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  • 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 […]

  • Stonington girls crew team is determined to win

    STONINGTON — In 1997, Stonington High School joined a growing group of schools across the country and added a unique option to their spring sports, crew. Since then the rowing program at Stonington and has only expanded. Last year, the boys took home two state champion titles at the CPSRAs, Connecticut’s state regatta. They’re able to row in Nationals in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. This season, all eyes are on the girls and their primary focus is state championships. “The conditioning is really hard and I think the whole […]

  • Remembering a South Windsor student through scholarships

    Story by Todd Walter and Logan Gregory SOUTH WINDSOR — Kenny Offiaeli loved basketball but he passed away from cardiac arrest during a game. Students come to the annual basketball tournament in his honor. Students said they are showing their respect and to remember the impact he had on the school. Proceeds from donations and sales of items like t-shirts fund the scholarship in Kenny’s name. “The money we raise goes to an eight grade scholarship the students get at the end […]

  • Groton teen overcomes the odds, is destined for college

    Story by Kyle Curtis GROTON — Life hasn’t been easy for Brooks Kenney. “It was a constant struggle. If I come home today is there gonna be power? Is there gonna be heat? It’s the little things like that that looking back has made me stronger,” he said. Growing up, his mother Cindy battled breast cancer. He and his brothers bounced from hotel room to hotel room while she commuted to Boston for treatment. Now, Brooks works at the Marriott Hotel to […]