April 23, 2017

Academic Honors

Pinckney graduates

Williston resident David Pinckney graduated Nov. 17 from the University of Queensland/Ochsner Clinical School, a collaboration between the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia and the Ochsner Clinical School, in New Orleans. The CVU graduate, the son of Gary and Elaine Pinckney of Williston, spent his first two years studying in Australia and the last two years at Ochsner.


Bouton named to dean’s list

St. George resident Nicholas Bouton was named to the dean’s list at Clarkson University for the fall semester.


Kahn Leading Scholar finalist

Alison Kahn of Williston was named a finalist in Michigan Technological University’s Leading Scholar Award, a competitive scholarship that is offered to incoming students with exemplary leadership attributes and outstanding scholarly achievement. This year, there were 43 finalists for the on-campus program held Dec. 8-9. All are high school seniors.


Williston residents nominated

Sen. Patrick Leahy, Sen.Bernie Sanders and Rep. Peter Welch honored Vermont’s nominees to the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy on Dec. 28. Early in 2014, the academies are expected to notify nominees whether or not they will receive academy appointments.

Vermont nominees include two Williston residents: William Colomb and Owen Hudson.


Ho to study abroad

Williston resident Julie Ho is among the St. Michael’s College students set to study abroad during the spring semester. Ho plans to study abroad in Shanghai, China.


  1. youngvt says:

    I am writing in response to Mr. Hoxworth’s article on transportation costs for the poor in Vermont. I would like to suggest further research on this topic before we simply just give another handout or tax credit. The poor, may, have a higher disproportionate burden on their transportation costs than the wealthier residents of Vermont; however, they also have a lower disproportionate burden on taxes and housing. Pick your evil.
    We can simply just give every poor Vermonter an energy efficient car, gas card, free tuition, renter’s rebate, etc.…but the only way out of poverty is through the combination of education, hard work, and discipline. Education and degrees are not handed out or purchased; a person has to EARN them. This seems to be the only way out of poverty—sorry, there are no shortcuts.
    If we continue this trend of enabling, our entire state will be a welfare state.

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