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Honored: Volunteers at Canton-Potsdam Hospital, Potsdam, were honored at a volunteer recognition dinner May 21 at Clarkson University, Potsdam. Volunteers with five or more years of service were honored and three volunteers were honored with awards.
2013 Volunteer of the Year Award Pat Poste, patient registration greeter
Dan Fritz Volunteer Service Award Edward Sachs, volunteer chaplain
Eileen Horton Volunteer Service Award Sharon Cotey, gift shop volunteer
Donation: The SUNY Potsdam and Buffalo State College softball and womens lacrosse teams honored those who lost lives to cancer and those affected by cancer at their April 27th games. Teams held a moment of silence to honor those lost and the fields were decorated with pink ribbons and a pink outlined baseline and batters box. The SUNY Potsdam Bears sold pink T-shirts for $10 each and raised $600 for Breast Cancer Patient Navigation at Canton-Potsdam Hospitals Center for Cancer Care.
Blue Mountain Lake
Winners: On June 2, winners were announced for the Adirondack Center for Writings annual Adirondack Literary Award winners.
Best Childrens Book Sackets Harbor Powder Monkey The War of 1812, by Hope Irvin Marston.
Best Book of Fiction Far Alaska, by Mason Smith.
Best Memoir How Was I supposed to Know? The Adventures of a Girl Whose Name Means Lost, by Lorna Lee.
Best Book of Nonfiction Women on the Water, by Ruth Dandrea, Kathy DeLong, Carol Moseman and Bonnie Sanderson.
Best Book of Poetry Perpetual Motion, by Marilyn McCabe.
Peoples Choice Award Whats an Elephant Doing in the Ausable River? by George Speedy Arnold.
Winners: Winners of the Cape Vincent Chamber of Commerce annual Spring Walleye and Northern Pike Derby have been announced. The derby, held May 25, had more than 50 participants and was sponsored by Knowlton Technologies, Watertown. Winners were:
First place Matthew Plumpton, Watertown
Second place Gabe Szafranski, Ogdensburg
Third place Jeff Bailey, Ogdensburg
Northern Pike Division
First place Kenny and Hunter Garnsey, Clayton
Second place Gene Bolton, Watertown
Third place Bob Ranalletta, Saratoga Springs
Volunteers: Members of SUNY Cantons Greek organizations recently volunteered their time at Grace Episcopal Churchs Friday Soup Kitchen in Canton. The students helped prepare and serve the meal. In addition, the colleges Greek Council donated funding to purchase ingredients and recently raised nearly $700 for both the soup kitchen and the Church and Community Food Pantry Program in Canton.
The following north country residents recently were named to the deans list at their colleges or universities:
To receive deans list honors at Dean College for the spring semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.3 or higher.
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, biology science, marine biology
Hudson Valley Community College, Troy
To receive deans list at Hudson Valley Community College for the spring semester, students must receive a grade point average between 3.0 and 3.5.
Andrew Armstrong, marketing
Marissa Cappione, business administration
To receive deans list honors at Nazareth College for the spring semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
Keylyn Fex, senior, international studies
Alyssa Hughes, junior, communication science and disorders
Lizabeth Hall, senior, psychology and inclusive education
Katie Jones, senior, music therapy
Emily Sauter, senior, physical therapy
Eric Disbro, freshman, French
Chelsea Finn, freshman, communication science and disorders
Molly Kingsley, senior, biochemistry
Rachel Nortz, junior, business administration
Morgan Widrick, junior, communication science and disorders
Maggie Gebo, senior, theater arts
Mary Lawrence, junior, French and German
April Mashaw, freshman, history and inclusive education
Rachel Montpelier, senior, communication and rhetoric, English literature concentration
Megan Morrison, senior, health sciences
Jacob Moose, freshman, health sciences
Macee Bonoffski, senior, communication science and disorders
Andrea Nye, junior, occupational science
Michael Bufalini, senior, business administration
Kathryn DePerrior, senior, business administration
Angelika Garrabrant, freshman, occupational science
Leslie Johnson, senior, sociology and inclusive education
The following north country residents recently received degrees from their colleges or universities:
Clarion (Pa.) University
Brooke Hartle, bachelors degree, library science
University of San Diego (Calif.)
James Stanley Purcell, bachelors degree, finance, magna cum laude
University of Vermont,
Katherine E. Basham, bachelors degree, Spanish
Kate L. Donnelly, bachelors degree, psychology
John R. Feeley, masters degree, business administration
Spencer D. Tubbs, bachelors degree, religion
Garth W. Fritz, bachelors degree, computer science
Michelle L. Brown, masters degree, natural resources
Arielle N. Retrosi, bachelors degree, global studies
Honored: Katie Jones, Carthage, recently received the Presidents Community Service Award at Nazareth College, Rochester.
Throughout the area
Inducted: Several north country students at St. Lawrence University, Canton, were recently inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society.
Madeline R. Wetterhahn, sophomore, biology, graduate of South Jefferson Central School, Adams
Taylor J. Gale, sophomore, history, graduate of Gouverneur Central School
Maria R. Trummer, sophomore, government, graduate of Saranac Lake Central School
Amber L. Lawyer, junior, government, graduate of Tupper Lake Central School
The following north country residents recently were named to the presidents list at their colleges or universities:
Coastal Carolina University,
To receive presidents list honors at Coastal Carolina University for the spring semester, students must receive a grade point average of 4.0.
Jacquelyn Dubee, sophomore, exercise and sport science
Hudson Valley Community College, Troy
To receive presidents list honors at Hudson Valley Community College for the spring semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
Shane Roberts, mortuary science
Throughout the area
Scholarships: Five north country incoming freshman to SUNY Brockport have received scholarships from the college.
Abigail Mott, deans scholarship
Justin Haskins, deans scholarship
Alexander Farrell, deans scholarship
Olivia Martin, honors scholarship
Erika Losey, deans scholarship
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