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Here Comes Homecoming

Here Comes Homecoming

OCT. 7 UPDATE: Due to the cancellation of school on October 7 due to Hurricane Matthew, Jesuit's Homecoming festivities were postponed one week until Oct. 14. The events below listed for Oct. 7 now will take place Oct. 14.


Jesuit High School is ramping up for another fun and festive Homecoming on Friday, Oct. 7 – we hope to see you there!

Join us for the camaraderie, fellowship, and food from 5:00pm - 7:00pm as the Dads' Club serves BBQ dinner in the cafeteria. Meal tickets for the BBQ are $7.00 apiece and must be purchased in advance and received by the Alumni Office by Mon. Sept. 26. Please click here for a meal ticket order form. Oct. 3 UPDATE: The Homecoming BBQ is sold out!

At 7:30pm, the football team takes the field as the Tigers host Sarasota High. Game tickets are $5.00 and can be ordered in advance or purchased at the game. Reserved meal and game tickets will be available at the check-in table when you arrive. Email or call C.J. Schmalz at (813) 877-5344, ext. 709 with questions.

At halftime of the game, we'll recognize John Oliva '60 as Jesuit's 2016-17 Alumnus of the Year!

Lydia and John Oliva '60

Since graduating in 1960, John E. Oliva Sr. has been an advocate of Jesuit High School, donating his time, talent, and treasure to supporting his alma mater and the Jesuit High School Alumni Association.

As the roots of a family-tree representing three generations of Jesuit Tigers – his son, Mark, is a 1984 graduate, and Oliva has two grandsons who also are Tigers – he has always been personally connected to the activities of the school.

Through the years, Oliva has served Jesuit in many capacities, including as a member of the Foundation, Alumni Council, and President’s Steering Committee. He is a current member of the President’s Cabinet in support of the ‘For Greater Glory’ capital campaign, and also is a member of Jesuit High School’s 1899 Bequest Society and the Jesuit Hall of Fame.

Oliva is recognized as one of the world’s foremost tobacco farmers. But his true calling is his passion for helping others. He is an active member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and is a loyal supporter of Catholic education, including the Academy of the Holy Names, Christ the King, Incarnation Catholic School, Sacred Heart, St. Joseph’s, St. Lawrence, and Villa Madonna School.

For his many years of outstanding leadership and dedicated support to Jesuit and the Tampa Bay community, Jesuit High School is proud to recognize John Oliva as the 2016-17 Alumnus of the Year! The award will be formally conferred upon him at the annual Senior-Alumni Luncheon on April 28, 2017.

View below a photo slideshow from Homecoming 2015:

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