North Country Community College elected Briana Munoz to be the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival princess. She is actively engaged with the college community and the community at large, tutors in the Learning Assistance Center an dis secretary of the Environmental Club. Munoz volunteers with the Lake Placid Volunteer Ambulance Service and coaches ice skating for the Malone Figure Skating Club. She also works at the Breakfast Club Restaurant in Lake Placid. An avid lover of sports, she hikes, figure skates and kayaks. She is also the 2008 Junior National Figure Skating Champion and the recipient of the bronze medal for luge in the 2010 Empire State Games. Bilingual in English and German, she has been accepted to SUNY Geneseo to study biology, planning to be a physician’s assistant.
Several area students have become members of the Clinton County Youth Court Program, having passed an exam after attending a 12-hour training. They are Anthony Barcomb, Rachel Barnes, Gabriela Beatham-Garcia, Sarah Bracy, Clarissa Chambers, Megan Frederick, Tavin Head, Ali Keable, Jessica Kramer, Eryn Rabideau, Olivia Sorrell and Luke Walker.
Three area residents who are students at Alfred State SUNY College of Technology have been recognized for academic achievement. Jerrad John of Hogansburg and Lauren Marlowe and Hannah Tatro, both of Malone, have been named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester.
Named to the Dean’s List at the University of New Hampshire, Durham, are area students Brett Palmer of Plattsburgh, who earned highest honors; Taylor Witkiewicz of Plattsburgh; Elizabeth Izzo of Lake Placid; Douglas Osborne of Peru; and Olyvia Newgarden of West Chazy.
Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, N.H., has recognized Zaidee H. Laughlin, a sophomore, and Alexandra M. Betrus, a senior, both of Plattsburgh, for high honors. Betrus’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Steven Betrus and Laughlin’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Trevor D. Laughlin.
SUNY Potsdam has named the following local residents to the President’s List: Emily Allen of Peru, music education; Devan Ashline of Rouses Point, music business; Adam Bassett of Morrisonville, art studio; Rebecca Belton of Plattsburgh, archaeological studies; Matthew Bishop of Dickinson Center, BA/MA mathematics; Thomas Codding of Morrisonville, criminal justice; Sean Connors of Keeseville, physics; Mark Daby of Lake Placid, anthropology; Tina Donaldson of Lake Clear, psychology; Corey Feeley of Lewis, physics; Jeremy Florence of Saranac Lake, computer science; Joshua Franz of Cadyville, musical studies; Katasha Gillette of Chateaugay, psychology; Jeanette Godreau of St. Regis Falls, literature/writing; Trudy Gordon of Brushton, childhood/early childhood education and Kate Grisi of Saranac Lake, geology; Emilee Hazelden of Bloomingdale, art studio; Anthony Isabella of Saranac Lake, liberal arts; Tricia Jackson of Morrisonville, music education; Benjamin Karkoski of Ticonderoga, physics; Kelly Keough of Saranac Lake, biology; Alyssa Keysor of Cadyville, biochemistry; Jasmine LaVare of St. Regis Falls, business administration; Brittany Lapham of West Chazy, biology; Alex McClellan of Port Henry, liberal arts; Sarah Meacham of St. Regis Falls, English writing; Emma Miller of Vermontville, archaeological studies; Julia Murray of Saranac Lake, music performance; Katrina Newell of Upper Jay, theatre; Dina Panetta of Chazy, childhood/early childhood education; Sarah Parker of Vermontville, business administration; Andrew Perry of Dickinson Center, psychology; Amanda Peterson of West Chazy, liberal arts; Tawnia Provost of Cadyville, politics; Alexis Racette of Cadyville, English writing; Hannah Racette of Redford, English and creative writing; Katrina Rigsbee of Morrisonville, visual arts; Tobilee Roundpoint of Hogansburg, liberal arts; Brooke Russell of Brushton, liberal arts; Kelly Schmidt of Saranac Lake, sociology; Parker Sims of Plattsburgh, computer science; Brenna Snyder of Bloomingdale, childhood/early childhood education; Elyse Sturgen of Moira, business administration; Daniel Sweet of Saranac Lake, community health; Abbrielle Tardelli of Lake Placid, biology; Emily Vann of Dannemora, biology; William Votra of St. Regis Falls, liberal arts; Khalshia White of St. Regis Falls, criminal justice; Kevin Wilson of St. Regis Falls, business administration; and Alanna Winchell of Saranac Lake, business administration.
