Profile: Volleyball Has Changed Keylee’s Life

Fifteen-year-old Keylee Scott’s fervor for volleyball has flourished since she was introduced to the sport in her freshman year in high school. Keylee wants to pursue volleyball and has already begun attending camps and training to become a better athlete. She understands that sports in college is a lot different than sports in high school and that it requires a lot more dedication, but she’s determined to demonstrate that she can pursue an “impractical” career. Despite her lack of experience, Keylee believes that she has the passion to go far and wants to pursue a career as a professional athlete. She attends the Hartford Journalism and Media Academy and has two siblings: Lynvanl Scott, 22, who attends Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, and Teneka Heron, 24, who attends the University of Virginia.

Profile: Juan Likes Helping Others

At Amistad High School in New Haven, most students know that if they have a problem, they can turn to Juan Torres. That’s because Torres, 16, considers himself the “school’s resident psychologist.”

“I love to help people with their situations until they are satisfied,’’ Torres said. “I just enjoy helping people.”

Torres hopes to pursue a career in the field of mental health. He is an accomplished musician who plays the violin, piano, viola and bass. He performs at weddings and has earned some money doing it.