High school seniors from Middlesex 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:
- Rory Smith and Patrick McAllister, The Morgan School, Clinton
- Emily Bacon and Aaron Kelleher, Cromwell High School, Cromwell
- Phoebe Petrovic and Jake Luster, Valley Regional High School, Deep River
- Kimberly Romanoff and Alexander Markoski, Coginchaug Regional High School, Durham
- Dakota Reed and Matthew Vasquenza, East Hampton High School, East Hampton
- Rachel Westerbeke and Kyle McCormack, Haddam-Killingworth High School, Haddam
- Karen Agogliati and Quinn Mitchell, Vinal Technical High School, Middletown
- Ryan DeVille, Xavier High School, Middletown
- Astin Donovan, Mercy High School, Middletown
- Danielle Lau and Alexander Pandolfe, Middletown High School, Middletown
- Tara Schwenzfeier and Andrew Lochowski, Nathan Hale Ray High School, Moodus
- Amy Robinson and Patrick Coley, Old Saybrook High School, Old Saybrook
- Marisa DiMare and Alex Riccio, Portland High School, Portland
- Annie Raunikar and Samuel Grigo, Westbrook High School, Westbrook
“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.