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Honored

@datebook city label underlined:Potsdam

Honored: Volunteers at Canton-Potsdam Hospital, Potsdam, were honored at a volunteer recognition dinner May 21 at Clarkson University, Potsdam. Volunteers with five or more years of service were honored and three volunteers were honored with awards.

2013 Volunteer of the Year Award — Pat Poste, patient registration greeter

Dan Fritz Volunteer Service Award — Edward Sachs, volunteer chaplain

Eileen Horton Volunteer Service Award — Sharon Cotey, gift shop volunteer

Notable donations

@datebook city label underlined:Potsdam

Donation: The SUNY Potsdam and Buffalo State College softball and women’s lacrosse teams honored those who lost lives to cancer and those affected by cancer at their April 27th games. Teams held a moment of silence to honor those lost and the fields were decorated with pink ribbons and a pink outlined baseline and batters box. The SUNY Potsdam Bears sold pink T-shirts for $10 each and raised $600 for Breast Cancer Patient Navigation at Canton-Potsdam Hospital’s Center for Cancer Care.

Winners

@datebook city label underlined:Blue Mountain Lake

Winners: On June 2, winners were announced for the Adirondack Center for Writing’s annual Adirondack Literary Award winners.

Best Children’s Book — “Sackets Harbor Powder Monkey The War of 1812,” by Hope Irvin Marston.

Best Book of Fiction — “Far Alaska,” by Mason Smith.

Best Memoir — “How Was I supposed to Know? The Adventures of a Girl Whose Name Means Lost,” by Lorna Lee.

Best Book of Nonfiction — “Women on the Water,” by Ruth Dandrea, Kathy DeLong, Carol Moseman and Bonnie Sanderson.

Best Book of Poetry — “Perpetual Motion,” by Marilyn McCabe.

People’s Choice Award — “What’s an Elephant Doing in the Ausable River?” by George Speedy Arnold.

@datebook city label underlined:Cape Vincent

Winners: Winners of the Cape Vincent Chamber of Commerce annual Spring Walleye and Northern Pike Derby have been announced. The derby, held May 25, had more than 50 participants and was sponsored by Knowlton Technologies, Watertown. Winners were:

@datebook city label underlined:Walleye Division

First place — Matthew Plumpton, Watertown

Second place — Gabe Szafranski, Ogdensburg

Third place — Jeff Bailey, Ogdensburg

@datebook city label underlined:Northern Pike Division

First place — Kenny and Hunter Garnsey, Clayton

Second place — Gene Bolton, Watertown

Third place — Bob Ranalletta, Saratoga Springs

Colleges

Activities

@datebook city label underlined:Canton

Volunteers: Members of SUNY Canton’s Greek organizations recently volunteered their time at Grace Episcopal Church’s Friday Soup Kitchen in Canton. The students helped prepare and serve the meal. In addition, the college’s Greek Council donated funding to purchase ingredients and recently raised nearly $700 for both the soup kitchen and the Church and Community Food Pantry Program in Canton.

Dean’s list

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

Dean College,

Franklin, Mass.

To receive dean’s list honors at Dean College for the spring semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.3 or higher.

@datebook city label underlined:Gouverneur

Elizabeth Miles

Florida Institute of Technology,

Melbourne, Fla.

To receive dean’s list honors at Florida Institute of Technology for the spring semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.4 or higher.

@datebook city label underlined:Dexter

Angel Seery, biology science, marine biology

Hudson Valley Community College, Troy

To receive dean’s list at Hudson Valley Community College for the spring semester, students must receive a grade point average between 3.0 and 3.5.

