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Friends and Neighbors: Community members’ accomplishments

  • Peter Lodzieski, right, 5, and brother Ben, 3, of Florence try a "Chocolate Sprinkles" variety of cherry tomato during a tasting at Red Fire Farm's 17th annual Tomato Festival in Granby on Saturday, August 26, 2017.


Sunday, September 10, 2017
Amherst

Kailey Tobin and Erin O’Connor, both graduates of Amherst Regional High School, have earned the spring semester dean’s award with distinction at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York.

Belchertown

Lewis Berger, son of Joseph and Cecilia Berger, has been named to the dean’s list at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. He is a 2014 graduate of Belchertown High School.

Hadley

Adam Mokrzecki has been named to the spring semester dean’s list at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Mokrzecki is an environmental science major who was selected to participate in a soil collection and analysis research program in Kansas during the last week in August. He is working as an intern for a Massachusetts based environmental consulting firm.

Oliver Rodgers will attend Castleton University in Castleton, Vermont, beginning this fall.

Pelham

Pearl H. Burgoff received a $4,000 scholarship from the Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts. Burgoff studies marking at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her father, James, is a member of Pacific Lodge in Amherst.

Bates College

The following local students have been named to the winter semester dean’s list at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.

Anna Kandel of Pelham, daughter of Dr. Georganne Greene and Dr. Andrea C. Kandel and a 2014 graduate of Amherst Regional High School, majoring in chemistry.

Ankrish Milne of Amherst, son of Shalini Milne and a 2013 graduate of Amherst Regional High School, majoring in biology.

Dunkin’ Donuts
scholarship winners

Western Massachusetts Dunkin’ Donuts franchises have awarded $1,000 scholarships to local students. The scholarship program has awarded over $595,000 to Western Massachusetts students, to date. Local honorees include Maya Dechiara of Shutesbury.

Ithaca College

Recent local graduates of the college in Ithaca, New York, include Cienna Lyon and Shannon O’Leary, both of Belchertown, and Elizabeth Mabee and Christine Adams, both of Amherst.

The following local students were named to the spring semester dean’s list at Ithaca College:

Clare Kelly of Amherst; Rebecca Harrington of South Deerfield; and Zoe Barker of Sunderland.

Nichols College

The following local students were named to the spring semester dean’s list at the college in Dudley:

Laura Freeman, Christopher Noga, and Lauren Noga, all of Belchertown; and Megan Gardner of South Deerfield. Lauren Noga received her degree from the university this spring.

UMass Lowell

Local residents named to the spring semester dean’s list at the University of Massachusetts Lowell include:

Amherst: Seth Ledoux, majoring in English

Belchertown: Allison Daly, majoring in biology,
Jacob Girard
, majoring in business administration, and Helen Hale, majoring in exercise physiology

Sunderland: Marshall O’Leary, majoring in mechanical engineering

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