The Major Stephen Reich Memorial Award was established in 2006 to honor one of Shepaug Valley High School's most beloved graduates.

Stephen was killed in action in Afghanistan on June 28, 2005 while bravely and honorably serving this great nation.  This award is given annually to a Shepaug Senior who stands out among the many students who give so much, in so many ways, to our school community. 

Stephen is remembered for his extraordinary leadership, his devotion to Washington, his family, his teammates, classmates and friends.