Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

July 4, 2013

On Campus


The Andover Townsman

---- — Caroline A. Cormier, who will be a sophomore at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, was named to the dean’s list for the first semester. She is the daughter of Alan and Mary Cormier of Andover and a graduate of Pike School in Andover and Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, N.H.

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Zachary Burdeau, a fourth-year student at the College of the Holy Cross, was named to the dean’s list for the second semester. He is the son of Steve and Liz Burdeau of Andover. He majored in accounting, and will begin work with Ernst & Young in Boston.

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Lauren Blaxter, a senior majoring in human rights at Bard College in New York, was part of a team of students that recently won a Davis Projects for Peace Awards in support of the Bard Palestinian Youth Initiative. Blaxter was recognized as part of a student-run BPTI organization founded in 2008 with the belief that constructive civil engagement, cultural exchange and education are fundamental means to building a viable and sustainable Palestinian State.

Every year, 20 Bard College students travel to Mas’ha, where they partner with the local community to run children’s summer camps and community service projects, teach English classes and engage in cultural discourse. This summer, the awardees will use the $10,000 in funding to complete renovations to the three-floor youth center.

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Wilma Cavallaro and Kimberly Croteau were among 33 students inducted into Northern Essex Community College’s Beta Sigma Lambda chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, an international honor society for two-year college students.