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Honored: The American Red Cross of Northern New York recently honored three Dunkin Donuts Volunteers of the Month for the first quarter of the year. Each winner received a $25 Dunkin Donuts gift card. They are:
Dale Roberts, native of Lewis County, was the volunteer of the month for January.
A detective for the Lewis County Sheriffs Department, he has been a Red Cross volunteer with the Northern New York Chapter since 2008, serving as a member of the board of directors.
Jeremy Smith, Watertown, was the volunteer of the month for February.
An allied health major at Jefferson Community College, Watertown, he has been an office volunteer with the Northern New York Chapter for a year and a half, serving as an assistant to the program coordinator.
Angela Blair, Norfolk, was the volunteer of the month for March.
She has been a volunteer for the Disaster Action Team for almost a year and also provides clerical support to the Potsdam office.
Donation: The SUNY Potsdam and Buffalo State College softball and womens 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 Hospitals Center for Cancer Care.
Honored: The Massena Artists Association has announce the Peoples Choice Awards for its annual Spring Art Exhibit.
First place Luanne Tucker, graphite drawings, Clarissa and Addy
Second place Tina Tarbell, oil painting, Meander
Third place Maureen Eldred, oil painting, Reflections
Honorable mentions Susan Gordon, counted cross stitches, Babbling Brook and Alone; Donna Smith, acrylic painting, St. Patricks Church; Sandra Young, oil painting, The River; Sallie Patterson, oil painting, The Flow Blue Vase; Pamela May, oil paintings, Fantasy Sunrise and Floating Reeds; and Dorothy Goodrich, oil painting, The Empty Bottle, and pastel, First Day of School
Bridge Scores: Winners of recent weekly games sponsored by the Northern New York Duplicate Bridge Club are announced.
May 13: First place, Gloria Rothschild and Judy Vespa; second place, Ruth Condon and Mart Liinve; and third place, Kay Woodruff and Helen Keohane
May 15: First place, Debra Suller and Mai Liinve; second place, Judy Ashmore and Helen Keohane; and third place, Val Jakubowitch and Ruth Condon
May 17 N/S A: First place, Ann Sellers and Val Jakubowitch; second place, Glroa Rothschild and Mai Liinve; and third place, Judy Vespa and Kathy Evans
May 17 N/S B: First place, Judy Vespa and Kathy Evans; and second place, Eileen Bleibtrey and Celia Perciaccante
May 17 E/W: First place, Charles Evans and Debra Suller; second place, Susan Favreau and Joan White; and third place, Joan Peterson and Judy Ashmore
May 20: First place, Val Jakubowitch and Judy Ashmore; and second place, Ruth Conton and Helen Keohane
May 22: First place, Albert Schneider and Judy Vespa; and second place, Gloria Rothschild and Val Jakubowitch
May 24: First place, Mart and Mai Liinve; second place, Debra Suller and Ann Sellers; third place, Alice LeRoy and Joan Peterson; and fourth place, Susan Favreau and Helen Keohane
May 24 C: First place, Albert and Thelma schneider; and second place, Bobbe Katzman and Rev. Leo Wiley
May 29: First place, Mart and Mai Liinve; second place, Rev. Leo Wiley and Alice LeRoy; thid place, Ruth Condon and Kay Woodruff; and fourth place, Bobbe Katzman and Joan Peterson
Jefferson, Lewis Counties
Winners: Local students studying for careers in environmental conservations and forestry at Howard G. Sackett Technical Center, Glenfield, competed in the New York State Board of Cooperative Educational Services Conservation Contest May 16 at SUNY Cobleskill. Several students placed in the event, competing against nearly 500 other students from across the state.
The competition categories and winners from the north country were:
Chainsaw cut event
Third place Brian Creighton, senior, Copenhagen Central School
10th place Cody Russell, senior, Adirondack Central School, Boonville
Team pulp throw event
Third place Brian Creighton, senior, Copenhagen Central School, and Cody Russell, Coady Coonrod and Colton Cihocki, seniors, Adirondack Central School, Boonville
Two person crosscut event
Sixth place Brian Creighton and Brian Freeman, seniors, Copenhagen Central School
The following north country residents recently received degrees from their colleges or universities:
Receives degree: Troy Jeffery Shirley, Lacona, received a masters degree in business administration from Clarkson University, Potsdam, on May 11.
Receives degree: Alexander George Evert, Potsdam, received a masters degree in materials science and engineering on May 10 from Clemson (S.C.) University.
Receives degree: Laura Warden, Saranac Lake, received a masters degree in educational psychology on May 24 from Marist College, Poughkeepsie.
Honored: Jessica Hastwell, Boonville, was recently inducted into Phi Kappa Phi, a collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Miss Hastwell was initiated at The Sage Colleges, Troy.
Honored: Wells College, Aurora, recently honored two local students at its honors awards dinner ceremony.
Hayley Messenger, senior, individualized major in education and French and Francophone language, literature and culture, received the Anne Reese Pugh Prize.
Brittany Bordeau, senior, psychology, received the Margaret Schwartz Psychology Prize.
Inducted: Jacob Dowker, Adams, was recently inducted into the Lambda Beta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. Mr. Dowker is a graphic design major at Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica.
Inducted: Lindsey J. Haggett, Massena, was recently elected into St. Lawrence Universitys chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the national academic honor society. Miss Haggett, a graduate of Massena Central School, is a senior at SLU, majoring in biochemistry.
Scholarship: Mackenzie Piggott, Adams Center, recently received the E. Scott Kasprowicz scholarship from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse. The scholarship provides fellowship support for second-year graduate students in the landscape architecture program.
Completes training: Matthew Chiucarello recently graduated from Air Force Basic Military Training and is stationed in San Antonio, Texas. Airman 1st Class Chiucarello is the son of Cheryl Hicks, Rensselaer Falls, and the grandson of June Hicks, Ogdensburg.
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