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Brian Valdini Participates in Siena College’s Theatre Production, “Anti Gone Today”

The Siena College Creative Arts Department and Stage III theatre club presented “Anti Gone Today,” a new spin on the Greek classic “Antigone”, in performances this November.

Brian Valdini served as a Scene Shop Student. Valdini, a resident of Colchester, is a Freshman Biology major at Siena.

Directed by Professor of Creative Arts Mahmood Karimi-Hakak, MFA, SED, the show infused today’s political landscape into the Sophocles tragedy. Tapes of speeches by President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney were integrated into the performance to add references that could be understood by today’s audience.

 

Area Residents Make the Dean’s List at RIT

The following local residents made the Dean’s List for Fall 2012 quarter at Rochester Institute of Technology:

Taylor Carpenter of Colchester, Conn., a third-year student in RIT’s B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences.
Andrew De Voe of Colchester, Conn., a third-year student in RIT’s B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences.
Jeremy Dominijanni of East Lyme, Conn., a third-year student in RIT’s B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences.
Cole Dubord of East Lyme, Conn., a third-year student in RIT’s College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.
Kyle Jackson of Stonington, Conn., a fourth-year student in RIT’s College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.
Andrew Kline of Gales Ferry, Conn., a first-year student in RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering.
Maxwell Levesque of Colchester, Conn., a first-year student in RIT’s B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences.
Megan Minucci of Niantic, Conn., a first-year student in RIT’s College of Health Sciences and Technology.
Erin Moore of Voluntown, Conn., a first-year student in RIT’s College of Science.

 

Sarah Watson Selected as Gettysburg College David Wills Scholar

Sarah Watson of Essex, a current first-year student at Gettysburg College was awarded a David Wills Scholarship by the College. Gettysburg College recognizes students’ academic achievement in high school by awarding merit scholarships. The David Wills Scholarship goes to top-ranking applicants based upon their grade-point average, class rank, and SAT or ACT scores.

 

Local Students Earn High Honor Roll distinction for Fall 2012 at Pomfret School

The following area students were was recently named to the High Honor Roll for the fall term at Pomfret School.

Alicia Brisson of Colchester, a member of the Pomfret class of 2014, earned the distinction of High Honors with a 3.5 average and no grade below a B-.
Amanda Kewer of Oakdale, a member of the Pomfret class of 2015, earned the distinction of High Honors with a 3.5 average and no grade below a B-.
Breana Lohbusch of Lebanon, a member of the Pomfret class of 2016, earned the distinction of High Honors with a 3.5 average and no grade below a B-.

 

Daniel Perrotta Jr.  Graduates from York College of Pennsylvania

Daniel Perrotta Jr. of Groton, CT, graduated from York College of Pennsylvania on Dec. 19. Perrotta Jr. earned a BS degree in Biology.

 

Area students earn fall season athletic awards at Pomfret School

Pomfret School recently announced the recipients of the school’s deeded sports awards and other distinctions earned by varsity athletes for the fall sports season.

Lindsay Barber of Stonington, a member of the varsity field hockey team, made the NEPSAC All-tournament team. Lindsay is a member of the Pomfret class of 2013.
Amanda Kewer of Oakdale, a member of the varsity field hockey team, received the Coaches’ Award.. Amanda is a member of the Pomfret class of 2015.
Mark Kozlowski of Oakdale, a member of the varsity soccer team, made the NEPSAC soccer Junior Bowl.. Mark is a member of the Pomfret class of 2014.

 

 Sierra  Hollingsworth of Uncasville named to Harding University Dean’s List

Uncasville resident Sierra Hollingsworth, a sophomore at Harding University, is among more than 1,000 University students included on the dean’s list for grades achieved during the fall semester.

The dean’s list is published each semester by Dr. Larry Long, university provost, honoring those who have achieved high scholarship. To be eligible, a student must be carrying 12 or more hours with a 3.65 or higher grade-point average and no incompletes.

 

 Rebecca Holdridge, of Groton, Wins Campo Scholarship at Eastern Connecticut State University

Rebecca Holdridge ’13, a senior from Groton majoring in English at Eastern Connecticut State University, has been named the recipient of the University’s Constance Campo Scholarship. Holdridge was presented the award on Dec. 5 during the English Department’s “English Night.”

Holdridge maintains a GPA of 3.98 and is vice president of the Sigma Tau Delta, the national English honor society, and also serves as secretary of Eastern’s Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honor society.

 

Berry College: Local Students Named to Dean’s List

The following local students have been named to the fall 2012 Dean’s List at Berry College:

Kristan Dziurzynski of North Stonington, CT
Missy Smith of Uncasville, CT

To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a student must carry a semester GPA of 3.5 or better.

 

Amanda M.  Woods Makes the President’s List at Coastal Carolina University

Amanda M. Woods, a Elementary Education major from Gales Ferry, CT, has made the President’s List at Coastal Carolina University for the Fall 2012 term.

To qualify for the President’s List, students must earn a 4.0 grade point average. All students must be enrolled full time.

 

Local Students Named to Dean’s List at University of Delaware

Several local students have been named to the University of Delaware’s Dean’s List for Fall 2012. Those students include:

Alexandra Buckingham, of East Lyme, Buckingham.
Emma Fontaine, of Norwich, Fontaine.
Taylor Gelinas, of Waterford, Gelinas.
Calvin Linderman, of Old Lyme, Linderman.
Elizabeth Luketich, of Mystic, Luketich.
Emily Mooradian, of East Lyme, Mooradian.
Rebecca Runkle, of Lebanon, Runkle.
Karie Simmons, of East Lyme, Simmons.
Stephen Uccello, of Amston, Uccello.
Courtney Vinchesi, of Old Lyme, Vinchesi.

To meet eligibility requirements for the Dean’s List, a student must be enrolled full-time and earn a GPA of 3.33 or above for the semester.

 

Local students honored for outstanding academic achievement at The Citadel

The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, honored the following students with Gold Stars for academic excellence during the fall semester of the 2012-2013 academic year.

Gold Stars are awarded to students that achieve a 3.7 grade point average or higher. Gold Star recipients will be recognized during a military dress parade on Jan. 25.

Cameron Sean Pollard (a cadet), of Gales Ferry, CT. Major: Political Science . Home zip: 06335
Joshua James Tassone (a cadet), of Oakdale, CT. Major: Civil Engineering . Home zip: 06370

Gold Stars are worn on the collar of the cadet full dress and dress uniforms and the summer leave uniform.

 

SUNY Potsdam Student Ellen Lehet Earns Spot on College’s President’s List

Ellen Lehet of Waterford, CT, was recently named to the President’s List at The State University of New York at Potsdam. Lehet, whose major is Mathematics, was among nearly 900 SUNY Potsdam students who were honored for academic excellence.

President Dr. John F. Schwaller honored a total of 884 SUNY Potsdam students for earning the highest marks in the Fall 2012 semester.

To achieve the honor of being on the President’s List, each student must have satisfactorily completed 12 numerically-graded semester hours, with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.