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Currently Accepting Nominations for 2018 Magis Awards


Cheverus High School stands for much more than academic achievement, athletics and extracurricular activities. Cheverus follows the Jesuit tradition which calls for the pursuit of excellence for the purpose of more fully becoming a “person for and with others.” When Jesuits and those familiar with Ignatian tradition identify this pursuit of excellence, they use the word magis, a Latin word meaning “more.” The choice of this word is to dramatize the Ignatian ideal that one can always do more to serve others and God.

Every other year, Cheverus recognizes those in its community who live according to the imperative represented by the word magis. The Magis Award honors those who have achieved excellence as “people for and with others.” Award winners may be priests, teachers, volunteers with the sick or poor or might have spent their entire lives with the needy in a foreign country. They might be counselors, nurses, or doctors, or they might also be business owners who recognize the dignity of their employees, lawyers who defend the powerless, or philanthropists who give their fortunes to the needy and helpless. Regardless of what careers they have chosen, their lives must demonstrate that they have acted as “people for and with others” at the highest level.

We invite all members of the Cheverus community to participate in the nomination process. The nominee must be affiliated with Cheverus either as a graduate, a current or former staff member, or a former member of the Board of Trustees. There are three ways to submit a nomination:

  1. Nominate an individual online
  2. Scan and email this completed form to 
  3. Print and mail this completed form to: 
    Office of Institutional Advancement
    Attn: John Harvey
    Cheverus High School
    267 Ocean Avenue
    Portland, ME 04103

Nomination forms must be submitted or postmarked no later than December 15, 2017.  Thank you for participating in this special Cheverus tradition!


Magis Award Honoress


  • Dr. Leo J. McDermott, Class of 1925
  • Dr. Stanley R. Liberty, Class of 1961
  • James A Ward, Class of 1963
  • Mary T. Honan, Former Board of Trustees
  • Mark D. LaPointe, Class of 1959
  • Maj. Charles J. Loring*, Class of 1937
  • Kevin J. Haley, Class of 1987
  • John M. Kerry, Class of 1982
  • John E. Marston, Class of 1965
  • Dr. Patrick H. Rombalski, Class of 1982
  • Stephen D. Goudey*, Class of 1970 
  • Earle E. Hannigan, Class of 1953
  • Daniel J. Honan, Class of 1978
  • Arthur B. Ledue, Class of 1950
  • Timothy E. Burton, Class of 1977
  • Richard M. Charette, Class of 1965
  • Francis E. Myatt, Class of 1953
  • Robert S. Nanovic, Board of Trustees 
  • John J. O’Leary*, Class of 1965
  • Kevin W. Concannon, Class of 1959
  • Joseph F. Boulos, Class of 1964
  • Stephen A. Barber, Class of 1973
  • Mary E. Campbell, Teacher
  • Anthony “Pat” Carey, Class of 1966
  • Steve Jerome, Class of 1967
  • Edward Leo Manning, Class of 1941
  • Michael J. Tarpinian, Class of 1969


* deceased

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