Awards and achievements

These local students have recently distinguished themselves:

Adam Starkman of Slingerlands, is studying aboard this summer as part of a Union College program. Starkman, a junior neuroscience major, is studying in the United States, Canada, England, and The Netherlands, studying each society’s health-care systems and the context of their historical development;

Samuel Heller, a rising University of Vermont sophomore from Slingerlands, has been admitted to UVM’s Honors College. Heller, an English major, joins a group of 91 students who were granted admission to the college at the completion of their first year.

To be admitted to the Honors College as sophomores, students must have a grade-point average of at least 3.4., submit a letter of recommendation from a UVM faculty member, and complete an essay on why they want to be part of the college.

Established in 2004, the UVM Honors College is a community of more than 800 top-performing student scholars who benefit from the program’s rigorous, multidisciplinary academic challenge that complements and enriches the undergraduate experience;

More Student Kudos

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 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.

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