friends and neighbors
Carl Anderson of Amherst has graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis. Anderson earned a bachelor’s degree in middle/secondary education.
Kelsey Welborn of Amherst had been named to the spring semester dean’s list at Bard College, Annandale on the Hudson, N.Y.
Air Force Airman Nicholas M. Amato, son of Salvatore and Susan Amato of Belchertown, graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Amato is a 2011 graduate of Belchertown High School.
Justin Golec of Florence has enrolled at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, N.Y.
Golec is a graduate of Northampton High School.
National Merit Scholarship program
The following students have been named as Commended Students in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program:
Molly Cabara, a student at Easthampton High School, and Zoe Baghdoyan and Else Schlerman, both students at Hampshire Regional High School.
Alexander Tilson Schwab of Northampton is enrolled at Colgate University, Hamilton, N.Y. Schwab is a graduate of The Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, Conn.