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  • Fox Foundation Names 2014 Hartford Scholars

April 9, 2014 - Hartford. The Trustees of the Jacob L. and Lewis Fox Foundation today announced the Fox Scholars for 2014 and honored them at their annual Award Breakfast at the Town and County Club.

Established by Lewis Fox as a memorial to his father, Jacob L. Fox, the Foundation has awarded scholarships to graduating seniors of Hartford’s public high schools since 1937.

Lewis Fox was a graduate of Hartford Public High School, a local attorney, and, most prominently, a member of Hartford’s Board of Education for 37 years. He was committed to serving the city, especially the intellectual and moral education of its children. He died in 1976. Through his generosity to the Fox Foundation, his character and ideals are perpetuated in the lives of succeeding generations of  “his children”, the students of Hartford.

These scholars have been selected by the Trustees and a committee of Fox Scholars of previous years through rigorous screening and interviewing. Chosen on the basis of scholastic achievement, demonstrated leadership, spirit of reverence, and outstanding character and concern for others, they personify the quest for excellence and service advocated by Mr. Fox throughout his life.

The Fox Scholars for 2014 are: Selena Coley of Great Path Academy, Anthon Davis, Jr. of University High School of Science and Engineering, Yahaira Escribano of Law and Government at Hartford Public High School, Christopher Gutierrez of Great Path Academy, Everton James of Bulkeley High School, Woodlyn Joachim of Hartford Journalism and Media Academy, Loren Milledge of Classical Magnet School, Jose Ortiz of University High School of Science and Engineering, and Orlando Romero-Escobar of University High School of Science and Engineering.

 

  • 2012 Fox Scholars Honored at Awards Breakfast

  • (April 19, 2012 - Hartford) The Trustees of the Jacob L. and Lewis Fox Foundation today announced the Fox Scholars for 2012 and honored them at their annual Award Breakfast at the Town and County Club. Established by Lewis Fox as a memorial to his father, Jacob L. Fox, the Foundation has awarded scholarships to graduating seniors of Hartford’s public high schools since 1937.

    Lewis Fox was a graduate of Hartford Public High School, a local attorney, and, most prominently, a member of Hartford’s Board of Education for 37 years. He was committed to serving the city, especially the intellectual and moral education of its children. He died in 1976. Through his generosity to the Fox Foundation, his character and ideals are perpetuated in the lives of succeeding generations of  “his children”, the students of Hartford.

    These scholars have been selected by the Trustees and a committee of Fox Scholars of previous years through rigorous screening and interviewing. Chosen on the basis of scholastic achievement, demonstrated leadership, spirit of reverence, and outstanding character and concern for others, they personify the quest for excellence and service advocated by Mr. Fox throughout his life.

    The Fox Scholars for 2012 are: McHenold Aurelien, Tashana Brown, Rene Evans, Eboni Hylton, Eleonore Julmice, Jordan Kunzika, Ilva Llackmani, Nashae Morgan, Tiffany Smith, Jaquann Starks, Aaeron Sykes, Ashley Thomas, Tiffany Walton, Terrence Ward, and Stacy-Ann Wright.

    McHenold (“Marco”) Aurelien is a member of the National Honor Society and the National Latin Honor Society at Classical Magnet School, as well as the basketball, cross country, and outdoor track teams. In college, he will pursue a career in pediatric medicine.

    Tashana Brown attends the Nursing Academy at Hartford Public High School and is a member of the school’s basketball, cross-country, and softball teams. She plans to study for a career as an athletic trainer.

    Rene Evans serves as a member of the Student Council of the Nursing Academy at Hartford Public High School and is a member of the Future Nurses Club. In college, she will study for a career as a nurse or pediatrician.

    Eboni Hylton, a student at the Nursing Academy at Hartford Public High School, is a member of the soccer and softball teams, and serves on the student council. Planning to become a cardiovascular surgeon, she will take “pre-med” courses in college.

    Eleonor Julmice serves as secretary of the Honor Society and president of Young Women Creating Change at Capital Prep Magnet School. She is a cheerleader and a member of the outdoor track team. She will prepare for a career as a clinical psychologist.

