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WEST HARTFORD – Jessica Eskander of East Longmeadow, Mass., and Timothy O’Donnell of Windsor, both seniors at Northwest Catholic High School, have been named candidates in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Scholars program.

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Father John P. Melnick, pastor of St. Bernard Parish in Enfield, places ashes on the forehead of second-grader Caanan Preste on Ash Wednesday in the gymnasium of St. Bernard School while classmate Autumn Gagnon waits her turn. Father Melnick celebrated Mass for the school community for the start of Lent during the Jubilee Year of Mercy. (Photo submitted)

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Students at St. John the Evangelist School in Watertown give a thumbs-up to Dorian Murray, an 8-year-old boy from Westerly, R.I., who recently stopped his cancer treatments.

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BRISTOL – Emily Camden, a 2011 graduate of St. Paul Catholic High School, cuts the hair of freshman Isabelle Kunze as part of a St. Paul initiative for the benefit of the American Cancer Society.

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HAMDEN – Sacred Heart Academy senior Abigail Kelly has been selected as one of 12 finalists in the nation in the Envision “Chase the Race 2016” program.

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MANCHESTER – Children at Assumption Early Learning Center have been watching Willoow grow. The adorable Old English Sheepdog, with her distinctive shaggy coat, was only 8 weeks old when she began visiting students at the early learning center.

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MIDDLETOWN – Xavier High School’s Engineering Team took first place in the statewide Real World Design Challenge on Jan. 15 at Quinnipiac University in Hamden.

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Students at St. Rita School in Hamden use tablets to communicate with students across the country in GlobalEd 2, a social studies program that situates students in a virtual international decision-making environment focused on critical world issues.

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