Milner School Students Receive Free Bicycles for Perfect Attendance

SPOTLIGHT on EXCELLENCE February 2015

 

Milner School Students Receive Free Bicycles for Perfect Attendance

Mayra Lozada of the Julio Lozada Foundation and a Milner student with perfect attendance from November through January
On Wednesday, February 18, 2015, the Julio Lozada Foundation sponsored a free bicycle giveaway and celebration for six Thirman L. Milner School students with perfect attendance.  The event was attended by Principal Karen Lott; Mayra Lozada, President of the Julio Lozada Foundation; Hartford Mayor Pedro E. Segarra; Chief School Improvement Officer Jonathan Swan; Leticia Colon-DeMejias, Founder and CEO of Energy Efficiency Solutions; Hartford Police Sgt. Dixon Vega; Behavior Technician Roxanne Chukwurah, and the students of Thirman L. Milner Elementary School
Six students at Thirman L. Milner Elementary School with perfect attendance from November through January received free bicycles and helmets at the ceremony in their honor sponsored by the Julio Lozada Foundation. The Foundation, which also awards college scholarships to Latino students, was established in memory of Julio Lozada, a 12-year-old boy who, due to a language barrier, could not be rescued from under a collapsed building in 1979. His death inspired a federal lawsuit that led to the hiring of Spanish-speaking employees in all public safety jobs. The Hartford Society of Latin American Firefighters established the Lozada Scholarships in 1989.
 
 

Students with perfect attendance from Novermber through January.

Principal Karen Lott, left, with board members from the Julio Lozada Foundation, left to right, Irving Cortes, Glenn Fields, Mayra Lozada, and John Perkins.

 

 

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