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Honored: The St. Lawrence County Pomona Grange presented its 2013 public service award to Eric Steller at its recent banquet. Mr. Steller is plant manager for Losurdo Foods, Heuvelton, and has a 35-year career in the dairy industry.
Honored: The Arts Association of Northern New York named William W. Christopherson as its artist of the month for August. Mr. Christopherson paints in watercolors, acrylics and oils and is an avid plein air painter. His work will be exhibited at the Association from Aug. 3 through Aug. 29 and can also be seen online at www.christophersonart.net.
Donates to school: Fuccillo Dodge-Chrysler-Jeep, Adams, recently raised $880 for Wilson Elementary School, Adams Center, through the Chrysler brands Drive for the Kids program, held June 1.
Notable Donation: The Youth Conservation Corps volunteered at the Norfolk Rod and Gun Club. The YCC crew of 10 helped the club prepare for its archery fun shoot and black powder shoot by cutting brush around a 12-acre field, washing windows, cleaning the front porch, filling the wood shed and weed-cutting around the club, trap range, shooting stations and outbuildings. Each of the volunteers received a club courtesy membership.
Winners: AtColton-Pierrepont Central School, Colton, winners of AMVETS flag, poster and essay contest were recently announced.
Winners in each grade were Grace Rousell, grade six; Lydia Thomas, grade five; Christopher Edwards, grade four; Jaeleigh Jaycot, grade three; Emma Matthie, grade one; and Ty Farns, kindergarten.
Winners were honored by Bill Miller, AMVETS Post 262, Colton, commander, Grace Hawley, AMVETS Auxiliary Post 262 president and Americanism officer, and Shirley Sochia, state AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary president.
Ty Farns and Christopher Edwards also took first in their grade levels for the state and will have their entries submitted for national judging.
Honored: The Greater Ogdensburg Chamber of Commerce has announced July winners of its Gateways and Corridors Committees Revitalization Awards. Edward and Katherine Dana, 2127 Ford St., and Cobblestone Gifts, 1409 Ford St., will display the Chambers blue ribbon award signs for their wins.
Bridge Scores: Winners of recent weekly games sponsored by the Northern New York Duplicate Bridge Club are announced.
June 19: First place, Judy Ashmore and Gloria Rothschild; and second place, Mai Liinve and Val Jakubowitch
June 21 N/A A: First plce, Constance Hrabchak and Ruth Condon; second place, Val Jakubowitch and Robert Winje; and third place, Albert and Thelma Schneider
June 21 N/S B: First place, Albert and Thelma Schneider
June 21 E/W A: First place, Timothy Dowe and Helen Keohane; second place, Debra Suller and Alice LeRoy; and third place, Mai Liinve and Ada Jane Northrop
June 21 E/W B: First place, Timothy Dowe and Helen Keohane; and second place, Debra Suller and Alice LeRoy
June 24: First place, Robert Winje and Val Jakubowitch; and second place, Mart Liinve and Ada Jane Northrop
June 26: First plac, Val Jakubowitch and Robert Winje; second place, Gloria Rothschild and Shirley Warren; and third place, Albert Schneider and Ada Jane Northrop
Scholarship: Shannon Smith, recent graduate of Potsdam Central School, recently received a $1,000 Best Buy Scholarship. Miss Smith plans to attend Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, to study education.
The following north country residents recently were named to the deans list at their colleges or universities:
Colby College, Waterville, Maine
To receive deans list honors at Colby College for the spring semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.7 or higher.
Andrew N. Coronado, son of Allison Gorham, Watertown, graduate of Watertown High School
To receive deans list honors at SUNY Fredonia for the spring semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.3 and higher.
Amanda Mae Lavere
Bryan M. Sibbitts
Chelsie E. Taddonio
Alyssa Nichole Hunter
Morgan Dale Dunn
Claire Leah Woodcock
Meghann Lajune Woodruff
Nancy Jo Levensailor
Kate Louise Nicholson
Sara Ann Degon
Esther Jamie Barnum
Colleen deborah Curran
Robert Thomas Neves
Chad Matheau Rush
William Dale Webber
Ethan Paul Duffy
Mark Phillip Harrienger
Laura Anne Hirst
William Smith College, Geneva
To receive deans list honors at William Smith College for the spring semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
Hannah Connolly, daughter of John T. and Rebecca A. Connolly, Watertown.
The following north country residents recently received degrees from their colleges or universities:
Receives degree: Laura Bomyea, Rensselaer Falls, received a juris doctor degree from Albany Law School on May 17 at the schools graduation ceremony held at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs.
Receives degrees: Katie M. Horr, Baltimore, Md., recently graduated from Columbia University Medical School, New York City, with a degree of clinical doctorate, and from Columbia University College as a doctor of physical therapy. Miss Horr, daughter of proud parents Eric and Laurie Tucker, is a previous graduate of Sackets Harbor Central School.
Inducted: Tyler Boscoe, Gouverneur, was recently inducted into the Order of the Engineer at Trine University, Angola, Ind. Mr. Boscoe is a chemical engineering major at Trine University.
The following north country residents recently were named to the presidents list at their colleges or universities:
Herkimer County Community College
To receive presidents list honors at Herkimer County Community College for the spring semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.8 or higher.
Sean Patrick Messier, liberal arts and sciences: communication arts: new media
Tracy L. Sanford, business: human resource management
Matthew R. Yelton, emergency medical technician-paramedic
To receive presidents list honors at SUNY Brockport for the spring semester, students must receive a grade point average of 4.0.
Fellowships: Two local area students were recently awarded internship fellowships from St. Lawrence University, Canton.
Joshua L. Cameron, sophomore, performance and communication arts, graduate of Massena Central School
Zoe A. Garry, junior, multi-field, graduate of Watertown High School
Studying abroad: Stacy Gravelle, Watertown, is studying veterinary medicine at the University of Sydney, Austrailia.
Miss Gravelle finished final exams with perfect scores on each, a first occurrence in the history of the university for which she was honored recently. Miss Gravelle is scheduled to graduate in 2014.
Miss Gravelle graduated in 2003 from Immaculate Heart Central School, Watertown, from Siena College, Loudonville, in 2005 from the University of Western Australia, Perth, and in 2009 from the University of Phoenix, with a masters degree in psychology. She is an award- winning equestrian.
Miss Gravelle is the daughter of Valerie Phelps, Watertown, and Randy Gravelle, Dexter, and the granddaughter of Meryle Gravelle, Northport, Fla., formerly of Watertown, and Helen Storino, Glen Park.