The New Haven Hispanic Firefighters Association awarded scholarships to four graduating seniors. Pictured with Assistant Superintendent Viviana Conner are, from left, Melanie Luna, Moriah Marcano, Jacquelyn Palaquachi, and Karol Rodriguez.
Melanie is a senior at Sound School. She is a student at Yale Pathways to Science and a member of Sound School’s Fishing Club. She has volunteered time as a tutor and as a scout at Deer Lake in Killingworth. She plans to attend the University of Connecticut.
Moriah is a senior at Hill Regional Career High School, where she is a member of the National Honor Society, the Environmental Club and the Feminist Club. She volunteers at a local soup kitchen. She will attend Southern Connecticut State University.
Jacquelyn is a senior at Sound School, where she is a member of the National Spanish Honor Society, the rowing team, and the Veterinarians Club. She volunteers at a local soup kitchen and works to contribute to her household. She plans to attend the University of Hartford.
Karol is also a senior at Sound School and a member of the National Spanish Honor Society. She volunteers at the Veterans Affairs Hospital and works to contribute to her household. She has played softball for Wilbur Cross High School. Karol will attend Vassar College.