    Jordan Kunzikais a member of the National Honor Society and the Latin Honor Society at Classical Magnet School and is a peer mediator there. He will major in computer science in college.

    Ilva Llakmani of Bulkeley High School serves as president of student government and is a member of the Honor Society, the staff of the newspaper, and the tennis team. In college, she will study for a career as an astronomer.

    Nashae Morgan, a student at the Journalism and Media Academy at Weaver High School, serves on the yearbook committee, and is a member of the tennis and indoor track teams. She will study law in college in preparation for a career as a lawyer in the entertainment field.

    Tiffany Smith, president of her class at the Nursing Academy at Hartford Public High School, also serves on the student council and is a member of the Future Nurses Club. Aspiring to be physician in general practice, she will take “pre-med” courses in college.

    Jaquann Starks is a member of the National Honor Society and the Latin Honor Society at Classical Magnet School. He runs cross-country and is captain of the basketball team. In college, he will study business management.

    Aaeron Sykes is a member of the Bible Club at the Sport and Medical Sciences Academy and is a member of the soccer and indoor track teams. Planning a career in kinesiology, he will study biology and physiology in college.

    Ashley Thomas is a member of the National Honor Society at the Sport and Medical Sciences Academy, class secretary and captain of cheerleaders. She will start her path toward becoming a pediatrician by studying premedical courses in college.

    Tiffany Walton serves on the student council of the Law and Government Academy at Hartford Public High School. She participates in the Model United Nations and the book club. In college, she will study political science with the intent of becoming a lawyer and consultant in international affairs.

    Terrence Ward serves on the Journalism and Media Academy at Weaver High School Governance Council and the Student Council. He is a member of the soccer and indoor and outdoor track teams. With a goal of becoming a pediatrician, he will take “pre-med” courses in college.

    Stacy-Ann Wright, a student at the Nursing Academy at Hartford Public High School is a member of the talent show committee and volunteers in the school’s child care center. In college, she will study for a career as a pharmacist.

     

  • 2011 WINTER GATHERING TO BE HELD ON DECEMBER 28th

The Foundations's annual Winter Gathering will be held once again at Elizabeth Park's Pond House, West Hartford on December 28th from 5:30 - 8:30 pm. We invite all Fox Scholars to come together for fellowship, dinner, and to meet our most recent scholars. Scholars are requested to RSVP before December 20th by email to jlfoxfoundation@gmail.com.

 

  • 2011 FOX FOUNDATION SCHOLARS HONORED AT AWARDS BREAKFAST

     (April 14, 2011, Hartford) The Trustees of the Jacob L. and Lewis Fox Foundation today announced the Fox Scholars for 2011 and honored them at their annual Award Breakfast at the Town and County Club.

     Established by Lewis Fox as a memorial to his father, Jacob L. Fox, the Foundation has awarded scholarships to graduating seniors of Hartford’s public high schools since 1937.

     Lewis Fox was a graduate of Hartford Public High School, a local attorney, and, most prominently, a member of Hartford’s Board of Education for 37 years. He was committed to serving the city, especially the intellectual and moral education of its children. He died in 1976. Through his generosity to the Fox Foundation, his character and ideals are perpetuated in the lives of succeeding generations of  “his children”, the students of Hartford.

     These scholars have been selected by the Trustees and a committee of Fox Scholars of previous years through rigorous screening and interviewing. Chosen on the basis of scholastic achievement, demonstrated leadership, spirit of reverence, and outstanding character and concern for others, they personify the quest for excellence and service advocated by Mr. Fox throughout his life.

     Fox Scholars for 2011 are: Dajee Addison, Denis Becirovic, Mubera Becirovic, George Denkey, Hajrija Guster, Sarah Hodge, Shantel Honeyghan, Tiara Johnson, Michael Madden, Desiann Malcolm, Meadishia Mitchell, Hasudin Pehratovic, Lisseth Rodriguez, Daniela Sousa, Anita Spence, Elismary Valle, Zermina Velic, and Ruthcecelia Whitworth.

