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    February 09,2013

    Undergraduate students with grade-point averages of 3.0 or better and who are in the top 20 percent of their classes have been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at the schools and colleges of the University of Vermont.

    Adamant, Esther A. Nemethy, sophomore, Global Studies

    Barre, Hannah M. Ausmann, sophomore, Secondary Education Social Sciences

    Barre, Matthew R. Avery, first-year, Music Education

    Barre, Kevin T. Avery, first-year, Undeclared

    Barre, Nolan R. Benoit, first-year, French

    Barre, Renee Burrington, senior, Elementary Education K-6

    Barre, Spencer R. Cooley, sophomore, Engineering

    Barre, Adam M. Paronto, senior, Dietetics, Nutrition & Food Sciences

    Barre, Benjamin M. Rouleau, senior, Civil Engineering

    Barre, Stephanie L. Watts, senior, Social Work

    Berlin, Benjamin Z. Daut, senior, Business Administration

    Berlin, Melita A. Schmeckpeper, first-year, Plant Biology

    Bradford, Tianna E. Butler, sophomore, Japanese

    Bradford, Kayla A. Fay, sophomore, Exercise and Movement Sciences

    Bradford, Gia M. Giambrone, sophomore, Psychology

    Cabot, Rebecca A. Rossell, sophomore, Environmental Studies

    Calais, Luna A. Colt, junior, Global Studies

    Calais, Josie M. Colt, sophomore, English

    Calais, John I. Gardner-Morse, junior, Mechanical Engineering

    Chelsea, Lily K. Carter, junior, Studio Art

    Corinth, Averill C. Pazdro, senior, Exercise and Movement Sciences

    Duxbury, Naomi E. Koliba, first-year, Neuroscience

    East Montpelier, Anders A. Christiansen, junior, Political Science

    East Montpelier, Maija R. Lawrence, senior, Global Studies

    East Montpelier, Adam T. Riggen, first-year, Undeclared

    East Montpelier, John M. Shea, first-year, Business Administration

    Fairlee, Dana E. Lichvar, senior, Business Administration

    Fairlee, Caitlin A. Roberts, senior, Athletic Training Education

    Graniteville, John R. McHugh, junior, Mathematics

    Graniteville, Natalie A. Shea, junior, Psychology

    Graniteville, Kristy L. Thygesen, junior, Medical Laboratory Sciences

    Middlesex, Hayley A. Hirt, first-year, Professional Nursing

    Montpelier, Lucy A. Basa, sophomore, English

    Montpelier, Norio O. Costantino, sophomore, Electrical Engineering

    Montpelier, Emma F. Fitzsimmons, senior, Global Studies

    Montpelier, Jessie A. Gay, sophomore, Psychology

    Montpelier, James O. Gram, senior, Music

    Montpelier, Sid M. Hammer, first-year, Undeclared

    Montpelier, Phoebe R. Hanson, sophomore, Dietetics, Nutrition & Food Sciences

    Montpelier, Christopher M. Kenseth, sophomore, Chemistry

    Montpelier, Samuel P. Kessler, junior, Mechanical Engineering

    Montpelier, Marcus V. Moreno, sophomore, Biochemistry

    Montpelier, Cody J. Paiva, senior, Microbiology

    Montpelier, Hannah L. Schoenberg, senior, Psychology

    Montpelier, Gabriel D. Sheir, first-year, Political Science

    Montpelier, Ellen R. Slade, senior, Microbiology

    Newbury, Cooper A. Brochu, sophomore, Wildlife & Fisheries Biology

    Newbury, Robert Serra, senior, Mechanical Engineering

    North Middlesex, Alicia E. Danyew, first-year, Elementary Education K-6

    Northfield, Danielle J. Luther, junior, Social Work

    Orange, Zachary D. Schmoll, senior, Business Administration

    Plainfield, Zachary W. Ehret, sophomore, Biochemistry

    Plainfield, Dore E. Grier, junior, Medical Laboratory Sciences

    Plainfield, Chelsea A. Martin, junior, Human Development & Family Studies

    Plainfield, Jenna McQuesten, sophomore, Elementary Education K-6

    Randolph, Holly B. Mugford, senior, Music Education

    Randolph Center, Dylan A. Grald, senior, Mathematics

    Randolph Center, Anne M. Hutchinson, first-year, Dietetics, Nutrition & Food Sciences

