The Greater Good: Albany Law School scholarship, Eagle Scout honored

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New scholarship for Albany law students

A $1 million gift will support firefighters, EMS and nontraditional Albany Law students. The new Christopher Steadman Scholarship will provide full, yearlong tuition to a student that has given back to the community. The renewable scholarship will be awarded yearly and will be given primarily to students with a record of service as a volunteer or on-call firefighter, EMS provider or a non-traditional student with preference to people formerly in the building trades now pursuing a second career. Steadman – who is putting up the money – is a former Albany area attorney who now lives in New Hampshire. He pursued his law degree after working as a carpenter for years.

Berkshire County teacher recognized

A teacher in the Berkshires is one of six finalists in Massachusetts for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Elsa Herraez Hernandez teaches science at Monument Mountain Regional High School in Great Barrington. These awards are considered the nation’s highest honor for teachers in the United States.

Freihofer’s Run for Women poster designs

The Freihofer’s Run for Women is looking for poster submissions.
The run is teaming up with the Arts Center of the Capital Region to offer a $500 prize for the winner. Posters must be original artwork. The contest runs through April 21.

Altamont Eagle Scout gets big recognition for project

An Altamont Eagle Scout’s service project has been named the best for 2022 by the local scout council. Derek Zieske’s project involved installing computer and camera systems at the First Reformed Church of Berne – allowing the church to broadcast its services online. His project will now be considered at the regional and national level for the Scouts overall Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year.