Life as a Hawk

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Senior Class President

Liam Driscoll, Senior Class President

Hometown: Hingham, Mass.

Liam Driscoll has high hopes for his senior year. Get good grades, play hard on the football and lacrosse field and use his role as senior class president to bring about positive change at the school. Ever since he enrolled in Xaverian, Liam has been devoted to being a leader and a role model at the school. He immediately got involved in student council as a freshman, became freshman class president and has been class president ever since.

Liam devotes hours of his time to student council, feeling that if he is going to encourage his classmates to come to events (with increased participation being a primary goal of his) than he needs to be there as well. Liam almost never misses an event.

This year, Liam hopes to improve overall community engagement and participation at school events. He also wants to improve the recycling program and create more incentives and competitions between grades, and is looking into moving things like the student bulletin online.

Liam is committed to play lacrosse at Holy Cross in Fall 2013


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Starting Off On The Right Foot

“Let Xaverian pull you in,” Liam Driscoll, student government president, encouraged the 216 freshmen as he addressed them during the opening of their freshman orientation on Wednesday, September 5. He and 180 junior and senior volunteers came to help guide them through their first hours at Xaverian. Along with their new classmates, the students were lead through their first day by faculty, administrators and campus ministers. They were encouraged to start their time at Xaverian with a positive attitude and strive for their best, ensuring them that this would make their time at Xaverian a success.

Freshman Day of Awareness, held on Thursday, September 6, introduced the Class of 2016 to the Xaverian Christian community.  Through varied activities conducted in a day away from Xaverian at a local parish, the student is welcomed into the community and given the opportunity to interact with his classmates. The day includes experiences of conversation, recreation and prayer.

During the closing ceremony, the Xaverian community gathered and extended their hands in prayer over the freshmen, welcoming them into the community.

Students were also given wristbands with the spiritual values of the Xaverian charism: humility, trust, zeal, compassion and simplicity. Click here to see photos of these two days.


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Hasselbeck a True Teammate

Photo by Jim Brown, US Presswire
Xaverian alumnus and three-time NFL Pro Bowl quarterback Matt Hasselbeck was featured in a recent USA TODAY article about his ability to be a mentor on and off the field. When Jake Locker was named the starting quarterback of the Tennessee Titans, Hasselbeck immediately took the 24 year old under his wing.
Locker thanked Hasselbeck for his guidance during an interview last week, prompting former mentee and current ESPN commentator Trent Dilfer to recall when Matt Hasselbeck played a key role in his life.

 “I know what kind of man Matthew Hasselbeck is,” said Dilfer. “There’s a lot more to learn, and Matthew Hasselbeck can teach Jake Locker things that transcend football that will change his life for the better. “The man has such a soul, such a heart … (he) truly is one of the greatest people in the NFL.” And that’s not just Dilfer heaping praise on a buddy. This is heartfelt love from a man who lost his 5-year-old son, Trevin, to heart disease in 2003 when Dilfer and Hasselbeck were teammates… Read the full USA TODAY article here


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Summer Baseball Clinic

 

Campers at last week’s  Xaverian summer baseball clinic listened intently to two-time D1 State Champion Coach Gerry Lambert. 

Campers honed their fielding skills on the Xaverian fieldturf.

Campers also practiced situational baseball during scrimmages. Xaverian Head Junior Varsity Coach Jon Kelly looks on during an at-bat.

For more photos, visit the Xaverian Flickr page.


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Xaverian Leadership Institute Underway

Mr. Lewis delivers a talk to more than 130 seniors during day one of the Xaverian Leadership Institute (XLI). In its 36th year, XLI is a week-long retreat designed to challenge the senior class to “answer the call” and serve others as they discover their God given gifts and talents. To read more Campus Ministry news click here.