Barnes earns MD, MPH degrees from Tufts

Clayton A. Barnes, MD, MPH, a graduate of Medomak Valley High School class of 2008 and University of Vermont class of 2011, has completed a combined course of study at Tufts University School of Medicine, Maine Track. He graduated with both Doctor of Medicine and Master of Public Health degrees.

Barnes' next step will be a residency in psychiatry at San Mateo County Psychiatry Residency Training Program in San Mateo, California. He attributes much of his success to the guidance of past teachers, mentors and coaches, including Jennifer Lee, Pat Delahanty and George Gould. He is the son of Jim and Linda Barnes of St. George and Ruth and Craig Merrifield of Washington.

Colby College students named to dean's list

WATERVILLE — Area students were named to the dean's list at Colby College for their outstanding academic achievement during the spring semester of the 2015-2016 year. To qualify, students must earn a semester grade point average of 3.75 or higher.

Jacob O. Hyatt of Thomaston, a member of the Class of 2018, attended Oceanside High School – East in Rockland. He is the son of Melanie Hyatt of Thomaston and Erik Hyatt of Warren.

Amanda V. Young of Warren, a member of the Class of 2018, attended Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro. She is the daughter of Lori Meservey of Warren and Donald Young of Warren.

Cushing woman earns Dean's High Honors at Nichols College

DUDLEY, Mass. — Alexandria Moreash-Kennedy of Cushing, an accounting major, has achieved Dean's High Honors for the spring semester at Nichols College.

Daggett brothers graduate from Pensacola Christian College

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Benjamin Brian and William Nathan Daggett, sons of Kathryn and Brian Daggett of Washington, graduated from Pensacola Christian College May 11.

Benjamin received a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice and has accepted a campaign staff position with the Maine state Senate Republicans.

William graduated magna cum laude, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in business with concentrations in finance and accounting. He is working this summer in accounting with Linda Bean's Perfect Maine and has been accepted into a Master of Accountancy program at Vanderbilt University's Owen Graduate School of Management.