Amaya Nina graduated from New Milford High School, the home of Raymond “Hap” Harrison and Adam Leitman Bailey’s alma mater. She will be attending a four-year university to study Speech Language and Hearing Sciences.
As part of the Building Foundations organization, Adam Leitman Bailey founded the Raymond “Hap” Harrison scholarship over a decade ago, in honor of his high school cross country and track coach, who inspired him greatly. Since then, the scholarship has been awarded each year to recent high school graduates planning to attend college in the fall.
This year Adam Leitman Bailey presented the Raymond “Hap” Harrison Scholarship to Amaya Nina of New Milford High School. Amaya coordinated the research behind finding several hundred local organizations and schools that would serve as the recipients of a huge educational project in which copies of Mr Bailey’s recent children’s book, HOME, were donated to underprivileged and underserved areas.