225th Anniversary Celebration
and All-Alumni and Parent Reunion
JUNE 7, 8, and 9, 2019
Join Alumni, Parents, Students, Faculty 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.
Additional details and formal invitation to follow. Blocks of rooms will be available both on campus in the dormitories and at the Courtyard by Marriott in Wallingford. For more information please contact email@example.com or at 203.439.7276.
THANK YOU to our generous sponsors:
India, Greg and Cody ’11 Keith Family, India and Greg Keith Foundation, and The Keith Corporation
Milone & MacBroom
Cheshire Pizza and Ale
Premier Wine and Spirits
2019 REUNION WEEKEND SCHEDULE
|Friday||Cocktails and Cabaret featuring alumni and faculty performers||7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.||Kinsmen Brewery
|Saturday||Registration||8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Under Tent on Slaughter Field
|Saturday||Rededication of the David R. Markin ’48 Tennis Courts and dedication of the Harry Carpenter ’46 Pavilion
Alumni Tennis Round-Robin
|9:00 a.m.||David R. Markin ‘48
|Saturday||Football Program Reunion for all Alumni, Parents, Coaches and Friends of CA Football
The India, Greg and Cody ’11 Keith Family, India and Greg Keith Foundation, and The Keith Corporation.
Guest Speakers Include:
Cody Keith ’11, Quarterback
Andre Tippett P ’17; NFL Hall of Famer, New England Patriots
Brandon Feamster ’15; Starting Safety; Duke University
David Dykeman; Cheshire Academy Varsity Head Football Coach
|10:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon||Simosa Field|
|Saturday||70’s Arts Weekend and Fine & Performing Arts Reunion for Alumni, Parents, Faculty, and Friends of CA Arts||10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon||Event Room, Hurley Hall|
|Saturday||Town Scholar Reunion||10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon||Blue Room, Bowden Hall|
|Saturday||Bozzuto Scholar Reunion||10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon||Community Forum, Humanities Building|
|Saturday||Community and Family Festival featuring lawn games, D.J. and barbecue lunch||12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m.
(lunch ends at 3 p.m.)
|Saturday||Faculty-Taught Classes, Alumni & Parent Lectures and Panels, Alumni Art Exhibits, Head of School State of the School Address, Student Question & Answer Sessions
Faculty Lecturers: Chip Boyd (English), Karleen Kubat (Art) & Lauren Kelly (Science)
|12:00 noon – 5:00 p.m.||Various locations across campus|
|Saturday||Archive Open House
Featuring the Collection of Joe Hasel ’27, the Voice of Armed Forces Radio
|1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.||Hasel Room, Library|
|Saturday||25-Year Reunion Cluster
Gathering & Photo for Classes of 1993, 1994, 1995
|2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.||O’Connor House|
|Saturday||5 & 10 Year Reunion
Gathering & Photo for the Classes of 2009 and 2014
|3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.||O’Connor House|
|Saturday||Class Gathering and Photo for the Classes of 2004, 1999, 1989, 1984, 1979, 1974, and 1964||3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.||Community Forum, Humanities Building|
|Saturday||1794 Leadership Society and Harwood Members Reception, current and past inductees to the Hall of Fame||4:00 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.||Blue Room, Bowden Hall|
|Saturday||Cheshire Academy Pub Trivia
Cheshire Pizza and Ale
Premier Wine and Spirits
Emcee: Peter Gailey P ’14 ‘17
|4:00 – 4:50 p.m.||Event Room,
|Saturday||Student A Cappella Performance||4:50 p.m.||Bowden Hall Lawn|
|Saturday||Kevin Slaughter Athletic Hall of Fame and Arts & Letters Hall of Fame Ceremony
|5:00 p.m.||Bowden Hall Lawn|
|Saturday||225th Anniversary Celebration Cocktail Reception||5:45 p.m.||Slaughter Field
|Saturday||225th Anniversary Celebration Dinner
|7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.||Slaughter Field
|Saturday||225th Firework Celebration
Sponsored by: Acabay, Inc.
|9:45 p.m.||Simosa Field|
|Sunday||Memorial Tribute Honoring Deceased Alumni, Parents, Faculty and Staff featuring student musical ensemble||10:00 a.m.||Slaughter Field
|Sunday||50th Reunion Brunch & Class Photo Class of 1969||11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.||O’Connor House|
|Sunday||All-Community Brunch||11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.||Under Tent on Slaughter Field|
|Sunday||Co-ed Alumni Lacrosse Game
Alumni Softball Game
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.