CJ Mezzatesta in Gardiner Theater at Trinity-Pawling School

Dear Headmaster Taylor,

I am in receipt of your email from earlier today regarding the remainder of the spring semester, and my time at Trinity-Pawling. I know that this was a very difficult decision to make. However, I am writing to let you know how much I appreciate your leadership during these very difficult and unprecedented times.

I am very disappointed to miss out on so many of the things that I was really looking forward to in the next few months. I will miss my professors and completing my coursework in the collaborative classrooms at Trinity-Pawling. I will miss jamming with Mr. Kelsey and my bandmates in the music room, and dedicating long hours to rehearsals for the Rock Concert — which is always a highlight of the year for me. I will miss the Baking Club, our spring Relay For Life event, and so many of the other clubs that I participated in on campus. I will miss giving campus tours to prospective students, representing Trinity-Pawling as an Alumni Ambassador, and the great connection that I have had with my advisor, Mr. Lockwood ’10, who has helped me navigate my four years at Trinity-Pawling. I will also miss completing my four-year career as a member of Trinity-Pawling’s varsity lacrosse team. I was really hoping to finish that out on a positive note.

As you said in your email, there is a tremendous sense of community and brotherhood on the Trinity-Pawling campus which I will really miss. With that being said, I respect your decision and I appreciate your leadership and care of our Trinity-Pawling community. I hope to celebrate with you and my brothers at some point in the future and to have the opportunity to say goodbye to so many people who have greatly impacted my life.

Roll Pride for Life,

CJ Mezzatesta ’20