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Northwest Catholic Alumnae Inspires Students at Honors Breakfast

On April 17 Northwest Catholic High School in West Hartford welcomed back Tzivia Freeman-Dasent as the keynote speaker at the school's semi-annual Honors Breakfast.

Tzivia Freeman-Dasent of Hartford graduated from Northwest Catholic in 2007. She continued her education at the University of New Haven where she earned her bachelor's degree in criminal justice and law enforcement administration in 2011. After graduation, Freeman-Dasent attended law school at Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, LA where she graduated cum laude. Freeman-Dasent returned to Connecticut and passed the Connecticut State Bar Examination on her first attempt. She now works at Peck & Peck Law Office but is soon relocating to Little Rock, AR to join the Judge Advocate General's Corps of the U.S. Air Force.

On Tuesday morning, to a crowd of over 200 Northwest Catholic honors students, Freeman-Dasant delivered sound advice. She told the young scholars not to worry if they don't know what they want to do after high school. She explained how she didn't know she wanted to study law until her senior year of college. She also encouraged the students to cherish their family and nourish their friendships. She told stories of how her network at Northwest Catholic continues to be her network when she seeks professional counsel as a lawyer in Connecticut. She assured the young listeners that they'll rely on one another. Freeman-Dasent urged the students to "give back" and reflected fondly on her volunteer work as she completed her "Sophomore Service Project" and as a student in the school's "A Chance to Serve" class. Lastly, she encouraged the students to ask God to direct their paths. Freeman-Dasant was warm, deliberate, faithful, forthright, and inspiring.

After Freeman-Dasent's address, Dean of Students Jennifer Montoney read the names of the attendees, all who earned First Honors during the first semester, and Academic Dean Christopher Stuck distributed certificates and shook every honoree's hand.

The ceremony concluded with a very special recognition of the 24 seniors who earned First Honors every single semester since they began at Northwest Catholic. Each senior received plaque.