  Dajee Addison is a founding member of the community service club United For Change at Sport and Medical Sciences Academy and a member of the Connecticut Youth Forum. She plans to become a physician and will take pre-medical courses at college.

   Denis Becirovic serves as president of Bulkeley High School’s Student Council and as president of Bulkeley’s chapter of the National Honor Society. While interested in business management, he has not decided on his major study in college.

   Mubera Becirovic is a member of the National Honor Society at Sport and Medical Sciences Academy and editor of the Yearbook. In college, she will study biology.

   George Denkey is a member of the tennis team and Model United Nations at Hartford Public High School Law and Government Academy. He will study entrepreneurship in college.

   Hajrija Guster is a member of the National Honor Society at Pathways to Technology Magnet High School and a prize-winning participant of the Entrepreneurship program. Planning to become a dentist, she will take a pre-medicine course of studies at college.

   Sarah Hodge is a member of the National Honor Society at Bulkeley High School, president of the Student Ambassadors to the Board of Education, and a member of her school’s softball team. In college, she will begin studies to be a physician.

   Shantel Honeyghan is a member of the Honor Society at Bulkeley High School and a teacher in the program “Postponing Sexual Involvement” (“PSI”). In college, she will study political science in anticipation of going on to law school and becoming a defense attorney.

   Tiara Johnson serves as vice-president of her class at Hartford Public High School Nursing Academy, is a member of the Student Council, and is captain of the cheerleaders. In college, she will study to be a Registered Nurse.

   Michael Madden of Weaver High School is a member of the staff of the yearbook, a member of the Human Relations club and the indoor and outdoor track teams. He will take pre-medical courses in college toward his goal of becoming an orthodontist.

   Desiann Malcolm is also on the track team at Weaver High School and served as class president in her junior year. Planning to be a gynecologist, she will take “pre-med” courses in college.

   Meadishia Mitchell is vice-president of her class at Weaver High School, a member of the yearbook staff, and on the indoor and outdoor track teams. She plans to be a physician and will take “pre-med” courses in college.

   Hasudin Pehratovic is a member of the Honor Society at Pathways to Technology Magnet High School, treasurer of the senior class, and plays tennis with Bulkeley High School’s team. He will study business and finance in college.

   Lisseth Rodriguez is a member of the “Leo” community service club and the soccer team at Hartford Public High School Nursing Academy. In college, she will study to become a Registered Nurse, then go on to Advanced Practice RN.

   Daniela Sousa is a member of the Honor Society at Bulkeley High School, the Key Club public service group, teaches in the Postponing Sexual Involvement program, and teaches Sunday School at her church. With plans to become a physician, she will pursue a pre-med course in college.

   Anita Spence is a cheerleader at Weaver High School and a member of the indoor and outdoor track teams. In college, she will study business and psychology.

   Elismary Valle is a member of the book club at Weaver High school and serves her community as a caregiver. In college, she will study psychology.

   Zermina Velic is a member of the National Honor Society at Sport and Medical Sciences Academy and is a prize-winning participant in the Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship program (NFTE). She will study business and finance in college.

   Ruthcecelia Whitworth serves as president of her class at Weaver High School, is editor of the yearbook, and manager of football and wrestling teams. With the goal of becoming a pediatrician, she will follow a pre-medical course in college.

 

  •      CLASS OF 2010 FOX SCHOLARS HONORED AT AWARDS BREAKFAST

     April 14, 2010. Hartford. The Trustees of the Jacob L. and Lewis Fox Foundation today announced the Fox Scholars for 2010 and honored them at their annual Award Breakfast at the Town and County Club.

     Established by Lewis Fox as a memorial to his father, Jacob L. Fox, the Foundation has awarded scholarships to graduating seniors of Hartford’s public high schools since 1937.

     Lewis Fox was a graduate of Hartford Public High School, a local attorney, and, most prominently, a member of Hartford’s Board of Education for 37 years. He was committed to serving the city, especially the intellectual and moral education of its children. He died in 1976. Through his generosity to the Fox Foundation, his character and ideals are perpetuated in the lives of succeeding generations of  “his children,” the students of Hartford.

