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Armed forces

Basic training

Throughout the area

Graduate from basic training: Several north country residents have completed basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Airmen who completed basic training also earned four credits toward an associate degree in applied science through the Community College of the Air Force.

Brasher Falls

Air Force Airman Camden A. Durant, son of Patricia and Thomas Durant, Brasher Falls, is a 2010 graduate of St. Lawrence Central School, Brasher Falls.


Air Force Airman 1st Class Amanda E. Eager, daughter of Jeanne Eager, Carthage, and granddaughter of Virginia Eager, Antwerp, is a 2005 graduate of Carthage Central School and a 2009 graduate of SUNY Oswego.

Fort Drum

Air Force Airman QuionJay L. Jackson, daughter of Lisa and Torrance Jackson, Fort Drum, is a 2011 graduate of Oak Grove High School, Hattiesburg, Miss.

Air Force Airman 1st Class Brittani D. Vance, daughter of Gerald Vance, Fort Drum, is a 2009 graduate of Lakes High School, Lakewood, Wash., and a 2012 graduate of St. Martin’s University, Fort Lewis, Wash.


Air Force Airman 1st Class Tyler Malley, son of Deanna Bruso, Malone, is a 2010 graduate of Franklin Academy, Malone.


Air Force Airman 1st Class Adam J. Houmiel, son of Jeffrey and Suzanne Houmiel, Ogdensburg, is a 2007 graduate of Lisbon Central School and a 2012 graduate of SUNY Potsdam.


Air Force Airman 1st Class Christopher J. Rosenberger, son of Rita Danielson, Watertown, is a 2009 graduate of Watertown High School.

High schools



Winners: Students from 12 north country high schools formed 32 teams and participated in the 10th annual Spaghetti Bridge Building Competition, held Nov. 21 at Jefferson Community College, Watertown. More than 135 students designed, built and tested bridges for durability and weight.

First place, $100 — Team Spaghetti Bridge, Colton-Pierrepont Central School, Colton: Coached by Suzanne M. Fiacco, Andrew A. Jenkins, Scott F. Boyce and Sabrina C. Johnson

Second place, $50 — Team Funky Town Noodle Squad, South Jefferson Central School, Adams: Coached by Randy Shelmidine, Brendan T. Cataldo, Hunter L. Merrill, Christopher R. King and Bradley J. LaLone

Third place, $25 — Team Spaghetti Monsters, Charles H. Bohlen Jr. Technical Center, Watertown: Coached by Walter J. Berwick, Andrew H. Davis, Kyle C. Gebhardt and Anthony Morrison



Honored: Kayla Bedore, Parishville-Hopkinton Central School, Parishville, a student in the health careers program at Seaway Technical Center, Norwood, was named the November BOCES student of the month by the Rotary Club of Potsdam.


Dean’s list

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

Georgetown (Ky.) College

To receive dean’s list honors at Georgetown College for the fall semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.7 or higher.

Fort Drum

Aldo Martin Torres Jara

Hamilton College, Clinton

To receive dean’s list at Hamilton College for the fall semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.5 higher.


Matthew R. McDonald, son of Reginald and Jennifer McDonald, Potsdam, junior, mathematics and psychology, and graduate of Deerfield (Mass.) Academy.

SUNY Geneseo

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


Andrew Roberts


Nicole Curtis

Jennifer Lomaki


Alicia Chisholm


Alexandra Weston

Evans Mills

Rhaia Hull


Kaitlyn Morgan


Courtney Ruttan

Adam Schneider

Alexandra Virga


Erin Girard

Daniel Matthews


Kori Bresett

Danna Mahoney


Cassondra McCormick


Dennis Caughlin

Patrick Long

Timothy Maloney

Laura Schimpf


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

Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa


Gabrielle Glenister, bachelor’s degree, agricultural and life sciences education



Honored: Joe Timmerman, chairman of the department of business administration at SUNY Potsdam, recently received the Department of Defense Patriot Award for his support of members of the National Guard and Reserve.


Star Lake

Interns: Thomas McCormick, Star Lake, a senior at SUNY Potsdam, interned iat the 2014 National Association of Music Merchants Show, held this month in Anaheim, Calif. Mr. McCormick, who is majoring in business administration, was joined by faculty from SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music and worked with Samson Technologies.

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