May 19, 2018
Upcoming Events
June 7, 2018
        Comedy for a Cause

August 24 - 26, 2018
          Athletic Hall of Fame Weekend

September 9, 2018
          Legends Golf Outing - Golf Club of Dublin

December 30, 2018
          Ron Shay Alumni Basketball Tournament

 Eagle Painting Donated to BWHS
Meyer Eagle
Meyer Eagle  
Mike '58 and Carol Caulkins '63 Meyer donated a beautiful oil painting of an Eagle to their alma mater.  
The Meyers found this special artwork at a gallery while spending time in sunny Florida and presented it to Principal Chris Campbell '77 and Alumni Director Scott Manahan.   
Thank you Mike and Carol, your gift has certainly found a home at Bishop Watterson!
2018 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees

We are proud to announce our 2018 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees.
These individuals will be honored during our Athletic Hall of Fame weekend, August 24-26, 2018.

Bishop Watterson Athletic Hall of Fame
Class of 2018
David Brown '89
Scott A. Dockter   '85
Jason Homorody '91 and Denny English '92
Doubles Tennis
Chuck Gleich
Head Coach Girls' Volleyball
Asst. Coach Girls' Volleyball
 Head Coach Boys' Volleyball
  Steve Shoemaker '88
Kelli Stein   '00

Comedy for a Cause - June 7, 2018
Baseball Alumni Night

A big crowd was on hand for our annual Baseball Alumni Night  on April 30th.  
The evening turned out to be perfect for baseball. 
Father Mike "Watterson" '69 threw out the opening pitch.  Alumni and friends enjoyed hotdogs, peanuts, and refreshments courtesy of the Alumni Department.
 The weather was beautiful and our Eagles
 defeated St. Charles 3-0.   

Class Reunions - Save the Date

Class of 1958   -   60th Reunion
Saturday, August 11, 2018
Claudina's Italian Restaurant
8475 Sancus Blvd.
Columbus, OH  43240

Details coming soon!
Class of 1963   -  55th Reunion  
Saturday, August 4, 2018
Muirfield Country Club
8715 Muirfield Drive 
Dublin, OH 43017  
Contact:  Francie Kelley Schmitt

Class of 1968   -  50th Reunion  
Saturday, August 4, 2018
Bishop Watterson
Dominican Hall
Details coming soon!  
Contact:  Chris Hilty

Class of 1973 - 45th Reunion
Saturday, August 4, 2018 
 6:00 p.m.
 Gallo's Pub
 5019 Olentangy River Road
 Columbus 43214
 Julie Davis Keckstein
  Lynn Holden Winters

Class of 1978 - 40th Reunion
 October 26-27, 2018 
Friday:  Tailgate at Hagely before
BWHS vs. DeSales football game
Saturday:  Bishop Watterson Dominican Hall 
Contact:  Mary Meiresonne Flynn
Class of 1983  -  35th Reunion
Saturday, June 16, 2018
1:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Willett Residence
3776 Cemetary Road
Hilliard, Ohio 43026

Contact:  Darryl Willett
(614) 325-8712
Class of 1988 - 30th Reunion
Saturday, August 4, 2018
Harrison's on Kenny
4510 Kenny Road 
Columbus, Ohio

Contact: Jonathan Fortkamp 
  Class of 2008 - 10th Reunion
Saturday, August 18, 2018

Brazenhead in Grandview

Contact: Greg Cunningham 
Planning a Reunion?
We would be happy to help promote your event.  Please contact Terri Kernan at or  
(614) 268-8679 x329 and we will put the details in our Eagle Extra and on our website. We can also furnish you with the contact information that we have on file.

Please remember to take photos and send some to us so that we can share!
Classes of 1973, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, 
and 2013
Let us know if you are planning a reunion!
Update your Information - Stay Connected

We would like to hear how you are doing. 

Change of Address?  New Job?  Marriage?  Baby? 
Please update your information 

Did you order a yearbook and forget to pick it up?  We have several 2017 yearbooks that have not been picked up.
Please email Terri Kernan at to make arrangements to pick up your yearbook.

