Ten area students graduate from MMA; 13 make Dean's List

Castine — Maine Maritime Academy recently announced its spring graduates, among them 10 from Waldo County, while 13 local students were named to the academy's Dean's List.

Local MMA graduates are: Kristina Kelley, B. S. degree in marine biology, and Bradley Reed, B. S. degree in power engineering technology, both of Belfast; Ethan Stubbs of Brooks, B. S. degree in marine systems engineering, license track; Jason Hatch of Islesboro, B. S. degree in marine transportation operations; Matthew Mercier of Lincolnville, B. S. degree in marine systems engineering, non-license track; Dylan Drinkwater of Northport, B. S. degree in marine transportation operations; Lillian Slazas of Stockton Springs, B. S. degree in international business and logistics; and Eben Belcher, B. S. degree in marine engineering technology; Molly Howe, B. S. degree in vessel operations and technology; and Andrew Snyder, B. S. degree in marine engineering technology, all of Winterport.

Kelley, Hatch, Slazas and Howe were also among the MMA Dean's List students who earned a grade point average of 3.3 or above on a 4.0 scale. Others named to the Dean's List are:

Hayley Rae of Belfast, majoring in marine transportation operations; Taylor Light-Surek of Belmont, marine engineering technology; Elias Cameron, marine biology, and Logan Fogg, marine engineering operations, both of Lincolnville; Tyler Durant of Searsmont, marine engineering operations; John Pooler of Searsport, marine engineering operations; Daniel Muther of Unity, marine transportation operations; and Logan Poirier, marine systems engineering design, and Patrick Saunders, marine engineering operations, both of Winterport.

Swanville man earns Dean's List honors

Rochester, N.Y. — Grant Richards of Swanville has been named to the Nazareth College Dean's List for the spring semester. Richards is majoring in musical theater.

A student's grade point average must be at least 3.5 or above, and they must complete 12 credit hours of graded work that semester in order to be included on the Dean's List at Nazareth.

Nazareth College is a coeducational, religiously independent college situated in a suburb of Rochester, with 2,000 undergrads and 800 graduate students.

Three area students awarded Maine Law J.D. degrees

Portland — The University of Maine School of Law has awarded J.D. degrees to 77 students, among them three from Waldo County.

Heather Barrows and Taylor Sampson, both of Lincolnville, and Jon Johnson of Winterport received their J.D. degrees in a ceremony May 16 in Merrill Auditorium.

The law school also awarded more than two dozen merit awards to graduates. Sampson was among the merit award recipients, receiving one of two Maine State Bar Association Pro Bono Student Awards.

Those awards are presented to students whose law-related service to the community, without compensation or education credit, exemplifies the legal profession's tradition of pro bono service. Recipients are selected by the dean and faculty after consultation with the president of the Maine State Bar Association.

Max Lewis awarded Internship Fellowship

Max C. Lewis of Lincolnville has been awarded an Internship Fellowship for the summer 2015 session at St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y. Lewis is a member of the Class of 2016 and is majoring in environmental studies-economics.

Lewis received the Mona Eliassen Taliaferro and David Taliaferro 2015 Internship Fellowship sponsored by Craighead Institute. He attended Proctor Academy.

Established in 1997, the Internship Fellowship Award is designed to promote leadership and career development opportunities for undergraduate students. The awarded is meant to help offset living and transportation expenses incurred during the student's internship experience.

Two Waldo County women named to Dean's List

Boston — Kerenza Thompson of Morrill and Janelle Winship of Prospect have been named to the Dean's List for the spring semester at Emmanuel College.

To earn a spot on the Dean's List, Emmanuel students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for a 16-credit semester. Founded in 1919 by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, Emmanuel College is a Catholic, coeducational, liberal arts and sciences, residential college with a 17-acre campus in the heart of Boston's educational, scientific, cultural and medical communities.

Schweikert named to Stonehill Dean's List

Easton, Mass. — Swanville native Kaitlyn Schweikert, a member of the class of 2015, was named to the spring 2015 Dean's List at Stonehill College.

To qualify for the Dean's List, students must have a semester grade point average of 3.50 or better and must have completed successfully all courses for which they were registered.

Schweikert is a healthcare administration/psychology major at the college.

NHS inductees at Mount View

Thorndike — Mount View High School announced 23 students were inducted into the National Honor Society this spring. They are:

Eliana Albright, James Blanchette, Jeremy Butler, Donna Chason, Elizabeth Clifford, Robert Curtis, Seth Davis, Micaela Ellis, Risa Fox, Christina Hall, Hadriane Hatfield, Daniel Heard, Donald Hustus, Jordan King, Meredith Picard, Krysta Porter, Alexis Prescott, Lillian Redwine, Brianna Robbins, Zeandra Ryder, Austyn Thomas, Megan Thompson and Kate West.