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Alison Barone MS ’09 and Thomas Betrus ’09, MS ’12 were finalists in the M&T Bank Touchdown for Teachers Program sponsored by M&T Bank and the Buffalo Bills. The program recognizes local teachers for outstanding service to their schools and communities. Barone, a physical education teacher at Lovejoy Discovery School, and Betrus, a fourth-grade teacher at Marilla Primary School, were chosen from more than 430 nominees.

Barone, who was nominated by fellow colleagues, former students and parents, was awarded the grand prize and will receive a $2,000 grant and a classroom appearance by a Buffalo Bills player.

Read more about Barone and Betrus here.

Submitted by: College Communications