High school seniors from 21 area schools, including Sabrina Toole and Nick Williams from St. Joseph and Katie Foley and Peter Veikos from Trumbull High, 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 best of the best in the state:

“McDonald’s is proud to partner with CAS to honor this year’s high school scholar-athletes from all across Connecticut,” said Rachel Deane, McDonald’s owner/operator and president of the Connecticut and Western Massachusetts McDonald’s Owner/Operator Association. “We congratulate the state’s top students, who are prominent in their academic and athletic achievement.”

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.