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Honored: The Greater Ogdensburg Chamber of Commerce has announced June winners of its Gateways and Corridors Committee’s Revitalization Awards. Jodie Arthur, 528 Patterson St., and Stewart’s Shoppes, 703 Ford St., will display the Chamber’s blue ribbon award signs for their wins.



Winners: The winners of the Over the Meadows raffle fundraiser of Holy Name of Jesus Academy, Massena, have been announced.

First place — Elizabeth Catanzarite, Massena, $1,000

Second place — Harold Beck, Oakridge, N.J., $500

Third place — Brother John the Baptist Pouliot of Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery, Silver City, N.M., $250.

Fourth place — Sandra Ahrens, Ingleside, Ill., $100

High schools


St. Lawrence County

Scholarships: The St. Lawrence County chapter of AARP recently announced that Alex Farrell and Kris Newtown received its 2013 scholarships. Mr. Farrell, Ogdensburg Free Academy, will attend SUNY Brockport. Mr. Newtown, Lisbon Central School, will attend SUNY Canton.


Dean’s list

The following north country residents recently were named to the dean’s list at their colleges or universities:

Clemson (S.C.) University

To receive dean’s list honors at Clemson University for the spring semester, students must receive a grade point average between 3.5 and 3.99.


Grace Westover Couch, food science

Penn State University, University Park, Pa.

To receive dean’s list honors at Penn State University for the spring semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.


Edgar D. Acosta


Alexandra F. Lallier

Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Conn.

To receive dean’s list honors at Sacred Heart University for the spring semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.6 or higher.


Kacie Wentworth

St. John Fisher College, Rochester

To receive dean’s list honors at St. John Fisher College for the spring semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Black River

Christine Cook, freshman, business, daughter of John and Cindy Cook, Black River

SUNY Geneseo

To receive dean’s list honors for the spring semester at SUNY Geneseo, students must receive a grade point average between 3.5 and 3.99.


Ashley Burke

Michelle Mundt

Andrew Roberts

Adams Center

Rachael Bassett


Jennifer Lomaki

Jordan Potter


Alicia Chisholm


Kaitlyn Morgan


Amelia Yousey


Caroline Berl

MacKenzie Stevens

Alexandra Virga


Erin Girard


Ashley Anderson

Kori Bresett


Geoffrey Carvill

Natassia Fodor

Saranac Lake

Brian Wolff


Dennis Caughlin

Paige LaBarr

Timothy Maloney

Justin Ongkingco

Laura Schimpf

Brynne Sturge

Sarah VanEenenaam

SUNY Institute of Technology, Utica

To receive academic honors at SUNY Institute of Technology for the spring semester, students must receive a grade point average between 3.2 and 3.59.


Zachary Plantz


Brett Graves

Brittany Piccione


Jeremy Gillen

Lyons Falls

Adam Bourgeois

Nicholas Platt

Port Leyden

Ashley Lawrence


Gabriel Steinbrickner


The following north country residents recently received degrees from their colleges or universities:

Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical, Winona, Minn.


Alicia M. M. Traylor, accounting clerk

Penn State University, University Park, Pa.


Edgar D. Acosta, bachelor’s degree, mathematics, with distinction

David Z. Qi, medical doctorate

Hannawa Falls

Taranae A. Mahmoodi, master’s degree, health policy and administration

Nazareth College, Rochester


Molly Kingsley, bachelor’s degree, biochemistry, minor in math

St. Lawrence University, Canton


Ryan N. Godard, bachelor’s degree, computer science and religious studies, summa cum laude, graduate of Salmon River Central School, Fort Covington

Margaret L. Wright, bachelor’s degree, global studies and religious studies, graduate of Salmon River Central School, Fort Covington


Shane K. Berghorn, bachelor’s degree, mathematics, cum laude, graduate of Copenhagen Central School

Tupper Lake

Kyle Amell, bachelor’s degree, government, magna cum laude, graduate of Tupper Lake Central School

University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colo.

North Lawrence

Shelby McGraw, bachelor’s degree, sociology

University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Ind.


Benjamin Anthony Stone, bachelor’s degree, honors organ performance and theology, summa cum laude. Mr. Stone, son of Frederick and Carolyn Stone, Potsdam, and grandson of Frank and Sandra Bondellio, Morristown, is the 2010 salutatorian of Potsdam Central School, and was recently inducted into the Notre Dame Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. He will continue his studies for a master’s degree in sacred music at the University of Notre Dame.



Honored: Daniel Eng, junior at St. Lawrence University, Canton, has been elected director of SLU Emergency Medical Services, a student-run and state-certified agency providing basic life support first response services to the college campus and surrounding area. Mr. Eng is a certified emergency medical technician and worked this past year on campus and ran a duty crew for Potsdam Rescue Services. In addition to EMT certification, he is certified as a basic life support instructor and teaches CPR and first aid to help raise funds for the SLU EMS program.

Mr. Eng is a pre-med major and plans to continue his education at Clarkson University, Potsdam, in the physician assistant program. A graduate of Norwood-Norfolk Central School, Norwood, he is the son of Theresa Eng, Norwood.


Honored: Meghan A. Corcoran, Massena, received the Dale S. Margulis Award from the University at Buffalo Law School at their May 18 graduation ceremony. Ms. Corcoran also received the ABA/BNA (American Bar Association and The Bureau of National Affairs) Award for Excellence in the Study of Labor and Employment Law at the university’s May 17 Student Awards Convocation.

Throughout the area

Inducted: Several north country students at Rochester Institute of Technology were inducted into Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society.


Suzanne Jokajtys, daughter of Rich and Cricket Jokajtys, Boonville, biomedical sciences


Spencer Crawford, son of Charles and Lynn Crawford, Ogdensburg, finance


Brittany Remington, daughter of Robin and Brent Remington, Parishville, advertising and public relations

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