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BARRE — Passumpsic Bank made a recent donation to the 100-day Fuel Your Neighbors campaign, supporting Capstone Community Action’s emergency heating program and food shelf. To date, Capstone has raised $135,000 of $200K,000 goal for the campaign which ends in March.


Copley Hospital

A girl, Merynn Rose Dolan, was born Jan. 21, 2020, to Kristiona Fields and Lucas Dolan of Johnson.

A boy, Lucas Edward Thompson, was born Jan. 23, 2020, to Brittney LaCoss and Jacob Thompson of Morrisville.

Gifford Medical Center

A girl, Isla Mae Keiser, was born Jan. 16, 2020, to Jenna Lapachinski and Bryan Keiser of Tunbridge.

A boy, Eli Finley Farrington, was born Jan. 17, 2020, to Monica and Jai Farrington of Randolph.

A girl, Clara Kelly Green, was born Jan. 18, 2020, to Erin (Clougher) and Zachary Green of East Montpelier.


A girl, Lacey Marie Renfrew, was born Jan. 11, 2020, to Katrina Gilman and Kodey Renfrew of Barre.

A girl, Eden Mae Spaulding, was born Jan. 13, 2020, to Taylor Fitzgerald and Kyle Spaulding of Barre.

A boy, Landon T. Arnold, was born Jan. 16, 2020, to Amanda (Kohl) and Cameron Arnold of Barre.

A boy, Theodore Randall Coon, was born Jan. 16, 2020, to Sara Jacobs and Hayden Coon of Williamstown.

A girl, Caroline Nicole Otis, was born Jan. 22, 2020, to Natalie (Campbell) and Dylan Otis of Barre.

A boy, Ivan Jestings, was born Jan. 23, 2020, to Alex Buck and Kyle Jestings of East Barre.

A girl, Laura Annalynn Storey, was born Jan. 23, 2020, to Daniella Chaloux and Trevor Storey of East Montpelier.

College news

MONTPELIER — The Vermont Center for Independent Living honored young people who are striving to make the world a better place with the 15th annual Deborah Lisi-Baker Youth Leader Awards going to Jamie Heath of Barre, Joseph McCoy of Manchester, Celilo Bauman-Swain of Charlotte and members of the Youth Advocacy Council.

MONTPELIER — Maria Guizler Bonilla, a student at Community College of Vermont in Montpelier, is among the semifinalists for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. Semifinalists are selected on academic ability and achievement, financial need, persistence, service to others and leadership. Scholarship recipients will be announced in April.

Rebecca Clark-Blouin, Psychology major Kaylea Greenslit, Elementary Education Pre-Major major, both of Barre; and Ivan Jermyn, Theatre Arts major, of Montpelier; were named to the 2019 dean's list at Coastal Carolina University.

Kaitlin E. Klovdahl of Randolph and Maya J. Kalkstein of Waitsfield were awarded fall 2019 faculty honors at Trinity College.

Southern New Hampshire University fall 2019 academic honors include: President's list – Kiara Senecal-Herring of Randolph, Rianna Tomasko of St. Johnsbury, Madison Kingsbury of Topsham, Matelyn Thygesen of Williamstown; Dean's list – Heidi Breault of Barre and Brooke Horniak of Bradford.

Brianna Storti of Barre was named to the fall 2019 dean's list at Cazenovia College.

Rachael Zmich of Morrisville, environmental engineering major; Jasper Rankin of St. Johnsbury, mechanical engineering major; and Evan Llewellyn of Waterbury, computer science major; were named to the fall 2019 dean's list at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

William Robert Cannon of Stowe, Chemistry major, was named to the fall 2019 president's list at Clemson University.

Vermont Technical College fall 2019 dean's list includes: Nicole Compo, Dylan D'Agostino, both of Barre; Mercedes Ellis of Bradford; Lauren Bellavance of Cabot; Naphtali Schumacher of Calais; Heather Cleary, Marcus Wadlington, both of Jeffersonville; Michelle Broaddus of Marshfield; Eva Casey, Jacob Grossi, both of Montpelier; Julianne Ballschneider of South Duxbury; Nicole Bristol of St. Johnsbury.

Willa Lane of East Montpelier and Linsey Battistoni of Montpelier were named to the fall 2019 dean's list at the University of Delaware.

Jarrod Otto Emmons of Barre, Riley Adams Flynn of East Montpelier, Andrea Michelle Symonds of Orange and Logan Alexander Middelton of Plainfield made the fall 2019 dean's list at Wentworth Institute of Technology.

