For many years, the Business and Education Committee of the Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce has offered a $1,000 scholarship to any graduating senior who is a resident of Schuyler County or attends Bradford, Odessa-Montour, or Watkins Glen Central School Districts.
The Business and Education Committee is pleased to announce this year’s winner, Nakiaha Robinson as the 2018 recipient. Nakiaha is a senior at Odessa-Montour High School. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Interact Club, and Yearbook. She has also served as Student Council President and as a member of the Superintendent’s Leadership Group. She is also captain of the varsity basketball team. She was the recipient of the Rotary Student of the Month award in September 2017.
For her application, Nakiaha’s selected the essay prompt “Who has been the most influential person in your life and why?” She wrote about her adoptive mother, Polly Garrison, saying, “This is a tribute to a woman who constantly inspires me, motivates me, is there for a hug on my down days, and has shown be unconditional love even before she took me in.”
Nakiaha’s plans for the future include attending St. John Fisher College in Rochester, where she will major in pre-law with a minor in sociology.