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East Catholic Recognized With Sportsmanship Award

On February 14, 2019, East Catholic High School received its fifth Michael’s Cup for sportsmanship achievements during the 2017–2018 academic year. They honored East Catholic at the CIAC Sportsmanship Conference at the Aqua Turf in Southington. 

The Michaels Achievement Cup program started in the 1980's to recognize impressive middle and high school athletics programs. The goal of the award is to encourage schools and students to practice sportsmanship. For consideration, schools must be a part of the Class Act Program, and demonstrate how they showcase sportsmanship through their athletics.

“The award embodies our school’s mission and values that revolve around developing students’ strong moral character while they pursue academic excellence,” says Jon Dahlquist, East Catholic’s Dean of Wellness and Athletics. “Our student athletes are performing at high levels, and they are doing it with sportsmanship.” An overwhelming number of East Catholic students (84 percent) participate in sport-related activities.

About East Catholic High School

East Catholic High School is a regional college-preparatory school of the Archdiocese of Hartford in Manchester, CT. Students come from more than 35 towns in the Greater Hartford area and eastern Connecticut. East Catholic is a place where students discover who they're meant to be. The school received the Blue Ribbon School of Excellence award by the U.S. Department of Education, and accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the state of Connecticut. We challenge East Catholic students to build their own strong moral character while pursuing academic excellence, responsible citizenship, active participation in community service, sportsmanship, and an appreciation for the fine arts. An overwhelming number of East Catholic students (97%) go on to attend four and two year colleges. For more information go to the ECHS website.

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