THE CCHS CLASS OF 1962 JOHN F. DONOVAN SCHOLARSHIP FUND
The Concord-Carlisle High School Class of 1962 established this scholarship in honor of their principal, John F. Donovan, who was principal of Concord High School and thereafter the Concord-Carlisle High School from 1949-1971, having come to Concord High School as vice principal after serving in World War II. He thought of his role of principal as being the teacher of teachers, making sure the school staff each had what they needed to serve every student. He made it his primary task to serve the well-being of the students as people and as learners. Some of the students referred to him as "Jolly Jack" for his dependable good humor, sympathy, and kindness. John F. Donovan was a constant presence in the life of the school, the students, their parents, and their teachers, among whom he had many friends and admirers.