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Cambridge students participate in Olympics of the Visual Arts

Cambridge art students Olivia Begin, Shannon Brainerd, Morgan Couture, Angie Dill, Natalie Giordano, Emma Haynes and Max McClenithan participated in the New York State Art Teachers Association 37th Olympics of the Visual Arts held at the Saratoga Springs City Center. The program provides an opportunity for students to participate in individual or group artistic problem solving, with a new series of problems presented every fall. Students create long-range solutions at their schools, and then travel to the Saratoga Springs City Center to compete on short-range spontaneous problems in a day-long celebration of creativity.

This is just the district's second year participating in this event and last year Shannon Brainerd and Morgan Couture placed second in the photography contest in 2018.

Speaker announced

The Cambridge Central School District announces that Cambridge class of 2008 graduate Derek Pender will speak at this year's graduation ceremony on Friday, June 28 at 7:00 p.m. in school's gymnasium.

Derek attended Binghamton University, graduating in 2012 with a triple major in leadership and consulting, global management and marketing, along with a minor in history.

During his senior year of college, Derek interned for Advancing Inspiration, a boutique coaching firm in Alexandria, Va. He began supporting a CEO installation initiative at a $1B healthcare organization in Washington, D.C., and drove the leadership development and alignment for a Silicon Valley start-up up to and through the point of $120 million sale to Intel. Over the course of six years, Derek helped Advancing Inspiration grow from $250 thousant annual revenue to over $1 million. He has coached CEOs and leadership teams of many industries including healthcare, transportation, fashion, technology, financial services, non-profits, university deans and more. Derek left Advancing Inspiration in 2018 to join Capco, a global management consultancy serving the financial services industry. During his time at Capco he had the privilege of leading engagements and sales in risk, digital, banking, and providing overall strategy and leadership for a $5M account.

Derek left Advancing Inspiration in 2018 to join Capco, a global management consultancy serving the financial services industry. During his time at Capco he had the privilege of leading engagements and sales in risk, digital, banking, and providing overall strategy and leadership for a $5M account.

Local students recognized

Jessica Zappone of Pownal has been named to the Becker College dean's list for the Spring 2019 semester.

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Kevin Gorry of Bennington was recently named to the president's sist at The State University of New York at Potsdam.

Aimee Frank of Arlington and Raili Utiger of Peru were named Presidential Scholars for the spring 2019 semester at Clarkson University.

Maxwell Hoffer of Cambridge, N.Y. was named to the dean's list for the spring 2019 semester at Clarkson University.

Nikita Norman of Eagle Bridge, N.Y. was among 196 SUNY Oneonta students who earned provost's list honors for the spring 2019 semester.

Keira Goodell, of Shaftsbury, recieved the Bernd Heinrich Award in Biology at the annual College of Arts and Sciences Awards Ceremony on May 17.

Amelia Boyd of Cambridge, N.Y. has been named to the dean's list at Hamilton College for the 2019 spring semester.

Local students graduate

Ethan Anderson, of Bennington, Hayley Barriere, of Shaftsbury, Jill Brooks, of West Pawlet, Elliot Buckley, of North Bennington, Molly Elwell, of Arlington, Keira Goodell, of Shaftsbury, Evan Haley, of Pownal, Conor Harrington, of East Dorset, Andrew Herbert, of Dorset, Morgan Howlett, of Bennington, Jesse Keel, of West Rupert, Xue Li, of Bennington, Haylee Manktelow, of Shaftsbury, Cade Nesbitt, of Wilmington, Jesse Nesbitt, of Wilmington, Jacob Normyle, of Bennington, Catherine Redmond, of Manchester, Kara Sampsell, of Bennington, Samantha Sullivan, of Manchester Center and Roy Trugler, of Dorset graduated during commencement ceremonies on May 19 at the University of Vermont.

Emily Patricia Hutton, North Bennington, graduated from Keystone College on May 11.

Elspeth Adair Campbell, daughter of Donald and Margaret Campbell of Bennington, graduated cum laude from Dickinson College on May 20.


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