    Roxbury, Emily A. Martin, junior, Elementary Education K-6

    South Strafford, Gioia A. Cabri, first-year, Wildlife & Fisheries Biology

    Thetford Center, Kara R. Ciambra, sophomore, Secondary Education English

    Thetford Center, Rebecca C. Norton, junior, Computer Science

    Tunbridge, Marshall B. Distel, sophomore, Geography

    Tunbridge, Emily D. Whalen, junior, Environmental Sciences

    Waitsfield, Mekah B. Allen, junior, Anthropology

    Waitsfield, Ghassan P. Gedeon Achi, first-year, Undeclared

    Waitsfield, Janice V. Guion, senior, Classical Civilization

    Waitsfield, Tracy A. Guion, first-year, Undeclared

    Waitsfield, KaLii M. LaRochelle, senior, Animal Sciences

    Waitsfield, Andrea T. Smith, senior, Environmental Studies

    Waitsfield, Kari A. Tremblay, sophomore, Neuroscience

    Warren, Cornelia B. Clay, sophomore, Art History

    Warren, Laura A. Dillon, senior, Political Science

    Waterbury, Michael Chmielewski, sophomore, Civil Engineering

    Waterbury, Nathan M. Cutler, sophomore, Professional Nursing

    Waterbury, Justin R. Dunn, first-year, Music Education

    Waterbury, Tyler W. Miles, sophomore, Business Administration

    Waterbury, Hannah M. Woodruff, first-year, Neuroscience

    Waterbury Center, Molly E. Barash, junior, Elementary Education K-6

    Waterbury Center, William R. Hofmann, junior, Psychology

    Waterbury Center, Douglas R. MacLeod, senior, Geology

    Waterbury Center, Taylor M. Scribner, sophomore, Global Studies

    Williamstown, Collin S. Kwasnik, sophomore, Biological Science

    Williamstown, Carlie S. Lessard, senior, Social Work

    Worcester, Sten P. Kaeding, senior, Mechanical Engineering

    The following area students have been recognized on the dean’s list at Norwich University for the fall 2012 semester:

    Danielle Radtke of Barre; Casey Sweet of Barre; Roger Thompson of Barre; Benjamin Wright of Barre; Margaret Ackerman of Barre; Jeromy Anderson of Barre; JessieMae Belcher of Barre; Sarah Gardner of Barre; Ryan Gariboldi of Barre; Lance Garrett of Barre; Nicolette Gosselin of Barre; Mouhui Huang of Barre; Selma Ibrahimovic of Barre; Matthew Jones of Barre; Allison Kittredge of Barre; Nicholas Leclerc of Barre; Joshua Magnan of Barre; Joel Martin of Barre; Alicia Panko of Berlin; Jennifer Drew of Berlin; Erin Clark of Bradford; James Whitlock of Braintree; Evan Tullar of Chelsea; Meghan Pew of East Montpelier; Kristin Brown of Graniteville; Emily Cahill of Graniteville; Peter Wagner of Graniteville; Charity Lloyd of Marshfield; Kate Flanagan of Montpelier; Nelson Lyford of Montpelier; Ryan Maloney of Montpelier; Melissa Porter of Montpelier; Lauren Shepheard of Montpelier: Daniel Wheeler of Montpelier; David Alexander of Northfield; Tory Allan of Northfield; Caroline Barth of Northfield; Christopher Bentley of Northfield; Wilfred Bussiere of Northfield; Loren Carrier of Northfield; Elizabeth Chapdelaine of Northfield; Joshua Chim of Northfield; Lealoni Coathup-Wilmott of Northfield; Antonio Davis of Northfield; Beau De Mello of Northfield; Karina Delgado of Northfield; Brendan Demers of Northfield; Long Ding of Northfield; Chelsey Dion of Northfield; Mark Farley of Northfield; Emily Flinn of Northfield; Allison Flood of Northfield; Benjamin Gedney of Northfield; John Geronaitis of Northfield; Marie-Philip Guay of Northfield; Clarke Haywood of Northfield; Melissa Howard of Northfield; Jason Huggy of Northfield; Travis Janke of Northfield; James Kelley of Northfield; Morgan Lamorey of Northfield; Ashley Laplante of Northfield; Kimberly Lynch of Northfield; Joshua MacKay of Northfield; Evanna Mills of Northfield; Jeffrey Morgan of Northfield; Douglas Nelson of Northfield; Arthur Oleson of Northfield; Ellen Ricker of Northfield; Hilary Rogler of Northfield; Alyssa Shramek of Northfield; Nathen Silsby of Northfield; Dale Stevens of Northfield; Kevin Stoddard of Northfield; Kayla Weimert of Northfield; Mallory Wright of Northfield; Steffany Yasus of Northfield; Heather Allard-Hurley of Northfield Falls; Erica Harper of Northfield Falls; Julie Morris of Orange; Jade Burkart of Plainfield; Leah Scully of Randolph; Rachael Sweeney of Randolph; Stephen Joslyn of Roxbury; Hope Royce of Washington; Sarah Bailey of Williamstown; Ulrika Bauer of Williamstown; Joseph Marceau of Williamstown; Daniel Rodriguez of Williamstown; Daniel Smith of Williamstown; Mitchell St.Onge of Williamstown; Katelyn Stein of Williamstown.

