Esha Kataria '20 awarded Perry Levy '85 Scholarship
Esha Kataria ‘20 was this year’s recipient of the Perry S. Levy Outward Bound Scholarship, an endowed fund that provides an annual grant for a Kingswood Oxford student to attend a two-week Outward Bound program. The scholarship was established by Judie and Coleman B. Levy, their children – Dean ’87, Matthew ’89, and Evan ’93 – and Perry’s wife, Melissa Levy, in memory of Perry S. Levy ‘85, who passed away of cancer in October 1999. Dean Levy '89 came to campus on Feb. 27 to present the award in person to Kataria in front of the student body. In order to be considered for the opportunity, students were asked to submit an example of how they lived their life to the fullest, their inspiration for doing so, and their interest in Outward Bound.
At KO, Perry was awarded the Merritt Prize, which honors a senior “who best demonstrates the results of a Kingswood Oxford education.” In addition to succeeding as a student at KO, Perry earned varsity letters in football, wrestling, and baseball and was active in various student organizations.
The first grant was awarded in the spring of 2003, and last year’s winner, Mckenzie Piehl ’19, participated in an eight-day course of rock climbing and hiking in Colorado.
Located in West Hartford, CT just steps from Blue Back Square, Kingswood Oxford is a private school inspiring co-ed day students in grades 6-12 with a college preparatory curriculum. Empowered students become clear confident communicators, resourceful problem-solvers, and ethical leaders. KO: where unlimited potential meets endless opportunities.