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Chelmsford High School Alumni Association


Established 2010

Awarding Criteria:  Will be awarded to a senior athlete who has earned a varsity letter and who has demonstrated through his/her participation the "Heart of a Lion" 

This scholarship is presented to the Chelmsford High School senior athlete who best demonstrates the qualities David “Dave” Tousignant so magnificently possessed as an athlete and as a person.

Dave was a two-time Massachusetts and New England wrestling champion (1969, 1970), as well as an outstanding football player. He is remembered as one of the all-time great Lion athletes.

More importantly, Dave was also a remarkable person who gave life his all. He was a loving and dedicated father, husband, son, brother, and friend. His skills as a master finish carpenter were renowned. Dave personified the depth of character and a range of talent that set the standard for others to follow. He was an inspiring, yet humble, leader who always gave his all to his teams and those around him.

Dave was always a lion in life. During his battle with multiple melanoma, he fought the disease valiantly to the end, a portrait of love, courage, strength, dauntlessness, and inspiration. May the recipients of this scholarship carry on in the memory of David “Dave” Tousignant and always proud to show the “heart of a lion”.