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Meet Karl!

Karl in his longer-hair days!

Name: Karl 

Age: 17

Grade: 12

Hometown: Durham, CT

Dream job: Anything people-oriented in a beautiful place with a wife and kids.

How did you hear about Cheshire Academy?

My mother recommended it to me.

What are some of your extracurricular activities?

Peer counselor, tour guide, soccer

What class or extracurricular activity has meant the most to you?

Being a peer counselor—I was surprised at how many people wanted to talk to me, and that I could help them in return.

There has been so much during my six years at Cheshire Academy…I love the IB program because it makes you stretch yourself so much. All the classes are really challenging, because we deal with sophisticated subjects and political issues, so we debate in class. We discuss the media, people, language…

What are a few words you would use to describe Cheshire Academy?

Exciting, a safe community, sincere. Everyone is real here.

What are the people like at Cheshire Academy? Students? Faculty?

The faculty here wants to help you—they make sure that you don’t fail. The students are all friendly and work together to achieve the same goal. Everyone gets involved.

How would you describe your classes?

The courses here are challenging. You have to work at them—it’s not easy, but turns out well in the long run.

How have you grown most as a person during your time here?

I have become more serious academically. I was pretty quiet when I first came to Cheshire Academy—but now I’m more outgoing. I want to talk to people. Here, if you want to talk to your teachers, you talk to them. You have a voice.

How do you usually spend your weekends at Cheshire Academy? What is a favorite event you attended?

I play a lot of soccer and also like to snowboard every day after school with the afternoon program during the winter. I also enjoy just hanging out with my friends playing video games.

What is one of your favorite memories from CA so far?

There have been so many great field trips. I also enjoyed the Freshman Bonding days, and the ropes courses and zip line in the back fields.

What has surprised you most about being a student at CA?

How nice and outgoing the students are. I was always so shy, but people would just come up to me and talk.

What advice would you give prospective students about coming to CA?

Just go for it. There aren’t many students who ever regret coming to Cheshire Academy—I don’t know anyone who has ever thought that. Everyone has a great experience here.

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