Emily Manchester of Plattsburgh has been named to the SUNY Oneonta fall semester Dean’s List.
Several North Country students have been nominated to attend the nation’s service academies. Their names and the academy they may attend are: U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo., Kylie Austin of Ticonderoga, Jeremiah Reagan of Massena, Francis “Lloyd” Staats IV of Essex and Joseph Tobin of Cadyville; U.S. Military Academy, West Point, Chandler Gach of Saranac Lake, Daniel Hill of Adirondack and Mitchell Valenza of Queensbury; and U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., Chandler Gach of Saranac Lake, Daniel Hill of Adirondack, Mathew Orr of Rouses Point and Connor Paquin of Massena.
Taylor Chien of Saranac Lake, majoring in network and computer security at SUNY Institute of Technology, Utica, has been named to the Academic Honor’s List for the fall semester.
Area students named to the President’s List at SUNY Institute of Technology are Matthew Seymour of Peru, civil engineering; Darren Sponable of Plattsburgh, mechanical engineering and Anthony Barnao of Ticonderoga, mechanical engineering.
Oklahoma State University in Stillwater has named Kathryn Amelia Tipton of Plattsburgh to the fall Honor Roll. She is a 2012 graduate of Seton Catholic Central High School.
Patrick Parent, son of Allen Parent and Denise Duquette of Champlain, and Nolan Reid, son of Tom Reid and Carolyn Reid of Champlain, are the recipients of the Neil Thomas Guay Memorial Law Enforcement Scholarship. Parent attends Clinton Community College, Plattsburgh, studying with Homeland Security; and Reid attends SUNY Canton, pursuing a degree in law enforcement.
James Ford of Peru has been named to the President’s List at SUNY Geneseo for the fall semester. Students must achieve an A in all coursework while taking at least 12 credit hours to be recognized.
Hudson Valley Community College student Glenn Miller of Peru was inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, the international academic honor society for two-year institutions of higher learning. He is a student in the mortuary science studies.
Three local students who attend St. Michael’s College in Colchester, Vt., are studying abroad for the spring semester. Their names, country of study and college majors are Rhea Breyette, daughter of Rhonda Dergham of Plattsburgh and Richard Breyette of Morrisonville, Dunedin, New Zealand, junior in biology; Cara Chapman, daughter of Jeffrey and Stacie Chapman of Plattsburgh, San Jose, Costa Rica, junior in media studies; and Hillary Miller, daughter of George and Sandra Miller of Plattsburgh, Brazil, Vietnam and South Africa, junior in biology.
Rachel Covey of Peru was part of a student-faculty team that worked together on a project entitled “Evolution of Images” at Pomfret School in Connecticut. Students and faculty spent their time in the community tackling one of 29 innovative projects, among them designing and building a footbridge, conducting statistical and laboratory analyses on the economic and nutritional value of organic produce and trying to make sense of the Middle East, the environment, hip-hop music and the practicality of dams.
Several local students have been named to the President’s List at Hudson Valley Community College, Troy: Rachel Lopez of Constable, Jamie Poirier of Moriah, Thomas Callahan of Moriah Center, Taylor Goodspeed of Newcomb, Geoffrey Halevan of Peru, Glenn Miller of Peru, James Rock of Peru, Sean Dermody of Plattsburgh, Elizabeth LaPointe of Plattsburgh, Mitchell Maggy of Plattsburgh, Ashley Marlow of Plattsburgh, Meghan King of Port Henry and Travis Nephew of Witherbee.
Tracey Ducharme has been inducted into the Alpha Pi Tau Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Clinton Community College where she studies business. She is married to Edmund Ducharme of West Chazy.