Brendan Porter is a Senior at Conard High School in West Hartford. He has spent the last four years actively involved in Boy Scouts, obtaining his Eagle Scout rank this past winter. Besides community service projects with the scouts, he participated in tutoring, Relay for Life, and helped cook the corned beef for Irish Night at St. Helena’s Church. As Wrestling Captain, Brendan spends a large part of each winter season trying to eat the foods he loves while still ‘making weight’ . Fortunately, St. Patrick’s Day follows the weigh-in period, so he can really eat all the soda bread he desires.
For enjoyment, Brendan plays trumpet for a Ska band called ‘Positive Downside’. The group performs locally at The Grounds and outdoor concerts in Blue Back Square. Their First Night show at the Battle of the Bands earned them first place, along with the opportunity to receive a professional recording session.
Brendan hopes his music interests will complement his business career as he considers attendance at Fordham, Villanova, or University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He appreciates the opportunity to share his Irish heritage, and is very grateful to receive the Central Connecticut Celtic Son Scholarship.