Ruchi Patel is the recipient of the 2019 Jim Leffler Memorial Scholarship.
Awarded in memory of Jim Leffler, a swimming and cross country coach at Yorktown High School who lost a courageous battle with cancer in 2012, this scholarship is awarded to a college-bound member of the Yorktown cross country team. In selecting a recipient, consideration is given to academic achievement, leadership qualities, sportsmanship, citizenship, and extra-curricular and community activities.
Patel plans to attend Indiana University to study psychology. She is the daughter of Dipak and Anjana Patel.