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Gettysburg students get commendation

GETTYSBURG, Pa. — Gettysburg College has announced students who have been placed on the fall 2018 Deans’ Commendation List. Students with a quality point average in the range of 3.300 to 3.599 for a semester’s work were recently placed on the Deans’ Commendation List. Local students include:

  • Samuel Gohn of Queensbury; and
  • Emily Kilcullen of Brant Lake.

Rahal sisters achieve academic honors

Mary and Natasha Rahal of Queensbury have both been honored by their respective colleges for academic achievements during the fall 2018 semester.

Mary Rahal has been named to the Dean’s List at Syracuse University School of Information Studies for the fall 2018 semester. Mary is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in information management and technology.

Natasha Rahal has been named to the Dean’s List at Binghamton University for the fall 2018 semester. Natasha is studying philosophy, politics and law.

Horey inducted into national honor society

ELMIRA — Adam Horey of Greenwich was one of three students recently inducted into the Elmira College Psi Tau Chapter of the Phi Alpha Theta National Honor Society. The initiation dinner and ceremony took place Feb. 27 in Meier Hall.

Phi Alpha Theta was founded in 1921 at the University of Arkansas by historian Dr. Nels Andrew N. Cleven. It is a professional honor society with three main missions it aims to accomplish: to further the study of history by supporting historical research and publications; to recognize and nurture students who have excelled in the discipline of history; and to promote the exchange of ideas and research about history between teachers and students.

Phi Alpha Theta includes both undergraduate and graduate students as well as professors of history. The society’s website states that it has over 400,000 members and 970 chapters nationwide. The Elmira College Psi Tau Chapter was established in May 1978.

Smith achieves President’s List status

SYRACUSE — Andrea Smith of Queensbury has been named to the President’s List for the fall 2018 semester at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. To attain President’s List status, a student must have a grade point average of 3.850 to 3.999 during the semester.

Korniak travels to Korea to study peace

ONEONTA — Anna Korniak of Queensbury was one of five SUNY Oneonta students who traveled to Seoul, South Korea, over spring break for a short-term cultural immersion program called “The Philosophies of Peace,” which let them explore philosophical, cultural, social, religious and historical aspects of various conceptions of, and issues surrounding, the notion of peace. Korniak is studying biology at SUNY Oneonta.

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