The first graduates of the Hartford Youth Scholars Foundation will head off to college this year. The students participate in an intensive college prep program that begins in sixth grade. Students attend both public and private high schools in the Hartford area. First row - Reykelis Rosario (Avon Old Farms), Brittany Rodriguez (Suffield Academy), Shebrikea Warburton (Hartford Public - Engineering and Green Technology), Theo Greenwood (Salisbury School), Mustapha Muhammad (Great Path Academy), Tam Nguyen (Westover School). Second Row: Tchikeidi Benjamin (Avon Old Farms), Marcela Gonzalez (University High School of Science and Engineering), Amela Suljemanovic (Watkinson School), Harris Kuljancic (Loomis Chaffee), Jessie Cassarino (Kent School) and Kevin Leatherwood (CIBA).
Chion Wolf, special to The Courant
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