225th Anniversary Celebration


225th Anniversary Celebration
and All-Alumni and Parent Reunion

JUNE 7, 8, and 9, 2019 – It was a resounding success!

Alumni, Parents, Students, Faculty and Friends of Cheshire Academy gathered for the weekend-long celebration to commemorate our historic 225th Year Anniversary, highlighted by a celebration dinner and fireworks!

See the PHOTO GALLERIES from the weekend’s events.


THANK YOU to our generous sponsors:

Presenting and Football Reunion Sponsor

India, Greg and Cody ’11 Keith Family, Greg and India Keith Foundation, and The Keith Corporation

Legacy Sponsors

Acabay, Inc.
Bozzuto’s, Inc.

Innovator Sponsors

Milone & MacBroom
JCJ Architecture

Pioneer Sponsor

Allied Printers
Cheshire Pizza and Ale

Event Sponsors

A-1 Toyota
Advanced Dentistry
Calcagni Associates
Carlton Fields
Cheshire Coffee
Cheshire Sports
Edgar B. Vinal, Jr. ’86
Hine Hardware
Hummel Bros.
Industrial Acceptance Corp.
Northeast Combustion
Power Station Events
Preferred Building Maintenance, LLC
Premier Wine and Spirits Ricci Construction Group, Inc
Richard Chevrolet
Schpero Family and Veterinary Associates
The Carabetta Companies
T.M. Byxbee Company, P.C.
Veterinary Associates of Derby
Viron Rondo Osteria

225th Anniversary & Reunion Schedule - Saturday, June 8th, 2019

8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Slaughter Field

9:00 AM – 12:00 noon
Rededication of the David R. Markin ’48 Tennis Courts and dedication of the Harry G. Carpenter ’46 Pavilion
Alumni Tennis Round Robin
Markin Tennis Courts

Featured Speakers:
• Julie Anderson P’19, ’23, Head of School
• Chip Boyd P’98, ’10, Varsity Boys Tennis Coach
• Justin Markin ‘96, Former Team Captain
• Frank Motter ’61, P’97, Founder, Owner, and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Acabay, Inc., Council of Overseers

10:00 AM – 12:00 noon
Football Reunion
Simosa Field
Sponsored by: The India, Greg and Cody ’11 Keith Family, Greg and India Keith Foundation, and The Keith Corporation

Featured Speakers:
• David Dykeman, Associate Head of School and Varsity Head Football Coach
• Brandon Feamster ’15, Starting Cornerback, Duke University; 5th Year Senior, University of Richmond
• Cody Keith ’11, NFL Free Agent Quarterback
• Alec Keener ’14, Offensive Tackle, United States Naval Academy
• Andre Tippett P’17, NFL Hall of Famer, New England Patriots

10:00 AM – 12:00 noon
70’s Arts Weekend and Fine & Performing Arts Reunion

Event Room, Hurley Hall

Featured Speakers:
• Julie Anderson P’19, ’23, Head of School
• Fran Poisson P’07, Chair, Fine & Performing Arts Department
• Christian Rosselli ’00, Professional Voiceover Artist

10:00 AM – 12:00 noon
Town Scholar Reunion

Blue Room, Bowden Hall

Featured Speakers:
• Jameson Hardy ’19, Town Scholar
• Michael Joyce ’90, Associate Manager, Highway Design, Milone & MacBroom, Town Scholar
• Sara Lynn Leavenworth, Director of Admission

11:30 AM
Culinary Demonstration & Wine Pairing with Chef Gavin Citron ’86 & Bill Bishop ’73 (Limited to 50 attendees)
Gideon Welles Dining Commons

Noon – 3:00 PM
Community and Family Festival
Sevigny Field
Featuring lawn games, D.J., barbecue lunch, and an afternoon beer garden for adults (1:00 – 3:00 PM)


Preparing Students for Tomorrow’s Grand Challenges: Family, School, and Community at Mid-21st Century
Dr. Mark Testa ’68, Trustee, Sandra Reeves Spears and John B. Turner Distinguished Professor, School of Social Work, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Next Generation Entrepreneurs
Moderated by: Ted Dziuba ’02, Trustee
• Brendan Carbone ’12, Director, ForcastRx; Member, Alumni Leadership Association
• Nicole Eacuello ’10, CEO & Founder of Wineco Importing and Next by Nicole
• Frank Trotta ’05, President, UrbanMaidGreen; President, Alumni Leadership Association

