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Harrison Senior Wins National Scholar-Athlete Award

Zach Evens is shown with Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics, Stewart Hanson at Harrison High School.
Zach Evens is shown with Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics, Stewart Hanson at Harrison High School. Photo Credit: Monica Miles, Harrison Central School District

HARRISON, N.Y. -- Senior Zach Evans of Harrison High School has received the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association Scholar Athlete Award.

He was chosen from among 150 highly qualified students and received a financial scholarship from the organization.

The guidelines for selection indicate that a student must be a senior, ranked in the top 25 percentile of his or her class, with strong ACT/SAT scores.

This student must be at least a two-sport varsity athlete and have a letter of recommendation from the school’s Athletic Director.

The student must demonstrate leadership and citizenship through community service and complete two essays – one of which has the theme “How High School Athletics Has Impacted My Life.”

At Harrison High School, Zach is an IB Diploma Candidate with High Honors and is a member of the National Honor Society as well as a member of the National Foreign Language Honor Society in both Latin and Spanish.

Zach is a three-sport varsity athlete in football, basketball, and track and field.

He was Captain of the Football team his senior year and Captain of the Boys Basketball team in both his junior and senior years.

He is also the President of the award winning HHS DECA Business Club and a Peer leader.

Outside of school, Zach is Co-President of the Non-Profit Junior Board of the MVP Basketball Camp in White Plains, whose mission is to raise money for camp scholarships for over 300 kids each summer, in addition to many other volunteer activities.

“It is an honor to win this award for Harrison High School and for all my teammates and coaches who have supported me so much through the years,” said Zach.

Zach will now move to the state level with the chance to advance to the nationals.

He will be attending the University of Pennsylvania in the fall, where he will be a member of the Ivy League Championship football team.

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