Hayley Elizabeth Petit

The following stories and essays were lovingly written to share with others Hayley’s very special strengths and characteristics - quiet, determined, fun, gracious and a voracious reader among others.

Hayley. There are people, a few, who make one believe that the world is good, because they have such strength and integrity and beauty of spirit. More…

Contributions to Hayley’s Essence. “The existence precedes essence ” (Sartre) and” the essential is invisible ” (St-Exupery). More…

Hayley. Hayley was a beautiful person all the way around. She was always willing to do anything for others because she cared about everyone around her. More…

Hayley. Intelligent   Intriguing    Inspiring More…

Hayley. Hayley Petit, like the luminary she designed in a pottery class at Miss Porter’s, was an unassuming but powerful human being whose leadership illuminated the world around her from the bright, gentle, but persistent, light that shone from within. More…

A Word about Hayley… I think I always felt a connection to Hayley because she was in the same grade as one of my sons. More…

Hayley. I had known Hayley before she was born.  I met her when her parents came to my childbirth education class.  I subsequently became good friends with the family. More…

Hayley. Hi, Bill, I just wanted you to know that Hayley has been in my thoughts all day. More…

Hayley. I met Hayley during my freshman year at boarding school. More…

Jagged Edges. They sting like tiny needles… More…

In honor of the Hayley’s Cup Regatta. More…


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June 22 - Speakers Inspire Audience at Regional Conference on Necrotizing Enterocolitis
June 16 - Petit Road Race planned for next month
June 15 - Petit Road Race soon to be off and running
June 13 - Petit Family Foundation Golf Tournament Set for Monday June 18
June 13 - Petit Family Foundation honors four area students for volunteer work May 30 - Beardsley Zoo receives $10,000 grant
May 30 - 3 Cares proudly sponsors 7th Annual Plainville Wings & Wheels Fly-in and Car Show
May 27 - Petit urges Cheshire Academy graduates to be kind, hopeful and persevering
May 26 - Cheshire Academy Graduation Kicks Off This Morning
May 22 - Petit Family Foundation and Space Foundation to Host Free Girls STEM Experience in Hartford, Connecticut
May 15 - New outdoor classroom unveiled at Shelton’s Perry Hill School
May 11 - New section of Cheshire trail expected to be completed this fall
May 7 - Photos from the 2018 Hayley Petit Cup Regatta

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Boy's & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center
The Diaper Bank
Domestic Violence Crisis Center
The Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington
Girl Scouts of Connecticut Inc.
Girl's on the Run Greater Hartford
Leadership, Education, & Athletics in Partnerships, Inc.(LEAP)
Madonna Place, Inc.
Mikey's Way Foundation
The Morgan Leary Vaughan Fund, Inc. (Morgan's Fund)
New Britain Youth Museum/New Britain Institute
The Resiliency Center of Newtown