People: June 9, 2021


Cooperstown Central School senior Lucian Lytel was chosen to be the sixth recipient of the Julia Alexandra Levandowski-Klix Memorial Award. He joins previous recipients Elizabeth Olmstead, Maria Noto, Mary Iversen Nicole Lionetti and Ellie Pink

Levandowski-Klix, a 2011 CCS graduate, was 21 when she was killed by a drunk driver in a 2015 car accident in the town of Otsego.

The scholarship award in her memory was established in 2016 by her father, Kevin D. Klix.

According to a media release, the recipient must be a selected senior who applies and has maintained a grade-point average of 85% or higher and plans to attend a four-year college, university or conservatory to pursue a course of study in the field of music, theater or journalism. The recipient must also exhibit financial need, motivation, moral character, citizenship and have participated in school and/or community activities.

Lytel plans to attend the Sunderman Conservatory of Music at Gettysburg College for viola.


The Town of Middlefield Democratic Committee recently elected Owen Weikert to serve as chair and Darius Homayounpour to the office of secretary. They join Acting Vice Chair Elmer Luke and Treasurer Robert Seward, along with county and state committee representatives Leslie Berliant, Michael Henrici and Sydney Waller.

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