High school seniors from Litchfield County were recognized as the state’s top scholar-athletes at the 2014 Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS) Scholar-Athlete Banquet sponsored by McDonald’s. A 31-year sponsor of the program with a longstanding commitment to educational programs in Connecticut, McDonald’s joined CAS to honor the following local students as the best of the best in the state:
- Jillian Cannon and Zachary Busby, Housatonic Valley Regional High School, Falls Village
- Tara Shakley and Spencer Perechino, Litchfield High Middle School, Litchfield
- Allison Meeker and Steven Kopcho, Wamogo Regional High School, Litchfield
- Maren Harcken and Nevan Swanson, New Milford High School, New Milford
- Bailey Doran and Jacob Johnson, Terryville High School, Terryville
- Allison Snow and Luke McMahon, Thomaston High School, Thomaston
- Sydney Matzko and John McCarthy, Torrington High School, Torrington
- Jessica LaMere and Chad Winn, Oliver Wolcott Technical High School, Torrington
- Sarah Martineau and Robert Ernst, Watertown High School, Watertown
- Meagan Pulica and Ryan Bertoli, Northwestern Regional High School, Winchester
- Meghan Kane and Roger Aiudi, The Gilbert School, Winsted
- Jacqueline Borges and Vincent Pistritto, Nonnewaug High School, Woodbury
“McDonald’s is proud to partner with CAS to honor this year’s high school scholar-athletes from all across Connecticut. We congratulate the state’s top students who are prominent in their academic and athletic achievement,” says Rachel Deane, McDonald’s owner/operator and president of the Connecticut and Western Massachusetts McDonald’s Owner/Operator Association.
The Connecticut High School Scholar-Athlete 2014 Awards Banquet is the largest program of its type in the state.
Only one male and one female student are eligible for the award through a nomination from their principal for: demonstrating exemplary academic and athletic careers including participating in an interscholastic athletics; possessing personal standards and achievements that are a model to others; exhibiting outstanding school; and community service and carrying themselves with high levels of integrity, self-discipline and courage.