Brooke Healy of Litchfield had an outstanding fall semester at the University of New Hampshire. Contributed photos

The following Litchfield students have excelled at their respective universities:

Brooke Healy of Litchfield, a Wamogo Regional High School graduate, has been named to the Dean’s List at the University of New Hampshire for earning highest honors for the fall 2020 semester at the University of New Hampshire. Healy is majoring in wildlife and conservation biology.

Students named to the Dean’s List at the University of New Hampshire are students who have earned recognition through their superior scholastic performance during a semester enrolled in a full-time course load (12 or more graded credits). Highest honors are awarded to students who earn a semester grade point average of 3.85 or better out of a possible 4.0. Students with a 3.65 to 3.84 average are awarded high honors and students whose grade point average is 3.5 through 3.64 are awarded honors.

Olivia Defiore of Litchfield graduated from Hofstra University in December 2020, earning a bachelor of arts degree in English and Psychology summa cum laude.

Jessica Newbury of Litchfield, above, graduated from the University of Rhode Island in December 2020.  She graduated Summa Cum Laude with honors and received her bachelor’s of science degree in nursing.

John A. Ray, above, a Litchfield High School graduate, has been named to Husson University’s Dean’s List for the fall 2020 semester. Ray is a sophomore who is currently enrolled in Husson’s in sports Management/master of business administration (MBA) program.

Students who make the Dean’s List at Husson must carry at least 12 graded credit hours during the semester and earn a grade point average of 3.60 to 3.79 during the period.

Aaron Wall, above, a Litchfield High School graduate, has graduated from Bryant University with a business administration degree in accounting.

Olivia Defiore, a Litchfield High School graduate, achieved a perfect 4.0 GPA during the fall 2020 semester at Hofstra University, earning a spot on the Provost’s List.

Carson Styers of Litchfield has been named to the President’s List for the 2020 fall semester at the University of South Carolina-Aiken. Styers is a member of the class of 2025. To be eligible for the President’s List, students had to be enrolled full-time and maintain a GPA of at least 3.5.

Edward Cappellina of Litchfield has been named to the Dean’s List for the 2020 fall semester at the University of Hartford. He is a junior majoring in architectural design and technology.

For more than 15 years, the student portfolio managers of Bryant University’s Archway Investment Fund (AIF), including Litchfield resident Shea Mahan, have applied the investment principles they’ve learned in the classroom by managing a real-life investment portfolio and making real trades. This past year, the AIF faced what was perhaps its greatest test as the students successfully navigated turbulent financial markets due to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic.

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Abigail Yanaway of Litchfield participated in Albright College’s “Music of the Living” choral concert on March 27 as a soprano in the concert choir . Yanaway is majoring in fashion/costume design.

Directed by Jordan M. Shomper and featuring a repertoire written by living composers, this virtually-delivered concert celebrated black history and women’s history through three genres of choral music associated with the black community: gospel (“City Called Heaven”); concert spiritual (“Yonder Come Day” and “Harriet Tubman”); and African-American, non-idiomatic motet (“The Word Was God”).

Beyond the typical work associated with learning to sing music for any concert, Albright’s choral ensembles invested many rehearsals discussing the differences between these genres and how to perform the works as authentically as possible.

Founded in 1856, Albright College is a diverse community of learners cultivating integrity, curiosity, connection and resilience. The college’s flexible curriculum encourages students to combine and cross majors to create individualized academic programs. Close faculty mentorship and numerous experiential learning options create opportunities for Albright graduates to exceed their own expectations. Located in Reading, Pa., Albright enrolls more than 1,800 full-time undergraduates and 700 adult learners and graduate students.