Alexis Shaw named Patriot Scholarship Winner for 2016
(L-R BHS Principal Roxie Oberg, BHS School Counselor Matthew Roberts, Alexis Shaw, Alexis' Mother Amy Shaw, Attorney Michael Zuckerman)
One of the most prestigious scholarships at Binghamton High School was awarded to senior Alexis Shaw.
“Alexis Shaw is a special young woman,” said Matthew Roberts, her school counselor. “I believe she is the pinnacle of what the Patriot Scholarship represents.”
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.
Shaw has a cumulative weighted GPA of 97 and a current weighted class rank of 22 out of 377 students. She is a member of the girls’ varsity volleyball team and is also participating in the New Visions Academy Health Program through BOCES. New Visions is an extremely competitive program that allows students the opportunity to continue their academic pursuit, while having great opportunities to volunteer and shadow those in the field they are looking to pursue. Shaw plans on studying medicine and hopes to one day become a prenatal surgeon.
“It’s really kind of a dream come true to get the chance to go to a school that might have been out of my price range and it just means a lot that the high school and the panel would pick me for the award,” Shaw said.
The Patriot Scholarship is a four-year scholarship and Shaw will receive $5,000 for the first year and $2,500 each following year as long as she maintains a 2.5 GPA.