Senior Ryan Lassen Named as 2019 Recipient of Justin O’Keefe Award
Congratulations to Ryan Lassen, 2019 recipient of the Justin O’Keefe “Never Give Up” Memorial Scholarship Award.
Ryan, a Highlands “Lifer,” is the captain of the boys varsity basketball team and holds the school record for eight 3-pointers in a game. He was presented with this award on the team’s senior night.
Each year, the O’Keefe family awards one senior a trophy and $1,000 in memory of their son Justin who played basketball at Highlands from elementary through varsity and lost his battle with cancer a few years ago. This year the award is especially meaningful as Ryan’s dad, Scott Lassen, played basketball with Justin on this very same court.
Many thanks to the O’Keefe family for their support of the Knights athletic program and for keeping Justin’s memory alive through the sport of basketball. To view this year’s presentation, including Coach Reg Cook sharing memories of Justin and Ryan’s successes on the basketball court, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7Au9gPwoG4.