CIAC names Woodland Michaels Cup recipient

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BEACON FALLS — Woodland Regional High School has been selected by the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) as a Michaels Achievement Cup recipient.

The Michaels Cup is awarded each year to schools which demonstrate exemplary athletic programs as determined by factors such as participation rates, academic achievement, athletic opportunities, sportsmanship, training, athletic achievement, and ethics.

“We at Woodland are very proud of the coaches, support personnel and athletes for everything they do to make our program one of the top programs in the state,” said Woodland Athletic Director Brian Fell in a prepared statement.

According to the CIAC’s website, the Cup was created in the early 1980s by Roy Michaels, the owner of Michaels Jewelry, in an effort to recognize outstanding athletic programs. The program recognized yearly winners since that time, and then in 2008 transitioned directly to CIAC oversight of the program.

Woodland will be honored at a luncheon at the CIAC Sportsmanship Conference in November.