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v o l um e 4 i s s u e 2 FALL 2018

1794 t h e m a g a z in e o f cheshire academy

1794 Fall 2018 |



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The collage is a vintage compilation of photos spanning over 225 years from the Acadmy. The collage represents all aspects of the Academy and emphasizes the schools mission statement; “Cheshire Academy is an internationally minded college-preparatory school that challenges its students to maximize their potential by developing the confidence, character, and critical thinking skills that enable them to thrive as global citizens.”


Jennifer Walker Chris Hunn Melissa Sauer ADVANCEMENT

Board of Trustees CHAIRMAN Richard Cerrone ’67

SECRETARY Richard A. Katz, Esq. ’64

TREASURER Simon Fenner

VICE CHAIRMAN Armando Simosa P’08

Catherine Bonneau P’04, P’16

Andy Moss P’14, P’15

Ted Dziuba ’02

Brian Otis ’89

Suzanne Fields P’11

Katie Purdy P’19, P’21, P’21

Lori Gailey P’14, P’17

Donald Rosenberg ’67

David G. Jepson ’59

Mark F. Testa, PhD ’68

Greg M. Keith, Jr. P’11

Murali Venkatraman P ’18

Stamford, Connecticut

Westport, Connecticut

Plymouth, Massachusetts San Mateo, California Westport, Connecticut

Simsbury, Connecticut

Glastonbury, Connecticut Charlotte, North Carolina

Harrison, New York

Amy Brough Barbara Davis P’17, P’18, P’20 Christian Malerba ’04 Barbara Vestergaard P’96, P’02 Leonardo Hiertz Kathleen Houlihan ADDITIONAL CONTRIBUTORS

Chip Boyd Jennifer Dillion Francois Poisson

Miami, Florida

Westport, Connecticut Tolland, Connecticut

Southington, Connecticut

Snowmass Village, Colorado Carrboro, North Carolina Chennai, India

Drew Kevorkian ’93 Miami, Florida

OVERSEERS Michael A. Belfonti ’76 Hamden, Connecticut Dan Gabel, Jr. ’56 New York, New York


Frank Motter ’61, P ’97 Stowe, Vermont

Brett Stuart ’68, P ’09, P ’09, P ’10 East Hampton, Connecticut

If you have feedback on 1794, contact Jennifer Walker at If you have alumni news and photos for 1794, send them to Christian Malerba '04 at Photos should be submitted in high resolution (300 dpi) for publication. Admission inquiries may be directed to the Admission Office at or 203-439-7250. © 2018 Cheshire Academy


ACADEMY ARCHIVES 10 History of the Arts 14 Legacy of Athletics 22 Early Academics ALUMNI 34 Events 36 225 Save the Date 37 Meet One of the Oldest CA Alumni 38 Class Notes 43 Remembering Harry Carpenter ‘46 Head of School, Julie Anderson with students. She is featured in the article “Homegrown Talent” on page 6.

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Launching CA into the Future


Homegrown Talent


Meet Cheshire Academy’s Leadership Team

Head of School Julie Anderson sits down and reminisces on the past 15 years at Cheshire Academy.

Doing Our Part

Jennifer Dillon expresses the importance of sustainability and how Cheshire Academy is evolving.

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a message from head of school julie anderson

Leading the Academy as we celebrate our rich 225 years of history is an incredible privilege. We have held true to the mission of the school since our very beginning, celebrating the uniqueness of the individual and embracing the opportunity to live, work and play in a global community. Our students are challenged to follow a rigorous course of study requiring critical thinking, collaboration, and our values of the Eight Pillars of Bowden which reflect the building of character and self-confidence which lie at the heart of the Cheshire Academy experience. Every student who has chosen the Academy as home comes to us with a unique perspective which enriches the experience of the entire community. As we consider our future and strive to prepare our young people to be engaged, thoughtful world citizens, we pay homage to our past and to the students, faculty, and staff who have paved the road before us. One of my greatest pleasures as Head of School is to engage our alumni with our current students as we connect our history to our future. What ties us together is the connection that we have to and our love for Cheshire Academy. This year our students hail from 13 states and 29 countries. As you walk through campus, it is not uncommon to hear students speaking a myriad of languages. Our visual artists’ work can be found on display throughout campus while our musicians can be heard in the student center, the dormitory, the dining hall, and on the field. Likewise, our athletes are actors, musicians, and first and foremost, students. The lifelong skills taught in academics and athletics are transferable and we remind our students that success in all forms, from the classroom to the theater to the field to the pool, requires practice, patience, and perseverance. Our students know that if they fall, there will always be a hand to help them get up and an advocate to remind them that failure is simply a step along the way to achieving a goal. This fall we hosted a nine-member visiting team from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges on campus as part of our continued accreditation process. The team confirmed what we believe: we have a dedicated and talented faculty and staff committed to a transformational experience for our students. Please join us for our regional and international receptions throughout the year sponsored by the Advancement Office. If you are already engaged with us, please continue to keep in touch and if you haven’t been in touch for a while, please reach out and know that we would love to see you! Our 225th celebration will include an alumni and parent weekend June 7-9. Your presence is integral to making this a truly celebratory event. I look forward to sharing more details with you but in the meantime, keep an eye out for our save the date card! There is no better time to be on campus to engage with our inquisitive, talented, diverse student body. You will wish you could be a student once again! Know that you are always a part of the Cheshire Academy family, as our past remains an essential part of realizing our dreams for the future. I look forward to seeing you on campus soon. Warm wishes,

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CHANGE LIVESS “If Cheshire Academy is one thing, it is diverse. Our students represent 13 states and 29 countries from around the globe. Some may ask: how is it that there is no divide between so many different cultures in one place? That is because we do not judge one another by words which label and stereotype us according to our origins. Rather, we identify each other through our actions - actions that we carry out side by side, shoulder to shoulder, hand in hand…our shared values, the eight Pillars of Bowden, bring us together as one at Cheshire Academy.” - Lorenzo Rodriguez ’19, Class President, Convocation Address

Annual Fund

When you give to the Cheshire Academy Annual Fund, you connect yourself to a deep and rich tradition that transforms the lives of today’s students. Annual Fund gifts impact every element of the Cheshire Academy educational experience— academic and extracurricular programs, financial aid, faculty development and the school’s beautiful and historic campus. Donors to the Annual Fund support the faculty member who teaches critical thinking, the coach who shows student athletes how to be a leader and team player, and the mentor who sets students on their path to success in college. You can designate your Annual Fund gift to an area for which you are most passionate, including: CA’s Greatest Needs Financial Aid Arts Athletics Faculty Support Make your Annual Fund gift today by visiting or calling 203-439-7408

Community Fine and Performing Arts Center and Endowment Alumni, parents and friends have an opportunity to support major initiatives that align with Cheshire Academy’s strategic plan, Our Way Forward. Capital initiatives — whether for building the endowment, supporting scholarships, launching innovative programs, or constructing new facilities — underscore the Academy’s commitment to continued growth and advancement. The Board of Trustees recently announced a $20 million initiative to construct a Community Fine and Performing Arts Center and establish an endowment for its ongoing maintenance and operation. The new facility will parallel the quality of the instrumental, performing and visual arts at Cheshire Academy, support leading and emerging arts pedagogy, and create a greater sense of community by providing a central gathering place for school-wide meetings and programming. For information on capital giving opportunities, please contact Chief Advancement Officer Amy Brough at or call 203-439-7295.

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Meet Cheshire Academy’s

LEADERSHIP TEAM AMY BROUGH, Chief Advancement Officer

Amy spent 25 years in successive leadership positions at Trinity College prior to joining CA last year. At Trinity, she gained experience in managing capital campaigns, leadership giving and relationship management, annual giving, corporate and foundation relations, donor relations, and staff development, and was honored with the Trustee Award for Staff Excellence. She chose to join the leadership team at the Academy because, “the progressive nature of the Academy throughout its 225-year history resonated with me. I saw tremendous opportunity to channel the passion and affinity of alumni, parents and friends into philanthropic investments that would allow CA to continue to transform the lives of young students, as it has since its founding”.

DAVID DYKEMAN, Associate Head of School, Head Football & Baseball Coach David has been a familiar face on campus the past seven years, as he previously held the role of Associate Dean of students and Associate Head of School for Community Life and Athletics. David is also the head coach for both the football and baseball teams. Prior to CA, he spent four years at Worcester Academy leading the Post Graduate program, teaching history and coaching football and softball. David loves the diverse community that he works with every day at Cheshire Academy. His vision is to see the school grow in all aspects of the student experience that lead to their success in the future.

SARA LYNN LEAVENWORTH, Director of Admission Sara Lynn joined the Academy in July. She comes to Cheshire Academy with over 20 years of experience working in independent schools, most recently as Director of Admissions at The Gunnery. She holds a BA from Hobart and William Smith Colleges and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Connecticut. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with friends and family and the outdoors. In her short time here, she has been incredibly impressed with the genuine passion and enthusiasm of our faculty and staff. She is excited to be working at a school with signature programs such as the Roxbury Academic Support Program and the International Baccalaureate Programme® that truly differentiate us from other independent schools both locally and abroad.

LAURA LONGACRE, Chief Academic Officer A veteran educator, Laura started her career teaching French at Berkshire Country Day School, Lenox, Massachusetts, followed by graduate work at University of Massachusetts at Amherst and work as a graduate teaching assistant. She arrived at Cheshire Academy 27 years ago. While at the Academy, she has served as a French teacher, Director of CAPER, Language Department Chair, and, most recently, as the IB Coordinator. “The Academy is an institution that supports teaching and learning for all members of the community. CA’s a school that encourages academic rigor while respecting the various talents, cultures, and academic strengths of our students. As Chief Academic Officer, my vision for the Academy is to maintain focus on the experience of the students and the Mission and Academic Vision while helping colleagues identify areas in need of growth, serving as a mentor, providing resources for improvement, and promoting reflective practice.”

MATT PIECHOTA, CPA, Chief Financial Officer Matt joined Cheshire Academy as Chief Financial Officer in August. Matt served in the same capacity at nearby Chase Collegiate School for six years and before that was the Controller at The Williston Northampton School. Prior to working at independent schools, Matt worked in public accounting for 10 years. “I am excited to be working at Cheshire Academy as we enter our 225th year as an independent school, as well as at a time when we have our first female Head of School. I am honored to be a part of the team that Julie has assembled and look forward to working with everyone to prepare for the next chapter in the Academy’s history.”

JOE SOUSA, Director of Technology Joe has been with the Academy for more than three years. Previously, he served in wide-ranging progressive roles for over 10 years at Western Connecticut State University. He loves being a part of the CA community because of how everyone works together and helps one another to achieve collective goals. His vision for technology at CA is to continue to advance classroom technology and data systems to keep CA at the cutting edge of IT, allowing the Academy to work efficiently and effectively to meet the needs of the students.

JENNIFER WALKER, Director Strategic Marketing & Communications Jennifer spent 15 years in brand management and marketing in the corporate sector. After she obtained her Master’s degree in Nonprofit Leadership and Philanthropy, she moved to the nonprofit sector where she spent the past nine years in marketing, communications, development and advocacy in health organizations. “The energy, enthusiasm and passion of the faculty, staff and students is infectious. It’s a joy to watch as students grow and thrive at CA.” Her vision for CA is to enhance the value of our brand and scope of reach to ensure the Academy’s growth and success.

KRISTIN WELAGE, Director of Human Resources Kristin’s career in Human Resources began as an HR Recruiter at the University of Florida. She held several positions within human resources at Yale University, her last position as the HR Manager of the Forestry and Environmental Studies. She was the HR Manager at White Flower Farm in Litchfield prior to joining Cheshire Academy. Kristin’s two children attend CA. She enjoys working in the academic setting and loves the passion and excitement that the faculty and students at CA exude. Kristin’s goal is to ensure that CA follows best practices in all areas of human resources.

NATHAN WRIGHT, Director of Institutional Research A graduate of Brown University with a BA in Russian studies, and a MS from SUNY New Paltz in Educational Administration, Nathan is in his second year at the Academy, and first year in this role. Nathan loves the people at Cheshire Academy, both the adults he works with and the students’ whose lives are being transformed. As a former boarding student and IB Diploma recipient, Nathan knows firsthand the value an intentional academically focused residential community can provide. In his current role, he seeks to use data to help drive decision making across the campus to better improve the experiences for all constituents.

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shared some of her fondest memories from her 15 years at Cheshire Academy. She talked about former students who persevered through personal challenges and went on to successful professional careers. She smiled when chatting about the days of being a dorm parent, and how students carried her groceries inside or cleared snow off her car. She also recalled her first year when she taught four Spanish classes inside Woodbury Hall.

mn “You have a broader picture of the child here,” Anderson said. “It’s absolutely the truth that in a smaller environment you get to know the kids better, and get to know them beyond the subject matter. It was more than just conjugating the verb in Spanish.” While Anderson shared many different stories, she spoke about each one with the same genuine appreciation and passion for the school. It’s evident Cheshire Academy holds a special place in her heart. Back in late August, less than a week before school started, Cheshire Academy was set to kick off its 225th year. Anderson was preparing for the New England Association of Schools and Colleges accreditation team to visit campus and a busy upcoming travel season which includes stops to see alumni and parents in North Carolina, Florida, Asia and other destinations. She had the feelings of anticipation and excitement like every new school year, but this time around those feelings were a little stronger. “It’s different because I’m starting the year as Head of School,” she explained. “This summer I thought, ‘how do I want to put my mark on the school as Head of School? What do I want my legacy to be?’ For me it’s a really positive time. I feel confident with the new leadership team and I’m excited about the new faculty. We’re celebrating our 225th anniversary. We opened our doors when George Washington was president. To think the school existed then, with the same mission it has today, is incredible. It’s going to be a busy year with a lot of exciting things happening that I think will be really affirming to all of us as a community that, wow, we do really great things here.” The Board of Trustees voted unanimously in May to appoint Anderson as the first female Head of School in Cheshire Academy’s history. She has worn many hats here: Spanish teacher, Roxbury instructor, language department chair, middle school head, associate head of school for academic affairs, house head and student advisor.

Anderson, who lives in the O’Connor House with her fiancé Thomas Marshall, a math teacher at the school, along with daughters Jenna Denomme ’19 and Kaylee Denomme, said she always wanted to be a teacher. It was her North Haven High School Spanish teacher, Gail Leach, who inspired her to be a Spanish teacher, she said. She taught in public school for a few years and then lived in Virginia with her now ex-husband. He was stationed there as a member of the Navy but when he was deployed to the Gulf, Anderson decided to move back to Connecticut with Jenna and stay with her mother until he returned. Meanwhile, Cheshire Academy was looking for a midyear replacement for a Spanish teacher. Chief Academic Officer Laura Longacre, then-language department chair, reached out to a network of teachers to help find someone. One of the teachers knew Anderson and mentioned the position to her. She visited for what she thought was going to be a tour of Cheshire Academy. She remembers the day vividly, including wearing black pants and a burgundy top. It turned out to be an interview. She laughs looking back, as that wasn’t expected. Anderson was offered the position, accepted it and never left. Now, 16 years, later she is Cheshire Academy’s Head of School. “She’s what I would call a homegrown talent,” said


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Board of Trustees Chair Rich Cerrone ’67. “It’s terrific for us to promote from within. There’s a tremendous amount of opportunity for her to stabilize the school and grow it. She’ll do it in a very meaningful way, in a way that people will recognize. Our expectation is that she’ll be here for a long time and she’ll build a tremendous legacy for herself and for the school.”

Perhaps the most rewarding aspect of Anderson’s work is the growth. It’s a word she uses often. She loves seeing the growth of a student, whether a freshman or a postgraduate, and hearing about it from a dorm parent, faculty member or coach. Also, watching the school itself flourish, and faculty grow and move on to higher positions.

During Anderson’s time at Cheshire Academy, she has helped develop a strong and rigorous academic program. She’s been instrumental in launching the International Baccalaureate® Programme, a global education program held in high regard by colleges and universities around the world. Anderson instituted the Center for Writing, developed a more robust hiring and mentoring process for faculty and created more opportunities at Cheshire Academy for female students.

The theme transitions into her role, too. Being Head of School means always working, learning, thinking – and growing, she said. The independent school world is an ever-changing one, she explains. There’s always something to be done and ways to improve. That keeps her invigorated and excited about her work. Anderson brings her passion, along with longevity to the position, and that’s a sense of reassurance for the Cheshire Academy community.

“She’s a role model. I can’t think of a better person for this role. She embodies everything Cheshire Academy is about.” - Alumna Danielle Landry ’15

Julie Anderson with Alumna Jemimah Frempong ’18


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“I’ve been through many changes and I know the history of the school,” she says. “I appreciate and value and respect that history. I also know where we want to move forward. So I’m new to this role, but I’m not new to the school. I think that’s what makes me different.” Donna Esposito taught Anderson in fifth grade at Montowese Elementary School in North Haven. It’s been rewarding to watch her grow, Esposito said. The two have kept in touch through the years and Esposito visited Anderson at the Academy in September. She said Anderson never missed a homework assignment and always encouraged and helped her classmates.

embodies everything Cheshire Academy is about.” Looking ahead, Anderson is aiming to bring a Community Fine and Performing Arts Center to Cheshire Academy. The plan has been talked about for some time and is finally gaining traction. She envisions Cheshire Academy as a destination for talented musicians, artists and actors. It would serve those with a dedicated passion for the arts and also those who will experience the arts for the first time. The Community Fine and Performing Arts Center will also give Cheshire Academy the opportunity to invite other schools, alumni and the outside community to attend guest lectures, music concerts and drama productions. Anderson said this role is the final step in her career. Offering the best student experience possible is her top priority. She wants to empower students as active, thoughtful citizens in a global community. Longacre reflected back on Anderson’s first year at Cheshire Academy, and how she’s grown. She knew Anderson was a great fit from the beginning, Longacre said, and she’s always shown great commitment. She’s excited to see how Cheshire Academy moves forward under Anderson’s direction.

