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March 11, 2013

'Women of Distinction' nominations sought

Staff Report
The Daily Star

---- — State Sen. James L. Seward, R-Milford, is seeking local nominations for the state senate’s annual Women of Distinction celebration. 

The senate will honor distinguished women from throughout the state at a May 7 reception in Albany, where each honoree’s photograph and biography will become part of a special exhibit.

“There are remarkable women in our midst whose lives, work or special accomplishments contribute to making our communities better, making our families stronger and serve as special examples to others,” Seward said in a media release. “The New York State Senate’s ‘Women of Distinction’ program provides a special opportunity to honor these women for their achievements and to thank them for the special pride they bring to our communities.”

Previous honorees have included leading women from the worlds of business, academics and civic life, as well as those who have performed heroic or selfless acts, made significant discoveries or provided examples of personal excellence against difficult odds.

Women who live in the 51st Senate District are eligible to be considered for recognition. Nomination forms are available at, or can be requested by calling Seward’s district office at 432-5524.

Nominations, due April 5, must include a biography of 250 words or less and a high-resolution photograph. Full instructions are contained in the online nomination form.

Seward’s honoree last year was Schoharie County’s Susan McGiver, an award-winning business owner who manages a third-generation family owned manufacturer, the Harva Company.