In the news
Inducted: The Kiwanis Club of Potsdam recently inducted four new members: Henry and Nancy Walters, Marcy Adams and Anna Russell.
Winners: Adirondack Life magazine, Jay, recently has announced local winners of its annual photography contest. Winning photographs and honorable mentions are available to view at www.adirondacklife.com and winning photos will be published in the March/April issue.
Philip Ashwood, Calcium, took second place in the recreation category with a photograph of psychedelic swirls of fall foliage reflected in a motorboats wake on First Pond, Town of Harrietstown.
Travis MacDonald, Massena, took third place in the landscape category with a scene of railroad tracks between Saranac Lake and Ray Brook.
Throughout the area
Graduates from basic training: Several north country residents have graduated from basic military training.
At Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.:
Marine Corps Pvt. Carl D. Paro, son of Fannie Nevills and stepson of Steven P. Whitmore, Antwerp. Pvt. Paro is a 2012 graduate of Indian River Central School, Philadelphia.
Marine Corps Pfc. Matthew J. Norton, son of Vicki M. and Edward J. O Brien, Evans Mills. He is a 2011 graduate of Indian River Central School, Philadelphia.
Marine Corps Pvt. Johni M. D. Matthie, son of Rebecca Matthie, Canton, and Homer Matthie, Harrisville. Pvt. Matthie is a 2011 graduate of Harrisville Central School.
Marine Corps Pvt. Kellen C. Woods, son of Julie Ludwig, Henderson Harbor, and Jason C. Woods, Montgomery, Ala. He is a 2012 graduate of Belleville Henderson Central School, Belleville.
Marine Corps Pvt. Matthew W. Powers, son of Sandra E. and Douglas W. Powers, Hermon. He is a 2011 graduate of Hermon-DeKalb Central School, DeKalb Junction.
At Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.:
Army Spc. Katie L. Bofman, daughter of Patricia and Richard Henry, Scottsville, Va. She is a 2007 graduate of South Jefferson Central School, Adams.
Army Reserve Pfc. Britanny T. Coffey, daughter of Roxanne and John Coffey, County Road 21 extension, Canton. Pfc. Coffey graduated in 2009 from Hugh C. Williams High School, Canton.
Army Pfc. Levar K. Floyd, brother of Byron Floyd, Meadow Wood Drive, Fort Drum.
Army National Guard Pfc. Shanwel I. Grant, son of Theresa Grant, Bronx. Pfc. Grant is a 2005 graduate of Indian River Central School, Philadelphia. He received an associate degree in 2008 from DeVry University, Long Island-Queens.
Comings & goings
Made port visit: Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Hillary I. Clark, daughter of Virginia A. Bush, Winthrop, and other sailors aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis recently got under way following a four-day port visit to Jebel Ali, Dubai. During the visit, Clark experienced the local culture by participating in a variety of tours sponsored by Stennis Morale, Welfare and Recreation division. Sailors also had the chance to participate in community engagement projects such as reading books to children at a special needs school and cleaning and repairing a local church. In addition, football fans gathered in the ships hangar bay to watch the Baltimore Ravens play the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII. John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group is currently forward deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operation, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operations Enduring Freedom. Petty officer Clark is a 2010 graduate of Massena Central School, and joined the Navy in August 2010.
Performs: The Ultravioletones, an a cappella singing group from Clarkson University, Potsdam, performed in a regional competition a few months after forming. The group traveled to Boston, Mass., to compete in the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella regional quarterfinals, held in January. The Ultravioletones performed Below My Feet by Mumford and Sons, Figure 8 by Ellie Goulding and Wannabe/I Want You Back by Spice Girls/NSYNC in Boston.
The following north country residents recently were named to the deans list at their colleges or universities:
To receive deans list honors at Colby College for the fall semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.67 or higher.
Larissa N. Lee, senior, daughter of Lawrence Lee and Carol Dimond, Piercefield
To receive deans list honors at Daemen College for the fall semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.3 or higher.
Loyola University at Maryland,
To receive deans list honors at Loyola University at Maryland for the fall semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
Ryan Garvin, senior
Abigail Thompson, sophomore
The following north country residents recently received degrees from their colleges or universities:
Leslie A. Martin, bachelors degree, daughter of Todd and Julie Martin, Watertown
Receive fellowships: Bree Shields and Kierstyn Zaykoski, faculty at Rhondas FooteWorks Dance Studio, Watertown, recently received $1,000 fellowships to attend the New York Institute of Dance Education Dance Festival in July. The fellowships were given based on their work presented at Choreographers Feast, held Feb. 16 in Watertown. Sean McLeod, president of NYIDE, presented the fellowships at the event, where he was master of ceremonies.
Throughout the area
Honored: Several north country students at St. Lawrence University, Canton, were recently inducted into Beta Beta Beta, the national biology honorary society, or Pi Mu Epsilon, the national mathematics honorary society.
Christopher A. Kellogg, Beta Beta Beta, junior, biology, graduate of Copenhagen Central School.
Lara C. Clemens, Beta Beta Beta, junior, biochemistry and mathematics, graduate of Hugh C. Williams Senior High School, Canton.
Ryan J. Fitzpatrick, Beta Beta Beta, junior, biology, graduate of Copenhagen Central School.
Lindsey J. Haggett, Pi Mu Epsilon, senior, graduate of Massena Central School.
Paige E. Studlack, Beta Beta Beta, senior, neuroscience, graduate of Franklin Academy, Malone.
Andrew M. Fisher, Pi Mu Epsilon, senior, graduate of Ogdensburg Free Academy.
Amanda J. Godin, Pi Mu Epsilon, senior, graduate of Indian River Central School, Philadelphia.
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