EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

June 24, 2009

People in the news


Stephanie Baez, daughter of Juan Baez of Lawrence and a senior accounting major at Salem State College, has been awarded two national accounting scholarships. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), which annually provides scholarships to minority students demonstrating exceptional academic achievement, leadership and commitment to pursuing the CPA designation, awarded Baez one of its Minority Accounting Students Scholarships for the 2008 academic year. Baez also received a second nationally-competitive scholarship from the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA). In April 2008, she was the recipient of an OSRAM Sylvania scholarship as well.

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Sara A. Morin, a history major at Salem State College, was named to the dean's list for the spring 2009 semester. She is a 2006 graduate of Methuen High School.

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Shane Percival of Andover has graduated from the Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Company (MBCR) to become a locomotive engineer. Percival, who will operate commuter rail trains throughout Eastern Massachusetts, is part of MBCR's fourth class of locomotive engineers.

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Sara Lefman of Andover has graduated summa cum laude from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Lefman has been admitted to the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She is the daughter of Jeffrey Lefman and the late Deborah Lefman. She is the granddaughter of Frances Fay of Methuen.

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Edwin Santana of Methuen earned honorable mention for his entry "Myth Busters: Gasoline" at Essex Aggie's annual science fair. Santana is a senior.

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Cody Gagne of Methuen earned honorable mention for his entry "Electric Study" at Essex Aggie's annual science fair. Gagne is a freshman.

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Betsaida Maitre of Methuen earned high honors on Haverhill High School's second quarter honor roll.

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Ashley Ahern, Jessica Pulido, Colleen Ritzer, and Lindsay Schoen, all of Andover, were named to the dean's list at Assumption College for the fall 2008 semester.

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Alison DeVita and Alyson Shaheen, both of Methuen, were named to the dean's list at Assumption College for the fall 2008 semester.

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Natalia Przewozniak, a high school senior from Andover, has been named a Henry Wells Scholar at Wells College.

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The following Andover residents qualified for the fall semester dean's list at Babson College — John Chartier, Jessica Huang, Rachel Licciardi, and Katherine Nichols.

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Jason Haddad of Methuen has been named to the fall semester dean's list at Babson College.

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Victoria Gibson and Gregory Keshian, both of North Andover, have qualified for the fall semester dean's list at Babson College.

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Melissa Mann of Methuen was named to the dean's list for the fall 2008 semester at Fairfield University. Mann is a double major in English and Spanish. She is the daughter of Edward and Christine Mann.

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Deven Neel of Methuen has been named to the dean's list for the second quarter at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). A third-year student in RIT's College of Liberal Arts, Neel is studying international relations, and will be studying in Japan, at Kanazawa Institute of Technology (KIT) this summer. He is a 2006 graduate of Methuen High School. He is the son of Kevin and Patricia Neel.

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Molly Prudden of Andover was named the dean's list for academic achievement during the 2008 fall semester at Colby-Sawyer College. A member of the class of 2012, she is a child development major.

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Chloe Sempere of Andover was named the dean's list for academic achievement during the 2008 fall semester at Colby-Sawyer College. A member of the class of 2011, she is a studio art major.

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Kara Gulezian of North Andover was named the dean's list for academic achievement during the 2008 fall semester at Colby-Sawyer College. A member of the class of 2012, she is a nursing major.

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Brian Goodhue of North Andover has earned an associate in science in nursing from Excelsior College.

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The following Andover residents were named to the fall 2008 dean's list at Roger Williams University — Alysa Holber, Holly Schoen, Andrea Miller, and Noah Starr.

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Jessica Finocchiaro of Lawrence was named to the fall 2008 dean's list at Roger Williams University. She is a senior majoring in English literature and American studies.

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Hope Fried of Andover, a senior at The Governor's Academy in Byfield, will spend next year studying at a boarding school in England, deferring for a year her matriculation at college in the United States.

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Christopher Crane, formerly of Andover, was presented with the Eagle badge during a Court of Honor Ceremony at South Church in Andover. Crane completed his Eagle project by recording the oral histories of eight war veterans. He presented the recordings and a short video chronicling their stories to the Westford Museum as part of an ongoing historic preservation effort. A senior at Westford Academy, Crane has been accepted into the School of Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He will be playing his violin this summer on a European Tour through Austria, Italy and Germany with American Music Abroad.

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The following Methuen residents were named to the fall 2008 dean's list at Roger Williams University — Keith Doucot, Elizabeth Kelly, and Julie Fisher.

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Sarah Dion, Allison Joyce and Brittany Isenhart, all of Andover, were named to the dean's list for the fall 2008 semester at Westfield State College.

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The following North Andover residents were named to the dean's list for the fall 2008 semester at Westfield State College — Emily Howlett, Kelly Wray, Ellen Bruynell, Nikea Panopoulos, and Christopher Crocker.

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The following Methuen residents were named to the dean's list for the fall 2008 semester at Westfield State College — Samantha Monroe, Stephanie Servideo, Rebecca O'Connell, Ryan Hajjar, Amanda Getchell, and Jennifer Ladd.

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Emily Evans, a sophomore at Connecticut College, took part in "Three Weeks Notice," the Dance Club's spring performance. Evans choreographed "Cricket on the Hearth" and danced in "Rewind Maturity," "Spacial Relations" and "Two Thirds." A 2007 graduate of Andover High School, she is the daughter of Jennifer and John Evans of Andover.

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