Dana Doerflinger, Wellsville, has announced an intent to begin studies at Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Fla., in fall 2013. Doerflinger graduated from Gardner Edgerton High School and plans to pursue a bachelorís degree in marine biology.

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