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;

These local students were named to the dean’s list from Colgate University for the spring 2020 semester:

— Erica Friedman of Delmar, majoring in psychological science who graduated from Bethlehem Central High School with a grade point average of 3.6 and higher;

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

— Koal Kornfield of Altamont, at Belmont University with a grade point average of 3.5 and higher;

— Alexis Anagnostopulos of Altamont, at Nazareth College with a grade point average of 3.5 nd higher;

“I want to work with animals the rest of my life,” said Widelski, a Pet Tech student at BOCES, while grooming Peaches. 

Guilderland senior in the Capital Region BOCES Manufacturing and Machining Technology program is doing work-based learning two days a week at Ren Tools.

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;