Graduating High School Senior, Raquel Beckford, Has Been Chosen As the Fifth Annual Winner of the Raymond “Hap” Harrison Scholarship
Adam Leitman Bailey named Raquel Beckford the fifth annual recipient of the Raymond “Hap” Harrison Scholarship. Ms Beckford is a member of the 2012 graduating class of Peace and Diversity Academy High School. Adam Leitman Bailey started this scholarship in honor of his high school cross country and track coach, Raymond “Hap” Harrison. When the scholarship began it was awarded annually to a New Milford High School graduate, but the scholarship has been expanded to include students from other schools that share the same vision as Raymond Harrison. Mr. Bailey is a 1988 graduate of New Milford High School. To receive the Harrison accolades, a recipient must possess many of the ideals and traits that Raymond Harrison instilled in Adam Leitman Bailey. The recipient must also demonstrate financial need and strong academic achievement, while at the same time pursuing Mr. Harrison’s deep-seated values of success and the desire to make the world a better place through helping others. Raquel has been a paid intern at Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. since the Fall of 2011. In the Spring, Raquel will graduate saluditorian of her class and has demonstrated the qualities required to become another Raymond “Hap” Harrison Scholarship winner.