Middle School: St. Brigid
On what makes Cheverus unique: To me, the size of our community is what makes us so special because it allows for close relationships with faculty and fellow students. Cheverus feels like a close-knit community.
Extracurriculars: Soccer, Key Club and Spanish Club
Most memorable Cheverus experience outside of the classroom: During my junior year, I went to Swans Island with Mrs. Rhile and a group of students to research and learn about marine life in Maine. We spent four days doing field work, gathering data, and hiking the island. We enjoyed learning about marine biology through hands-on experience.
Spirituality: Through spiritual retreats such as Kairos, I have been able to reflect upon my beliefs and truly discover my own definition of spirituality. Cheverus does not force religion upon you, but it encourages you to discover your own faith and guides you through the journey.
College: I will attend Holy Cross. I plan to study biology and history.
Middle School: Lyman Moore Middle School
Favorite thing about Cheverus: I love the Cheverus community. Everyone looks out for each other and knows each other. Teachers are there to support you and there is a lot of school spirit.
Sports: Golf, Basketball
Claim to Cheverus fame: Senior Class President. Spanish Club President, Maine State All-Academic Team Basketball, WCSH News 6 “Varsity Club” Inductee, Varsity Basketball Captain
Most memorable Cheverus experience outside of the classroom: I loved the retreats at Cheverus, especially senior year. The retreat experience has been so much fun and I have been able to expand on my spirituality as well as form even more friendships.
Spirituality: The Campus Ministry team at Cheverus is great...both on retreats and in theology classes. Teachers do not try to convert or change your religion or spirituality. They really just help you grow wherever you are.
College: Boston College, I plan on studying Business Management because I have learned during my last two years at Cheverus that I like leading and being in a leadership position.
Hometown: Cape Elizabeth
Previous School: I went to Cape Elizabeth High School before transferring to Cheverus my sophomore year.
Extracurriculars: alpine skiing and lacrosse
On what makes Cheverus unique: I have always felt that people who go to Cheverus make an active choice to attend the school. This gives the community a more tight knit feel that I appreciate. When I transferred from Cape I was nervous, but I felt really welcomed here.
Awards: I have won 6 individual state titles in alpine skiing, and I was named Maine Skier of the Year.
Experience outside the classroom: I love the people I meet and the life lessons I have learned through high school sports. I have learned so much about mental toughness and teamwork through sports and I will value those lessons throughout my life.
Spirituality: Cheverus has given me the tools to unlock a spiritual awareness. Theology classes, Masses, and fulfilling volunteer hours have given me an understanding of what it means to live a spiritual life.
College: I will attend West Point next year. I plan to study environmental engineering because I have always enjoyed math and I have a passion for the environment. I feel very prepared for college thanks to Cheverus.
Middle School: King Middle School
Extracurriculars: soccer, Key Club, golf, wrestling, Recycling Club; I've also volunteered at Ocean Avenue Elementary
On the teachers: My favorite thing about Cheverus is the passion the teachers have for their work. I find their involvement in the student experience to be unparalleled.
The Cheverus Community: The Cheverus community is unique because of the small, inclusive feel which is present on campus. I have never felt uncomfortable at Cheverus, even though everyone is from different parts of the state. The Cheverus community is like a family.
Outside the classroom: My favorite experience outside of the classroom has been Kairos, and other immersion trips to D.C. and beyond. I feel that Cheverus does a great job of facilitating learning outside of the classroom.
Sports: The best part of the sports programs at Cheverus is the fact that you can continually meet new people and build friendships and bonds on and off the field.
College: I am going to attend Northwestern University to study Economics. I feel very prepared for college, especially when it comes to my writing.
Middle School: Saint Brigid
Extracurriculars: volleyball, outdoor track, tennis, and Key Club
Favorite thing about Cheverus: I really love how involved everyone is on campus, and the teachers are all truly committed to making sure students have a great experience - academically and personally.
On what makes Cheverus unique: The Cheverus community is unique because it is small and personal. We all watch out for one another. Everybody truly is a person for others.
Outside the classroom: I was lucky enough to attend an Immersion trip to the Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. This was a life changing experience because it opened my eyes to the struggles of people outside of my community, and it showed me that I have an ability to make a difference.
College: Bowdoin College, I definitely believe Cheverus has prepared me very well for academics in college.
Hometown: Cumberland Foreside
Middle School: Saint Brigid School
Extracurriculars: track, swim, and math teams; President of the Key Club and Spanish Club
Favorite Cheverus Experience: My favorite thing about Cheverus is our retreat program. Kairos, the senior retreat, allows us to connect with our classmates on a deep, personal level, and teaches us to love one another unconditionally. Cheverus has allowed me to foster lifelong friendships.
