Nineteen seniors from Hartford's three public high schools have been named Fox Foundation Scholars.
The students were to be awarded $12,000 scholarships during a breakfast ceremony this morning at the Town and County Club.
The foundation was established by Lewis Fox - a Hartford Public High School graduate, local lawyer and school board member - as a memorial to his father, Jacob L. Fox. The scholarships have been awarded since 1937.
The scholars were selected by foundation trustees based on academic achievement, leadership, character, concern for others and a spirit of reverence.
The scholars, by school, are:
Hartford Public High
Jeanine Howard, a peer-teacher in both high school and fifth-grade programs about the risks sex poses to health and careers. She is a captain of the cheerleaders and runs outdoor track.
Jenelle Howard, also a peer-teacher in both sex-risk programs.
Abigail Morales, vice president of Aspira and a member of the volleyball team and Mass Mutual Academic Achievers' Club.
Miranda Stephenson, a cheerleader who also teaches in both sex-risk programs.
Jimmy Tang, a member of the robotics team who works on the yearbook at the Greater Hartford Academy of Math and Science.
Nina To, senior class president, student council member, cheerleader and student representative to the Hartford Board of Education.
Eva Arango, vice president of Bulkeley's chapter of the National Honor Society, co-captain of the volleyball team, tennis team member, co-founder of a church youth group and a peer-teacher in a sex-risk program.
Refije Deda, National Honor Society member, vice president of the Young Educators Society, and a peer-teacher in a sex-risk program.
Owen Deutsch, National Honor Society member, co-captain of the cross-country team and captain of the swim team.
Krizia Malave, member of the National Honor Society and Mass Mutual Achievers club.
Fludiona Naka, peer-teacher in a sex-risk program and member of the National Honor Society, Young Educators Society, International Club and golf team.
Begaeta Nukic, member of the National Honor Society, volleyball and math teams, president of the International Club and peer-teacher in a sex-risk program.
Estaphania Rodriguez, senior class president, National Honor Society chapter vice president, captain of the swim team and peer-teacher in a sex-risk program.
Kerri Bovell, National Honor Society member, baseball team student-manager, photographer for the Greater Hartford Academy of Math and Science yearbook and president of her church's youth group.
Shion Branford, member of the Mass Mutual Academic Achievers Club, president of the Caribbean Club and a youth director at his church.
Annmarie Clarke, president of Future Business Leaders of America, member of the Human Relations Club and basketball team student-manager.
Oprah Ellis, senior class president, vice president of the school's National Honor Society chapter and member of the Human Relations Club.
Sheana Gray, president of the Mass Mutual Academic Achievers Club, National Honor Society member and the captain of the track and field team.
Shenado Williams, president of the school's National Honor Society chapter, member of the United Nations Club and of the indoor and outdoor track teams.
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