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Local students make Dean’s List

The following students have made the deans list at their respective colleges.

Matthew Little, Biola University; Joseph Doane, St. Joseph’s College; Julia Hewes, University of Massachusetts Boston; Alexander Frustaci, Western New England University.

William Armishaw, St. Joesph’s College; Theresa Hendrix, St. Joseph’s College; Michael Bartnick, SUNY Potsdam; Nathan Nichols Lynch, Colgate University; Maria Cook, University of Hartford.

South Portland
Alexander Ratta, New England Institute of Art; Morgan Daigle, St. Joseph’s College; Elizabeth De Cesare, St. Joseph’s College; Nicholas Lops, St. Joseph’s College.

Cape Elizabeth students named Presidential Scholars

CAPE ELIZABETH — Four members of Cape Elizabeth High School’s class of 2012 have been selected as candidates for the Presidential Scholars Program, which recognizes distinguished graduating seniors. Ethan DiNinno, Gregory Howard, Maggie Rabasca and Melissa Stewart were all selected for this honor and will be going to Washington D.C. in June to participate in National Recognition Week. During their week in the capital they will receive the Presidential Scholars medallion and participate in activities with their elected representatives, educators and other leading individuals in public life.

Professor teaches by example

SOUTH PORTLAND — Nick Benfaremo, an assistant professor of chemistry at St. Joseph’s College, recently completed a week long service trip to Guatemala.

In cooperation with Partners in Development of Ipswich, Mass., three faculty members and a 10-member student team worked at a medical clinic in the tiny village of Concepcion. Nursing students helped to build an expansion for the clinic. Team members also cleared land and moved materials at work site for new classrooms at the local school and a new house in the middle of the village.