Julie Anderson with her fifth grade teacher, Donna Esposito

“For our community, our students and faculty, they can see how someone can grow professionally for the right reasons,” Longacre said. “That’s been heartwarming. We were a gift to her and she was a gift to us.”

Cerrone described Anderson as very genuine with tremendous authenticity. She’s someone who really believes in the values and traditions of the school. When introduced as Head of School earlier this year, Anderson became emotional when explaining how privileged and honored she is to serve the Cheshire Academy students, including some she’s known since they were sixth graders at the old middle school. “I had her,” Thomas Cavaliere ’15 said. “My sister had her. She’s part of our memory of the Academy. To have a Head of School that represents Cheshire Academy and everything it stands for is very important.” “I used to babysit her daughters,” Danielle Rios-Roberts ’15 said. “I felt like I had a connection with her from the start. She’s a role model. I can’t think of a better person for this role. She

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There is a lovely framed print of Bowden Hall as seen from its southern flank that hangs in a few scattered locations throughout the campus. With every brick and architectural detail accounted for, along with an outpouring of lush vegetation that frames the scene, the picture creates an idealized setting in which the six students pictured will no doubt thrive and learn and grow to their fullest potential at Cheshire Academy. The originator of this lithographic print was Rockwell Kent (1882-1971), one of the great American artist/illustrators of the twentieth century. A genuine hard luck case and also the nephew of the school’s principal of the time, James Stoddard, Kent matriculated, along with his brother, in 1893 to what was the Episcopal Academy of Connecticut at the age of 11 years. Though at times he chafed under the military model by which the school was being run at the time, he did write these words in pencil on the inner cover of the book he donated to the school: “To my alma mater, the Cheshire Academy, with the warmest hope that all who study there may prosper and be happy in a world of lasting peace.” “Under pressure said the freshman at Cheshire Academy…” On the 2007 album Liberation, rap artist, social activist and impresario Talib Kweli Greene ’93 ponders the value of higher education in his song “Over the Counter.” Born and raised in Brooklyn, the son of New York academicians, Kweli was able to find a space for his creative impulses in the theater department and as a member of various clubs and leadership positions. “If Cheshire Academy did anything it helped me find myself,” he wrote in his yearbook. Upon graduation his contributions and achievements were recognized with the Senior Drama Prize and the Orville Prescott Award for Creative Excellence.


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The arts at Cheshire Academy started out small before growing into the flourishing program we know today. In the early years, pushed to the outer edges of school life, the performing arts existed as a drama club and various musical ensembles, gathering to rehearse when time could be found after a full day of academic requirements and sporting activities. The orchestra’s purpose was, “…to furnish musical entertainment for the students during events given by the various organizations within the school.” By the 1920s, a math teacher by the name of H. Vigor Cranston began instructing a class in mechanical drawing, the first known visual art class at the Academy. A photography club was started in 1936 and quickly gained popularity and equipment, setting up a darkroom in the basement of Bowden Hall. Their instructions were to take pictures of the weekly sporting events. Plays were performed in the gym, dining hall, Bowden Hall, and even in Cheshire’s Town Hall. Despite these lean times for the arts, interested and enthusiastic students were guided along by the steady guidance and commitment of several faculty members who kept the whole thing going. A huge moment came in 1935, when the school opened the Roxbury Auditorium in a building that is now a part of the Watch Factory complex. This exciting new space contained a true proscenium stage and could seat over 600 people. Suddenly, the Drama Club had a new home and a new lease on life. In the middle of the twentieth century, English teacher Terrence Matern brought a sense of stability to the theater program and was responsible for over 50 productions over the course of 15 years. John Corpaci, a venerated language teacher, kept the photography club viable and visible, with annual Mother’s Day art shows on the lawn outside

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Memorial Hall Auditorium at the Watch Factory

of Bowden Hall. And, as the spirit of the sixties overtook the campus, student bands such as The Keystones took to the stage to spread the word. To end this decade of change, in 1969 and after 133 years, girls were finally readmitted to Cheshire Academy. The times, they were a changin’. And then, in 1972, came “Zenith”, a three-day weekend arts extravaganza conceived, produced and directed by students that featured music, art, photography, experimental films, and a coffee house. In the spirit of the 1969 Woodstock Music Festival, day students were allowed to stay the weekend in tents set up on the lawn. Musical entertainment was provided by Cheshire Academy’s own Apocalypse Players, The Incredible Broadside Brass Bed Band, and Fancy, along with the Quinnipiac Jazz Band. Faculty supervisor and English Department Chair, D. Robert Gardiner, explained that Victor Bernardoni ’70 at Zenith several of his students refused to write a final paper for class and, 14

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instead, devised another way to gain credit. Thus, Zenith came into being, propelling the arts into the forefront of campus life for good. When asked what was the purpose of the event, Zenith chairman, Art Club president, and 2018 Arts and Letters Hall of Fame inductee Andrew Fezza ’72 responded, “To do everything that Cheshire hasn’t done in the last five years.” In the following years the arts went through more ups and downs, most impactful being the loss of Memorial Hall, as the Roxbury Auditorium was now called. In 1975, Cheshire Academy sold its property on the south side of Academy Road and the performing arts were suddenly without a home. Theater productions were back to being performed in the Harwood Student Center, Arthur Sheriff Field House, Gideon Welles Dining Commons, and in what was affectionately called the Mini Auditorium located on the top floor of Bowden Hall. Of course, the show went on, with many memorable performances, probably none more so than freshman James Van Der Beek’s ’95 star turn playing Danny Zuko in an elaborately staged 1992 student production of “Grease” in the Gideon Welles Dining Commons. Some might say that the modern era of the arts at Cheshire Academy began with the 1992 acquisition of the wrestling room in the upper reaches of the Field House by the Drama Department’s new director, Shelley Taylor-Boyd. “Spoon

L-R: Larry Hartley ’73, Lisa Calli Dannheim’73, Bob Gardiner, Andrew Fezza ’72, Robert Anderson ’72

River Anthology” (starring Talib Kweli Greene ’93) kicked off the season in the newly renovated Little Black Box Theater. The Music Program eventually found a home in the MiniAuditorium, as it saw its numbers and course offerings grow. Practice rooms were now available in the lower level of the Student Center and concerts would soon be enjoyed in the lecture hall of the newly constructed John J. White ’38 Science and Technology building. The Visual Arts moved about campus, from sharing the basement of the Field House with the athletic locker rooms, to a newly renovated Woodbury Hall along with the Language Department, and, finally, back to its present home in what was once the Middle School building. It is now known as the Cheshire Academy Art Center. The arts have certainly had a rich and storied history at Cheshire Academy and the school has produced several well-known artists, actors and musicians. Today, we are indeed fortunate for all of the support the school’s art program receives from the trustees, administration, faculty and students. The arts have truly been woven into the overall experience of every member of the Cheshire Academy community. Music, theater and visual art classes have become a required part of the curriculum. The International Baccalaureate® Programme has infused each area of the arts with more academic rigor and a more inclusive sense of purpose. Each season’s drama production is viewed as a competitive offering, providing a creative alternative to mandatory participation in a sport. Weekly all-school meetings feature student musical performances. A vibrant rotation of visiting professional artists regularly show their work in the school’s Kohn-Joseloff Gallery, with gallery talks well attended by CA students. Graduates from our programs have gone on to an impressive number of the top universities, art schools, and conservatories. As the school looks to build a new, state-of-the-

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art Community Fine and Performing Arts Center in the coming years, the arts at Cheshire Academy will not only continue to play a vital role on campus, but will emerge as one of the premier high school art programs in the country. Throughout all its evolutions and most especially today, at the heart of the arts at the Academy are its students and the positive experiences they have had, so much of which would not have happened without the tireless and selfless actions of the school’s teachers and staff working behind the scenes. Many memories have been made while playing a part on stage, performing as an ensemble member, or beaming with pride in seeing one’s artistic creation hanging on a wall in the school’s gallery. For so many students, the school-and the arts in particular-have helped them find themselves. Perhaps, Talib Kweli Greene ‘93 said it best, again from his yearbook page, “Thanks to the teachers, all of y’all are great.” If Rockwell Kent were still alive, and, in fact, a student at Cheshire Academy today, I think he would agree.

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1962 Program cover for a football game, Cheshire Academy vs. Brewster Academy. Artist: Joe Little


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and you will see walls that showcase an athletic program rich with history and success. A photo from the early 20th century of students boxing and wrestling hangs next to the gymnasium doors. Near the end of the hallway is the framed U.S. Army All-American Bowl jersey of Tarik Black ’17, who is now a wide receiver at the University of Michigan. Across the hall, through the gymnasium doors, banners line the walls. They honor Cheshire Academy championships and milestones from a wide range of sports: basketball, baseball, softball, skiing, track, tennis, and more. These walls tell great Cheshire Academy stories; stories like that of the 1964 undefeated Cats football team. That year a dominant defense led the Cats to a 6-0-1 mark, which included wins over Harvard and UConn freshmen. Another section of the wall is dedicated to members of the Kevin Slaughter Memorial Hall of Fame which displays many of the female and male student-athletes who starred for the Cats and went on to make their mark in college, coaching, or professionally.

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Athletics have played a vital role

Roxbury Weight Room Early 1920s

Known in its early years as the Episcopal Academy of Connecticut, Cheshire Academy students began playing baseball as early as the 1860s. In an earlier edition of the 1794 magazine, it was reported that in 1865 “students from the Episcopal Academy of Connecticut traveled about 10 miles south to play a ‘match game’ of baseball at Hamden Park in June.” Football at Cheshire Academy dates to at least the late 19th century. There is a photo in the Cheshire Academy archives of the school’s football team from 1880. In 1912, the year of the school’s first yearbook, Cheshire Academy had three sports: baseball, basketball, and football. Each had winning records. “Garrison, pitcher, showed brilliant form throughout the season pitching wonderful ball and pulling his team out of many tight places,” according to the 1912 yearbook’s Baseball Review. “Not once was the visiting team able to solve his delivery.” Athletics grew gradually, adding track, tennis, and hockey. The hockey team used to flood the tennis courts with the hopes it would freeze and give them a place to practice. The school had its first swim team in 1927. For many years, Cheshire Academy played against college freshmen teams and public high schools. The Cats were the only prep school in 1927 to play the Penn, Brown and Yale freshmen football teams in the same season. Cheshire Academy athletics had its share of highs and lows early in its history. While there were some disappointing seasons, the track program had many dominant teams in the 1920s,


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1901 Football Team

including an undefeated campaign in 1927 highlighted by a Yale Interscholastic meet title. Fencing fared well in the 1940s, while golf had success in the 1950s. An influx of South American students bolstered the boys’ soccer team in 1947 and helped lead the Cats to an 8-1 mark, one of the school’s best records during that era. Wrestling was on the rise in the early 1960s, and the school’s sailing team captured the NEPSSA title in 1961. “Sports have always been a big part of the school,” said Hank Cashen ’57, a member of the first Kevin Slaughter Memorial Hall of Fame class in 1987. “It was a lot of fun. There was a strong emphasis on sports and a strong following from the student body.” Cashen played football and baseball for Cheshire Academy before going on to play football at Brown. He said he was the only nonpostgraduate on the Varsity A team his senior year. He starred at halfback for the Cats. He remembers playing on a beautiful grass field that was manicured and well-kept and recalls a game against the West Point Plebes. The Cats had a talented but small roster – just 19 players. He remembers looking over to the West Point sideline which had close to 100 players. Cheshire Academy hung with the opponent for the first half, but a lack of depth took a toll down the stretch, and the Cats eventually lost. Cashen also remembers his father telling him old Cheshire Academy football stories. His father, Raymond Cashen, attended

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the school from 1921-1923 and played football for American History teacher and football coach Mr. Grove. His father said the team was very strong and had several players go on to big-time programs. Stewart Lindsay, an All-American lacrosse player at Syracuse, came to Cheshire Academy and founded the lacrosse team in 1962. He coached the Cats for seven seasons and built a solid foundation for the program. Bevan Dupre ’69 was instrumental in the growth of the program, both as a player and a coach. He was on the Cats coaching staff as an assistant and head coach for 40 years. Under his leadership, Cheshire Academy won a WNEPSLA Division III title in 1996. Basketball games and wrestling matches enjoyed an exciting atmosphere inside what was called the “Gymnasium,” which is now the Gideon Welles Dining Commons. Students packed the second-floor observation deck to cheer on the Cats. The field house opened in 1966 and hosted its first basketball game on Jan. 15 that year. The basketball team went on to win the league title. Also that same year, the baseball team won its first of three straight Inter-Ac League championships, and the tennis team polished off an undefeated season. Cheshire Academy welcomed back female students in 1969 and fielded a softball team. The program recorded its first victory that season, a 17-5 win over Foote. Cheerleading began the following year, and girls’ basketball was added in 1972.

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It wasn’t very organized,” said Jennifer Gates Goldman ’72, a member of the first softball team. “We didn’t have uniforms. Parents were coaches. But we had fun. Most of us joined the team to get out of gym. No one wanted to go to gym because you had to go back to class with wet hair after a shower.” Female sports grew steadily. Softball increased its schedule, and by 1980 the school had field hockey, tennis, and volleyball for girls. Volleyball was a league power throughout the 1980s. That included a perfect 12-0 campaign in 1988. Girls’ basketball had some strong teams later led by Nare Diawara ’03, who went on to play in the WNBA and was inducted into the Slaughter Hall of Fame in 2018. The best season came in 2005 when Johannah Leedham ’06 led the Cats to a 27-0 mark and a NEPSAC Class C title, the first New England championship for girls’ basketball. Leedham went on to become the Division II women’s basketball all-time leading scorer at Franklin Pierce, was drafted by the

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at Dartmouth. He led the Cats to multiple league titles and produced players like Cody Keith ’11, who broke several state passing records, and Malik Golden ’12, now a safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Boys’ basketball was the school’s signature sport from the late 1980s and through the 1990s. The talented trio of Jamal Faulkner ‘90, Lee Green ‘90, and JoJo Outlaw ’91 led the Cats to ‘ATHLETICS HAVE NEVER the 1990 NEPSAC Class B title and solidified Cheshire Academy BEEN STRONGER’ as a regional prep power on the hardwood. The Cats made the jump to NEPSAC Class A the next season, which was the highest level of New England prep school basketball at the time. The Cats Cheshire Academy athletics have made real strides in recent years. went on to reach the tournament semifinals three times in the Cats football has established itself as a perennial regional power, 1990s and produced several Division I players. producing 63 college football players since 2012. The list includes schools like Michigan, Alabama, Boston College and Harvard. “You had big-time coaches like Roy Williams, Jim Boeheim and All girls’ varsity sports have moved up a class in NEPSAC Jim Calhoun walking into the gym,” said Bill Casson, former competition over the last four years, and field hockey grew from a Cheshire Academy athletic director, and basketball coach. “That club to varsity sport. Of the students who receive their diploma at was a big thrill. The field house was rocking. People from local commencement and are honored at the postgraduate ceremony, towns came. It was a great run.” about 30 percent of all graduates in recent years have gone on to play college sports. Casson also helped revive football at Cheshire Academy. The school brought back the sport in 1995 after a 16-year hiatus. “Athletics here have never been stronger,” Associate Head of After struggling early on, the Cats began to flourish and evoked School and head football coach David Dykeman said. memories of the great teams from the program’s early years. Cheshire Academy saw its gridiron rise in the 2000s under Team schedules across the board have grown larger with tougher Brett Torrey, who served as athletic director for over a decade, competition. For example, in boys’ soccer this past fall, the Cats and head coach Dan O’Dea. O’Dea is now an assistant coach played nationally ranked programs and nine teams that reached the NEPSAC playoffs in 2017. Furthermore, girls’ basketball has seen an 11-game increase in its schedule over a four-year span.

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Along the way, there have been plenty of successes for all sports at Cheshire Academy. The Cats have won 10 NEPSAC titles over the last four years. Female sports have seen real progress. Led by AllAmerican Mia Leko ’18, now at Dartmouth, last year’s swimming team rewrote the Cheshire Academy record books shattering several school marks. Girls’ tennis has reached the NEPSAC tournament three times in five years under Banach, and girls’ lacrosse is playing in a league for the first time. Alexis Holmes ’18 became the school’s first

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student-athlete to earn a Gatorade Player of the Year honor and the first female to run track at the Division I level. Holmes is now at Penn State. “Those who wish to play at a higher level in college have enough exposure and opportunity to play at a high level in high school to prepare them for the college game,” said Ed Banach, athletic director, and head boys’ soccer and girls tennis coach. Dykeman and Banach have continued to strengthen Cheshire Academy’s athletics. The baseball program has developed into a hardball hotbed generating close to 30 college baseball players and 56-5 mark over the last three years. Thomas Craley ’21 is a nationally ranked fencer, while Casey Kania ’20 is among the top-ranked boys’ tennis players in New England. Cats softball has won four WNEPSA titles in the last six years and Aliya Catanzarita ’19 will be the school’s first student-athlete to play Division I softball. Catanzarita is headed to Hofstra. The volleyball program won its first-ever NEPSAC Class B championship last year.

