St. Mary’s School releases 3rd-quarter honor rolls

St. Mary’s School in Canandaigua recently named students its third-quarter honored scholar and distinguished scholar honor rolls.

Sixth grade

Distinguished scholar: Cameron Keck, Melanie Khan, Daniel Neubecker, Nina Tran and Gerald Wiepert III.

Honored scholar: Rachel Bennett, Jack Jensen, Jared Johnson, Michael Macri and Jennifer Menikotz.

Seventh grade

Distinguished scholar: Madeleine Jensen.

Honored scholar: Andrew Gellatly and Rosemarie Nicoletti.

Eighth grade

Honored scholar: Connor Frarey, Griffin Jones, Madisyn LaPlant, Andrew Macri, Ryan Pare, Carter Sabin and Jonas Williams.

Ontario County 4-H attends district speaking event

Ontario County 4-H recently had 15 members compete at the district level in a public speaking competition at Midlakes Intermediate School.

Over 80 4-H members from nine counties presented prepared, illustrated talks at the competition.

Ontario County presenters were Tim Stryker, of Canandaigua; Michael Cowan, Morgan Cowan and Kara Jones, of Clifton Springs; Ethan Bond and Sophie Augustine, of Geneva; Natalie Tompkins and Audrey Gillette, of Hemlock; Christy Johnstone, of Honeoye; Elaina Harris-Maxwell, of Phelps; Amberlea Atwood and Edward Goatseay, of Shortsville; and Cassidy Draper, Gracie Nicol and Mercie Nicol, of Victor.

Michael Cowen, Goatseay, Johnstone and Jones received the Judges Choice Award. Bond, Harris-Maxwell, Johnstone and Grace Nicol were commended for being included among the competition’s top scores.

Local evaluators included Lucy Schram, of Manchester; Dawn Dennis and Stephanie Olsen, of Penn Yan; Clair Sheppard, of Shortsville; Teresa Jackson and David Strickland, of Stanley.

St. Mary’s School teachers selected as fellows at Notre Dame

St. Mary’s School teachers Ryan Kincaid, Debra Marvin and Suzanne Pohorence were recently included in the 2017 Trustey Family STEM Teaching Fellows at University of Notre Dame.

The Canandaigua teachers are among 10 schools selected for the program’s third year, joining 60 teachers from the first two cohorts. The Trustey Family STEM Teaching Fellows is a competitive, three-summer, two-school year program that seeks to improve science, technology, engineering and math teaching and learning for all students.

Kincaid, a Hobart and William Smith Colleges graduate, teaches middle school science and sixth-grade math.

Marvin graduated from SUNY Geneseo and received administration certification through Stony Brook University. She teaches students from pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade and works as the school’s technology coordinator.

Pohorence attended Nazareth College and is completing her administration certification at University of Rochester. She teaches middle school math and algebra and provides academic intervention services for grades K-8.

Eighth-graders compete in skills contest

Joshua Mercer, of East Palmyra Christian School; and Brinley Bruening, Ashley Jones, Katelynn Lewis, Leah Lloyd, Kalie Mitchell, Grace Moyer and Brandon Smith, of Palmyra-Macedon Middle School, recently competed in the annual Eighth-grade Middle School Skills Competition at Wayne Technical and Career Center.

Approximately 321 students from Wayne County competed in various individual competitions.

First place winners were Bruening, criminal investigation; Jones, preschool art; Lewis, preschool art; Lloyd, criminal investigation; Mitchell, dog bathing; and Moyer, dog bathing.

Mercer, basic welding; and Smith, auto technician, placed second in their competitions.