Awards and Achievements

These local students have recently distinguished themselves:

— Emma DeFrancesco of Slingerlands, majoring in Spanish and psychology, has earned a national award for contributions to College of the Holy Cross' Chapter of National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society Sigma Delta Pi;

— Olivia DeVries of Delmar, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. DeVries was initiated at MCPHS University; and

— Lauren Horstmyer of Schenectady, a graduate of Guilderland High School, majoring in natural sciences at Colgate University, has earned the spring 2020 Dean's Award for Academic Excellence.

The following local students have earned the Dean's Award with Distinction from Colgate University: 

— Erica Friedman of Delmar, majoring in psychological science who graduated from Bethlehem Central High School;

— Caitlin Gagan of Slingerlands, majoring in mathematical economics who graduated from Guilderland High School;

— Alexandra Richer of Slingerlands, majoring in mathematical economics who graduated from Bethlehem Central High School;

— Eliza Molinsek of Delmar, majoring in sociology; and 

— Laura Patak Voorheesville, majoring in neuroscience who graduated from Clayton A Bouton Jr-Sr HS.

More Student Kudos

  • These local students were named to the dean’s list or similar honors from their college or university for the Fall 2020 semester:

    — Mira DelSignore of Slingerlands, on provost's list at State University of New York Oneonta with a grade point average of 4.0;

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