Hometown: Torrington, CT
Where do you live on campus?
What is your dream job?
Baker, Doctor or Lawyer.
How did you hear about Cheshire Academy?
My former soccer coach started coaching for Cheshire Academy, and he recommended that my twin sister and I apply.
What are some of your extracurricular Activities?
Soccer, Basketball, Track, Proctor
What class or extracurricular activity means the most to you?
Soccer means a lot to me because it has helped me to grow as a leader. There are so many different skill levels on the team, so I feel like a mentor.
What are a few words you would use to describe Cheshire Academy?
Diverse but comfortable at the same time—everyone is friendly here. I enjoy being a part of the community, and everyone just wants to get to know one another.
What are the people like at Cheshire Academy? Students? Faculty?
The students are diverse, but you always have a friend in every group. There is always someone to relate to. The teachers are very helpful—my advisor is like my second mother!
How would you describe your classes? What is your favorite class? Does any specific project or lesson stand out in your mind?
Visual Arts is my favorite class. We recently did a portrait project on our favorite artist, and then did a self-portrait in the same style as that artist—that was really fun.
How have you grown most as a person during your time here?
I have definitely become more responsible and have learned time management. I think differently about things now—I’m more of a leader.
How do you usually spend your weekends at Cheshire Academy? What’s a favorite event you attended?
I love to watch movies with friends, and in the spring we go fishing in the back pond or play soccer on the turf.
What has surprised you most about being a student at CA?
The students weren’t stuck up like I imagined at a boarding school—it is such a caring environment, and I was surprised at how friendly everyone was.
What advice would you give prospective students about coming to CA?
Don’t be afraid to ask questions, and don’t be shy.
The IB program gives you such a different perspective. It’s challenging, and I’ve had to learn how to manage my time. The classes are discussion based, very philosophical, and make you think outside of the box.
Anything else you’d like to share about your experiences here?