Scholar Athletes Sarah Dinovelli and Joseph Conahan; Robert E. Fitch High School
Scholar Athletes Sarah Dinovelli and Joseph Conahan; Robert E. Fitch High School

GLASTONBURY, CONN. (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. 


About McDonald's

The Connecticut and Western Massachusetts McDonald’s Owner/Operator Association is comprised of local McDonald’s restaurant owners who are community and industry leaders. They have a long-standing commitment to supporting educational initiatives and organizations in the communities they serve, including providing resources to promote balanced, active lifestyles to kids and nutritional information for families. For more information, follow us on Facebook or Twitter @McD_CTWMA.


McDonald's USA, LLC, serves a variety of menu options made with quality ingredients to more than 27 million customers every day. Nearly 90 percent of McDonald's 14,000 U.S. restaurants are independently owned and operated by businessmen and women. Customers can now log online for free at approximately 11,500 participating Wi-Fi enabled McDonald's U.S. restaurants. For more information, visit www.mcdonalds.com, or follow us on Twitter @McDonalds and Facebook www.facebook.com/mcdonalds.


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