May 3, 2017

Hartford Courant:
Acclaimed Capital Prep Magnet School Bypassed Normal Lottery Process For Athletes, Other Students

“Capital Prep, the nationally acclaimed Hartford magnet school that is the most sought-after in the city, repeatedly bypassed the state's normal lottery process and enrolled athletes who played for its dominant sports teams, a Courant investigation has found. The Courant has uncovered at least 10 cases of student-athletes who were admitted outside the blind lottery system, based on interviews with students, parents and others with direct knowledge of individual admissions — players who helped build sports dynasties at a school that touted itself as a winner, in and out of the classroom. But the total number may be far higher…”

Rob Kavaler

Rob joined GPS in June 2014, and brings his knowledge of graphic design, photography, social media and other digital media to the firm. Before joining the team, Rob worked as a freelancer for various businesses and organizations in the Greater Hartford area including The Open Hearth Association, Charter Oak Cultural Center, Center for Higher Education Retention Excellence (CHERE) and the West Hartford Summer Arts Festival. Kavaler has designed logos, event programs, brochures, newsletters, posters and other collateral materials. He has photographed events including news conferences, public hearings, concerts, theatrical performances and dance showcases. As a creative person he is always looking for a new challenge, enjoys working closely with clients and strives for the best quality in his work. Rob graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University with a B.A. in Visual Arts, with a concentration in Digital Art & Design and a minor in Communication.