Featured students

Watch our Golden Eagles Soar

We are highlighting some of the work of our students during the 2020-2021 school year. Here are the students that stood out this year.

Malcolm Johnson, High School Senior

A business dreamed up by senior Malcolm Johnson, along with his peers in the New Visions Business Academy, took home the top prize at the Junior Achievement Entrepreneurial Summit last week.

Malcolm — along with students from Binghamton, Susquehanna Valley and Vestal — pitched plans for their business La Togue, a local rental service for designer dresses, at the JA Entrepreneurial Summit on Jan. 27.

“It was a great opportunity to see a larger group of ambitious peers in a time when we are forced to avoid groups wherever possible,” Malcolm said. “JA put together a great event and I would love to see it happen again!”

Students developed a Lean Canvas (business plan template) that focused on the following:
  • The Problem
  • The solution
  • Existing Alternatives
  • Unique Value Proposition
  • Key Metrics
  • High-Level Concept
  • Unfair Advantage
  • Channels of distribution
  • Customer Segments
  • Early Adopters
  • Cost Structure and
  • Revenue Stream
Malcolm and his team presented the details of the Lean Canvas in a three-minute presentation to a panel of judges and conducted a Q&A session. The judges advanced their team to the final round where they virtually presented to all the students, mentors and judges at the summit.

All of the participants voted for their top choice at the end and, La Togue came out on top! Each member of the team won a new laptop, courtesy of Ernst & Young. The Event was put on by Junior Achievement of Central & Upstate NY.

Congratulations to Malcolm and all involved!


Jacob Baker, High School senior

Jacob Baker, who is a member of the New Visions Engineering Program, worked to help create a holiday light display at the entrance of the Broome-Tioga BOCES campus on Glenwood Road in Binghamton. Jacob helped program strands of lights that wrapped around poles to form glowing Christmas trees.
The display, dubbed the Glenwood Holiday Forest, was formally lit on Dec. 15, 2020.
The trees were completed in December 2020 and stood outside the entrance of the Broome-Tioga BOCES campus on Glenwood Avenue in Binghamton.

Below is a gallery and video of the light display:

How to feature a student

We are highlighting the accomplishments of the students in our district through Watch Our Golden Eagles Soar. Do you know a student who should be featured on this page? Email Maggie Gilroy, Public Information Coordinator: [email protected].
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