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Winners: Eric Szlamczynski, Star Lake, won the New York State Youth Snowmobiler of the Year Award at the New York Snowmobile Associations annual meetingin April at Lake Placid.
Winners: Jefferson Community College, Watertown, held its annual Entrepreneurship Conference on April 19, with a business concept competition for high school students and announcement of winners for the concept competition for college students, held earlier in April.
High School Business Concept Competition
First place Foreign Language Courses, by Tian Chen and Bermet T. Abaibekova, Watertown High School. The pair earned a $500 prize and one-year membership to the Greater Watertown North County Chamber of Commerce. The business concept specializes in education of more than seven foreign languages.
Second place Shape it Up, by Abigail N. Lynch, Shannon L. Guler and Aaron S.W. Johnson, Indian River Central School, Philadelphia. The group earned a $250 prize on their business idea, built on the premise of personal training home delivery and site location.
Third place HKH Health and Fitness Center, by Harleigh S. LeBarge, Kiana A. Coffey and Hanna Hansen, Edwards-Knox Central School, Edwards. The group earned a $125 prize on its business idea, offering the nuts and bolts of any fitness center with customized classes and physical training.
JCC Business Concept Competition
First place Lake Effect Winery, by David W. Countryman, Watertown. He received a $1,000 prize and one-year membership to the Greater Watertown North Country Chamber of Commerce.
Second place Whip-Poor-Will Designs, by Jaime L. Barton, Clayton, earning a $500 prize.
Third place Castorland, by Karen A. Castor, Redfield, earning a $250 prize.
Heuvelton, Sackets Harbor
Delegates: Rachael Cougler, Heuvelton Central School, andKatheryn Lapusnak, Sackets Harbor Central School, will represent New York state as national youth delegates to the 2013 Washington Youth Summit, held June 23 to 28 at George Mason University, Washington, D.C.
Receives scholarship: Landon Laughlin, Massena, recently received a $2,175 Floyd and Eleanor Rose Endowed Scholarship to attend Alfred State College. Landon, a senior at Massena Central School, will major in building trades: building construction.
Throughout the area
Joins clubs: Several north country students have joined clubs at SUNY Delhi.
Krista McCabe, American Institute of Architecture Students
Brittany DeVoe, New York State Association of Veterinary Technicians
Jenna Singer, American Institute of Architecture Students
Nicholas Lynch, American Institute of Architecture Students
Honored: Raymond G. Krisciunas, history professor at SUNY Canton, will receive the 2013 Distinguished Faculty Award at the Nancy R. Auster Honors Convocation, held on campus on Wednesday. Mr. Krisciunas helped develop and present at the campus Liberal Arts Academic Film Festival and received a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute Award. At SUNY Canton, he served on the Faculty Affairs Committee, Liberal Arts Committee and Library Committee, and served as the department chairman for history, political science and economics and chairman for social sciences. Mr. Krisciunas received bachelors and masters degrees in political science from the University of Connecticut, Storrs-Mansfield, Conn., a doctorate in history from Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind., and spent four years in a research position at the University of Kiel, Germany.
Honored: Samuel E. Scheu, Canton, received the American Society of Animal Science Award on April 19 from the University of Vermont, Burlington, Vt.
Honored: Spencer Crawford, Ogdensburg, was named a 2012-2013 Outstanding Undergraduate Scholar on April 11 at Rochester Institute of Technology. Mr. Crawford, son of Charles and Lynn Crawford, Ogdensburg, is a senior majoring in finance at RIT.
Throughout the area
Honored: Students, faculty and staff at Jefferson Community College, Watertown, were honored at the colleges annual Awards Ceremony on April 25.
Patricia J. Moulton, Faculty Association Outstanding Student
Linda M. Griess, Outstanding Accounting Student, Associate of Applied Science
Jody L. Dick, Outstanding Computer Information Systems Student
Kate S. Gehrke, Outstanding First Year Student, Enrollment Management and Student Live Division
Donald J. McPherson, Outstanding Computer Science Student
Linne L. Ebbrecht, David R. Reid Outstanding English Student
Nicholas R. Brizee, Outstanding Music Student
Emily A. Clarke, Outstanding Liberal Arts Student
Stephanie Hallada, Outstanding Animal Management Student
Charles J. Oliver, Outstanding Business Student, Associate of Applied Science
Charles W. Setliff, Outstanding Student Government Assembly Member
Stephanie D. Calhoun, Outstanding Chemical Dependency Student
Belinda G. Jones, All USA Academic Team
Stacy A. Grant, West Publishing Outstanding Paralegal Student
Carol A. Forrester, Outstanding Human Services Student
Brenda K. Yerdon, Outstanding Human Services Student
Kelli S. Brislan, Outstanding Early Childhood Student
Travis A. Donelson, Outstanding Paramedic Student
Kaitlyn A. Murphy, Outstanding Graduate Student, Enrollment Management and Student Live Division
Lindsey M. Croneiser, Outstanding Accounting Student, Associate of Science
Jessica L. Austin, Promise Award for Business
Zachary L. Carter, Outstanding Engineering Student
Whitney D. Cockrill, Outstanding Office Technologies Student
Tanya M. Crawford, West Publishing Outstanding Paralegal Student
Jessica L. Dobson-Tufo, Outstanding Physical Education Student
Michael J. Dyer, Outstanding Fire Protection Student
Kristy L. Hoover, Outstanding Art Student
Erich A. Horeth, Promise Award for Mathematics and Engineering
Bradley E. Johnson, Outstanding Mathematics Student
Jeffery J. Marra, Looseleaf Law Certificate of Recognition
Matthew P. Marra, Outstanding Criminal Justice Student
Lillian M. McCauley, Outstanding Hospitality and Tourism Student
James W. Simpkins, Outstanding Science Student
Vidhi V. Udeshi, Outstanding Business Student, Associate of Science
Gabrielle L. Baker, Outstanding Early Childhood Student
Christina J. Halverson, Outstanding Engineering Student
Rachael L. Riordan, typist, JCC athletics office, Thomas W. Myers Award for Co-curricular Service
Clarence Bockus, adjunct instructor, Phi Theta Kappa Outstanding Part-time Faculty Member of the Year
Pamela Kaus, instructor of human services, Phi Theta Kappa Outstanding Full-time Faculty Member of the Year
Marc M. Davis, adjunct instructor, Thomas W. Myers Award for Co-curricular Service
Timothy F. Grosse, adviser of JCCs Student Government Assembly, Outstanding Club Adviser of the Year
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