     These scholars have been selected by the Trustees and a committee of Fox Scholars of previous years through rigorous screening and interviewing. Chosen on the basis of scholastic achievement, demonstrated leadership, spirit of reverence, and outstanding character and concern for others, they personify the quest for excellence and service advocated by Mr. Fox throughout his life.

     Fox Scholars for 2010 are: Sarah Alexander, Daniella Arthurs, Lorraine Blatt, Jasmine Brown, Chevell Burrell, Brittany Golding, Aaron Goode, Almedina Hodzic, Turesh Jainarine, Enis Klempic, Jennifer Ky, Monique Mason, Mario Moreno, Timothy Nicholson, Olivia Otto.

   Ms. Alexander is an honor student at Capital Preparatory High School, Editor-in-Chief of the yearbook, and the elected “Head Girl” of the student body. She will study mathematics in college to become a high school math teacher.

    Ms. Arthurs is an honor student at Weaver High School, an award-winning mentor in the Sister-Sister community service program, and is active in the inter-church organization for community service, Heads Up Hartford. In college, she will pursue a career in information technology and business.

   Ms. Blatt is a member of the National Honor Society and the Junior Classical League at Classical Magnet High School and president of the Drama Club. In college, she will continue her interest in acting with an undecided major.

   Ms. Brown is a member of the National Honor Society at Hartford Public High School’s Academy of Nursing and serves as captain of the cross-country and indoor and outdoor track teams. In college, she will continue her education to be a Registered Nurse.

   Ms. Burrell, an honor student at the Nursing Academy, is a member of the Student Senate and the School’s Governing Council. She will prepare for a career in nursing in college.

   Ms. Golding is a member of the Honor Society at Weaver High School, is secretary of her class, and also attends the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts. In college, she will prepare for a career in fashion design.

   Mr. Goode is an honor student at Pathways to Technology High School, serves as a teachers’ aide in the Mathematics Department, and is a successful competitor in the “Poetry Out Loud” national poetry-reciting program. He will study in college to be a math teacher and would like to teach in Hartford’s high schools.

   Ms. Hodzic is a member of the Honor Society and the Student Council at Bulkeley High School. She also teaches in the program Postponing Sexual Involvement (“PSI”). She will prepare for a career as a psychiatrist in college.

   Mr. Jainarine is a member of the Honor Society at Hartford Public High School’s Academy of Engineering and Green Technology and a member of the computer club. In college, he will pursue a career in computer science.

   Mr. Klempic is a member of the Honor Society at Bulkeley High School. In college, he will study accounting and business.

   Ms. Ky of University High School of Science and Engineering, is a member of the Honor Society and the Student Council and the founder of the school’s literary magazine. In college, she will study molecular biology.

   Ms. Mason is a member of the Honor Society at Hartford Public High School’s Nursing Academy, serves as secretary of her class and in on the track team. She will study nursing in college.

   Mr. Moreno is a member of the Honor Society at Hartford Public High School’s Academy of Government and Law, president of the Student Council, and a member of the United Nations club. He will continue his studies in college, with a major not yet decided.

   Mr. Nicholson, an honor student at University High School of Science and Engineering, is a member of the Student Council and serves as co-captain of the cross-country and track teams. He will study foreign relations in college.

   Ms. Otto is an honor student at Weaver High School, secretary of the Caribbean-American club, and also participates in the Sister-Sister program. In college, she will major in education.

For further information or comments, please contact Mr. Arthur Querido, President of the Jacob L. and Lewis Fox Foundation, (860) 644-1995, or Robert Coykendall, Secretary, (860) 568-9501.

  • OBITUARY - JASON LEVY, FOX SCHOLAR AND FOUNDATION TRUSTEE

Jason Franklin Levy, 25, of East Hartford, CT, passed away on Friday, (January 15, 2010) at St. Francis Hospital. He was born on March 29, 1984, to Sharon Nembhard and Floyd Levy. Jason migrated to Hartford from Jamaica at age 16 and attended Weaver High School, Class of 2002. He moved on to complete his BA from the University of Hartford, Barney School of Business in 2006.

