SOPHIE VIANDIER was recognized as an outstanding college student living and attending school in New Hampshire. She attends Gaia University online and is a finalist in The Rising Stars Awards, an initiative of Stay Work Play in partnership with New Hampshire Public Radio, that give awards in the categories of College Student of the Year, Young Professional of the Year, Civic Leader of the Year, Coolest Companies for Young Professionals, and Leadership Development Program of the Year. The Rising Stars awards event will be held on Oct. 7 in Manchester.
Jeffrey Robichaud, son of Jodie and Peter Robichaud, was awarded the 2014 Leadership Award from Clarkson University and will receive a $60,000 tuition scholarship at Clarkson. He is a senior at John Stark Regional High School. The award is given to students who demonstrate outstanding leadership qualities, have an academic interest in engineering, business, science or liberal arts, and are recognized as a positive contributor in the school and community.