Upper Valley School Notes for Jan. 15

Lebanon High School senior Nicole Suckow was named runner up in the Distinguished Young Women of New Hampshire competition earlier this month in Derry, N.H. (Courtesy photograph)

Lebanon High School senior Nicole Suckow was named runner up in the Distinguished Young Women of New Hampshire competition earlier this month in Derry, N.H. (Courtesy photograph) Courtesy photograph—Courtesy photograph

Published: 01-15-2024 12:56 AM

Secondary accomplishments Lebanon student honored in Distinguished Young Women of New Hampshire competition

LEBANON — Lebanon High School senior Nicole Suckow was named runner up in the Distinguished Young Women of New Hampshire competition earlier this month in Derry, N.H.

Suckow, of Plainfield, was named a first alternative and earned the highest score of all participants in the competition’s interview category according to a news release. She won $700 in academic scholarships. The organization’s mission is “to empower young women to develop their full, individual potential by providing scholarships, personal development opportunities, and a positive peer network,” according to the release. Participants compete in five categories: scholastics, interview, talent, fitness and self-expression.

“This program will forever be one of my favorite experiences and memories,” Suckow said in the release. “Although often misinterpreted as a beauty pageant, this program is one that focuses on the internal beauty of determination, academics, talent, health, and overall just being your ‘best self.’ I saw these aspects perfectly represented in this program and can’t wait to see what comes of it.”

Suckow has participated in the New Hampshire Academy of Science research program and the Rotary Youth Leadership Program. She has earned the Western New England University Book Award, the Rotary Youth Leadership Award, highest honors on Lebanon High School’s honor roll and fourth place in a young artist piano competition. Suckow is a member of the National Honor Society and Société Honoraire De Français.

Lebanon names student of the month

LEBANON — Lebanon High School senior Sophie Longacre has been named January’s student of the month.

Longacre is a student athlete who is known for balancing her grades and extracurricular activities, according to a news release from the Lebanon School District. She takes challenging classes and known is for greeting everyone she encounters with a smile.

“Sophie is incredibly dedicated to her educational pursuits, as she submits exemplary work, asks integrated and thoughtful questions, and engages with the content with a sense of curiosity and depth,” according to the release. “Sophie is a beautiful example of what it means to be a lifelong learner with a growth mindset in the classroom and beyond.”

Post-secondary accomplishments

Madeline Hill, of Springfield, Vt., made the dean’s list at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland, for the fall 2023 semester.

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Emma Willens, of Hartland, who is studying psychology at Hofstra University in Hempsted, N.Y., made the dean’s list for the fall 2023 semester.

The following Upper Valley residents made the dean’s list at Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y., for the fall 2023 semester: Lucas Adams, Hartford; Tanner Ames, Grantham; Tyler Dixon, Plainfield; and Sam Ellingson, Plainfield.

Emily Rose Melkonian, of Lebanon, who is studying psychology at Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y., made the dean’s list for the fall 2023 semester.

Lyle Patrick Rinehimer, of Fairlee, who is studying chemical engineering, at Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y., was named a presidential scholar for the fall 2023 semester.

The following Upper Valley residents made the dean’s list at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Conn., for the fall 2023 semester: Sadie Balch, Hartland; Nicholas Bishop, Reading, Vt.; Fintan Trimble, Sharon; and Gretl Josselyn, White River Junction.

The following Upper Valley residents made the dean’s list at University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences in Lexington, Ky., for the fall 2023 semester: Daisy Johnson, Hartland, English; and Lauren Kelley, Grantham, mathematical economics.

The following Upper Valley residents made the president’s list at Plymouth State University for the fall 2023 semester: Hannah Hallock, Springfield, Vt.; Emma Foster, Sharon; Jaclyn King, Lebanon; Cheyanne Pero, White River Junction; Nye Adamkowski, Haverhill; Aksh Patel, Newport; Jenna March, Claremont; Rapha Scheller, Grantham; Zachary Hodge, Springfield, N.H.; Nathaniel Tom Abiera, Lebanon; Kate Dawson, New London; Carson Jones, Lebanon; Logan Winny, West Lebanon; Ellee Grenier, Claremont; Madison Labbie, Lebanon; Abigail Snow, Grantham; Mackenzie Labrie, Canaan; Sean Moody, Newport; Hailey Gasiorowski, Charlestown; Christian Tinker, Charlestown; Austin Malool-Juneau, Newport; Vanessa Pollari, Sunapee; Vickie Ni, Lebanon; Samantha Mallet, Claremont; Mia Boisvert, West Lebanon; Nicholas Lamontagne, West Lebanon; Samuel Nichols, West Lebanon; Bret Salvitti, Sunapee; and Kristian Nurme, New London.

The following Upper Valley residents made the dean’s list at Plymouth State University for the fall 2023 semester: Jordan Smith, Strafford; Levi Saulnier, Canaan; Aidan McCullough, New London; Nathan Phipps, New London; Hope Darrell, Springfield, N.H.; Melanie Reed, Sunapee; Haley Gray, Orford; Owen Cottrill, New London; Zachary Gould, Orford; Nickolaus LeBlanc, Springfield, N.H.; Elisabeth Noyes, Orford; Bret Johnson, Lebanon; and Samuel Corti, Newbury, Vt.

The following Upper Valley residents made the dean’s list at Roger Williams University in Bristol, R.I., for the fall 2023 semester: Evelyn Chambers, Hanover; Alayna Miller, Grafton; Kaelie Peoples, Springfield, Vt.; Evan Sidmore, New London; and Marina Sprague, Chelsea.

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