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large. The school also resurfaced the gym floor last year. While Cheshire Academy wants to prepare its top-level studentathletes for college athletics, it also wants to continue to provide all students with the opportunity simply to play a sport. “Athletics are an integral part of the overall student experience,” Dykeman said. “Students have the opportunity to be a part of a team while building character and developing leadership skills.” It also gives students the chance to try something new. Last year’s senior class president Jemimah Frempong ’18 played softball for the first time at Cheshire Academy; she eventually became a team captain and was part of championship teams. Others have joined the swim team and learned to swim, while some international students to enjoy the chance to try American football. “Our goal is to give those students who want to play an opportunity to play,” Banach said. “For the students who may not

THE FUTURE Dykeman noted that while Cheshire Academy’s top fundraising priority is building a Community Fine and Performing Arts Center, the school’s athletic facilities need to improve as well. The school opened The Simosa Athletic Field and Track in 2011 and in 2016 added The Armando Simosa ’08 Athletics Performance Complex – a combination of a newly renovated strength and conditioning room and a new fitness center. Both have become valuable resources for student-athletes and the health and wellness activities for the Academy community at

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play in college, it’s a chance to play a sport and grow through the program.” Banach would like to see a continued increase in athletic participation – close to 90 percent of students currently participate in athletics – and consequently field more teams. Reviving sports like water polo and adding new sports such as boys’ volleyball or archery are also potential ways to grow Cheshire Academy athletics. The Cats have a mix of proven veteran coaches and new faces with impressive resumes which bodes well for the future. Dykeman and Banach have brought the football and boys’ soccer programs to new heights, while volleyball coach Tom Brady is aiming for a ninth straight NEPSAC postseason berth. Jeff Allen, who played basketball at St. John’s and professionally in Europe, has elevated the girls’ basketball program each year and led the team to a New England Girls Basketball League title last season. Samantha Cieri has established softball as a league power and legendary boys’ tennis coach Chip Boyd keeps the Cats competitive in a challenging NEPSAC Class A Division. There is excitement surrounding the hiring of some new coaches this year. Boys’ basketball coach Jim McCarthy came to Cheshire Academy with tremendous college coaching experience. He served as an assistant at several colleges including Yale, Northeastern, Towson and most recently New Haven. Molly Purcell will lead the girls’ lacrosse program after helping launch lacrosse at Division III 22

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Earlham College. She was the head coach at Earlham and Millsaps College. On the boys’ lacrosse side, Torrey Martone will serve over as head coach. He was a three-year starter at the University of Hartford before joining the staff at Albertus Magnus College. He spent one season there and was an assistant at Wesleyan University last year. Head of School Julie Anderson said athletics have always been one of the three major components at the Academy, along with academics and residential life. “Athletics teach life lessons and are a way to stay healthy and fit. We want to continue to nurture and further develop the talents of Cheshire Academy’s top studentathletes, while also providing opportunities for all students to participate in sports,” shares Anderson. “Athletics are an integral part of Cheshire Academy,” Anderson said. “What’s most important to me is that our student-athletes that want to continue on and play at the collegiate level, understand the value of the education and leave here with a really strong academic background. We want them to feel confident, not only in their athletic ability but in their academic ability as well and leave here knowing they’re going to be successful academically and athletically in college.”


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There are few institutions of any kind that can trace a history parallel to that of the United States. Our beloved Cheshire Academy, chartered in 1794, is one of those rare institutions. Good schools are intrinsically sensitive to the culture in which they exist; CA has risen to the challenges facing the nation in its darkest hours with nobility and courage and has always demonstrated creativity and imagination in educating young people to have a responsive and generous vision of the United States and, especially today, the global world.

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here are few institutions of any kind that can trace a history parallel to that of the United States. Cheshire Academy, chartered as The Episcopal Academy of Cheshire in 1794, is one of those rare institutions. Good schools are intrinsically sensitive to the culture in which they exist; the Academy has risen to the challenges facing the nation in its darkest hours with nobility and courage and has always demonstrated creativity and moral imagination in educating young people to have a responsive and generous vision of the United States and, today, towards an ever more integrated global culture. The era just after the American Revolution is fascinating. How interesting and challenging it must have been to be aware that a new kind of nation had to be constructed, a nation unlike any other in modern world history. Schools, of course, would play a major role in this extraordinary project. In the limited literature about the early period of the school, the energy, passion, and excitement of the new world shine through, all crystalized in the formation of a new institution by thirty Cheshire farmers who pooled their modest resources to buy land and hire a clergyman to lead the way. Only thirteen were members of the Episcopal Church, but they were all “deeply impressed with the importance of establishing literary institutions”, and they agreed on a central mission of educating young people for service in the clergy. The school would find its early way along with the emerging nation, and both would face many upheavals and struggles. Leading up to the American Revolution, Episcopalians had strong ties to the Church of England and tended to be loyal


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to the British crown. The tension between Episcopalians and the more “revolutionary” Congregationalists was still in the air in 1794, but all were committed to forming a new nation. Samuel Seabury, the clergyman chosen by the farmers, traveled to England to be ordained as the first bishop of the American Episcopal Church; upon his return he began his project of developing The Episcopal Academy of Connecticut. Cheshire was one of three towns considered for the site; the others were Stratford and Wallingford. Representatives of Cheshire made a strong presentation to the regional diocese, pledging active community support, which proved decisive. Despite its ties to the Episcopal Church, the school’s original charter specifically states that no student would ever be required to participate in public worship, unless parents mandated it. Girls were welcome in 1796 until 1836, when they were no longer admitted. 117 girls attended the school, in many cases for just one year. At the very inception of the school, a limited but nonetheless important vision of inclusiveness proved to be a powerful and important aspect of the school’s identity - one that has spanned its entire life. The Academy began operations in 1796, and soon thereafter builders constructed a state-ofthe-art academic building, known today as Bowden Hall. Students lived with families scattered

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throughout the town. Samuel Seabury died just as the school was born, and Reverend Bowden became its first principal. When Bowden left in 1801, Dr. William Smith was named principal, and he made an effort to introduce “Natural Theology,” a phrase for what we now call physical science. He built “a philosophical apparatus” comprised of a small tower with a revolving top, candles, tin sails and a few other parts which ably demonstrated how solar energy sets the winds of the earth in motion. Smith and several other important people in the school’s early history held a belief that education should be interesting, practical, and sometimes joyful, another prophetic example of what the school would ultimately become. The decades of the 1800s leading up to the Civil War were uneven and complicated for the school. Students were attending from all over the union, as well as Cuba, Puerto Rico and other places in the West Indies. The total number of students averaged about sixty. In those years, the state government in Hartford, a group dominated by Congregationalists, made visits to evaluate matters at the school and also had significant power in shaping many policies. For example, the school Reverend John Bowden asked to hold a lottery for admissions in 1801, hoping to raise $15,000.

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They were first denied but then received permission in 1802 and were able to raise $12,000. Having showed itself to be a viable institution, the school was officially incorporated by the General Assembly of Connecticut in 1806. At this time the school petitioned to become a college and would do so again a few years later. The assembly denied the applications, partly because they wanted a college more centrally located in the state. Accordingly, Washington College was formed in Hartford, soon to be renamed Trinity College. The early history of the Episcopal Academy-even then casually known as Cheshire Academy-is interwoven in many ways with the stories of neighboring schools Yale, Wesleyan, and Trinity.


wo articles in the school’s first charter reveal the curriculum at the time: “The English Language, Philosophy, Mathematics, and every other science taught at Colleges; likewise, the dead languages, such as Greek and Latin, and whenever the finances of the academy permit, the Trustees shall procure an instructor in the French Language, purchase a Library and Philosophical Apparatus, at their own discretion.” Three people destined for fame came to Cheshire in the 1820s: Gideon Welles and Andrew Foote arrived in 1821 as students; Bronson Alcott worked briefly as a teacher. Both Welles and Alcott were strong-willed, highly intelligent and critical of the common educational methods of the time. Their attitudes and beliefs about education were complex; they thought that the school should be focused on useful knowledge, creativity, and the joy of learning. Welles found his teachers, mostly clergymen, domineering, pedantic, and uninteresting, so much so that he avoided the magazine of cheshire academy


college for several years after graduating from Cheshire Academy. Despite his frustrations, however, he noted that Cheshire Academy produced a “surprising alteration” in him, and that he experienced “an improvement which I shall never expect again in twice that period.” Welles wrote a full length play in his senior year that was put on stage, a political drama featuring American veterans of the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812, along with a suspicious British antagonist. All of the main characters had ties to the sea, a theme closely tied to the life of Welles, who later served as Lincoln’s Secretary of the Navy during the Civil War. Among his close friends at the school was Foote, who would attend West Point and serve in the Union Navy during the Civil War. Welles and Foote remained close, and the Secretary of the Navy offered his friend support throughout the war. Foote distinguished himself as a naval commander and earned the rank of Rear Admiral during the war. He died unexpectedly in 1863 and was buried in New Haven, his childhood home. Welles was also a passionate advocate of democracy and, despite his upper class upbringing, was profoundly egalitarian in his attitude about American society. He wrote explicitly about the “untapped potential” in common American people, so he was deeply satisfied to see Abraham Lincoln rise to power. Bronson Alcott served briefly at Cheshire Academy when his uncle Reverend Tillotson Bronson served as the principal of the school. His uncle was conservative in his instincts about education, so the two men clashed. Reverend Bronson had a brief and unremarkable tenure at Cheshire Academy, while his nephew went on to international fame as an innovative and passionate educator. Today we routinely incorporate the basic insights of Bronson Alcott, an early advocate of “student-centered”

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espite its many successes, the school experienced some hard times in the 1830s. In 1835, the school temporarily closed for one year. Perhaps as a means to stimulate growth, a decision was made to become a boarding school, which likely led to the end of coeducation at the time. A petition asking for the re-admittance of girls was submitted to the state government in 1850, but, like many other requests made by the Academy, it was denied. The history of the period leading up to the Civil War is relatively obscure, but two more alumni destined for fame arrived in the 1840s: J.P. Morgan and Joe Wheeler. Morgan became one of the most famous financial leaders in U.S. history; his private banking decisions influenced the entire U.S. economy. Wheeler attended West Point and later became a general in the Confederate Army. The Civil War obliterated the United States such as it had been since the American Revolution, and we are still trying to resolve the difficult legacies of the Civil War. One can note Wheeler’s presence at the school and the significant role he played in our national history. He chose loyalty to his closest friends and his place of birth and no doubt believed, that he was doing his legitimate duty. As noted in the introduction, the history of the school is parallel to that of the country; surely every institution of the time was painfully torn by the Civil War. Wheeler later served as a congressman from Alabama and returned to the U.S. Army to serve with Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders. He attended at least one school alumni event in New York City in the 1880s.

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In 1862, with the nation struggling with the agony of the war, Reverend Horton assumed the leadership of the school. One of his first decisions was to turn the school into a military institution, complete with blue-grey uniforms, which is commemorated today with our own blue-grey formal dress. The school’s focus on educating future clergy ended in the Civil Professor Woodbury War period; however, a nonsectarian chapel was built in 1863 where students congregated daily. These were dark and profoundly uncertain times in the U.S., and Reverend Horton seemed to find the right tone and approach for the floundering school. He earned a reputation as a goodnatured educator with genuine concern for the happiness and well-being of the students. There were military

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drills and parades, complete with heavy muskets, rough, dangerous play of various kinds that would be wildly illegal today, and a strict educational approach that allowed for painfully long marching punishments for bad grades. Such was the spirit of the times, and Reverend Horton’s firm leadership led to a long, sustained period of advancement for the school. Horton was fortunate to draw two charismatic teachers to the school during his tenure, both of whom made a

lasting impression upon many boys: Eri Woodbury and Andrew Philips. Woodbury was affectionately called “The Professor” by the students. He lost two fingers in the battle leading up to the southern surrender at Appomattox and was present for the famous ceremony while under the command of a celebrated officer later to become infamous - George Armstrong Custer. The “professor” was a gifted storyteller and enthusiastic and compassionate history teacher. The boys couldn’t get enough of his war stories. He related one tale about accidently shooting a woman, fortunately giving her only a flesh wound. She was outraged, of course, but Woodbury gave her four pounds of sugar and coffee, and they eventually became very good friends. Despite his reputation as a strict disciplinarian, Woodbury was known to be fond of the students and someone they could count on for support and encouragement. He believed all students “had more good in them than harm” and treated them accordingly at all times. He stepped in briefly as interim principal on two occasions in his later years when the school needed his help. It was Woodbury, recipient of a military honor in 1917, who gave the school the wooden baton used in school ceremonies today. The baton is made from the wood of the Union sloop Cumberland, a ship involved in the famous first naval battle of the Civil War. The top of the slim baton is a rounded crest into which is set a metal horseshoe made from the armor plating of the Confederate ship, Merrimac. Philips taught math at the school for 10 years before leaving to become a professor of mathematics at Yale and eventually Dean of the Graduate School there -all without an undergraduate degree from any college. Philips was a man of continuous good humor; many boys thought he considered life itself some kind of big joke. He was seen reading all the time, even when seated at a meal. Various histories of the school refer to both of these men again and again in many different contexts. The late 1800s also saw the beginning of a formal athletics program. The school’s first baseball team formed in 1880, and there were also clubs for wrestling, tennis and some form of American football, a sport entirely new to the world. The school prospered into the twentieth century, when, in 1903, the military element of the school was formally eliminated after the school was purchased by an alumnus, Mr. Harriman, who invested $100,000 of his own money, a very large sum at the time, for modernization of the campus. The name of the school changed to The the magazine of cheshire academy


located in the general area of the current student center. Many school records were destroyed.

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Cheshire School. While this move had the support of many alumni, and led to a burst of growth, it was not without controversy. The limited accounts of this period suggest a serious clash between commercially minded trustees like Harriman and Morgan and academic icons like Philips. Harriman had serious academic ambitions for the school, but his autocratic approach alienated people like Philips who resigned as a trustee, along with several others. The Harriman regime ended in 1907, and Woodbury, for the second time, became the interim principal of the school. John Davis Skilton was hired to lead, and just three years later, Klimpke, a teacher from The Taft School, leased the school and became its principal. Klimpke was reputedly a competent and well-liked leader who presided over the school until it was purchased in 1917 by the Roxbury School, a program with direct ties to Yale. Some alumni were deeply disappointed with what was effectively the end of The Episcopal Academy of Connecticut and The Cheshire School. However, the second change in name was perhaps not as meaningful as it then seemed to be, as many fundamental aspects of the school remained intact. The Roxbury School was built around the idea of very small classes, about five members each, all of whom had aspirations to attend Yale. After a few years of operation, the Roxbury School promoted one of its teachers to become the principal in 1923–Arthur Sheriff. Various historical accounts of the school say little about the general WWI era. It’s likely the school was deeply affected, of course, and some graduates died in the war. This gap in the history may be partly due to the major fire of 1941 that destroyed the magnificent structure of Horton Hall, once 30

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Arthur Sheriff led the development of the modern Cheshire Academy, a name adopted in 1937. Sheriff, perhaps the most influential person in the school’s long history, presided over the school until 1966. The current field house bears his name. Sharing the beliefs of Woodbury, Sheriff thought there was unrealized potential in many young men who were struggling for one reason or another. He thought that teachers should be close to students and that compassionate, excellent teaching could bring out often unexpected potential in young people, a core belief of the school today.


heriff guided the school capably through two especially difficult periods in the nation’s history: the Great Depression and World War II. Many graduates served and died in the war; we have a commemorative plaque with a regrettably long list of names. In our archives we have many stories from survivors, one of them a tragic, harrowing tale about a large group of shipwrecked young men clinging desperately to a large rock formation just off the Newfoundland coast for an entire, freezing night as one sailor after another, unable to endure any longer, was swept away to his death. Ninety-one sailors died before a rescue crew finally arrived. Former senior master and alumnus Bevan Dupre ’68 recalls Sheriff openly weeping when speaking to the assembled community about the deceased soldiers of WWII he had known as schoolboys. Sheriff ’s deep feelings about veterans found another expression as well. Returning soldiers who had not finished high school, many of them over 20 years of age in 1945, were not welcome in public schools. Sheriff

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instituted a special program for veterans at Cheshire Academy. They were funded in varying degrees by the GI Bill and had a special schedule involving ten hours of classes, six days a week. They had their own dorm and were allowed to do nearly anything they wanted except bring women into the dorm. Many of these men, struggling to find purpose upon their return from war and no doubt traumatized, felt that Cheshire Academy saved their lives. On one weekend, a few former soldiers traveled to a nearby airfield in Hartford and returned with a B-24 bomber aircraft, which sat on the lawn in front of Bowden Hall. After a few years, it had become an attractive nuisance for neighborhood children and had to be dismantled and removed, though rumor has it that the propeller is still buried somewhere on our front lawn. All told, 350 GIs graduated from Cheshire Academy from 1946-1950.


rthur Sheriff provided strong, imaginative leadership until he retired in 1966. During most years in the early 1960s the school enrolled up to 800 boys. The 60s were also tumultuous and confusing; every educational institution grappled with the need to understand and adapt. Sheriff ’s departure led to new challenges and some periods of instability and financial difficulty. A large group of alumni were personally loyal to Sheriff, and with his retirement, some drifted away. Nonetheless, many talented and dedicated educators continued to serve the school, and several major donors stepped up at a time of need for their beloved Academy. Many relatively new structures on campus bear their names. We will explore more of Cheshire Academy’s History in Part II of this article the next issue.

