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@datebook city label underlined:Malone

Winners: Winners have been announced for the Upstate Scholastic Championships held April 27 at Franklin Academy. Franklin Academy took home first place in the team competition. In the individual competition, John Disotelle, Franklin Academy, took first place; John Shirley, Massena Central School, took second place; David Boyle, Christian Fellowship Academy, Potsdam, took third place; and Franklin Academy students Ashton Keith, Ethan Lamitie and Adam Gokey, took fourth, fifth and sixth places, respectively.

Armed forces


@datebook city label underlined:Clayton

Accepts position: Col. Roger A. Gallup, Temple, Texas, formerly of Watertown, was installed as interim commander of the Carl R. Darnell Army Medical Center, Fort Hood, Texas, at a ceremony held April 24.

Col. Gallup graduated from Watertown High School in 1982, from Le Moyne College, Syracuse, with a bachelor’s degree in 1986, and from New York Medical College, Vahalla, with a medical doctorate in 1991. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, and a pulmonary/critical care medicine fellowship at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas. Col. Gallup has presented at several national medical conferences and has been published in medical journals.

He joined the Army Reserves in 1982 and active duty in July 1994. In 1996, Col. Gallup was stationed at Darnell Army Community Hospital, Fort Hood. He has served as the 4th Infantry Division surgeon, pulmonary disease officer and flight surgeon, completed U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and received a Bronze Star for meritorious achievements while stationed in Baghdad in 2006.

In 2010, Col. Gallup was inducted into the Watertown High School Alumni Hall of Achievement. He and his wife, Susan, reside in Temple. The couple has three children, Mary Kate McEntee, Virginia, Cadet Lt. Matthew Gallup, West Point, and Jennifer Gallup, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Okla. He is the son of Russ and Teresa Gallup, Clayton.

High schools


@datebook city label underlined:Ogdensburg

Honored: Brenda Carter, a senior at Ogdensburg Free Academy, was named May’s student of the month at Northwest Technical Center, Ogdensburg. Miss Carter, daughter of Angela Johnson, is enrolled in the early childhood education program.


Berklee College of Music,

Boston, Mass.

To receive dean’s list honors at Berklee College of Music for the fall semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.4 or higher.

@datebook city label underlined:Canton

Sebastian Molnar


@datebook city label underlined:Gouverneur

Stars in production: Liz Miles, Gouverneur, performed in the production of “Change” at Dean College, Franklin, Mass., along with the college’s dance company. The show ran May 3 to 5 and featured hip-hop, jazz, modern and ballet dance.


@datebook city label underlined:Croghan

Honored: Emily Gydesen, Croghan, recently received the Graduate Honors in BS/MBA Award from the College of St. Rose, Albany.

@datebook city label underlined:Throughout the area

Inducted: Several north country students at Herkimer County Community College were recently inducted into the Upsilon Epsilon chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society.

@datebook city label underlined:Beaver Falls

Sean Messier

@datebook city label underlined:Boonville

Reina Platt

@datebook city label underlined:Brushton

Sandra Martin

@datebook city label underlined:Port Leyden

Tanya Marolf

@datebook city label underlined:Turin

Abby Black


@datebook city label underlined:Throughout the area

Internships: Several north country students at SUNY Oswego participated in internships over the spring semester.

@datebook city label underlined:Canton

Kayla Gerlach, senior, psychology, Counseling Services Center, SUNY Oswego

@datebook city label underlined:Carthage

Ashley Turner, senior, psychology, psychology department, SUNY Oswego

@datebook city label underlined:Clayton

Carol Blake, senior, human development, Counseling Services Center, SUNY Oswego

@datebook city label underlined:Felts Mills

Jessica Johnson, junior, human development, Oswego Children’s Project, SUNY Oswego

@datebook city label underlined:Hermon

Faith Page, senior, zoology, Kingdom Wildlife Sanctuary, Pretoria, South Africa

@datebook city label underlined:Heuvelton

Keith Gallucci, sophomore, cinema and screen studies, English and creative writing department, SUNY Oswego

@datebook city label underlined:Ogdensburg

Francis Spriggs, senior, broadcasting-mass communication, Pro Player Insiders, SUNY Oswego

@datebook city label underlined:Port Leyden

Amanda Bolich, senior, human development major, Oswego County Opportunities, Fulton

@datebook city label underlined:Watertown

Logan Macy, sophomore, public relations, Heather A. Freeman Foundation, SUNY Oswego

Amanda McIlroy, senior, communication and social interaction, Jefferson County Department of Social Services, Watertown

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