CarriageTowneNews.com, Kingston, NH

July 25, 2013

Students on the Rise


Carriage Towne News

---- — Christian Petry, a student from Plaistow, was recently honored as one of the brightest young students in the nation at a statewide awards ceremony for academically advanced children sponsored by The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY). The Center honored Christian, a participant in the CTY Talent Search, for his exceptional performance on a rigorous, above-grade-level test given to academically talented second-through-eighth-grade students. Christian, a student at Pollard Elementary School, was one of more than 40,000 students from over 120 countries who participated in the CTY Talent Search. Because of the difficulty of the tests, only 25 to 30 percent of students who participated earned an invitation to a CTY Awards Ceremony where they are individually honored for their academic performance and potential.

Maura Smith of Atkinson has been named to the Honor Roll for the third quarter at Austin Preparatory School in Reading, MA.

Thirty-three Northern Essex Community College students were inducted into the college’s chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society, an international honor society for two-year college students. Local students honored include: Amanda Van Guilder of Hampstead; Brandon Fitton of Kingston; and Lindsay Elias of Sandown.

Northeastern University is pleased to recognize those students who distinguish themselves academically during the course of the school year. Exeter resident Kevin McLarnon, a Northeastern University student majoring in Chemical Engineering, was recently named to the University’s Dean’s List for the spring semester, which ended in April 2013. In addition to achieving distinction through the dean’s list, Kevin is a member of the University Honors Program, which offers high caliber students the chance to further hone their studies and interests, live in special interest on-campus housing, and participate in one or two honors courses each term.

Rebekah Barr of East Kingston was named to the Rhodes College Honor Roll for the 2013 spring semester. Barr is a graduate of Brewster Academy.

Wentworth Institute of Technology has announced Joseph Cruz of Plaistow has earned Dean’s List recognition for the Spring 2013 semester.

North Shore Community College President Wayne Burton is pleased to announce that the following local students graduated from the college on May 23: Gregory Komornick of Atkinson; Matthew Tulley of East Hampstead; Elaine Meehan of Exeter; Alicia McIntire of Kingston; Crystal Curley of Newton; and Carla Brancaccio of Stratham.

The Red Sox Foundation honored Leah Johnson of Fremont, as a Red Sox Scholar at a Red Sox vs. Cleveland Indians game at Fenway Park in June. The Red Sox Scholars Program is an honor awarded by the Red Sox Foundation, the official team charity of the Boston Red Sox. Through the program, the Red Sox Foundation awarded a $1,000 college scholarship to thirty-five college-bound high school seniors in New Hampshire Public Schools.

At Iowa State University’s spring commencement ceremonies on May 10, 3,769 students received degrees. Sarah Elizabeth Stewart of Atkinson was graduated with a BS in Meteorology.

Tulane University awarded degrees to more than 2,800 graduates on May 18, in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Local student, Patrick I. Coll of Kingston, was graduated from the Tulane University School of Liberal Arts with a Master of Fine Arts degree.

Northeastern University is pleased to recognize those students who distinguish themselves academically during the course of the school year. The following local residents were recently named to the University’s Dean’s List for the spring semester, which ended in April 2013: Brentwood resident Miranda S Beggin, a student majoring in International Business; Exeter resident Olivia M St. Martin, a student majoring in Undeclared; Exeter resident Farris S Nabulsi, a student majoring in Chemical Engineering; Exeter resident Allison Wilson, a student majoring in Communication Studies; and Newfields resident Aaron J Hager, a student majoring in Business Administration.

The following local students received diplomas received a degree from Norwich University at a May 11 commencement ceremony: Christopher R. Cummings of East Kingston, Computer Security - Info Assur.; Zachary R. Arnold of Epping, Mechanical Engineering; Sean P. McCormack of Epping, Communications; Sean Lyon Southworth of Exeter, Management; Daniel Nathan White of Exeter, Criminal Justice; and Nicholas Peter Losapio of Kensington, Engineering Management.