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While Mary’s garden grows with silver bells and cockleshells, the Cheshire Academy community garden grows with tomatoes, cucumbers, and sunflowers. While only in its first phase, the garden has provided space for students to get their hands dirty and for resident faculty to put their green thumbs to work. More than just a growing space, this garden serves as a visualization of the Academy’s renewed commitment to environmental sustainability as it enters its 225th year. The 2017-2018 school year saw the creation of CA Team Sustainability, a cross campus advisory team of faculty and staff, and an increasingly robust push for environmental awareness among the student body. In December 2017, the student run Eco-Leaders launched an environmental film series with a screening of An Inconvenient Sequel, preceded by a conversation with PJ Yesawich ’01. Yesawich went out of his way to engage with current students stating, “…We will never replace the power of connecting with people in real life. It provides purpose and perspective, two things that keep you inspired.” Continuing this film and speaker series, Jonathan White ’90, provided the newest Redford Center film; Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution. This screening and message from White capped off the Academy’s celebration of Earth Week. While their classmates were dreaming of sleeping late and lazy summer days, the Eco-Leaders worked right to the end to keep friends thinking about the lifecycle of their belongings. Rather than allow thousands of pounds of unwanted items to enter the waste stream, the Eco-Leaders, Team Sustainability, and the Office of Community Life came together to organize an Eco-Move Out. Each dorm had designated locations for unwanted, but still usable, clothing, household items, and school supplies. Not only were these items diverted from the waste stream, lessening CA’s environmental impact and its waste hauling costs, they were given new life through non-profit partners. Four vanloads of household items were donated to New Haven based IRIS to set up apartments for newly arrived refugees. School supplies made their way to learners at Common Ground High School, and hundreds if not thousands of pounds of clothing were distributed both near and far. Roxbury Instructor Cheyenne Skinner used CA donations to help stock her free clothing organization, Graceful Giving, in Waterbury, CT and Beatrice Kapindula P ’18, P ’21, likewise found new life in the donations for people in her native Zambia via her organization Egalitarian Empowering Solutions. As CA celebrates its 225th year, these activities are just the beginning. The 2018-2019 school year boasts the appointment of a dedicated sustainability coordinator. Jennifer Dillon, a third year CA faculty member, is tasked with promoting sustainability across campus, from student education to possible green energy arrangements. Dillon says, “The Academy’s mission statement speaks to students thriving as global citizens. Our shared environment is uniquely global, and I look forward to partnering with colleagues, students, alumni and local partners to increase the environmental literacy of all within our community.”

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EVENTS J O I N H E A D O F SC H O O L J U L I E A N D E R SO N A N D S PE C I A L C H E S H I R E AC A D E M Y G U E S T S AT O N E O F O U R U P CO M I N G R E C E P T I O N S . Please contact Christian Malerba ’04 at with any questions, or if you would like to host or help organize events in your region.

November 23, 2018 Young Alumni Open Gym and Reception Campus November 24-December 3, 2018 Hong Kong, China, and Korea Alumni and Parent Receptions and Visits November 27, 2018 Giving Tuesday Phonathon Bowden Hall, Campus December 6, 2018 Winter Reception Gideon Welles Dining Commons, Campus

January 14, 2019 Alumni Reception The Villages, Florida January 17, 2019 Alumni and Parent Reception Miami Regional Spring Dates to be confirmed: Greenwich/Fairfield; San Francisco and Los Angeles Save the Dates! June 7-9, 2019 Reunion Weekend & 225th Anniversary Celebration

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1 BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS Charlie DiPasquale ’14, Matthew Torrey ’14, Head of School Julie Anderson, Associate Head of School David Dykeman, Jack Krieger ‘14 2 YANKEE STADIUM Joe Zukauskas ’15, Rob Ryan ’14 and guest, Charlie Krokus ‘16, Sr. Director, Leadership & Planned Giving Barb Davis P’17 P’18 P’20 3 CA CAMPUS, RED DOOR Director, YA Engagement & Special Gifts Leonardo Hiertz, Tanner Cook ’12 4 REUNION



Bobby Dawson ’73, Christian O’Farrill ‘98, Bevan Dupre ‘69, and Paolo Conti ‘98 5 CA CAMPUS, RED DOOR Director, YA Engagement & Special Gifts Leonardo Hiertz, Aimee Sheeber ’84 and daughter Gia Knight ’21 6 REUNION Andrew Fezza ‘72, Deron Rippey ‘93, Former CA Faculty Kathy Casson, Former CA Athletic Director and head basketball coach Billy Casson, CA Faculty Sheila Marks Former, Former CA Faculty Ginny Terzis Balser P’98 ’01, Chad Nelson ‘93, Former CA Faculty Steve Balser and Drew Kevorkian ‘93

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Reunion Weekend & 225 Celebration Welcoming all Alumni, Parents, and Friends of Cheshire Academy for a weekend-long celebration to commemorate its historic 225th Year Anniversary, June 7-9, 2019. Come for one event or stay for them all! There will be opportunities throughout the weekend to reconnect with fellow members of the CA community and learn about the Academy today – highlighted by a celebration dinner and fireworks on Saturday evening, June 8, 2019.

WELCOME HOME FRIDAY, JUNE 7 Cocktails and Cabaret, New Haven, CT SATURDAY, JUNE 8 Re-dedication of the David R. Markin ’48 Tennis Courts and opening of the Harry Carpenter ’46 Pavilion Football Program Reunion for all Alumni, Parents, Coaches and Friends of CA Football Town Scholar Reunion for Current and Former scholars and families 70’s Arts Weekend and Fine & Performing Arts Reunion for Alumni, Parents, Faculty, and Friends of CA Arts Food Truck and Family Festival, Faculty-Taught Classes, Alumni & Parent Lectures and Panels,

Alumni Art Exhibits, Head of School State of the School Address, Student Question & Answer Sessions, Co-ed Alumni Athletic Games 25-Year Reunion Cluster Gathering & Photos for the Classes of 1993, 1994, 1995 5 & 10 Year Reunion Gathering & Photo for the Classes of 2009 and 2014 Class Gatherings and Photos for the Classes of 2004, 1999, 1989, 1984, 1979, 1974, and 1964 1794 Leadership Society and Harwood Members Reception Cheshire Academy Pub Trivia Kevin Slaughter Athletic Hall of Fame Ceremony and Arts & Letters Hall of Fame Ceremony

225th Anniversary Celebration Cocktail Reception & Dinner 225th Firework Celebration SUNDAY, JUNE 9 Memorial Tribute Honoring Deceased Alumni, Parents, Faculty, and Staff 50th Reunion Brunch & Class Photo for the Class of 1969 All-Community Brunch Co-ed Alumni Lacrosse Game Alumni, Parents, Coaches & Family Lacrosse Tailgate


One of the Oldest Living Cheshire Academy Alumni

ouglas Stuart ’36 will celebrate his 102nd birthday this December and is the oldest known living alumni of Cheshire Academy. Douglas arrived in 1934 to attend the Roxbury School. From his family’s account, it is believed that was Maximilan Von der Porten who visited Douglas and his father in New Jersey to possibly recruit him to the Academy. His son Drew recounted that his dad was an athlete at the time, not tall, but powerful standing at 5 feet 8 inches and 205 pounds. He had very powerful legs and was fast. While at the Academy, Douglas was captain of the soccer team and vice president of his class. Douglas remembers the school full of great athletes, “the best of all times” often beating college teams they played. Douglas and his roommate Al Brand went on to Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut where they continued to room together for their four years there.

In 1941, Douglas was drafted to the U.S. Army where he served four and a half years and was a First Sergeant when he was discharged. He received a Silver Star for gallantry in action in Africa. During his time in the U.S. Army he served and fought in many countries. He was captured during the Battle of the Bulge and was a prisoner of war in Germany from December 16, 1944, until August 3, 1945. Like his father, when he returned from his service, he became a banker in New York City at American Savings Bank. He retired as the Executive Vice President in 1980. Douglas was married for 51 years to his first girlfriend, Elsie Sandberg and had a daughter and four sons. After their children were grown, he and Elsie lived on a boat until she passed from breast cancer in 1991. After the devastation from Hurricane Sandy, Douglas moved to Florida to be close to his son Drew who visits him daily. Today, he gets around with a walker and still moves pretty swiftly. He has a great sense of humor and is content with where he lives. He has many fond memories of his time at Cheshire Academy.

Footnote: A special thanks to Drew Stuart and his family for sharing his father’s memories with us.

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1940s Jack Berger ’41 is now 95 years old. He attended the University of Wisconsin and then became a combat bomber pilot in Europe for the U.S. After the war he worked approximately 35 years in Latin America and Europe for major U.S. Companies. He retired in NYC in 1985 and upon his wife’s death he moved to Palm Beach, Florida. John Long ’42 and his wife Betty recently moved into a senior living facility. They have four children, nine grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. No trips this year but they have enjoyed several cruises over the years. John is 95 years old. Stanford Ross ’49 has been living in Sarasota, Florida for 51 years and has been married 61 years! He graduated from Wharton, did four years in the Navy, then worked in the early years of the computer era with IBM and Honeywell. He then was in the retail golf field in Sarasota for 30 years.

1960s Myles Ludwig ’60 writes regularly for the Palm Beach Arts Paper on cultural matters. He is completing his dissertation on the lacuna theory of intercultural communication in conjunction with Europa Viadrina Universitaet in Frankfurt von Oder, Germany for a Ph.D. in Cultural Science. He taught at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida for over a decade where he was chairman of Multimedia Journalism Program, the Graphics and Visual Communication Program, Director of the London Media Study Tour and winner of Lynn’s inaugural Innovation Prize. He founded several consumer magazines and consulted on others in New York, Los Angeles, Hawaii, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Currently, he teaches the art and craft of the memoir at the Society of the Four Arts in Palm Beach. He is the author of four books of fiction and non-fiction and is preparing a collection of short fiction for publication as well as a film based on the life of jazz musician Valaida Snow and the legendary Sunset Lounge. Carroll Sears ’60 lived in Illinois at the time of his attendance under the direction of Mr. Sheriff and Mr. Townsend. He remembers the Sunday teas with the Sheriffs at their home next to the big white church. The snack bar by the tennis courts and the gym where he took fencing and playing soccer in the big field behind the gym are also pleasant memories. In his free time, he used to go down to the pond behind the field and explore the woods nearby. Too many memories to share! Ronald Hanson ’64 is a retired teacher and coach playing golf at Black Diamond Ranch in Florida and Ellington Ridge in Connecticut.

Tom Klemovich ’66 is retired from the local water company and is now working in the IT department near his home in Lenexa, Kansas. Peter Albini ’68 retired in December of 2012 as president of Chase Parkway Memorial/The Albini Family Funeral home in Waterbury, Connecticut after 40 years of service. Lendward Simpson ‘68 was recently interviewed about the new statue of Althea Gibson, Hall of Fame tennis player, that will be erected at the U.S. Open site in Flushing, New York. He said, “she broke all of the barriers, went through all the adversity for each and every one of us to open all those doors that we didn’t have to go through.” Lenny is the head of One Love Tennis in Wilmington. Gibson taught Simpson how to play tennis and he went on to play in the U.S. Open from 1964-66. Paul Klemow ’69 is an attorney at PowerLegal, an estate planning and probate service for Florida.

1970s Thomas Nadeau ’73 rode his Easy Racer recumbent bicycle as a member of the ExxonMobil Cycling Club in the Texas MS 150 with approximately 9,000 other riders. Each year British Petroleum (BP Oil) is the main sponsor of the Multiple Sclerosis fundraising 150 mile ride from Houston to Austin, Texas. ExxonMobil’s Cycling Club had about 120 riders in this two day event and helped raise over $300,000 to help find a cure for MS. He has ridden in two previous MS rides, both in 2008, in Maryland and Delaware. Eric Hummel ’79 is an owner and the V.P. of Marketing for Hummel Brothers Inc. in New Haven, Connecticut. Hummel Bros. is Connecticut’s largest hotdog manufacturer. Eric has served on many boards in the past including the South Central Connecticut Chapter of the American Red Cross and Leukemia Society as well as serving a Trustee for Cheshire Academy. He also served on numerous committees throughout the years. Eric has been auctioning for 20 years and over that time his auctioning has raised over $2 million dollars for local charities including St. Raphael’s Hospital, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Columbus House and JDRF. Eric received the 1997 Financial Development and 1999 Copeland award from the American Red Cross, the 2003 Power of the People Award from Columbus House, the 2009 Dr. Babar Award from The Friends of Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital and the 2012 Community Partnership award from JDRF. Most recently Eric, was awarded the 2018 Marna Borgstrom Lifetime Friend Award, the highest award given by The Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital.

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THOMAS NADEAU ’73 with co-worker and fellow EMCC rider, Kathryn Kienstra.

1980s Regina Lefrancois Ali ’86 was honored during National Nurses Week (May 6-12) by The Hospital of Central Connecticut winning their Nightingale Award. Regina started as a nurse there 15 years ago. She is currently the Clinical Resource Leader and Administrative Supervisor for HOCC’s Bradley Memorial campus for the Emergency Department and inpatient North 3 unit. Regina is loved by patients and staff for her eagerness to offer assistance and guidance anywhere it is needed. She is a team builder, successfully helping all departments feel included and engaged in their work.


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Shelley McClure ’90 has recently added to her repertoire and expanded her design business to include Real Estate. She was invited to join a top team at Douglas Elliman. Tory Verdi ‘92, a New England native and 19-year coaching veteran has been named the 11th women’s basketball head coach at the University of Massachusetts. Director of Athletics, Ryan Bamford stated, “This is a truly exciting time for our women’s basketball program with the addition of Tory Verdi as our head coach. Tory has a tremendous track record of success that will be a real asset for our program as we compete for Atlantic Ten Championships. His enthusiasm for building a winning culture that promotes success in the classroom, in competition and in the community makes him a great fit for the University of Massachusetts.” Verdi arrived in Amherst with a head coaching record of 72-61 after spending the previous four seasons at Eastern Michigan University. His teams advanced to the 2015 and 2016 Women’s National Invitation Tournaments, including a Round of 16 appearance, and the Mid-American Conference finals in 2015. An experienced coach at both the collegiate and professional levels, Verdi-coached teams have advanced to postseason play 13 of the last 15 seasons since 2001-02. “I am thrilled to be the head coach at UMass,” Verdi said. “I knew the day that I stepped on campus that the University of Massachusetts was a special place. UMass women’s basketball has all of the elements to build a championshipcaliber program and provide an outstanding student-athlete experience. I am excited to take this program to the next level.” He and his wife, Heather, are parents to Tyler, Avery and Bradyn. Dr. Fabien Nicaise ’95 was recently honored by the California Institute of Technology for twenty years of service to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Suhi Koizumi ’96 was honored by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association as one of 17 recipients for the prestigious Best Lawyers Under 40 Award. The BU40 Award recognizes talented individuals in the Asian Pacific American legal community who are under the age of 40 and have achieved prominence and distinction in their respective fields-be it the practice of law, academia, business, civic and charitable affairs, the judiciary, or politics-and who have demonstrated a strong commitment to Asian Pacific American civic or community affairs. Suhi practices immigration law at Minami Tamaki LLP in San Francisco, California. Suhi lives in Oakland, California with her husband, who designed a music video game at Ubisoft, and an energetic 5-year-old daughter who loves doing circus tricks.

Lucy Terzis ’98 and ‘Ilaheva Tua’one at their wedding on Cushings Island, Maine. Left to right, back row: Ken ‘77 & Barbara Vestergaard, Jaime Skiba, Noah Cooper ’98, Jenny Dupre LaChance’ 02, Kristin Dupre Flores ’96, Sam Jungeblut ’98. Front Row L-R: Lauren Taylor Kiss ’98, Lucy Terzis ’98, ‘Ila, Ginny Balser, Stavritsa Terzis, Panayiotis Terzis ’01, Steve Balser.

Tyler Hundley ’09 and Piper Chapman were married on September 1, 2018. Tyler is now the Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Worcester State University. Ethan Boroson ’11 works as a Compliance Analyst for Tempus, Inc., a financial services company in Washington, D.C. Somia Farid ’11 married Jared Silber at the Rainbow Room in NYC on August 12, 2018. Pictured with her are her two sisters, Fatimah Farid’16, Somia Farid’11 and Marriyah Farid’12. Graham Kelley ’11 and Caroline Craver were married on June 2, 2018 in Leesburg, VA. Sam Hundley ’11 served as his best man and Alec Keener ’14 was a groomsman, while Nick Cefalo ’11 and Malik Golden ’12 also attended. Jeff Biestek ’13 graduated from Brown and is in the Venture for America fellowship (staffing, early startups) working in Birmingham, Alabama.


Chris Tacopina ’14 interned with the Brooklyn Nets over the summer and is heading to Real Madrid Sports Management School in Madrid Spain next year.


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2000s Jonathan Marks ‘00 is a Principal in the New Jersey office and Director of Cresa’s Medical Practice Group. He exclusively represents tenants with a focus on medical groups, health systems and corporate tenants. As a result of Jonathans real estate expertise and financial background, his clients have reduced their costs by millions of dollars, mitigated risk and optimized their portfolios. His expertise in site selection, strategic planning, lease and purchase negotiations, and execution has benefited his clients in all areas of their real estate, whether leased or owned. Daniel Ible ’01 is living in Miami Beach and has a new company at It is a classic sunglasses and eyewear brand company specializing in glasses handmade from Italy.


