Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Patrick T. Babcock, son of Ellen M. and John P. Babcock of Easthampton, assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman, was a part of the hoisting of an X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator on board the flight deck recently, in preparation for an unmanned aircraft’s first, carrier-based testing.
Babcock is a 2003 graduate of Easthampton High School and joined the Navy in December 2011.
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Paige Schmittlein of Easthampton, majoring in managing creative media, and Abigail Frary of Easthampton, majoring in accounting, have both been named to the fall semester dean’s list at Champlain College in Burlington, Vt. Lauren L. Howe, daughter of Gary and Theresa Howe of Easthampton, has been named to the fall semester dean’s list at Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y. She is a graduate of Hampshire Regional High School.
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Mika Chmielewski of Southampton, and Devon Greenwood, Emmaline Hing and Keely Quirk, all of Easthampton, have been inducted into the Williston Northampton School’s chapter of the Cum Laude Society.