EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

January 2, 2013

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---- — Katie Sullivan of North Andover, a sixth grade student at Landmark Middle School in Manchester by the Sea, raised $415 for Camp No Limits. Sullivan sponsored a dress down day to raise funds for the camp. Camp No Limits is for children who do not have all of their limbs. The camp teaches kids that they are not alone and how to overcome their disabilities. This is the second year that Sullivan has raised money for Camp No Limits.

John Sullivan of Methuen became an Eagle Scout in a court of honor held at St. Lucy Parish in Methuen by Troop 60 on Dec. 2. Sullivan was honored by Mayor Zanni and a flag was flown in his honor over MIT Lincoln Labs in Lexington. His Eagle Scout project, which consisted of landscaping a new area on the St. Lucy Parish grounds, was completed in April with the help of many volunteers.

Casey Ann O’Brien of North Andover was a member of the winning student advertising team from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications that won first place at the 2012 American Advertising Federation (AAF) regional competition (District 2), held in New York City. The students presented on a campaign they developed to help car manufacturer Nissan appeal to multicultural millennials. The team will compete at the AAF national convention in Austin, Texas in June. O’Brien is an advertising and Spanish language, literature and culture major.

Air Force Reserve Airman Arthur Collins II graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Collins is a 2005 graduate of Lawrence High School. He is the son of Maria Vega of Lawrence.

Renee Giorgetti, daughter of Dr. Michael and Marietta Giorgetti of North Andover, a first-year student at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM), participated in the college’s annual White Coat Ceremony to formally recognize the transition students make from lay persons to those assuming the responsibility of physicians.

Maria Borrelli, daughter of Anthony and Beverly Borrelli of Methuen, a first-year student at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM), participated in the college’s annual White Coat Ceremony to formally recognize the transition students make from lay persons to those assuming the responsibility of physicians.

Sarah Tomasz, daughter of Peter and Brenda Tomasz of North Andover, a first-year student at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM), participated in the college’s annual White Coat Ceremony to formally recognize the transition students make from lay persons to those assuming the responsibility of physicians.

The Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences announces that Jane Azzi has been named to the dean’s list for the summer 2012 semester. Azzi, who is pursuing a doctor of pharmacy, is set to graduate in 2013. She is the daughter of Amal and Salim Azzi of Methuen.

John Mange Jr. of North Andover received the 21st Century Leader award for far-ranging achievement, initiative and social awareness during the undergraduate commencement at the University of Massachusetts Amherst on May 11. Mange was a music major from UMass Amherst’s Commonwealth Honors College with concentrations in trumpet performance, music education and music theory. He was the founding president of the campus’ Sigma Alpha Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfon ia Music Fraternity and will represent it at the national organization’s upcoming convention. While on campus Mange performed five solo trumpet recitals and one conducting recital.

For two years he was a drum major for the Minuteman Marching Band, and this spring he served as the interim choir director at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Amherst. Mange received the music department’s 2010 Presser Award for outstanding achievement as a music major.

Mange hopes to teach instrumental music at the secondary level for several years before pursuing a graduate degree in wind or orchestral conducting.

Scott Harris of North Andover presented “Does Feminine Birth Control Effect Condom Usage Among IUP Students?” at the seventh annual Undergraduate Scholars Forum at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He is the son of Meg Harris and David Kibler and a 2008 graduate of North Andover High School. Close to 200 students participated in the event, which showcased original undergraduate research, art work or performing arts compositions.

Andover High School’s boys’ basketball fan group, “Jack’s Jungle,” recently raised $1,000 for the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence. The funds were raised through the sale of Jack’s Jungle T-shirts. The money will be used to purchase movie tickets for teen club members for Christmas.

Alicia Knight of Lawrence was one of 15 Salem State University students who received the OSRAM Sylvania Scholarship Award. The award is given to business students with the highest grade point average in their concentrations of accounting and finance, management and marketing and decision sciences.

Army Pvt. Luz Brenz has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.

Brenz, a 2009 graduate of Lawrence High School, is the daughter of Luz Mirabal of Lawrence.

