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    New Country Supports Hartford Students’ College Dreams at Scholarship Fundraiser

    The managers and staff at New Country Motor Cars came out to support Hartford’s brightest students in their pursuit of a post-secondary education at the 4th Annual Capital Prep Scholarship Reception in Hartford on May 6th. Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders, who is an advocate of education and founder of Prime Prep Academy charter school, was the keynote speaker. Capital Prep’s Principal Dr. Steve Perry enlisted Sanders who was happy to assist with talking to the students and attendees about the importance of education.

    Capital Preparatory is a Magnet School in Hartford that provides an educational environment that creates opportunities for all students to realize and fulfill their social, academic and civic responsibilities. The expectation at Capital Prep is that every student will graduate to a four-year college of their choice. Since inception, 100% of their students have achieved this goal.

    "We have a school that is designed to send children to college. If we don't send children to college, we are not doing our job. Every child that graduates from Capital Prep goes on to a 4-year college…period," said Capital Prep Principal Dr. Steve Perry. “Capital Prep proves that any child from any race or economic setting can be provided access to a world-class education.”

    The event also featured a silent auction and showcased the many talents of Capital Prep students, who simply need a little help to get to the next chapter of their lives. Attendees learned more about the many creative and innovative projects these young people have implemented in the Hartford community.

    “The students possess the drive to achieve and the determination to excel in their chosen careers,” said New Country Mercedes-Benz General Manager Mark Hoch. “We are committed to turning their college dreams into a reality.”

    New Country supports Capital Prep by sponsoring its annual scholarship fundraiser and providing summer employment to deserving students.

    Hoch was joined by New Country’s spokesperson Debbie Wright. Other guests who attended the event were a cross-section of business leaders, government and elected officials, and members of the Hartford Public Schools.

    “New Country is not only a business located in Hartford, we are also a part of the community,” adds Hoch. “We all benefit when our young people are educated and successful. It’s an honor to be a part of Capital Prep’s and Dr. Perry’s future.”

    New Country Motor Cars Inc. is Connecticut’s foremost authorized Mercedes-Benz dealer offering top-notch new and used Mercedes-Benz sales, service, parts and accessories. Visit the showroom at 1 Weston Street, Hartford CT or www.newcountrymotorcars.com for more information.
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