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  • Jul 29, 2021

    Meet Dariana: Future U.S. Marine and Veterinarian

    Recent AF Amistad High graduate, Dariana, is taking the road less traveled. Instead of venturing off to college in the fall like most of her classmates, she will enlist in the United States Marines Corps to serve her country. Dariana is excited to embark on this new journey, which she hopes will open doors to […]

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  • Jul 15, 2021

    From Student to Board Member: Meet Yashira Agosto

    Yashira Agosto graduated from Amistad Academy Middle school in the early aughts and feels the school helped set her up for success. Now she’s giving back to the community that gave her so much as a scholar by serving as Amistad Academy’s newest board member. We recently sat down to talk to Yashira to learn […]

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  • Jun 24, 2020

    For The Class of 2020: Senior Signing Day Video

      For the Class of 2020: You are an inspiration. You have accomplished incredible things under incredible circumstances. Here’s to the next chapter.

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  • Dec 04, 2019

    Class of 2019 Alumni Form Strong Bond in College

    Amadi and Aaliyah are both alumni from the Class of 2019, though they attended different AF Connecticut high schools. Their paths first crossed while they were applying to attend Wellesley College. Now, they’re roommates and enjoying their first year at Wellesley, and they sat down with us to share more about how college is going […]

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  • Aug 13, 2019

    Effort + Intelligence: A Scholar’s Story

    Daniel is a member of the Achievement First Hartford High School Class of 2019. This is a portion of the speech he read on Senior Signing Day. “Brilliant, but lazy.” Those three words could have very well defined my story, and they almost did. I’d be able to buy the school building if I got […]

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  • Aug 06, 2019

    The Power of Being “Weird”: A Scholar’s Story

    Aniaha is member of the AF University Prep High Class of 2019. Below is a version of the speech she delivered on Senior Signing Day. Those who know me, and most likely those who don’t, probably know that I am…well…quirky. To say the least. I break into dance in the middle of class, and I […]

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  • Jul 31, 2019

    My Future is Bright: A Scholar’s Story

    Daniella is a member of the AF Hartford High Class of 2019. Below is an excerpt from the speech she read on Senior Signing Day. What makes you want to advocate for yourself? Will it help you or break you? The ability to self-advocate has become one of my most fruitful strengths, and I encourage […]

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  • Jul 23, 2019

    A Student’s View on Asking ‘Where Are You From?’

    Elvis is a Class of 2019 graduate of AF Amistad High School. I am constantly hit with the question “Where are you from?” It used to be that I was never sure what to say. People would see my brown skin, and they’d know they shouldn’t ask, “What are you?” and so their question would […]

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