Elmira College student Jack Donnelly of Cooperstown joined the Rho Mu Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education at a recent induction ceremony.

March students of the month at Milford Central School were seventh grader Cody Gray and high school senior Anthony Hoffman.

James “Connor” Thomson of West Winfield, a student at Hamilton College in Clinton, is studying in New York City for the spring semester.

Students spend four days a week as interns in a firm or organization, attend weekly seminars on the semester’s topic, and complete an independent project.

According to a media release, the program, Seminar In Global Processes: The Global City, is directed by Professor of Sociology Daniel Chambliss. The program focuses on the creation and functioning of cities around the world, with an emphasis on the locus of the group’s study — New York City.

Thomson, a junior majoring in sociology, is a graduate of Mount Markham Central School. He is interning with the human rights organization OutRight Action International.

Victor Gelfuso, a high school junior at Richfield Springs Central School, placed fifth at the state finals of the 82nd annual American Legion Constitution Oratorical Contest in Albany on March 2. Contestants prepared an 8-to-10 minute oration on some aspect of the Constitution with an emphasis on the duties and obligations of citizens to their country and government. There was also an extemporaneous component that required contestants deliver a 3-to-5 minute discourse on one of four possible amendments that were drawn for the day’s contest.

Gelfuso began the contest in November with his speech “Principles of a Nation” and won the local, county, district and zone level competitions. He was awarded a $2,000 scholarship in addition to $1,450 in awards from the preceding contests. He was sponsored by American Legion Post 616 in Richfield Springs and was coached by his social studies teacher, Celia Rathbun.


The following area students were named to the fall semester president’s list at Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica.

Albert D. Boyko, Joseph M. Clark, Christina Duh, Casey Young and Nicholas E. DiPasqua, all of West Winfield, Bethany J. Robinson of Hartwick, Brian Fassett of Richfield Springs and Jeremy R. Denmeade of Schuyler Lake.

The following area students were named to the fall semester vice president’s list at MVCC. Paige A. Covert, Alisha Duh and Kathleen V. Otis, all of West Winfield.