The Scholarship Fund of Concord and Carlisle Has a New Named Scholarship
Press release: 11/4/2017
The Scholarship Fund of Concord and Carlisle is pleased to announce that on the occasion of their 55th reunion, the CCHS Class of 1962 has endowed a scholarship fund in honor of their high school principal John F. Donovan. Principal of Concord High School and then Concord-Carlisle High School from 1949 through 1971, John Donovan came to Concord High as vice principal after serving in WWII. He thought of his role as principal as being a teacher of teachers, making sure the school staff had what they needed to serve each and every student. He made it his primary task to serve the well-being of the students as people and learners. Respected and admired by many, he was a constant presence in the life of the school, the students, their parents, and their teachers.
Last month approximately forty classmates and their spouses gathered to celebrate the 55th reunion of the Class of 1962, organized by a committee of ten, led by Elaine (Abbott) Martin. Representing The Scholarship Fund’s Board of Trustees at that gathering, Elaine DiCicco recognized class member Byron Woodman for his work in spearheading the effort to establish the Class of 1962 John F. Donovan Scholarship. In addition, she presented a letter of acknowledgement and appreciation from The Scholarship Fund, to John Donovan’s son Jack, also a member of the class. The letter expressed the appreciation of The Scholarship Fund for the dedication of a named scholarship in Mr. Donovan’s memory, and announced that The Class of 1962 John F. Donovan Scholarship will be awarded annually beginning in the spring of 2018.