The Carmine & Frank Mangini Foundation

Alexxus Hales

 
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My aspiration in life is to be happy and successful, and to obtain a level of success that I can give to others and help them succeed as well.

Will attend Central Connecticut State University

Alexxus hales

After her mother was hospitalized when Alexxus Hales was ten, she got her first glimpse of what it meant to be a leader. Alexxus is the oldest kid and was thrust into a leadership role in her household, taking care of her siblings. She was a leader on basketball as the captain and also played varsity soccer. She led her peers, holding many roles in student government at Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy, and was even lead in her school’s production of “Footloose”. At HMTCA, Alexxus earned a 3.9 GPA and was fifth in her class. She was also a member of the National Honor Society. She was a peer tutor, 1st chair trumpet in the Symphonic Band and the section leader and vocalist in the jazz band. Alexxus was also very involved in her school’s Black Student Union. She has received two big awards, both acknowledging her leadership and character. The first is the Citizenship Award which she earned for strong moral character and the second is the Princeton Book Award which " is given annually to a member of the junior class of strong moral character, who has high honor standing in the class, and has made outstanding contributions to extracurricular activities."

In the fall, Alexxus will be attending Central Connecticut State University to study criminology. She has already gotten some experience in the field, working as a paralegal over the summer.