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Amherst

Brianna Leonard, member of the class of 2017 and a sociology major, was named to the spring semester dean’s list at Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic.

Sophie Chesworth, daughter of Michael and Beth Chesworth, graduated from Northeastern University in Boston with a bachelor’s degree in communications.

Isaac Lavine received the Luther F. Witmer Prize from the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Lafayette College in Easton, Pa. The prize is awarded to the senior with the most outstanding accomplishments in materials science and engineering.

Robert Carkhuff was named to the spring semester dean’s at Saint Anselm College, Manchester, N.H.

Macey Elizabeth Thomas, daughter of James and Tari Thomas, graduated from Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, Vt., with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and anthropology.

Shohini Kundu was named to the spring semester dean’s list at Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.

Belchertown

Travis Chartier graduated with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va.

William Chase Kervick and Jacob Maheu were named to the spring semester dean’s list at Norwich University, Northfield, Vt.

Deerfield

Samuel Belcher was named to the spring semester dean’s list at Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.

Easthampton

Kelsey Dadmun, daughter of Sue and Jeff Dadmun, graduated from Smith College with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. A graduate of Easthampton High School, she plans a career in art conservation and restoration. Her sister, Taylor Dadmun, graduated from Easthampton High School as class valedictorian and will attend Northeastern University, majoring in political science.

Kelsey and Taylor are the granddaughters of Donald and Barbara Dadmun of Florence, and the late Catherine (Collins) Dadmun.

Samuel Whittaker has been named to the spring semester dean’s list at Beloit College, Beloit, Wis.

Florence

Rebecca Cooper was named to the spring semester dean’s list at St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minn. A psychology major, she is a graduate of Northampton High School.

Lauren D. Goodman, daughter of Dr. Robert and Amy Goodman, was named to the spring semester dean’s list at the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fla. Lauren, a chemistry and anthropology major with minors in biology and abnormal psychology, is in a customized program in forensic anthropology.

Katherine Loux earned a master’s degree in art therapy from Albertus Magnus College, New Haven, Conn.

Abigail Stowe-Thurston was named to the spring semester dean’s list at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn. She is spending the summer studying Azerbaijani with the U.S. State Department Critical Language Scholarship Program in Azerbaijan.

Granby

Noelle Menard was named to the spring semester dean’s list at Saint Anselm College, Manchester, N.H.

Paul Donais, a junior majoring in environmental science, was named to the spring semester dean’s list at Lyndon State College, Lyndonville, Vt.

Amanda Beverly Major, daughter of Donna and Michael Major, graduated from St. Michael’s College in Colchester, Vt., with a bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, in Spanish and French.

Hadley

Timothy J. Cooke graduated from Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H., with a degree in chemistry.

Jessica Thelen, an English/literature major and philosophy minor, graduated magna cum laude from Westfield State University. She was a member of Sigma Tau Delta, an international English honor society. . She was local music director for the school radio station, WSKB, wrote for the school newspaper, and was published in the school’s literary journal. She will pursue a master’s degree in English at Clark University, Worcester.

Richard J. Hynninen, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering, was named to the spring semester dean’s list at Clarkson University, Potsdam, N.Y.

Michael A. Kazalis received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Clarkson University, Potsdam, N.Y.

Hatfield

Patrick (Pat) Dickert graduated from the Loomis Chaffee School, Windsor, Conn. He received the Founders Prize for academic achievement, and science and English department honors. He served as a school prefect and resident assistant, was captain of the boys varsity basketball team, and served as manager of the boys varsity baseball team.

Leverett

Katherine Atkinson was named to the spring semester dean’s list at Beloit College, Beloit, Wis.

Northampton

Jane Fleishman earned a Master of Education degree in human sexuality education from Widener University, Chester, Pa.

Anna Lello-Smith graduated from Tufts University, summa cum laude with highest thesis honors.

Connor Roach, a freshman majoring in management, was named to the spring semester dean’s list at Hofstra University, Hempstead, N.Y.

B. Kieran Presley graduated from the Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, Conn. He participated in varsity football, and on the boys track and field team.

South Deerfield

Amber Logan was named to the spring semester dean’s list at Westfield State University. She is a freshman majoring in elementary education.

South Hadley

Kyle Grumoli graduated magna cum laude with a degree in criminal justice from Saint Anselm College, Manchester, N.H., receiving the criminal justice department’s Captain Martin A. Murphy Award for earning the highest grade point average among his peers in the department. During his senior year, he was an intern with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office of the Department of Homeland Security.

Hannah P. Pancione was named to spring semester dean’s list at Stonehill College, Easton.

Timothy Laroche, a sophomore majoring in English-journalism and writing, was named to the spring semester dean’s list at Lyndon State College, Lyndonville, Vt.

