---- — Two local students who attend Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, Vt., were awarded grants to do research with a professor this past summer. Devin Latremore, daughter of Amanda and Christopher Latremore of Chazy, a junior biology major who graduated from Chazy Central Rural School, was involved in a project titled “Camp Johnson sandplain forest preburn inventory”; and Marci Wood, daughter of William Wood and Brenda Whalen-Wood of Chateaugay, a junior biology major who graduated from Chateaugay Central School, took part in a project titled “Neuroscience research using leeches.”
Laura Merrill, who is majoring in chemical engineering, was named to the Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s Dean’s List for academic excellence for the spring 2012 semester. Now a sophomore, she is the daughter of Bill and Karen Merrill of Plattsburgh. The college is located in Worcester, Mass.
The Auxiliary Scholarship Committee of the Foundation of CVPH Medical Center has awarded $9,000 in scholarships to deserving high-school graduates in Clinton County who plan to pursue a career in health care. One $1,000 scholarship was awarded in each of the nine high schools in the county. The 2012 scholarship winners are: Megan Colby of Ausable Valley Central School; Stephanie Clookey, Beekmantown Central School; Olivia Seymour, Chazy Central Rural School; Taylor Blando, Northeastern Clinton Central School; Nicole Durnin, Northern Adirondack Central School; Lance Easton, Peru Central School; Emma Deshaies, Plattsburgh High School; Kasey Curley, Saranac Central School; and Eva Zalis, Seton Catholic Central.
A number of local students made the SUNY Potsdam President’s List: Emily Allen of Peru, whose major is music education; Monique Ayub of Morrisonville, majoring in childhood/early child education; Sarah Banker of Schuyler Falls, art studio; Michelle Benedict of Hogansburg, criminal justice; Matthew Bishop of Dickinson Center, mathematics; Stephanie Boardway of Brushton, childhood/early child education; Heather Bordeau of Altona, dance; Megan Breton of Peru, childhood/early child education; Erin Brockway of Saint Regis Falls, psychology; Katelyn Cross of Plattsburgh, music education; Adam Emery of Plattsburgh, music education; Hannah Flemming of West Chazy, archaeological studies; Joshua Franz of Cadyville, music education; Emily Fritz of Fort Covington, childhood/early child education; Brittany Godreau of Champlain, childhood/early child education; Jessica Goodine of Mooers, sociology; Andre Gratto of Morrisonville, music performance; Emilee Hazelden of Bloomingdale, undeclared; Tricia Jackson of Morrisonville, music education; Jhaneil Jump of Peru, business administration; Keith Karkoski of Moriah, criminal justice; Alyssa Keysor of Cadyville, undeclared; Amy Knef of Plattsburgh, childhood/early child education; Allison Korony of Saranac Lake, psychology; Cherish LaBombard of Ellenburg, childhood/early child education; Jasmine LaVare of Saint Regis Falls, undeclared; Katelyn Lapan of Burke, psychology; Brittany Lapham of West Chazy, biology; Carol MacDonald-Schmidt of Saranac Lake, childhood/early child education; Karee Magee of West Chazy, English literature; Mitchell Mayville of Moira, chemistry; Sarah Meacham of Saint Regis Falls, English writing; Katrina Newell of Upper Jay, theater; Michael Ogden of Merrill, early child/childhood education; Austin Petrashune of Saranac, speech communication; Brittany Petro of Morrisonville, childhood/early child education; Andrew Ranieri of Brushton, mathematics; Sarah Rasco of Cadyville, BA/MA mathematics; Erica Rayome of Mooers Forks, psychology; Katrina Rigsbee of Morrisonville, art studio; Victoria Rogers of Newcomb, music education; Daniel Saulpaugh of Lake Placid, music performance; Trever Sheehan of Jay, French; Angelica Smith of Burke, childhood/early child education; Amy Stark of Saranac Lake, art studio; Courtney Tripp of Plattsburgh, childhood/early child education; Nathaniel Turcotte of Cadyville, mathematics; Courtney Waldron of Port Henry, biology; Kevin Wilson of Saint Regis Falls, business administration; and Kristopher Wilson of Saint Regis Falls, speech communication.
