Adventure. The award involves more than 50 hours of work for each girl to better their local community.