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Honored: Sisters Brianne Tulley, left, and Courtney Foote, of the Orebed Sugar Shack, were named Maple Person(s) of the Year by the St. Lawrence County Maple Producers at their annual banquet Feb. 2. Mrs. Tulley and Mrs. Foote, third generation maple producers, are the daughters of Jeff and Lori Jenness, DeKalb, and Bryan Donnelly, Schenectady, and grandchildren of Laura McAdam, Gouverneur, and the late E. Paul McAdam.
Mrs. Tulley was 2002, 2003 and 2004 St. Lawrence County Maple Queen and 2002 New York State Maple Queen Alternate. She is the webmaster and recording secretary for the St. Lawrence County Maple Producers Association and served as afternoon shift manager at the 2012 St. Lawrence County Fair.
Mrs. Foote was 2004 St. Lawrence County Queen Alternate and New York State Maple Queen Alternate, and 2006 St. Lawrence County Maple Queen and New York State Maple Queen, during which she was responsible for a $150,000 appropriation to the New York State Maple Producers Association. She served as the association delegate to the state association and as a trustee for the North American Maple Museum. Mrs. Foote serves on the New York State Maple Producers Committee for Maple Royalty.
The sisters have worked as cochairs for the Maple Queen and Princess Program.
Winner: Joelle Leek, 12, was named Miss Thousand Islands Outstanding Teen on Feb. 2 in Watertown. Miss Leek, student at LaFargeville Central School, received a crown, sash and photo session after a ceremony held at Arts Jug. She previously served for two years as a Miss Thousand Islands Star Princess and will compete in the Miss New York State Outstanding Teen Pageant, held in July in State Island.
The following north country residents recently were named to the deans list at their colleges or universities:
Castleton (Vt.) State College
To receive deans list honors at Castleton State College for the fall semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
Alex Denny, health science
To receive deans list honors at Elmira College for the fall semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.6 or higher.
Almara Hutchinson, senior, speech and hearing
Kaitlyn Darrah, senior, speech and language disabilities
Brittany Camp, sophomore, business administration
Kaylynn Hallahan, sophomore, nursing
Lynn Leach, junior, biology
Miranda Bechaz, sophomore, Spanish and childhood education
Patrick Reilly, senior, economics and mathematics
Sara Hovendon, sophomore, biology-chemistry
Terri Bauer, sophomore, history and childhood education
Lindsay Labiendo, junior, adolescence education: English
Macy VanArnam, senior, biology
Jonica Tebo, junior, psychology
Emily Warchol, junior, international studies
McKenzie Townsend, senior, childhood education and social studies
Nicole Whitelaw, sophomore, biology-chemistry
Sean Brouty, senior, psychology
Jacob Simmons, senior, accounting and economics
Taylor Wood, junior, childhood education
Morrisville State College
To receive deans list honors at Morrisville State College for the fall semester, students must receive a grade point average between 3.0 and 3.99.
St. John Fisher College,
To receive deans list honors at St. John Fisher College for the fall semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
Mark St. Croix, junior, psychology, minor in biology, son of Jeffrey and Rosemarie St. Croix, Watertown
To receive deans list honors at Syracuse University for the fall semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.4 or higher.
Thomas Fiacco, graduate of Norwood-Norfolk Central School, Norwood
The following north country residents recently were named to the presidents list at their colleges or universities:
To receive presidents list honors at SUNY Brockport for the fall semester, students must receive a grade point average of 4.0.
To receive presidents list honors at SUNY Cortland for the fall semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.7 or higher.
Nicholas Ball, exercise science, graduate of General Brown Central School, Dexter
Completes training: First Lt. Christopher Pisani, Army aviator, graduated from flight school at Fort Rutger (Ala.) on Feb. 7. At graduation, he was honored for graduating with honors distinction.
Mr. Pisani, son of Victor and Donna Pisani, Ogdensburg, is a 2007 graduate of Ogdensburg Free Academy and a 2011 graduate of Niagara University. He is stationed at Fort Bragg, Fayetteville, N.C.