Awards and achievements

These local students have recently distinguished themselves:

Luke A. Peleggi of Slingerlands has been inducted into St. Lawrence University’s chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon, the international honorary society for economics. Peleggi, a member of the Class of 2014 at St. Lawrence, is majoring in economics. Peleggi graduated from Bethlehem Central High School;

Benjamin Goes from Guilderland High School is a winner in the 45th annual national Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship Competition, granted to high school seniors for the best all around presentations including a explanation of why they are planning careers in government service.

Goes has a black belt in martial arts and remodels homes. He has awards for excellence in English, science, and math and writes for the school newspaper. He is in the Masterminds Competitive Academic Club is a member of the track and field team, the tennis team, and volunteers at Capital City Rescue Mission, and the New York Regional Food Bank;

More Student Kudos

These local students have recently distinguished themselves:

— Stephanie Mason of Altamont is slated to graduate in 2017 from Berne-Knox-Westerlo High School and intends to enroll in the veterinary technology program at Alfred State.

Maia Regan and Joanna Chen

This year, four of the 107 competitors at the Capital Region Spelling Bee at Proctor’s Theatre will be from Guilderland’s Farnsworth Middle School.

Students Named to the Marist College Dean's List for the Fall 2016 Semester

These local students were named to the Marist College Dean’s List for the fall 2016 semester:

— Andrew Burns of Slingerlands, a member of the Class of 2019 who is majoring in computer science;

These local athletes have recently distinguished themselves at their college or university: