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Funds raised are used in support of the First Tee of Massachusetts programs as well as to fund endowed scholarships in James’s name at St. Sebastian’s School and within the Francis Ouimet Fund. Both these scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate a commitment to and love for the game of golf, or who exhibit kindness, sensitivity, good cheer and an enduring passion – the qualities James possessed.

The Francis Ouimet Fund

Scholarship Recipients

Michael Plansky

2015-2016 Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund Recipient

This year’s recipient is Michael B. Plansky, a freshman at Bentley University majoring in Business who performed his golf service at Kernwood Country Club. Michael is on the golf team at Bentley after being a All-Northeastern Conference first team golfer in high school. Michael was also a DECA international champion and volunteers at a local soup kitchen. Before college, Michael had a job as a personal assistant for his brother who has cerebral palsy. Michael caddied at Kernwood for 6 years and his recommendations all state that he has great character, humility and motivation.

Nick Carter

2015-2016 Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund Recipient

The 2015-2016 Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund Recipient is Nick Carter, a sophomore at St. Anselm College where he majors in Finance and is an honor roll student. Nick plans to pursue a career in finance or accounting when he graduates in 2018. Nick is a member of the St. Anselm golf team and played four years of both golf and basketball at Oliver Ames High School in Boston. While in high school, he was named a Hockamack All-Star as a junior and a senior.

Nick volunteers for Relay for Life in his spare time and completed his golf service at Thorny Lea Golf Club for one year before completing four years in the pro-shop at Pine Oaks Golf Course. Nick is well-spoken, has a great knowledge of Francis Ouimet, and presents with love and passion for the game of golf.

Connor McDonagh-Poh

2014-2015 Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund Recipient

The 2014-2015 Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund Recipient is Connor McDonagh-Poh, a senior at Salem State University majoring in Sport Management with a minor in Economics. He maintains a 3.5 cumulative GPA and is a member of the Economics Club and Phi Epsilon Kappa Honor Society.

Connor performed his golf service at Holden Hills Country Club in Jefferson, MA where he worked as a caddie and in outside operations. He originally took his golf talents all the way to University of South Dakota before transferring closer to home. Connor currently competes for the Salem State University Golf Team.

Connor is pictured above with Ouimet past president, and Wollaston Golf Club member, Terry Kennedy.

James E. Mattes

2013-2014 Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund Recipient

The 2013-2014 recipient of the Francis Ouimet Scholarship is James E. Mattes of Duxbury, a freshman at Bucknell University majoring in Mathematics. James performed his service to golf at Sankaty Head Golf Club, where he caddied for three years and Duxbury Yacht Club, where he worked in the cart barn for 1 year. James is a very good student and a member of the National Honor Society. A well-rounded young man, he was also once invited to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City with his school’s chamber singers’ group.

Apart from his school activities, he is very involved in his community and has participated in his church’s service trips to New Orleans to rebuild homes destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. In addition to all of these initiatives, James is an excellent golfer. His team, the Duxbury High School Ducks won the State Championship and James was awarded the Individual Sportsmanship Award. He also won the Men’s Club Championship at Duxbury Yacht Club.

Patrick O’Leary

2012-2013 Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund Recipient

The Ouimet Scholarship Fund’s recipient of the inaugural James McDonough Scholarship is Patrick O’Leary of Milton.Patrick is a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania majoring in Economics and plays on the varsity golf team. Patrick did his service to golf at Harmon Golf Club where he worked in the pro shop for one year and Wollaston Golf Club where he worked as a caddie for four years. Patrick had a great high school and junior golf record and was a very fine player at Wollaston.

St. Sebastian’s School Award Recipients

James P.B. McDonough Award Recipient

Billy McNamara

2017 James P.B. McDonough Award Recipient

Billy is a consistent honor roll student and a member of the National Honor Society.  He is a very hardworking student and strives to be the best that he can be.  He is one of the more dedicated students and he always wants to do well.

In 2015 Billy participated in a Vocal ID Speech Donor program, enabling the creation of personal vocal identities to support millions worldwide.  As a freshman, Billy was a member of the football team and lacrosse team.  He has also participated in SAAD.

Billy started golfing seriously in 2014.  In 2015 he was invited to join the Junior Select Program (JSP) at Nashawtuc C.C. in Concord for ages 12-17 (member at Nashawtuc 2015, 2016, 2017).  In the fall of 2016, Billy played in the Junior Club Championship at Winchester C.C. and was also invited to play in the Junior Ryder Cup Event.  Currently, Billy plays on (3) Junior Golf Tours:  Future Collegians World Tour (FCWT), Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT) which is associated with the AJGA, and The American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) which utilizes a Performance Based Entry process.  This enables (12) 18 year old members to earn their way into AJGA Open Tournaments based on performances at the national, regional and state levels.  He was also a member of the St. Sebastian’s Golf team (JV 2016, Varsity 2017) and played in ISL Championship 2017 at Newport National Golf Club, the team won the Kingman Trophy defeating 12 other ISL teams, winning the ISL for an undefeated season.

William P. Evans

2016 James P.B. McDonough Award Recipient

The 2016 recipient of the James P.B. McDonough Award is William P. Evans ‘17 of St. Sebastian’s School. Will’s advisor, Michael Lawler, shares that Will has grown tremendously in his six years at the School. A kind, humble, hardworking member of the St. Sebastian’s community, Will has become a leader of his class, serving on the student council, captaining the wrestling team, and singing in the choir. Will is a member of the National Honor Society, the Debate Team, the Finance Academy, the Latin Club and the History Club.

Will has also been an active, talented, and enthusiastic member of the Drama Club. He will attend Harvard in the fall of 2017.

Michael D. Calabro

2015 James P.B. McDonough Award Recipient

The 2015 recipient of the James P.B. McDonough Award is Michael D. Calabro of St. Sebastian’s School. Michael is an outstanding student and athlete. His teachers have the highest regard for his commitment to scholarship and the pursuit of academic excellence on a consistent basis in their courses. He has been a remarkably consistent performer in the classroom, finishing each year with an average in the A+ range. Michael is a member of the Latin Honor Society, The National Honor Society, and the Cum Laude Society.

Michael also received the Yale Book Award for “outstanding personal character and intellectual promise.” He has been a member of the Latin Club, SAAD, the School Journal, the School Newspaper, the Debate Team, the Finance Academy and the Math Team. Mike’s academic and extracurricular accomplishments are all the more impressive in light of the kind of athlete he is. A three-sport varsity athlete in the very best independent school tradition, Mike pursues excellence in every area of school life. Michael played football, basketball and baseball throughout his high school career and in his senior year was named Captain of all three sports. Michael received All-League ISL Honorable Mention in football and baseball as well as the Big Hit Award in football. His character and leadership make St. Sebastian’s a better place each and every day, Michael will be attending Harvard in the fall of 2016.

Christian E. Reenstierna, Jr.

2014 James P.B. McDonough Award Recipient

The 2014 recipient of the James P.B. McDonough Award is Christian E. Reenstierna, Jr. of St. Sebastian’s School. Christian is a consistent honor roll student and is a member of the National Honor Society and Latin Honor Society. He is a member of the finance academy and was the winner of the 2013 Chapel Speaker Award.

Christian is the relief pitcher for the St. Seb’s Varsity baseball team where he is currently the Captain. As a member of the Varsity hockey team, he received ISL Honorable Mention All-League this past winter. Christian also received the Coaches Award, which is presented to the member of the St. Sebastian’s Varsity hockey team whose commitment to excellence and devotion to the game has repeatedly been evidenced by aggressive and spirited play and selfless contribution to the total team effort.

Christian is a hard working, positive, dependable kid who has exceeded already high expectations in all areas at St. Sebastian’s School. He will be attending Skidmore College in the fall of 2015 where he plans to study Business and Economics.

Patrick J. Rivard

2013 James P.B. McDonough Award Recipient

Patrick is a member of the National Honor Society. He is a leader, a scholar, an athlete, and an actor. He has a great sense of humor and is unusually self motivated, according to Patrick’s Advisor.

In the fall Patrick helped Kern Fitzgerald with some athletic training, in the winter he was the hockey team manager and this spring he has been dedicated to bringing up his SAT scores. He is a hard working, genuine individual and whenever faced with trying times and exhaustion, still manages to have a smile on his face and a resilience to succeed.

Carla Callini had this to say about him: “Patrick is such a great kid, obviously that is why he is getting the award. He has consistently been on the Honor Roll and Effort Honor Roll and has excelled in the classroom. He started the St. Sebastian’s blanket drive during his 7th grade year and has continued to do so to date. It has become a tradition at the school.”

Kevin J. Looney

2012 James P.B. McDonough Award Recipient

Kevin is graduating this spring and will be attending Boston College in the fall of 2013. Kevin’s father, Tom is also a St. Sebastian’s alum, class of 1978. Kevin is a member of the National Honor Society.

During his years at St. Sebastian’s he participated in various service projects, Moot Court, was one of the editors of Quiver, was an admissions tour guide, and a member of the Spanish Honor Society. He also participated in the Harvard Model Congress. Kevin was a member of the Varsity Golf team and JV soccer team; he earned an All-League Honors for golf in the ISL in his junior year. Kevin worked summers as a counselor at Noble’s Day Camp.

Kevin’s advisor Paul Tremblay has this to say about him: “Kevin is just an all around great kid, very mature, and his teachers have always had nothing but high praise in regards to his character.”

Kevin’s golf coach Jim Sullivan had this to say about him: “A true gentleman in the character of St. Sebastian’s, be it in the classroom or on the athletic field, Kevin gives his best. He is not only a key member of the Varsity golf team, but a great role model for the younger members of the team: unselfish, coachable, and thinks of the team first.”

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