In the news
Honored: Several Jefferson County employees were honored for their years of service at the 2013 Employee Recognition Ceremony.
Jennie Adsit, legislator
Sandra Belden, sheriffs office
Darla Davis, social services
Victoria Farkas, social services
John Burns, sheriff
Donald Canfield, planning
Maureen Carr, dog control
Rebecca Davis, probation
Judy Gardner, social services
Michelle Glover, purchasing
Cynthia Larkins, employement and training
Melissa Buckley, probation
Richard Doolittle, highway
Scott Frezzo, highway
Steven Gertenschlager, airport
Renee Goodwin, social services
Ginger Hall, public health
Ione Hodge, public health
Kimberly Leonard, social services
Barbara Lindsey, community services
Laura Merle, social services
David Nicol, probation
Starr Peters, social services
Gail Sovie, fire and emergency management
Carol Stoughtenger, social services
Ramona Swain, county clerk
Jody Thomas, sheriffs office
Ann Vincent, public health
Creek Central School students in grades 5 to 8 competed in an early round of the Scripps Spelling Bee on Dec. 16. The first-place winner will move on to the Post Standard/WCNY Spelling Bee held in January and will have the chance to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee Week in May near Washington, D.C.
First place Seth Lurcock
Second place Tori Jenkins
Third place Marley Yerdon
Honored: The Greater Ogdensburg Chamber of Commerce named Hannah Richardson the Ogdensburg Free Academy student of the month for December. Miss Richardson is a middle school student at OFA.
Throughout the area
Scholarships: Several Northern New York high school seniors were among 75 people recently named Augsbury/North Country Scholars at St. Lawrence University, Canton. Each scholar were awarded a merit scholarship of $27,000 per year for four years.
Isai A. Paredones Araque, Franklin Academy, Malone
Mitchel R. Keniston, Tupper Lake Central School
Jocelynn C. Martin, Salmon River Central School, Fort Covington
Samantha A. Martin, Saranac Lake Central School
Haakon A. Pedersen, Saranac Lake Central School
Marissa L. Perez, Franklin Academy, Malone
Abigail M. Sexton, Tupper Lake Central School
Micaiah M. Bradley, Watertown High School
Darien B. Frederick, Thousand Islands Central School, Clayton
Rebecca L. Gray, General Brown Central School, Dexter
Ashley S. Howard, Thousand Islands Central School, Clayton
Amanda P. Rookey, Sackets Harbor Central School
Claire L. Sauter, Carthage Central School
Nikolas R. Shangraw, Alexandra Central School, Alexandria Bay
Courteney D. Stepanek, Carthage Central School
Alexandra M. Townsend, Sackets Harbor Central School
Kennedy J. Wilcox, Indian River Central School, Philadelphia
Heather L. Williams, South Jefferson Central School, Adams
James C. Merrell, Lowville Academy and Central School
Olivia C. Moshier, Lowville Academy and Central School
Nola T. Pominville, Beaver River Central School, Beaver Falls
Lauryn A. Smith, Harrisville Central School
Carlo R. Tan-Alberto, Copenhagen Central School
St. Lawrence County
Abby E. Alford, St. Lawrence Central School, Brasher Falls
Maeve C. Bowdish, Lisbon Central School
Michael J. Burns, Parishville-Hopkinton Central School, Parishville
Shane A. Fuentes, St. Lawrence Central School, Brasher Falls
Abigail E. Gruneisen, Potsdam Central School
Brianna M. Hayes, Parishville-Hopkinton Central School, Parishville
Cadence L. Hunkins, Norwood-Norfolk Central School, Norwood
Hannah E. Kingsley, Gouverneur Central School
Jessica L. LaMay, Madrid-Waddington Central School, Madrid
Benjamin L. Miller, Potsdamm Central School
Emily T. Murphy, Madrid-Waddington Central School, Madrid
Lindsay I. Proulx, Hugh C. Williams Senior High School, Canton
Madelyn F. St. Pierre, Heuvelton Central School
Aidan T. M. Scagel, Heuvelton Central School
Jacqueline A. Sovie, Lisbon Central School
Marthalyn K. Sweet, Gouverneur Central School
Megan M. Wells, Massena Central School
The following north country residents recently were named to the deans list at their colleges or universities:
Alfred State College
To receive deans list honors at Alfred State College for the fall semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
Emily Chambers, 4.0
Landon Laughlin, 4.0
Hartwick College, Oneonta
To receive deans list honors at Hartwick College for the fall semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
Taylor Prusinowski, daughter of Daniel and Annette Prusinowski, first-year student, nursing
Justin Cyr, son of David and Rhonda Cyr, Watertown, senior, psychology and philosophy
Breann Jefferds, daughter of Brian and Lisa Jefferds, Watertown, first-year student, business administration
To receive deans list honors at SUNY Oneonta for the fall semester, students must receive a grade point average between 3.5 and 3.99.
The following north country residents recently were named to the presidents list at their colleges or universities:
Champlain College, Burlington, Vt.
To receive presidents list honors at Champlain College for the fall semester, students must receive a grade point average of 4.0.
Kristen Orlando, professional writing
To receive provosts list honors at SUNY Oneonta for the fall semester, students must receive a grade point average of 4.0.
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