A beautiful stone bench overlooking Chellis Pond and the athletic fields was recently constructed in loving memory of Janie Chase Cozzi '19, forever a member of this year’s senior class.
Over the past 3 years, the generosity of dozens of donors to the Janie Chase Cozzi ’19 Memorial Fund made the construction of this bench possible, its purpose being to provide a space for our community members to contemplate, reflect, remember Janie, and celebrate their KUA experience. The Janie Chase Cozzi ’19 Memorial Fund now sits in KUA’s endowment. Additional donations and draws from this fund will be used to support leadership opportunities for female students at KUA.
The KUA community has continued to honor Janie in many ways, one of the most poignant of which is through Play for Janie soccer games. These games are a way for KUA students and faculty to come together in remembrance. The Girls Varsity Soccer team played one of these games on Friday, October 26, against New Hampton School. To commemorate Janie’s jersey number, the game was paused at the 19-minute mark, when KUA team captains presented flowers and game balls signed by the team to Janie’s mother Erin P '19, '22, and brothers Ollie '22 and Ryder. The team finished the game victoriously, with a 3-1 win.
A formal dedication of the bench constructed in memory of Janie will take place in the spring, prior to the class of 2019 commencement.
Founded in 1813, Kimball Union Academy is one of the oldest private boarding high schools in New Hampshire and the country. KUA blends the best of the New England boarding tradition with an innovative, modern educational program for a diverse group of day and boarding students from across the country and around the world. Located in Meriden, New Hampshire in the heart of the Upper Valley, Kimball Union is minutes from Dartmouth College and has direct access to Boston and New York.