Cross Helps 11 Starting Over From Maria

 NHPS social work supervisor Johanna Samberg-Champion, Wilbur Cross Principal Edith Johnson, and Wilbur Cross social worker Lissette Agosto.

NHPS social work supervisor Johanna Samberg-Champion, Wilbur Cross Principal Edith Johnson, and Wilbur Cross social worker Lissette Agosto.

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 

Two weeks ago, Daisha Rivera was living on Puerto Rico’s north-central coast, where her family had trouble finding clean water a month after Hurricane Maria.

Thursday night Rivera joined other new students for a communal embrace at Wilbur Cross High, the new academic home for 10 other hurricane evacuees as well.

Rivera, who is 17, is a senior at Cross. She now lives with relatives in the Hill and is working on applying to colleges like Yale and University of Connecticut, where she hopes to study nursing.

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