Jason was an amazing person with an infectious smile. He was a Financial Analyst at Pratt and Whitney and was only two semesters away from completing his MBA at the University of Hartford. Jason valued success and was very ambitious. He will be truly missed by his fiancé, Simone Wickham and his entire family. Jason leaves behind his mother and father; two sisters, Teshia Levy-Grant and Althea Levy; five brothers, Akeno, Balington, Germaine, Jevon, and Jamar; two nephews, Devon Jr. and Joshua; four aunts; three uncles and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.

Friends are invited to a Wake at Trinity Pentecostal Church of God, 3284 Main St., Hartford, CT 06120, on Friday, January 22, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. A Celebration of Jason's life will be held on Saturday, January 23, from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Trinity Pentecostal Church of God with a viewing from 9-10 a.m. Burial will be in the Mount St. Benedict Cemetery, Cottage Grove Rd., Bloomfield. Donations in his memory may be made to his mother, Sharon Nembhard.

  • A SCHOLAR'S BLOG ON THE FOX FOUNDATION

Jack Santos, HPHS '69, Comments on the Foundation's Winter Gathering (read entire blog here)

(DECEMBER 30, 2009) "This past Tuesday evening I took a ride back to my “ancestral homeland” (Hartford, CT) and joined the annual Fox Foundation Holiday Dinner – a tradition which I attended religiously, but (sadly) due to schedule  and distance it has not been something I have gone to in at least 10 years.  My loss. 

"I had forgotten how invigorating it was to listen to these kids (click here for the current year winners), at such early stages in their lives, yearn for opportunity and learning.  It was even more poignant since most of these kids didn’t come from well-to-do families, but were products of an inner city school system in the first minority-majority state capital in the nation. 

"Besides engrossing conversation with old-timers (former scholars), we were entertained by poetry, dance, and acting performances by this year’s crop of scholars --- and a talented bunch they are.  What are they doing with the financial backing the foundation gave them?  Attending local schools like UCONN and the University of Hartford as well as Dartmouth, Temple, NYU, Trinity, and others.  An impressive lot.

"In a time where terrorist attacks are on our mind, religious and racial  hatred and bigotry is almost unavoidable, and peace seems like such a foreign concept…it brought tears to my eyes to see our future.  Lewis Fox, lawyer,  philanthropist, devout Jew, dedicated community member, and  founder of the Foundation (in his father’s memory) would have been proud.  His legacy continues, and our future as a country is in good hands with these kids."

  • 2009 WINTER GATHERING TO BE HELD ON DECEMBER 29th

The Foundations's annual Winter Gathering will be held once again at Elizabeth Park's Pond House, West Hartford on December 29th. We invite all Fox Scholars to come together for fellowship, dinner, and to meet our most recent scholars. Scholars are requested to RSVP before December 19th by email to jlfoxfoundation@gmail.com.

  • FOX SCHOLARS PARTICIPATE IN CAREER DAY, 2009

HARTFORD (NOVEMBER 25, 2009) - Fox Scholars visited today with students at Hartford's University High School of Science and Engineering as part of the Foundation's annual Career Day.

The Career Day event provides high school students with the opportunity to hear Fox Scholars discuss their college experiences.  Topics include transition from high school to college, career decisions, and work experiences.  It is a rewarding event for participants, as well as students, who have always responded with genuine appreciation for the Scholars' interest in them.

This is the first year that the Career Day event has been held at a Hartford host Magnet school. High school seniors who are Hartford residents for at least their junior and senior years and attend Hartford host Magnet schools or HPHS, Bulkeley, or Weaver are eligible to apply for Fox Foundation college scholarships. Click here to learn more.

For more information on Career Day, please contact Fox Foundation Trustees Brad Noel at 860.247.0759, or Jerry Clapis at 860.550.3319.

