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Voices of Westy: Kyle Eckerson
By Trent Jones ’25
Kyle Eckerson may not have attended Westminster, but he is just as entrenched in school spirit as anyone else. Early in life, Kyle was adopted by Todd and Mary Eckerson. Although Kyle never attended Westminster as a student, he was always familiar with the school since he grew up on campus.
Kyle attended Simsbury High—in close proximity to Westminster—and thrived on the lacrosse field. The Simsbury lacrosse team played both public and private schools, and, ultimately, cracked the top 20 in the state during the 2010 season.
Since graduating, Kyle has gone on to play a pivotal role, not just on the Westminster campus, but also as a mentor and a coach for 2-Way Lacrosse, a Connecticut-based lacrosse club, boasting teams for all ages starting with first graders through high school seniors.
Kyle’s commitment to Westminster cannot be overlooked. Starting in the kitchen, he soon transferred over to Maintenance where he enjoys his work and embraces the ability to learn on the job. Kyle was raised on the Hill and remains there today, full of gratitude.
One story that showcases Kyle’s connection to Westminster occurred during his senior year of high school, when he was diagnosed with cancer. In response to the unfortunate news, the Westminster community helped lift-up one of their own. A Westminster student organized a T-Shirt fundraiser—community members walked around campus wearing customized shirts with Kyle’s jersey number on the back and the word “Positivity” on the front. The outpouring of support from Westminster helped Kyle, eventually, make a full recovery.
Kyle leaves us all with some strong words that summarize what the Westminster community symbolizes to him: “Through good times and bad times everyone’s here for you.”
Thank you, Kyle, for all you do and have done for Westminster School.
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