BirthsGifford Medical Center

A boy, Elijah Nathaniel Berte, was born May 11, 2020, to Jacqueline Earb and Ryan Berte of Northfield.

A boy was born May 14, 2020, to Andrew and Eliza (Murawski) McAvoy of Graniteville.

A girl, Olivia Nikita Phillips May 15, 2020, to Shawn and Tina (Baraw) Phillips of Barre.

College newsRyan Fay of Waterbury earned a master’s degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, from McDaniel College.

Local students awarded degrees at the University of Vermont’s 220th commencement include:

Elizabeth Aitchison, Victoria Biondolill, Grayson Glosser, Liam Hogan, Timothy LaCombe, Katherine Paterson, Zachary Renaud, all of Barre; Shelby McManis of Berlin; Nicholas Daigle, Jacob Senecal, Griffin Shaw, Rebecca Towle, all of Bradford; Owen Bruning, William Hogan, both of Cambridge; Morgan Gray of Danville; Deirdre Charles, Lincoln Pierce, both of Duxbury; Rose Breen, Charlotte Coughlin, Sierra Keon, all of East Burke; Kagan Beachum, Kaleb Olsacher, Tehya Weston, all of East Calais; Jaxson Hussey, Timber Wright, both of East Hardwick; Cilla Wanzer of East Montpelier; Levi Vaughan of East Thetford; Jacob Parrett of Eden Mills; Kayla Carr of Elmore; Tanner Coffin, Talar Gelenian, Moriah Ludwig, all of Fairlee; Adrian Bedard, Lauren Lamberton, both of Groton; Isabel Colby of Hardwick; Alexander Audet of Hyde Park; Brynn Nuse of Johnson; Janey Masi of Lowell; Autumn Lee of Lyndonville; Summer Haverick of Marshfield; Sydney Baskind, Kia’Rae Hanron, Steven Hepp, Christopher Keller, Nora Murphy, Audrey Oliver, Joshua Pace, Britt Richardson, Michael Roach, Sadie St. John, Zachary Vanden Bergh, all of Montpelier; David Levin-Walker, Aenea Mead, Curtis Wilcox, all of Moretown; Carter Beeman, Sara Casparian, Bradley Jewett, all of Morristown; McKenna Black, Reem Bou-Nacklie, Hazel Brewster, Aidan Coles, Kaitlyn Jewett, Jennifer Stearns, Jared Trombley, all of Morrisville; Preston Murphy, Chloe Sardonis, Ruth Snow, Emma Stephens, Abraham Tautfest, all of Northfield; Ian Beall, Zachary Flaherty, Joseph-Henry John, Jade McMillan, all of Plainfield; Jennifer Ulz of Post Mills; Matthew Mills, Olivia Myrick, Lydiana Pelletier, Abigail Zani, all of Randolph; Zachary Favreau-Smith, Emily Fletcher, Jacob Houde, Connor McCarthy, Jack Sullivan, all of St. Johnsbury; Krystal Parent of South Barre; George Essex, Tanner James, both of South Strafford; Rachael Barr, Hunter Carpenter, Paige Hamilton, Nicholas Meerburg, Alex Percy, Ben Wasser, Rachael Wells, Shira Wolf, Bryce Zicarelli, all of Stowe; Julio Lopez Linehan of Strafford; Ryan Flanagan of Thetford Center; Louisa Holbrook, Sadie Holbrook, both of Tunbridge; Maija Bradley of Vershire; Jascha Herlihy, Karl Peterson, Emeric Rochford, all of Waitsfield; Maggie Delaney of Warren; Reilly Osadchey Brown of Washington; Jamie Benson, Emma Helmken, Eric Mackey, Clayton Scott, Ashley Tang, Abigail Willey, all of Waterbury; Anna Belongia, Blake Duffy, Haley Hammond, all of Waterbury Center; Xavier Giddings, Andrew Nadeau, John O’Neill, all of Waterford; Gregory Thivierge of Williamstown; and Marie Russ of Worcester.

Jack Schneider, of Morrisville, has graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Marketing Concentration, from Becker College.

Eli Russ of Bradford and Shane Lafountain of Waterville graduated from Paul Smith’s College.

Local students named to the University of Vermont dean’s list include:

Elizabeth Aitchison, Andrew Crompton, Craig Farnham, Ella Hilton-Vanosdall, Zoe Macdonald, Ella Mccarthy, Jordyn Michaud, Lauren Morse, Stella Otis, Whitney Renaud, all of Barre; Lydia Pierce of Berlin; Lillian Bartlett, Zoe Barton, Zach Fogg, all of Bradford; Samuel Fought of Calais; Ryan Parker, Alexis Soychak, both of Cambridge; Alexis Allen, Maegan Winters, both of Chelsea; Cole Beliveau, Logan Larose, Garrett Sinclair, all of Danville; Andrew Hanus, Lena Sauter Nigel Waring, all of East Burke; Daisy Reyes, Rebecca Whipple, both of East Hardwick; Elizabeth Belitsos, Eliza Merrylees, both of East Montpelier; Jordan Mousley of East Thetford; Caleb Hayes, Moriah Ludwig, both of Fairlee; Lauren Lamberton of Groton; Laura Masi, Loren Searles, both of Lowell; Justin Joyal, Connor Mcclure, both of Lyndonville; Tessa Brimblecombe, Summer Haverick, Ivan Shadis, all of Marshfield; Steven Hepp, Seth Herz, Ian Keene, Haylie Lane, Miranda Mishaan, Audrey Oliver, Filip Saulean, Remi Savard, Emily Sheftman, Acadia Zabriskie, all of Montpelier; Emily Dow, Aenea Mead, Hunter Wimble, Olivia Wimble, all of Moretown; Adele Biasini, McKenna Black, Sarah Davis, Alden Ducharme, all of Morrisville; Abigail Berard of North Thetford; Emma Arguin, Leilani Casper, Preston Murphy, Chloe Sardonis, Emma Stephens, Abraham Tautfest, all of Northfield; Rachel Fickes, Emily Langham, Carmenilla Rinaldi, all of Peacham; Sally Weinstein of Plainfield; Joshua Huffman, Addiena Luke-Currier, both of Randolph; Julia Ash, Mackenzie Beck, Mimi Duong, Emily Flory, Hannah Ryan, Thomas Wiemold, all of St. Johnsbury; Krystal Parent of South Barre; William Dixon III, Mary Kathryn Edwards, Paige Hamilton, Celia Liberman, Sammis Robertson, Sarah Stafford, Rachael Wells, Bryce Zicarelli, all of Stowe; Alexander Binzen of Strafford; Charles Bradley of Vershire; Jamie Benson, Kira Nikolaides, both of Waterbury; Alexandra Jackson, Isabel Jamieson, Grace Simmons, all of Waitsfield; Maggie Delaney, Jada Jones, Tyler Skroski, all of Warren; Reilly Osadchey Brown of Washington; Orielle Koliba of Waterbury Center; Judy Hoang of Wells River; Evan Choquette, Taylor Clark, both of Williamstown; Ciara Benfield, Matthew Lafountain, both of Wolcott; and Helen Bohn, Marie Russ, both of Worcester.

Kia Rae Hanron of Montpelier won the annual Outstanding Senior in Art Education Award presented by the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Vermont’s graduation.

University of Vermont Alternative Spring Break program participants include Emma Polen of Montpelier going to Ochopee, Florida, to work with Big Cypress National Preserve and Julio Lopez Linehan of Strafford in Macon, Georgia, to work with Rebuilding Macon.

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