High School senior Natalie Sheehan was named the winner of the 2017 Patriot
Scholarship. Sheehan’s guidance
counselor Jennifer Farrell nominated her for the prestigious award and says
that Sheehan is the trifecta of students.
contributed to the academia community, musical community and the Binghamton
City community,” Farrell said. “She is dedicated, diligent, conscious and
The scholarship was established at BHS in
the late 1980’s by an anonymous donor who wanted to assist a graduating senior
further his/her education in a way he/she might not financially be able to do.
The recipient must be in the top 100 of the class and have exhibited good
attendance, but more importantly the recipient must have made a positive
contribution to the school community.
Sheehan is currently ranked number three in
her class and has been playing the clarinet and bass clarinet throughout her
years in the district. She will graduate with an Advanced Regents diploma with
honors and the Project Lead the Way Diploma for pre-engineering.
hopes to one day work in engineering, creating a total-ride experience for
families comparable to rides at Walt Disney World. Sheehan is looking at a
number of colleges including Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Brown
University and Worchester Polytechnic Institute.
will be a wonderful addition to any University or college,” Farrell said. “Her
high level of involvement coupled with her work ethic will ensure her success
in the future.”
The Patriot Scholarship is a four-year
scholarship and Sheehan will receive $5,000 for the first year and $2,500 each
following year as long as she maintains a 2.5 GPA.