Roy Halladay honored by his high school in moving ceremony

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Roy Halladay continues to have his memory honored months after his death. (AP Photo)
Roy Halladay continues to have his memory honored months after his death. (AP Photo)

Before Roy Halladay starred with the Toronto Blue Jays and the Philadelphia Phillies, he was a standout pitcher at Arvada West High School in Colorado.

Halladay’s high school paid tribute to the pitcher Monday with a special ceremony in his honor. Halladay died in a plane crash last November. He was 40.

As part of Arvada West’s ceremony, Halladay’s family was invited to be at the event. They were joined by some of Halladay’s former teammates from the 1994 state championship team. Halladay was a junior the year the high school took home the state championship. He graduated in 1995 and was drafted by the Blue Jays in the first round of the 1995 draft. He made his major-league debut for Toronto three years later.

Halladay’s father, Roy Halladay Sr., attended the event. He extolled the virtues Halladay displayed during his life and said he “learned a lot” from his son.

Since his death, Halladay has been remembered for being a generous teammate, a loving family member and a philanthropist. 

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