Posted at: 04/04/2013 10:57 AM
| Updated at: 04/04/2013 11:04 AM
By: WNYT Staff
LATHAM - The capital region is a special place.
On Wednesday we met 15 people who help to make our area so wonderful by their commitment to our community.
This year's Jefferson Award Nominees included a high school senior, who's also a 13 Kid Who Cares, people who provide holiday gifts for needy children, a man who teaches kids to be leaders and Bob Nevins the founder of the Saratoga War Horse program.
It's a program that helps veterans cope with stress after they come home from overseas.
Nevins won, and says he hopes the Jefferson Award will create more awareness about this program.
Nevins will now head to Washington D.C. for a chance to win at the national level.