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Fisher Honor Roll

ARLINGTON -- Fisher Elementary School has completed its second academic trimester and announced the following honors for fourth and fifth grade students. To receive honors students must meet GPA requirements.

Grade 5 Honors: Bryce Harrington, Danielle Moscarello, Lauren Travers, Dominic Whalen, Lewis Whalen.

Grade 4 High Honors: Jason Caggiano, Emma Hoover.

Grade 4 Honors: Austin Carrier, Taryn Coon, Montgomery Crane, Hayden Curtis, Sophie Granger, Cameron McDermott, Cameron Morris, Kolby Naaktgeboren, Tyler Seeley.

For more information about academics at Fisher Elementary, contact Principal Deanne Lacoste at or 802-375-6409. Visit the Fisher website at Hoosac School Honor Roll

HOOSICK, N.Y. -- Hoosac School announces the Honor Roll for Trimester 2, March 2014:

High Honors:

Will Clifford, III Form, from Hoosick Falls, N.Y.

Trevor Farrell, VI Form, from Shaftsbury

Julia Kopala, IV Form, from Bennington

Haylee Manktelow, VI Form, from Salem, N.Y.

Hannah Porcelli, III Form, from Petersburg, N.Y.

Jacob Ratelle, V Form, from Cambridge, N.Y.

Stephen Yetto, III Form, from Troy, N.Y.


Benjamin Adrion, III Form, from Petersburg, N.Y.

Maxx Barnhill, IV Form, from Petersburg, N.Y.

Oliver Crawford, III Form, from Hoosick, N.Y.

William Kennedy, II Form, from Eagle Bridge, N.Y.

Taylor Schnoop, III Form, from Hoosick Falls, N.Y.

St. Mary’s Academy Honor Roll

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- St. Mary’s Academy is proud to announce the Honor Roll for the third marking period:

High Honors with Distinction: Maggie Brown, Stephanie Merwin.

High Honors: Keelyn Bradley, Aidan Breese, Ben Epler, Victoria Gorman, Sam LaPell, Kayli Menneto.

Honors: Fred Adrion, Andrew Crawford, Alyssa Hasbrouck, Carissa Hasbrouck, Eva Helft, Heather Hyde, Mitchel Jones, Jonathan Kempf, John Loughlin, Sarah Martin, Daisy Perez, Lachlan Rodgers, Dmitri Rose, Grace Wysocki.

Merit List: Madison Jones and Noreen McAuliffe.

Long Trail students present at Vt. EPSCoR Science Symposium

DORSET -- Long Trail students Mark Edmunds, Garrett Hastings and Hannah Phelps shared their research about the Mettowee River with university scientists, graduate and undergraduate students and other high school students at the recent 2014 Vermont EPSCoR Science Symposium at the Sheraton Hotel-Burlington. As the culmination of a year of monitoring and data collection, this presentation gave the students a chance to showcase their findings on biological indicators of water quality in the Mettowee. Science department chair Scott Worland commended the trio on their mature and scholarly approach to academic research and analysis. EPSCoR, the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, seeks to meet the National Science Foundation’s mandate to promote scientific progress in the U.S.

Although the symposium is mainly targeted at college and university groups, Long Trail School has been presenting at this symposium as collaborators for several years.

Beinecke scholarship awarded

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Sam O’Donnell, a junior at Williams College, has been awarded a Beinecke Scholarship in support of his graduate education. The scholarship grants $4,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 during graduate school.

A classics and comparative literature double major from Ventura, Calif., O’Donnell plans to write a senior thesis in comparative literature next year, looking at classical texts through a postmodern lens. After graduation, he hopes to go directly into a Ph.D. program.

MountainOne creates scholarship for MCLA students affected by NARH closing

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts has announced that MountainOne Financial has donated $25,000 to establish a scholarship aid fund at the College to assist promising students whose family’s financial resources have been negatively affected by the recent closure of North Adams Regional Hospital.

"We are grateful to MountainOne for their generous donation to provide financial help for students affected by the hospital’s closure, so they can continue their studies at the College," MCLA President Mary K. Grant said.

"MountainOne’s gift is a terrific example of the spirit of community that exists in this region."

The contribution will allow for as many as 10 students, each to receive a $2,500 scholarship.

To qualify, the students must attend MCLA full-time, be in good academic standing, be enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program, and be able to demonstrate unmet financial need due to the NARH closure.

To be considered, students may submit an application through the MCLA Financial Aid Office in Eldridge Hall on the MCLA campus, or complete it online at

MountainOne Financial is a mutual holding company headquartered in North Adams, Mass. MountainOne Financial is a subsidiary of MountainOne Financial, and includes the following divisions: Williamstown Savings Bank; South Coastal Bank; Coakley, Pierpan, Dolan & Collins Insurance; Stevenson & Co. Insurance; True North Insurance; and True North Financial.

To learn more, contact MCLA’s Office of Financial Aid, 413-662-5219.


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