Accepted to College
Accepted to college: Logan Kempney will attend Edinboro (Pa.) University in the fall. Mr. Kempney, son of Theresa and Shawn Kempney, Castorland, graduated last month from Beaver River Central School, Beaver Falls, where he participated in cross country, track, band, chorus and jazz ensemble. He will major in nursing at Edinboro University and participate on the cross country and track teams.
Envirothon: Winners have been announced for the 2012 Lewis County Envirothon, hosted by the Lewis County Soil and Water Conservation District on May 15 at Camp Oswegatchie. Teams of students participated from South Lewis, Beaver River and Copenhagen Central Schools. The students were tested on wildlife, soils, aquatics, forestry and this years issue, Low Impact Development, and each team gave an oral presentation on the current issue.
Beaver River Beavers, 446 points: Cody Houppert, Griffin Keefer, Corey Lyndaker and Corbin Pominville
Copenhagen Team Epoch, 433.6 points: Connor Berrus, Elise Edmonds, Lyndsey Fitzpatrick, Sara McNamara and Derek Nicol
South Lewis Old Team, 392.6: Megan Bourgeois, Katie Harvey, Lyndsay Snyder, Ashtin Tripp and Ian Wilson.
Scholarship: J.W. Allen, recent graduate of Belleville Henderson Central School, Belleville, recently received a $1,000 scholarship from Cargill Animal Nutrition, Gouverneur. In addition, his school received $200 to support its library.
The following north country residents recently were named to the deans list at their colleges or universities:
Florida Institute of Technology,
To receive deans list honors at Florida Institute of Technology for the spring semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.4 or higher.
Angel Seery, marine biology
Sacred Heart University,
To receive deans list honors at Sacred Heart University for the spring semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.6 or higher.
St. Anselm College,
To receive deans list honors at St. Anselm College for the spring semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
Lauren E. Burgess, English
University of Minnesota,
To receive deans list honors at the University of Minnesota for the spring semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.66 or higher.
Keanan Scott Spurdens, criminal justice
The following north country residents recently received degrees from their colleges or universities:
Receives doctorate: Eric Sidman, Adams, graduated magna cum laude with a doctor of pharmacy degree from Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. He is working on his pharmacy residency at Upstate Medical University, Syracuse.
Receives doctorate: Matthew T. Stehr, Calcium, received a doctor of physical therapy degree on May 26 from the University of Scranton (Pa.).
Receives masters: Samantha Mary Berghorn, daughter of Kevin and Kathie Berghorn, Tylerville, received a masters degree in forensic science from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va., in May. She has accepted a position of firearms examiner at the Onondaga County Forensic Lab.
Ms. Berghorn graduated in 2006 from Copenhagen Central School and in 2010 from St. Lawrence University, Canton, with a bachelors degree in biochemistry.
Receives doctorate: Brooke J. Love, Massena, received a doctor of physical therapy degree from the University of Vermont, Burlington, Vt., on May 20. Miss Love, a 2006 Massena Central School graduate, graduated cum laude in 2010 from the University of Vermont, with a bachelors degree in nutrition and food sciences.
Receives doctorate: Leah Vinch Shaw, Ogdensburg, received a doctor of pharmacy degree from Creighton University, Omaha, Neb.
Receives masters: Erin Yousey, Saranac Lake, received a masters degree in inclusive education: childhood from Nazareth College, Rochester.
Throughout the area
Honored: Several nursing students at Jefferson Community College, Watertown, received awards at the colleges pinning ceremony, held May 17.
Debra R. Marsala Excellence in Nursing Award Marion M. Wilson, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Mercy Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Award Rebecca L. Waite, Lorraine
Marion Brennan Personal Growth in Nursing Award John C. Gahler
New York State Nurses Association District No. 6 Award Alissa L. Welbourn, Adams
Samaritan Medical Center HEART Award Michael J. Belles, Kingston, Ontario
STAR Award in Memory of Dr. Walter S. Atkinson Alina Kalasouski, Hope Mills, N.C.
Throughout the area
Stewardship: Several north country residents will spend their summer as watershed stewards in a Paul Smiths College-led initiative to keep lakes, ponds and waterways free of invasive species. The program, part of the Adirondack Watershed Institute at Paul Smiths College, will run through Labor Day with voluntary inspections of boats entering and leaving the water for invasives.
Timothy Grossman, student at Paul Smiths College
Stacey Judge, student at North Country Community College, Saranac Lake
Emma Horton, graduate of St. Lawrence University, Canton
Michael Bicknell, student at SUNY Potsdam
Eric Paul, student at Paul Smiths College
Andrew Bull, graduate of Paul Smiths College
Emily Martin, student at SUNY-ESF
William Martin, student at Paul Smiths College
Jennifer Breen, student at Paul Smiths College