Tougher standards for Stonington High School athletes

Some Athletes in Stonington may be struggling to make the grade, and that struggle could get harder if a whole new set of standards is approved.

The proposed GPA would be 2.0, which is a ‘C’ average.

“Well 2.0 is better because you get into a better college, and more colleges look at you for any student athlete,” said Kyle Allard, a junior at Stonington High School.

“I think it’s a good idea to raise the GPA because I think that students should focus more on their education at the same time as athletics,” said senior Mary Wassef.

“If the higher GPA was in place now we understand a handful would have to bring up their grades and most folks think they would.

An added incentive to perform in the classroom as well as they do on the field. Those who don’t make the grade wouldn’t get to play just practice. But they would get help to boost their academic performance.

“We’re all like family on the team so I mean if someone has bad grades we all look at each other and say hey let’s help him out let’s study more,” said Allard.

It will be up to the Board of Education to decide if this proposal makes the grade. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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