Thursday was a busy day for BFA high school senior Bhupinderjit “Binny” Singh. It was also a proud day for the BFA community and Binny’s family.
After attending classes at BFA all day, Binny and his family traveled to the Statehouse in Montpelier so that he could receive recognition as one of Vermont’s Presidential Scholars. They were joined by Franklin West Superintendent Ned Kirsch, BFA Fairfax High School Principal John Tague and BFA Fairfax Director of Guidance Dave Buckingham.
Binny was selected for the honor from Vermont high school seniors based on his Academic Achievement, Involvement and Service, and Leadership and Character. Twenty five Vermont students were selected for this honor by the VT Agency of Education. “Binny is the first BFA Fairfax student to receive this honor in many years”, noted Dave Buckingham.
Binny has maintained a 4.0 GPA throughout high school. In addition he has participated in Scholars Bowl, Cross Country Running, Student Council, National Honor Society and basketball. To serve his community, Binny has participated in blood drives, trail repair and worked at basketball camp. He is currently the vice president of the National Honor Society and the senior class.
In his nomination, the faculty noted that, “when something needs to happen, you can always count on Binny to be involved. He is always willing to help anyone and does it with a positive attitude”
When asked what the honor meant to him, Binny stated: “It’s an awesome experience to receive recognition of any type. I never thought I would be able to go to the Statehouse for the work that I do every day for myself and others. It’s very humbling to be included in this group of students.”
After receiving the award and a few commemorative pictures, it was back on the road to Fairfax for the season opening boys basketball game versus Richford High School.
Binny started the game, won the opening tip-off, and helped the team to secure a victory with 14 points, 4 rebounds, and 6 assists.
The entire BFA Fairfax and Franklin West community is proud of the accomplishments of all of our students, including this fine young man. It is extremely exciting when we get to share our pride with the rest of the state. Congratulations, Binny!