Local students enroll at St. Lawrence University in Canton

CANTON, NY — The Class of 2026 are leaders in and out of the classroom. They’re artists and performers, entrepreneurs, athletes, and advocates. Even before they matriculated on August 21, 2022, they set the bar high for future Laurentians. They came to St. Lawrence with a cumulative four-year GPA of 92.3-a record for an incoming class.

Chase Aubin of Black River (13612)

Lauren Barrett of Watertown (13601)

Catherine Barstow of Potsdam (13676)

Hayden Beyer of Lowville (13367)

Landree Chamberlain of Potsdam (13676)

Grayson Chapman of Massena (13662)

Ariana Chiarenzelli of Potsdam (13676)

Peter Coakley of Canton (13617)

Sabella Cromie of Massena (13662)

Chris Downs Jr. of Canton (13617)

Sean Farrand of Gouverneur (13642)

Elizabeth Finnerty of Canton (13617)

Michael Flyzik of Chaumont (13622)

Matthew Goolden of Ogdensburg (13669)

Brianna Grant of Potsdam (13676)

LeahBeth Guerard of Brasher Falls (13613)

Katie Hallett of Theresa (13691)

Caroline Hines of Canton (13617)

Elizabeth Hoyt of Winthrop (13697)

Joshua King of Norfolk (13667)

Whitney LaFave of Watertown (13601)

Lily LaMere of Madrid (13660)

Lily Locke of Clayton (13624)

Nick Lyndaker of Canton (13617)

Amara McGowan of Potsdam (13676)

Carys Murray of Potsdam (13676)

Brandon Pelletier of Massena (13662)

Emily Perez of Watertown (13601)

Mattigan Porter of Canton (13617)

Maura Richards of Colton (13625)

Cole Siebels of Gouverneur (13642)

Camryn Sipher of Canton (13617)

Adarra Smith of Potsdam (13676)

Christopher Tavenner of West Leyden (13489)

Jennah Thompson of Canton (13617)

Kennedy Wilson of Hannawa Falls (13647)

Connor Wood of Gouverneur (13642)

Thirty-eight percent of students ranked in the top 10 percent of their respective graduating high school classes, and 70 percent were in the top quarter.

Members of the class come from 394 high schools across 32 states and Washington, D.C. Diversity-meaning those who identify as people of color or international students-is at 24 percent. Gender representation is 53 percent women, 46 percent men, and 1 percent non-binary. Sixteen percent of the class are considered first-generation students-students whose parents did not complete a four-year college or university degree-and nearly 17 percent have family ties that connect them to St. Lawrence, including siblings, parents, and grandparents. Eleven percent of students hail from the North Country.

Throughout high school, 75 percent of incoming students made a difference in their communities through service and fundraising efforts, while 87 percent held leadership roles. Eighty-nine percent of incoming students represented their high schools on sports teams and 37 percent will represent the scarlet and brown as they continue their athletic careers at St. Lawrence.

At St. Lawrence, each first-year student participates in the University’s nationally-recognized First-Year Program (FYP), one of the oldest living-learning programs in the country. The FYP helps students make successful transitions from high school to college. Students live together as a cohort and are taught by faculty teams, developing the writing, speaking and research skills needed to be successful in college and beyond. Students continue to hone these skills in a spring First-Year Seminar.

Fall semester classes began on Aug. 24.

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