Scholar Athletes Dakota Reed and Matthew Vasquenza; East Hampton High School
Scholar Athletes Dakota Reed and Matthew Vasquenza; East Hampton High School

GLASTONBURY, CONN. (June 2014) - High school seniors from Clinton, Cromwell, Deep River, Durham, East Hampton, Haddam, Middletown, Moodus, Old Saybrook, Portland, and Westbrook 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:

 - Rory Smith and Patrick McAllister, The Morgan School, Clinton

- Emily Bacon and Aaron Kelleher, Cromwell High School, Cromwell

- Phoebe Petrovic and Jake Luster, Valley Regional High School, Deep River

- Kimberly Romanoff and Alexander Markoski, Coginchaug Regional High School, Durham

- Dakota Reed and Matthew Vasquenza, East Hampton High School, East Hampton

- Rachel Westerbeke and Kyle McCormack, Haddam-Killingworth High School, Haddam

- Karen Agogliati and Quinn Mitchell, Vinal Technical High School, Middletown

- Ryan DeVille, Xavier High School, Middletown

- Astin Donovan, Mercy High School, Middletown

- Danielle Lau and Alexander Pandolfe, Middletown High School, Middletown

- Tara Schwenzfeier and Andrew Lochowski, Nathan Hale Ray High School, Moodus

- Amy Robinson and Patrick Coley, Old Saybrook High School, Old Saybrook

- Marisa DiMare and Alex Riccio, Portland High School, Portland

- Annie Raunikar and Samuel Grigo, Westbrook High School, Westbrook


“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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