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Alumni Spotlight: Nick Zapp

Nick Zapp

This month's Alumni Spotlight is Nick Zapp, who graduated from the Hudson Senior High School in the Class of 2009.

What are you doing now?
Currently, I am a second-year law student at Albany Law School where I am a member of the Albany Law Review. This past summer I interned with the Office of General Counsel at the Department of Environmental Conservation.

What made you choose the field that you are now in?
The idea of attending law school came about while I was a student at Hudson High School and my AP U.S. History teacher, Mrs. Naramore, suggested I look into it. She took me along with fellow students to an event held at Albany Law School and from that point on I had a feeling that was what I wanted to do. Then at Hobart College I learned about the challenges our country faces with a growing population and finite resources, which has pushed me towards the area of environmental law.

What was the most important thing you learned at the Hudson City School District?
Hudson City School District is unique in that the student body is very diverse.  This offered me the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of different cultural viewpoints and it has made me adept at working well with others.

If you could give any advice to Hudson students, what would it be?
Ask questions! If you are unsure about something then raise your hand and ask for clarification, or stay after class for help. Put in the extra effort. I am a firm believer that the teachers and the support staff at Hudson are top-notch. They are great resources, but ultimately it is your responsibility to utilize them.