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

June 28: First place, Sen. Hugh and Sharon Farley; second place, Joan White and Helen Keohane; third place, Val Jakubowitch and Robert Winje; and fourth place, Judy Ashmore and Alice LeRoy

July 3: First place, Debra Suller and Constance Hrabchak; and second place, Judy Ashmore and Val Jakubowitch

July 5 “A”: Tied for first and second places, Judy Ashmore and Mart Liinve and Robert Winje and Val Jakubowitch; third place, Gloria Rothschild and Joan Peterson; and fourth place, Ada Jane NOrthrop and Constance Hrabchak

July 5 “B”: First place, Judy Ashmore and Mart Liinve; and second place, Sen. Hugh and Sharon Farley

July 8: First place, Gloria Rothschild and Mai Liinve; and second place, Sen. Hugh and Sharon Farley

Winners: Several members of Rhonda’s FooteWorks placed at the recent “Talent Hunt” of the Jefferson County Fair, Watertown. Winners will go on to the New York State Fair’s Talent Hunt this month.

Preliminary Competition

Tap and Clog:

First place — Izzy Marsala, clog solo to “Fastest Girls In Town”

Second place — Brianna Lockwood, tap solo to “Rumor Has It”

Third place — Come Sail Away Tap Group: Erinn Conlin, Alex Davis, Madison Draper, Brianna Lockwood and Izy Marsala


First place — Madison Draper and Brianna Lockwood, song and dance


First place — Madison Draper, “Good Morning Baltimore”

Finals Competition

Third place Grand Champion — Madison Draper and Brianna Lockwood, song and dance duo to “What I Did For Love”

Second place Grand Champion — Madison Draper, “Good Morning Baltimore”

High schools



Honored: Emmanuel Zheng, junior, was recently named to the high honor roll at Loomis Chaffee School, a boarding school in Windsor, Conn.


Throughout the area

Scholarships: Northern Credit Union, Watertown, recently awarded $10,000 in scholarships to five recent high school graduates. Two of the students received additional scholarships from the Credit Union Association of New York.

Mark Derbyshire, Watertown High School, Amherst College.

Benjamin Reynolds, Carthage Central School, Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute. Mr. Reynolds also received a scholarship from Credit Union Association of New York.

Kirstin Roberts, Gouverneur Central School, Clarkson University, Potsdam.

Emily Schultes, Sackets Harbor Central School, University at Buffalo. Miss Schultes also received a scholarship from Credit Union Association of New York.

Paige Seydler, Lowville Academy and Central School, Marist College, Poughkeepsie.


Dean’s list

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

Daemen College, Amherst

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


Megan L. Hyneman, psychology

Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica

To receive vice president’s list honors at Mohawk Valley Community College for the spring semester, students must receive a grade point average between 3.5 and 3.74.


Christopher Lorence, digital animation


Andra Lisk, nursing


Macie Bertrand-Boyanski, fine arts


Luis Aguilo, mech tech-aircraft maintenance

Keith Hardy, graphic design


Justin Silver, electrical engineering technology

Port Leyden

Danielle Brown, respiratory care

Sarah Scouten, nursing

Wells College, Aurora

To receive dean’s list honors at Wells College for the spring semester, students must receive a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.


Hayley Messenger, senior, education and French and Francophone language, literature and cluture (individualized), graduate of Thousand Islands Central School, Clayton

DeKalb Junction

Angelique Villeneuve, freshman, graduate of Hermon-DeKalb Central School, DeKalb Junction


Mercedes Mayden, freshman, graduate of Lowville Academy and Central School


Brittany Bordeau, senior, psychology, graduate of General Brown Central School, Dexter


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

Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva

Cape Vincent

Kristine M. Faulknham, bachelor’s degree, biology, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. Dennis Faulknham, Cape Vincent


Jessica H. Kittle, bachelor’s degree, dance, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George E. Kittle, Clayton

SUNY Oneonta

Beaver Falls

Emma Petzoldt, bachelor’s degree, child and family studies


Morgan Shot, bachelor’s degree, sociology


Megan Hartl, bachelor’s degree, sociology

Matthew Kaufmann, bachelor’s degree, art


Julia Russell, bachelor’s degree, childhood education (1-6)

Evans Mills

Joshua Thomas, bachelor’s degree, music industry


Dillon Hall, bachelor’s degree, child and family services


Kara Olney, bachelor’s degree, mass communications



Honored: Robert M. Thompson Jr., class of 1942, was honored with SUNY Canton’s 2013 Distinguished Alumnus Award at an induction ceremony on July 19. Mr. Thompson graduated with a degree in agriculture and took over his family’s dairy farm in Flackville. He and his wife, Esther, purchased a farm in Lisbon in 1954. He has traveled the country to develop a prize-winning herd of Holstein cattle, is active in St. Lawrence County and New York State Holstein associations, 4-H and Cornell Cooperative Extension. He served on the Lisbon School Board and was appointed to SUNY Canton College Council in 1954. Mr. Thompson is also a member of the first St. Lawrence County Board of Legislators, where he was honored for leadership.

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