On the Teachers: Cheverus has a remarkable English department that has given me the guidance to write superb college admissions essays. Ms. Mahar teaches us how to analyze stories below the surface and recognize recurring patterns necessary to understanding the human experience.
College: Princeton University
Middle School: Freeport Middle School
Extracurriculars: soccer, baseball and the Cheverus recycling club that my friends and I founded
On what makes Cheverus unique: Each class in the school has so many different kids from various backgrounds, so you are able to meet new friends that you would not have met if you attended your public high school. Also, having people like Mr. Hagerty and Mr. Briand [Jesuit Novices] around is special because they are there to just help you out if you ever need them.
Favorite thing about Cheverus: My favorite thing about Cheverus are how nice and caring the teachers are.
Spirituality: I was not a religious person at all going into Cheverus...but taking theology has definitely made me view God differently, which I think is a good thing.
College: I will attend Bowdoin College next year. One of my favorite things about Cheverus is how many tools are at your disposal to find the right college for you. I feel prepared not only for the time management side of college, but with organizational and study habits as well.
Middle School: Scarborough Middle School
Sports and Activities: Swim Team, Volleyball Team, Key Club
Claim to Cheverus Fame: Swim Team Captain, Kairos retreat leader, Cheverus Centennial Gala Featured Speaker, SMAA Swimming All-Star Team
Favorite thing about Cheverus: I love the close knit community feel. There is always someone sitting at the lunch tables or in the library that you know and can sit and have a conversation with. We are a community that stands by one another through everything.
Most memorable Cheverus experience outside of the classroom: My favorite Cheverus experience has been the senior retreat called Kairos. It is a very special experience that is indescribable. It brought me closer to my friends, classmates, teachers, God, and myself.
College: Loyola Maryland University, I plan to study either nursing or biology and I feel very prepared for the next four years to come. Cheverus does an excellent job instilling skills like time management and self-discipline that will aid me well next year.
Spirituality: I was raised Catholic and had knowledge and experience of faith coming into Cheverus, but while attending school, through theology classes and campus ministry retreats Cheverus taught me who God is for me and how someone sees God may be different from how I do, but unique to that person.
Middle School: I was homeschooled
Activities and sports: chess team, soccer team, math team, frisbee team, and the debate team. Every single one of my clubs has offered me a unique experience. However, playing soccer for four years has been one of my favorite high school memories. Some of my closest friends are undoubtedly my teammates from that team, and my coach wrote me a recommendation for a scholarship. The soccer team was truly a special group of guys that grew incredibly close over the course of the last few seasons.
Favorite thing about Cheverus: is the Kairos retreat. It was an amazing opportunity to self-reflect and grow closer with many of my classmates. It truly was a life-changing experience that shaped my senior year. I think the Cheverus community is unique in how close knit it becomes before graduation. A large part of this is the Kairos retreat fostering an amazing sense of community. If you are willing to put yourself out there, you can really interact comfortably with any group in your grade.
Most memorable experience outside of the classroom: My favorite experience outside the classroom was traveling to Chicago with the Chess Team for the national tournament. After finishing second three straight years, we finally won the state tournament to qualify. To experience such an amazing tournament as a senior captain before I graduated was incredible.
Spirituality: Through the retreat program, I have learned a lot about myself and seeking God in all areas of my life. I grew up Catholic, but through many of these retreats, I learned the difference between calling yourself Catholic and truly living out Christian and Catholic values.
College: University of Notre Dame, I plan to study some form of statistics and data analysis.
Cheverus claim to fame: A Kairos retreat leader, a National Merit Finalist, national championship qualifier in math team, chess team, and debate team, and an individual state championship in debate.
Middle School: Scarborough Middle School
Sports and Activities: cross country, track, dance, President’s Advisory Council, Key Club, Maine Medical Center Volunteer and President of Ronald McDonald House Teen Ambassadors
Favorite thing about Cheverus: I can be the person I want to be without judgement. I became involved in a variety of activities, sports, and leadership opportunities that I definitely wouldn’t have tried outside of the Cheverus community.
