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New Haven Promise Celebrates 356 New Scholars

by Allan Appel | Aug 17, 2018 12:00 pm | Comments (6)

Born in New Haven to a family who came here from Mexico, Emily Lira took an AP psych course at Co-Op High School and was hooked. A month from now she’ll be majoring in the subject at University of Connecituct on a full-ride scholarship, the first person in her family ever to go to college.

Cameron Treichel remembers a speaker coming to his middle school classroom and telling him if he does well academically, performs community service, and stays out of trouble, he’d be eligible for a scholarship to help send him to college.

He took all that to heart, especially the community service of which he estimates he tallied one thousand hours while a student at the Sound School. Now he’s headed to UConn, buoyed by a generous financial aid package, as he launches on his journey into computer science.

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Yes They Did!

by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 14, 2018 6:51 pm | Comments (9)

Markeshia Ricks PhotoWith a shout of “Yes we can!” and the toss of some dirt, politicians and city officials launched the building of what will be the Barack H. Obama Magnet University School on the Southern Connecticut State University campus.

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