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  • Aug 12, 2021

    Scholars of the Year 2021-2022

    Our scholars bring so much joy, humor, and talent into our classrooms. Every year we ask our schools to nominate scholars who’ve gone above and beyond to showcase their leadership and hard work. This year has been exceptionally challenging for everyone, but the pandemic didn’t stop our scholars from showing up and giving their best […]

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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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  • May 12, 2021

    Writing His Own Story: Meet Jahzir

    Losing a parent at any age is difficult. When AF Voyager Middle seventh-grader Jahzir lost his dad at age 5, he wasn’t sure how to cope with his devastating loss. With the help of his mom and school, Jahzir put his feelings to paper and authored and published a book called A Better Tomorrow. We […]

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  • Mar 29, 2021

    “Always Dream Big”: Sashenka’s Story

    For Women’s History Month, we sat down with Sashenka, a sixth-grader at AF North Brooklyn Prep Middle, to learn more about who and what inspires her. Sashenka loves helping people, which is why she wants to be a lawyer one day. She is captivated by the lawyers she sees in movies because of their confidence […]

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  • Mar 25, 2021

    “Then You Must Write It”: Latifah’s Story

    For Women’s History Month, we sat down with Latifah, an eighth-grader at AF Hartford Summit Middle, to learn more about who and what inspires her. When the incomparable writer Toni Morrison said, “If there’s a book you really want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it,” she may well […]

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  • Feb 25, 2021

    Innovators in Our Schools

    We are proud to celebrate the innovators in our classrooms every day, and especially this Black History Month. We are honored to highlight our future engineers, artists, and leaders. Our students are expressing creativity through art and writing, using their passion for mathematics to code their own programs, and so much more. And, they are […]

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  • Feb 23, 2021

    Comic Book Pioneer: Dwayne McDuffie

    Throughout Black History Month, we are celebrating important leaders in Black History and the scholars whose dreams they help make possible. Dwayne McDuffie is a pioneer in the entertainment and comic book industry. Comic Book Pioneer Who are the superheroes in comic books? For a long time, they were mostly white. Characters of color were […]

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  • Feb 18, 2021

    The Unsung Hero Behind the Internet: Philip Emeagwali

    Throughout Black History Month, we are celebrating important leaders in Black History and the scholars whose dreams they help make possible. Philip Emeagwali is a leader in the field of STEM. The Unsung Hero Behind the Internet It’s hard to remember what life was like before the internet. Many people contributed to the advancement of […]

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