On sports: During my Freshman year, I decided that I wanted to be involved in a sport at Cheverus. Since I had given up all other sports in third grade to focus on competitive dance, my parents did not know how to respond. They explained that it isn’t easy to pick up a sport in high school. I learned that that isn’t the case at Cheverus. I joined track that spring, followed by cross country the next fall, and have continued those sports since. I not only developed my love for running, but more importantly, they developed my love for being a teammate, a positive role model and a leader. I am so thankful for Cheverus and it’s approach to sports; having competitive teams while still allowing inexperienced people to develop and grow is an amazing aspect of Cheverus.
Spirituality: Cheverus has definitely allowed me to grow spiritually. Theology classes, annual retreats, participation in mass, and exposure to the Jesuit culture at Cheverus have all strengthened my beliefs in spirituality and community.
College: I have decided to attend Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT due to their commitment on educating students on the highest level of compassion and quality of care in the nursing profession. I definitely feel that Cheverus has prepared me to succeed academically at the college level. The long hours of homework, high expectations for quality of work, and the excellent feedback from the dedicated teachers at Cheverus have all contributed to my confidence on feeling prepared to attend college.
Middle School: Saint John’s, a small Catholic, K-12 school in Brunswick.
Favorite thing about Cheverus: is unquestionably the community. I have always felt welcomed by my peers and teachers. Cheverus’ character is defined by its students. I believe these students possess the unique ability to recognize others’ struggles and act upon them.
Favorite experience outside the classroom: My senior soccer season - from preseason to final playoff game - will always remain one of my favorite experiences at Cheverus. The team shared a common appreciation for the game and a commitment to excellence rivaled only by our friendship. When I first came to Cheverus, I knew only a handful of individuals. Soccer connected me with students and friends from all around the state, and helped me to overcome some of my own nervousness. My favorite aspect of playing sports (apart from winning games) has to be the friends I’ve made though them.
College: Dartmouth College. I plan on following the Pre-Med track in college. Eventually, I hope to become an ER doctor. From the time I was young, I’ve always considered the medical field, but mentors and peers over the past four years really helped me to evaluate what I love.
Activities and athletics: Cheverus Soccer and Track programs.
Cheverus claim to fame: Honor Roll student, recipient of the Springfield Book Award, member of National Honor Society, a two-time captain of the boys soccer team, senior co-captain of the track team, and Stag Award recipient.
Spirituality: Cheverus supported my spiritual development over the past four years through its unceasing patience and understanding. I understand faith as something inherently personal and valuable - no one else can define your interpretation for you.
Middle School: St. Brigid School
Favorite thing about Cheverus: I value the opportunities given to the students to utilize the leadership skills we have been taught. My senior year, I was a mentor for a freshman homeroom and a small group leader for the freshman retreat. There was an excitement as the seniors prepared for it and a great energy throughout the duration of the retreat.
Activities and athletics: Indoor and Outdoor Track, Cross Country, Key Club. The track team is like a family --we are always there for each other.
Academics at Cheverus: I believe that Cheverus has prepared me to succeed academically at college because of the rigor and the high standards that the students are held to. The teachers are also extremely helpful and understanding.
Spirituality: The 4-year retreat program at Cheverus has helped me to build my relationships with God and my classmates.
College plans: I am deciding between Assumption College, Stonehill College, and the University of Maine. I plan to study Marketing and Marketing Research in college. In the Summer of 2018, I worked at a Market Research company and really found an interest in this field. It allows me to interact with a variety of people.
Cheverus claim to fame: Captain of the track team and I have received the Stag Award for the Girl’s Track and Field Team twice.
Hometown: Cumberland Foreside
Middle School: Greely Middle School
Sports and Activities: Soccer Captain, Recycling Club
Favorite thing about Cheverus: Cheverus offers retreats all throughout the four years. The senior retreat, Kairos, is a powerful experience that I had the chance to attend as well as lead. It was an amazing opportunity for me to get to know classmates that I had never had the chance to really talk to and show others who I truly am.
On what makes Cheverus unique: It’s a pretty small school which has been great to develop close relationships. This was really important in applying for college because I had teachers and staff members who knew me really well and could write genuine and great recommendations.
Sports: Outside of the classroom, my favorite experience at Cheverus has been playing soccer. I’ve made some of my best friends on the team. It’s really great how we come from all different towns and that as a school of about four hundred students, we still compete at the top level.
College: I will attend Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). I’ll play soccer and study Biomedical Engineering. Through Biomedical Engineering, I will have the chance to get a job immediately after my undergrad or continue on to medical school, but regardless, I will be able to work in a research hospital and help people. At Cheverus, I’ve learned to manage my time and study in a way that’s extremely similar to what will be expected in college.
