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Jonathan Law’s Matt Zancewicz and Alyssa Paladino are among the twelve student-athletes from six high schools named The SportsCenter of Connecticut/Southern Connecticut Conference Scholar Athletes of the Month for November, 2015.

Now in its 10th year, The SportsCenter of Connecticut/SCC Scholar Athlete of the Month program will honor outstanding young men and women each month during the 2015-16 academic year.

Matt Zancewicz

The captain of Law’s boys cross country team, Zancewicz has been a stellar performer in the classroom, where he sports a 4.50 grade point average and is ranked among the top ten percent of his class. Jonathan Law boys cross country coach Charlie Phillips said, “Matt is an outstanding role model for the entire team with his unparalleled work ethic.”

Alyssa Paladino

The captain of the Eagles’ swimming squad, Paladino has been an exemplary student in the classroom, where she is ranked fourth in her senior class with a 4.66 grade point average. Paladino has been active in school clubs, including membership in the Keyettes. Jonathan Law girls swimming coach Melanie Paolini said, “Alyssa exemplifies exactly what the student athlete should  be. She has great time management skills and is a leader that all underclassmen gravitate to.”

Each SCC member school can nominate up to two honorees per season (fall, winter and spring). The conference is announcing the fall recipients in September, October and November.

Student athletes who are selected must be a varsity letterwinner and have a 3.0/B average while demonstrating leadership qualities. SportsCenter of CT/SCC Scholar Athletes of the Month receive a certificate, commemorative tee-shirt and a SportsCenter of Connecticut activity pass.

“Many thanks to the SportsCenter of Connecticut for its support of the SCC and the Scholar Athlete of the Month program,” said SCC Commissioner Al Carbone. “This conference has been proud of its success for the last 21-plus years, and to be able to recognize outstanding young men and women who demonstrate the desire and ability to succeed solidifies what the SCC is all about.”

Founded in 1994, the Southern Connecticut Conference is in its 22nd season of competition in 2015-16 with 23 member-schools and nearly 23,000 students. SCC member schools have captured more than 400 state championships since the league’s inception. The SCC is recognized for its outstanding non-athletic programs and events, which attempt to break down barriers and build bridges of understanding to its students.

For more information on the SCC, visit SouthernConnecticutConference.org.