Southampton

Lindsey S. Dirats, class of 2015 at St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y., has been inducted into Omicron Delta Epsilon, the international honorary society for economics. Lindsey is a graduate of Williston-Northampton School.

Worthington

Merle O’Neal, a senior majoring in video/TV and business, was named to the spring semester dean’s list at Hofstra University, Hempstead, N.Y.

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Clark University

The following students were named to first honors for the spring semester:

Andrew Gardner, Donovan Smith, and Ethan Markham, of Amherst; Evelyn Nitch-Griffin of Belchertown; Eli Goldman, Abigail Stone and Meghan Paradis, of Florence; Stephanie Grabowski of Granby; Nathan Watson of Leverett; Victoria Whitney of Sunderland, and Charlotte Turner of Williamsburg.

Clarkson University

The following local students will attend Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y.:

Caitlin May Sullivan of Whately, a graduate of Frontier Regional School; Meghan Sarah Devine of South Deerfield, a graduate of Frontier Regional; Kendal Marie Sowa of Granby, a graduate of Granby Junior-Senior High School; and Christopher Berghoff of Easthampton, a graduate of Williston Northampton School.

Saint Michael’s College

The following local residents were named to the spring semester dean’s list at the college in Burlington, Vt.

Peter Keefe, son of Debra and James Keefe of Belchertown; Amanda Major of Granby, daughter of Donna and Michael Major of Granby; Timothy Nagy, son of Stephen and Susan Nagy of Leverett; Arianna Aquadro, daughter of Christopher and Cynthia Aquadro of Northampton; Brody Jarvis, son of Sheila Zewinski and Greg Jarvis of South Deerfield; and Michael Girardi, son of Theresa and William Girardi of Sunderland.

Stonehill College

The following local students were nemed to the spring semester dean’s list at the college in Easton. Hannah R. Michalak of Hadley, Maranda L. Noyes of Granby, Theresa M. Ruszczyk of Florence, and Griffin A. Sullivan of Florence.

Stoneleigh-Burnham School

The following is a list of students, listed by hometown, who received end-of-year awards from the school in Greenfield.

Amherst:

Caroline Lord: Senior History Award, Most Valuable Debater Award

Charlotte Minsky: Sophomore Math Award, Sophomore Science Award, Student Council Award for Community Service

Jillian Seigel: Horsemastership Award, Senior Class Prize

Florence:

Dvora Pader: Sophomore Academic Growth Award

Hatfield:

Georgia Fowler: Ninth Grade History Award, Ninth Grade Class Award

Northampton:

Francesca Eremeeva: Smith College Book Award, Junior Leadership Award

Springfield College

The following students, listed by hometown, were named to the spring semester dean’s list:

Brian Owczarski, Alyssa Fleurent, and Alexis Stockwell, of Belchertown; Keith Cotnoir of Chesterfield; Erik Drumgool of Deerfield; Jena McNerney, Adam Majka, and Alyssa Boardway, of Granby; Mackenzie Babb of Hadley; Brooke Fairman of Huntington; Renee Brazenall, Nathaniel Carhart, and Sarah Englaish, of Northampton; Mark DuBois II, Emily Brown, and Eric Pouliot, of South Hadley; Victoria Cooley, Andrew Batchelder, and Stephanie Wheeler, of Southampton; Amber Niedbala of Sunderland, and Michelle Turner of Westhampton.

The following local students graduated recently from the college:

Janet Wholey of Amherst; Kristie Burdick, Olivia Pare, Emily Thornton, Jonathan Duperre, Miranda Barrett, and Kaila Jimenez, of Belchertown; Alyssa Reardon, Salem Derby, Haley Pierson, and Ryan Kile, of Easthampton; Ivan Prybylo, Emily Dube, and Nellie Torres, of Florence; Jena McNerney of Granby; Marisa Babb of Hadley; Maggie Ryan, Sarah Englaish, and Bailey Farnham, of Northampton; Leslie Goldstein of Pelham; Ryan Levine, Emily Brown, Erin Mackey, Nancy La Pierre, Kelly Lengieza, Jolanta Rumierz, and Nina Vitello, of South Hadley; Kimberly Kruzel, Nicole Prucnal, and Jessica Healy, of Southampton; Catherine Matejcek-Davies and Abolee Montanari, both of Shutesbury, and Michelle Turner of Westhampton.

University of New England

The following students were named to the spring semester dean’s list:

Kelsey Doray, Michael Fitzpatrick, and Adam Messier, all of Belchertown; Meghan McClaflin of South Hadley; and Meghan Hurley and Zachary C Swanson of Southampton.

University of New Haven

Local students named to the spring semester dean’s list include:

Isabelle Allen of West Whately, Alexis Kellogg of Florence, Jamie Messer of Northampton, and Monica Kowalski and Nicolas Perreault, of Belchertown.

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