Rachel Chinapen, reporting from the 2013 Promise Scholar Celebration:
Ashleigh Flake, of Co-Operative High School, is the first in her family to receive the scholarship. She will be attending Central Connecticut State University in the fall.
“I’m very proud of her,” said Marcella Monk Flake, mother. “It’s a wonderful incentive for young people to do well.”
The recipients will be spread out among 15 state colleges and universities come the fall including Southern Connecticut State University, Gateway Community College and the University of Connecticut.