The Connecticut Association of Schools recently announced the 2012 recipients of its scholar-athlete awards — an award presented in partnership with McDonald's "to honor the best and brightest high school scholar-athletes from across Connecticut."
Windsor High School's Michael Bond and Holly Loomer were among those honored.
Only one female student and one male student are eligible for nomination from a school's principal.
Bond and Loomer, who have proven to be exemplary student-athletes at Windsor High, were recognized during a recent awards banquet for their respective bodies of work, which include interscholatic athletics, outstanding school performance and community service.
Bond recenty addressed the 2012 graduating class as the school's valedictorian, while Loomer earned the class scholar distinction.
Academically, Bond excelled across the board, receiving both the Excellence in English and Excellence in History awards on his way to earning an induction into the high school's chapter of the National Honor Society.
He was also selected as a Governor's Scholar of Connecticut, and scored perfect sores on his statistics and English AP exams.
Outside of the classroom, Bond served as the school newspaper's editor-in-chief, and volunteering his time to help a number of organizations, including UNICEF and Connecticut Children's Medical Center.
Loomer earned a spot on the high honor roll each year since her freshman year, was a finalist in the National History Day Competition, is a member of the National and Spanish National Honor Societies and was a star on the athletic fields and in the band room.
Loomer played on the varsity field hockey and varsity lacrosse teams since her freshman year. She also served as first chair clarinet in the symphonic band, drum major in the marching band and lead alto saxophone in the jazz ensemble.
Her volunteer experience includes supporting the Komen Race for the Cure and playing music for seniors.