Honored: Collin Peacock, senior at Madrid-Waddington Central School, Madrid, was named the June BOCES Student of the Month by the Greater Ogdensburg Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Peacock is enrolled in the building trades program in BOCES. He received a certificate of achievement from BOCES and a Chamber Dollars check.
St. Lawrence County
Honored: The St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES Distance Learning Program held its annual honor cord ceremony with SUNY Canton on June 4. Forty-five students from nine school districts earned 333 credits for the 2013-14 school year.
Honor Cord Recipients
Clifton-Fine Central School:
Joaquin Croker, Andrew Hartmann, Shelley Peabody and Alanna Silsby
Edwards-Knox Central School, Russell:
Gouverneur Central School:
Brianna Bush, Kara Cummings, Haley Easton, Joie Hays, Hannah Kingsley, Danielle McCormick and Julie Peck
Hammond Central School:
Emily Bush and Stephanie Morgan
Hermon-DeKalb Central School, DeKalb Junction:
Shelby Broeders, Courtney Harrington, Hunter Hitchman, Rebecca LeMunyon, Bryant Presley, Eli Smith and Garrett Villeneuve
Heuvelton Central School:
Bryan Green, Jack Palmer and Madelyn St. Pierre
Lisbon Central School:
Maeve Bowdish, Ryan Buckley, Bethany Crowley, Laura Pierce, Jacqueline Sovie and Kristen Warner
Morristown Central School:
Zachary Aldrich, Devin Dulmage, Jacob Fox, Jessica Geddes, Samantha Green, Bailey Holmes, Taylor Lipinsky, Kurstyn Macaulay, Madison Meyer, Katie Rusaw, Brooke Snyder and Kaitlyn Wilson
Norwood-Norfolk Central School, Norwood:
Jordan Buffham and Brittany Monica
Scholarship: The Northern Area Health Education Center Inc., Potsdam, recently awarded the 2014 Bruce C. Potter Memorial Scholarship to Brittany Widrick, senior at Beaver River Central School, Beaver Falls. Miss Widrick has been accepted into the nursing program at Le Moyne College, Syracuse. She has completed MASH Camp and job shadowing at Lewis County General Hospital, sponsored through NAHEC’s partnership with Fort Drum Regional Health Planning Organization.
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 spring semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
Alvernia University, Reading, Pa.
To receive dean’s list honors at Alvernia University for the spring semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
Santino Alteri, junior, criminal justice, graduate of Immaculate Heart Central School, Watertown
Barton Community College, Great Bend, Kan.
To receive dean’s list honors at Barton Community College for the spring semester, students must receive a grade point average between 3.5 and 3.99.
The College of St. Rose, Albany
To receive dean’s list honors at The College of St. Rose for the spring semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
Herkimer County Community College
To receive dean’s list honors at Herkimer County Community College for the spring semester, students must receive a grade point average between 3.25 and 3.8.
Sean Patrick Messier
Christina Marie Herrera
Mary Elizabeth Smith
Victorian Karen Campanian
Caroline A. Yauger
Emily Nichole Houck
Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa.
To receive dean’s list honors at Penn State University for the spring semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
Jessi E. Hammond
Alexandra F. Lallier
To receive dean’s list honors at SUNY Cortland for the spring semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.3 or higher.
Kenneth T. Dolan, athletic training, son of Brian and Hope Dolan, 2010 graduate of Clifton-Fine Central School, Star Lake. Mr. Dolan will attend Le Moyne College, Syracuse, for a master’s degree.
The following north country residents recently received degrees from their colleges or universities:
Receives master’s: Lora Lee Marie La France, Akwesasne, received a master’s degree in business administration on May 10 from the University of St. Mary, Leavenworth, Kan.
Receives master’s: Michael Piccini, Watertown, recently received a master’s degree in organizational leadership (leader development) from Columbus (Ga.) State University.
Throughout the area
Completed training: Several north country residents completed training in the David Sullivan-St. Lawrence County Law Enforcement Academy at SUNY Canton. Twenty cadets became sworn officers of local police agencies.
Ryan J. Cole, Canton Police Department
Dustin D. Currier, Massena Police Department
Ryan E. Davis, Ogdensburg Police Department
Brian R. Guiney, Fort Edwards Police Department
Kory M. Keefer, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office
Brittany E. Kenyon, Ogdensburg Police Department
Jason W. Knapp, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office
Marvin J. Laffin, Norfolk Police Department
Dean M. Lasala, Norwood Police Department
Robert W. Lent Jr., St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office
Brandon S. Murray, Norfolk Police Department
Kevin M. O’Connell, St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office
Justin R. Polniak, Ogdensburg Police Department
Benjamin M. Rockwood, St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office
Craig A. Rogers, Sackets Harbor Police Department
Andrew W. Stone, Norwood Police Department
Heidy L. Tharrett, Sackets Harbor Police Department
Mollie J. Towles, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office
Cory A. Williams, Antwerp Police Department
Khrystyna Yefremova, Athens Police Department
Cadets who completed pre-employement course to prepare for future police officer careers:
Ryan F. Dean
Daniel P. LaDue
Kelly S. LaPrade
Isaac D. Lashomb
Eric C. Miles
Honored: During the annual pinning ceremony at Jefferson Community College, graduates of the college’s nursing program were presented awards for outstanding achievements.
Debra R. Marsala Excellence in Nursing Award — Mandy E. Kray, Evans Mills
Mercy Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Award — Rachael A. Kaban, Lowville
Marion Brennon Person Growth in Nursing Award — Ailice N.S. Gundayao, Watertown
North Country Professional Nurses Association District 6 Award — Timothy J. Lehman, Watertown
Samaritan Medical Center HEART Award — Kristin P. Michalewicz, Calcium
STAR Award in memory of Dr. Walter S. Atkinson — Lori A. Guerriero, Dexter
Inducted into Tau Xi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa — Amanda L. DeFoe, Adams, Laura D. DeNardo, Watertown, Lori A. Guerriero, Dexter, Sherri-Jo Harris, Antwerp, Rachael A. Kaban, Lowville, Mandy E. Kray, Evans Mills, and Timothy J. Lehman, Watertown
Steward: Kathleen Pearson, Potsdam, has been selected as a steward for the Adirondack Watershed Institute over the summer. The AWI is a Paul Smith’s College-led initiative that protects rivers, lakes and other waterways against invasives and teaches boaters how to keep an eye out for problems on their own.
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