Thompson names Associate of the Year, Shining Stars

UR Medicine Thompson Health named Mary Kate Corey, of Stanley, director of ICU and observation nursing, as its 2019 Associate of the Year.

More than 30 employees received the Shining Star Award, including Jennifer Army, Kerry Clark, Jeremy Cole, Stacy Gibbs, Gabriel Harvey, Laurie McFetridge, Kristen Meyer and Susan Shively, of Canandaigua; Angelica Troup, of Geneva; Robert “Tony” LaBore, of Farmington; Connie Armstrong, of Honeoye; Wendy Hurley, of Honeoye Falls; Carrie Aston, of Middlesex; Andrew Baader, Jessica Carey and Stephanie Gallo, of Naples; Heather Antonelli, of Palmyra; A. David Peter and Inga Simning, of Pittsford; Jennifer Lawrence, of Rushville; Caitlin Bonanni, Robert Brizzee and Edward Ruthven, of Shortsville; Lori DeRuyter, of Stanley; and Melissa Bauer, Elyse Catlin and Janice Kelly, of Victor.

Cynthia Teerlinck, of Naples Valley Family Practice, received special recognition for being a liaison to Thompson’s medical staff during the recent implantation of a new electronic health record system..


Victor soldier re-enlists with National Guard

Spc. Brian Ruscio, of Victor, recently re-enlisted to continue service with the New York Army National Guard.

Ruscio serves with the Company D, 3-126th Aviation.

“The most important Army asset we have is the individual soldier,” said Maj. Gen. Ray Shields, the adjutant general. “The dedication, skills and leadership traits they bring to our community and their employers are invaluable. By choosing to stay in the Army National Guard, they directly contribute to our nation's security and to the governor's ability to respond to disasters.”


Victor sophomore competing for motocross championship

Victor sophomore Trenton Sherman will represent New York at the 38th annual Amateur National Motocross Championship this summer in Tennessee.

Competing for the first time on 250cc machines, Sherman recorded a win at the area qualifier to move on to the regional championship.

The top six racers from regionals qualify for the national championship, and Sherman beat out over 160 entries to move on in two classes. He placed second in the junior division (12-17) and finished sixth overall in the 250cc limited class (stock bikes).

Sherman races on the MB60 Action Sports team on KTM SX 250 machines. He trains at Palmyra Racing Association’s Hogback Hill in Palmyra.