The Cheshire Education Foundation is planning its second “Trivia Challenge” fundraiser Saturday night March 16th at the Parks and Recreation Center on South Main St. Last year’s inaugural Cheshire Trivia Challenge helped the foundation raise more than $2,000 to help support programs and scholarships for Cheshire public school students.
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Fifteen graduating seniors from the Cheshire High School class of 2018 will share $32,000 in scholarships administered by the Cheshire Education Foundation. The winners were announced May 15th at the Cheshire High School Awards Convocation. The students and their families will be honored at a reception in June at the Dodd Middle School library.
he board of the Cheshire Education Foundation has a new student ambassador from the Cheshire public schools. Ananya Gulati, a junior at Cheshire High School, has started attending the CEF monthly board meetings to help connect the charitable foundation with the student population.
“I like being involved,” said Ananya. “I like learning about how much goes on behind the scenes in the work that the education foundation does with scholarships and other programs.”
So many teams have signed up for the first annual “Cheshire Trivia Challenge,” that the event scheduled for Saturday night March 3rd at the Cheshire Parks and Recreation Center has sold out. Twenty-five teams of four people each will match wits to win prizes, while helping the Cheshire Education Foundation raise money that will fund scholarships and learning enhancements for students in the Cheshire Public Schools.
The 2017 CEF scholarship winners pictured are from left, Hayley Bobok, Spencer Kinyon, Colleen Carroll, Mateen Karimi, Benjamin Rand, Ryan Novia, Brendan Hogan, Kaitlyn D'Andrea, Christina Middendorf, and Roger Chen.
Photo Credit: Ken Howland, Howland Photography
The Cheshire Education Foundation is reaching out via social media to help generate support for the fifth annual Give Local campaign April 25 and 26. The CEF is one of nine Cheshire non-profit organizations that are registered for the “give-a-thon.”
For the first time in its 22-year history, the Cheshire Education Foundation has a student ambassador from the Cheshire Public Schools. Shivani Padhi, a junior at Cheshire High School, attended her first CEF meeting last week.
“We are excited to have Shivani serve as our first student ambassador,” said Jane Leukart, chair of the Cheshire Education Foundation. “Having her meet with us regularly will help connect our foundation board directly with the Cheshire student population.”
The Cheshire Education Foundation will provide $20,000 in 2017 to fund a variety of student development and learning opportunities that would not be possible through conventional funding. The CEF board is encouraging teachers in the Cheshire Public Schools to apply for new “mini-grants” through the office of Superintendent Jeff Solan.
“We want 2017 to be the year of the mini-grant,” said CEF board chair Jane Leukart. “Our foundation wants to support enhancements to the educational experience of our children that require resources beyond what is included in the school budget.”