A Salute to Service
Moderated by: Brian Whiting ’87, President & CEO, USO Metro New York
• Jeff Davidsson, former faculty, Captain, U.S. Navy
• Kristi Fleischmann P’16, ’21, Major, U.S. Air Force, C141 Aircraft Commander, T38 Instructor Pilot
• Paul Ingram ’44, Colonel, U.S. Air Force
• Christopher Motter ’97, Captain, U.S. Army Infantry Division, Stryker Platoon Leader
• Alexis Shanok ’18, Cadet Private (ROTC), The Citadel

1:30 – 3:00 PM
Archive Open House
Hasel Room, Library
Featuring the Collection of Joe Hasel ’27 the Voice of Armed Forces Radio

2:00 – 2:45 PM
25-Year Reunion Cluster for Classes of 1993, 1994, and 1995 with Julie Anderson, Head of School
O’Connor House

Class Gatherings and Photos for the Classes of 2004, 1999, 1989, 1984, 1979, 1974, and 1964
Assigned Tables on Sevigny Field

Back to the Classroom with Senior Master, Chip Boyd P’98

Equity and Inclusion
Moderated by: David B. Dykeman, Associate Head of School; Chair, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee
• Lew Shomer ’55, Chairman, Abilities Expo
• Angela Robinson ’82, Litigation Partner and Chief Diversity Officer, Wiggin & Dana
• Marriyah Farid ’12, Scrum Master, The Hartford

3:00 – 3:45 PM
5 & 10 Year Reunion Gathering & Photo for the Classes of 2009 and 2014 with Head of School Julie Anderson
O’Connor House

Back to the Classroom with Ray Cirmo P’09

Monoprints and Coloring for the Whole Family with Karleen Kubat P’08, ’10

4:00 – 4:50 PM
Leadership Reception Honoring members of the 1794 and Harwood Societies, volunteer leaders, and current and past inductees to the Hall of Fame

Blue Room, Bowden Hall (by invitation)

Cheshire Academy Pub Trivia
Event Room, Hurley
Emcee: Peter Gailey P’14, ’17
Sponsored by: Cheshire Pizza and Ale Premier Wine and Spirits

4:50 PM
Student A Cappella Performance
Bowden Hall Lawn

5:00 PM
Kevin Slaughter Athletic Hall of Fame and Arts & Letters Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Bowden Hall Lawn

Athletic Recipients:
• Jason Curry ’91, Basketball
• Tanasia Hoffler ’09, Track & Field
• Glen Kelly ’69, Lacrosse
• 2008 Varsity Football Team

Arts & Letters Recipient:
• David Jepson ’59, Principal Architect (Ret.), JCJ Architecture; Trustee

5:45 PM
225th Anniversary Celebration Cocktail Reception and Dinner
Slaughter Field, Under Tent
Silent Auction Organized and Sponsored by PRIDE Parents Association

Featured Speakers:
• Julie Anderson P’19, ’23, Head of School
• Richard Cerrone ’67, Chair, Board of Trustees
• Catherine Bonneau P’04, ’16, Trustee, Chief Operating Officer, Cetera Financial Group

9:45 PM
225th Firework Celebration Simosa Field
Sponsored by: Acabay, Inc.

2018 Reunion Weekend Recap

Thank you for coming home, Cheshire Academy.

Our Reunion Weekend was a record-breaking success, drawing over 200 alumni and friends for a weekend filled with great events.

Alumni gathered on Friday at the Farms Country Club for a night of cocktails and reconnecting. A few miles away on the Cheshire Academy campus, former players dusted off their lacrosse sticks for the annual Alumni Lacrosse game in honor of Kevin Tyska ’82 and Michael Sage ’98.

The Class of 1968 celebrated its 50th Reunion on Saturday with lunch at the O’Connor House hosted by Head of School Julie Anderson. Teachers Ray Cirmo and Eric Sacco provided a back-to-the-classroom experience for alumni, art teacher Karleen Kubat hosted an art station and Senior Master Bob Gardiner guided trolley tours of the old Cheshire Academy campus.

A ceremony followed honoring this year’s Kevin Slaughter Athletic Hall of Fame inductees, along with the inaugural Arts and Letters Hall of Fame induction. A great weekend of events culminated with cocktails, a sushi bar and dinner stations at the Gideon Welles Dining Commons. Check out a highlight video, links to news articles and photo galleries below.