CHESHIRE, Conn., May 6 — Three hundred forty-eight senior student athletes were honored as CIAC Scholar Athletes at the 35th annual Scholar Athlete banquet at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington Sunday night. The event is the largest of the many honors programs CAS-CIAC hosts each year.
The Scholar Athlete program recognizes two high school senior student-athletes – one boy and one girl – from each member high school whose academic and athletic careers have been exemplary, whose personal standards and achievement are a model to others, and who possess high levels of integrity, self-discipline and courage. The honorees are chosen by the member schools and are submitted to the CIAC.
More than 1,700 students, family members, school administrators and coaches were in attendance salute the Scholar Athletes and recognize their achievements.
Chiney Ogwumike, former number-one overall pick and WNBA Rookie of the Year and star for the WNBA’s Connecticut Sun gave the keynote address and film producer John Holt served as the host for the evening. Waterford High School senior Marissa Walker was recognized with the Michael H. Savage Spirit of Sport Award.
Area Scholar Athletes
|Avon||Rachel Spivak||Jack Stokesbury|
|Canton||Jane Frawley||Connor Treadwell|
|East Granby||Jordin Comstock||Justin Lacharite|
|Farmington||Katherine Gregory||Timothy Arena|
|Granby Memorial||Madeline Attianese||Nathaniel Orluk|
|Lewis Mills||Lauren McCard||John Mudgett|
|Simsbury||Elise Hildebrandt||Nicholas Ratajczak|