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Richard T Seveney ( 08/19/1948 – 02/26/2017 )

Richard, was a Ware High School graduate class of 1966 where he was a three sport athlete. Upon graduating from Ware, Richard went on to Worcester State College where he obtained a Bachelors of Science in Education and then subsequently obtaining a Master of Education in General Elementary Education.

Dickie, or Mr. Sev as his students knew him spent 33 years in the Ware Public School System. His career began as a 7th grade Social Studies teacher in 1973. His career accomplishments included serving as Principal of both the Ware Middle School and Ware High School and interim superintendent before retiring in 2006. Along with his teaching career, Richard also coached Ware High School football and basketball. Dickie passed away in 2017 after a long battle with systemic schleroderma.

William F. Seveney ( 11/11/1946 – 07/29/1967 )

William (Billy), was a Ware High School graduate class of 1966 where he played football. Upon graduating from Ware, Billy joined the United States Marine Corps as a Private First Class in the F company 2nd Battalion 9th Marines. Billy was trained at Camp JeJeune before departing to Vietnam in January 1967. On July 29th 1967 at the age of 20 Billy was killed in action in Quang Tri Vietnam. When Visiting Washington DC, you can find Billy’s name on panel 24E row 42 of the Vietnam Memorial.

How We Help

In memory of brothers William F. and Richard T Seveney. Seveney Scholarship seeks to recognize future Ware High School graduates who are dedicated to the community. The scholarship fund actively seeks high school seniors who exhibit leadership, community involvement, exemplary character, and high academic standards.

A key component of this Scholarship will require students to compose a compelling essay outlining their personal achievements and career goals. To apply for this Scholarship you must be a senior preparing to graduate at Ware High School and planning to pursue a college education in any field of study.


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