Senior Honored with Scholarship
Members of the Martin Luther King Scholarship Trust Board of Trustees were on hand to surprise NFA Senior Lilliana Edilee Lorenzo Concepcion in the Head of School’s office to award her a Martin Luther King, Jr. scholarship. Each year, organizations and individuals join The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Trust Fund by supporting and sponsoring a $20,000 award paid over a four year period for each MLK student scholar attending a college or university.
NFA’s award winner, according to her school counselor, Ronald Noyes, is “a strong student” taking Advanced Placement and UConn Early College Experience Courses. She is dedicated and works, very hard,” says Noyes, adding that she has plans to become a physician.
Lorenzo is heavily involved in NFA’s Project Outreach, volunteers at Backus Hospital, and is an active parishioner at St. Mary’s Parish in Norwich.
Watch Wildcat Athletics LIVE
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Student Store Opens for Fall
The Cat Shack, NFA’s campus store, is now open! The Cat Shack is a student-run business operation located in Converse Building. It serves as an interactive learning lab for students to learn and apply essential business skills and concepts. Students learn and gain experience in retail, inventory, business ethics, rules and regulations, sales and customer service, problem solving and workplace skills, and much more. The Cat Shack offers apparel, school spirit items, and snacks for students, parents, faculty, staff, alumni and the community.
NFA’s Manufacturing Pipeline
A group of about 135 seniors have been invited to attend an information session about NFA’s Manufacturing Pipeline. The Manufacturing Pipeline is a program to help graduating seniors explore, gain skills, and connect with local employers for sustainable careers that offer competitive wages, benefits and long-term employment. Job opportunities include welders, pipefitters, carpenters, machinists, and more at companies like Electric Boat, Collins & Jewell, Westminster Tool, and many other manufacturers in the region.
“We are very excited about this program,” says Jessica St. George, Guidance Department Head. This is our second year with this initiative, and we are looking to expand the program with employers in the area. Last year about 20 of our graduating seniors began the process and are currently at Three Rivers Community College continuing their preparation for good-paying jobs with benefits and future options.”
Look for more information in the upcoming months about the Manufacturing Pipeline and NFA’s other school to work initiatives.
Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month
In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, students set up a colorful display of 22 flags representing Spanish speaking countries.
The display was coordinated by students Kaitlin Contreras ’19, along with Jesuan Claudio Lugo ’19, and Lilianna Lorenzo Concepcion ’19 with collaboration from students and the NFA Diversity Department.
“We want everyone to feel involved and appreciated,” said Contreras.
Lorenzo added, “we try to educate the NFA community about the countries and their contribution. We want to make all people with a hispanic background proud of where they’re from and their culture.”
National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates Hispanic and Latino American Culture, Heritage and Contributions beginning September 15th. The flags will be on the lawn in front of the Norton building through October 15.