- FUN FEATURES
Cheshire Academy will begin its school year — the 219th since its founding in 1794 — with a Convocation ceremony on Wednesday, September 5. The procession of new and returning students, faculty, and staff — led down Main Street by a Scottish bagpiper and Senior Masters Karen Smith and Bevan Dupre ’69 — will march at 8:30 from the Academy to St. Bridget Church for an estimated 9:15 a.m. ceremony. This event, which also welcomes parents, grandparents, and friends, will include reflections from the Head of School, Dr. Jerry Larson, a short speech by the incoming class president, and musical performances by students. This year, Stephanie Trusty ’14 of Cheshire will perform the prelude and Jonathan Nazario ’13 of Hamden will perform the postlude. At present, the Academy expects to welcome approximately 350 students from around the U.S. and throughout the world (including Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Ghana, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Lithuania, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Venezuela, Vietnam) for its 2012—2013 school year. Members of the media are welcome to attend.