Fowler named 2023 Town Scholar

March 13, 2023

Avery Fowler and her family were greeted with cheers and celebration when they stepped into the Cheshire Academy Admission Office on Friday, March 10. 

Fowler was officially named the 2023 Town Scholar, earning her a full four-year scholarship to Cheshire Academy. The Town Scholarship program, which originated in 1938, provides one eighth grade Cheshire student with the opportunity to attend CA throughout their high school career. 

To be considered for the scholarship, applicants must submit an essay explaining why they should be named the town scholar, among other requirements. In her essay, Fowler wrote about her aspiration to become a science communicator, inspired by Bill Nye the Science Guy, Emily Calandrelli, and Neil deGrasse Tyson. 

“I believe that my unique voice and perspective would be able to shine a new light on CA and help everyone to love (science) as much as I do,” Fowler wrote. “I am also excited about how CA will help me develop into the science communicator that I want to be. I think that the rigorous curriculum, Harkness classes, public speaking opportunities offered at CA, and even my continued participation in drama will all help me to become an excellent science communicator in the future.” 

Fowler will officially join Cheshire Academy this fall as a member of the Class of 2027. Her sister, Allison, is a member of the Class of 2025.