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Honored: Michele Bombard, teacher at Trinity Catholic School, Massena, was named the 2014 Outstanding Catholic School Teacher for the Diocese of Ogdensburg, and honored at a June 20 luncheon. Ms. Bombard began her teaching career in 1987 and has taught at Trinity for 28 years. She teaches fifth and sixth grade ELA and social studies. In previous years, she has taught math, ELA, social studies and religion in a self-contained fifth grade classroom. Since 2012, she has served as assistant principal for the school. Ms. Bombard graduated from SUNY Potsdam with a bachelor’s degree in history/education and received a master’s degree in elementary education and is permanently certified in N-6 elementary education with a social studies extension for grades seven to nine.


Lewis and St. Lawrence counties

Retirees honored: The St. Lawrence-Lewis Board of Cooperative Educational Services honored 23 employees who have retired or will retire this year at a retirees’ recognition dinner, held June 5 at Northwest Career and Technical Center, Ogdensburg.

Marcia Eggleston, 2 ½ years

Thomas Woodward, 6 years

Donald Woodcock, 12 years

Erwin Brabaw and Joan DeRosie, 13 years

Marla Niederer, 15 years

Barry Carson, 16 years

Mary Ann Seguin, 18 years

Brenda LePage, 19 years

Laureen Cappello and Stephanie Cilley, 22 years

Diane Carr and Susan Spotswood, 23 years

Ann Bronson, 24 years

Delores Ford and Christine Sutherland, 25 years

Rhonda Fletcher, Vicky Putnam and Joseph Sterling, 26 years

David Schwartz, 30 years

Greg Downey and Velma Gushea, 31 years

Michael Harris, 34 years

High schools


Fort Drum

Felix Garcia, a recent graduate of Indian River Central School, Philadelphia, will attend the University of Florida, Gainesville. Interested in pursuing sports medicine, he was named Indian River’s 2014 Athlete of the Year.

Scholarships: WinnCompanies, property management and maintenance services firm for Fort Drum Mountain Community Homes, recently awarded $2,000 in scholarships to two distinguished residents.

Elizabeth Cotter, a recent graduate of Indian River Central School, will attend Indiana Universty-Purdue University Indianapolis and major in sports journalism.


Scholarships: Alex V. Hammond, Madrid-Waddington Central School, Madrid, recently received a $500 2014 Emerge NNY Scholarship from the Greater Watertown Jaycees.


Dean’s list

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

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

To receive dean’s list honors at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences for the spring semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.


Leah Zembiec

Brasher Falls

Martin Fregoe

Cape Vincent

Katharina Knapp


Matthew Klock


Danielle Eisel


Kristen McKeel

Elizabeth Westcott


Ashli Bartalo


Jessica Conyea


Samuel Pearson


Daniel Brouwer


Jeffrey MacDonald

Christopher Patterson


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

Alfred State College


Ella Donovan

Hudson Valley Community College, Troy


Mark Dalton, emergency medical technician — paramedic


Melissa Kehoe, civil engineering technology

SUNY Delhi

Adams Center

Jacob Shew, associate degree, electrical construction and controls


Krista McCabe, associate degree, architectural technology


Edward Foote, associate degree, business administration


Brandon McCabe, associate degree, refrigeration and plumbing


Katie Hamm, bachelor’s degree, hotel and resort management


Ronald Branche, associate degree, business administration

Holly Delong, bachelor’s degree, information technology management, summa cum laude

Drew Laemmermann, bachelor’s degree, consruction management — design and building, summa cum laude

Nicholas Lynch, bachelor’s degree, architectural design and building

SUNY Oswego


Meghan Tyo, bachelor’s degree, human development

Adams Center

Thea K. Durant, master’s degree, counseling services


Joshua J. Stockwell, bachelor’s degree, childhood education, cum laude

Black River

Jessica B. Johnson, bachelor’s degree, human development, magna cum laude


Kristen N. greeson, bachelor’s degree, English

Lindsey R. O’Connell, bachelor’s degree, psychology


Kathleen Purington, master’s degree, mental health counseling

Ashley N. Sensibaugh, bachelor’s degree, business administration, cum laude


Kylie M. Herzig, bachelor’s degree, history

Chase Mills

Christopher J. Chambers, bachelor’s degree, creative writing, cum laude


Leanne G. Higby, bachelor’s degree, zoology, summa cum laude


Zoe E. Whitney, bachelor’s degree, childhood education, cum laude


Kevin W. Bachmann, bachelor’s degree, English, magna cum laude


Sophie M. Young, bachelor’s degree, business administration, magna cum laude

Glen Park

Joshua H. Dietterich, bachelor’s degree, technology education


Ryan McMillian, bachelor’s degree, bsuiness administration


Mindy J. Barker, bachelor’s degree, psychology

Joshua M. Conley, bachelor’s degree, biology, cum laude


Amanda L. Prince, bachelor’s degree, adolescence education

Danielle M. Urbaniak, master’s degree, mental health counseling


Ashley M. Devine, bachelor’s degree, psychology, cum laude


Zachary M. Prashaw, bachelor’s degree, business administration


Andrew Richards, bachelor’s degree, teaching English to speakers of other languages


Jackie T. Hardin, bachelor’s degree, history, cum laude


Alan Lippincott, bachelor’s degree, finance, magna cum laude

Pierrepont Manor

Kelsey L. Naklick, bachelor’s degree, psychology


Leonard Abramovich, bachelor’s degree, graphic design

Elizabeth S. Shepherd, bachelor’s degree, public relations, cum laude


Amanda D. Barker, master’s degree and certificate of avanced study, psychology

Sackets Harbor

Samantha M. Streiff, master’s degree, literacy education

Lisa Burton, bachelor’s degree, economics


Stephanie L. Berry, master’s degree, public accounting

Jennifer S. Keegan, bachelor’s degree, wellness management

Lena M. Netto, bachelor’s degree, business administration, summa cum laude

Jonathan R. Remley, master’s degree, technology education

Morgan F. Rook, bachelor’s degree, graphic design

Kelly Wright, bachelor’s degree, psychology


Amanda L. Shultz, bachelor’s degree, wellness management, cum laude



Scholarships: Follett Higher Education Group recently gave $1,250 in textbook scholarships as part of the All-USA Community College Academic Team program. Five scholarships of $250 each were given to JCC’s Tau Xi Chapter of PTK members Lindsey T. Paranzino, Danielle M. Scott and Julie A. VanBrocklin, all of Watertown, Christian T. Johnson, Copenhagen, and Joseph D. Murtha II, Copenhagen.

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