Story and photos by Michael Turton
Family, friends, classmates, teachers, teammates and coaches gathered at Haldane on Nov.16 to cheer on Liz Milner at a brief ceremony during which she signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Fordham University next fall on a full basketball scholarship. Milner, a New York State Scholar Athlete, has starred in basketball at Haldane since eighth grade. She was part of the 2008 State Championship team and served as team captain in 2009. She has also played for the Lady Knicks AAU basketball team.
Fordham offered Milner a “full-ride” scholarship, including course fees, room, board, books, and uniforms. She has been accepted into the new Gabelli School of Business and hopes to participate in the Global Honors Program to enhance her studies in Business and Communications. She will attend school full-time for the next four years.
Commenting on Milner’s choice of universities, Haldane High School principal Brian Alm said, “Liz’s academic and athletic resumes are incredibly impressive, but what is most impressive is the patience, wisdom and maturity she exhibited throughout this process. She was courted by some of
the biggest names in Division I athletics as well as the highest caliber academic schools. She stayed true to the most important criteria — choosing the school that was the best fit for her personally, her academic goals, and her future. We are all proud of her, but I would say we are all more inspired than we are proud.”