WINDSOR, Vt. (WCAX) The governor issued a proclamation Monday honoring some Vermont students Monday for their athletic and academic success.
This past school year, Windsor High School won state championships in football, girls and boys basketball, and baseball. The students also have 3D printing and science championships under their belts, as well.
Along with Gov. Phil Scott, R-Vermont, the acting education secretary and state and local leaders gathered to highlight the kids' success on and off the field.
"A lot of the girls on the team focus on their academics just as much as they do sports. They put a lot of time and effort into school and our coaches always say that academics come first," said Ashley Grela, a basketball state champion.
"I think it is really cool, especially because it is not just athletics. Like you said, it was academics and a whole bunch of other stuff. So, I think that Windsor is definitely trending in the right direction and I think it is a good time to be part of this community," said Dakota Page, a three-sport state champion.
The event was part of the governor's "Capitol for a Day" initiative which aims to give regional constituents direct access to administration leadership. Other stops included a brownfields revitalization tour in Springfield and lunch at the Mount Ascutney Hospital.