Highlander Basketball's four-year veteran, Jerry Cheng, was honored at his final home game played Saturday, Feb. 17 against Suffield. The entire Boys Varsity Hockey Team and several of Cheng's classmates were in attendance. The Gunnery played very well against a tough oponent, improving their play intentionally throughout the course of a fast-paced, physical game. Teamwork, communication, and movement on offense were key. Mathes Payne led The Gunnery scoreboard with 8 points, while Erik Gufstafon and John Meyer each put up a three. In a somewhat ignominious ending, Cheng fouled out, but commented that it was just one more experience he was able to have before his career was over.
Founded in 1850 by abolitionist, educator, and outdoorsman Frederick Gunn, The Gunnery is a coeducational college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 9 through 12/post-graduate. Dedicated teacher-mentor-coaches challenge students to reach their full potential in a home-like setting where character and citizenship are valued as much as intellect and achievement. Individualized attention and high expectations help young learners develop not only the skills and confidence they will need in college, but also the moral compass and love of learning that will serve them well in life. The school attracts ambitious, academically curious students who will both shine as unique individuals and thrive as contributing members of a deeply connected community. By the time they graduate, Gunnery students have become well rounded, grounded young adults with a sharpened sense of who they are and who they want to become.