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WHEAT announced it has added two new members to its Board of Directors.

Adrienne Maillet and Cynthia Dziurgot are both residents of Clinton.

Maillet is currently earning her bachelor's degree in special education while working at the Clinton Elementary School as a preschool teacher's aide. She said she wants to "pay it forward" and give back to the community the goodness she has received as a community member.

Dziurgot, is an established attorney in Clinton. Dziurgot is well regarded for her years of leadership assisting many non-profit organizations in Clinton including her directorship at the Clinton Hospital Foundation. Dziurgot will bring her professional expertise and skills as a compassionate leader to join in the dynamic growth at WHEAT.

"I am honored to have been asked to sit on the board of WHEAT because this organization provides so much assistance to those that are in great need in our immediate community footprint," Dziurgot said. "The programs and assistance are diverse and covers the needs of people of all age groups. In addition, WHEAT has always looked for opportunities to expand the services that they provide. have been extremely fortunate in my life and look forward to giving a little bit back to the community and those in need."

The Dunkin' Donuts George Mandell Memorial Golf Tournament raised $800,000 for cancer research at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

The tournament, now in its 11th year, is the largest single-day event within Jimmy Fund Golf. The Jimmy Fund Golf program is made up of 160 volunteer-run golf events that will raise nearly $7 million this year.

The Mandell tournament, held Aug. 11 at the International in Bolton, included 250 golfers and a host of sponsors, all who are affiliated with Dunkin' Donuts brands and franchises. It is hosted by the Northeast Distribution Center of Products in Bellingham, owned by various Dunkin' Donuts franchises and handles all product distribution and marketing for New England .

The money raised will go to Dana Farber's Risings Stars Program, an effort to award much-needed grants to doctors leading new cancer research and clinical trials. In October, a new class of doctors will be selected to receive this grant money.

The following local students graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst on May 24. The students earned a bachelor's degree.

Berlin: Jennifer Chandler and Samantha Melanson.

Bolton: Matthew Perkins and Daniel Urankar.

Boylston: Andrea Adelman and Hayang Lee.

Clinton: Kyle Andrejczyk, Abby Mack and Jennifer Navas.

Lancaster: Jillian Clark and Jessica Johnson.

Sterling: Sean Grimes, Jessica Reusch and David St. Jean.

The following local students were named to the headmaster's list at Worcester Academy for the third trimester:

Bolton: Leonard Kaminski, Julie MacLean, Caitlin Parker, all in grade 9.

Boylston: Karin Wefald, grade 11; Shona Allen, grade 7.

Sterling: Cameron Borriello, grade 10; Aaron Faucher, grade 12.

The following local students made honor roll at Worcester Acadmy:

Berlin: Taylor Kearney, grade 10; Jennifer Zacharia, grade 12; and Patrick Harvey, grade 8.

Bolton: Jessica Campbell, grade 9; Allyson Daly, grade 9; William Lane, grade 9; Jackelyn Lane, grade 12; and Jonathan Ricciardi, grade 11.

Boylston: Albert Feldman, grade 11; Rebecca Wefald, grade 11.

Sterling: Daniel Collins, grade 12; Brian Lynch, grade 10; amd Stephanie Morrel, grade 12.

Clinton Savings Bank is proud to announce that Cynthia L. Alden, vice president of branch administration, has graduated with honors from the American Bankers Association's National School of Banking. She also received the Strategic Management Excellence Award in the program's Senior Business Simulation.

"We are so proud that Cindy not only graduated, but excelled at the National School of Banking," said Anthony Cali, CEO/president of Clinton Savings Bank. "She is a terrific example of our team's commitment to career-long learning."

The ABA's National School of Banking is a three-year program that provides students with an executive level educational experience presented by industry leaders in banking and finance. Alden was one of the 48 members of the Class of 2008 who took part in the commencement ceremonies at Fairfield University's Regina Quick Center for the Arts.

Alden joined Clinton Savings in 2000 and has extensive banking background, working in the industry for more than 20 years. She and her family reside in Sterling.

Meghan McCarthy of Clinton was awarded a Teach Preparation Post-baccalaureate Certificate from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, during a ceremony held at the college on Wednesday, May 21.

On Aug. 1, Matthew W. Hohl, son of William and Dorothea Hohl of Clinton, was promoted to the rank of Captain in the United States Marine Corp. Capt. Hohl is presently deployed with his Assault Vehicle Platoon, attached to the 15th Marine Expedition Unit which is presently conducting operations in the Central Command Area of Operations. Capt. Hohl is scheduled to return from this deployment in November of this year.

The following local students have been named to the dean's list at Assumption College for the spring 2008 semester. Students in the undergraduate school are required to have a GPA of 3.5 or higher to be named to the list.

Laurie N. Goyne, Class of 2009, daughter of Donna Espe of Lancaster; John T. Walker, Class of 2008, son of Mr. and Mrs. John R. Walker of Lancaster; and Felicia A. Wheeler, Class of 2008, daughter of Sandra M. Wheeler of Berlin.

Two local residents recently graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, in Troy, N.Y. Joseph Barter, of Berlin, received a bachelor's degree in industrial and management engineering. Alexander Mill Busch, of Bolton received a bachelor's degree in bioinformatics and molecular biology.

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CUTLINE: (1) Matthew Hart working on his Eagle Scout project clearing brush for the Holy Rosary Church. He and other volunteers contributed over 300 hours into the project and a wood chipper was donated by Gary Arsenault of Arsenault Equipment Rental and a truck from Dustin Whiteaker of Pleasant View Landscaping. (2) The Sterling Lion's Club recently announced the recipients of its 2008 scholarships. Joseph Flanagan, James Valcourt and Eric Gallato (from left) each received a $750 check at the presentation dinner on June 10 at Twin Oaks Restaurant in Sterling. (3) Cynthia L. Alden
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