Tamia Hackworth - Building Foundations And Dreams

Tamia Hackworth

2017 Recipient

Tamia Hackworth

Tamia Hackworth graduated of Frederick Douglass Academy 1 in 2017. She will be studying at the University at Albany, pursuing a major in economics and minor in Spanish.

    As part of the Building Foundations organization, Adam Leitman Bailey founded the Raymond “Hap” Harrison scholarship 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’s recipients who graduated from high school this past year include Tamia Hackworth, Edwin George, Daliza Galarza, Andrea Delacruz, and New Milford’s Tara Moat.



    Adam Leitman Bailey Awards Full College Scholarship In Honor of Mr. John M. Murphy, Sr.

    Adam Leitman Bailey awards forty thousand dollar scholarship in honor of Mr. John M. Murphy, Sr. to a graduating high school student to assist in furthering her education.

    “Dear Mr. John M. Murphy, Sr.,

    I am writing to thank you for your generous forty thousand dollar scholarship. I was elated to learn of my selection for this honor and I am truly grateful for your support. I am a senior at the Frederick Douglass Academy 1 in Manhattan, NY. Since I will start college next fall, I plan to major in political science and pursue a career in law. My internships helped me confirm my decision and I feel this is the best option for me. By awarding me this scholarship , you have lightened my financial burden which allows me to focus more on the most important aspect of school, learning. I am committed to maintaining a stellar grade point average and exceeding your expectations as a college student. Your generosity has inspired me to help others and give back to the community. I hope one day I will be able to help students achieve their goals just as you have helped me.


    Tamia Hackworth”


    2017 Raymond “Hap” Harrison Scholars Luncheon

    Scholarship recipients, old and new, joined Adam Leitman Bailey on Thursday, July 27th, 2017 for the annual Scholars Luncheon. Taking in the scenery, everyone reflected upon their experiences, thanking Adam for the opportunities and experiences he provided.

    Each year, Adam Leitman Bailey, in conjunction with Building Foundations and Dreams, sits down with these inspiring students (from the most recent university graduates to rising college freshmen) to honor their hard work and celebrate their outstanding achievements, both inside and out of the classroom. At the annual luncheon, the recipients have the chance to talk one-on-one with Mr. Bailey, network with one another, and provide Adam with their latest updates – new jobs, awards received in the previous semester, and other exciting adventures in their personal and professional lives. This year was particularly special, as it marked the tenth year of the scholarship’s existence.

    Scholarship Winners - Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.