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Honored: Janice M. Brown, Philadelphia, was named the 2013 American Association of University Women Emerging Leader in the state. Ms. Brown is a member of the Jefferson County branch of AAUW, where she serves as education opportunity fund representative and board vice president. She also represents the branch at the state and national level as New York state education opportunity fund representative. Ms. Brown holds bachelors and masters degrees in health care management from South University, Savannah, Ga.
Notable Donation: Best Buy recently presented the Watertown Family YMCA with a $1,000 Tag Team Award. The funds are given to nonprofit organizations where store employees volunteer. Andrea Morgia has volunteered more than 300 hours to the soccer program at the Watertown Fairgrounds YMCA.
Bridge Scores: Winners of recent weekly games sponsored by the Northern New York Duplicate Bridge Club are announced.
June 5: First place, Gloria Rothschild and Alice LeRoy, and tied for second and third places, Judy Vespa and Charles Evans and the Rev. Leo Wiley and Celia Perciaccante
June 7 A: First place, Hugh and Sharon Farley; second place, Mai Liinve and Susan Favreau; third place, Judy Vespa and Debra Suller; fourth place, Ruth Fish and Hope Metcalf, and fifth place, Gloria Rothschild and Ruth Goodwin
June 7 B: First place, Hugh and Sharon Farley; second place, Mai Liinve and Susan Favreau; third place, Judy Vespa and Debra Suller, and fourth place, Ruth Fish and Hope Metcalf
June 7 C: First place, Ruth Fish and Hope Metcalf
June 10: First place, Mart Liinve and Judy Vespa, and second place, Peter Schwerzmann and Mai Liinve
June 12: First place, Gloria Rothschild and Kay Woodruff, and second place, Judy Ashmore and Mart Liinve
June 13 A: First place, Kay Woodruff and Mart Liinve; second place, Gloria Rothschild and Helen Keohane; third place, Hope Metcalf and Ruth Fish, and fourth place, Robert Winje and Val Jakubowitch
June 13 B: First place, Kay Woodruff and Mart Liinve; second place, Gloria Rothschild and Helen Keohane; third place, Hope Metcalf and Ruth Fish, and fourth place, Judy Ashmore and the Rev. Leo Wiley
June 13 C: First place, Kay Woodruff and Mart Liinve; second place, Hope Metcalf and Ruth Fish, and third place, Judy Ashmore and the Rev. Leo Wiley
June 17: First place, Mart and Mai Liinve, and second place, Val Jakubowitch and Robert Winje
The following north country residents recently received degrees from their colleges or universities:
Allison J. OBrien, bachelors degree, inclusive elementary education
James D. Chase, bachelors degree, environmental studies, specializing in environmental biology, and minor of psychology
Kory M. Besaw, bachelors degree, management, specializing in business management, received the Management: Business Management Program Award
Michael P. Busby, bachelors degree, management, specializing in sport management
Britany L. Hill, bachelors degree, studio art, specializing in photography, and minor in art history and business, cum laude
Matthew A. Perry, bachelors degree, inclusive elementary education
Katherine E. Fountain, bachelors degree, interior design, member of Alpha Lambda Delta, national honor society for first-year students
Taylor N. Kubber, bachelors degree, inclusive elementary education, minor in sociology, magna cum laude, member of Alpha Lambda Delta, national honor society for first-year students, and received the Huntington Family Center Award in Childhood Education, Frederick L. Dannick Award in Sociology and Education Club Leadership Award
Almara Hutchinson, bachelors degree, speech and hearing
Kaitlyn Darrah, bachelors degree, speech and language disabilities
Patrick Reilly, bachelors degree, economics and mathematics
Macy VanArnam, bachelors degree, biology
Sean Brouty, bachelors degree, psychology
Jacob Simmons, bachelors degree, economics and accounting
Honored: Joshua Thomas, Evans Mills, received a Senior Service Award from SUNY Oneonta to honor his hours of service through the colleges Center for Social Responsibility and Community. Mr. Thomas logged 761 hours of service, working on the American Cancer Society annual Relay for Life fundraiser.
Honored: Roberto Elizondo and Kara Olney, both of Watertown, were honored by SUNY Oneonta at the colleges annual Students of Distinction on May 8. Mr. Elizondo is a childhood education major and Ms. Olney is a mass communications major.
The following north country residents recently were named to the presidents list at their colleges or universities:
Clarkson University, Potsdam
To receive presidential scholar honors at Clarkson University for the spring semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.8 or higher.
Matthew Turcotte, junior, innovation and entrepreneurship
Gonzaga University, Spokane, Wash.
To receive presidents list honors at Gonzaga University for the spring semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.7 or higher.
Siena College, Loudonville
To receive presidents list honors at Siena College for the spring semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.9 or higher.
John Gilbert, physics
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