Shelton High proves a 'Class Act,' earns Michaels Cup award

Shelton High was among 21 Connecticut high schools honored with a 2021-22 Michaels Achievement Cup award.

Shelton High was among 21 Connecticut high schools honored with a 2021-22 Michaels Achievement Cup award.

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SHELTON — Shelton High has once again proven to be a success and “Class Act” on the field. 

Shelton High was among 21 Connecticut high schools honored with a 2021-22 Michaels Achievement Cup. Schools must participate in the CIAC’s Class Act program to be considered for the award. 

“I'm so proud of the efforts of our athletic department and student athletes in their continued efforts to display good sportsmanship and camaraderie with each other and the visiting team,” said Shelton High Principal Kathy Riddle. “It is wonderful to be acknowledged by the CIAC for our efforts.” 

All the schools chosen were formally recognized during the CIAC’s 16h Annual Sportsmanship Conference on Nov. 17. 

"The Michaels Cup Committee recognized these exemplary athletics programs for their willingness to subscribe to the Class Act Sportsmanship standards, empowering students to take an active role in their school climate, and their continued support for community service," the CIAC said in a release. "These 21 schools have made sportsmanship a priority in their district." 

The Michaels Cup was created in the early 1980s by Roy Michaels, the owner of Michaels Jewelers, to recognize outstanding athletics programs. 

This is the second time in four years Shelton High has earned the honor.  

brian.gioiele@hearstmediact.com