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In The Shadow Of Big Ben

In The Shadow Of Big Ben

“The first attraction I saw was the beautiful Big Ben. I’ve always dreamed of how it would look and never thought I would actually be provided an opportunity to see it. I felt an overwhelming feeling of appreciation for such a grand experience.” — Fontaine Chambers, New Haven Promise Scholar

UConn to The U.K.

University of Connecticut sophomore Fontaine Chambers — a political science major who attended Wilbur Cross High in New Haven — is heading to London for a university-sponsored three-week venture. She will be journaling her experiences here at Promise Abroad.

“I am always a New Haven Promise Scholar everywhere that I go,” she said. “While I am studying abroad I will be representing this program that has done wonders for not only myself, but as well as my community. My goal is to be a beacon of light for current New Haven Promise Scholars as well as soon-to-be scholars. It is imperative that I convey the numerous opportunities that are waiting to be taken.”

Fontaine is pictured above at the 2013 New Haven Promise Scholar Celebration at the Omni New Haven with her father, Ray, who works at the Yale School of Management. Chambers was featured in The Faces of Promise — which was shown at that celebration. It can be seen at the top right of this page.