Hillary Sponable, a senior French education major at Plattsburgh State, has been granted a Killam Fellowships Award to study at Université de Montréal for the fall semester.

As a Killam Fellow at Université de Montréal. Sponable will be studying French education as well as Canadian and Quebec studies.

The Killam Fellowships Program provides undergraduate students from select universities in Canada and the United States with the opportunity to spend either one semester or a full academic year as an exchange student in the other country. The program is administered by the Foundation for Educational Exchange between Canada and the United States, a joint, bi-national, treaty-based organization created to encourage mutual understanding between Canada and the United States through academic and cultural exchange.

Alyssa Malone, daughter of Daniel and Josephine Malone of Plattsburgh, spent two days on an educational bus trip across New Hampshire engaging Republican presidential candidates and the working press as part of a Saint Michael's College "Media and Politics" class led by Professor David Mindich. Mindich was recently named New England Journalism Educator of the Year by the New England Press Association.

Malone, a senior political science and Spanish double major, graduated from Plattsburgh Senior High School before coming to Saint Michael's

The following students are participating in St. Lawrence University's International Study Program for the fall 2011 semester.

Amanda E. Brewer of Saranac Lake, a graduate of Saranac Lake High School, in England; David J. Cook of Ticonderoga, a graduate of Ticonderoga High School, in Japan/International Christian University; Allison C. Gregory of Saranac Lake, a graduate of Saranac Lake High School, in Thailand; Jennifer L. Lavigne of Chazy, a graduate of Chazy Central Rural School, in Washington, D.C.; Katherine L. Mazdzer of Saranac Lake, a graduate of Saranac Lake High School, in France; and Christopher R. Shrope of Rainbow Lake, a graduate of Saranac Lake High School, in New Zealand.

David Wilfore, son of Scott and Theda Wilfore of West Chazy, graduated from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts with his bachelor's degree in environmental studies with a focus in sustainable organic agriculture. He is employed as the quality control director for Upper Valley Produce in Waterbury, Vt.

Brenton Tetreault of Champlain was among 13 Morrisville State College students who were part of the 10th-annual Northeast Regional Dairy Challenge, hosted this year by Morrisville State College in Watertown.

Anthony Changelo of Rouses Point, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Changelo, was among those named to the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences dean's list for the spring 2011 semester.

The following students are taking part in an internship this fall through SUNY Oswego's Experience-Based Education Program: Christa J. Haley of Morrisonville; Hannah M. Charland of Saranac; and Allison J. Scollin of Saranac Lake.

Nicole Dickson of West Chazy has been selected to serve as a student ambassador at Herkimer County Community College.

Student ambassadors represent the college by assisting at events including new student orientation, Fall Fest and commencement.

Maggie Y. Kwan of Plattsburgh, a student at Binghamton University, has received an American Dream Scholarship.

Seton Catholic Central has announced that senior Barrett Wailing is a Commended Student in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program. Selected among approximately the top 5 percent of all students from around the nation, Wailing is being recognized for his exceptional academic potential. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation annually recognizes the highest achieving students who take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

Barrett is a member of the National Honor Society, runs cross-country, and is active in many extra-curricular events.

Perry C. Morocco, son of Dr. Paul and Jacquelyn Morocco, received his Bachelor of Arts in Biology degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., in May. Morocco graduated summa cum laude with high honors in biological science. He was inducted into the honor societies of Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi. He is a first-year medical student at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Ill., where he was awarded a $60,000 scholarship. Perry is a 2007 graduate of Peru High School.

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