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"It is the mission of Harwood Union High School to provide an educational and creative environment in which every person is valued as an individual, challenged as a learner and inspired to contribute to a democratic society. As a professional learning organization of all academic departments, we are prepared to work together in order to provide a unique and personalized learning experience for all students."

Liam Kenneth Hale Adventure Scholarship Information & Application

Harwood High School student Liam Hale loved Sugarbush. Liam began skiing in Micro Bears at age 4, then progressed to Mini Bears, and on to Diamond Dogs, which he continued until the age of 12. At age 10, Liam started mountain bike camp with his younger brother Joe. Liam soon began entering mountain bike competitions and did so fearlessly. Family vacations to Cape Cod allowed Liam and Joe to wear their matching Sugarbush t-shirts, prompting newly-formed friends on the beach to ask them about skiing. Instead of building sand castles, Liam built topographical sculptures of ski slopes in the sand.

During the last year of his life, golf became yet another passion of Liam’s, using a set of clubs his father bought for him. After work, he would rush down to the club to play nine holes with the guys. In the fall of 2016, Liam’s mother and her closest friends visited him while at work in the bike shop. He posed for a photo with his godmother in front of Gate House Lodge and proceeded to give a tour of the grounds, telling stories as he walked. Liam’s exposure to so many outdoor sports at Sugarbush made him a confident, adventurous and outgoing young man. His work experience at the mountain taught him responsibility and was a source of pride.

The Liam Kenneth Hale Adventure Scholarship is intended to provide a Harwood High School student with the opportunity to learn the skills, virtues, and passion Liam gained during the many joyous days he spent at Sugarbush. Each year students who will be completing their 10th-grade year will be eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Liam Kenneth Hale Adventure Scholarship: Sugarbush All-Resort Pass - Four seasons of fun with unlimited skiing/riding, golf, mountain biking, Health and Recreation Center access, disc golf, zipline, and bungee trampoline (one session per day).

Value: $3650  All-Resort Pass includes resort benefits such as 50% off day tickets at other Mountain Collective resorts, 20% off ski and ride group lessons, 10% off ski/snowboard tuning, 10% retail discount, 10% discount at Rumble’s Kitchen and Hogan’s Pub, 50% off golf private lessons.

Supplemental Scholarship: Equipment Allowance to be determined with the recipient of this scholarship.

Application Deadline: Monday, June 11 by 3pm in the school counseling office.

Please click here to download the application.

Criteria for the 2018 school year:

  • Member of the Class of 2020

  • Attendance in Good Standing (no unexcused absences)

  • Aspires to a healthy lifestyle


  • Application Cover Page
  • Essay including following information: why are you applying for the Liam Kenneth Hale Adventure Scholarship, why a healthy lifestyle is important to you, how will receiving this scholarship benefit you