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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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  • Jul 10, 2019

    Weathering All Storms & Opening New Doors: A Scholar’s Story

    Jay’la is a member of the AF Amistad High Class of 2019. Below is the speech she shared at Senior Signing Day. I was told that I was to go to college, succeed, and be grateful for life regardless of the circumstances. I stand here today to tell you that life is unfair. My single […]

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  • Jun 19, 2019

    Being a Woman Who Pushes Forward: A Scholar’s Story

    Jessica is a member of the AF University Prep High Class of 2019. Below is a portion of the speech she delivered on Senior Signing Day. I first became a “social justice warrior” in fifth grade. It was Black History Month and we were talking about the same three people, again. MLK. Rosa Parks. Harriet […]

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  • Jun 13, 2019

    What’s Next: The 2019 Senior Signing Day Video

    335 seniors. Over 1,700 college acceptances. Unlimited potential. The Class of 2019 is just getting started.  

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  • Feb 26, 2019

    Alumni Life: A Winter Break Abroad

    Winter Break might seem like a distant memory for some, but for our alumni, their experiences gave them memories to last a lifetime. While we were curled up with our hot chocolate, three of our AF Amistad High alumni were learning about new cultures abroad. Rose-Lee, Class of 2018, took a service learning trip to […]

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  • Jan 16, 2019

    “I Am More Than I Realized”: An Alumna’s Story

    Janisse is a member of the AF University Prep High Class of 2017. We recently caught up with her to hear more about her life in college. Tell us about yourself! What have you been up to since graduating? I’m a sophomore at Columbia. I recently got a research position, which is probably my biggest […]

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