Cheverus claim to fame: National Merit Hispanic Scholar, Kairos Leader, St. Michael’s College Book Award, 2018 Maine Sunday Telegram All-State Soccer Team, Maine Coaches Association-All State Team
Hometown: Wells, Maine
Middle School: Wells Junior High School
Activities and athletics: Track in the winter and spring, team captain; soccer freshman and sophomore year, and volleyball junior and senior year. Math team.
Favorite thing about Cheverus: I like how teachers and classmates understand that school is important, and everyone wants to do their best. The community has been very supportive over my four years.
The Cheverus community: I think the Jesuit community is unique to Cheverus. I hear the terms “magis” “AMDG” and “cura personalis” here and I would not get that anywhere else. Cheverus pushes its students to be persons for others and has so many service opportunities.
Spirituality: The Kairos retreat especially has influenced my spiritual journey. I came in my freshman year thinking that I knew myself and my religion, but I have grown so much as a person and have a deeper understanding after four years of Cheverus retreats and theology classes.
College Plans: the University Of Maine on a full scholarship where I committed to compete in track and field. I plan to major in engineering because I like math and science classes, and I want to solve problems to help people. I will most likely go into civil or environmental engineering. Cheverus has absolutely prepared me to succeed at college. I have learned to manage my time so I can be successful academically and still have time to do other activities. I have all the tools I will need to be ahead my freshman year.
Cheverus claim to fame: Class A State Champion in Outdoor Track Long Jump and Triple Jump, Member of 4x200 Maine State record breaking relay team for indoor track, National Honor Society member, Dartmouth Book Award recipient, MVP, coaches award and Stag award for indoor and outdoor track.
Middle School: Scarborough Middle School
Activities and Sports: wrestling team captain, outdoor track, band, Key Club and I have had writing published in the school “book”, Stag Fiction
Spirituality: My time at Cheverus helped me grow deeper into my own understanding of faith, not only religiously, but also in my view of the world and my understanding of subjects like philosophy and ethics.
Favorite thing about Cheverus: The opportunity to flourish both academically and socially at the same time is my favorite thing about Cheverus. A student can be an athlete, a well read/educated individual and a generally morally good human being.
Favorite experience outside the classroom: Before Cheverus I had never played a team sport, and after I finished my senior season I can’t imagine not having done it. I started wrestling my Freshman year and discovered a whole new attitude towards hard work and staying fit. I got to know some of my best friends through these four years on the long bus rides home after all day meets.
On what makes Cheverus unique: The most unique thing Cheverus has to offer is definitely the retreat experience. All four years as a student I had the chance to get to know my classmates better, and now, as I prepare to leave, I feel as though I was able to be my real self and meet people I had seen for all four years, but never truly known.
College: I applied to ten colleges (shoutout to our college advisor, Ms. Coddaire), and I got in to nine of them, with the list including schools such as Holy Cross, University of Washington and Providence college. I decided to attend Fordham University this fall. I plan to major somewhere in the medical sciences. This has been my passion for a very long time. I feel confident going into college with the skills and education Cheverus has given me.
Honors and awards: Life scout, third degree black belt, District two honors band 2x, SMAA All Academic team senior year for wrestling
Middle School: St. Dominic’s Academy
Activities and athletics: I played field hockey, ice hockey and lacrosse. I also sang the national anthem for sports games, participated in key club, drama club, and the home front club.
Outside the classroom: My favorite experience outside of the classroom was Kairos because it helped me grow personally, spiritually, and gave me the opportunity to grow closer to a diverse group of people. I wouldn’t trade the two experiences I had on kairos for the world. I also loved winning a state title with my hockey team. After we won, we pulled up at Cheverus blasting “We Are The Champions” by Queen with a police escort. That is a night I will never forget!
The Cheverus community: Everyone is close and knows each-other very well. I can start up a conversation with anyone in my class and it feels natural and easy. Cheverus is a supportive community in which students get closer with each year.
Preparation for college: Cheverus has taught me multiple skills on how to manage my time. I also learned how to write at a college level with the help of Mrs. Mahar and feel as if I am prepared for that next step in my life.
College Plans: I will be attending the University of Alabama. As of right now, I want to study news broadcasting. I love talking and doing interviews, so I believe that this would be a very interesting field to dip my toes into and to see what opportunities come from it!
Cheverus claim to fame: MPA Principles award, Bronze English Award, the “Stag Award” for field hockey, the “Most Improved Player Award” in ice hockey, “All Academic Team”, honors junior and senior year, One Acts “Acting Award”, “Senior All Star Team”, and “Miss Maine’s Outstanding Teen 2017”