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Freeport student receives accolades at Bates

FREEPORT — Joshua T. Sturtevant, of Freeport, has been named a Dana Scholar at Bates College.

Sturtevant, a geology major, is also a 2010 George Mitchell Foundation Scholar and is involved with the Bates Outing Club and several student committees.

Each year, 20 Bates sophomores with strong academic backgrounds and leadership qualities are chosen as Dana Scholars. Their scholarship aid ranges from honoraria to substantial awards based on financial need.

This year’s Dana Scholars achieved an average GPA of 3.89, were diverse in their extracurriculars, and submitted essays in support of their candidacy.

Local students honored for academic achievement

CUMBERLAND — The hard work of several local students is not going unnoticed by their respective colleges.

Cumberland resident Colin Thomas made the Dean’s List at Marymount Manhatten College in NYC. He has since transferred to New York University.

Bowdoin College in Brunswick honored the following students as Sarah and James Bowdoin Scholars in a ceremony during October: Lindsey MacLeod, Cumberland, class of 2014; Nathan Mecray, Cumberland, mathematics major; Abishag Suresh, Cumberland Center, neuroscience major; Samuel York, Freeport, biochemistry and physics major; and John Visentin, Cumberland Foreside, class of 2014.

The award is given to students in the top 20 percent of their class.

Falmouth student crosses the pond for education

FALMOUTH — Catherine Leighton of Falmouth is getting a taste of another culture, studying abroad at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England.

Leighton is studying abroad as a part of an off-campus program of Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, N.Y. About 50 percent of students at Hobart and William Smith College study off campus during their four years. Students that travel abroad also work with the community to share experiences and work with the Center for Global Education at the colleges to prepare others to go abroad.

While studying in Norwich, Leighton will be taking classes and living alongside British and international classmates for a full cultural immersion experience.

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