Daphne Pielak-Watkins ’01 and Daniel Pielak welcomed a new son, Adrian Apollo on December 27, 2017. He joins big sister Athena.


Steven Abbagnaro ’08 and Gianna Abbagnaro welcomed a baby boy, Neo James, on January 15, 2018.


with her sisters Fatimah Farid ’16 and Marriyah Farid ’12

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Thomas Cavaliere ’15 was an intern at the Delegation of the European Union to the United States in their political, security and development section focusing on Asia, Middle East, and North African policy.


Anni Garvey ’15 completed a one-month public health practicum in Jamkhed, India and spent a semester abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark studying public health. Danielle Landry ‘15 was married on July 9 in Bridgetown, Barbados to her college sweetheart, Harold Landry. The two met at Boston College during the summer of 2016, while Danielle worked for Residential Life and Harold trained for the upcoming football season. The couples’ intimate wedding took place at Hunte’s Gardens and was attended by only their immediate family members. Danielle and Harold share a 14 month old son together, Greyson, who was the ring bearer for their ceremony. Danielle, Harold, and their families spent the remainder of the week celebrating their marriage in Barbados. Following their wedding vacation, Danielle, Harold, and Greyson traveled back to their home in Tennessee, where Danielle is finishing her studies and Harold is beginning his first season for the Tennessee Titans. Rich Kelly ’17 recently had a write up in the Quinnipiac University news. “Kelly, a local-product from Cheshire Academy, was thrust into the starting point guard role for the Bobcats after seven players from last season either transferred or graduated. He averaged 10.6 PPG and 4.8 APG while being named MAAC Rookie of the Week three times.”

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DANIELLE LANDRY ’15 with husband Harold Landry

225 Year Celebration

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REMEMBERING HARRY G. CARPENTER ’46 Harr y Gage Carpenter ’46 died at his

He wrote decades later about his walk

home in Peapack, NJ at age 89 on

from that plane towards the terminal:

August 5, 2018. He graduated from

“Suddenly my eye saw a beautiful girl

Cheshire Academy in 1946, and then

rushing towards me. We met half way,

spent four years at Colgate University,

hugged, kissed, cried, and enjoyed

graduating in 1950.

the most emotional moment of my life.” Doodie was his best friend and

He remained a proud, enthusiastic

confidant for 62 years, until her death

Cheshire Academy and Colgate

in 2014.

alumnus all his life. Af ter college he

A photo of the late Harry Gage Carpenter ’46

joined the US Army. Following six

Harr y ser ved for 30 years as Chairman

months of infantr y training and six

and President of W.S. Kirkpatrick

months of OCS, the Army elected to

& Co. Intl, a small aviation supply

place the newly minted LT. Carpenter

company. His work took him to more

in the Quar termaster Corps. He was

than 65 countries and generated an

deployed to Korea in 1952-53. There he

inexhaustible supply of color ful stories.

commanded Supply Point 6, where he

His warmth, interest in people, and

immediately straightened out a sloppy

humor made him a natural salesman;

and dysfunctional unit that went on

his guts and insight made him a natural

to ser ve 65,000 rations a day, in the


combat zone within range of enemy ar tiller y. He received the Commendation

It was a formidable combination, and

Medal from the Army for his ser vice.

the company expanded many times over under his leadership. He was an

A few weeks before his deployment to

avid and skillful tennis player, a spor t he

Korea, Harr y married Doodie Kirkpatrick

enjoyed into his early 80s.

of Glen Ridge, New Jersey. When he returned from Korea a year later, his plane landed at Idlewild Airpor t in New York.

He will be remembered at Cheshire Academy for his generous gift of the Harry G. Carpenter ’46 Tennis Pavilion. - B A R B DAV I S , SR. DIREC TOR, LE ADERSHIP AND PL ANNED GIVING

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W E G I V E O U R D E E PE S T CO N D O L E N C E S TO T H E FA M I L I E S O F T H E FO L LOW I N G : Daniel Phillip Todzia ’65 Frank Huntington Phipps, IV ’67


Er win Alper t ’37



Frederick Matthew Daley Jr. ’40 Thomas Wilder Moseley ’41 Dr. Herman Grossman ’42 David N. Powers ’42 Dr. Seth Rubenstein ’44 Dr. Har vey Leventhal ’45 Harr y Carpenter ‘46 Rober t Richmond Kenyon ’47 Rober t Bernard Br ysh ’48 Gustin Buonaiuto ’49


Walter John “Jack” Niland ‘56


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Colonel Joseph Della-Cor te (USMC RET.) ’63


Rober t T. Adams ’73 Bob Holtz ’74


Chris Williams ‘82 Anne Lerner ’85 Steven Todd Visser ‘87


Patrick Chu ’93 Christopher Michael Wilcox ’98


Naoki Fukuda ’03 Derek Meyers ’04 Jessica Nolan ‘05

NEWS? UPDATES? MARRIAGE? BIRTH? Whether your connection to Cheshire is as a graduate, faculty member, or parent, we want to hear about the exciting things happening in your life. We can also help you get in touch with old friends. Write to Christian Malerba ’04 at

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Philanthropists Platinum Cabinet Member ($25,000 +)

Mrs. Dana Karabayeva & Mr. Talgat Kuanyshev P’18,’18

Acabay, Inc.

Mr. Jack Kuhns ’08


Mrs. Sau Fong Yu & Mr. Tai Wai Lam P’18

Mr. Richard A. Katz, Esq. ’64, Trustee *****

Mr. Justin T. Markin ’96 *

Mr. & Mrs. Graeme M. Keith, Jr. P’11, Trustee *

Gerald Oppenheimer Family Foundation

Mr. Michael Mauro P’11, Trustee **

Mr. H. William Oppenheimer ’62 ***

Mr. Frank J. Motter ’61 P’97, Trustee ****

Mr. & Mrs. Martin D. Shafiroff ’56 *

Mrs. Katie Purdy, Trustee & Mr. Jeffrey Purdy P’19,’21,’21

The Loretta and Michael Kahn Foundation, Inc.

Mr. Donald N. Rosenberg ’67, Trustee ** Mr. & Mrs. Armando Simosa, Trustee P’08 * Dr. Stephen Squinto P’09, ’11* Stuart & Susan Bell Family Foundation

Philanthropists Cabinet Member ($10,000 +) Anonymous ***** Mrs. Catherine Bonneau, Trustee & Mr. Robert Bonneau P’04,’16 * Mr. Michael A. Bozzuto ’75 ***** Bozzuto’s Sports Charity Classic, Inc. Ms. Marilyn L. Brown W’58 + Mr. Richard F. Cerrone ’67, Trustee ***

Mr. & Ms. David Kuhns P’08

Mrs. Min Yuan & Mr. HuaZhao Wu P’21

Mr. Douglas J. Oliver ’62 * Mr. Anthony Raccio’79 *

1794 Gold Society Member ($5,000 +)

Dr. & Ms. Michael Safian P’19


Mrs. Kerry Huang & Mr. Austin Shen P’20

Ms. Grace A. Ames P’12 *

Mr. Yunnan Shen ’20

Mr. Demosthenes Argys P’18

Mr. Stephen P. Tagliatela ’76 ****

Mr. Jonathan T. Bergamo ’13

Mrs. Susan Vinal & Mr. Edgar Vinal ’86, P’16,’19 *

Mr. & Mrs. Ron Bergamo P’13 ** Cheshire Academy Parent’s Association (PRIDE) *****

Mrs. Min Yuan & Mr. HuaZhao Wu P’21 Mr. Zefei Wu ’21 Mrs. Wen Hao & Mr. Yue Yu P’20

Mrs. Irene Fenner & Mr. Simon Fenner, Trustee

Mrs. Cuixia Wang & Mr. Yu Zheng P’19

Mr. David Gluckman ’88

Mrs. Lori Gailey, Trustee & Mr. Peter Gailey P’14, ’17 *

Goodman Family Charitable Trusts

Mr. & Mrs. Michael P. Kahn ’53 ***

Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth D. Schlechter ’66 ***

Mr. Ted Dziuba ’02, Trustee *

Foundation for the Charlotte Jewish Community

Mrs. Xiaoyun Wang & Mr. Li Jun P’20

Louis F. & Mary A. Tagliatela Foundation, Inc. Ms. Sharon De Fren Moss & Mr. Andrew Moss, Trustee P’14,‘15 *

Mr. John F. Dichello, Jr. ’59 ++

Mr. & Mrs. David G. Jepson ’59, Trustee +

Gary Anderson ’70 As Cheshire Academy prepares to celebrate its 225-year history in 2019, it’s great to be a part of its past, but more importantly to be a part of its future. My gift helps ensure that.

The New York Community Trust

Mrs. Bunny Gabel & Mr. Dan Gabel ’56, Council of Overseers *****

Mr. David M. Goodman, Jr. ’67 ****


Mr. & Mrs. Mark Goodman ’64 *** Mr. Mitchell D. Herman ’68 **** Mrs. Li Liu & Mr. Hai Huang P’19 Mrs. Solmaz Rashidi & Mr. Andrew Kevorkian ’93, Trustee *

1794 Silver Society Member ($2,500 +) Ms. Julie M. Anderson P’19 *** Mr. & Mrs. James T. Balitsos P’12 * Mr. Douglas L. Calcagni ’59 ***** Mrs. Tao Chen & Mr. Binglang Chen P’13 Mrs. Xiaohua Gao & Mr. Jibiao Cheng P’20

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1794 Society Member ($1,794 +)

Mr. Lewis R. Shomer ’55 **

Anonymous *****

Mrs. Mixiang Xiao & Mr. Yongqi Tao P’20

Mrs. Silvia Cioffrese & Mr. Francesco Barosi P’19

Mrs. Fenghui Ge & Mr. Jian Xie P’20

Dr. Kirsten Bechtel & Mr. David Bechtel P’16 *

Ms. Xinnuo Xie ’20

Mrs. Amy F. Brough

Mr. Elliott Yang ’04

Mr. Michael J. Cady ’04

Mr. Guanhua Zhu ’21

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Mrs. Hairong Gao & Mr. Hejun Zhu P’21

Mr. & Mrs. Michael A. Freedman P’15 *

Mr. Ralph J. Crispino, Jr.’69 *

Mrs. Ye Han & Mr Qingchen Zhu P’21

Industrial Acceptance Corp.

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Davis P’19

Colonel Paul M. Ingram ’44 +

Mr. & Mrs. David Dykeman *

Ms. Jeong Seon Choi & Mr. Guy Hwan Jung P’19

Mrs. Susan Eident & Mr. Peter Eident P’02 ****

Academy Circle Benefactor ($1,000 +)

Mr. Neil H. Ellis ’44 ****

Atty. Peter F. Ambrose ’63 *****

Mr. Ronald Feinstein ’64 ++

Mr. Antonio J. Bechara ’97 *

Mr. D. Robert Gardiner P’81 **

Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Berman P’05 ***

Cheshire Academy ** Mrs. Ping Xie & Mr. Yong Deng P’19 Ms. Michele Boisvert & Ms. Val A. DePaolo P’18 Mrs. Jinghong Wang & Mr. Lijin Dong P’20 Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Eilertsen P’18 Mr. Andrew R. Fezza ’72 Mrs. Suzanne Fields, Trustee & Mr. Bruce Fields P’11 **

Miss Sumin J. Jung ’19 Mr. Thomas A. LoRicco ’74 **** The LoRicco Family

Mrs. Liping Liu & Mr. Bo Gong P’20

Milone & MacBroom Ms. Sheila Fiordelisi & Mr. John Milone P’18 * Mr. Robert H. Murphy ’67 *

Mr. & Mrs. Scott M. Guglielmino P’16,’19 * Mr. Ronald E. Gurtler ’64 +

Mrs. Zhenyu Liu & Mr. Guangyu Niu P’21

Mrs. Marie Hastie & Mr. Scott Hastie P’18,’18 *

Mr. Xinnan Niu ’21

Mrs. Yingjian Ding & Mr. Wenjin Jiang P’20

Mrs. Gail Murphy Otis ’90 & Mr. Brian Otis ’89, Trustee ***

Mr. Patrick K. McCaskey ’68**

Mr. Cary A. Palulis ’64 ****

Mr. David R. Nelson ’60 ** Mr. & Mrs. Richard M. Page ’50 ****

Mr. Zhong Pan P’21 Mr. & Mrs. Michael Savino P’17,’19 Mr. Mel A. Shaftel ’61 *****

Dr. & Mrs. William A. Petit, Jr. *** Mr. Adam H. Prince ’92 ** Mrs. Rosalind S. Raftery Herbst ’94 *

Mr. Robert E. Svensk ’64 ++ Mr. & Mrs. Mark F. Testa ’68, Trustee ** Mr. Frank C. Trotta III ’05 Mrs. Yun Kyuong Lee & Mr. Jae Shick Yang P’19 Mr. Gang Zhang P’21 Dr. Aihua Yin & Dr. Xiangzhong Zhang P’20

Mr. & Mrs. Harry Spencer P’18

Mr. Joel Rothman ’52 ** Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Ryan P’17

WHY I GIVE Cary Palulis ’64 I continue to give to CA because it was such a valuable time for me back in 1963-1964. I spent a summer school and entire senior year at CA and improved my college board scores by almost 400 points and received mostly all A’s by finally learning how to study. It also gave me a chance to be All New England in track and cross-country which resulted in obtaining a full tuition scholarship to college in engineering.

Mr. Gil M. Schpero ’07 * Mr. Jake M. Schpero ’12 * Dr. & Mrs. Jeffrey K. Schpero ’73 P’07,’12 ** Mr. & Mrs. Jerold Shanok P’18 * ++ 35 years of giving

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Ms. Jacqueline L. Bonneau ’04

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Nadeau P’19

Mr. Walter E. Auch, Jr. ’64 **

Ms. Christina Perez Burby & Mr. Shane Burby P’19

Mr. Ronald J. Nail ’63 ****

Dr. Asefeh Heiat & Dr. Masoud Azodi P’19

Mr. & Mrs. P. Britt Newhouse P’05 **

Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Bajohr P’18,’20

Mr. Richard J. Olson ’63 ****

Mr. Ryan B. Barshop ’98

Dr. Francisco J. Pimentel ’59 *****

Bartlett Legal Group

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Proto GP’17 *

Mr. & Mrs. David Biller P’20

Pyramid Foundation, Inc.

Mr. James M. Calm ’66

Mr. Stuart F. Coven ’44 +

Mr. Frank J. Quayle III ’65 ***

Mr. Sam Carabetta P’09,’11,’21

Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Craley P’21

Mr. & Mrs. John Redding P’20

Mr. Geoffrey W. Card ’93

Mr. John R. Curren, Jr. ’65

Mr. John F. Riefler ’02

Mr. & Mrs. Steven Clarkson P’17

Mrs. Cheryl Dahman Davis ’74 & Mr. Robert Davis ’74 *****

Mrs. Daniela Bedoni & Mr. Gonzalo Rodriguez P’15,’19

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Colantuoni P’05 **

Dattco Transportation

RSR Partners

Mr. Bart A. Depetrillo ’87 ***

Ms. Jennifer Scully P’20

Mr. Michael W. Dunaway ’58 ****

Mr. & Mrs. Patrick J. Sheehan P’92 +

Mr. Bevan L. Dupre ’69, P’96,’02 +

Mr. Robert Sherman

Mr. & Mrs. Edward Fitzpatrick P’19

Mrs. Lap Ting & Mr. Zhi Jun Shi P’20

Mr. & Mrs. John Golden

Mr. Lendward Simpson, Jr. ’68 *

Mr. Edward T. Griffin ’63 *****

Mr. Robert A. Smalley, Jr. ’67 ***

Mr. Hugh H. Hoffman ’50 +

Mr. & Mrs. Bradford D. Spring ’68 ***

Mr. Peter L. Keady ’52 ****

Mr. & Mrs. Joe Tacopina P’14,’18,’18, ’19

Dr. Amy Justice & Dr. Joseph King P’18

Mrs. Seta Tunell & Mr. Dorian Tunell ’78, P’19

Mr. & Mrs. Howard M. Koff

Mr. James D. Van Der Beek ’95

Mr. & Mrs. John Lepore P’16

Mrs. Jinmei Chen & Mr. Zhiqiqng Wang P’20

Mr. Edwin A. Levy’54 *

Mrs. Virginia K. White W’38 ++

Mrs. Ji Zhang & Mr. Hongting Liang P’21

Mrs. Kun Liu & Mr. Lei Yang P’18

Mr. Edward Cannatelli P’17 * Mr. Harry G. Carpenter, Jr. ’46 ***** Mr. Michael J. Cohen ’54 ** Mrs. Marga Llompart Coley & Mr. Mark R. Coley P’06 *

Mrs. Haiyan He & Mr. Yunzhong Liu P’20

Mr. Jonathan D. Marks ’00

Academy Circle Ambassador ($500 +)

Mr. John J. Martin, Jr. ’36 +

Mr. Ronald J. Aliciene ’68 ***

Mr. Derek K. Meyers ’04

Mr. & Mrs. James Allen

Mr. William B. Moseley ’48

Mr. Gary R. Anderson ’70 ***

Mr. Christopher S. Motter ’97 **

Mr. James G. Ashwell ’66 ****

Mr. & Mrs. Brian Lynch P’18 *

Mr. & Mrs. Peter Colby Dr. Amy Sceery & Mr. Neil Crane P’18

WHY I GIVE Kimberly Cotton Hoyt ’85

I give to Cheshire because the school changed the trajectory of my life. I owe my college success to the teachers and staff. I am who I am today because of my one life changing year at Cheshire Academy.

