JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — One Binghamton High School student will be awarded the ‘Noah Farrelly Kindness Counts Scholarship’ in memory of BHS graduate Noah Farrelly.
The 18-year-old was hit and killed by a car in December while jogging across the street at Stony Brook University.
“Noah was a very friendly, very social, very kind and generous kid,” describes Farrelly’s mother, Bridgette Farrelly.
She says the community helped them through tragedy by the sharing stories of Noah’s kindness.
“After his accident, there was a young man who started a gofundme page for Noah, I didn’t even know who he was, it turned out it was one of his competitors from another team that thought very highly of Noah and wanted to help out,” said Farrelly.
Combining these stories with a scholarship in Noah’s honor, the ‘Noah Farrelly Kindness Counts Scholarship’ was created.
The scholarship will be given to one Binghamton High School student who resembles the presence of Noah.
“We’re looking for students and faculty to come forward with stories of how their nominee made a difference in their lives, just as the people that reached out to us after Noah died.”
Funding will come from the Noah Farrelly Memorial Fund whose board members will select the recipient in a blind process.
Candidates must be pursuing higher education after high school.
PHOTO COURTESY: BRIDGETTE FARRELLY