Megan Shea in 1991

Megan Shea

From Sarah Mularz '90
I wanted to make sure I acknowledged Megan Shea, who was so much more to me than just my soccer coach.

Megan was and is a mentor, friend and all around incredible person. Not only did she guide me on the soccer field, leading our team to victory and always telling us (team) what we were capable of, but she coached me in life lessons as well.

When I struggled with my self-esteem—something I think a lot of teenage girls go through, but maybe myself more than others—she was always there to boost it. Both on and off the field she encouraged me to do my best, telling me what I could do and I don't believe she ever doubted me for one second. Still to this day she reminds me of what I'm capable of and encourages me when I'm not sure of myself.

Cushing Academy

39 School Street
Ashburnham, Massachusetts 01430

Cushing Academy

Cushing Academy exists for students and develops curious, creative, and confident learners and leaders. Founded in 1865, Cushing is a co-ed, college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12 and PG. Our students, who come from over 30 states and 30 countries, excel in our outstanding academic, art, and athletic offerings. We welcome you to visit our community and beautiful 162-acre campus in Ashburnham, Mass., just one hour from Boston, to experience all that Cushing has to offer.