Angela Montoya Takes the Lead with Quiet Leadership


A senior at CREC’s Academy of Aerospace and Engineering in Hartford, 18-year-old Angela Montoya is often lauded by her teachers as quietly leading by example and bringing out the best in those around her.
Whether in her studies or volunteer work, Angela fully commits to the task at hand.  In the classroom, she challenges herself by taking honors and Advanced Placement level courses and excels at them; she says she loves learning at the college level. The Academy of Aerospace and Engineering leads students to careers in Advanced Mathematics, Science and Engineering. Angela is one of the students who learn through industry partnerships, theme-based career pathways and a rigorous core curriculum. Angela has not decided what career she will choice, but it is clear her future is bright.
Her work as a volunteer takes has earned her numerous distinctions already including being nominated as a candidate for SMART Girl of the Year sponsored by the Boys and Girls Club. Among her many hours of volunteer work, Angela is currently volunteering at the Salvation Army Thrift Store in Hartford and during the summer she worked at a Boys & Girls Club camp teaching children.  She is a leader in the Keystone group of the Boys & Girls Club where she has helped less fortunate individuals by gathering cell phones to donate to a battered women’s shelter and has collected diapers to donate to a shelter in Boston.
Angela is a role model, an example of a young Latino who inspires and is one of our bright stars of tomorrow.