Local students named to the SUNY Potsdam Dean’s List for the spring 2012 semester were: Brittany Bigness of Fort Covington, art studio; Deneen Cole of Hogansburg, biochemistry; Casey Coleman of Brainardsville, community health; Sean Connors of Keeseville, physics; Tyler Cook of West Chazy, childhood/early childhood education; Jenna Crill of Plattsburgh, biology; Erin Farrell of Cadyville, art studio; Danielle Fountain of Dickinson Center, mathematics; Koda Fountain of Lake Placid, art studio; Zachary Hamilton of Keeseville, music education; Bianca Jacobs of Akwesasne, childhood/early childhood education; Robert Leabo of Moira, Spanish; Eric Livernois of Owls Head, mathematics; Candice Panetta of Chazy, psychology; Erika Parker of Saint Regis Falls, childhood/early childhood education; Amber Perkins of Ticonderoga, psychology; Larissa Roy of Newcomb, community health; Chenice Russell of Moira, biology; Angela Ward of Vermontville, childhood/early childhood education; Rebecca Whitehill of Brushton, childhood/early childhood education.
The following local residents were named to the Dean’s List at the SUNY New Paltz for the spring 2012 semester: Amber Murchison of Plattsburgh, undeclared major; Casey O’Connell of Plattsburgh, undeclared, pre-comm/media; Meghan McIntosh of Ellenburg Depot, theater arts; Erin Connolly of Lake Clear, undeclared; Travis Conway of Saranac Lake, undeclared; Jennifer Curtis of Saranac Lake, painting; Michael Conway of Wilmington, sociology.
Area residents named to the Dean’s List at SUNY Cortland for the spring 2012 semester are: Brendan Cortright, a junior biology major from Plattsburgh; Megan Bagg, a senior communication studies major from Lake Placid; Taylor Puckhaber, a senior childhood education major from Lake Placid; Sarah Ignatuk, a junior English major from Jay; Ainsley MacAlpine, a senior exercise science major from Ticonderoga; Margaret Nester, a junior exercise science major from Vermontville; Alicia Mahoney, a junior fitness development major from Willsboro; Colleen Honan, a senior international studies major from Rouses Point; David Snyder, a junior physical education major from Saranac Lake; and Margaret Trombly, a senior physical education major from Chateaugay.
The following local residents graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in the spring 2012 quarter: Kyle Blemel of Westport, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in industrial design; Peter Martin of Paul Smiths, Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering technology; Katelynn Morris of Ray Brook, science degree in hospitality-tourism management; Kelli Nogle of Mooers, Bachelor of Science degree in game design and development; and Laura Olcott of Ticonderoga, certificate in structural design.
The following students have been placed on the Dean’s List for the spring 2012 semester at their respective colleges: Jessica Myers of Cadyville, a sociology major and a May 2012 graduate of Russell Sage College, Troy; Elizabeth Cusprinie of Westport, daughter of Renee Cusprinie and a chemistry major at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Boston; and Matthew L. Terry, son of Buck and Bobbi Terry of Redford, a business major, Kalee Marie Smith, daughter of Mark and Wendy Smith of Morrisonville, a psychology major, and Sarah Connelly, daughter of Paul and Amanda Connelly of Peru, a psychology major, member of the LeMoyne Dolphins Swimming & Diving Team and a residence assistant, all at LeMoyne College, Syracuse.
Two students have been named Kellas Scholars at Russell Sage College, Troy: Alexis Hewitt of Plattsburgh, a history/childhood education and middle childhood education major; and Colleen Walls of Ticonderoga, a business & organizational management major. Kellas Scholars have been on the Dean’s List for three consecutive semesters.