    Julia Gilbert of Montpelier, a graduating senior at Montpelier High School, has been named one of more than 3,000 candidates in the 2013 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The candidates were selected from nearly 3.4 million students expected to graduate from U.S. high schools in the year 2013.

    Inclusion in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, now in its 49th year, is one of the highest honors bestowed upon graduating high school seniors. Scholars are selected on the basis of superior academic and artistic achievements, leadership qualities, strong character and involvement in community and school activities.

    The following local residents were among 1,337 students from Worcester Polytechnic Institute named to the university’s dean’s list for academic excellence for the fall 2012 semester.

    Robyn Kennedy of Chelsea is a senior majoring in mechanical engineering.

    Micaila Baroffio of Northfield is a freshman majoring in science.

    Catherine Jaworski, a senior at Nichols College in Dudley, Mass., and a Barre resident, has been recognized by Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities, which identifies students who have made their marks on both the academic and extracurricular fronts. Besides her regular presence on the Nichols College dean’s list, Jaworski, a double major in criminal justice and business management, has won the James L. Dunbar scholarship, named for the Nichols alumnus and founder of the nationally known security and armored car company that bears his name. Jaworski has also received admission to Delta Mu Delta, an international honor society in business.

    Sean O’Reilly of Lyndonville graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis. O’Reilly earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics. O’Reilly was one of nearly 450 undergraduate and graduate students who participated in the Dec. 16, 2012, graduation ceremony at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee.

    Rebecca Starr of Montpelier was recently named to the dean’s list at the College of William & Mary for the fall 2012 semester.

    Allen C. Carpenter, a SUNY Canton air conditioning engineering technology major from Morrisville, received dean’s list honors. Carpenter is a 2010 graduate of Lamoille Union High School.

    Hannah Parker, daughter of Coleman Parker and Jody Parker of East Montpelier, graduated with a major in outdoor adventure leadership from Ithaca College’s School of Health Sciences and Human Performance. The degree was awarded in December 2012.

    The following local residents were named to the dean’s list at Ithaca College for the fall 2012 semester.

    Melinda Keene, a resident of Barre and a freshman clinical health studies major, was named to the dean’s list in Ithaca College’s School of Health Sciences and Human Performance.

    Emma Behrens, a resident of Thetford Center and a freshman integrated marketing communications major, was named to the dean’s list in Ithaca College’s Roy H. Park School of Communications.

    Emma Walker, a resident of Waitsfield and a senior acting major, was named to the dean’s list in Ithaca College’s School of Humanities and Sciences.

    Eli Holden, a resident of Waitsfield and a senior performance major, was named to the dean’s list in Ithaca College’s School of Music.

    Emma Brown, a resident of Morrisville and a freshman music education major, was named to the dean’s list in Ithaca College’s School of Music.

    Guthrie Drake, a resident of Waterbury and a freshman sport media major, was named to the dean’s list in Ithaca College’s School of Health Sciences and Human Performance.

    Marine Corps Pvt. Wyatt S. Healy, son of Lauri J. Snetsinger of Marshfield and Patrick R. Healy, of Marshfield, earned the title of U.S. Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. For 13 weeks, Healy stayed committed during some of the world’s most demanding entry-level military training in order to be transformed from civilian to Marine instilled with pride, discipline and the core values of honor, courage and commitment. Training subjects included close-order drill, marksmanship with an M-16A4 rifle, physical fitness, martial arts, swimming, military history, customs and courtesies.

