Friends & Neighbors: Community members’ achievements

  • Co-workers Anthony Dowland of Easthampton, left, and Marsia Nogueira of Ludlow spend their lunch break at the Alexandra Dawson Conservation Area in Hadley on March 30, 2017.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Aidan Barry, a sophomore at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, won a full-tuition scholarship to study finance at Ireland’s Dublin City University from Education in Ireland and Go Overseas, the leading website for study abroad.

Chava Lansky, Barnard College class of 2017, was recently selected for the 2017 Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program at the Library of Congress. Lansky, a dance major, will be working early Martha Graham dancer Pearl Lang’s collection.

She is a 2012 graduate of the Putney School in Putney, Vermont, and the daughter of Aaron and Gail Lansky.


Katie Keegan was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society at McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland, where she is a senior.

South Hadley

Ashley L. Gray, has been awarded the 2017 John Richard DeMarco Jr. Scholarship at Springfield Technical Community College in Springfield.

Gray earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology, but decided to return to college to pursue a degree in nursing.