At unique school, Puerto Rican students jockey for success

12/7/2004 | Hartford Courant (Conn.), The

At the state-run Escuela Vocacional Hipica, 80 Puerto Rican students, many of them poor dropouts from traditional schools, spend their days immersed in riding, grooming and horse-racing theory, as well as in more traditional academic subjects. Principal Ana Velazquez says as students pursue their passion, they become motivated to study and work hard.

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