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East Catholic Recognized with Sportsmanship Award

Manchester, CT, December 11, 2019 - East Catholic High School has been awarded its sixth Michael’s Cup for sportsmanship achievements during the 2018–2019 academic year. East Catholic was recently honored at the CIAC Sportsmanship Conference at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington.

The Michaels Achievement Cup program was created in the 1980s to recognize impressive middle and high school athletic programs. The goal of the award is to encourage schools and students to practice sportsmanship. To be considered, 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 (83 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 are meant to be. The school has been awarded the Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education and is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the state of Connecticut. East Catholic challenges its 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. For more information, please visit our Why East? page.

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