Area students who will be freshmen at SUNY Oswego include Brielle Cerne of Cadyville, Brennan L. Butler of Lake Placid, Justin Stosiek of Lake Placid, Danielle Trimm of Moira, Mary Catherine Mazzella of Peru, Noah J. Phillips of Peru, Hunter M. Bruno of Plattsburgh, Austin M. Martino of Plattsburgh, Dylan J. Charland of Saranac, Marisa M. McDonough of Saranac Lake and Justin B. Rose of West Chazy.
The following local high-school students were awarded the 2013 Saint Michael’s College Book Awards for Academic Achievement with a social conscience: Danielle Clemons of Peru (Peru Senior High School), Adele Jesmer of Wilmington (Lake Placid Central School), Anthony Miller of Wilmington (Lake Placid Central School), Cody O’Hara of Ticonderoga Ticonderoga High School), John Selkirk of Chateaugay (Chateaugay Central School), Shelby Spaulding of Ticonderoga (Ticonderoga Central School) and Haylee Tower of Chateaugay (Chateaugay Central School). The award recognizes students who demonstrate a commitment to leadership in volunteer service and academic achievement and are inductees into the National Honor Society. Winners were presented with the book “First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers” by Loung Ung, a powerful autobiographical account from a child’s perspective of surviving captivity during the genocidal Pol Pot regime in Cambodia. Ung heads an ongoing crusade for a landmine-free world.