Army National Guard promotes local soldiers

Robert Kunzer, of Macedon; Braedon Spence, of Williamson; and Valerie Lamora, of Wolcott, recently received promotions in the New York Army National Guard.

Kunzer was promoted to the rank of chief warrant officer 4. He serves with the Intelligence and Sustainment Company, 42nd Infantry Division.

Lamora was promoted to the rank of private. She serves with the 222nd Military Police Company.

Spence was promoted to the rank of private first class. He serves with the Company A, 27th Brigade Special Troops Battalion.

Area seniors receive DAR American History Award

The Col. William Prescott Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently recognized 12 high school seniors with the American History Award.

The award is given to one senior from each Wayne County public school who achieved the highest average in American history classes taken their junior year.

The winners for the Class of 2017 were Andrew Hamblet, of Clyde-Savannah; Tess Gibala Braxholm, of Gananda; Mason Moore, of Lyons; Maddison Moore, of Marion; Joseph Goodman, of Newark; Brianna Moon, of North Rose-Wolcott; Luke Nau, of Palmyra-Macedon; Jamie Kiemle, of Red Creek; Anjill Lee Burr, of Sodus; Emily Lynn Welch, of Wayne; and Clayton Belmont and Jessica Brandt, of Williamson, in a tie.

Conifer-LeChase promotes Ontario resident

Nathan Scheffinger, of Ontario, was recently promoted to project executive at Conifer-LeChase Construction Services LLC in Rochester.

In his new role, Scheffinger will manage large or multiple projects for core clients with accountability for quality, value and safety as well as responsibility for overseeing recruitment and training of project team members. He had served as project manager since 2012.

He started his career in 2006 as an intern at LeChase Construction. He joined LeChase as a project engineer in 2009 after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology. He holds an Associate of Applied Science in mechanical engineering technology from Morrisville State College.