22nd Annual Harpole Awards
Third-year law student Natalie Hollabaugh ’21 received the Harpole Memorial Scholarship and attorney Luis Garcia received the Harpole Attorney Award this year.
The honors recognize lawyers and students who have been nominated by their peers for working quietly in pursuit of justice while maintaining a sense of balance between their legal career or academic pursuits and their personal life.
Emily Fox ’21 nominated Natalie Hollabaugh ’21 for the Harpole Memorial Scholarship. “Even at her busiest, Natalie will make time for fellow students,” Fox wrote. “Every time I ask Natalie for help with something, be it looking over a paper, my confusion on a class subject, or a personal issue, her answer is “of course!” For Natalie, law school is not about competition or her individual success; it is about bringing each other up and succeeding together. She has a husband and a dog as well, and manages to make time for them on top of everything else. I used to wonder how she did all of this with her sanity intact, but have now realized that it is because of her passion for contributing to society and love of life.”
Local attorney Corina Ubario nominated Luis Garcia for the Harpole Attorney Award. “Luis represents and advocates for immigrants in Immigration Court, in the detention centers, those who have been victims of crimes, and helps immigrants with their green card applications and naturalizations,” Ubario wrote. “He will volunteer his time to the community on weekends, but sets time aside for family and makes spending time with them each week a priority. Most nights he is home to put his 1-year-old son to bed.”
The recipients embody the qualities that Harpole cherished and make her inspiring memory live on.