In the news
Honored: Betsy Ramsey, Lorraine, was named the Volunteer Transportation staffs driver of the first quarter. Ms. Ramsey has been a volunteer driver for the organization since October 2011.
Bridge Scores: Winners of recent weekly games sponsored by the Northern New York Duplicate Bridge Club are announced.
April 3: First place, Ronald Cooper and Judy Vespa; second place, Alice LeRoy and Helen Keohane, and third place, Irma Hammond and Debra Suller.
April 5: First place, Ruth Condon and Joan White; second place, Debra Suller and Alice LeRoy; third place, Ronald Cooper and Shirley Warren, and fourth place, Ada Jane Northrop and Patricia Macklin.
April 10: Tied for first and second place, Bobbi Katzman and Renee Lustick and the Rev. Leo Wiley and Alice LeRoy.
April 12 A: First place, Ruth Condon and Charles Evans; second place, Susan Favreau and Mai Liinve; third place, Albert and Thelma Schneider; fourth place, Mart Liinve and John Northrop, and fifth place, Ruth Fish and Hope Metcalf.
April 12 B: First place, Susan Favreau and Mai Liinve; second place, Albert and Thelma Schneider, and third place, Mart Liinve and John Northrop.
April 12 C: First place, Albert and Thelma Schneider; second place, Mart Liinve and John Northrop, and third place, Ruth Fish and Hope Metcalf.
April 15: First place, Judy Vespa and Debra Suller, and second place, Jean Pennock and Mary Jones.
Lewis and Jefferson Counties
Contest winners: The winners of Jefferson-Lewis Board of Cooperative Educational Services School Library Systems 27th annual bookmark contest have been announced. This years theme was Dig into Reading @ Your Library. First place winners received $15 gift certificates at Barnes & Noble Bookstore, second place winners received $12 gift certificates and third place winners received $10 gift certificates.
Grades 9 to 12
First place Emily Belewich, Adirondack Central School, Boonville
Second place Emily Rundle, Adirondack Central School, Boonville
Third place Chandler Aldrich, South Lewis Central School, Turin
Grades 7 and 8
First place Laurie Franklin, Case Middle School, Watertown
Second place Jeremy Soto, Case Middle School, Watertown
Third place Tura Makinson, Carthage Central School
Grades 5 and 6
First place Phoenix Swasey, Adirondack Central School, Boonville
Second place Isabella Addison, Wiley Intermediate School, Watertown
Third place Isaac Zumbach, Belleville Henderson Central School, Belleville
Grades 3 and 4
First place Ethen Bodruk, Copenhagen Central School
Second place Connor Corey, Carthage Central School
Third place Amara Bowen, Carthage Central School
Kindergarten through grade 2
First place Breya Tamblin, South Jefferson Central School, Adams
Second place Braiden Bolz, Carthage Central School
Third place Daniel McConeghy, Carthage Central School
Throughout the area
Graduated from basic training: Several north country residents have graduated from basic military training.
At Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.:
Army Pfc. Troy C. Amnott, a 2010 graduate of Indian River Central School, Philadelphia.
At Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas:
Air Force Airman Seth W. Chiasson, son of Decima Chiasson, Deferiet. The airman is a 2010 graduate of Carthage Central School.
Air Force Airman Benjamin K. Smith, son of James Smith and stepson of Julie Smith, both of Ogdensburg. He is a 2012 graduate of Ogdensburg Free Academy.
Air Force Reserve Airman Spencer C. Neaton, son of Monique Neaton and Michael Neaton, both of Potsdam. He is a 2012 graduate of Potsdam Central School.
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Mallory A. Sudduth, daughter of Nicole Sudduth, Westport, and granddaughter of Ann Sudduth, Watertown. She is a 2012 graduate of Westport Central School.
At Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.:
Navy Seaman Recruit James A. Shafer Jr., brother of Matthew A. Shafer, Fort Drum. Shafer is a 2012 graduate of Orrville High School in Ohio.
Comings & goings
Makes port visit: Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Hillary I. Clark, daughter of Virginia A. Bush, Winthrop, and other sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis recently arrived in Singapore for a scheduled port visit. Petty Officer Clark is a 2010 graduate of Massena Central School, and joined the Navy in August 2010.
Graduated: Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Jacob M. Ashley, son of Deborah LeRoux and Michael Ashley, both of Massena, graduated from the Navys Nuclear Power School at Naval Nuclear Power Training Command in Goose Creek, S.C. Nuclear Power School is a rigorous six-month course that trains officer and enlisted students in the science and engineering fundamentals in the design, operation and maintenance of naval nuclear propulsion plants. He is a 2001 graduate of Massena Central School.
Shows work: A work by Brittany Hill, Heuvelton, is being exhibited in the Cazenovia College Art Gallery. Ms. Hill, a studio art major at Cazenovia, minoring in photography, is exhibiting her untitled photograph with her fellow seniors in the photography program through the end of the month.
The following north country residents recently received degrees from their colleges or universities:
Rochester Institute of Technology
Michael Baszto, bachelors degree, information technology
Erin Garlock, bachelors degree, biology
Connie Youngs, associate degree, applied computer technology
Nichole Colligan, bachelors degree, new media marketing
Mallory Tabolt, masters degree, business administration
University at Albany
Jillian Caramanna, masters degree, communications
Hannah Gardiner, bachelors degree, rhetoric and communication, cum laude
Kevin McAdoo, masters degree, mathematics
Kathleen Evans, masters degree, mental health counseling
University of Pittsburgh,
Sarah Bush, bachelors degree, elementary education
Honored: Michael Kelly, Black River, has been nominated for the 2013 Student Employee of the Year Award at Keuka College, Keuka Park. Mr. Kelly, a junior organizational communications major, is the marketing and advertising assistant in the colleges student activities office. He is responsible for advertisements and promotions students see in the offices window and in digital signage, the Campus Activities Board bulletin board as well as social media accounts.
Honored: Shane Roberts, Boonville, was recently inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges. Mr. Roberts is studying mortuary science at Hudson Valley Community College, Troy.
Honored: Patrick Reilly, Canton, and Brian Nichols, Ogdensburg, were recently honored at Elmira Colleges Academic Honors and Student Recognition Banquet. Mr. Reilly received the Board of Trustees Award. Mr. Nichols received the Mildred Whittlesey McGraw Attainment Prize.
Honored: Belinda G. Jones, Fort Drum, was named the Jefferson Community College Honors Program Student for the Week, ending April 12. Ms. Jones is studying liberal arts-humanities and social sciences at JCC. She was recently named to the 2013 All-New York Academic Team for Phi Theta Kappa, the national honor society for community colleges. For her honors options, she worked to establish a baseline score for the Go Green rating scale for the JCC Campus Care Center. Ms. Jones plans to transfer to East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C., for a bachelors degree in social work, and pursue a career in the human services field as a childcare center licensor.
Honored: Sandra Fisher, Clarkson University, Potsdam, recently received the seventh annual American Association of University Women Research Award from the St. Lawrence County branch of the organization. She was awarded at the branchs Equal Pay mixer at the Canoe Place, Hannawa Falls. Ms. Fishers research focuses on e-learning and training and human resources.
Honored: Matthew G. Sheldon, Wellesley Island, was named the Jefferson Community College Honors Program Student for the Week ending April 19. He is studying nursing at JCC, planning to pursue a career as a registered nurse. For an honors option, Mr. Sheldon studied the psychological causes and impacts of childhood obesity.