High school seniors from Windham 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 Burr and Alarik Morris, Parish Hill Middle Senior High School, Chaplin
- Taylor Blanchard-Saucier and Owen Dube, Harvard Ellis Technical High School, Danielson
- Emma Guillot and Zane Cooke, Killingly High School, Killingly
- Enxhi Ferra and Eric Lundgren, Plainfield High School, Plainfield
- Cynthia Briere and Tristan Desilets, Putnam High School, Putnam
- Nicole Dion and Benjamin Brissette, Tourtellotte Memorial High School, Thompson
- Alyssa Pearce and Dwight Worthington, Windham Technical High School, Willimantic
- Emma Hughes and Greg Bright, Windham High School, Willimantic
- Sarah Swenson and John McGinn, Woodstock Academy, Woodstock
“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.