Recipients of the 2022 Cheshire Education Foundation scholarships were presented their checks at a reception in the Dodd Library.
From left to right: Dr. Barry Feldman, chair of the CEF scholarship committee, Vincent Cai, Dionis Demollari, Edward Chen, Riley Hanover, Joseph Volpe, Olivia Kochol, Victoria Santi, and Anabel Fletcher. Cheshire Schools Superintendent Dr. Jeff Solan is at the right rear.
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Cheshire, CT May 24, 2022
Winners of the college scholarship programs administered by the Cheshire Education Foundation (CEF) were announced at the annual Cheshire High School senior awards ceremony. Fifteen students will share a total of $42,500 to help offset their college costs beginning this fall. There were 165 applicants for the ten CEF scholarship programs.
Twenty teams filled the Masonic Lodge Hall in Cheshire to compete for the title “Smartest of Them All,” and to help raise funds for Cheshire Education Foundation projects and scholarships in our public schools.
From left to right: Jolene Theriault, Lauren Houle, Olivia Jones, and Izzy Dziura. Photo by Eileen Wildermann.
Students in the Food Service class at Cheshire High School are planning to bake a variety of cupcakes to help raise money at the Cheshire Education Foundation’s Trivia Challenge on March 26.
Two Cheshire High School seniors have joined the Cheshire Education Foundation board of directors as this year’s student ambassadors. They are Nadia Bauco and Vincent Cai.
College scholarships administered by the Cheshire Education Foundation (CEF) hit a new high-water mark in 2021 with $43,000 being awarded to 12 Cheshire High School seniors. This year the Balso Foundation Scholarships became the tenth program managed by CEF. “Our Board is honored to have been selected this year as the administrator of the Balso Foundation Scholarship,” said CEF Chairman Derek Gromko. “Balso has been providing financial assistance to CHS seniors since 1971, and we intend to continue this generous tradition for many years to come,” he said.
Science students at Cheshire High School this spring are using a set of 10 new digital microscopes that are opening their eyes to “a whole new universe.” That’s how CHS science chair Julie Barker describes the impact being made by the new equipment, purchased with a $3,000 grant from the Cheshire Education Foundation. “The students love it,” said Barker. “They enjoy the new technology and what they can do with it.”
Twenty-five years ago this month the Cheshire Education Foundation began serving the community by raising private funds to provide enhanced learning opportunities for students in the Cheshire Public Schools. In the years since 1995, the CEF has contributed well over a million dollars for projects and initiatives that would have been beyond the conventional budget resources of the public school system. And the scholarship programs administered by the foundation have helped more than 200 Cheshire High School graduates pay for their college educations.
This Cheshire High School classroom has been equipped with Extended Engagement technology that helps connect remote learners with their teacher and their peers who are in the classroom.
Thirteen Cheshire High School seniors have been selected to receive college scholarships administered by the Cheshire Education Foundation. “The Class of 2020 sadly may be missing out on many of the celebrations that traditionally mark the end of their high school careers, but we want to make sure that outstanding students are recognized and receive the financial assistance that they will need as they head off to college,” said Jane Leukart, CEF chair.