Don Shaw, Jr.
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|IN THEIR NECKTIES Luis Almedina, 12, Kenneth Hernandez, 13, and Bryant Padilla, 12, walk the halls of Dr. Michael D. Fox School on their way to lunch earlier this month. They are member of Men Achieving Leadership, Excellence and Success, or M.A.L.E.S. It is a mentoring club at Fox in Hartford started by Ashon Avent, the school's behavior technician. Avent was a founding member of M.A.L.E.S. while a student at Eastern Connecticut State University. The students wear ties on Wednesdays, the group's meeting day. (MARK MIRKO | firstname.lastname@example.org)|