Celebrating our Graduates – 2019

Celebrating our Graduates – 2019

Join us in congratulating the Hartford Public Schools Class of 2019.  Please enjoy words of wisdom from some of our Valedictorians and great moments from our graduation ceremonies.

Meet our Valedictorians

Angela Lara Diaz
Bulkeley High School
College Attending: University of Connecticut
“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince
Lataviah Bell
Capital Preparatory Magnet School
University of Connecticut, for Actuarial Science
“I have attended Capital Prep since the 6th grade. While here I have had the opportunity to grow as a student, a leader, and a social justice advocate. Thank you to the Capital prep family for setting the foundation for me to grow and prosper as a trailblazer forever.”
Vigilance Brandon
Classical Magnet School
Bard College
“Books closed, notes used, neurons nourished.”
Cristal A. Centeno
Culinary Arts Academy

Eastern Connecticut State University
“Today, I am who I am with all of my faults and mistakes. I’ve come to love myself for who I am, who I was, and who I hope to become.”
-Kim NamJoon
Mikyra Ashley
Global Communications Academy
Springfield College
‘’The outer world is a reflection of the inner world. Other people’s perception of you is a reflection of them; your response to them is an awareness of you.” –  Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
Justin Bertram
Great Path Academy
University of Connecticut, Storrs
Won Presidential Scholarship for UCONN
“That’s it, man. Game over, man. Game over! What are we going to do now?”- Bill Paxton
SALUTATORIAN: Destiny Porter
Great Path Academy
University of Connecticut, Storrs
Won Presidential Scholarship for UCONN
“You all are beneath me, I’m an art prodigy.” — Kennie J.D.
Adeena Myrie
Hartford Public High School
Academy of Engineering and Green Technology
University Of Connecticut, Storrs
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
Tristan Lamothe-Goda
Hartford Public High School
Law and Government Academy
New York University
Denise Brown
Hartford Public High School – Nursing Academy
University of Connecticut
“Nothing is impossible if you put your mind to it.”
Jose Nieves
High School, Inc.
Central Connecticut State University
“You are going to make a difference. A lot of times it won’t be huge. It won’t be visible even. But it will matter just the same.”
Nicole Perez
Kinsella Magnet School of Performing Arts
Trident Technical College
“Keep your feet on the ground and your eyes on the stars.”
Angelica Ortiz
Pathways Academy of Technology & Design
University of Connecticut
“It’s beauty in the struggle, ugliness in the success.” — J. Cole
Arundeep Singh
Sport & Medical Sciences Academy
Tufts University
Sport and Medical Sciences Academy
University of Connecticut

Graduations 2019