McDonald’s® and CT Association of Schools Honor Local Students as State’s Top Scholar-Atheletes


GLASTONBURY (June 2014)- High school seniors from Baltic, Colchester, East Lyme, Griswold, Groton, Lebanon, Ledyard, Montville, New London, North Stonington, Norwich, Old Lyme, Stonington, and Waterford 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:


Bridget Holte, Academy Of The Holy Family, Baltic


Kathryn Stevens and Nathaniel Baldi, Bacon Academy, Colchester


Jenna Schumacher and Matthew Lin, East Lyme High School, East Lyme


Kristen Drobiak and Adam Davis, Griswold High School, Griswold


Sarah Dinovelli and Joseph Conahan, Robert E. Fitch High School, Groton


Ambar Rivera and Thomas Kane, Ella T. Grasso Southeasten Technical High School, Groton


Alyssa Tacchi and Christopher Konow, Lyman Memorial High School, Lebanon


Arianna Fustini and Zachary Higgins, Ledyard High School, Ledyard


Jamie Hill and Daniel Linkinhoker, Montville High School, Montville


Brittney Walenta and Anthony Malchiodi, St. Bernard School, Montville


Bianca Timpano and Zavier Veliz, New London High School, New London


Jessica Morgan and Troy Stefanski, Wheeler High School, North Stonington


Hannah Long and Aidan Karam, Norwich Free Academy, Norwich


Sheyanne Biltcliffe and Douglas Babbitt, Norwich Technical High School, Norwich


Hannah Behringer and David Peck, Lyme-Old Lyme High School, Old Lyme


Emily Cassata and Collin Esquirol, Stonington High School, Stonington


Alexandra Moger and Alan Luner, Waterford High School, Waterford




“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.


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