Lions announce winners



The Whitefield Lions Club, of Coopers Mills, sponsored area schools from Chelsea, Jefferson, Whitefield and Windsor in the 2016 Lions International Peace Poster contest with a theme of “A Celebration of Peace.” Winners include, front row, from left to right, Caleb Cyr, Windsor; Hannah Jackson, Whitefield; Abby St. Cyr, Jefferson; and Meagan Michaud, Chelsea. Back, Whitefield Lions President Cindy Lincoln, Barry Tibbetts, chairman of the Whitefield Lions poster contest.

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Students earn degrees from the University of Vermont

Some 2,329 students were awarded a variety of bachelor’s degrees during the University of Vermont’s 215th commencement ceremonies on May 22, in Burlington, Vermont. Approximately 502 advanced degrees were awarded by the UVM Graduate College, and 106 took the oath of Hippocrates following the awarding of their M.D. degrees at ceremonies of the UVM College of Medicine.

The following local students were among the graduates:

Allyson Drummond, of Augusta, graduated cum laude with a bachelor of science in zoology.

Ryan Holm, of Whitefield, graduated with a bachelor of arts in Chinese.

Brenden Wood, of Vassalboro, graduated with a bachelor of arts in Russian.

Area students spend fall in areas across globe

No education is complete without the opportunity to discover the world and our role in the global society. Stonehill college students, in Easton, Massa­chusetts, traveled to countries near and far in the pursuit of knowledge, humanity and service during the fall 2015 semester.

Marissa L. Jordan, of Whitefield, studied in Italy at John Cabot University, Rome. A member of the class of 2017, is studying communication and political science and international studies.

Abigail S. Weston, of Waterville, studied in Germany at Freie Universitat Berlin European Studies Program. A member of the class of 2017, is studying graphic design.