OXFORD, CT (WFSB) -- Two local high school students are headed overseas, and hope to bring back skills to drive social inclusion back at home.,“The friendships that develop are priceless and that’s what I think some of them come into it not realizing the friendships that they’re going to gain,” said Jennifer LaCapra, head Unified Sports coach at Oxford High School.,She is the force behind the culture at the school, and introduced Unified Sports six years ago, which brings students and Special Olympic athletes together.,LaCapra motivated Thomas Romeo and Jack Fairhurst to apply to the 2019 Special Olympics World Games Youth Summit.,Both students say they’re excited for the worldwide friendships they’ll make and the lessons they’ll bring back, not only to Oxford High School, but other schools in the state.

A view down High Street on the Yale University campus in New Haven, Connecticut, with Harkness Tower at left and Linsly-Chittenden Hall at right.,less

A view down High Street on the Yale University campus in New Haven, Connecticut, with Harkness Tower at left and Linsly-Chittenden Hall at right.,Dwight Hall lies beyond Linsly-Chittenden; both are part of the ... more read more

James and his closest friends idolized Michael Jordan while they grew up together on Akron’s competitive playgrounds and tough streets.,As James grew into a tantalizing basketball prospect capable of jumping from high school to the NBA as the No. 1 draft pick, he studied, imitated and drew profound inspiration from Jordan’s tongue-wagging dunks, that fadeaway jumper, his competitive fire — even the little details of the way Jordan wore his sneakers and shorts.,Jordan has also admired James’ game for years.,When James surpassed Jordan’s career points total Wednesday night, he did it in a pair of Nikes with “Thank You M.J.” written neatly on the side.,James moved past Jordan into fourth place on the NBA’s career scoring list with a driving three-point play in the second quarter of the Los Angeles Lakers’ 115-99 loss to the Denver Nuggets.

PITTSBURG, Kansas — Ashland University redshirt freshman shot putter Lindsay Baker was the runner-up at the 2019 NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field National Championships on Saturday afternoon.,Greene won her second straight NCAA Division II indoor national title in the shot put and has won four straight Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference championships.,The Ashland men won its first Division II national indoor title with 38 points, one more than Adams State (Colo.)

BOSTON, Mass. — The University of Mount Union men’s track team finished second at the NCAA Division III Indoor Championships on Saturday.,North Central (Ill.), which Mount Union edged out by a point last season, won its sixth indoor team championship with 55 points.,James had 30 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds in his seventh triple-double for the Lakers, who have lost five straight in a playoff chase that looks futile at this point. read more

Circadian rhythm is the internal clock that regulates the body’s sleep and wake cycles over a 24-hour time period.,How It Works: The Master Clock, Body Clock, And Circadian Rhythm

The circadian rhythm not only controls sleep and wake cycles, but impacts many key aspects of the lives of most organisms.,Examples of environmental cues that impact the circadian rhythm include: read more

GOSHEN — Timothy Hostetler has been named to the inaugural National Football Foundation national high school scholar-athlete class.,The 2018 Fairfield High School graduate is one of 69 honorees from around the county and one of only three from Indiana.,“I was pretty diverse in high school and that seemed to help,” Hostetler said.,“We hope this new honor will become one of the most prestigious local awards that a high school players can receive, and it really brings into focus the phenomenal work that our chapters do in identifying the most outstanding young leaders in their communities.”,The NFF has 120 chapters and more than 12,000 members and impacts 500,000 students-athletes at 5,000 high schools in 47 states each year.

Tryouts: Sunday, March 17, 2-5 p.m. at Mystic Indoor sports for all baseball and softball players ages 8-12 For questions, email London Babe Ruth — Spring registration is open online at newlondonbaberuth.weebly.com.,Waterford/Montville Babe Ruth 13U-14U travel teams — Evaluations are March 3 at Mystic Indoor Sports (90 Welles Road) from 9-11 a.m. No fee to attend, but is mandatory for players interested in travel teams.,Contact: Joe Auwood, (860) 443-1523 of email [email protected]

CT Crush softball — Looking for players for 10U, 12U, 14U and 16U teams.,Contact: [email protected] read more

Ricky Dungan closed out his high school swimming career Friday at the Division II OHSAA Swimming & Diving Championship meet at Canton’s C.T. Branin Natatorium.,The Wilmington High School senior finished 13th in the 50-yard freestyle in 22.18 seconds and 16th in the 500-yard freestyle event with a time of 4:55.22.,Ricky Dungan closed out his high school swimming career Friday at the Division II OHSAA Swimming & Diving Championship meet at Canton’s C.T. Branin Natatorium.,Ricky Dungan closed out his high school swimming career Friday at the Division II OHSAA Swimming & Diving Championship meet at Canton’s C.T. Branin Natatorium.,The Wilmington High School senior finished 13th in the 50-yard freestyle in 22.18 seconds and 16th in the 500-yard freestyle event with a time of 4:55.22.

Think of these things as a minimum standard to looking after your people – their wellbeing – but don’t count on them to drive higher performance, engagement and employee retention – the latter requires a long-term investment in your people, and a fuller understanding of the deeper drivers of human motivation.,Focusing on Employee Confidence, rather than Employee Engagement, leapfrogs old Employee Engagement models, because when confidence is there, engagement is a given and confidence is the key to high performance.,The sports world has known this for years, with confidence a daily topic on the lips of every high performing sports person, knowing that it is the difference that makes the difference – the key to that extra ounce of performance when standards are already impossibly high.,Employee Confidence is a long-term opportunity for your business, but there are three steps you as a CEO can take today to make it a reality – three steps that might just stop one of your high-performers from resigning this week, or get you one more high performer through your company doors:

Employee Confidence is a long-term approach to Employee Engagement, and that’s where the beauty lies.,Employee Confidence is both the mechanism for, and evidence of, culture change, because culture change is exactly what you require to take your Employee Engagement to a whole  new level and retain your best talent. read more

WINNSBORO, South Carolina — A collaborative project between Fairfield Central High School, Richard Winn Academy and the Barclay School has student journalists telling the stories of Fairfield County.,Tuesday morning, journalism students at Fairfield Central were getting prepared for the next edition of the paper.,Now Sims is hoping some of that same passion she developed for journalism in high school will continue through her current student journalists.,It's a great opportunity to kind of witness what students at Fairfield Central are participating in and what we plan on pursuing.",The paper is available weekly in print at local businesses around Fairfield County.