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Senior at NCCS named recipient of Knapp North Country Scholarship

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (June 19, 2009) - Alexandria Blake Sisson, of Champlain, N.Y., a senior at Northeastern Clinton Central School, has been named this year's recipient of the Knapp North Country Scholarship.

Sisson will put the funds toward a degree in journalism at SUNY Plattsburgh.

"It's going to help me out a lot because money is really a big issue today," she said. "The people who organize scholarships around here should be thanked a lot. It really does make a big difference."

"In continuing to fund these scholarships, the Champlain Telephone Company is making a difference in the lives of North Country youth," said Vice President for Institutional Advancement Anne Hansen. "We, at SUNY Plattsburgh, are grateful for these efforts."

The Knapp North Country Scholarship is made available through ongoing support from Champlain Telephone Company. It provides scholarships at the $2,500 level to high-achieving students from Northeastern Clinton Central School who have been admitted to SUNY Plattsburgh.

The award was named after the late Edith and Ken Knapp. Edith was the executive vice president of the Champlain Telephone Company and a known benefactor to many residents of the Champlain region. At 18 years of age, Ken was the youngest mayor ever of Mooers, N.Y. Ken also served on the SUNY Plattsburgh College Council.

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