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After Donations, Hartford Graduate Promises To Finish College

After Donations, Hartford Graduate Promises To Finish College

HARTFORD — DeShawn Hamlet plans to spend the next few days doing laundry, packing bags, cleaning his room and saying hometown goodbyes. After weeks of doubt, Hamlet is heading back to college. The former Bulkeley High School basketball star said he is returning to Southern Vermont College for his junior year with the aid of city residents and Courant readers who learned that a $3,000 debt — a past due college bill that Hamlet couldn't afford — was threatening to put his education on hold. Supporters in Hartford had donated $2,250 to Hamlet's cause in recent days, but on Thursday afternoon, he was still short $750 before the start of classes next week. ...

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