  • APPLICATIONS FOR 2010 FOX FOUNDATION COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED

All students who are Hartford residents and entitled to receive a diploma of graduation from either Capital Preparatory Magnet School, Classical Magnet School, Pathways to Technology Magnet School, Sport and Medical Sciences Academy, University High School of Science and Engineering, Bulkeley, HPHS, or Weaver in June of the current year are eligible for the Jacob L. and Lewis Fox scholarship, provided the entire junior and senior years of school have been completed at Bulkeley, HPHS, Weaver, or the respective Hartford host magnet schools.

The scholarship, which may total as much as $10,000, is intended to perpetuate the memory of Jacob L. Fox and Lewis Fox and to contribute to the development of able and high-minded young men and women. Applications must be submitted to high school guidance counselors by January 7, 2010. Click here to learn more.

  • CLASS OF 2009 FOX SCHOLARS HONORED AT AWARDS BREAKFAST

HARTFORD - On Thursday, April 2nd, The Trustees of the Jacob L. and Lewis Fox Foundation honored 17 Fox Scholarship Award recipients at an annual Awards Breakfast at the Town and County Club, 22 Woodland Street, Hartford. Established by Lewis Fox as a memorial to his father, Jacob L. Fox, the Foundation has awarded over 900 scholarships to graduating seniors of Hartford's public high schools since 1937.

Lewis Fox was a graduate of Hartford Public High School, a local attorney, and, most prominently, a member of Hartford's Board of Education for 37 years. He was committed to serving the city, especially the intellectual and moral education of its children. He died in 1976. Through his generosity to the Fox Foundation, his character and ideals are perpetuated in the lives of succeeding generations of “his children”, the students of Hartford.

These scholars have been selected by the Trustees and a committee of Fox Scholars of previous years through rigorous screening and interviewing. Chosen on the basis of scholastic achievement, demonstrated leadership, spirit of reverence, and outstanding character and concern for others, they personify the quest for excellence and service advocated by Mr. Fox throughout his life.

Fox Scholars for 2009 are: Martine Aurelien, Mubin Becirovic, Alexander Daniels, Emanuel Dillon, Angela Dunnham, Linnea Ionno, Jennifer Kelley, Ersa Llakmani, Shani Legore, Emma MacDonald, Charlotte Mansfield, Megan Maule, Jerone Mitchell, Matthew Noble, Gledis Progonati, James Romanik, and Venice Sterling.

Martine Aurelien is a member of the National Honor Society and Junior Classical League and plays tennis and basketball at Classical Magnet High School. She will attend Cornell University in the Fall.

Mubic Becirovic is a member of the Honor Society at Sport and Medical Sciences Academy. He serves as co-captain of the school's soccer team, and is an All-State player for 2007 and 2008. He will pursue a career in medicine.

Alexander Daniels is a member of the Honor Society, class President and a member of the indoor and outdoor track teams at University High School of Science and Engineering. He plans to study physics in college.

Emanuel Dillon is president of Weaver High School's chapter of the National Honor Society, is on the staff of the Yearbook, and a member of the cross-country, indoor, and outdoor track teams. In college, he will pursue a career in law.

Angela Dunnham is a member of the Honor Society at Weaver, a member of Student Government, and runs cross-country and indoor and outdoor track. In college, she will study political science and communications.

Jennifer Kelley is a member of the Honor Society and the golf team at Bulkeley High School, and also teaches fifth-graders in the sexual abstinence program “Postponing Sexual Involvement” (PSI). She plans to study architecture in college.

Ersa Llakmani is a member of the student council at Bulkeley High School and also teaches in the “PSI” program. In college, she will study architecture.

Linnea Ionno is a member of the Honor Society and the staff of the newspaper at Hartford Public High School's Academy of Engineering and Green Technology, a performer in the “Looking In” Theatre, and holds two outside jobs. She plans to prepare for a career in both teaching and hospitality management.

Shani Legore is a member of the Honor Society at Weaver, president of the Caribbean-American Club, and on the usher board of her church. She will study for a career as a child psychologist.

Emma MacDonald is a member of the Honor Society at Bulkeley High School and also takes dance classes at Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts. She will continue dance performance and choreography in college and hopes to make a career as a choreographer.

