A pair of Glens Falls High School seniors received special recognition from the Adirondack Area School Boards Association for their outstanding work in the field of community service.
Seniors Katherine Lieberth and Julian Stedman were among the group of 29 students throughout the region to receive a $350 award for their hard work outside of the classroom.
Katherine volunteered her time with St. Mary’s Youth Group, where she helped with various parish events, including the annual coat drive and Kids’ Easter Event. She is also a member of Soroptimist International and played an important role in this year’s International Girls Day event for the organization. As the National Honors Society secretary for Glens Falls High School, Katherine participated in the Paint A House Project, C.R. Wood Cancer Center Bike-A-Thon, and helped organize Elementary School Activity Nights.
When she isn’t volunteering, Katherine is a three-sport athlete in swimming, nordic skiing, and lacrosse. She’s also the Co-Editor in Chief of the Glens Falls Insider.
Julian volunteered his time with the St. Mary’s Parish of Glens Falls, where he served in a vital role with the Youth Ministry as an event planner, helped with the parish’s clothing drive, and supported the parish’s Christmas caroling activities. He also worked with Meals on Wheels and the New York State Special Olympics as a race marshal and worked on grooming trails for certain events. On top of those responsibilities, Julian serves as a mentor for young runners enrolled with the Kerry Pup’s Running Club.
Outside of his efforts to give back to his community, Julian is a three-sport athlete in track and field, cross country, and swimming – where he received a Scholar Athlete Award for Section II. Julian also serves as a State Delegate for the New York State American Legion Auxiliary.