Colleges recognize local students for academic, leadership skills

17 years ago

Jessica Currier, daughter of Richard and Susan Currier of Presque Isle, was named a resident assistant for the Office of Student Life at Saint Michael’ College for the 2006-2007 academic year. Currier is a sophomore political science major at the liberal arts residential Catholic college located in the Burlington area of Vermont. She graduated from Presque Isle High School before coming to Saint Michael’s.
    Resident assistants are selected from the entire Saint Michael’s undergraduate student population on the basis of faculty and staff recommendations. They display excellent leadership abilities, maturity and likelihood of being good role models for their peers. As a resident assistant, Currier lives in a campus residence hall and is readily available to help students. She oversees and provides guidance as needed or requested for 40 to 50 students of the hall.
Currier also organizes educational programs, guest speakers and peer guidance programs for residents of the hall. Supervised by a resident director, Currier is a paraprofessional official of the college working closely with the Residence Life Office. Resident assistants, or RAs, as they are called, work to support and implement the objectives, policies and regulations of the Saint Michael’s College office of residence life.
Smith named to dean’s list
Naomi L. Smith, a sophomore at Colby College in Waterville, was named to the dean’s list for her outstanding academic achievement during the fall semester of the 2006-07 year. Smith, the daughter of Nathan and Ruth Smith of Mars Hill, is a history major. She attended Central Aroostook High School.
Students whose grade point averages are in the top 30 percent are named to the dean’s list.
Washington receives honor
The United States Achievement Academy announced today that Cory Washington from Fort Fairfield has been named a United States National Collegiate Award winner in mathematics.
This award is a prestigious honor very few students can ever hope to attain. In fact, the Academy recognizes fewer than 10 percent of all American college students.
Washington, who attends Indiana Wesleyan University, was nominated for this national award by Dr. Melvin Royer, a professor at the college.
Washington will appear in the United States Achievement Academy’s Official Collegiate Yearbook, which is published nationally.
“Recognizing and supporting our youth is more important than ever before in America’s history. Certainly, United States Achievement Academy winners should be congratulated and appreciated for their dedication to excellence and achievement,” said Dr. George Stevens, founder of the United States Achievement Academy.
The Academy selects winners upon the exclusive recommendation of professors, coaches, counselors, and other qualified sponsors and upon the Standards of Selection set forth by the Academy. The criteria for selection are a student’s academic performance, interest and aptitude, leadership qualities, responsibility, enthusiasm, motivation to learn and improve citizenship, attitude and cooperative spirit, dependability, and recommendation from a professor or college official.
Washington is the son of Nancy Washington and the late Robert Washington from Fort Fairfield. The grandparents are Marian Langford and the late Donald Langford of Fairmont, Minn., and Edna Washington and the late Robert Washington of Ballston Lake, N.Y.