Announcing the 2024 Hall of Athletic Honor Inductees

Every other year, Church Farm School recognizes the best in athletics and its values – sportsmanship, teamwork, and excellence - through the Hall of Athletic Honor. This year, three individuals have been selected for this honor after reviewing the nominations: Micheal Eric '07, Jason Kittlesen '91 and the late Richard Lunardi. These individuals and their families will be honored at the Alumni Reunion Dinner on May 11.

Micheal Eric ’07 moved to the United States for high school. Having no competitive basketball experience, Coach Marc Turner mentored Mike leading to his standout performance in the sport his junior and senior years at Church Farm School. He led the basketball team to the KSAC championship and was named first-team all-league and all-area both years. After his time at Church Farm School, Mike continued to play basketball for Temple University. He has played in both the NBA Summer League and the NBA G-League.  He has contributed as a player to many international leagues including Greece, Italy, Spain, Turkey and Russia. Currently, he is playing in the Korean Basketball League as a center.

Jason “Kitt" Kittlesen was an athlete who excelled in the many sports he participated in at Church Farm School. In particular, he had a standout senior year in wrestling. He went into the KSAC Championships with only one loss. He was a dynamic leader, having a large role in securing the league title as well that year. After his time at CFS, he used the leadership skills he honed and applied it to his job.  He enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving over 20 years and reaching the rank of major.  Currently transitioning, he plans to work in the education field with veterans, their families and the future service members of our nation.

Richard Lunardi spent 31 years at Church Farm School starting in 1981 as the guidance counselor. His role with the school changed many times over his 20 years of service. He spent time employed at the school as Director of Admissions, teacher, counselor and administrator.  Richard was also the head coach of the cross-country and lower school basketball teams before assisting at all levels of the CFS baseball teams for over 10 years. When not cheering on the Griffins at both home and away games, he could be found running the scorer’s table for basketball and wrestling. After a yearlong battle with pancreatic cancer, Richard passed away on November 5, 2013, having made a positive impact in the lives of countless students.

Register for Alumni Weekend to see their inductions here. 
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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.