The Wolcott Circle of Sports Honors and Awards
Each year, Wolcott student athletes are encouraged to submit an application to compete for the Wolcott Circle of Sports scholarships. Students are considered based upon a number of key factors including sports participation and leadership, academic achievement, extracurricular activities and community involvement. They are required to submit a written narrative answering the question of why they should be selected. Applications are collected and the recipients are chosen by committee.
The Hall of Fame is our way of honoring the achievements of the students that we have recognized after they go forward and make us proud by excelling in their higher education, careers, communities and lives. Each year, nominees are submitted by members of the community and selected honorees are inducted at our annual Award Banquet.
Brian P. Borghesi was an original founding member of Wolcott Circle of Sports, serving on our Board of Directors for 5 years, and earning the Nicholas E. D’Agostino Humanitarian Award in 2003. He chaired the Wolcott Red Cross Bloodmobile, served as president, treasurer and secretary of the Wolcott Lion’s Club and was a member for 36 years. The International Association of Lions Foundation awarded him with the Melvin Jones Fellow Award for dedicated humanitarian service and the Wolcott Lions made him the Lion of the Year. He was the chairman of the Wolcott Lions Agricultural Fair Committee, a member of the Chamber of Commerce, Wolcott Historical Society, Wolcott Lodge No. 146, A.F. & A.M., Harmony Lodge No. 42, A.F. & A.M., Sphinx Shriners of Newington, and the Royal Order of Jesters. He also actively participated in town and civil service. It is in his memory and legacy that this award is given to an individual who shows similar leadership and service qualities.
The original Humanitarian Award was bestowed in 1997 upon Nicholas E. D’Agostino, the first Principal of Wolcott High School and 50+ year member of the Wolcott Lion’s Club. In 1968, he was promoted to Superintendent of Wolcott Public Schools and served as President of the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS). His time as an educator and administrator earned him many awards and accolades as a ardent supporter of students and education and a beloved humanitarian. He passed away in 2014. This award is given to an individual in the Wolcott community who works to better their community and is a tireless good neighbor to all.
A coach is defined as someone who trains a person or team of people in a particular sport. The Lifetime Achievement in Coaching Award is given to a coach who has consistently gone above and beyond to inspire, teach, encourage and grow young athletes and to strive for excellence both on and off of the playing field.
Outstanding Team Award
The Outstanding Team Award is given to an athletic team that has proven success not only in competition but in fostering teamwork, service, inspiration and good character.
The Distinguished Service Award is given to organizations or businesses that support the Wolcott community and work to better the lives of the citizens in our town.