Charlotte Mansfield is a member of the Honor Society and Latin Honor Society at Classical Magnet High School and serves as captain of the basketball and volleyball teams. In college, she will start her education to be an obstetrician.

Megan Maule is Editor of the newspaper at Hartford Public High School's Academy of Law and Government and also takes acting courses at the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts. In college, she will pursue her studies in acting.

Jerone Mitchell is a member of the Honor Society and the Student Council at University High School of Science and Engineering Magnet School. Active in the Architecture, Construction, and Engineering program, he plans to continue this interest in college toward a degree in civil engineering.

Matthew Noble is a member of the Honor Society at HPHS's Academy of Engineering and Green Technology and captain of the football team. In college, he will study economics.

Gledis Progonoti of Bulkeley High School is a member of the Honor Society and soccer team, and also teaches in the PSI program. In college he will start his study of psychology and on to neurosurgery.

James Romanik is a member of the Honor Society at Classical Magnet High School and active in production and performances of the school's theatre group. In college, he will study drama and theatrical management

Venice Sterling is President of her senior class at Pathways to Technology Magnet High School and active in the application of websites to elementary education. In college, she will pursue a career in business management information systems.

  • (November 25, 2008) Fox Foundation Hosts Career Day 2008 at HPHS

Twenty-one Hartford high school graduates returned to classes today at Hartford Public High School, answering questions about their college and life experiences, and encouraging students to stay focused on getting good grades and striving for success.  The graduates, each recipients of a Jacob L. and Lewis Fox Foundation scholarship, spoke with juniors and seniors at each of the three new HPHS academies: the Law and Government Academy, Engineering and Green Technology Academy, and Nursing Academy, as part of the Fox Foundation's annual Career Day.  The Career Day event provides Fox Scholars with an opportunity to remain connected to Hartford public schools after they've graduated, while demonstrating the Foundation's commitment to supporting Hartford students.  Since 1937, the Fox Foundation has awarded almost 1,000 scholarships to Hartford graduates going on to college.

Participants this year were Art Querido, HPHS '60 and Foundation board president; Elizabeth "Brad" Noel, Foundation board member; Jerry Clapis, HPHS '72 and Foundation board member; Kayla Johnson, HPHS '08; Jimmy Tang, HPHS '07; Valerie Donar Wilson, Weaver '80; Camille Thomas, Weaver '02; Steve Solimene, HPHS '71; Laneka Thomas, Weaver '98; Britney Ann Chung, Weaver '08; Therelza Watson-Tyler, Weaver '94; Stephanie Smith Knutson, Weaver '82; Samantha Smith, Weaver '04; Jennifer Torres, HPHS '00; Sarah Anderson, Bulkeley '97; Colman Long, HPHS '97; Pierre Plath, HPHS '08; Abigail Morales, HPHS '07; Juana Adams, HPHS '95; Christina Philips, Bulkeley '00; Gannon Long, HPHS '00; and Shaun Levy, Weaver '04.   (See pictures below from the November 25, 2008 Career Day event at HPHS.)

  • 2008 Winter Gathering To Be Held On December 30th

The Foundations's annual Winter Gathering will be held once again at Elizabeth Park's Pond House, West Hartford on December 30th. We invite all Fox Scholars to come together for fellowship, dinner, and to meet our most recent scholars. Details will be mailed out soon. Scholars are requested to RSVP before December 20th by phone or fax to (860) 633-1429, or via email to mrosadini@jlfoxfoundation.org.

  • 2009 Scholarships Will Be Open To Hartford Host Magnet School Seniors.

The Fox Foundation's Board of Directors recently approved an amendment to its by-laws to expand applications for Fox Foundation Scholarships to include students from Hartford host magnet schools. Graduating seniors attending Capital Preparatory Magnet School, Classical Magnet School, Pathways to Technology Magnet School, Sport and Medical Sciences Academy, and University High School of Science and Engineering, along with seniors from Hartford Public High School, Bulkeley, and Weaver may apply if they meet eligibility requirements. Students who are interested may speak with their guidance counselor to determine if they are eligible and to receive an application packet.