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Martin to attend youth summit

Sullivan Martin, who will be attending the Global Youth Summit on the Future of Medicine at Brandeis University.  PHOTO CONTRIBUTED

Sullivan Martin, who will be attending the Global Youth Summit on the Future of Medicine at Brandeis University.
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Brandeis University has announced that Sullivan Martin will represent Essex High School and the state of Vermont at the Global Youth Summit on the Future of Medicine.

“The next generation of health care providers will practice in an environment hard to imagine just a few years ago. Leading-edge science is rapidly changing the daily practice of health care” said Dr. Steven Goldstein, chairman of the Global Youth Summit, senior vice president of Brandeis University and former chair of pediatrics and physician-in-chief of the Comer Children’s Hospital at the University of Chicago.

“We are in the midst of the most significant and fundamental change in health care delivery in our lifetime and young people who start now will be the future leaders in the field of medicine,” Goldstein said.

Aligned with Brandeis’ elite admissions standards, only students with exceptional academic records and test scores as well as documented interest in a medical or health career were invited to apply. Out of the hundreds of outstanding applicants, Martin is one of only 240 delegates selected for the program.

Delegates to the Summit will gain unique, behind-the-scenes insight into the dynamic world of health care through experiential learning, guest lectures and networking opportunities with leaders and innovators in the global medical community in order to build upon their already significant abilities and chart their path to becoming leaders in medicine.

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Rice Memorial High School graduates 100

One hundred students graduated from Rice Memorial High School on June 7, according to Principal Rev. Msgr. Bernard W. Bourgeois. The class included
Abigail Kind, Renat Nigmatullin and Maximilian Petrow of Essex and Hope Swanke of Essex Junction. Also pictured is Alexandre Dumouchel, who was an international exchange student living in Essex. Both Kind and Swanke were members of the National Honor Society. PHOTO CONTRIBUTED

One hundred students graduated from Rice Memorial High School on June 7, according to Principal Rev. Msgr. Bernard W. Bourgeois. The class included
Abigail Kind, Renat Nigmatullin and Maximilian Petrow of Essex and Hope Swanke of Essex Junction. Also pictured is Alexandre Dumouchel, who was an international exchange student living in Essex. Both Kind and Swanke were members of the National Honor Society.
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Westford man heads to Sardina

Jeff Oulette stands in front of a radio telescope in Sardinia, Italy.  PHOTO CONTRIBUTED

Jeff Oulette stands in front of a radio telescope in Sardinia, Italy.
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Jeff Ouellette, son of Jennifer Townsend and Mike Ouellette of Westford, has accepted a position this summer at the radio telescope in Sardinia, Italy, where he will be doing research on pulsars. Ouellette graduated from Essex High School in 2013, and is now a junior at Cornell University, where he is studying astrophysics.

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Saint Francis Xavier Graduation

Saint Francis Xavier Class of 2015, which included two Essex residents.  PHOTO CONTRIBUTED

Saint Francis Xavier Class of 2015, which included two Essex residents.
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Saint Francis Xavier School graduated 22 eighth-graders representing 11 different Vermont cities and towns on June 13. The graduation ceremony took place following a Mass at Saint Francis Xavier Church in Winooski. A reception, sponsored by members of the Saint Francis Xavier seventh-grade class, was held at the Dion Student Center at Saint Michael’s College following the graduation.

Essex Residents Kurt Dirmaier and Abigail Monahan were among the graduates.

Monahan was the class valedictorian, and received The Mother Gamelin Spirit award, as well as the language arts, algebra, science, French and digital learning awards.

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Local students receive awards from Clarkson University

Emma P. Oliver of Jericho, a senior majoring in psychology, received the Psychology Professional Experience Award from Clarkson University. This award is given to the psychology major who, during her internship experiences, excelled in applying psychological principles to real-world problems. She received a monetary award and plaque.

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Grayden Patrick Shand of Jericho, a freshman majoring in innovation and entrepreneur and liberal studies, received the Dr. Carl Michel Award. In 1955, Clarkson received a bequest of $5,000 in the will of Miss Lena J. Michel of Springfield, Ohio, for the establishment of a fund to be used for the awarding of monetary prizes to outstanding first-year students in liberal arts. This is not a majors-only award, and prizes are based on work done by freshman students in any of the liberal arts. The names of the winners are inscribed on the Dr. Carl Michel Award plaque.