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18 City High School Seniors Chosen As Fox Scholars

Will Get College Scholarships Of About $10,000 Each

Vanessa De La Torre

April 16, 2011

Eighteen seniors from the city's high schools have been chosen as 2011 Fox Scholars and will be awarded college scholarships of about $10,000 each.

The Lewis Fox Foundation honored the students Thursday during its annual awards breakfast at the Town and County Club, 22 Woodland St.

The foundation has given scholarships to graduating Hartford students since 1937, and among the criteria for being selected are academic achievement, leadership and good character.

At Bulkeley High School, the recipients are Denis Becirovic, student council president; Sarah Hodge, president of the school board's Student Ambassadors; and Shantel Honeyghan and Daniela Sousa, who both teach in the Postponing Sexual Involvement program.

At Hartford Public High School, they are George Denkey, a member of Model United Nations and a student in the Law and Government Academy; and in the Nursing Academy, Tiara Johnson, vice president of her class, and Lisseth Rodriguez, who participates in the school's community service club.

At Pathways to Technology Magnet High School, the scholars are Hajrija Guster, a prize-winning participant of the entrepreneurship program, and Hasudin Pehratovic, class treasurer.

At Sport and Medical Sciences Academy, they are Dajee Addison, a member of the Connecticut Youth Forum; Mubera Becirovic, editor of the yearbook; and Zermina Velic, a finalist in the 2010 NFTE National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge.

At Weaver High School, the recipients are Michael Madden, a yearbook staff member; Desiann Malcolm, president of her class junior year; Meadishia Mitchell, senior class vice president; Anita Spence, a track runner and cheerleader; Elismary Valle, a member of the book club; and Ruthcecelia Whitworth, senior class president and yearbook editor.

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