CASTLETON, Vt. — Alexa Fryover, of Jay, recently was awarded the Castleton College Academic Excellence Award in Theater Arts for the 2016-17 academic year.

The award is given annually to a student who is deemed the top student in his or her major.

Castleton University is small enough to be a community where every student matters, yet offers more than 75 programs of study for undergraduate and graduate students, 29 varsity sports, and over 40 clubs and organizations. The university stresses community service and provides exceptional programs for first year students.