Five Towns students named to dean’s list

Inwood residents helps fundraise for DElaware foundation


Inwood resident Essence Hightowe was named to the SUNY Plattsburgh dean’s list for the fall semester. To be eligible, undergraduate students must achieve a minimum 3.5 semester grade point average with at least 12 credit hours. Part-time, matriculated students are also eligible for the dean’s list after accruing 12 credit hours consecutively and achieving a minimum 3.5 grade point average.

Hewlett High School graduate Emanuel Cohen, a freshman majoring in cell and developmental biology at the University of Rochester, was named to the dean’s list for academic achievement for the fall semester. Cohen is a Lynbrook resident.

Melissa Meric, a University of Delaware student from Inwood, took part in the school’s UDance fundraiser that benefit’s the Wilmington, Delaware-based Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation.

UDance is the university’s largest student-run philanthropy, and in March the organization celebrated a year’s worth of fundraising during its 11th annual 12-hour dance marathon. UDance is the fifth largest college dance marathon in the nation with more than 2,000 student participants.

Throughout the academic year, students raised a total of more than $1.8 million. Funds provide financial assistance to families of children battling pediatric cancer and also fund cutting edge, life-saving research studies.