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Posted June 27, 2011, at 10:05 p.m.
Last modified June 28, 2011, at 5:57 a.m.

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Schools

Joy Grodnick Award

FRANKFORT — Elaine Gray of Frankfort was named the recipient of the Joy Grodnick Award during the first night of preliminary competition at the 54th Distinguished Young Women National Finals on June 23. The $1,000 cash scholarship is designated to recognize the participant who has overcome the greatest obstacles in her life so far.

 

Competition continued on June 24 with scholarship awards totaling $15,000 given in the categories of self-expression, fitness and academics. On June 25, awards continued with the distribution of more than $110,000 in cash scholarships, including $40,000 awarded to the Distinguished Young Woman of America for 2011, Katye Brock of Tennessee.

 

Founded in 1958 in Alabama, Distinguished Young Women is the largest and oldest national scholarship program for high school girls. During its 54 years of operation, the program has provided life-changing experiences for more than 700,000 young women. Last year Distinguished Young Women provided more than $63 million in cash and college scholarship opportunities to program participants at the local, state and national level.

 

The mission of Distinguished Young Women is to have a positive impact on the lives of young women by providing a transformational experience that promotes and rewards scholarship, leadership and talent. National sponsors include the city of Mobile, Mobile County, Eastern Shore Toyota, Encore Rehabilitation, Mobile Gas: A Sempra Company, Alabama Power Foundation, Regions Bank and Master Boat Builders.

Teachers’ scholarships

HOLDEN — The SAD 63 Teachers Association has announced the names of the recipients of the two $500 scholarships made possible by the association members. They are:

• Brianna Field, a graduate of John Bapst Memorial High School, Class of 2011. She is the daughter of Dennis and Vanessa Field of Clifton. She has been accepted at the University of Maine at Farmington with a declared major in political science.

• Amy Hughes, a graduate of John Bapst Memorial High School, Class of 2011. She is the daughter of David and Cathy Hughes of Clifton. She has been accepted at the University of Maine at Farmington with a declared major in elementary education.

High school seniors who graduated from grade eight at Holbrook School in Holden are eligible to apply for the scholarships. The SAD 63 Teachers Association congratulated recipients and wished them success.

College Book Awards

COLCHESTER, Vt. — These local high school students were awarded the 2011 Saint Michael’s College Book Award for Academic Achievement with a Social Conscience:

Ryan Gonyar of Veazie, a student at John Bapst Memorial High School.

Christin Casavant of Hampden, a student at Hampden Academy.

Kent Reichel of Hampden, a student at Hampden Academy.

Colleges

Bates College

HAMPDEN — Kathleen Nightingale received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Bates College in Lewiston during commencement exercises on May 29. She also was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester.

Nightingale, a 2007 graduate of Hampden Academy, is the daughter of Gail Nightingale of Hampden and the late Dr. R.P. Nightingale.

Brandeis University

HAMPDEN — Nicole Nightingale was named to the dean’s list for the spring term at Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass. A 2009 graduate of Hampden Academy, she is the daughter of Gail Nightingale of Hampden and the late Dr. R.P. Nightingale.

Cornell University

ITHACA, N.Y. — These area students graduated from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., during commencement ceremonies on May 29:

Catherine Zielinski of Glenburn, bachelor’s degree in arts and sciences.

Monica Minson of Verona Island, bachelor’s degree in agriculture and life sciences.

Nathaniel Brown of Hampden,  bachelor’s degree in arts and sciences.

Joshua Groleau of Winterport, bachelor’s degree in engineering.

Lasell College

BANGOR — Taylor Cusson graduated magna cum laude in the honors program with a grade point average of 3.7 from Lasell College in Newton, Mass. She received a bachelor’s degree in accounting with a minor in math. She also earned the book award in accounting. She is the daughter of Robin Snowe Cusson and Dennis Cusson of Bangor.

Stonehill College

These students recently graduated from Stonehill College in Easton, Mass.:

• Scott Hackett of Bangor, bachelor’s degree.

• Bradley White of Bangor, bachelor’s degree.

• Stephanie Pouzol of Orrington, bachelor’s degree.

These area students were named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Stonehill College:

• Nicole Farrar of Bangor.

• Bradley White of Bangor.

• Michaela B. Whitney of Bangor.

• Stephanie L. Pouzol of Orrington.

Villanova University

HOLDEN — Caroline Cassling of Holden graduated from Villanova University at commencement on May 15.

Wentworth Institute of Technology

BOSTON — David Brookings of Bangor earned a bachelor’s degree from Wentworth Institute of Technology at its commencement ceremony May 15.

Ryan McBreairty of Bangor was named to the dean’s list at the school for the spring 2011 semester.

Western New England College

HAMPDEN — Robert C. Treworgy of Hampden received a juris doctor degree from Western New England College in Springfield, Mass.

Maine Maritime Academy

CASTINE — Maine Maritime Academy held its 68th commencement on April 30. Among the students graduating were:

• Craig Sarnacki, Hampden, bachelor’s degree in marine engineering operations.

• Ryan Richards, Hampden, bachelor’s degree in marine engineering operations.

• Luke Rancourt, Hampden, bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies.    

• Anthony Ngo, Bangor, bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, in marine engineering technology.

• Levi Nickerson, Corinth, bachelor’s degree, cum laude, in power engineering technology.

• Daniel Kolenik, Bangor, bachelor’s degree in marine engineering technology.

• Bradley Gagnon, Levant, bachelor’s degree in marine engineering technology.

Maine Maritime Academy also announced its dean’s list for the second semester. Local students on the dean’s list were:

• Senior Anthony Ngo, Bangor, studying marine engineering technology.

• Senior Daniel Kolenik, Bangor, studying marine engineering technology.

• Senior Bradley Gagnon, Levant, studying marine engineering technology.

• Junior Jae-Lee Vanidestine, Orrington, studying marine science.

• Junior Erik Milles, Bangor, studying marine systems engineering.

• Sophomore Alexander de Carlo, Bangor, studying marine engineering operations.

• Freshman Norman Campbell, Bangor, studying marine engineering technology.

• Sophomore Brian Kelley, Brewer, studying power engineering technology.

• Sophomore David McNally, Brewer, studying power engineering technology.

• Sophomore Christopher Shedd, Brewer, studying marine engineering technology.

• Freshman Brad Roy, Orrington, studying marine engineering technology.

• Sophomore Leah Jackson, Dedham, studying international business and logistics.

• Senior Elizabeth Cote, Brewer, studying marine systems engineering design.

• Junior Nicholas El-Hajj, Winterport, studying marine systems engineering.

• Sophomore Dale Thomas, Hampden, studying marine systems engineering.

• Freshman Evan Sinclair, Hampden, studying marine engineering technology.

• Sophomore Alexander Pedersen, Carmel, studying power engineering technology.

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