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Scholarship recipient

FRANKFORT, Maine — 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 in Mobile, Ala. The $1,000 cash scholarship is designated to recognize the participant who has overcome the greatest obstacles in life.

Mr. and Ms. Independence

THOMASTON, Maine — Brandon Knight and Taylor Watts, recent graduates of Georges Valley High School, served as Mr. and Ms. Independence Day 2011. They were chosen by the school faculty based on their grades, activities, leadership, community involvement and positive outlook. Watts and Knight rode in the Thomaston Independence Day parade.

Watts is the daughter of Todd and Lauren Watts of Tenants Harbor. In high school, she was a member of student government, serving as class president for three years, and was a member of the National Honor Society. She plans to bring her love of dance to Franklin and Marshall College this fall as she pursues a major in neuroscience with a minor in dance.

Knight is the son of Clayton Knight of Cushing. He plans to use his excellence in all things sports to good advantage as he pursues a degree in physical education and fitness when he attends the University of Maine at Presque Isle in the fall.


Colby College

FRANKFORT, Maine — Ryan Trafton of Frankfort, who attended John Bapst Memorial High School,

was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Colby College in Waterville. Trafton, a psychology major, is the son of Anthony Trafton of Murrieta, Calif., and Steven Oleksyk of Frankfort.

University of Maine

These area students were named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at the University of Maine in Orono:

• Appleton: Candace O’Neil.

• Belfast: Kallie Aldus, Timothy Arbo, Julia Clapp, Brittney Cummings, Nancy Falvey, Lindsey Faulkingham, Lassell Henry, Alexander Morrow, Jillian Morrow, Lynette Pendleton, Brian Philbrook, Kathryn Snow, Sierra Ventura.

• Belmont: Brooke Reed.

• Brooks: Adam Hall, Gabrielle Simoneau, Alicia Sousa.

• Burnham: Kristy Huff.

• Camden: Kyle Ettinger, Mary Fagan, Audrey Maddox, Joan McCue, Keira Monahan, Christian Pieri, Jeffrey Whittier.

• Cushing: Alec Young.

• Frankfort: Hillary Hoyt.

• Freedom: Breana Bennett, Kayla Jones.

• Hope: Alyssa McCluskey, Brittany Meservey, Hilary Sisk.

• Knox: Nicole Kenney.

• Lincolnville: Sylvia Hise, Jakob Low, Renee Moody, Gregory Polk.

• Monroe: Ashley Bryant, Justin Butterfield, Devon Cole, Eben Estell, Anne Marchini, Mary Marchini, Gregory Pellerin, Tara LaRose, Jacob Vainio.

• Montville: Margaret Bonella, Adrienne Fine, Carly Jackson, Sophie Veilleux.

• Morrill: Katherine Anderson, Hannah Maker.

• North Haven: Myra McClure.

• Northport: Abigail Martin, Megan Nealey, Joshua Ramsey.

• Owls Head: Ian Lussier.

• Palermo: Brooke Glidden, Jenna Mae Marcellino.

• Prospect: Terren Hall, Michelle Pickoski.

• Rockland: Philip Andresen, Horatio Cowan, Laura Dodge, Sarah Dow, Danielle Hansen, Julie Herbert, Katie St. Pierre.

• Rockport:  Hannah Berta, Matthew Cavanaugh, Alexis Coleman, Justin Hagelin, Stephanie Littlehale, Campbell Miller, Bryn Nugent, Shane O’Brien, Kevin Ruger, Kristin Wolfe.

• Searsmont: Russell Ackerman, Desiree Arnold, Dylan Lindsey.

• Searsport: Bridget Riffel, Kali Berenyi, Amanda Chaney, Casey Middleswart, Michelle Murnane, Kyle Parks, Nandrea Zito. Caroline Curtis, Kiely McCrea, Jessica Sleeper.

• Stockton Springs: Marisa Higgins, Edith Kershner, Jessica Libby.

• Tenants Harbor: Kelsey Freeman.

• Thomaston: Ryan Hanc, Adriana Lombardo.

• Thorndike: Amanda Mayhew.

• Union: Heather Bilodeau, Karrie Coburn.

• Unity: Angela Nason, Pamela Sprague.

• Vinalhaven: Claire Carter, Taylor Emhart, Chelsea Guptill.

University of New Hampshire

FRANKFORT, Maine — Elizabeth Eden of Frankfort earned high honors and was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at the University of Hew Hampshire in Durham, N.H. Students with a 3.5 to 3.69 average are awarded high honors.

Unity College

UNITY, Maine — Dr. William Trumble has been named vice president for academic affairs at Unity College. He will begin his duties this month.

A researcher, professor and administrator for more than three decades in a variety of settings, most recently Trumble served as provost and vice president of academic affairs at the State University of New York (SUNY), Canton, N.Y.

Trumble holds a doctorate in medical physiology from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas, Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas, and a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Washington State University in Pullman, Wash.

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