Throughout March, we highlighted outstanding women from Central New York. On April 1, we announced our winner: Therese Schoeneck. She is now qualified to be named Nexstar Media Group’s national Woman of the Year.

Below is the entire show, recognizing all four finalists.

Ruth Colvin

Ruth Colvin is known for starting an adult literacy program.

Joanne Shenandoah

Joanne Shenandoah is a Grammy-award winning musician and humanitarian.

Melissa King

For the last 30 years, the nonprofit Karing Kitchen has worked to meet the needs of the community.

Therese Schoeneck

Therese Schoeneck is the founder of Hope for Bereaved.