Julia Cooper of Edgartown was honored at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy in Bourne for her participation in the Advanced Studies and Leadership Program. Julia is an eighth grader at the Edgartown School.
Alison McAndrew, Andrew Randall, Katelyn Weber, Hannah Elias, Katherine Dorr, Clara Maynard, and Dana Jacobs have recently qualified to participate in the Dressage4Kids Youth Festival in New York.
Rosie Bick, Mitch Low, and Juliet Benoit were accepted into the Claudette Peterson Vocal Studio's OperaFest 2008. Rosie will sing "Cunegonda" from Leonard Bernstein's "Candide," Mitch will sing in the Torreador Scene from Bizet's "Carmen," and Juliet was to perform "Cherubino's Aria" from La Nozze di Figaro by Mozart but has withdrawn due to illness.
The Martha's Vineyard Hospital Child Care and Learning Center recently became reaccredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
Paul Karasik recently won an Eisner Award in the Best Archival Collection category for his book, "I Shall Destroy all the Civilized Planets." Mr. Karasik will release a second volume, "You Shall Die By Your Own Creation" in 2009.
Kathleen Corey Lynch, formerly of Oak Bluffs, was recently named Executive Director for the Xavier Society for the Blind in New York, N.Y. The first woman to hold the position, she is the daughter of Henry and Patricia Corey of Oak Bluffs.