Mr. Alfred E. D’Ancona III ’60 ++ Mr. George H. Davidson III ’81 **** Ms. Barbara Davis P’17, ’18, ’20 * Mr. William S. Dawn ’53 *** Mrs. Beatrice Deloge & Mr. Don Deloge Mr. Henry R. Dennee ’17 Mr. & Mrs. Richard Dennee P’17 Mr. Dariusz Z. Domanski ’98 *

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Mr. Steven B. Duke P’02 **

Mrs. Ling Huang & Mr. Zi Gang Lu P’20

Mr. William Valletta ’66 ***

Mrs. Dorota Knyszewska Dziuda & Dr. Darius Dziuda P’16 *

Mr. Christian Malerba ’04 *

Mr. Murali Venkatraman P’18

Dr. Carmen Portillo & Mr. Doug Eckman P’19

Mrs. Joan R. Marshall & Mr. Thomas H. Marshall P’87 +

Ms. Julie Wallunas

Dr. William C. Eddy II ’61 +

Mr. & Mrs. Andrew J. McBreen P’14, ’16 *

Mr. & Mrs. Luis Espinosa *

Mr. John K. McCarty ’53 ****

Mr. George A. Evans III ’97

Mr. & Mrs. Brian Miles P’11 **

Ms. Somia A. Farid ’11

Mr. Howard W. Newkirk ’60 +

Mr. Frederic D. Felder ’83 +

Mr. R. Anthony O’Callaghan ’53 ***

Mr. Rich Ferraro ’71 **

Occidental Fire & Casualty Company

Mr. Matthew R. Forst ’15

Mr. James F. Palumbo ’69 *****

Mr. & Mrs. Gary J. Fox P’12, ’18, ’21 **

Mr. Daniel V. Parker ’08 *

Mr. Edmund A. Gallucci ’59 ****

Mr. Richard T. Patterson ’05

Mr. & Mrs. Sean Genden P’19

Mr. Jared Pinsker ’97 *

Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Giacobbe P’17

Mr. & Mrs. John Ponthempilly P’18

Mrs. Jennifer Guarino & Mr. Nathan Trier P’18

Powerstation Events

Mr. & Mrs. Mario Gutierrez P’18

Preferred Building Maintenance, LLC.

Mrs. Stacey Marcin & Mr. Mark Hampson P’18

Mr. & Mrs. Martin A. Putnam P’16 *

Mrs. Evelyn Hilton Hootnick & Mr. Laurence Hootnick P’87 **

Mr. Christian A. Rasmussen ’90 *

Hootnick Foundation

Sage Dining Services, Inc. ** Mr. John P. Santucci, Esq. ’67 *

Mr. Kenneth P. Hylwa ’74 **

Mr. Todd J. Savage ’98 **

Mr. Cody Keith ’11

Mr. Martin Schulman

Mr. David J. Kovacs ’06

Mr. David B. Sherman ‘91 *

Mrs. Rita C. Kovacs P’06 **

The Louis & Martha Silver Foundation

Mr. Steven Kranish P’11, ’13 ** Dr. Cornelia L. Gallo & Mr. Peter C. Lanni P’17 *

Mr. Martin M. Silver ’55 *** Mr. Jingchang Song ’16

Mr. Theodore J. Lee ’68 ***

Stadium System, Inc.

Mr. Clayton M. Legeyt ’70

Mr. Kenard G. Strauss ’52 *

Mr. Noah Leonowich ’08

Mr. Randolph M. Taylor ’64 **

Mr. Joseph R. Levin ’16

Mr. James N. Travers ’65 ***

Mr. Victor Lopez P’21

Mr. Kenneth Troester

Mr. Robert K. LoRicco ’78 *

UBS Warburg

++ 35 years of giving

Walt Disney Company Foundation Atty. Eben D. Warner III ’61 Mr. Daniel Wellman, Jr. ’60 *** Mr. & Mrs. Brian Withycombe P’18

Academy Circle Friend (Under $500 ) Mr. Niels P. Aaboe ’75 ** Mrs. Ana Abbagnaro & Mr. Peter Abbagnaro P’06, ’08 ** Ms. Gillian C. Abineri Ms. Joanna Abraham P’18 Mr. Anthony R. Aceto III ’71 **** Mr. Everett A. Adams ’46 Advanced Alarm Security Systems, Inc. Mr. Kevin Agostini Mrs. Carolyn R. Ahlborn & Mr. Seth W. Ahlborn * Ms. Audrey N. Allen ’20 Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Allen Sr. P’17, ’19, ’20 Mr. John F. Allen ’78 Dr. & Mrs. Richard Allen P’06 * Mr. & Mrs. Tom Alley Allied Printing Services Inc Mr. Rashed Alshamsi ’18 Mr. Robert Alvarez Mr. Robert R. Anderson ’72 * Mr. Michael E. Annatone III ‘15 Mr. Myron Arakaki ** Mr. Robert Arciero & Dr. Lisa Arciero P’18 Mr. Cristos R. P. Argys ’18

+++ 40 years of giving ++++ 45 years of giving +++++ 50 years or more of giving the magazine of cheshire academy


Mrs. Lindsay Armstrong

Mr. Alexander G. Bell ’14 *

Mr. & Mrs. Larry Breen P’19,’20

Mr. Marc Aronson *

Mr. & Mrs. Alexander L. Bell ’76, P’14 ****

Mr. Peter S. Brock ’76 ***

Mr. Michael R. Augenblick ’81 ***

Dr. Raina Sotsky & Dr. Morris Bell P’07 *

Mr. Ira J. Brous ’55

Mr. & Mrs. Tom Auray P’17

Ms. Elizabeth A. Benham ’81 *****

Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Brown P’17 *

Mr. Gilbert R. Austin ’49 ****

Mr. & Mrs. Eric Benjamin P’20

Mrs. Heather Brown ’94 **

Dr. Suzanne A. Austin, Ph.D. ’70 ****

Ms. Madeleine Bergstrom

Mr. Patrick R. Brown ’17

Mr. Jose R. Bacardi Gonzalez ’58 ****

Mr. Andrew P. Bernstein ’92 ***

Ms. Susan M. Brown P’17

Ms. Araceli Baeza Gonzalez ’19

Ms. Eva Norinne Betjemann *

Mrs. Dawn McDermott & Mr. Robert Bruce P’18

Mrs. Araceli Gonzalez Manzano & Mr. Carlos Baeza Peleteiro P’19

Ms. Alyssa J. Bichunsky ’12 *

Mr. Benjamin R. Buchmeier ’16

Mr. Jeffrey Biestek ’13

Mr. & Mrs. John F. Burlenski P’01 **

Mr. William H. Bishop ’73

Mrs. Nicole Burnett *

Mr. Andrew W. Black ’03

Mr. James B. Butcher ’66 ***

Mrs. Patricia L. Black P’03 **

T.M. Byxbee Company

Mr. Hasani J. Blackwell ’99

Mr. & Mrs. Keith Cail P’19

Mrs. Amy Banach

Mr. David R. Blokh ’14 *

Mr. Joseph R. Calabro, Jr. ’71 **

Mr. Edward Banach *

Mr. Bruce V. Blomgren ’59 ****

Calcagni Real Estate

Mr. Luke Banach

Mr. Jeffrey A. Blum, Esq. ’64 ****

Mr. Jose A. Caldera ’69 *

Mr. Matt Banach

Mr. Robert P. Bobrick ’63 *

Ms. Karen Caldwell P’14 *

Ms. Molly Banach

The Boeing Company

Mr. Michael S. Caldwell ’14

Mr. Benjamin E. Banoff ’14 *

Mrs. Deb Bond ***

Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Calistro Jr. P’15 *

Mr. Bruce M. Barber ’54 +

Mr. Alan H. Booth ’70 *****

Ms. Kathleen J. Camp P’18

Mrs. Renee Barley & Mr. Al Barley P’98, ’99 **

Mr. & Mrs. Theodore Borowski Jr. P’18, ’21

Mr. Brendan R. Carbone ’12

Mr. Andrew J. Barrett ’14 *

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Boudreau GP’18

Dr. Raymond Barrow ’65 **

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Bouwman P’20

Ms. Jessica C. Barry ’02 *

Mr. Lucian Boyd ’10 *

Mrs. Leslie Barry P’02, ’04 ***

Mrs. Shelley Taylor Boyd & Mr. Chip Boyd P’98, ’10 *****

Mr. David Bailey * Mr. Eugene W. Balinski, Jr. ’73 ** Mrs. Anne Balogh P’74, ’77, ’80 **** Mrs. Virginia F. Balser P’98, ’01 & Mr. Stephen L. Balser ****

Dr. Jerome Barton, M.D. ’50 ***** Mr. & Mrs. Brian Bavaro P’20 Ms. Ashley S. Baylor ’14 * Ms. Mahalia J. Bazile ’14 * Ms. Anna R. Bechtel ’16 Mr. David Beckerman

Mrs. Delia Bajo & Mr. Brainard Carey P’19 Ms. Dawn E. Carey Mrs. Kerry A. Carmody Mattie ’93 Mr. & Mrs. Alan Carr P’21 Ms. Christina Vestergaard Casavina ’79 **

Dr. Lawrence A. Boyle *

Mr. Daniel Casella

Mr. Jonathan Bozzuto ’08

Mr. Jeff Catanzarita

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Bozzuto P’08

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Catanzarita P’19

Bradford Manor Hose Comp

The Hon. Jeffrey S. Cates ’60 +

Mr. Gabriel Bradley ’14 *

Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Catrone

Ms. Chaela G. Branciforte ’14 *

Ms. Alexandra Cavaliere ’09 *

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Mr. David G. Clark ’63 +

Mr. William S. Daley ’63 ***

Mr. Donald G. Clark ’80 *****

Mrs. Lisa C. Dannheim ’73 **

Fred Felder ’83

Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Clark P’07 *

Mr. Kristopher S. Daoud ’11

As a child I was not a great student. Mistakes of youth. I was not in a good place in my life and it was suggested to my parents to apply to CA. Cheshire Academy allowed me to attend a summer session to see if I would be a good fit. I was then accepted for my sophomore year and remained through graduation. In many ways CA may have saved my life and for that I will be forever grateful.

Ms. Bryn E. Clarkson ’17

Mr. Charles J. Davis ’20

Mr. Timothy T. Claypoole ’86 *****

Mr. Griffin Davis

Mr. Lee M. Cohen ’78 ****

Mr. Jackson R. Davis ’17

Mrs. Ann Marie Colapietro & Mr. John Colapietro

Ms. Katherine E. Davis ’18


Mrs. Molly Collins ’86 & Mr. Charlie Collins P’18 **

Mr. Thomas J. Cavaliere, Jr. ’15

Mr. Michael Day ’94 ****

Mrs. Doris Morrison & Dr. Francesco Comune P’19

Ms. Theresa Dei Asare P’18

Dr. Michael J. Conlon ’55

Dr. Michael M. Conroy ’51 *****

Mr. Tanner M. Cook ’12

Ms. Caitlin E. Charette ’11 Mr. & Mrs. Tom Charette P’11, ’13, ’15 * Mr. & Mrs. John M. Chayka P’15 * Mr. Mingchen Chen ’14 *

Mr. Alfred W. Cooke ’69 ***** Mrs. Jessica Otero & Mr. Louis Costanzo P’19 Mrs. Kathryn L. Cotter * Mrs. Kimberly Cotton Hoyt ’85 +

Mr. Zhenghua Chen ’14 *

Mr. & Mrs. Clinton Cox **

Mr. Cheng Cheng ’15 Mr. & Mrs. John J. Cherney ’84 ** Ms. Natalya Chernik ’14 *

Miss Andrea G. Crespo Zalduondo ’16 Mr. & Mrs. Karl T. Cressotti P’96, ’06 **** Mr. Harold B. Crossley, Jr. ’67 ****

Mr. Brennan Chisholm ’18

Ms. Tracy A. Crowley ’79 ***

Mr. James P. Chittum ’64 ****

Ms. Colleen Cruise P’19

Mr. Samuel H. Chorches ’60 + Mr. Joseph T. Church II ’71 ***** Ms. Samantha Cieri Mr. Arthur A. Cirkus ’62 ***** Mr. & Mrs. Raymond W. Cirmo P’09 ** Mr. Donald Clancey

Mr. James J. Connors III ’55 *****

Ms. Diane K. Cook **

Mr. Nicholas J. Cefalo ’11

Mr. Robert E. Dawson, Jr. ’73

Mr. Wendell W. Colon Jr. ’88

Mrs. Michael A. Connor, Jr. W’41+++ Mr. & Mrs. Thomas J. Cavaliere P’09, ’15 *

Dr. Walter I. Davison, D.D.S. ’59 ***

Mr. Adler D. Demac ’17 Dr. Alex Demac P’17 Ms. Janet E. Dember ’77 *** Mrs. Laura J. Dempsey P’07 ** CTOCS Nelson C. Denison ’53 * Ms. Jenna K. Denomme ’19 Mr. Rick DeVincent Mr. & Mrs. Craig Devivo P’17 Mr. Simon L. Dickerson ’14 * Mr. Kevin Dietrich ’14 * Mr. Gregory M. Digennaro ’92 ** Mrs. Eunyoung Digiacomo P’19 Mrs. Jennifer Dillon Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Dimarino P’18 Mr. Charles Dipasquale ’14 Mr. & Mrs. Jess Dipasquale

Mr. Kevin E Cunningham

Mrs. Rama Widjaja & Mr. Lucas Djunaidi P’15, ’18

Mrs. Patricia Cunningham

Ms. Jenny Doak ’91 ****

Ms. Patricia Curran

Mr. Martin C. Dodge ’59

Mr. Jason C. Curry ’91

Mr. Alexander S. Dombroff ’04

Ms. Julia D’Agostino **

Mr. William W. Donahue, Jr. ’86 *****

++ 35 years of giving

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Mr. & Mrs. Krishnakanth Erodula P’20

Mr. & Mrs. Dennis M. Foran P’93 *

Ms. Bronte E. Escobar ’13

Mr. Daniel Ford ’14

Ms. Chelsea P. Espinosa ’16

Mr. & Mrs. Russell R. Ford P’12, ’14 **

Ms. Debby Esposito

Mr. Shepard Forest ’50 *****

Mr. Philip Esposito

Mrs. Gail M. Forman Snyder ’72 **

Ms. Kathryn M. Ewen ’99 ****

Miss Paola Fortes ’16

Mr. & Mrs. William L. Ewen P’03 *****

Mr. Paul A. Fournier ’77 *****

Mr. & Ms. Jeffrey Ezratty

Ms. Courtney A. Fox ’12

Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Falkner

Mr. John K. Fox ’18

Mr. John M. Donnelly ’57 *

Mr. Gene A. Faubel ’60 *****

Mr. Thomas J. Fox ’21

Mr. & Mrs. Jason Dorion ***

Mr. & Mrs. Guy Fazzino P’20, ’21

Foxon Volunteer Fire Co #3

Mr. Jeffrey Dougherty ’01

Ms. Julianna Fazzino ’21

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas J. Dougherty P’01, ’04 ****

Mr. & Mrs. Malik Feamster

Ms. Ellen D. Cohen & Mr. Steven D. Fraade P’05, ’10*

Sydney Wickey ’04

I choose to give back because the life lessons, experiences, and education I received at Cheshire Academy as a student changed the course of my life and my hope is that others will experience the same thing.

Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Douglas P’17 Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Dowd Mr. Stephen M. Downey ’56 **** Ms. Delphine Dubois P’19 Mr. Donald C. Dunbar ’44 ***** Mrs. Kristin I. Dupre Flores ’96 ** Ms. Jennifer E. Dupre’ Lachance ’02 ** Ms. Lyla Dykeman Ms. Sophia Dykeman East Haven Firefighters Local 1205 East Haven Police Union Mr. & Mrs. Mark Ecke P’18 Mr. Travis L. Ecke ’18 Ms. Shereen Edelson & Mr. Arnold Menchel P’07 ** Mr. Peter M. Eden ’65 ***** Mr. & Ms. Geoffrey Einhorn P’20 Mr. & Mrs. James F. Elliman P’85 **** Lt. Col. James E. Elsner ’37 +

Mr. Michael Feinstein ’08 Ms. Samantha Feinstein ’08 Mr. Miles J. Felton ’63 ** Ms. Francisca Fenton * Mr. Arthur J. Ferguson, Jr. ’49 *** Mr. & Mrs. James Ferland Mr. Christopher D. Ferraro Mrs. Rosanne Ferraro ’74 *** Dr. Charles F. Ferris ’65 * Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Ferry P’21 Mr. & Mrs. Joseph A. Ferry Mrs. Pamela Field *** Ms. Barbara Hampton & Mr. Howard Fielding P’06 *

Mr. Paul G. Freedman ’49 ***** Mr. & Mrs. Mark Freeman P’19 Mr. John K. French ’62 ** Mr. & Mrs. Larry Friedman P’17 * Mr. Russell B. Fritz, Jr. ’67 *** Mr. Jaimie W. Fry ’11 Mr. Alexander H. Fuchsman ’11 Captain Clayton M. Fuller ’00 * Ms. Danielle Furst Ms. Emma M. Gailey ’14 Marysue Gailey Dr. & Mrs. David Gale P’13 Mr. Edward D. Gardner, Jr. ’65 * Mr. Nathaniel Gartner

Ms. Julie Fields ’11

Mr. Karl D. Garvy ’13

Mr. & Mrs. Sean Fishbein P’21, ’21

Mrs. Daron Gawronski & Mr. James Gawronski P’14 *

Mr. Michael Fiske ’10 Mr. & Ms. Peter Fleischmann P’16, ’21 Mr. William A. Flint, Jr. ’42 **** Mr. Charlie Flores

Ms. Emma L. Gawronski ’14 Mr. Peter H. Gelpke ’74 * Mr. Anthony Giano & Mrs. Kristen Ornato Giano P’19, ’20

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Ms. Dawn Giusto P’21

Ms. Margaret J. Guarino Trier ’18

Mrs. Jodee Heritage **

Ms. Erin Gleason

Mr. Jake Guglielmino

Mr. Jesus Amador Hernandez Cobo

Mr. Mark Goldberg

Ms. Molly J. Guglielmino ’19

Mr. Alfred S. Herold ’51 +

Ms. Sherri Goldberg

Mr. Owen Guglielmino

Mrs. Yvonne Hewu

Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Golden P’97 *****

Mrs. Suzanne Guglielmino & Mr. Tony Berardi

Mr. Alejandro Hiertz

Mr. & Mrs. James Golden P’21

Mr. Trevor S. Guglielmino ’16

Mr. & Mrs. Leonardo Hiertz **

Ms. Karin Golden P’19

Mr. George C. Gutheim ’58 ***

Mr. Nicolas Hiertz

Mr. Malik M. Golden ’12

Mr. H. Hamilton Hackney, Jr. ’49 +

Ms. Valentina Hiertz

Mr. David R. Goldkrand ’58

Mr. Allen Hadelman

Mr. Gregory L. Hilton ’87 **

Mr. & Ms. Sherman Goosman

Mr. Nishan R. Halim ’97

Lisa Tomasetti Holmes & Will Holmes *****

Mr. Harry E. Gordon, Jr. ’48 +

Ms. Ella Hampson ’18

Dr. & Mrs. Yuichiro Honjo P’19

Mr. Mark A. Gordon ’99 *

Mr. Trevor Hampson ’20

Mr. Hideo Hosoya ’61 **

Mr. Lester A. Gore ’58 ****

Mr. Yuri T. Hanja ’60

Ms. Kathleen Houlihan

Mr. & Mrs. John Gorham P’17, ’19

Mrs. Dana Hanrahan Molloy ’06

Mrs. Claudette M. Hovasse P’06 **

Mr. Frank T. Gorton ’69 +

Mr. Ronald C. Hanson ’64 *****

Mr. & Mrs. Ty Hubbard Sr. P’19

Mr. Gary J. Graham ’72 ***

Mrs. Ruby Dela Torre Hardy & Mr. Michael Hardy P’19

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Huerter, Sr.

Mr. Henry Grauer

Mr. Joseph Harmon *

Mr. Sean Gray Mr. & Mrs. Ned C. Grayeb P’02 *** Mr. & Mrs. Michael Greenberg P’21 Mr. Michael Greene *

Mr. Philip C. Harper ’03 Mr. Dixon H. Harris ’55 * Mr. Kevin Harris ’96 *

Mrs. Amy Greenleaf Mr. & Mrs. William Grella P’03, ’06 Mrs. Sara Griesbach

WHY I GIVE Marilyn Brown ’58

I give because my husband Doug Morton ’58 always said “I attributed my success in life to my teachers — both at Cheshire Academy and the College of William & Mary.”

Mr. Todd Harmon

Mrs. Bernadette Hulodak Ms. Gina Hunn ’00 & Mr. Chris Hunn P’21 Mrs. Bonnie Hunn Buonome Mr. Wren Huston Ms. Leslie Hutchison *

Mrs. Diane F. Hassell **

Mrs. Sharyn Iadarola & Mr. Mark Iadarola P’16 **

Mr. James J. Hastie ’18

Chief & Mrs. Robert Irving P’00 **

Mr. William C. Hastie ’18

Ms. Lisa Jacques

Mr. Edward P. Hatch ’56

Mr. & Mrs. Larry Jalbert P’19

Mrs. Tiffany Healey

Mr. H. Lincoln K. Jepson ’59 ****

Mr. Cornelius M. Healy ’68 *

Jewish Community Endowment Fund

Mr. Robert S. Hebert III ’72 **

Mr. John Jiang ’17

Ms. Sarah Hendon P’20

Dr. Jing Jing Wang & Mr. Owen Jiang P’18

Mr. Benjamin S. Herbsman ’11

Mr. Nicholas Joaquin

Ms. Carole Bernstein & Dr. Neil Herbsman P’11 *

Mr. William L. Johnson III ’71 *

Mr. & Mrs. David Herdman P’10’14 ++ 35 years of giving

Mrs. Kathleen K. Jones P’99 *

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WHY I GIVE Lee Cohen ’78

I give to Cheshire because as I moved through my “Life Journey,” I realized that the relationships I had with the students and faculty became the backbone of my adult existence both professionally and personally. Cheshire Academy has allowed me to reach much higher achievements than if I had not attended.

Ms. Cara Jordan Mr. Henry K. Jordan ’59 ++ Mr. Michael Joyce ’90 **

Mr. Christopher W. Kita ’68 *** Ms. Suhi L. Koizumi ’96 Mr. & Mrs. Raymond E. Koontz P’87 *** Mr. Jacob S. Korman ’16 Mr. & Mrs. Todd Kornacki P’18 Mr. Samuel I. Kranish ’11 * Ms. Shoshana Kranish ’13 *

Mrs. Carrie Leventhal & Mr. Scott A. Leventhal ’87, P’20 Mr. Scott E. Leventhal ’88 Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Levin P’16 Ms. Shannon M. Lewis ’16 Mr. & Mrs. Dennis J. Libby P’03 ** Mr. John A. Liberti ’59 **

Mr. Kendall Krans, Esq. ’88 *

Mrs. Gisella Weissbach Licht & Mr. Jakob Licht P’11 ****

Mr. Kenneth S. Krans ’87 ***

Mr. & Mrs. Boon Lim P’17

Mr. Andrew P. Kreshik ’82 ****

Mr. Stewart Lindsay, Jr. ****

Dr. & Mrs. Howard Krieger P’14, ’19 *

Ms. Mia Logic

Mr. Charles M. Krokus ’16

Mr. & Mrs. John C. Long ’42 +

Mrs. Karleen L. Kubat & Mr. Jim Kubat P’08, ’10 **

Mrs. Laura Longacre ***

Mr. Michael Kubelle

Mrs. Kate K. Luurtsema

Mr. & Mrs. Roman Kuc P’12 *

Mrs. Jaimeson Lynch & Mr. Antonio A. Alfaiate P’20, ’21

Mr. John D. Kurtz ’40 *****

Mr. Robert J. Macchio ’81 *

Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Lamar P’12 **

Ms. Amanda B. Mactas ’06

Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Lamberti P’14 *

Ms. Maureen Madden Tardy

Ms. Nicolina R. Lamberti ’14

Madison Hoop Dreams Inc

Mr. Paul Lamontagne

Dr. Mary Mahan ***

Mr. & Mrs. Bryan Langford P’13, ’17 *

Mrs. Erica Maher

Mr. & Mrs. Sebastian LaRosa P’19

Mr. & Mrs. Aniello D. Malerba, Jr. P’04 *

Mr. Michael A. Laspina **

Mr. Bradley W. Malerba

Mr. John F. Lavendier ’65 ***

Ms. Stephanie Malin Sherman ’85 **

Dr. & Dr. James Kempton P’20

Mrs. Jody Cohen & Mr. Francis W. Lawlor P’11, ’13

Mr. Charles E. Malley III ’63 *

Mrs. Katherine Keogh

Mr. David H. Leach ’63 *****

Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Khoudari P’17 *

Mrs. Irene Lebov & Mr. Bennett Lebov

Ms. Tamara V. Khoudari ’17

Dr. & Mrs. Arthur Lebowitz P’19, ’19

Mr. Richard B. Kiley ’63 ***

Mr. Jacob Lebowitz ’19

King White Family Foundation

Ms. Margaret Leeming P’21

Ms. Tiffany Kinion P’21

Mr. & Mrs. Corey Lefkof P’18

Mr. Miles J. Kirschner ’86 *****

Mr. & Mrs. Paul Leonowich P’08 *

Mrs. Valerie H. Joyce P’90 **** Mr. Frederick F. Judd, Jr. ’55 ** Ms. Sarah Kahn ’20 Mr. & Mrs. Jaroslaw Kalencinski P’21 Mr. Stamati Kallivrousis ’11 Mr. Karl F. Kamrath, Jr. ’53 ***** Mr. David Kania P’19, ’20 Ms. Amy S. Kaufman ’07 Major George H. Kelley USA Ret ’50 * Ms. Lauren Kelly *

Mr. Paul T. Malone ’64 ***** Mr. Ralph G. Mann ’48 + Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Marchand P’20 Mr. Morton Markowitz ’64 * Ms. Sheila A. Marks **** Dr. Bruce R. Marshall ’43 *** Mr. Thomas Marshall

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Mr. Ryan G. Marszalek ’13

Ms. Amanda R. Minnocci ’04

Ms. Veneta S. Nikolova ’01

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Martino P’19

Mr. & Mrs. Charles A. Mitchell **

Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals, Inc.

Dr. & Mrs. James F. Martone

Mr. & Mrs. David C. Mitchell *****

Mr. John D. Northcutt ’59 ****

Mr. Kileshwar Mathura

Mr. James W. Mitchell, Jr. ’54 ***

Northeast Combustion, LLC

Ms. Reyne L. Maturo ’78 **

Mr. Ronald A. Mitchell, Jr. ’50 *****

Mrs. Elaine Norwood

Dr. & Mrs. Stanley Matyszewski P’94 *****

Mr. Gabriel F. Molton ’09

Mr. & Mrs. Paul Norwood Jr. P’20

Ms. Gail Mauthe P’17 **

Mrs. Christine Monahan & Mr. Dan Monahan

Mr. David H. O’Connell ’02 *

Mrs. Carol Maye & Mr. Andy Maye

Mrs. Cheryl Moody & Mr. Stephen Moody ***

Mr. & Mrs. John Mazzella P’19

Mr. Philip Moore **

Atty. & Mrs. Michael O’Connor P’86, ’93 ****

Mr. Luca Mazzella ’19

Mr. Ronald Moore ’60 ****

Mr. & Mrs. James M. McArdle P’82 ****

Mr. Thomas A. Moran, Jr. ’64 +

Mr. & Mrs. Jay McCarthy

Mr. William J. Moriarty ’82 +

Mr. Michael B. McCarthy ’65 *

Atty. Donald R. Morin, Esq. ’70 ****

Rev. Sandra Olsen & Dr. Donald Oliver P’99 ***

Mr. & Mrs. Robert McFadden

Mr. & Mrs. James P. Morley P’11, ’12, ’14

Ms. Christine N. Olivieri ’08

Mr. Richard D. McGowan, Jr. ’64 +

Mr. Ira S. Morse ’53 **

Mrs. Christine Olmstead P’21

Mr. Matthew J. McGuire ’83 ****

Dr. John E. Mott ’69 **

Mr. J. Alan Ornstein ’44 ***

Mr. Sean P. McNamara ’89 **

Mrs. Lisa Grande & Mr. Stephen Mowers P’12 *

Mr. Frederick G. McNulty

Mr. & Mrs. Richard Mullins P’94,’99 ***

Mrs. Krista Ostuno ’92 & Mr. Jeffrey Ostuno P’19 *

Mrs. Barbara McWhirter P’97, ’01 *

Mr. Nicholas B. Munhofen II ’69 *

The Mejerson Family *

Mrs. Gail Bannister Munn & Mr. Ty Munn P’18

Ms. Margaret Melillo Mrs. Ann Mendillo & Mr. Joseph Mendillo Mrs. Mary Jo Merliss & Mr. Mark Merliss Mr. Mark G. Merola ’68 ** Mr. Zachary O. Mettel ’14 Mr. Joseph W. Meuse III ’64 Ms. Nathalie Michiels Mr. & Mrs. Marc Mikulski P’21 Mrs. Irene Miller Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Miller P’21 Mr. Walter R. Miller, Jr. ’51 *** Mr. Steven M. Milligan ’62 **** Ms. Kathleen Minahan *

Mr. Jesse Ofgang Mr. William F. O’Keefe ’03 Mr. Morton S. Okin ’58

Ms. Elizabeth Page & Mr. Michael Skiotis Ms. Sarah Page Mr. Richard F. Palleria ’53 ****

Mr. Shriram Murali ’18

Mr. & Mrs. John Pallock

Ms. Ashley O. Nadeau ’19

Mrs. Leafa Palmer P’18

Mr. Chip Namias ’73 *****

Mr. Gregory J. Pandajis ’70 *****

National Honor Society *****

Dr. Michael Papantones ’50 ***

Mr. Jonathan P. Nazario ’13

Mr. & Mrs. Randy Paradis P’21

Mr. & Mrs. Chad C. Nehrt P’06 *

Atty. F. Joseph Paradiso, Esq. ’52 +

Mr. Marc S. Nemeth ’69 **

Ms. Susan Pardus P’17

Mr. David R. Neumayer ’50 ****

Mrs. Judith Parenteau

Dr. Fabien Nicaise ’95 *

Ms. Desiree L. Parker ’18

Mr. Matthew Nicholson ’06

Mr. & Mrs. Doug Parkerson P’21, ’21

Mr. David A. Nielsen ’65 +

Dr. & Mrs. Sarit Patel

Mr. David Niezgorski *

Ms. Rhonda T. Pattberg *

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Mr. Brian C. Patterson ’91

Mr. Robert C. Puszka ’12

Mrs. Carrie B. Ross Farber ’87

Mr. & Mrs. Craig Pawluk P’17

Mr. & Mrs. Robert P. Puszka

Dr. Karina Berg & Dr. Joseph Ross P’21

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Pcolka

Mrs. Jyothi Vayalakkara & Mr. Karamdas Puthiya P’18

Ms. Lauren Rossi & Mr. Robert Stone P’98

Ms. McKenzie Pelletier ’15 Mr. Randolph J. Perazzini ’66 *** Ms. Cynthia Peruta Mr. Jon W. Peterson, Esq. ’64 ***** Mr. & Mrs. William A. Petit, Sr. ** Mrs. Beverley Phillips Lewis P’17 Ms. Jackie Cohen & Mr. Josh Pickard Mr. Daniel J. Pierelli ’65 * Mr. Louis D. Pietig II ’04 Mrs. Bonnie Garmisa & Mr. Tom Pinchbeck P’20

Miss Danielle N. Putnam ’16 Mr. Tian Qin ’15 Ms. Caron Quantick Ms. Tracy Quayle Mr. Phillip K. Quist ‘07 Mr. & Mrs. Peter Racevicius P’18 Mr. & Mrs. Michael Rafferty P’18 Ms. Lysandra Ramos P’20 Mr. & Mrs. Sam Ranani Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Rappaport P’10

Mr. Steven M. Rothstein ’65 *** Mr. TJ Rountree Mr. Neil A. Rousso ’76 **** Ms. Cynthia A. Ruggeri ** Mr. Edward A. Ruisi ’50 + Mr. Thomas J. Rush ’60 ***** Ms. Kelly T. Ryan ’15 Mr. Kyle J. Ryan ’17 Mr. Robert G. Ryan ’14 Mr. Erik T. Saberski ’12

Dr. Mary Grey Maher & Mr. Aaron Pine P’18

Ms. Susan Rawson

Mrs. Dale Dammier & Dr. Lloyd Saberski P’12 *

Pitney Bowes Matching Gifts Program

Mrs. Mira Records

Mr. Louis Safian

Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Pittman P’21

Atty. Philip C. Reed, Esq. ’64 ****

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Sakyi Sam P’21

Mr. Jacob S. Pohn II ’59 *

Mr. Charles W. Rehor ’71 ****

Mr. Michael D. Sandler ’05 *

Mr. & Mrs. Francois Poisson P’07 ***

Ms. Glory L. Reinstein P’01 *

Mr. Peter Sandler ’87 *

Ms. Mairi Poisson

Mr. William A. Reynolds, Jr. ’48 *****

Mr. Nolan Sands ’18

Mr. Otis B. Poisson ’07

Mr. Louis A. Ricciuti, Sr. +

Mr. & Mrs. Russell Sands P’18, ’19

Ms. Penny Polanski P’19

Ms. Shannon L. Rickler ’13

Ms. Sally Pollard

Ms. Callie S. Riley

Ms. Nadya T. Ponthempilly ’18

Mrs. Danielle Landry ’15

Mr. Corin Porter

Mr. Deron Rippey ’93

Mr. Marc N. Potenza P’17 *

Riverside Fire Co No 6

Mr. Nicolas B. Potenza ’17

Ms. Sallyanne Roberts P’15 *

Ms. Jamie E. Presser ’12

Mr. James C. Rogers P’12 *

Probasket Consulting, LLC.

Mr. Maurice J. Ronayne, Jr. ’54

Mr. Jack C. Purdy ’19

Mr. Thomas E. Root ’63

Ms. Reese M. Purdy ’21

Ms. Cecily P. Rose Allison ’03

Mr. Ryan S. Purdy ’21

Ms. Janet Rosenbaum **

Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Purslow P’21

Dr. Jeffrey A. Rosenblatt ’73 +

WHY I GIVE Ken Schlechter ’66 Cheshire provided me with an excellent education, a home away from home, and some early-on management experience as coeditor of the Academy Review. I am grateful for having been at the Academy and am happy to be a contributing alumnus.

