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Graduating New Milford High School Senior; (Now) Dr. Kinjal Desai, Has Been Chosen As the Second Annual Winner of the Raymond “Hap” Harrison Scholarship – 2009

New Milford High School allumni (now) Dr. Kinjal Desai was the second recipient of the Raymond “Hap” Harrison scholarship. Dr. Desai was a member of the 2009 graduating class of New Milford High School. Dr. Desai graduated from the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in 2016. She works in Manhasset, NY and specializes in Pediatric Cardiology.

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 that will be attending Rutgers University. Mr. Bailey, a 1988 graduate of New Milford High School, is also a Rutgers University alumnus. 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.

Dr. Kinjal Desai has received National Merit recognition, the Edward J. Bloustein Scholarship, been recognized as a Martin Luther King Youth Leader and was valedictorian of her graduating class. She has also received four years outstanding recognition in English, Science and Math and was a member on the New Milford High School Mathletes team.

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