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Holiday Fair, Dec. 6, Looking for Vendors

October 29, 2016
By Jane Glass

Have you taken the Ignatian Carbon Challenge?  November's these is sharing -- see the November challenges. (Don't forget to track your October challenges). 

One-Stop Christmas Shopping: Holiday Fair Joins Tree Sale

The Boys Hockey Boosters will host a Cheverus Holiday Fair in the cafeteria on Saturday, December 3 from 9:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. coinciding the the annual Christmas Tree & Wreath sale by the Foreign Language clubs.  [Note: the tree & wreath sale will extend to Sunday, December 4],

Vendors: Register by Nov. 18

The hockey boosters are currently seeking vendors to sell crafts or offer activities (for example, a table where children can decorate an ornament to offer as a gift -- please note: Cheverus Drama has already reserved face-painting.)

Cost is $25/per six-foot space for outside vendors; there is no cost for Cheverus clubs or activities to reserve a table.  Please download the Vendor reservation form or the Cheverus Club reservation form. Completed forms and payment must be received by November 18. Contact Mary Cahill ( with any questions. 

If you know anyone who is “crafty” and sells items at holiday fairs, please direct them to Mary Cahill.

The Holiday Fair will raise funds for the boys hockey team to travel to Chicago to participate in a tournament for Jesuit schools.

Yearbook Reminders:  Parent ads are due by December 16.  Download the flyer for sizes and prices.


Congratulations, Mr. Dawson! The National Football Foundation recognizes Jack Dawson '52 with the Chapter Leadership Award .  Read the full story here

The week ahead: 

Monday, October 31:

Tuesday, November 1:
All Saints Day Mass
9:10 a.m., Keegan Gym

Grandparents Day

(see below to register)

1st Quarter Grades Due
8:00 a.m.

Friday, November 4
Powder Puff Football Game
3:00 p.m., Upper Field

sponsored by Student Government

Inside Cheverus

Following Open House, Admissions is inviting prospective students and their parents Inside Cheverus.

Families will tour Cheverus during a regular school day, visiting classes to observe the Cheverus education and meeting the Cheverus community.

If you know a student interested in Cheverus, please encourage him or her to sign up for an Inside Cheverus visit. Learn more here.

Jack Dawson Recognized by National Football Foundation

October 29, 2016
By Bethany Hanley

The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) has recognized Jack Dawson '52 as one of the five recipients of the 2016 Chapter Leadership Awards.  Mr. Dawson

The NFF described Mr. Dawson contributions to football in Maine:

For more than 50 years, Jack Dawson has been devoted to the advancement of the game of football in Maine.

After graduating from Cheverus, Dawson received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Boston College while playing football under College Football Hall of Fame player-turned-coach Mike Holovak. He served as the head football coach at Cheverus and Westbrook high schools for 20 years and later as an ECAC official for 10. His book, Football’s Backbone Defense, received national attention for its scheme to stop the wishbone offense.

A founding member of the NFF State of Maine Chapter in 1988, Dawson has served as the emcee for the chapter’s awards dinner for 29 years, and he is a member of the chapter committee. Dawson has been the chair and emcee of the Fitzpatrick Trophy Dinner for 45 years. For his service, he received the chapter’s Distinguished American Award in 2007. (read the full profile here).

Mr. Dawson will be honored during the NFF’s Chapter Awards Luncheon, presented by Under Armour, on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.

The Chapter Leadership Awards, recognize five individuals, one from each region of the country, for their commitment, generosity and leadership at the local level in fulfilling the NFF’s mission of Building Leaders Through Football.

Congratulations to Mr. Dawson!

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