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Friends & Neighbors: Community members’ achievements

  • Aiden Winn, 8, of Deerfield, ice fishes Jan. 21, 2018 on Upper Highland Lake at the D.A.R. State Forest in Goshen. Earlier in the day, Winn caught a trout and a bass. He was the only one among his father, grandfather and a friend to yield a catch Sunday.


Friday, January 26, 2018
Amherst

Grace Bertrand, graduate of Amherst Regional High School, class of 2017, has been named to the dean’s list at Salem State University in Salem, where she is pursuing a social work degree.

Jessemie Rietkerk has been named to the fall semester dean’s list at the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware.

Easthampton

Eleanor Quigley was named to the fall semester dean’s list at the University of Rhode Island in South Kingstown, Rhode Island, where she is majoring in theater with focuses in stage management and film.

Florence

Lauren McGrath was named to the fall semester president’s list at Siena College in Loudonville, New York.

Northampton

Austin McCreary and Emily Smith have been named to the fall semester dean’s list at Dean College in Franklin.

South Deerfield

Camilla Baronas has been named to the fall semester dean’s list at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut.

South Hadley

Oskar Thomas Weber has been named to the fall semester dean’s list at Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York, where he is a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering.

Southampton

Caitlin Keefe has been named to the fall semester dean’s list at Bentley University in Waltham. She is the daughter of James and Yvonne Keefe.

Berkshire Community College

The following local students were named to the fall semester dean’s list at the college in Pittsfield:

High honors: Alexander F. Griffith of Cummington.

Honors: Brianna L. Heon of Cummington.

Castleton University

Local students named to the fall semester dean’s list at the university in Castleton, Vermont, include Kiley Baran of Granby, Oliver Rodgers of Hadley, and Mary Kowaleck of Sunderland.

Eastern Connecticut State University

The following local students were named to the fall semester dean’s list at the university in Willimantic, Connecticut:

Kristin Gross ‘18 of Florence, majoring in health sciences; Kayla Labrecque ‘19 of Westhampton, majoring in physical education.

Emerson College

The following students have been named to the fall semester dean’s list at the college in Boston:

Ethan Young of Amherst; Olivia Ferguson and Anna Cappello, both of Easthampton; Samuel Stenson of Florence; William Wisnieski of Hadley; Jonathan Wyand of Huntington; Jake Nelson of Northampton and Christina Sumi of South Hadley.

Fairfield University

The following local students were named to the fall semester dean’s list at the university in Fairfield, Connecticut:

Courtney Rae Campbell and Jenna Haley Richards of Belchertown; Meghan Jolivet of Granby, and Madeline Carissa Gatzounas of South Hadley.

Northfield Mount Hermon School

The following local students earned honors for fall semester work at the school in Mount Hermon:

High academic honors:Mona Zhang of Amherst; Amelia Anna Bacon and Skylar Merryfield Nieman, both of Florence; Amelia Nields Chalfant and Chianna Li Collins Cohen, both of Northampton; Quentin Roark Moliterno of Pelham; and Eliza Clare Fulton Voorheis of Sunderland.

Academic honors: Elizabeth Jane Wear of Amherst; Arden Qing Bacon of Florence; Carrie Daisy Ellis of Hatfield; Isaac Bond Foster and James Joseph Mahoney, both of Northampton, Eva Grace Markham of Plainfield, and Annika Wrenn Fulton Voorheis of Sunderland

Roger Williams University

The following local students were named to the fall semester dean’s list at the university in Bristol, Rhode Island:

Erica Kamins of Belchertown; Eric Connor Charlton Edwards of Deerfield; Anna Walther of Florence; Marissa Wickles of Hatfield; Emmett Turn of Montague; Brooke Eddy of South Deerfield, and Garrett Kowal of Southampton.

Springfield Technical Community College

The following local students were named to the fall semester dean’s list at the college in Springfield:

Amherst: Adel Ali Abdel-Maksoud, Vuong Tuan Pham, Razia Siddiquee, Jamie V. Staples, Edward L. Cohen and Joseph Taylor Voll.

Belchertown: Emily May Alibozek, Rebekah N. Aponte, Ryan James Avezzie, Matthew Benoit, George T. Burgess, Bernie D. Causeway

Julianna Alicia Columbo, Kailee Freitas, Brandy Leigh Fuller, Christopher J. Kielbasa, Jennifer N. Mulombe

Jeffrey Andrew Pandolfi, Talysha Elizabeth Roberson, Emma Kate Ruggiero and Richard A. Serrano.

Chesterfield: Gregory Michael Laroche

Easthampton: Thomas Jacob Beyer, Nicholas Grant Conner, Jordan Elizabeth Dermody, David Jean, Kendall Lavertu and Michelle J. Rosenfield.

Florence: Jesse Jon Gomez, Morgan Ludwig and Daniel J. North.

Granby: Sarah A. Bahlke, Joseph C. Candido, Hillary Ladeau, Jennifer Marie Malo, Andrew Brian O’Connor, Griffin B. Paquette and Gary David Poehler.

Hadley: Heather M. Barstow and Caroline E. Wuest.

Huntington: Jenna Kate Powers and Jessica Rachel Thomas.

Leverett: Wayne Allen

Northampton: Scott Kielbowicz and Alyx Thore

South Hadley: Rachel H. Fournier, Monique Marie Kenneson, Louis Valerian Kocot, Marissa Lyn Kopyscinski, Emelie Lyszchyn, Heather Kathleen Menard and Paige E. Randall.

Southampton: Francesca Bartolomeo, Rachel Love Behlke, Diana Lukina, Gabrielle Anne Petlock and Carisa C. Rehbein.

West Hatfield: Christine Minutolo and Courtney Provencher.

Williamsburg: Erin C. Durazo.

University Of New England

The following local students have been named to the fall semester dean’s list at the university in Biddeford and Portland, Maine:

Belchertown: Andrew P. Davidsohn, Alec M. Walker, and Sarah L. Woodford.

Florence: Morgan J. Bates, Sharene Kamel

Granby: Theresa M. Yebernetsky

Southampton: Jillian C. Henrichon

Sunderland: Hanna R. LaClaire, Brenna K. Sicard

University of New Haven

The following local students were named to the fall semester dean’s list at the university in West Haven, Connecticut:

Trent Lenkarski of Belchertown, attending the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences and pursuing a bachelor’s degree in national security studies.

Elizabeth Hennessey of South hadley, attending the College of Arts and Sciences and pursuing a bachelor’s degree in psychology, and the Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice with a concentration in investigative services.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

The following local students were named to the fall semester dean’s list at the institute in Worcester:

Benjamin Freed of Amherst, class of 2018 majoring in mechanical engineering; Brandon Weyant of Chesterfield, class of 2020 majoring in electrical, computer, and mechanical engineering; Kaitlin Travers, class of 2018, and Nicholas Day, class of 2019, both of Florence and majoring in civil engineering

Justin Garon of Granby, class of 2020 majoring in electrical and computer engineering; Charles Sanderson of Hadley, class of 2020 majoring in biology and biotechnology; Jason McGrath of Northampton, class of 2020 majoring in mechanical engineering

Christopher Jarrett of South Hadley, class of 2019 majoring in electrical and computer engineering; Collin Touchette of Southampton, class of 2021 majoring in robotics engineering, and Jordan Pickunka of Westhampton, class of 2020 majoring in aerospace engineering.

The criteria for the WPI dean’s list differs from most other universities as WPI does not compute a grade point average, but defines the dean’s list by the amount of work completed at the A level in courses and projects.

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