In the news
Honored: Mary Long, South Colton, was named town of Colton 2013 Citizen of the Year, during Coltons Winterfest in January.
Ms. Long is a member of the Colton Fire Department and Rescue Squad, where she served as an officer, and the Racquette Valley Fish and Game Club, Amvets Post 262 and local ATV clubs. She is a member of the Winterfest Planning Committee, where she organizes the annual health fair.
Places: Dawn Brown, Delta Junction, Alaska, formerly of Lowville, took fifth place in the Adult Six Dog Speed Class at the South Central Challenge Sled Race, held Feb. 3, in Alaska. Ms. Brown finished the 16 mile course in 48 minutes and 33 seconds.
Winner: Stanley Vantran, Lowville, won a raffle sponsored by the Lewis County Hospital Foundation on Feb. 3. Mr. Vantran received a week at a home in Salvo, N.C., during spring break. The raffle raised almost $2,500 to benefit the hospital foundation.
Winners: BlueSeed Studios has announced the winners of their annual juried art competition, Abstraction. Thirty-three regional artists entered 63 works of art for the competition, which will be exhibited through March 1 at the gallery. Next years event will open on Feb. 1, and the studio will accept entries until the last week of January. For more information, contact BlueSeed Studios at 518-891-3799, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.bluseedstudios.org.
Best in Show Mirage, pastel by Linda Sweeney
First Place Stealth, photo transfer, by Eleanor Sweeney
Honorable Mentions Pages from Mirror Mist, transfer drawing, by John LaFalce, and Deciphering Unwritten Script #5, watercolor, by Julian Vadas.
The following north country residents recently were named to the deans list at their colleges or universities:
To receive deans list honors at Keuka College for the fall semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
Olivia Hudson, sophomore, occupational therapy, daughter of Denny and Laurie Hudson, Adams
To receive deans list honors at Nazareth College for the fall semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
Angelika Garrabrant, freshman, occupational science
To receive term honors at Skidmore College for the fall semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.65 or higher.
Noah Throop, junior, son of Gary and Catherine Throop, Potsdam
To receive part-time honors at SUNY Canton for the fall semester, students taking six to 11 credit hours must receive a grade piont average of 3.25 or higher.
Morgan L. Johnston, undeclared, 1985 gbraduate of Madrid-Waddington Central School, Madrid
Shannon M. Coupal, health services career studies
Jennie C. Vieths, legal studies, 1979 graduate of Immaculate Heart Central High School, Watertown
Throughout the area
Honored: Several north country seniors at Elmira College were recognized as Cowles Honor Scholars at the colleges Jan. 31 celebration. To receive Cowles Honor Scholar standing, students must be a senior and have a grade point average of 3.6 or higher.
Almara Hutchinson, speech and hearing, daughter of Paul and Melissa Hutchinson, Alexandria Bay
Kaitlyn Darrah, speech and language disabilities, daughter of Kelly and Michael OHern, Brownville, and Joseph Darrah, Adams
Patrick Reilly, economics and mathematics, son of Joe and Anne Reilly, Colton
Macy VanArnam, biology, daughter of Bryan and Carolyn VanArnam, Ogdensburg
McKenzie Townsend, childhood education: social studies, daughter of Gregg and Eileen Townsend
Sean Brouty, psychology, son of Michael and Cheryl Brouty, Watertown
Jacob Simmons, economics and accounting, son of Paul and Nicole Simmons, Watertown
The following north country residents recently were named to the presidents list at their colleges or universities:
Morrisville State College
To receive presidents list honors at Morrisville State College for the fall semester, students must receive a grade point average of 4.0.
Plymouth (N.H.) State University
To receive presidents list honors at Plymouth State University for the fall semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.7 or higher.
To receive presidents list honors at SUNY Canton for the fall semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.75 or higher.
Susan L. Joslin, business administration
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