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July 23, 2017

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Posted 5/12/17

Stock family establishes scholarship to honor sister, daughterStock's sister speaks during the presentation

The family of Amy Stock, a 1984 graduate of Gloversville High School killed by a drunk driver in 2015, awarded the first of an annual $500 scholarship in her name to a GHS senior who, like Stock, is focused on environmental conservation.

Kayli Stead was announced May 8 as the recipient of the 2017 Amy Stock Memorial Scholarship in Environmentalism during a presentation in the auditorium in which Stock’s family shared the story of Amy’s full life and her tragic death at the hands of a drunk driver at just 48 years of age.

In her will, Stock specified that she wanted a scholarship established in her name that would “support a young woman with high academic achievement and extra-curricular activities, especially in school government and sports, who is pursuing college studies and a career inThe Stock family in front of the high school environmental education, conservation or the sciences, with emphasis on a student with demonstrated financial need.”

Stock earned her Bachelor of Science in biomedical computing from Rochester Institute of Technology and a Master’s Degree in environmental studies from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. At the time of her death, she was working on her doctorate at SUNY Albany and was an adjunct lecturer in environmental studies at SUNY Empire State College. She co-founded Sustainable Saratoga, the not-for-profit organization that promotes sustainable practices and the protection of natural resources in the Saratoga Springs area. Stock’s book, “River Stories Healing Through Nature and Rivers” was published by her family posthumously, and proceeds from the book will help fund the scholarship.

In addition to revealing the scholarship’s recipient for 2017, the Stock family also had on display the STOP DWI Amy Stock Memorial, a trailer in which her demolished car is encased in an effort to tell Amy’s story and educate the public on the dangers of drinking and driving. GHS students had the opportunity to view the memorial, which was taken to other area high schools throughout the week.

In the photos: At top right, Amy's sister Eileen Anania talks about Amy's life and tragic death. Above, standing in front of the STOP DWI Amy Stock Memorial are Amy's family members who were in attendance at the presentation. They are, from left, her mother Mary Ann Stock, sister Maureen Moore, niece Isabella Anania, sister Eileen Anania, brother Tom Stock and father Arthur Stock.