@datebook city label underlined:Lisbon

Andrew Armstrong, marketing

@datebook city label underlined:Massena

Marissa Cappione, business administration

Nazareth College,

Rochester

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

@datebook city label underlined:Canton

Keylyn Fex, senior, international studies

Alyssa Hughes, junior, communication science and disorders

@datebook city label underlined:Cape Vincent

Lizabeth Hall, senior, psychology and inclusive education

@datebook city label underlined:Carthage

Katie Jones, senior, music therapy

Emily Sauter, senior, physical therapy

@datebook city label underlined:Ellisburg

Eric Disbro, freshman, French

@datebook city label underlined:Lowville

Chelsea Finn, freshman, communication science and disorders

Molly Kingsley, senior, biochemistry

Rachel Nortz, junior, business administration

Morgan Widrick, junior, communication science and disorders

@datebook city label underlined:Ogdensburg

Maggie Gebo, senior, theater arts

Mary Lawrence, junior, French and German

April Mashaw, freshman, history and inclusive education

Rachel Montpelier, senior, communication and rhetoric, English literature concentration

Megan Morrison, senior, health sciences

@datebook city label underlined:Potsdam

Jacob Moose, freshman, health sciences

@datebook city label underlined:Pulaski

Macee Bonoffski, senior, communication science and disorders

@datebook city label underlined:Saranac Lake

Andrea Nye, junior, occupational science

@datebook city label underlined:Watertown

Michael Bufalini, senior, business administration

Kathryn DePerrior, senior, business administration

Angelika Garrabrant, freshman, occupational science

Leslie Johnson, senior, sociology and inclusive education

Graduates

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

Clarion (Pa.) University

@datebook city label underlined:LaFargeville

Brooke Hartle, bachelor’s degree, library science

University of San Diego (Calif.)

Watertown

James Stanley Purcell, bachelor’s degree, finance, magna cum laude

University of Vermont,

Burlington, Vt.

@datebook city label underlined:Canton

Katherine E. Basham, bachelor’s degree, Spanish

@datebook city label underlined:Massena

Kate L. Donnelly, bachelor’s degree, psychology

John R. Feeley, master’s degree, business administration

Spencer D. Tubbs, bachelor’s degree, religion

@datebook city label underlined:Potsdam

Garth W. Fritz, bachelor’s degree, computer science

@datebook city label underlined:Saranac Lake

Michelle L. Brown, master’s degree, natural resources

Arielle N. Retrosi, bachelor’s degree, global studies

Honored

@datebook city label underlined:Carthage

Honored: Katie Jones, Carthage, recently received the President’s Community Service Award at Nazareth College, Rochester.

@datebook city label underlined:Throughout the area

Inducted: Several north country students at St. Lawrence University, Canton, were recently inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society.

@datebook city label underlined:Adams

Madeline R. Wetterhahn, sophomore, biology, graduate of South Jefferson Central School, Adams

@datebook city label underlined:Gouverneur

Taylor J. Gale, sophomore, history, graduate of Gouverneur Central School

@datebook city label underlined:Saranac Lake

Maria R. Trummer, sophomore, government, graduate of Saranac Lake Central School

@datebook city label underlined:Tupper Lake

Amber L. Lawyer, junior, government, graduate of Tupper Lake Central School

President’s list

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

Coastal Carolina University,

Conway, S.C.

To receive president’s list honors at Coastal Carolina University for the spring semester, students must receive a grade point average of 4.0.

@datebook city label underlined:Saranac Lake

Jacquelyn Dubee, sophomore, exercise and sport science

Hudson Valley Community College, Troy

To receive president’s list honors at Hudson Valley Community College for the spring semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

@datebook city label underlined:Boonville

Shane Roberts, mortuary science

@datebook city label underlined:Lowville

Jenelle Vargulick

Scholarships

@datebook city label underlined:Throughout the area

Scholarships: Five north country incoming freshman to SUNY Brockport have received scholarships from the college.

@datebook city label underlined:Hermon

Abigail Mott, dean’s scholarship

@datebook city label underlined:Lacona

Justin Haskins, dean’s scholarship

@datebook city label underlined:Ogdensburg

Alexander Farrell, dean’s scholarship

@datebook city label underlined:Sackets Harbor

Olivia Martin, honors scholarship

@datebook city label underlined:Winthrop

Erika Losey, dean’s scholarship

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