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Ms. Sabrina Sands ’19

Dr. & Dr. Alan J. Smally P’04 **

Ms. Carmen Santiago Albelda

Mrs. Karen J. Smith & Mr. Curtis Smith *****

Mr. Averell W. Satloff ’65 **

Mr. Thomas C. Smith ’71

Mr. Praveen R. Savalgi ’06 *

Mr. Stephen B. Sokolow ’58 *

Ms. Lucey R. Savino ’19 Mr. & Mrs. Michael Savino P’17, ’19 Mr. Thomas Savino ’17

Mr. Evan T. Solomon ’13 Dr. Stephen M. Soreff ’60 **** Mr. & Mrs. Mark Sorosiak P’19

Ms. Ariel L. Scalise ’08 Mr. & Mrs. John Scalise P’03, ’08, ’12 *** Mr. Jonathan K. Scalise ’03 *

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph R. Sousa Mrs. Deana Spinelli Mr. James H. Spruance III ’59 ****

Mr. William R. Scalise ’12 Mr. & Mrs. Paul Schatzman P’20

Mrs. Leah Stancil & Mr. Richard Stancil P ’03 ***

Dr. & Mrs. Charles Schloss P’19

Mr. George J. Stavnitski ’53 +

Mr. John M. Schloss, Jr. ’50 *****

Mr. Michael M. Stein ’53 *

Mr. Corey P. Schneider ’09

Mrs. Antje Leser & Dr. Peter Josef Stein P’14, ’16, ’17

Mr. Samuel Schnur

Dr. & Mrs. Alan Stern

Mr. George R. Schumann ’51 **

Mr. Brette Stern

Mr. Walter K. Schwind ’80

Mr. Eric A. Stern ’09 *

Atty. James Sconzo Mrs. Patricia Conway & Mr. Jonathan Segall Mr. W. Douglas Sellers ’56

Ms. Jo Ann Stout Mr. Peter Stovin ’44 **

WHY I GIVE Somia Farid ’11

Cheshire Academy played a big role in making me the person I am today and I want current students to have an even better experience than the one I had when I was at CA. It’s so important to me that CA invests in its students from both an academic and social perspective. At the time, we don’t realize how important those middle and high school years are and I’ve started appreciating the opportunities I had so much more now as an adult.

Ms. Morgan Tacopina Ms. Olivia A. Tacopina ’19 Mr. Jeffrey K. Tallman ’64 *** Mr. Stephan G. Tampa Dr. & Mrs. Lawrence Tannenbaum P’02 *** Mr. & Mrs. Richard Tarca P’18 * Mr. Justin Tardy

Mr. Robert G. Shamroth ’59 +

Mrs. Martha Triplett & Mr. David Strollo P’20

Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Shannon P’19

Mr. Edward M. Stuart ’61 ****

Ms. Kallie E. Taylor ’10

Ms. Jade N. Sharkany ’14

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Sturgis P’92 ****

Dr. Sherman H. Telis ’66

Mrs. Svetlana Vassilieva & Mr. Igor Shatalov P’21

Mr. Ralph Succar

Mr. Christopher J. Tennyson ’69 ****

Mr. Otis Shepard **

Mr. Zhaoyu Sun ’16

The Bowman Corporation

Mr. & Mrs. Stuart Shlien P’04 **

Ms. Sirima Suthipradit ’94

The GE Foundation

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Silano P’21

Ms. Tara E. Svendsen ’15

The Kula Foundation

Mr. S. Robert Silverton ’51 ***

Ms. Wendy J. Swift **

Ms. Sarah Thompson Kablik

Ms. Wesley Simon P’17

Mr. Thomas C. Taber ’62 ****

Mr. Craig A. Thorne ’77

Mrs. Jaimie M. Skultety ’86 ****

Mr. Christopher Tacopina ’14

Mr. & Mrs. Charles E. Tiernan III P’14 *

Mr. Robert L. Slauson ’08

Mr. Joseph Tacopina ’18

Mr. Jacob M. Tivin ’08

Mr. & Mrs. William Slocum

Mr. Matthew J. Tacopina ’18

Mr. Steven A. Tobin ’61 *

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Ms. Taylor Tardy

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Mr. & Mrs. John J. Toffey VI

Mr. Dean Weiner ’15

Mr. Babak Zahabizadeh ’80 *

The Tolentino Family P’21

Mrs. Kristin Welage P’19, ’21

Dr. Joseph R. Zaientz ’56 **

Mr. & Mrs. Brett J. Torrey P’14 ***

Ms. Theresa West **

Mr. Michael J. Zambero ’61

Mr. Matthew Torrey ’14

Westbrook Toyota

Ms. Roxanne Zazzaro ****

Mr. & Mrs. Yan Tougas P’19

Mrs. Alexis M. Rodriguez Wheeler’07 & Mr. Stephen Wheeler’07 *

Mr. Todd M. Zeidenberg ’79 ****

Mr. William B. Trainer III ’67 * Mr. Scott A. Tripp ’68 *** Mr. Michael P. Trock ’70 * Mr. Donald I. Trott ’52 + Mr. Cristian S. Turlica ’07 Mr. John T. Turton ’88 Mr. Jeff Underwood Mr. John Vallely P’19 Mr. & Mrs. James A. Van der Beek P’95 ** Ms. Hue Pho Van ’15 Mrs. Karen Truc T. Van & Mr. Quang P. Van P’13, ’15, ’16 * Mrs. Carolyn D. Vanacore * Mr. Michael VanHaaften ’04 Ms. Ashley N. Vega ’12 Ms. Emma Velcofsky Mr. Peter Velcofsky Mr. Tory P. Verdi, Jr. ’92 Mrs. Barbara Vestergaard P ’96, ’02 + Mr. Kenneth M. Vestergaard ’77 ** Dr. Susanne F. Roberts & Dr. Stephen Victor P’03 ***

Mr. Robert P. White ’07 * Mr. Alan Whittemore P’12 * Mr. Jonathan Whittemore ’12 Ms. Sydney L. Wickey ’04 Ms. Elizabeth Wilber ’00 * Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Wiley P’17, ’19 William Pinchbeck, Inc Mr. & Mrs. Richard A. Williamson P’03 * Ms. Deena Williamson Tampi & Dr. Rajesh Tampi P’18, ’20, ’20 * Mr. Nicholas J. Wilson ’15 Atty. John D. Winer ’72 *

Mr. Michael Zeoli * Mr. Joseph M. Zukauskas ’15 G I F T S RE CEIVED IN HO NO R O F M S . J U L I E M. A NDER S O N, H E A D O F S CHO O L

Mr. Jeffrey Biestek ’13 The Espinosa Family Mr. Michael Feinstein ’08 Mr. & Mrs. Michael A. Freedman Mrs. Sara Griesbach Ms. Suhi L. Koizumi ’96 Ms. Shannon L. Rickler ’13

Mr. Scott F. Wing ***


Mr. & Mrs. Paul Wishafski

Mrs. Anne Balogh P’74, ’77, ’80

Mr. Frank C. Wisinski ’52 ** Mr. Donald J. Wisk ’48 *****


Mr. & Mrs. Mark Wollen P’18

Mr. Joseph T. Church II ’71

Mr. Zachary Wolstein ’15

Mr. Robert J. Macchio ’81

Mr. & Mrs. Glenn A. Woods

Mr. Scott F. Wing

Mr. William C. Woods ’14 Mrs. Christine Wren


Mr. & Mrs. Ted Vitas

Mrs. Rachel Wright & Mr. Nathan Wright *

Mr. Jacob Lebowitz ’19

Ms. Jennifer A. Walker

Ms. Barbara Wrzosek **

Mrs. Shelley Taylor Boyd

Mrs. Kristen A. Wallenius Park ’02 *

Mr. Victor M. Yanguas ’91

Mr. Lupeng Wang ’15


Washington Memorial Funeral Home

Mr. Hao J. Yu ’20

Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Wasilewski

Mr. John J. Yudkin ’75 ****

Mr. & Mrs. Michael Weed P’18, ’21

Z Wealth Management, LLC.


Captain Clayton M. Fuller ’00 G I F T S RE CEIVED IN HO NO R O F M R. RAY CIR MO

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Dr. Morris Bell & Dr. Raina Sotsky P’07

Mr. Ralph J. Crispino, Jr. ’69

Mr. Joseph R. Levin ’16

Mr. Russell B. Fritz, Jr. ’67



Mr. Thomas E. Root ’63

Mr. Lawrence F. Degeorge ’63



Mr. Jackson R. Davis ’17

Mr. Raymond W. Cirmo P’09


Mrs. Diane F. Hassell Mr. William J. Moriarty ’82


Mr. & Mrs. Robert Sturgis P’92 G I F T S RE CE I V ED IN HO NO R O F M S . TA RA S . LYNCH ’18

Mr. & Mrs. Brian Lynch P’18 G I F T S RE CE I V ED IN HO NO R O F M S . RU T H LYO NS

Mr. Randolph M. Taylor ’64 G I F T S RE CE I V ED IN HO NO R O F M S . M A U RE E N MA DDEN- TA R DY

Mr. William S. Dawn ’53

Mr. Elliott Yang ’04



Ms. Taylor Tardy

Mr. Michael Day ’94

Mr. Tom Pinchbeck & Mrs. Bonnie Garmisa P’20



Mrs. Leah Stancil P’03


Mr. William J. Moriarty ’82


Mr. Lijin Dong & Mrs. Jinghong Wang P’20

G I F T S RE CE I V E D I N M E M O RY O F M R. A RT H U R KRA N I S H ’ 4 5

G I F T S RE CE I V E D I N H O N O R O F M R. D E RYCK J . L A N G F O RD ’ 1 3

Mr. Donald C. Dunbar ’44

Mr. & Mrs. Bryan Langford P’13,’17


G I F T S RE CE I V E D I N H O N O R O F M R. E VA N D . L A N G F O RD ’ 1 7

Mr. & Mrs. Luis Espinosa

Mr. & Mrs. Bryan Langford P’13,’17



Mr. Tom Pinchbeck & Mrs. Bonnie Garmisa P’20

Dr. Alex Demac P’17


Dr. Mary Mahan G I F T S RE CE I V ED IN MEMO RY O F M R. D AV I D R. MA R KIN ’48

Mr. Justin T. Markin ’96

Mr. Steven Kranish P’11,’13


Mr. Joseph Tacopina ’18

Mr. Justin Tardy

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WHY I GIVE Thomas Cavaliere ’15

I give to Cheshire Academy because it gave me the critical thinking skills necessary to succeed in my undergraduate career and because without it I would never have developed the cross-cultural mindset to succeed in today’s global world. Cheshire Academy was integral to my development as a young professional.

Mrs. Kimberly Cotton Hoyt ’85

Ms. Elizabeth A. Benham ’81

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Mr. Morton Markowitz ’64

Mr. William B. Moseley ’48

Ms. Julie M. Anderson P’19




Mr. Matthew J. McGuire ’83

Mr. J. Alan Ornstein ’44

Mr. Richard M. Page ’50



Ms. Patricia Curran

Mr. & Mrs. William L. Ewen P’03

Mr. Rick DeVincent


Ms. Lauren Rossi & Mr. Robert Stone P’98

Mr. & Mrs. John Golden


Mr. Todd Harmon

Ms. Dawn E. Carey


Tracy Quayle

Ms. Elizabeth Page & Mr. Michael Skiotis

Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Shanok

Mr. Robert Sherman

Ms. Sarah Page

Mr. Brette Stern

Mr. Robert E. Svensk ’64

Mr. Stephan G. Tampa Mr. Kenneth Troester


Mr. & Mrs. Ted Vitas

Mr. & Mrs. Craig Pawluk P’17



Mr. Robert J. Macchio ’81 Dr. Jeffrey A. Rosenblatt, M.D. ’73 GIFTS RECEIVED IN MEMORY OF MS. MIRIAM MORAN



Ms. Marilyn L. Brown


Ms. Sarah Page

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Mrs. Kimberly Cotton Hoyt ’85 Mr. David J. Kovacs ’06 Mrs. Rita C. Kovacs P’06 Mr. & Mrs. William A. Petit, Sr. Dr. William Petit, Jr. GIFTS RECEIVED IN MEMORY OF MR. RAYMOND PETTIT ’49

Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Rappaport P’10 GIFTS RECEIVED IN HONOR OF MR. ROBERT C. PUSZKA ’12


Mr. Henry R. Dennee ’17 Mr. & Mrs. Richard Dennee P’17


Mr. Stephen M. Downey ’56 Mr. Randolph M. Taylor ’64 GIFTS RECEIVED IN MEMORY OF MR. MARC I. SHERMAN ’64






Mr. Robert P. Bobrick ’63

THANK YOU! The extraordinary commitment of our alumni, parents, faculty and staff, and friends maintains the excellence of a Cheshire Academy education and ensures that we can remain true to our mission. In the 2017-18 fiscal year, through gifts large and small, nearly 1,100 donors—representing 14 countries—committed more than $2.2 million in support of the Annual Fund, financial aid, capital projects, faculty development, academic programs, arts, and athletics. Highlights of the year include a lead gift for the planned Community Fine and Performing Arts Center, 288 new and first-time donors to the Academy, 222 young alumni donors, 100% Trustee participation, and 94% faculty and staff participation. In addition, more than 1,300 alumni and parents attended events on campus, throughout the country, and around the world, strengthening the CA network and boosting institutional pride. As we celebrate the Academy’s historic 225th year, we do so with confidence and strength thanks to the philanthropic investment and engagement of the CA community.

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The Harwood Society for Planned Giving

Richard (Dick) M. Page, a member of the Class of 1950, grew up in the town of Cheshire. He is a first generation American whose family’s lack of schooling and early financial struggles during the Great Depression had a profound impact on his appreciation of the value of education. When Dick was given the opportunity to attend Cheshire Academy as the Town Scholar—a four year, full tuition, scholarship awarded to a local student—he took it, ran with it, and soared. That decision, and the realization that his opportunities were “unlimited” changed his life. As a student at Cheshire Academy, Dick excelled academically, played sports and had leading roles in several plays. He also served as Vice President of the Political Union, Treasurer of the Debating Club and was a member of the Press Club and the Rolling Stone. He went on to graduate from Dartmouth College and Columbia Law School and build a career in law, international insurance and financial services. Over the years, Dick has served two terms on the Board of Trustees of the Academy, one as Chairman. He has been an active fundraiser and loyal donor, and with his wife Jane, has supported the Annual Fund for decades. They believe in giving back and providing young people with the same opportunity Dick was given nearly 70 years ago. When asked about his fondest memories of the Academy, Dick immediately cites the incredible faculty and mentors who cared about him as an individual and how much he owes to them. Most recently, Dick and Jane have made a provision in their estate to establish the Richard M. Page ’50 Head of School Discretionary Fund. Eager to see the impact of their philanthropy during their lifetimes and to support Ms. Anderson and Cheshire Academy in responding to emerging needs and opportunities, they have made an initial gift to establish the Page Fund immediately, and will watch it grow through future gifts, sound investment of the Academy’s endowment, and ultimately, their estate. Thank you, Dick and Jane! For more information about including Cheshire Academy in your estate, please contact Ms. Barb Davis, Senior Director of Leadership and Planned Giving at or 203-439-7228.


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last look Cheshire Academy’s 224th Commencement Ceremony was held on Saturday, May 26, 2018 on Slaughter Field. The graduates were recognized for their hard work and academic achievements. Congratualtions to the class of 2018!

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Outstanding alumni student-athletes are chosen by their peers for the honor of being included in the Kevin Slaughter Memorial Hall of Fame. An Arts and Letters Hall of Fame was also established in 2018. Those chosen are presented at an induction ceremony held each year during Cheshire Academy's Alumni Reunion. To be nominated as an athlete, a candidate must meet the following criteria: received their diploma or postgraduate certificate from Cheshire Academy; earned at least two varsity letters, either in one sport or in two different sports; earned outstanding recognition in their sport such as captain, M.V.P., all league, all New England, or All-American at Cheshire and/or at college; been active in one or more non-athletic endeavors; and agree to attend the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony to receive the award unless health precludes travel. The Arts and Letters Hall of Fame was established to recognize Cheshire Academy Alumni who have achieved the highest standard of success in their respective fields of artistic expression both at Cheshire Academy and in their professional field. Recipients must have made an active and positive contribution in Arts and Letters while at Cheshire Academy, be considered a leader in the arts and have had significant influence within their profession. Those chosen to be inducted will be recognized on a plaque in the Arthur Sheriff Field House or the Humanities Building. If you would like to nominate a candidate, please return the form below to the Cheshire Academy Advancement Office, 10 Main Street, Cheshire, CT 06410, or email


ATHLETICS Name and Class Year:

Varsity letter earned in these sports:

Athletic accomplishments at Cheshire (All State, All New England, All Prep, Captain of team, records):

Post-Cheshire athletic accomplishments (college or professional sports):

ARTS & LETTERS Artistic, literary contributions or accomplishments at Cheshire Academy:

Post-Cheshire artistic, literary achievements or awards:

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225 Special Edition of 1794 | The Magazine of Cheshire Academy  

The 225 issue spans the extensive rich history of Cheshire Academy, a day and boarding private school in Cheshire, CT. My thought process on...

225 Special Edition of 1794 | The Magazine of Cheshire Academy  

The 225 issue spans the extensive rich history of Cheshire Academy, a day and boarding private school in Cheshire, CT. My thought process on...