Mr. Timothy Powers, English Teacher Extraordinaire, Honored by the MCJROTC for His 33 Years of Service

Posted April 4, 2014 / Last updated April 10, 2014

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Mr. Timothy Powers, this year’s MCJROTC Parade and Review honoree, receives his citation from Jesuit President Fr. Raymond Fitzgerald, S.J. '76.

At the 27th annual MCJROTC Parade and Review, Mr. Tim Powers, this year’s honoree, receives a citation from Jesuit president Fr. Raymond Fitzgerald, S.J. ’76.

Mr. Timothy Powers, “a true Ignatian educator” who has taught various English courses to more than 3,000 Blue Jays, was saluted for his 33 years of selfless service to Jesuit High School by the MCJROTC at the organization’s annual Parade and Review.

In a noonday ceremony held Friday, April 4 that was attended by his colleagues and witnessed by the entire Jesuit student body, Mr. Powers was extolled for his commitment and dedication to not only teaching English, but also for having served in previous years as a moderator of the intramural program and The Blue Jay student newspaper.

Mr. Powers, who began his teaching career at Jesuit in 1981 and is currently chairman of the English department, was also lauded for his deep devotion and love of God, and for being a model of faith to his young charges.

“Mr. Powers embeds his faith in his instruction and sets the example for his students as he daily lives his Catholic faith,” said MCJROTC cadet Ricardo Muzzetto, who read from a proclamation. “He consistently demonstrates the ideal of cura personalis and exhibits a sincere concern for his students both in and out of the classroom, often being available for one-on-one instruction.”

The proclamation also noted Mr. Powers’s leadership and commitment to continually improve Jesuit’s English curriculum, as evidenced by his establishment of the Irish Literature elective.

After Mr. Powers was recognized, the MCJROTC Drill Team and the MCJROTC Band gave brief performances for the honoree and his audience.