The Carmine & Frank Mangini Foundation

Cavana Carey

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Cavana Carey

“So I could say that what I am most proud of is staying focused and setting a good example for myself and for the little ones who are watching how it should be done.”

Cavana Carey graduated among the top of her class at Bulkeley High School. She consistently earned a place on the Honor Roll and was Vice President of the National Honor Society all while taking classes at Capital Community College, playing varsity volleyball, and working as counselor at the local YMCA. Even though Cavana’s days were filled with these commitments, she still made time to give back to her community by organizing holiday parties for the homeless, preparing and serving food at soup kitchens, hosting blood drives, and working at multiple sporting events such as the Color Me Rad run and Hartford Marathon. While all of these things may have overwhelmed the average high school student, Cavana remained focused, setting an inspiring example for not only her siblings, but for all of those around her. 

Cavana plans to study psychology at Central Connecticut State University this fall. She has worked tirelessly, overcoming many obstacles in order to attend college. She takes her role as the oldest sibling seriously, and as the first member of her family to attend college it is clear that Cavana is leading by example.