Hometown: Warren, CT (Day student)
Dream job: Performance Artist, Author
Extracurricular Activities: Drama, Dance, CATS, Co-President of GSA
What class or extracurricular activity means the most to you?
After-school drama club means the most to me. I’ve been auditioning since the 7th grade, so this is a nice, professional atmosphere for me to grow.
What are a few words you would use to describe Cheshire Academy?
Cheshire Academy is an accepting place… and very creative. Everyone here just does their own thing. And there are so many options to choose from.
What are the people like at Cheshire Academy? Students? Faculty?
The students here aren’t just culturally diverse; they have diverse personalities, and are all really quirky. Nobody here is snobby, which surprised me. There is this preconceived notion that everyone who attends a boarding school must have a yacht, but that’s not true. They are just regular teenagers trying to be themselves.
I love the teachers here. They are dedicated—they actually care if you get good grades or not. They are actual human beings that you can have a conversation with.
How would you describe your classes? What is your favorite class? Does any specific project or lesson stand out in your mind?
I love my AP Literature class—it’s discussion based, which is challenging because you can’t just sit and listen; you actually have to think and let your voice be heard.
How have you grown most as a person during your time here?
I have become more confident during my time here. I was very quiet when I first started, and now I am asked if I’m going to audition on Broadway! I have a clearer sense of my future, and I don’t have anything to feel discouraged about.
How do you usually spend your weekends at Cheshire Academy? What's a favorite event you attended?
I watch a lot of chick-flicks with my friends! I also love the Coleman Group series—the discussion we had on Women in the Media last time was really great.
What advice would you give prospective students about coming to CA?
You have to take as many opportunities as you can—or sometimes, just make them for yourself. Here, you can start your own club if you want. Everyone here is enthusiastic about their passions, and other students are excited to participate.