Every year since the spring of 1984, CAS-CIAC has brought together some of the best and brightest high school athletes in Connecticut for the CAS-CIAC Scholar-Athlete Banquet. The schools choose two seniors whose academic and athletic careers have been exemplary, whose personal standards and achievements are a model to others, and who possess high levels of integrity, self-discipline and courage.
That is roughly 11,000 exceptional seniors over the course of more than 35 years. That is a staggering number of astonishing resumes, inspirational journeys, fearless leaders, athletic prowess, model students, and more. The great realization of this event is that every student honored this year, and in the past, has their own unique set of achievements and their path to this honor is theirs only. And they all are special. With this year’s Scholar-Athlete Banquet being held virtually for the first time due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we can’t tell the stories of all 360 honorees, but we’ve chosen a few of this year’s honorees to highlight with some noteworthy details below. They provide a good cross section and sampling of the impressive variety of the stories and achievements that are part and parcel with being a CAS-CIAC Scholar-Athlete.