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@datebook city label underlined:Jefferson County

Honored: Annual youth recognition awards, sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Jefferson County and the Jefferson County Department of Social Services, were presented April 23 at the Watertown Elks Lodge.

@datebook city label underlined:Youth Leadership Award

Kyle Clark, 19, Copenhagen, nominated by Frank Doldo, director of student activities, Jefferson Community College, Watertown. Mr. Clark has led and organized several events on campus, including the Crop Walk and youth sports.

@datebook city label underlined:Overcoming Odds Award

Jonissa Houston, 16, Fort Drum, nominated by Andrianna Crawford, guidance counselor, Indian River Central School, Philadelphia. Miss Houston will graduate one year early to attend Jefferson Community College, Watertown, and will eventually transfer into a nursing program.

@datebook city label underlined:Outstanding Youth Volunteer Award

Alivia Bonnell, 16, Watertown, nominated by Samantha Hamilton. Miss Bonnell participates in the Youth Empowerment Program, Wiley School Age Child Care Program, Blue Sharks and Urban Mission Dollar Dinners.

@datebook city label underlined:Promising Ability in Youth Service Award

Steve Robinson, Adams, nominated by Heidi Edgar, guidance counselor, South Jefferson Central School, Adams. Mr. Robinson has coached sports, managed Project Adventure and volunteered in several local youth events.

@datebook city label underlined:Outstanding Youth Worker Award

Julie Daniels, Watertown, nominated by Cheryl Mayforth, director of the WorkPlace, Watertown. Miss Daniels has served with the Jefferson County Department of Employment and Training for 20 years.

@datebook city label underlined:It Takes A Community Award

Charle Mount, Three Mile Bay, nominated by Barry Davis, principal of Lyme Central School, Chaumont. Mr. Mount has been a part of the Lyme Youth Commission Board since the late 1980s, instrumental in organizing ball teams, including basketball, softball and soccer, and supports a summer program for the town of Lyme children and teen centers in Chaumont and Three Mile Bay. He has raised funds to support youth activities and led youth field trips.


@datebook city label underlined:Watertown

Bridge Scores: Winners of weekly games sponsored by the Northern New York Duplicate Bridge Club are announced.

April 2: First place, Debra Suller and Mai Liinve; second place, Mart Liinve and Alice Leroy; third place, Judy Vespa and Helen Keohane; and fourth place, the Rev. Leo Wiley and Don McCoy

April 4: First place, Albert and Thelma Schneider; second place, the Rev. Leo Wiley and Debra Suller; and tied for third place, Mart Liinve and Judy Vespa and Ada Jane Northrop and Mai Liinve

April 9: First place, Celia Perciaccante and Debra Suller; and second place, Ada Jane Northrop and Judy Vespa

April 11: First place, Jack and Thelma Schneider; second place, Joan White and Char Bach; third place, Rachel Fielding and Sandra Haight; and fourth place, Ada Jane Northrop and Alice Leroy

April 16: First place, the Rev. Leo Wiley and Helen Keohane; second place, Mai Liinve and Don McCoy; and third place, Mart Liinve and Judy Ashmore

Apriol 23: First place, Mai Liinve and Don McCoy; second place, Renee Lustick and Judy Ashmore; third place, Ada Jane Northrop and Shirley Warren; and fourth place, Jean Pennock and the Rev. Leo Wiley



@datebook city label underlined:Adams

Inducted: Mackenzie Gillett, Adams, was recently inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi honor society at SUNY Oswego.

@datebook city label underlined:Gouverneur

Inducted: Taylor Gale, Gouverneur, was recently inducted into Gamma Sigma Alpha, the national academic Greek honor society at St. Lawrence University, Canton. Ms. Gale, a junior, is majoring in history and is a graduate of Gouverneur Central School.

@datebook city label underlined:Lowville, Philadelphia

Honored: Katherine O’Brien, Lowville, and Amanda Rozsavolgyi, Philadelphia, recently took home outstanding senior awards at an honors convocation at the College of St. Rose, Albany. Miss O’Brien was honored with the Oustanding Senior in Mathematics Adolescent Education Award and Miss Rozsavolgyi received the Outstanding Senior in Social Studies Adolescence Education Award.

@datebook city label underlined:Norfolk

Honored: Deborah S. Molnar, Norfolk, received the SUNY Canton 2014 Distinguished Faculty Award on April 23. Mrs. Molnar is a physical therapist assistant professor and program director of the physical therapist assistant program. She was selected for her work to guide the PTA program through two re-accreditation processes, in 2002 and 2013. She sis a faculty mentor and helped craft the curriculum for the health and fitness promotion bachelor’s degree and assisted with developing the four-year veterinary science program. In addition to her work at the college, Mrs. Molnar is an independent contractor with local home healthcare agencies and is a committee member on the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy. She lives in Norfolk with her husband, George, and two children, Sidney and Bodie.

@datebook city label underlined:Potsdam

Honored: Stephen D. Farina, professor of communication and media at Clarkson University, Potsdam, recently was awarded an Anna K. and Mary E. Cunningham Research Residency by the state Library. The grant will support Mr. Farina’s ongoing research into the life and writings of Franklin Benjamin Hough (1822-1885) of Lowville.


@datebook city label underlined:Clarkson

Receives grant: Artem Melman, associate professor of chemistry and biomolecular science at Clarkson University, Potsdam, recently received a $50,000 grant under a new program of the National Science Foundation. The grant will facilitate bringing Mr. Melman’s biotech research from the lab to commercialization. His research builds on NSF-funded work he did in 2012.

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