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Remembering Adam and Kristin

— by on November 19th, 2010

 

A group of alumni and friends gathered at the Hotchkiss Alumni House earlier this month to honor two of their classmates, Adam Burchett ’02 and Kristin Shelton ’04, who died in a tragic automobile accident a decade ago.

The accident inspired a student-led initiative that created the Traveller Safe Ride Program. Those who returned for the Nov. 13 event made a $5,500 donation to that program in honor and memory of Adam and Kristin.

More than 80 donors from the classes of 2000 through 2005 contributed to the fund. Those who attended (and are pictured above): Thomas, Cindy, Chase and Mary Burchett (Adam’s parents, brother and sister); Charles and Judith Shelton (Kristin’s parents); David (’02) & Kristen French; Evan James ’02; Clayton Kennedy ’02; Baxter Lee ’02; Jimmy Miller ’02; Blair Newman ’02; Tom Radcliff ’02; Louis (’02) and Jessie Sterchi; David Thornhill ’02; Damian (’03) and Emily Horan (’04); Richard (’03) & Jessica Morse; Stacey Gearhart ’03; Serena Carr Debergh ’04; Kelly McFarlane ’04; Tyler Tokarczyk ’12, Traveller Steering Committee; Richard Saum ’11, Traveller Steering Committee; and Jarrett Brotzman ’11, Traveller Steering Committee.