Pair of Jamestowners honored academically
• Kendra Davis was named to the dean’s list at Villanova University (Pennsylvania) for the fall 2011 semester. Davis is enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. To qualify for the dean’s list at Villanova, a student must be full time and earn a semester GPA of at least 3.5.
• Emily Falces was recently named the outstanding music student for the junior class at Mount Holyoke College (Massachusetts). Falces, who has a double major in music and mathematics, is the daughter of Laurel Falces of Jamestown.
Islander to be recognized for dedicated service
Jamestown resident Courtney Hunter will be presented with a Vision Award from the East Bay Community Action Program at its ninth annual Seaside Gala on Flag Day on June 14 at the Castle Hill Inn and Resort on Ocean Drive in Newport.
The organization’s Vision Awards recognize individuals and organizations that have helped the agency to serve its clients in a special way or have contributed to its overall effectiveness, efficiency or growth. Hunter is a member relationship manager at People’s Credit Union and is being honored for her dedicated service to the participants in the Newport Skills Alliance Program.
Island pianist wins third place at competition
The University of Rhode Island Department of Music has recently announced the winners of the young pianists competition that took place at the 2012 Piano Extravaganza! Festival on April 1. Now in its 10th year, the competition has grown into a major event and draws musicians from all around New England.
Jamestown virtuoso Samuel Hollister won third place in the senior pianists division for students in high school. Sam, who is a sophomore at North Kingstown, is the son of Stephen and Majorie Hollister.