The squash talent of four Cartagena children will continue to grow from schools in the United States.
Minors, belonging to the Urban Squash Foundation, received scholarships in the North American country and will have the opportunity to continue their athletic training at the highest level.
They are two boys and girls, distinguished by a high level of squash, their proficiency in the English language and good academic results.
Beneficiaries are from El Espinal neighborhood and have worked with the foundation for 6 years, learning English and starting sports.
As squash players have participated and won valid national and international championships.
The children are Julio Palomino, Montserrat Arcela, Santiago Mesa and Kendra Navas. The first two are currently studying at Antonina Santos Education Foundation, while the other two have received scholarships at La Esperanza School in Crespo.
Through their new North American scholarships, they will go to the following institutions:
Julio Palomino: Westminster School, in Simsbury, Connecticut
Montserrat: Westover School, in Middlebury, Connecticut
Santiago Mesa: Indian Mountain School, in Salisbury, Connecticut
Kendrie Navas: Tabor Academy, in Marion, Massachusetts
About urban squash
The Squash Urbano Foundation was created in 2014 in Cartagena with the aim of creating opportunities for children and youth with limited resources.
In addition to squash, recipients have access to education and access to scholarships in Cartagena and the United States. (Video: What does it take to be part of a Harvard sports team?)