    Scholarship announced

    RANDOLPH — Wood’s CRW, Vermont’s only full-line, locally owned construction equipment distributor, has established the Rod Dewyea Memorial/Wood’s CRW Scholarship to benefit students in Vermont Technical College’s Diesel Technology Program. The scholarship, to be awarded annually, honors Rod Dewyea’s 33 years of service to Wood’s CRW; he passed away from lung cancer in 2011.

    “Rod Dewyea was an exceptional heavy equipment service technician and a true professional,” said Chris Palmer, president of Wood’s CRW.

    “He was a mentor to many in our company and he was very well respected in his field. We wanted to keep his spirit and memory alive in our industry for his family, friends and colleagues.”

    Wood’s CRW selected Vermont Tech for this honor because of its long history of hiring and working with graduates of the college. Bobby Wood, co-owner of Wood’s CRW, also serves on the advisory board of Vermont Tech’s Diesel Technology Program.

    “We feel that we need to take an active role in growing our work force for tomorrow,” said Palmer. “The technology that is used in the equipment we sell today is more complex than ever. The service technicians that we require for the future will need more than the typical high school-level technical training that was sufficient in the past.”

    Vermont Tech’s Diesel Power Technology Program provides training for technicians to service agricultural, earth-moving and heavy-duty truck equipment. Academically, the program emphasizes basic mechanical and electronics diagnostic and repair skill training and a blend of English, mathematics, physics, business and general education courses. The program prepares graduates for careers as general repair technicians, parts professionals, service advisors and service managers.

    Wood’s CRW, based in Williston, is a construction equipment distributor representing Volvo Construction Equipment, and Link-Belt and National Cranes. In addition to being headquartered in Vermont, CRW has branch offices in Worcester, Mass., and Syracuse, N.Y. In 2011, the company celebrated its 50th year in business.

    UVM honored

    BURLINGTON — The University of Vermont ranks No. 5 on Peace Corps’ 2013 Top Colleges for medium size schools. The annual list recognizes the highest volunteer-producing colleges and universities in the U.S. for small, medium, large and graduate institutions.

    There are currently 37 UVM undergraduate alumni serving overseas. Since the agency was founded in 1961, a total of 819 alumni have served in the Peace Corps.

    UVM alumni are currently serving as volunteers in Azerbaijan, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Eastern Caribbean, Ecuador, Fiji, Gambia, Georgia, Jamaica, Jordan, Kyrgyz Republic, Madagascar, Mexico, Micronesia, Mongolia, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Philippines, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Ukraine and Zambia. They work in areas including agriculture, education, environment, health, community economic development and youth development.

    Deadline nears

    Do you know a young writer who would benefit from a weekend of writing workshops, craft sessions, and open mic in a college setting? Urge them to apply for the Champlain College Young Writers’ Conference, May 24-26. Now in its 13th year, the program is dedicated to helping high school students who wish to share their passion for story, drama, and song with their writerly brothers and sisters — and with celebrated New England authors. The conference offers three days of readings, improv, poetry slams, literary jazz/blues fusion, and extended friendship on the hillside campus of Champlain College in Burlington.

    The 2013 keynote speaker, poet and essayist Wesley McNair, is the poet laureate of Maine and the author of 19 books, including poetry, nonfiction, and edited anthologies. Often featured on Garrison Keillor’s Writer’s Almanac, McNair has received numerous honors including two Rockefeller Fellowships, two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, a Guggenheim, the Theodore Roethke Prize, and The Jane Kenyon Award for Outstanding Book of Poetry.

    The postmark deadline of Feb. 15 is fast approaching. Download an application (or cover letter and brochure) from www.champlain .edu/write.


    Scholarships offered

    The National Society for the Gifted and Talented is offering $10,000 in scholarships for students in the Barre area as well as nationwide to apply toward the fees of gifted summer programs.

    Ten scholarships are being offered by the NSGT Board of Trustees — six at $1,000 each, six at $500 each and four at $250 each — and will be used by the deserving student to help pay tuition for a gifted summer program of their choice. The deadline for applications is March 19.

    Each year, the award is given to outstanding students who demonstrate excelled ability in their field of interest. Students can download and complete the scholarship application at www.nsgt.org. A team of educators in the field of gifted education will review the applications and choose the scholarship winners. Applications must be received by March 19. Winners will be notified on April 15.

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