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@datebook city label underlined:Jefferson County

Honored: Several Jefferson County employees were honored for their years of service at the 2013 Employee Recognition Ceremony.

@datebook city label underlined:35 Years

Jennie Adsit, legislator

Sandra Belden, sheriff’s office

Darla Davis, social services

Victoria Farkas, social services

@datebook city label underlined:30 Years

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

@datebook city label underlined:25 Years

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, sheriff’s office

Ann Vincent, public health


@datebook city label underlined:Sandy Creek

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

High schools


@datebook city label underlined:Ogdensburg

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.


@datebook city label underlined: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.

@datebook city label underlined:Franklin County

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

@datebook city label underlined:Jefferson County

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

@datebook city label underlined:Lewis County

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

@datebook city label underlined: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


Dean’s list

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

Alfred State College

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

@datebook city label underlined:Canton

Emily Chambers, 4.0

@datebook city label underlined:Massena

Landon Laughlin, 4.0

@datebook city label underlined:Oswegatchie

Gary Jessmer

Hartwick College, Oneonta

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

@datebook city label underlined:Lowville

Taylor Prusinowski, daughter of Daniel and Annette Prusinowski, first-year student, nursing

@datebook city label underlined:Watertown

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

SUNY Oneonta

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

@datebook city label underlined:Carthage

Marissa Chisholm

Heather Miller

@datebook city label underlined:DeKalb Junction

Sadie Smith

@datebook city label underlined:Massena

Aubrey Czajkowski

@datebook city label underlined:Port Leyden

Eric O’Brien

President’s list

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

Champlain College, Burlington, Vt.

To receive president’s list honors at Champlain College for the fall semester, students must receive a grade point average of 4.0.

@datebook city label underlined:Brownville

Kristen Orlando, professional writing

SUNY Oneonta

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

@datebook city label underlined:Pulaski

Erica O’Brien

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