Jacob Fried, of Trumbull High School, was selected as one of thirty of Connecticut’s top juniors designated as a Governor’s Scholar.

Sponsored by the Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS) and Berchem, Moses & Devlin, P.C., the purpose of the program is to recognize academically talented high school students in CAS member schools throughout the state and present thirty students for special recognition to the Governor of Connecticut. All students recognized for this prestigious award were honored at the Twentieth Annual Governor’s Scholars Luncheon which was held at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington on May 19.

Each honoree received a plaque, designating them as a 2016 Connecticut Governor’s Scholar, as well as a letter of congratulations from Governor Malloy. The majority of Connecticut’s colleges and universities also support this program by making gratis college level courses available to the thirty scholars while still in high school.  

The University of Connecticut will award an Academic Excellence Scholarship (currently valued at $6,000 a year for eight full semesters of undergraduate work) to all Governor’s Scholars who are enrolled for the fall 2017 entering class.