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Honored

@datebook city label underlined:Stone Mills

Honored: The Thousand Islands Bluegrass Preservation Society gave scholarships to local students on June 8 and awards on June 7 at its annual Bluegrass Festival.

$400 Thousand Islands Bluegrass Preservation Society scholarship:

Jacob Harr, Watertown, grandson of TIBPS member Fred Phelps, will attend Jefferson Community College, Watertown.

Stuart Inzinna, Alexandria Bay, son of TIBPS members Sam and Amanda Inzinna, Alexandria Bay, will attend Cazenovia College.

Jennifer Robbins, LaFargeville, TIBPS member, will attend Jefferson Community College, Watertown.

Douglas M. Clark Certificate of Appreciation:

Bob Stuart, Ogdensburg, and Bob and Sue O’Marah, Heuvelton

Winners

@datebook city label underlined:Throughout the area

Winners: Winners of the Jefferson County Battle of the Books, held May 11 at Flower Memorial Library, have been announced. The reading trivia competition was for children in fourth, fifth and sixth grades. Teams of three or four students earn points for 20 questions given in the game. Each participant received a free book and were invited to a movie night at the library.

First place — Pi: Elizabeth Crowley, Codie Wheeler, Aiden Race and Evelyn Bibbins; coached by Jessica Mooney

Runners up — Four Musketeers: Grace Phelps, Eloise Johnson, Madison White and Livia McCarty; coached by Kate Johnson

High schools

Scholarships

@datebook city label underlined:Ogdensburg

Scholarship: Patricia Barr, Ogdensburg, recently received the Dr. Bruno Baltradis and Dr. James Brown Memorial Fund Scholarship. Miss Barr, daughter of Daniel and Marilyn Barr, Ogdensburg, is a recent graduate of Ogdensburg Free Academy. She will attend SUNY Potsdam.

@datebook city label underlined:Parish

Scholarships: Scholarships were given to seniors at Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Central School, Parish, in honor of Amelia Michelle Wade. Miss Wade, who was a junior at APW, died in October 2010 from secondary pulmonary hypertension.

The scholarships are given to APW seniors who plan to enter the medical field. This year, scholarships were given to Kaitlee Benedetto, Victoria Stanton and Rebecca Trexler and were presented by Valerie Wade, mother of Miss Wade, at a senior awards banquet.

Colleges

Graduates

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

Castleton (Vt.) State College

@datebook city label underlined:Saranac Lake

Carolyn Mader, bachelor’s degree, music education, magna cum laude

Colby College, Waterville, Maine

@datebook city label underlined:Piercefield

Larissa N. Lee, bachelor’s degree, environmental studies with a policy concentration and global studies, daughter of Lawrence Lee and Carol Dimond, Piercefield

@datebook city label underlined:Watertown

Scott P. Harff, bachelor’s degree, history, son of Kristina Harff, Watertown

Drew University, Madison, N.J.

@datebook city label underlined:Massena

Matthew Carroll, bachelor’s degree

LeTourneau University,

Longview, Texas

@datebook city label underlined:Lowville

Patrick Harney, bachelor’s degree, aeronautical science, summa cum laude

University of Illinois, Chicago, Ill.

@datebook city label underlined:Potsdam

Said Benallal, bachelor’s degree, kinesiology

Honored

@datebook city label underlined:Potsdam

Honored: Donald Patrick Leisure, Potsdam, received a 2013 Success Through Achievement and Commitment Award from SUNY Potsdam. Mr. Leisure is a freshman geology major.

President’s list

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

North Country Community College, Saranac Lake

To receive president’s list honors at North Country Community College for the spring semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

@datebook city label underlined:Carthage

Kyla Gamble

Amber Neibacher

@datebook city label underlined:Gouverneur

Rachel Hooley

@datebook city label underlined:West Carthage

Aimee Craig

SUNY Oneonta

To receive provost’s list honors at SUNY Oneonta for the spring semeste, students must receive a grade point average of 4.0.

@datebook city label underlined:Watertown

Kara Olney

Scholarships

@datebook city label underlined:Adams

Receives grant: Abby J. Schadock-Hewitt, daughter of Rod Hewitt and Cait Schadock-Hewitt, Adams, has received a National Science Foundation Fellowship to conduct a research project in engineering over the summer. The project, through the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, is titled “Modeling of a Unique Shaped-Fiber Stationary Phase for the Large-Scale Purification of Antibodies.”

Ms. Schadock-Hewitt graduated in 2006 with honors from South Jefferson Central School, Adams, and in 2010 from the University at Buffalo, with a bachelor’s degree of science and concentration in medicinal chemistry. She is a Ph.D. candidate in analytical chemistry at Clemson (S.C.) University.

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