Ross Awarded 2018 Patriot Scholarship

Kaziah Ross Named 2018 Patriot Scholarship Winner
Posted on 11/29/2018
Binghamton High School senior Kaziah Ross was named the winner of the prestigious 2018 Patriot Scholarship. Ross’ guidance counselor Jennifer Farrell nominated her for the award and said that she is a true representative of what Binghamton High School is all about.
“What sets Kaziah apart from others is her willingness to volunteer as a role model” Farrell said. “There is not a better candidate for this scholarship award.”
The scholarship was established at BHS in the late 1980’s by an anonymous donor who wanted to assist a graduating senior to 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.
Ross is a Full International Baccalaureate Diploma candidate and is currently ranked within the top 30 in her class. She is a five-year member and captain of the varsity basketball team as well as the BHS outdoor track team. She has participated in cheerleading for two years and she is an active volunteer for various programs and organizations. She will graduate with an Advanced Regents diploma and a Rod Serling Fine Arts Minor.
She fully intends to participate in basketball at the collegiate level and wants to pursue a career in biomedical engineering. Ross is looking at a number of colleges including Buffalo University, the University of Maine and Lehigh University.
“Whenever I see her she is always smiling and spreading joy,” BHS Associate Principal Miriam Purdy said. “She has a personality that makes the world a better place. She’s the whole package.”
The Patriot Scholarship is a four-year scholarship and Ross will receive $5,000 for the first year and $2,500 each following year as long as she maintains a 2.5 GPA.