These local Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical Education students earned the right to compete April 22 to 24 at SkillsUSA championships in Syracuse after placing among the top finishers in each of their events during a regional competition conducted in Schenectady last month:

"I am creative and I like building stuff," said Chris Brumley, a student at Voorheesville who is pursuing a career in engineering.

These local students have been named to the dean’s list or received a similar honor from their college or university for the fall 2014 semester:

Christina E. Noval, the daughter of Stan and Marilyn Noval of Guilderland, at The College of Saint Rose;

These local students have recently distinguished themselves:

HAMILTON — The following students have been recognized for their academic achievement during the fall 2014 semester at Colgate University:

— James Carroll, a Peace and Conflict Studies major from Slingerlands, a graduate of Bethlehem Central High School;