Binghamton High School | December 2012


Students host community event to encourage classmates to graduate

Are YOU in? Binghamton students challenged their peers to get focused on graduating. Students organized a community resource fair to help classmates and their parents get to know the supports available to them, both in the school and around the community.

Students and families met with representatives from the Guidance Department, Upward Bound, The Haven, US Military, College Connections, The Urban League, Sister to Sister, and more. Culinary Arts students cooked and served delicious food (for free!) and Student Government Officers moderated a Q&A panel featuring formerly at-risk students who overcame struggles and challenges to achieve graduation. Then, students and staff took to the court for a 3-on-3 basketball tournament to benefit Dollars for Scholars! A great time was had by all!

Thank you for joining us on this afternoon of fun, knowledge, and powerful conversation to focus on what teens have to say about the dropout crisis– and the support they need to graduate.

Student organizers experience new role of peer leadership

Planning this real-world event led to great personal growth for many students! This event was presented by students in Emily Buss’ 10th grade Careers English class. Ms. Buss and her students submitted the winning proposal to host this event in partnership with WSKG’s American Graduate project.

What does a high school diploma mean to them?

This event was held on December 15, 2012 from 1:00 to 4:00pm at Binghamton High School, 31 Main Street, Binghamton, NY.