CitySeed’s Downtown Farmers Market reopened on the New Haven Green this summer after a closure during the pandemic, with vendors’ booths lined up near City Hall featuring fresh vegetables, fruits, and handmade soaps. This video was produced by Allyson Anderson, a student at Achievement First High School in Hartford, and Ava Dell’Orfano, a student at Coginchaug High School in Durham.
Ava Dell’Orfano’s dream would be accomplished if she could spend her life producing movies. Despite her love of films, Dell’Orfano, of Durham, hadn’t always wanted to make movies. The 17-year-old’s first childhood dream was to be a teacher, specifically a music teacher. However, that dream was short lived when she realized her love for education did not extend to a love for children. It wasn’t until the spring of her eighth-grade year when Dell’Orfano, who is a senior at Coginchaug Regional High School in Durham, became interested in film production.
Allyson Anderson’s life’s journey began in Kingston, Jamaica, and she intends to end it in Hollywood, California. She has played roles like Jamaican track star and a dedicated American high school student, but her greatest role is yet to come as she hopes to dazzle the world from the silver screen. “With acting, you have the opportunity to be every and anything,” she said. Allyson, 15, lives in Hartford with her sister Saige, 2, her brother Malachi, 1, and her mother Trudy-Ann. Allyson attends Achievement First Hartford High School in Hartford.