Berlin, Gorham High School graduates awarded 2017 Cumberland Farms 'Believe and Achieve' Scholarship

Cumberland Farms announced that 130 talented high school seniors have been awarded “Believe and Achieve" scholarships to help them attend college in the fall of 2017. Among the winners are Berlin Senior High School graduate Samuel Essig of Berlin and Gorham High School graduate Lauren Gralenski of Gorham. Essig will be attending the University of New Hampshire; and Gralenski will be attending Southern New Hampshire University.

Since the launch of Cumberland Farms’ popular scholarship program over a decade ago, the company has provided more than $1 million of critical financial assistance to over 1,100 college-bound young adults to help them realize their dreams of achieving a college education.

As part of the company’s commitment to nurturing the future of young people, the “Believe and Achieve” program provides $1,000 scholarships annually to 130 eligible graduating high school seniors across its service area.

The program is open to students entering a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited college, university or vocational-technical school in the fall of 2017 who live within 30 miles of any Cumberland Farms store. Scholarships are awarded based on a student’s academic performance and financial need, as well as involvement in extracurricular activities such as community service and athletics. The application process for next year’s scholarship program will open in October 2017.



Additional Dean's List Spring 2017

Students on University of Maine dean's list

ORONO, Maine — University of Maine recently named the following students to the dean's list for the spring 2017 semester: Benjamin Faucher of Berlin, Marissa Hanson of Berlin and  Austin Steward of Colebrook.


Students on UNH dean's list

DURHAM — University of New Hampshire recently named the following students to the deans list for the spring 2017 semester:

Receiving highest honors: Miriam Arsenault, Kelly Dube, Laura Tilton, Dustin Moore, all of Berlin; Alexis Marcou of Gorham; and Cathleen Daniels of Milan

Receiving high honors: Emily Landry, Jeremy Rivard, Olivia Sullivan and Jordan Parent, all of Berlin; and Brian Veazey of Gorham.

Receiving honors: Emily Tennis of Berlin, Brett Labnon of Gorham and Brooke Nadeau of Gorham.


Sanschagrin on Holy Cross dean's list

WORCESTER, Mass. — College of Holy Cross recently named Tyler Sanschagrin of Gorham, to the dean’s list for the spring 2017 semester. Sanscharin majors in pre-med and math and is the son on Beth Isaacson-Dupont and Peter Dupont.


Students on Saint Michael's dean's list

COLCHESTER, Vt. — Saint Michael's College recently named Kathryn A. Record of Berlin and Payton A. Page Curtis of Jefferson to the dean's list for the spring 2017 semester.

Record graduated in May and majored in biology. She is the daughter of Daniel and Ann Record of Berlin and a graduate of Berlin High School.

Curtis graduated in May and majored in business administration. She is the daughter of Michael and Andrea Curtis of Jefferson and a graduate of White Mountains Regional High School.





Graduates 2017

The following local students have graduated from college:

Emmanuel College

Jenelle Lefebvre of Berlin graduated with a bachelor of arts in math.


Saint Michael’s College

Kathryn Ann Record of Berlin with a bachelor of science, magna cum laude, in biology.

Payton Ann Page Curtis of Jefferson with a bachelor of science, magna cum laude, in business administration.


Champlain College

Rebecca Shute of Milan, graduated from Champlain College with a bachelor of science in early childhood/elementary education. 


University of New Hampshire

Colbie Ayotte of Berlin, graduated with a bachelor of arts in communication.

Jeremy Rivard of Berlin, graduated with a bachelor of science in biomedical science, medical microbiology.

Kelly Dube of Berlin, graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of science in human development and family studies.

Brett Labnon of Gorham, graduated with a bachelor of science in business administration management.

Charlotte Quinn of Gorham,  graduated with a bachelor of science in biology.

Alison Goupil of Milan, graduated with a bachelor of science in biochemistry, molecular and cell biology.


Wentworth Institute of Technology

Lindsay M. Dumont of Berlin 

Wittenberg University

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio — Brenden Bergeron of Berlin recently graduated from Wittenberg University with a major in biology.




Dean's List Spring 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Springfield College has named Blake Fitzherbert of Berlin to the dean's list for academic excellence for the spring 2017 term. Fitzherbert is studying finance. Criteria for selection to the dean's list requires that the student must have a minimum semester grade point average of 3.500 for the semester.


NORTHFIELD, Vt. — Nicholas Keith Hartshorn of Gorham has been recognized on the dean’s list at Norwich University for the spring 2017 semester.


NEWTON, Mass. — Lasell College recently named Kyle Boisselle of Gorham to the Lasell College Dean's List for the Spring 2017 semester. Boisselle, whose major is athletic training, is a member of the class of 2017.


WEST HARTFORD, Conn. — Thomas Gallagher of Berlin Named to the University of Hartford Dean's List.

Caleb M. Scott, a resident of Shelburne, NH, was named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2017 semester at Alfred University (AU). He is a sophomore in the School of Art and Design. Students must earn at least a 3.5 grade point average to qualify for Dean’s List.

Meghan Kramer resident of Berlin has been named to Spring 2017 Dean's List at Berea College. A student is named to the Dean's List who achieves a GPA of 3.4 or higher while passing at least 4 total credits, a course load equivalent to 16 semester hours.