Bowdoin College held its annual Sarah and James Bowdoin Day ceremony Sept. 28, to honor those undergraduates who distinguish themselves by excellence in scholarship. Those students who are designated Sarah and James Bowdoin Scholars are in the top 20 percent of each class for the previous academic year. The following local Sarah and James Bowdoin Scholars are — Michelle Wiener of Andover, Thomas Ferlito of North Andover, Michael McQuillan of Andover and William Ossoff of Andover.

Benjamin Cook and Lydia Mesler, students from Colgate University’s class of 2015, have been inducted into the Colgate chapter of Phi Eta Sigma, the national scholastic honorary society that recognizes the outstanding academic achievement of first-year students. Cook and Mesler are graduates of Andover High School.

Matthew Gibbs of Andover took part in an internship this fall through SUNY Oswego’s Experience-Based Education program. Gibbs, a senior accounting major, interned at Office of Learning Services, SUNY Oswego campus. The Experience-Based Education program places students in internships and career awareness opportunities that allow them to earn college credits while garnering life experiences.

Jamie Charest of Methuen graduated from Saint Joseph’s College of Maine in September with a bachelor of science in general studies.

Amanda Ng of Andover has been named to the dean’s list at the Savannah College of Art and Design for the fall 2012 quarter 2012.

Tuyet-Trang Le of Lawrence has been named to the dean’s list at the Savannah College of Art and Design for the fall 2012 quarter 2012.

Tiffany Yee of North Andover, a student at Merrimack College, was inducted into the college’s Pi Delta Phi National French Honor Society. Yee was nominated in recognition of her outstanding academic achievement in the French language and literature.

Stacey Cunningham and Salma Tazi, both of North Andover, graduated from Boston University in September 2012.

Andrew Dwyer and Peter Galvin, both of Andover, graduated from Boston University in September 2012.

Laura Casado of Lawrence graduated from Boston University in September 2012.

Skarlyn Rodriguez, a Denison University student from Lawrence, is studying off-campus for the fall 2012 semester. Rodriguez, a member of the class of 2014, is studying with the Danish Institute for Study Abroad Program in Denmark.

Eastern Connecticut State University has welcomed Alexis Apel of Methuen to the University Honors Program. Freshmen are admitted to the program by the University Honors Council on the basis of their high school standing, accomplishments, and recommendations, only after they have been accepted into the university. Apel’s major is sociology.

Camille Black of Andover, a junior at Gettysburg College, spent the fall 2012 semester studying in Denmark through the college’s off-campus study abroad program.

Matthew Burns, a senior at Connecticut College, performed in the Dance Department’s fall concert titled “Title Goes Here,” Dec. 7 and 8 in the college’s Palmer Auditorium. Burns is a 2009 graduate of Kimball Union Academy. He is the son of Eric and Judith Burns of Methuen.

Local residents were recently honored at the University of Massachusetts Lowell’s second annual Celebration of Scholarship Luncheon. Honorees included — John Huston of Methuen, Ross Marchand of North Andover, Ashley Metcalf of Methuen, Zuleima Miranda of Lawrence, Shakira Moreta of Lawrence, Nancy Ngo of Methuen, Karina Pena of Andover, Alexander Soucy of North Andover, Connor Sullivan of North Andover, David Van Schalkwijk of Andover, and Derek Winslow of Methuen.

Jennifer Liang of North Andover earned a bachelor of science degree in new media marketing from Rochester Institute of Technology’s E. Philip Saunders College of Business in the summer 2012 quarter.

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Bennett Westgate has graduated from the U.S. Navy’s Nuclear Power School at Naval Nuclear Power Training Command in Goose Creek, S.C.

Nuclear Power School is a rigorous six-month course that trains officers and enlisted students in the science and engineering fundamental to the design, operation, and maintenance of naval nuclear propulsion plants.

Graduates next undergo additional instruction at a prototype training unit before serving as a Surface Warfare Officer aboard a nuclear-powered surface ship or as an Electronics Technician aboard a nuclear-powered submarine.

Westgate is a 2009 graduate of North Andover High School. He is the son of Verne Westgate and Robin Ellington of North Andover.

Derek Witt of Andover made the dean’s list for the fall 2012 quarter at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Benjamin Murphy of Andover earned honors on the honor roll for the fall term at Pomfret School.

Meredith Anthoine of Andover earned the distinction of high honors and was named to the high honor roll for the fall term at Pomfret School.