Four locals earn spot on Dean's List at Colby College

More of our area's high-achievers

Area students were named to the Dean's List at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, for outstanding academic achievement during the spring semester of the 2016-17 year. Students earned a semester grade point average of 3.77 or higher this spring to be included on Colby's highly selective Dean's List.

  • Keith Barnatchez of West Yarmouth, Mass., a member of the Class of 2018, attended Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School and is the son of Chandler and Kelly Barnatchez of West Yarmouth, Mass. He majored in economics-mathematics and mathematical sciences with a concentration in statistics.
  • John C. Kensinger of Los Angeles, Calif., a member of the Class of 2017, attended Loyola High School and is the son of Michelle Harper of Los Angeles, Calif., and Robert Kensinger of Eastham, Mass. He majored in global studies.
  • Matthew J. Martin of East Sandwich, Mass., a member of the Class of 2018, attended Sandwich High School and is the son of Wesley and Martha Martin of East Sandwich, Mass. He majored in computer science and government.
  • Kaitlin R. McManus of Falmouth, Mass., a member of the Class of 2020, attended Falmouth High School and is the daughter of Devin and Anandi McManus of Falmouth, Mass. She majored in psychology and biology with a neuroscience concentration.

Founded in 1813, Colby is one of America's most selective colleges. Serving only undergraduates, Colby offers a rigorous academic program rooted in deep exploration of ideas and close interaction with world-class faculty scholars. Students pursue intellectual passions, choosing among 58 majors or developing their own. Independent and collaborative research, study abroad, and internships offer robust opportunities to prepare students for postgraduate success. Colby is home to a community of 2,000 dedicated and diverse students from around the globe. Its Waterville, Maine, location provides access to world-class research institutions and civic engagement experiences. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on