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Honored: The Thousand Islands Bluegrass Preservation Society gave scholarships to local students on June 8 and awards on June 7 at its annual Bluegrass Festival.
$400 Thousand Islands Bluegrass Preservation Society scholarship:
Jacob Harr, Watertown, grandson of TIBPS member Fred Phelps, will attend Jefferson Community College, Watertown.
Stuart Inzinna, Alexandria Bay, son of TIBPS members Sam and Amanda Inzinna, Alexandria Bay, will attend Cazenovia College.
Jennifer Robbins, LaFargeville, TIBPS member, will attend Jefferson Community College, Watertown.
Douglas M. Clark Certificate of Appreciation:
Bob Stuart, Ogdensburg, and Bob and Sue OMarah, Heuvelton
Throughout the area
Winners: Winners of the Jefferson County Battle of the Books, held May 11 at Flower Memorial Library, have been announced. The reading trivia competition was for children in fourth, fifth and sixth grades. Teams of three or four students earn points for 20 questions given in the game. Each participant received a free book and were invited to a movie night at the library.
First place Pi: Elizabeth Crowley, Codie Wheeler, Aiden Race and Evelyn Bibbins; coached by Jessica Mooney
Runners up Four Musketeers: Grace Phelps, Eloise Johnson, Madison White and Livia McCarty; coached by Kate Johnson
Scholarship: Patricia Barr, Ogdensburg, recently received the Dr. Bruno Baltradis and Dr. James Brown Memorial Fund Scholarship. Miss Barr, daughter of Daniel and Marilyn Barr, Ogdensburg, is a recent graduate of Ogdensburg Free Academy. She will attend SUNY Potsdam.
Scholarships: Scholarships were given to seniors at Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Central School, Parish, in honor of Amelia Michelle Wade. Miss Wade, who was a junior at APW, died in October 2010 from secondary pulmonary hypertension.
The scholarships are given to APW seniors who plan to enter the medical field. This year, scholarships were given to Kaitlee Benedetto, Victoria Stanton and Rebecca Trexler and were presented by Valerie Wade, mother of Miss Wade, at a senior awards banquet.
The following north country residents recently received degrees from their colleges or universities:
Castleton (Vt.) State College
Carolyn Mader, bachelors degree, music education, magna cum laude
Colby College, Waterville, Maine
Larissa N. Lee, bachelors degree, environmental studies with a policy concentration and global studies, daughter of Lawrence Lee and Carol Dimond, Piercefield
Scott P. Harff, bachelors degree, history, son of Kristina Harff, Watertown
Drew University, Madison, N.J.
Matthew Carroll, bachelors degree
Patrick Harney, bachelors degree, aeronautical science, summa cum laude
University of Illinois, Chicago, Ill.
Said Benallal, bachelors degree, kinesiology
Honored: Donald Patrick Leisure, Potsdam, received a 2013 Success Through Achievement and Commitment Award from SUNY Potsdam. Mr. Leisure is a freshman geology major.
The following north country residents recently were named to the presidents list at their colleges or universities:
North Country Community College, Saranac Lake
To receive presidents list honors at North Country Community College for the spring semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
To receive provosts list honors at SUNY Oneonta for the spring semeste, students must receive a grade point average of 4.0.
Receives grant: Abby J. Schadock-Hewitt, daughter of Rod Hewitt and Cait Schadock-Hewitt, Adams, has received a National Science Foundation Fellowship to conduct a research project in engineering over the summer. The project, through the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, is titled Modeling of a Unique Shaped-Fiber Stationary Phase for the Large-Scale Purification of Antibodies.
Ms. Schadock-Hewitt graduated in 2006 with honors from South Jefferson Central School, Adams, and in 2010 from the University at Buffalo, with a bachelors degree of science and concentration in medicinal chemistry. She is a Ph.D. candidate in analytical chemistry at Clemson (S.C.) University.
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