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2014 Summer Nexus Class Participants

Session I

Emmanuel Adelani
Conard High School

Shay-voya Anderson
East Catholic High School

Michael Barzach
Hall High School

Helena Berrios
Hartford Public High School

Nicolas Bisgaard
Kingswood Oxford High School

Claire Candelori
Glastonbury High School

Sara Delgado
Capital Prep Magnet School

Richard Ferris
Kingswood Oxford High School

Damon Kates
Canton High School

Crystal McGee
Suffield High School

Alexa Morin
Glastonbury High School

Vijay Sarran
Bulkely High School

Hannah Shafer
Hall High School

Mareyna Simon
RHAM High School

Kyra Spencer
Classical Magnet School

Session II

Ashley Balfour
East Catholic High School

Maeve Baron
Manchester High School

David Bekele
Conard High School

Kamille Bernard
Miss Porter's School

Shawn Bush Jr.
Capital Preparatory Magnet School

Ariel Castagno
Hall High School

Joe Celio
Conard High School

Nicole DiLoreto
Wethersfield High School

Tatyana Harris
A.I. Prince Technical School

Cedar Hewes
Simsbury High School

JazMyne Meade
Capital Preparatory Magnet School

Jacob Ortiz
Two Rivers High School

Nathan Robinson
Hartford High School

Sabrina Smith
South Windsor High School

Trinitee Williams
Metropolitan Learner Center


Tianna Edwards, (Summer Nexus 2013, 2014 Polaris Award Winner, Ted Carroll Scholarship Recipient) Freshman at the University of Massachussets Dartmouth, reflects on the impact of her Summer Nexus experience:




  • Make an impact through a community service project that you will choose, plan, and implement
  • Make new friends from different schools and diverse backgrounds
  • Meet and speak with community leaders including top city, corporate, and nonprofit professionals, in small intimate group settings
  • Challenge yourself mentally and socially through meaningful workshops and activities
  • Strengthen your leadership skills by incorporating  your week-long learning into implementing a real-world community service project
  • Have fun participating in team-building activities, community tours, and giving back to the community
  • Enhance your resume

Summer Nexus is a leadership development program unlike any other. Summer Nexus does more than teach leadership skills through a robust, fun, and interactive curriculum, it also shows you how to apply these skills in a real-world environment. For the past eight years our student participants have:


  • Remained active and engaged as leaders in their communities
  • Drawn on their Summer Nexus experience to complete college applications and resumes
  • Been admitted to prestigious universities and colleges
  • Stayed connected to each other and to Leadership Greater Hartford long after program completion