Cambridge juniors earn scholarships
CAMBRIDGE — Cambridge Central School District juniors were awarded over $900,000 in scholarships at the Junior Recognition Breakfast held at the school June 8. Students include:
Elisabeth Ashton-Facin — RIT Computing Award No. 1, $28,000;
Jonas Butz — Clarkson University Leadership Award $48,000 and St. Mike’s Book Award, $20,000 to $120,000;
Forrest Gifford — RIT Creativity and Innovation Award No. 2, $28,000;
Carter Hall — University of Rochester Bausch & Lomb Honorary Science Award, $40,000;
Hailey Harrington — University of Rochester Frederick Douglas & Susan B. Anthony Award, $40,000;
Max Hoffer — RIT Computing Award No. 2, $28,000;
Brenden Holcomb — Student Sage Award No. 2, $40,000;
Helen Mooney — The Rensselaer Medal, $100,000, and University of Rochester George Eastman Young Leaders Award, $40,000;
Bridey Nolan — Augsbury Scholarship, $108,000, and St. Mike’s Book Award No. 1, $20,000 to $120,000;
Eli Robertson — Clarkson University Leadership Award, $60,000, and University of Rochester Xerox Award for Innovation and Information Technology, $40,000;
Genevieve Rossi — RIT Creativity and Innovation Award No. 1, $28,000;
Christine Schafer — Wells College Leadership Award, $40,000;
Grace Snyder — LeMoyne College Heights Program, $50,000;
Ethan Young — Student Sage Award No. 1, $40,000.
Boys’ State Sponsorships: Jonas Butz, Ian Montgomery, Eli Robertson, Ethan Young
Girls’ State Sponsorship: Grace Snyder
Holding to be in science congress
LAKE GEORGE — Charlotte Holding, a junior at Lake George High School, will be a delegate of the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Lowell, Massachusetts from June 29 to July 1.
The congress is an honors-only program for high school students who are passionate about science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). The purpose of this event is to honor, inspire, motivate and direct the top students in the country who aspire to be scientists and technologists, to stay true to their dream and, after the event, to provide a path, plan and resources to help them reach their goal.
Holding was nominated by Dr. John C. Mather, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics and Science Director of the National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists, to represent New York based on her academic achievement, leadership potential and passion for science and technology. During the three-day congress, Holding will join students from across the country and hear Nobel Laureates and National Medal of Science recipients talk about leading scientific research; be given advice from deans of the world’s top tech universities; and be inspired by fellow teen science prodigies.
Degrees earned at Albany Law School
ALBANY — Albany Law School announced that students received Juris Doctor degrees at the law school’s 166th commencement ceremony. The degrees were conferred May 19 at Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs. Local graduates include:
Angela L. West of Corinth;
Sarah M. Kempf-Brower of Glens Falls; and
Matthew A. McKeighan of Greenwich.
Students awarded research fellowships
CANTON — St. Lawrence University students have been awarded University Fellowships in order to conduct research along with a faculty mentor during over the summer.
Lydia I. Kenney of Pottersville, a member of the Class of 2018 majoring in biology and psychology, attended North Warren Central High School. Kenney received the Piskor Family University Fellows and Daniel F. ‘65 and Ann H. Sullivan Endowment for Student/Faculty Research and will be mentored by Mike Temkin to conduct research titled “The Role of Cell Proliferation in the Growth of the Lung During Early Life Cycle Stages of Xenopus Laevis.”
Alycia M. Nicholson of Corinth, a member of the Class of 2018 majoring in psychology, attended Corinth High School. Nicholson received the Dr. Robert J. Feiguine P’18 Endowment and Daniel F. ‘65 and Ann H. Sullivan Endowment for Student/Faculty Research and will be mentored by Adam Fox to conduct research titled “Interventions Aimed at Changing Impulsive Choice Behavior.”
The St. Lawrence University Fellows program aims to provide new opportunities for student intellectual growth. The program promotes close student-faculty collaboration and enables students to begin their academic research, laying the foundation for integrative, credit-bearing activity during the next academic year. Students awarded a University Fellowship will work with a faculty mentor and receive a stipend and housing allowance during the summer session.
Flynn finishes early college program
POTSDAM — Cullen Flynn of Whitehall completed the Clarkson School Early College Program at Clarkson University on May 6. Next year, Flynn plans to attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, majoring in aeronautical engineering.
