New Milford High School named Diane Montecuollo and Alejandro Hincapie the third annual recipients of the Raymond “Hap” Harrison Scholarship. Miss Montecuollo and Mr. Hincapie are members of the 2010 graduating class of New Milford High School.
Adam Leitman Bailey started this scholarship in honor of his high school cross country and track coach, Raymond “Hap” Harrison. The scholarship is awarded annually to a New Milford High School graduate. 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.
To honor each year’s recipient, New Milford High School has designed and placed a large plaque in the halls of the high school for all students to strive and aspire to.
Starting in the fall of 2010, Diane Montecuollo will be attending the College of New Jersey. Diane interned at Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. during the summer of 2009. Alejandro Hincapie will be attending Rutgers University, making him one of the first members of his family to ever pursue a college degree. Both Diane and Alejandro graduated at the top of their class and have overcome significant obstacles.