2017 Scholarship Announcement
Franklin R. Myers Scholarship
ACRES is pleased to present the 2017 Franklin R. Myers Scholarship to Graham Brady, a Bernards High School graduating senior pursuing a degree in Environmental Studies at Pitzer College in the fall. The award was presented at the Bernards High School Awards Assembly on June 13.
The $500 scholarship was established in 2015 to honor the memory of the late esteemed educator and conservationist, Franklin R. Myers. For over thirty years as a biology teacher at Bernards High School, this visionary educator inspired and motivated a generation of students in conservation, land stewardship and wildlife management principles.
As creator of New Jersey’s first-in-state living laboratory, the BHS Nature Trail and Wildlife Sanctuary on the school’s six-acre pocket woodland, Franklin Myers’ passion for teaching and preserving the environment encouraged young minds while serving as a role model for the community.
Graham Brady achieved outstanding academic performance and demonstrated leadership and commitment to his school and community through his four years as Assistant Senior Patrol Leader for Troop 150 of The Boy Scouts of America. His two and half month Eagle project, planning and constructing a 220 foot path and arbor at his elementary school, provides students with an outdoor classroom for interdisciplinary learning.
Serving as a role model to younger Scouts, Graham participated as a Crew Reporter in an 86-mile, twelve day backpacking trek at Philmont Scout Ranch with the Boy Scouts. The following year, he individually participated in a demanding 200 mile, twenty-one day backpacking trek at Philmont, using his outdoor and creative problem-solving skills.
As founding member of the Bernards Jazz Quartet, Graham played his tenor saxophone for multiple community events, engineered live/studio recordings, managed finances and assisted younger musicians in the high school and community. Additionally, Graham participated in his church’s Music and Eucharistic Ministries.
ACRES is delighted to award the 2017 Franklin R. Myers Scholarship to Graham Brady.
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