Student notes



Kalista Farmer of Surry was one of four students at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, to receive a $1,000 Karen Julesberg Scholarship for the 2022-23 academic year.

Farmer, a junior, is an English major with a secondary education minor. She is on the leadership team for the Luther Student Education Association and is a resident assistant. Farmer also sings with Collegiate Choir and has performed with the Luther College Theatre in various roles. She works as a library aide at the Decorah Public Library and at Nisse Preschool in Decorah. After graduating from Luther, Farmer plans to pursue a teaching career, hopefully in middle school English and possibly internationally.

The Karen Julesberg Scholarship benefits first-generation and income-eligible Luther College students involved in the TRIO Achievement Program. TRIO provides customized support and comprehensive programming that fosters students’ academic success, personal development and community engagement. The federally funded program has been sponsored by Luther for nearly 50 years and serves approximately 165 students annually.

Mason Woodman of Stonington, a graduate of Deer Isle-Stonington High School and a member of the Colgate University Class of 2025, has earned the university’s Fall 2021 Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence.

Students who receive a term grade point average of 3.3 or higher while completing at least three courses earn the Fall 2021 Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence.

Ryan Moore of Bucksport recently graduated from the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Ky. Moore earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Business degree.

Curry College in Milton, Mass., recently welcomed Lily Gray of Brooksville into the Alexander Graham Bell Honor Society.

The objective of the Alexander Graham Bell Honor Society is to promote and recognize academic excellence at Curry College. The society is named for the famous inventor Alexander Graham Bell, who was an early chancellor at Curry College. It was founded in 1971 to recognize and promote academic excellence through a variety of activities at Curry.

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