“…they had to figure out how to tear us down…”

DESIREE ELMORE of the Capital Prep basketball team talks to fellow students Tuesday about an incident at the game with Farmington Friday night. Visit courant.com/capitalprep for more photos (Cloe Poisson | cpoisson@courant.com)

Stones. The words hit like stones. They hurt. They leave scars.

At the end of the Capital Prep win, some Farmington fans chanted “SAT scores, SAT scores, SAT scores.” “I was hurt because I feel that just because we were able to beat Farmington, they had to figure out how to tear us down in some type of way,” Desiree Elmore recounted. 

The words “SAT scores” were thrown mockingly at Capital Prep’s girls basketball team by “some Farmington [High School] fans in the student section” during a game last Friday. Turning a Hurt into a Positive, the Hartford Courant article by Lori Riley, tells the story.

Capital Prep history teacher Lauren Davern “urged students to sign up for A Call to Action, and said they would discuss ideas on how to tackle this problem.” Farmington High students would be smart to follow Capital Prep’s lead.

Watch the Courant’s video about the Capital Prep student assembly on the “SAT scores” chant.

Don Shaw, Jr.
Write and Editor

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