Programs Win Grants
By DON STACOM
6:15 AM EST, February 24,
The school system's programs
for training health professionals and for science, technology, engineering and
math have been awarded grants by the Petit Family
The two program received $15,000.
The New Britain Academy for Health Professions is run in
the high school, and is aimed at students interested in health care careers. It
has 167 students and is run in conjunction with the hospital for Special Care
and The Hospital of Central Connecticut.
Academy last August with 72
freshmen. It provides early career and college experiences to students
interested in those subjects, and is designed to prepare students for careers in
scientific or technical fields.
The grants are in memory of
Jennifer Hawke-Petit, who was a registered nurse at Cheshire Academy and co-director of the school's
health center. The grants also honor her daughters, Hayley Elizabeth and
Michaela Rose Petit. All three were killed in a highly publicized home
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