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Honored

Potsdam

Inducted: The Kiwanis Club of Potsdam recently inducted four new members: Henry and Nancy Walters, Marcy Adams and Anna Russell.

Winners

Calcium, Massena

Winners: Adirondack Life magazine, Jay, recently has announced local winners of its annual photography contest. Winning photographs and honorable mentions are available to view at www.adirondacklife.com and winning photos will be published in the March/April issue.

Calcium

Philip Ashwood, Calcium, took second place in the recreation category with a photograph of psychedelic swirls of fall foliage reflected in a motorboat’s wake on First Pond, Town of Harrietstown.

Massena

Travis MacDonald, Massena, took third place in the landscape category with a scene of railroad tracks between Saranac Lake and Ray Brook.

Armed Forces

Basic Training

Throughout the area

Graduates from basic training: Several north country residents have graduated from basic military training.

At Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.:

Marine Corps Pvt. Carl D. Paro, son of Fannie Nevills and stepson of Steven P. Whitmore, Antwerp. Pvt. Paro is a 2012 graduate of Indian River Central School, Philadelphia.

Marine Corps Pfc. Matthew J. Norton, son of Vicki M. and Edward J. O’ Brien, Evans Mills. He is a 2011 graduate of Indian River Central School, Philadelphia.

Marine Corps Pvt. Johni M. D. Matthie, son of Rebecca Matthie, Canton, and Homer Matthie, Harrisville. Pvt. Matthie is a 2011 graduate of Harrisville Central School.

Marine Corps Pvt. Kellen C. Woods, son of Julie Ludwig, Henderson Harbor, and Jason C. Woods, Montgomery, Ala. He is a 2012 graduate of Belleville Henderson Central School, Belleville.

Marine Corps Pvt. Matthew W. Powers, son of Sandra E. and Douglas W. Powers, Hermon. He is a 2011 graduate of Hermon-DeKalb Central School, DeKalb Junction.

At Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.:

Army Spc. Katie L. Bofman, daughter of Patricia and Richard Henry, Scottsville, Va. She is a 2007 graduate of South Jefferson Central School, Adams.

Army Reserve Pfc. Britanny T. Coffey, daughter of Roxanne and John Coffey, County Road 21 extension, Canton. Pfc. Coffey graduated in 2009 from Hugh C. Williams High School, Canton.

Army Pfc. Levar K. Floyd, brother of Byron Floyd, Meadow Wood Drive, Fort Drum.

Army National Guard Pfc. Shanwel I. Grant, son of Theresa Grant, Bronx. Pfc. Grant is a 2005 graduate of Indian River Central School, Philadelphia. He received an associate degree in 2008 from DeVry University, Long Island-Queens.

Comings & goings

Winthrop

Made port visit: Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Hillary I. Clark, daughter of Virginia A. Bush, Winthrop, and other sailors aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis recently got under way following a four-day port visit to Jebel Ali, Dubai. During the visit, Clark experienced the local culture by participating in a variety of tours sponsored by Stennis’ Morale, Welfare and Recreation division. Sailors also had the chance to participate in community engagement projects such as reading books to children at a special needs school and cleaning and repairing a local church. In addition, football fans gathered in the ship’s hangar bay to watch the Baltimore Ravens play the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII. John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group is currently forward deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operation, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operations Enduring Freedom. Petty officer Clark is a 2010 graduate of Massena Central School, and joined the Navy in August 2010.

Colleges

Activities

Potsdam

Performs: The Ultravioletones, an a cappella singing group from Clarkson University, Potsdam, performed in a regional competition a few months after forming. The group traveled to Boston, Mass., to compete in the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella regional quarterfinals, held in January. The Ultravioletones performed “Below My Feet” by Mumford and Sons, “Figure 8” by Ellie Goulding and “Wannabe/I Want You Back” by Spice Girls/NSYNC in Boston.

Dean’s list

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

Colby College,

Waterville, Maine

To receive dean’s list honors at Colby College for the fall semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.67 or higher.

Piercefield

Larissa N. Lee, senior, daughter of Lawrence Lee and Carol Dimond, Piercefield

Daemen College,

Amherst

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

Canton

Veronica White

Carthage

Taylor Miller

Evans Mills

Joshua Butler

Pulaski

Chelsea Savastano

Watertown

Megan Hyneman

Loyola University at Maryland,

Baltimore, Md.

To receive dean’s list honors at Loyola University at Maryland for the fall semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Copenhagen

Ryan Garvin, senior

Fort Drum

Abigail Thompson, sophomore

Graduates

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

Syracuse University

Watertown

Leslie A. Martin, bachelor’s degree, daughter of Todd and Julie Martin, Watertown

Honored

Watertown

Receive fellowships: Bree Shields and Kierstyn Zaykoski, faculty at Rhonda’s FooteWorks Dance Studio, Watertown, recently received $1,000 fellowships to attend the New York Institute of Dance Education Dance Festival in July. The fellowships were given based on their work presented at Choreographer’s Feast, held Feb. 16 in Watertown. Sean McLeod, president of NYIDE, presented the fellowships at the event, where he was master of ceremonies.

Throughout the area

Honored: Several north country students at St. Lawrence University, Canton, were recently inducted into Beta Beta Beta, the national biology honorary society, or Pi Mu Epsilon, the national mathematics honorary society.

Black River

Christopher A. Kellogg, Beta Beta Beta, junior, biology, graduate of Copenhagen Central School.

Canton

Lara C. Clemens, Beta Beta Beta, junior, biochemistry and mathematics, graduate of Hugh C. Williams Senior High School, Canton.

Copenhagen

Ryan J. Fitzpatrick, Beta Beta Beta, junior, biology, graduate of Copenhagen Central School.

Massena

Lindsey J. Haggett, Pi Mu Epsilon, senior, graduate of Massena Central School.

North Bangor

Paige E. Studlack, Beta Beta Beta, senior, neuroscience, graduate of Franklin Academy, Malone.

Ogdensburg

Andrew M. Fisher, Pi Mu Epsilon, senior, graduate of Ogdensburg Free Academy.

Philadelphia

Amanda J. Godin, Pi Mu Epsilon, senior, graduate of Indian River Central School, Philadelphia.

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