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  • South Windsor students see positive impact of Unified Sports program

    Story by Hannah Lesko and Madison Isherwood SOUTH WINDSOR — One of South Windsor High School’s core values is community, and the importance of it in a high school setting. Through Unified Sports, the school creates a positive atmosphere that many kids don’t often have available to them. James Warnock, an advisor, understands the necessity of the program. “It promotes friendship and inclusion,” he said. “Regardless of skill or ability, we can all interact and have a good time.” It’s not just […]

  • Stonington High School Culture Day

    Lily Bockowski at Stonington High ——- FOX61 Student News empowers Connecticut middle and high school students to explore the world of multi-media journalism by giving them the opportunity to capture, edit and publish original content under the guidance of industry professionals. Each student produced and hosted segment will showcase a local story or event, highlighting all that is great about our state and align with our mission of HOPE. Segments will be featured on-air during Friday’s Good Day Connecticut at 6:20 […]

  • Unified theater program aims to include all students

    HARTFORD —  In this week’s student news segment, an after school program is helping students express themselves through the arts. Reporter Maya Hennessy from the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts tells us about the unified theater that is bringing together students of all ages and backgrounds. FOX61 Student News empowers Connecticut middle and high school students to explore the world of multi-media journalism by giving them the opportunity to capture, edit and publish original content under the guidance of […]

  • Hockey Players for Kids helps coach life skills

    by Gabriella Silva SOUTH WINDSOR — Hockey Players for Kids is a group of players dedicated to positively impact communities. Chris Summers, player for the Hartford Wolfpack and New York Rangers, finds that guiding students through life helpful and rewarding. “To be able to impact the young adult life in in anyway I guess would be a very fortunate,” Mitchell Lyons benefits from the players and learning from a professional experience, “He’s made some mistakes obviously, but he’s also made some right choices. […]

  • Project Oceanology gives students a first hand look at the sea

    Reported by Sydney Bond Cavenagh, Norwich Free Academy NEW LONDON — Norwich Free Academy and New London high school students recently loaded onto the Enviro-Lab 2 research vessel at the Groton facility for Project Oceanology. Despite the freezing temperatures the students went out on the sound to catch a glimpse of wildlife and learn about their habitat. This partnership between the two schools was the first of its kind.  Danielle Banko is an employee and Project Oceanology who worked with the students during […]

  • Enrichment program helps students at Stamford middle school

    STAMFORD — The 21st Century Grant at Rippowam Middle School in Stamford is a program that helps students meet their goals when it comes to getting good grades or just doing well in school. Students give up some of their own time after school for extra tutoring and then activities. Program coordinator Jim Stanton has been associated with the grant since the beginning the 21st-century program. “The 21st Century Program at Rippowam or the Rippowam Design Institute as it’s called, is designed to […]

  • Farmington doctor makes rap video to teach about concussion dangers

    By Victoria Striebel and Austin Fletcher FARMINGTON — A doctor doing a rap video is not something you see every day. Dr. David Wang is a sports medicine physician who had a dream to teach young athletes to learn about the dangers of concussions. “I had a mission, I had a cause and I tried to enlist the services of experts to help me with my mission. I first started with a contact that I had at ESPN and  I sort […]

  • Math teacher creates mountain bike trails in Madison

    By Taylor Scully  MADISON — Daniel Hand High School math teacher Jason Engelhardt created trails in North Madison called Rockland Reserve. “I want to make a better world for my kids and the other kids in Madison,” he said. Now, Madison, which is known for its waves, can also be known for its adventurous mountain bike trails. From steep jumps to hills, there are all different levels. He’s proud to see a lot of his students use the trails. ——- […]

  • Stonington program uses horses to help heal trauma

    By Zaia Boutot, Dr. Helen Middle School, Canterbury STONINGTON — Horses are helping people deal with emotional trauma through a program in Southeastern Connecticut. The Horses Healing Humans program offers a program called Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. In this beautiful wooded location the horses carry the emotional weight for victims of sexual assault, physical abuse and other trauma. Clients of all ages, with physical, emotional and psychological challenges find hope with the help of the small herd of powerful, gentle and non judgmental animals. […]

  • Students hold mock election to learn about the presidential candidates

    NORWICH — Norwich Free Academy students held a mock election during school hours to teach others about the 2016 Presidential candidates. Reporting by Maggie Peter. ——- FOX61 Student News empowers Connecticut middle and high school students to explore the world of multi-media journalism by giving them the opportunity to capture, edit and publish original content under the guidance of industry professionals. Each student produced and hosted segment will showcase a local story or event, highlighting all that is great about our […]