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Gold Key Dinner An Emotional Night

SOUTHINGTON — About halfway through Tracy Lis' Gold Key acceptance speech Sunday at the Aqua Turf, she paused and asked girls basketball player Kiah Gillespie of Capital Prep in Hartford to join her at the podium. Gillespie had spoken earlier in the dinner when she received the Hal Levy high school female athlete award, and something had caught Lis' ear. Gillespie had joked about scoring only 2,000 points in her high school career. So Lis, who scored 3,681 points, pulled in Gillespie and talked to her directly as if no one else was in the room. "Be proud of what you do, what you did — be proud of yourself" Lis said to Gillespie. "Never, ever say you...

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