New York Army National Guard promotes local soldiers

Matthew Lewellyn, of Walworth; and Chad Meise, of Marion, were recently promoted to new ranks in the New York Army National Guard.

Lewellyn was promoted to sergeant and Meise was promoted to the rank of specialist. Both serve with the 22nd Military Police Company.

Army National Guard promotions are based on overall performance, attitude, leadership ability and development potential.

Palmyra-Macedon student to attend Students Inside Albany

Palmyra-Macedon High School junior Megan Kipp was recently selected by the League of Women Voters of Wayne County to attend Students Inside Albany this summer.

The conference sponsored by the League of Women Voters of New York State Education Foundation Inc. is designed to increase students’ awareness of their responsibility in representative government and provide the tools necessary for meeting that responsibility.

Kipp is a member of National Honor Society, the swim team and the Masterminds program. She has been a leader in the summer swim program and a three-year Model U.N. representative.

She hopes to attend Nazareth College after high school to major in law and international studies with a minor in German or political science. She hopes to intern at a U.S. embassy or U.N. station.

WTCC students win SkillsUSA regional awards

Wayne Technical and Career Center students Michael Loveless and Maria Isabel Aguilera Fonseca recently placed at the SkillsUSA Regional Competition held at Alfred State College.

Loveless, a senior at North Rose-Wolcott High School, won first place in conservation. Aguilera Fonseca, a senior at Williamson High School, placed third in senior cosmetology.

This year’s New York State SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Championship will be April 26-28 at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse.

Ontario student receives Alfred State scholarship

Erika Hargrave, of Ontario, recently receive an $18,160 All-American Scholarship to attend Alfred State.

Hargrave is slated to graduate from Wayne Central High School this year. She intends to enroll in the nursing program.

The All-American Scholarship is awarded to students who earn a minimum 89 cumulative high school average through their junior year and have achieved at least a 1220 combined reading/writing and math new SAT or a composite ACT score of 24. Recipients must maintain a required GPA to continue to receive free board in later semesters.