July in England
President Rüütel, the Republic of Estonia, recently presented FLF member Retired Colonel William Mackie of Potomac Falls, Virginia, with a Third Class Order of the Cross of the Eagle for Mackie’s work as the United States’ first Defence Attaché to Estonia and Advisor to the Commander of Estonia’s Defense Forces while he was the United States’ Defense Attache` to Finland. The award was made on the occasion of the 85th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia.
Honors for Krystle Lang
This Spring, a very proud mother, Dawn Lang of Vestal, NY, along very proud grandparents, Blanche and Eero Ruuspakka of Newfield, attended the induction ceremonies for Krystle Lang, into the Golden Key International Honor Society. This recognition honors her outstanding academic achievement, representing the top 15 percent of her junior class at the University of Rhode Island. Krystle was also inducted into the Beta Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the highest academic honor a college undergraduate can receive in the United States.
This Fall Krystle was also inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.
Krystle is currently a senior at the University of Rhode Island majoring in Biology.
News of last year’s Finger Lakes Finns Scholarship winner
Krystle’s sister Kimberly Lang, was named to the Dean’s List at SUNY Binghamton University this past semester. Kimberly is currently a sophomore majoring in Political Science with a concentration in International Dependencies. In June she became a NYS certified EMT and serves on the University’s Harper’s Ferry EMS Squad as well the Vestal EMS.