Welcome back, Cats!
June 16, 2023
Alumni spanning across the decades came back home to Cheshire Academy June 9-10 for Reunion weekend, complete with a day full of activities and special recognitions.
Members of the CA community kicked off the festivities on Friday at Cheshire Craft Brewing, where they enjoyed the music of “Wing It,” scratch-made Mexican cuisine from the Wandering Agave food truck, and the Cat Scratch Fever specialty beer.
Events continued Saturday, beginning with a fun run and alumni lacrosse game. Head of School Julie Anderson addressed attendees during a State of the School address, with a barbecue and 50th reunion lunch following.
The afternoon consisted of campus tours, an alumni basketball game, pub trivia in front of the John J. White ’38 Science and Technology Center, axe throwing and other lawn games on Slaughter Field, and two Back to the Classroom sessions held in the Library & Humanities Building, hosted by English Department chair Allison Bass-Riccio and environmentalist and conservationist Rick Morris ’73.
Kicking off the evening was the annual Kevin Slaughter Memorial Athletic Hall of Fame and D. Robert Gardiner Arts & Letters Hall of Fame induction ceremony, held on the lawn in front of Bowden Hall. This year’s inductees are:
The Kevin Slaughter Memorial Athletic Hall of Fame
The 1973 Undefeated Men’s Track Team
The 1988 Women’s Undefeated Volleyball Team
Brent Oakes ’93
The D. Robert Gardiner Arts & Letters Hall of Fame
Matthew Nicholson ’06
Following the induction ceremony was a wine tasting in front of the Gideon Welles Dining Commons, hosted by Bill Bishop ’73. Dinner and dancing in the Dining Commons closed out the evening, with many alumni continuing to share stories about their experiences at Cheshire Academy, and what they have done in the years since.
See more photos from Reunion weekend on our Flickr photo gallery.