• Joseph Hanna of Milford graduated with an M.S. in economics, Dec. 18, 2016, from the College of Letters and Science, in the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s winter commencement.

• Sang Jin Lee of Orange received a BS in business administration and management in January from Boston University.

• Eighty children, kindergarten to 8th grade, presented their problem-solving ideas to their peers and local judges at the Milford Education Foundation’s fourth annual Milford Invention Convention March 11 at Jonathan Law High School, made possible by the nonprofit foundation, the city public schools and the Milford Public Library.

Fifteen pupils were chosen to represent Milford at the CIC Southern Regional competition at Quinnipiac University March 25. They are, their school and invention names:

Skyler Agresti, Harborside, Flexy Snatch; Sathvik Sai Alla, Mathewson, Water Piper; James Allen, East Shore, The Get Under It!; Gianluca Armellino, West Shore, The Sole Sticker; Kaitlin Dobkowski, East Shore, Anytime Pocket; Lylah Eckert, Harborside, Study Stand; David Grant-Eckhart, Harborside, Magneta-wheel; Harshitha Kothapalli, JFK, FooPa; Nihitha Kothapalli, West Shore, Smart Nap; Steven Mingrone, Harborside, Luminect; Quinn Sclafani, West Shore, Shoe Crabs; Nathaniel Seluga, East Shore, Thirst Thrillers; Anika Thite, Harborside, Jogging Joules, Sadie Timmeny, Pumpkin Delight, Sled Buddy, Shriya Vaid, JFK, Kool Heater.

• Local students named to the Stonehill College Dean’s List are: Rachel Hannan, class of 2017, of Milford; Alexandria Peruzzi, class of 2020, of Milford; Matthew Shumaker, class of 2017, of Milford; Andrew Stofko, class of 2018, of Milford.

• Orange public schools students recognized by the South Central Area Superintendents’ Association were: Kwesi Asiedu and Grace Mahon from Race Brook School, Lucas Ketchian and Emma Kirck from Turkey Hill School and Nicholas Massey and Anna Saccente from Peck Place School.

Superintendents recognized students’ accomplishments based on high academic achievement, strong extra-curricular involvement, and an important commitment to community service.

The 11th annual Student Awards Luncheon was held March 17 at Cascade in Hamden.

• Team X students at Amity Middle School Orange created their annual valentines this year using their English (poems and stories) and artistic skills. The messages were delivered to Coachmans Square at Woodbridge, a senior living community.\

• St. Mary School, Milford, had a banner year in the 2017 New Haven Vicariate Athletic League.

The 6th Grade Junior Varsity Boys, 6th Grade Junior Varsity Girls, and the 8th Grade Varsity Boys teams for winning their championships.

The Varsity Boys beat St. Rita’s School from Hamden, the JV Boys beat St. Joseph School from Meriden and the JV Girls beat an undefeated St. Rita’s team.

The 5th Grade Boys JVN team also placed third in the division. All teams are now competing in the State Championship as well as the St. Mary Invitational Tournament.