Receives Degree

Tonya Leonard, a member of the class of 2008 at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., received a bachelor of science degree summa cum laude with honor in education studies.

Prior to commencement, she received the John P. Shepard Prize in Education Studies, named in honor of a former professor and given annually to the student who has demonstrated outstanding performance in both academic achievement and field work in education.

She is the daughter of Pia and Richard Leonard of Vineyard Haven.