High school seniors from Tolland 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:
- Emily Fiano and Drew Monroe, Bolton High School, Bolton
- Raquel Pouliot and Alex Boutin, Coventry High School, Coventry
- Erin Schirra and Timothy Daigle, Ellington High School, Ellington
- Christine Bendzinski and James Daher, Rham High School, Hebron
- Vanessa Lusa and Kevin Moynihan, Edwin O. Smith High School, Storrs
- Katherine Cutting and Daniel Wheeler, Rockville High School, Rockville
- Julianne Folger and Ryan Lynch, Somers High School, Somers
- Emily Bradway and Jake Kalette, Stafford High School, Stafford
- Megan Steinhilber and Dallon Asnes, Tolland High School, Tolland
“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.