Kaitlyn Roy of Barre and Alecia Bassett of Northfield graduated in December 2019 from the University of New Hampshire.

Students named to the fall 2019 dean's list at the University of New Hampshire include:

Highest Honors – Julia Stergas of Cambridge, Sociology major; Ethan Faxon of Montpelier, Homeland Security major; Lily Clark of Moretown, BiomedSci/MedLabSci major.

High Honors – Baylee Boucher, Exercise Science major, Lauren Cleveland, Social Work major, Joshua Morrill English/Journalism major, all of Barre; Sarah Prescott of Bradford, HumanDevelopmnt&Family Studies major; Brianna Gingue of Lyndonville, Exercise Science major; Alexandra Scribner of Marshfield, BiomedSci/Med&VetSci major; Cameron Brown of Montpelier, Psychology major.

Honors – Michelle Keon of East Burke, Occupational Therapy major.

Champlain College fall 2019 academic honors include:

Trustees' list – Emma Santos of Morrisville and Grace Safford of Wolcott.

President's list – Tracy West of Barrez; Matthew Phillips of East Barre; Tiffany McNaulty of Hardwick; Randi Carpenter, Jenna Richardson, Joseph Thetford, Hannah Warren, both of Montpelier; Megan Jones of Morrisville; Justin Redmond of North Middlesex; Elizabeth McKenzie of Waitsfield; and Tracy Hough, Sam Huston, both of Waterbury.

Dean's list – Nicholas Adams, William Sartelle, Jamie Semprebon, all of Barre; Shay Chantel of East Calais; Lindsey Menard of Hardwick; Zebediah Sartwell of Hyde Park; Tessa Nelson of Lyndonville; Adam Currier, Dylan Philibert, both of Montpelier; Noah Emler of Moretown; Marc Bard of Northfield; Ana Petterssen of Plainfield; Aidan Patterson of Randolph; Mark Ash, Amanda Vigeant. both of St. Johnsbury; Connor North, Joshua Vaus. both of Stowe; Zachary Fucci of Waterford; Lauren Covey of Williamstown; and Kristi Demers of Woodbury.

Northeastern University fall 2019 dean's list includes: Anna Davis-Noe of East Montpelier, human services/international affairs major; Emma Laskaris of Waitsfield, international affairs major; and Isabel Kay of Waterbury, health science major.

Keara Hallam of Fayston earned a spot on the fall 2019 dean's list at Hofstra University.

Alexandra S. Hanus of East Burke and Angela P. Biron of East Montpelier were named to the fall 2019 dean's list at Colby College.

Student news

The following Spaulding High School students were recognized recently with the Robert M. Burdett Memorial Award. Teachers nominated students in one of the following categories: Good Citizen, Unsung Hero, Exceptional Growth/Improvement, and/or Exceptional Perseverance/Resilience. These students received the award for the 2019-20 Second Quarter:

Zane Arthur, Teagan Atkins-Leslie, Tasia Avery, Anna Bailey, Nicholas Barcomb, Francesca Barney, Chesnee Barney, Lillian Beun, Katherine Blakely, Emma Boulanger, Alan Burnor, Dante Carrasco, Kayla Clouse, Ethan Codling, Kailey Craig, Steven Derouchie, Jaidyn Deyo, Emily Dion, Annie Duprey, Maggie Duprey, Matthew Durgin, Dylan Dusablon, Destini Feccia, Allyson Felch, Camryn Fewer, Sage Frost, Abigail Geno, Lyndsey Giroux, Myria-Ann Guyette, Madison Henderson, Zoey Henry, Alexis Huckins, Claire Isabelle, Aliyah Jewett, Sage Johnson, Hailey LaFaille, Jacob Lamphere, Alyssa Larivee, Autumn Lewis, Briona Litchfield, Kaden Luster, Riley Madison, Taite Magoon, Anna Mayo, Raymond McCuen, Emily Morris, Kaiden Morse, Conner Neddo, Mason Otis, Lillian Parker, Madison Pembroke, Nicholas Pierce, Ezme Quittner, Samantha Reed, Mykala Rieder, Nathan Romeo, Devon Surprenant, Brian Sweeney, Matthew Tacey, Natalie Taylor, Jennah Thompson, Ariana Thurber, Richard Torre, Seaaira Turner, Abigail Violette, Taylor Wheatley, Carson White, Justice Womers.

Kolby Hanley of Cambridge, has earned a Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.

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