Harris Halperin was an Ardsley High School Junior who passed away in March 2018 from a rare form of lymphoma. He was a 3-sport athlete at the Varsity level for boys soccer, lacrosse and the ski team. As a sophomore he was named the first Athlete of the Week for boys soccer, was the recipient of Most Improved Skier on the Ski Team, and was named a Captain of the 2018-2019 Varsity boys soccer team. He was an A student, a member of the National Honor Society, and an active member of the DECA and Debate clubs.
Harris was the consummate all-around student-athlete. He cared deeply about his classmates and teammates on and off the field. He always put others first. He had a sunny disposition and was a vibrant teenager that others wanted to be around. Harris grew up in Ardsley and loved living here. He battled his disease for 10 months with incredible fortitude and bravery - always maintaining a positive outlook. Throughout it all he always maintained the qualities with which he lived his life.
Information and Criteria for the Harris Halperin Scholarship
Purpose: The Harris Halperin Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a college bound Ardsley high school senior who has demonstrated the following traits in connection with (i) athletic accomplishment at the varsity level (ii) engagement in the school community:
Students eligible for the scholarship must be an Ardsley High School graduating senior who has participated in at least one or two varsity sports and who intend to continue their education at at four year college or university.
Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
Applicants must have a parent or guardian who is a member of the Ardsley Panther Booster Club.
The scholarship will be an annual scholarship in the amount of $1,000. An independent board of teachers and administrators from Ardsley High School will review the submissions and choose a winner. The scholarship will be awarded by the Ardsley Panther Booster Club at Senior Awards night.