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Cheryl (Lesieur) Applestein '73 lives in Salem, NH and has a 13 year old daugher.  She lives right down the street from Miss Wefers, and gets to hear lots of news about St. Chris!  She and her husband will celebrate 20 year of marriage next year.  Cheryl has warm memories of wonderful, caring teachers at St. Chris, such as Mrs. Gott and Sister Sheila.  Cheryl maintains that she won the 8th grade spelling bee thanks to all the prep work by Sister Sheila!  Although she may not have liked wearing the uniform when she attended school, Cheryl appreciates its value now as a way to keep students from judging one another. 


Brandon Pierotti '05 is a sophomore at Cornell University in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.  Several years ago for his Eagle Scout Project, Brandon completed the landscaping around our new playground, creating a beautiful garden to surround the playspace.  Brandon credits this project as one of the reasons he decided to major in landscape architecture.  He also keeps busy participating in the Catholic community at Cornell, and hopes to secure a natural areas internship this summer.  Brandon was a decorated graduate of the Bishop Guertin High School Class of 2011. 


Tara Levesque-Vogel '85 is a dentist in Nashua and has two boys who currently attend St. Chris.  Her favorite memory is hot dog day on Fridays!


Tim Cassidy '86 is a television news reporter for a 24 hour cable station and lives in New York City.  Tim recalls that during parent-teacher nights at St. Chris, his teachers would tell his parents that although they love Tim -- he never shuts up!  Tim considers that he has put all that talking to good use delivering news in NYC.  Tim's great teachers include Miss Wefers, Mrs. Keim, Mrs. Neverett, Miss Dirubo, and Mrs. Ternan. 


Alyssa Bitsack '00 is currently attending graduate school to obtain her master's degree in elementary education.  She hopes one day to teach third or fourth grade.  Alyssa remembers that every Friday Sister Ann used to let one student take home the classroom teddy bear.  She also remembers being really excited for the snack cart to come by her classroom and having lots of fun playing "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" in Miss Wefers's class!


Christian Avard '85 is presently a staff writer for the Rutland Herald, Vermont's second largest (and Pulitzer Prize-winning) daily newspaper.  He covers Windsor County for the Herald's Southern Vermont Bureau.  This includes the towns of Chester, Ludlow, Woodstock, Springfield, Hartford, and more.  Christian lives with his family in Dummerston, VT.  He and his wife Wendy Baxter have two sons, Forrester (8) and Hayden (5), one dog, and two cats.  Christian's favorite year at St. Chris was 6th grade.  He loved skiing at Pat's Peak on Monday nights and traveling to Quebec City in the spring.  They were happy years!


Michael Farina-Connors '95 still lives in Nashua and considers himself a "life-er!"  He reports that he has been married to his best friend Brian for the past five years.  Both are nurses assistants and enjoy their jobs helping the elderly and the sick.  Michael loves his position as the Activities Assistant at Langdon Place of Nashua, an assisted living facility.  He misses the good old days of St. Chris and cherishes those memories from his happy childhood with is grandparents.  He keeps in touch with his friend and former teacher Miss Mary Lou Wefers, whom he calls "one of Nashua's finest teachers."  (We think so too!)   Michael especially remembers the fantastic Nature's Classroom trip in 6th grade. 


Brian Morelli '90 is an editor of a news website called Patch.com.  He lives in Iowa City with his wife and two children, Ollie (12) and Autumn (9).  Brian played the coveted role of Joseph in the 6th grade Nativity play and remembers enjoying four-square at recess.  Brian might be interested to know that, in addition to a having a fairly new playground, St. Chris also has two four square courts painted on the recess parking lot.  Still a popular activity!

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