The third annual Cheshire Trivia Challenge hosted a record 28 teams of four and raised over $2,000 for the scholarships and programs of the Cheshire Education Foundation. Thanks to everyone who made this possible with their support. CEF board member Dennis Deninger was the “quizmaster.”
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The Cheshire Education Board of Directors unanimously elected Derek Gromko as vice-chair at its November meeting. Gromko has been a member of the board for three years, and is the owner of the Gromko Insurance Agency in Cheshire.
CEF board chair Jane Leukart congratulated Gromko saying, “Derek’s enthusiasm and dedication to the Cheshire Education Foundation and to the students of the Cheshire Public Schools are apparent in all he does. The future of the foundation is in good hands with Derek as our vice chair.”
Two Cheshire High School students are joining the board of the Cheshire Education Foundation as ambassadors from the Cheshire public schools. Lucy Helene, a junior and RJ Streater, a senior, will participate in their first CEF board meeting in October. Lucy and RJ will help connect the charitable foundation board with the student population in Cheshire Public Schools.
The winners of the 2019 Cheshire Education Foundation scholarships were honored at a reception on June 5th. They are from left to right: Jackson Telese, Alyssa Misiewicz, Berkley Fang, Sydney Wang, Mark Dellostritto, Calista Lonardelli,, Rosie Marquez, Peter Levens and Kaitlyn Loura. Emily Williams, Jade Barnes and James Ilnicki were not available for the photo. Congratulations to all!
Winners of the 12 scholarships administered by the Cheshire Education Foundation were announced at the Cheshire High School awards night ceremony May 21. The scholarship recipients and their parents will be honored by the foundation’s board of directors at a reception June 5th in the Dodd Library.
“The mission of the Cheshire Education Foundation is to enhance the educational experience of students in Cheshire public schools,” said Jane Leukart, CEF chair. “Helping a group of graduating seniors each year to continue their educations is one of the most important things we do.”
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.
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.