Academic honors

Scholarship awarded to Schneider

Samuel Schneider of Williston has been awarded a Goldwater scholarship for his work. He attends Hobart William Smith College, and is majoring in chemistry. Samuel attended Williston schools and Champlain Valley Union High School. The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry M. Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years of service in the U.S. Senate.The purpose of the Foundation is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue careers in these fields.


Hildebrand receives scientific prize 

David G. Hildebrand of Williston had been selected as the mathematics department recipient of the Francis L. Town Scientific Prize for the Dartmouth College class of 2013. The prize was established by bequest of Francis L. Town, a member of the class of 1856, and is offered annually to “one meritorious and deserving student in each department of scientific study at the College,” at the end of sophomore year. David is the son of Vicki and Brian Hildebrand of Williston, and is a 2009 graduate of Champlain Valley Union High School.


Burlington Technical Center honor roll

The following Champlain Valley High School students earned an A- or better in their Burlington Technical Center programs, placing them on the Burlington Technical Center honor roll for the third quarter:

Phillip Clark, Criminal Justice

Taylor Degree, Design & Illustration

Tyler Fountain, Computer Systems

Sarah Gerry, Criminal Justice

Austin LaBerge, Auto Body Repair

Elizabeth Ladd, Honors Medical & Sports Sciences

Sophie Lapointe, Design & Illustration

Chloe Ring, Design & Illustration


Vermont Commons honor roll

The following local students made the third quarter honor roll at Vermont Commons School.

Anna Leffler, 8th grade, Williston

Phineas Schlossberg, 12th grade, St. George


Jagar receives Presidential Award 

Champlain College senior Viktor Jagar of Williston was recognized for his achievements at the third annual Graduate and Trustee Dinner held recently at Champlain College. Jagar, who will graduate in May with a Bachelor of Science degree in software engineering, received the Presidential Award. This award is given by the President of the College to the man or woman who has exhibited outstanding campus leadership.


Dean’s list

Rachel Distler, daughter of Frank and Lynn Distler of Williston, was named to the Dean’s list for the fall 2011 semester at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio.