Three Local Students Enroll at Colby College

More locals make their hometowns proud

Students from the Class of 2021 have enrolled at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, this fall. Before classes began Sept. 6, they took part in a weeklong orientation that included a civic engagement component in downtown Waterville, an introduction to academic and intellectual life at Colby, and an address by the Dr. Frank and Theodora Miselis Professor of Chemistry D. Whitney King at Colby's 200th Convocation.

  • Lena Hanschka of Vineyard Haven, Mass. (02568). She is a graduate of Marthas Vineyard Regional High School and is the daughter of Thomas Hanschka and Nancy Tutko of Vineyard Haven, Mass.
  • Lileana Sethares of Hyannis, Mass. (02601). She is a graduate of Barnstable High School and is the daughter of Betsey Sethares of Hyannis, Mass., and Stephen Sethares of Hyannis, Mass.
  • Delaney Wood of Centerville, Mass. (02632). She is a graduate of Sturgis Charter School and is the daughter of David and Andrea Wood of Centerville, Mass.

The Class of 2021 was selected from the largest and most academically qualified pool of applications in Colby's 205-year history. This class will be the first to benefit from DavisConnects, Colby's innovative program that supports all students in their pursuit of independent and collaborative research, global experiences, and internships to prepare them for postgraduate success.

Founded in 1813, Colby is one of America's most selective colleges. Serving only undergraduates, Colby's rigorous academic program is rooted in deep exploration of ideas and close interaction with world-class faculty scholars. Students may choose among 58 majors, including new or expanded programs in computational biology and genomics, environmental studies, and climate science. More than 100 courses at Colby, from across the disciplines, integrate the Colby Museum of Art's resources into the academic experience, a priority now enhanced by the creation of the Lunder Institute for American Art. Colby is home to a community of 2,000 dedicated and diverse students from around the globe. Its Maine location provides unique 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