Students named to Clarkson Dean’s List
POTSDAM — Students have been named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2017 semester at Clarkson University. Dean’s List students must achieve a minimum 3.25 grade point average and also carry at least 14 credit hours. Local students include:
Nick Barden of Gansevoort, a sophomore majoring in political science;
Steve Bennett of Gansevoort, a freshman majoring in mechanical engineering;
Ryan Buser of Gansevoort, a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering;
Kurt Clauder of Granville, a junior majoring in aeronautical engineering;
Megan DeRidder of Gansevoort, a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering;
Cullen Flynn of Whitehall, a freshman majoring in aeronautical engineering;
Elyse Green of Gansevoort, a freshman majoring in mathematics;
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John Greeno of Schuylerville, a freshman majoring in mechanical engineering;
Christopher Guillotte of Gansevoort, a sophomore majoring in aeronautical engineering;
Austin Homkey of Queensbury, a sophomore majoring in engineering and management;
Nicklas Kenyon of Queensbury, a senior majoring in computer science/digital arts and sciences;
Benjamin Mack of Queensbury, a sophomore majoring in computer science;
Jacob Nesbitt of Glens Falls, a sophomore majoring in computer science;
Bailey Peters of Hadley, a sophomore majoring in electrical engineering;
Warren Robinson of Greenwich, a junior majoring in mathematics;
Andrew Rogers of Queensbury, a freshman majoring in mechanical engineering;
David Ross of Argyle, a junior majoring in civil engineering;
Tanner Sax of Queensbury, a junior majoring in engineering and management; and
Andrew Shaw of Queensbury, a freshman majoring in computer science.
Area students make Saint Anselm’s list
MANCHESTER, N.H. — Saint Anselm College has released the Dean’s List of high academic achievers for the second semester of the 2016-17 school year. To be eligible for this honor, a student must have achieved a grade point average of 3.0 or better in the semester with at least 16 credits of study which award a letter grade. Local students include:
Madilyn Jones of Gansevoort, nursing; and
Bridget Bell of Queensbury, nursing.
Local students on Dean College list
FRANKLIN, Mass. — Dean College announced the students who have earned a place on the Dean’s List for the spring 2017 semester. Local students include:
Morgan Brown of Queensbury;
Alexis Anable of Queensbury; and
Jessica Luhmann of Schuylerville.
Pecue makes Baylor Dean’s Honor Roll
WACO, Texas — Kaitlyn Elizabeth Pecue of Fort Ann has been named to the Dean’s Academic Honor Roll for the 2017 spring semester at Baylor University. To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must be an undergraduate with a minimum grade point average of 3.7, while enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester hours.
Taft is on spring
list at Quinnipiac
Amanda Taft of Queensbury has been named to the Dean’s List at Quinnipiac University for the spring 2017 semester. To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must earn a grade point average of at least 3.5 with no grade lower than C. Full-time students must complete at least 14 credits in a semester, with at least 12 credits that have been graded on a letter grade basis to be eligible. Part-time students must complete at least six credits during a semester.
participate in event
CAMBRIDGE — Members of the Cambridge Central School junior high and select sixth-grade students participated in the High Note Music Festival, held at Christ Church in Glens Falls on June 2. The festival is a motivational performance opportunity for students to receive constructive feedback from college professors of music. The chorus, directed by music teacher Jill Chadwich, brought home a trophy for its excellent performance.
Students graduate f
rom Vt. university
BURLINGTON, Vt. — At its 216th commencement celebration May 20 and 21, the University of Vermont conferred degrees on an estimated 3,228 graduates. Local students include:
Rebecca Adams of Queensbury, Bachelor of Arts degree in gender sexuality and women’s studies;
Ariel Ayers of Whitehall, Bachelor of Science degree in animal sciences;
Meredith Davey of Lake George, Bachelor of Science degree in social work;
Caroline DeCunzo of Queensbury, Bachelor of Arts degree in global studies;
Calie Hubert of Queensbury, Bachelor of Science degree in professional nursing;
Cody McCann of Lake George, Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education — K-6;
Michaela Perry of South Glens Falls, Bachelor of Science degree in professional nursing;
Brenna Rosen of Gansevoort, Bachelor of Arts degree in political science;
Stephen Tomaro of Gansevoort, Bachelor of Science degree in business administration;
Caitlin Wickes of Fort Edward, Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering; and
Jacob Zanoni of Glens Falls, Bachelor of Science degree in geology.
South High alumna earns her master’s
MANCHESTER, N.H. — Caitlyn Elizabeth Rivers, daughter of Stacey Cournoyer and Norman Rivers, graduated magna cum laude with her master’s degree in education administration at Southern New Hampshire University May 13. She graduated in 2014 summa cum laude with her bachelor’s degree in elementary education and special education. She is employed at Southern New Hampshire University as an educational adviser. Rivers is a 2010 graduate of South Glens Falls Senior High School. She currently lives in Manchester, New Hampshire.