Graduating seniors from area high schools will be honored at the Annual Scholars’ Recognition Dinner on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at the Marriott Hotel in Albany.
The annual event honors outstanding scholastic achievement by members of the graduating classes of the public, private, parochial, and BOCES secondary schools in 11 neighboring counties. These students are chosen by their schools on the basis of scholarship, leadership, and service to their schools and communities. Each of these students then identifies the teacher who has had the most significant influence on him or her to join them at the dinner. Teachers chosen several times over the years of the program are individually recognized at the dinner.
The dinner will also include a keynote speech by Dr. Robert Bangert-Drowns, Dean of the School of Education at the University at Albany.
The students and teachers will also be featured in a supplemental insert in the Times Union the morning after the ceremony. The insert will include photos and quotes from both the students and their teachers. The student quote explains why the teacher has inspired them while the teacher quote expresses what it was like to have the student in class.
The Scholars’ Recognition Program is an innovative Capital Area Business and Education Partnership among the School of Education at the University at Albany; Freihofer’s; Whiteman, Osterman & Hanna, LLP; CSArch, and CASDA.