Zaidee H. Laughlin of Plattsburgh, daughter of Trevor and Zaidee Laughlin, earned high honors for the winter tern at Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, N.H., where she is in grade 9.
Kaylan Short, daughter of Scott and Julie Short of Champlain, has received the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence at North Country Community College, Saranac Lake. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society and served as the secretary for NCCC’s Student Government Association. Kaylan also was captain of the women’s cross-country team and was recognized as the NCCC Athlete of the Year in 2012. She received the Academic National Junior College Athletic All American Award.
Ryan J. Ormsby of Peru, son of Stephanie and Michael Ormsby, has been named to the Dean’s List at Tompkins Cortland Community College, Dryden.
Hillary Miller, daughter of George and Sandra Miller of Plattsburgh, has been awarded a St. Michael’s College Vice President for Academic Affairs Research Fellowship to support research during this summer. Miller, a junior biology major, graduated from Plattsburgh High School before attending St. Michael’s, located in Burlington, Vt. Her successful grant application, “A Study of Tool Use by the Ant Species Aphaenogaster Rudisin the Sandplain Forest of Vermont,” will be advised by professor Valerie Banschbach. Miller will receive a stipend of $3,700 to support the summer research.
Devin Willis of Chateaugay has been named one of the first five winners of the Buick Achievers Scholarship Program, with a scholarship award of $25,000 for up to four years in recognition of his classroom and community excellence. In addition to the scholarship, Willis was featured along with his fellow recipients in the Buick Human Highlight Reel, a campaign that highlights inspirational stories of former student athletes and future leaders and innovators that aired on CBS television during the NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four Games.