Alumni Weekend

Alumni Weekend 2022

Thank you to everyone who joined us for Alumni Weekend 2022! Resources from the event are below! 
Hall of Athletic Honor 2022
David Cashmere ’83
David was an extremely well-rounded athlete for Church Farm School. He participated at the varsity level in both soccer and wrestling from 1979 through 1982; serving as captain for both sports his junior and senior year. David was the wrestling MVP in 1979, 1980 and 1982, and was part of two KSAC regular season championship wrestling teams in 1982 and 1983. He was also recognized for all league soccer honors in 1980, 1981 and 1982. He received the Robert Taylor Trophy, given to a wrestler voted most valuable on and off the mat, in 1980. David participated in Student Council for three years and served on several other committees. He was the recipient of the school’s Michael Wallington Class of 1960 Award for Sportsmanship and the Earl Wilkins Award for Service, as well as the Union League’s Good Citizenship Award.
Roger Weissinger ’83
Roger was an all-around athlete who competed successfully in wrestling, soccer, track and cross country. He went on to earn five varsity letters in wrestling from 1979 through 1983. He was the Most Valuable Wrestler in 1982 and 1983, was part of two KSAC regular season championship wrestling teams both of those years and was elected to the KSAC All-League Wrestling Team for the 82/83 season. Roger served as a team co-captain for wrestling and soccer in 1982 and 1983. Roger also excelled on the soccer field and at track, earning varsity letters for both sports in 1982 and 1983. Roger was recognized for the most improved track athlete in 1982 and was part of the KSAC Track Championship teams in 1982 and 1983. He also earned varsity cross country status in 1978 as a freshman, and the school’s Mr. and Mrs. Lardner Howell Memorial Award for Greatest Improvement.
Newt Disney Service Award 2022

David Zimmerman’s term as President of the CFS Alumni Association is nearing its end, and we are pleased to announce that he will be honored as the recipient of the 2022 Newt Disney Service Award during our Alumni Reunion Dinner on May 14.
The Newt Disney Service award recognizes service both to Church Farm School and the larger community, and David is a shining example of such service. In fact, it was under his leadership that the award was first established. His passion for the school is evident, and his willingness to pay it forward to today’s Griffins is extraordinary. Whether rallying alumni to support the school’s most critical fundraising needs, including our most recent Capital Campaign; to attend events both large and small at CFS; or finding ways to connect alumni with today’s students; David is always putting the school first. This is in large part due to the gratitude he feels to the school for transforming his life; he graduated in 1988. “I was a freshman sort of flailing at St. Joe’s Prep in Overbrook when my mom encouraged me to look at Church Farm School. I went for a visit, and by breakfast, I knew it was the place for me. The school provided me with the right conditions to thrive and discover who I was as an individual. Along the way, I discovered amazing mentors and made some lifelong brothers.”  
In addition to his work with Church Farm School, David serves on the Board of Directors for the United Way of Chester County as a Community Impact Council Co-Chair. We are grateful to David for working so diligently over the past 12 years on behalf of the Alumni Association and the school.
The Church Farm School is an independent boarding and day school for boys in grades 9-12 located in Exton, PA. Founded in 1918 to provide an excellent education to young men from limited means, Church Farm School now serves boys from a range of socio-economic circumstances who are seeking an extraordinary educational opportunity. The school offers a challenging college preparatory curriculum and an exceptional level of personal attention, with class sizes averaging between just 7 and 12 students.