Profile: Demain’s Passion Is Basketball

Demain Robinson, a 16-year-old at Amistad High School in New Haven, has many passions, but none quite as deeply rooted as basketball. Robinson, who will be a sophomore at Amistad in the fall, also enjoys cross-country and football.  However, basketball has afforded him many more opportunities and is the sport he has played the longest. “It’s in my DNA, I would say,’’ Robinson said. “No matter where I am, I’ll stop [what I’m doing] and start playing.”

Robinson has been playing basketball on a team since he was four years old, but had been playing casually on the court before then. “I was born with a ball in my hand,” Robinson said.

Profile: Gabby’s Goal Is Business Owner

Gabby Wilson is excited and nervous to be starting college in the fall at Johnson and Wales University in Providence. “It’s hard. It’s frightening,’’ said Wilson, 18, who graduated from Naugatuck High School in June. “It’s for the experience.”

She predicted it will go well if she “gets out of her comfort zone.”

Wilson plans study entrepreneurship and dreams of traveling a lot and running a successful business. Wilson has been dancing jazz and tap for many years.