We wanted to get to the bottom of what makes Cheshire Academy, well, Cheshire Academy. After racking our brains considering different ways to do just that, including interviews with department heads, a message from Head of School Julie Anderson, or a variety of social media posts on different mediums, we looked around campus and realized—let the school speak for itself. So, we set up a camera and open mic in the library and invited students and faculty to share their thoughts. What we received were genuine and authentic responses from students, faculty, and staff here at CA.
Here’s the videos below to hear what they had to say.
The four stories told below, and many others, articulate the influence and impact of the people and programs at Cheshire Academy.
Activities: Varsity Volleyball, Winter Musical, Model United Nations, Student Ambassador, Peer Counselor, Ich Dien Society.
Takes the Full IB Diploma Programme.
Favorite teacher: Lauren Kelly, because she teaches the biology curriculum in such an engaging and effective way and is always checking to make sure students are doing well, and is there for extra help.
Favorite class: IB Biology with Lauren Kelly.
Favorite CA tradition: The International Food Festival. The atmosphere and the different foods the students make are amazing.
Future plans, after CA: Go into a pre-med program at a college in New England, and pursue an M.D.
Roberto C. Goizueta ’49 Scholar
Activities: Varsity Football, lifting, Varsity Boys’ Lacrosse, Diversity Club, and Black Student Union.
Taking select IB courses.
Favorite teacher: Samantha Cieri because she takes so much pride in her work which carries off to me and the effort I put in.
Favorite classes: Sports Science, because Samantha Cieri is an amazing teacher and the subject grasps my attention.
Favorite CA tradition: International Community Weekend. I’m big on diversity and food.
Future plans, after CA: Playing college football and getting a degree in sports medicine.
Activities: Varsity Girls’ Lacrosse, Fall Play, Spring Musical, Choir, the 1794s a cappella group
Favorite teacher: Emily Roller, because she always makes her classes enjoyable and the readings are interesting.
Favorite classes: Chemistry with Clayton Houck and Mandarin with Yvonne Hewu, since they’re both topics that are interesting and challenging, but also very fun.
Favorite CA tradition: The Haunted Trail. It’s fun hanging out with your friends outside of the dorm and getting scared—it’s a big thrill.
Future plans, after CA: Go into a STEM field and travel around the world, making a difference in poorer countries.
Activities: Varsity Boys’ Soccer, Thirds Boys’ Basketball
Favorite teacher: Lauren Kelly because she helps with academic issues as well as life issues.
Favorite classes: History with Jason Mis and biology with Caron Quantick because I find the classes interesting.
Favorite CA tradition: Pep Rally. It’s a fun tradition that gets people up on their feet to show school spirit. Future plans, after CA: I plan to attend college and study to become an attorney.