In addition, we have several other unclaimed yearbooks from years past.  Please contact us if you are missing yours.
Looking for Kairos Alumni for Kairos Reunion Retreat

Bishop Watterson graduates who have attended Kairos are invited to a Kairos Reunion Retreat in  Thursday, June 14 through Friday, June 15 at Sts Peter and Paul Retreat Center.  The retreat begins at  6:00 p.m. on Thursday and ends at  3:30 p.m. on Friday. The cost is $65.  
To register, contact Mrs Beth Simmonds  at 

BWHS alumni are invited to follow Bwhskairosalumni on Instagram for #tbt memories and more retreat details. 
Alumni Department Launches Eagle Mentoring Network
Are you a graduate of Bishop Watterson or a parent of an alum or current student?
Are you established in your chosen field?
Do you ever think about using your professional experience to help young people getting started, or someone with a great interest in your profession?  
The Bishop Watterson Alumni Department is launching the Eagle Mentoring Network to assist members of the BWHS family in establishing a career or a new career. To do this we need mentors in the Columbus community. If you are willing to mentor a BWHS grad through networking, etiquette coaching, interview coaching, and resume/cover letter review in addition to being a sounding board and offering suggestions and encouragement, please contact us!
  CLICK HERE to get involved.
Scott Manahan, Alumni Director
(614) 268-8671 ext. 239

Looking for a Mentor? 
Are you a college student, or a recent college graduate who is looking for some advice regarding your future?

Are you a BWHS alum who is looking for a change in your career?

We are currently looking for mentees who could benefit from our new Eagle Mentoring Network.

If you are interested in participating in our Eagle Mentoring Network as a mentee, please   CLICK HERE. You will find a list of professions and areas of expertise for which we currently have mentors on board. 

Alumni in the News 

Nina Passen  '09 
 Congratulations to Dr. Nina Passen on graduating from the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine's first class at the Dublin campus.  To read story, click here.

Dominique Garrett '14

Congratulations to Dominique Garrett '14 on receiving the Cheryl McGinnis Award for Catholic Leadership at her recent graduation from Ohio Wesleyan University! Dominique was a field competitor on the OWU track & field team and earned a degree in psychology with a minor in sociology.
"I feel that Watterson really gave me the tools to not only lead on the athletic field but also in the community," she said. "It was because of my Catholic education that I gained the tools to grow in my faith and I wanted to thank Bishop Watterson."

Father/Daughter coaches
Scott Manahan and Emily Manahan  '08 featured in This Week article.   Click here to read article.  
James Matous '06 
Congratulations to James Matous '06 who
completed a bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Pittsburgh in 2010. In the fall of 2011, he entered the Dominican Order, Province of St. Joseph, and received the religious name Brother Mannes. Brother Mannes will be ordained a Dominican priest on May 19, 2018 in Washington, DC. 
He will be saying a Mass of Thanksgiving at St. Mary's in Delaware on Sunday, May 27 at 12:15 p.m. and at St. Patrick's in Columbus on Sunday, June 3 at 12:00 p.m. All are welcome. 

Andrew Lorenz '13 
Andrew was named Academic All District and 1st Team All District in his final year at Ohio Dominican.

Missy Lorenz '78, Ryan Kunk, Andrew Lorenz '13,
Nicole Lorenz '06 Kunk, and Dan Lorenz '78.  

Click here to read article.

Seeking Military Service Information

We are in the process of compiling a database of military service of our alums.  
Please contact Mike Roark at with information including your name, graduation year, branch of service, etc. We are very grateful and proud of all of our alumni who have given service to our country. 
In Service to Others - St. Lawrence Haven

  April Volunteers

March Volunteers
 February Volunteers

January Volunteers

 December Volunteers

  Class of '63 is well represented at St. Lawrence 
 Haven.  Center:  Joe Hill, Back row:  Joseph and
 Patricia Breen Thomas.
The Alumni Department provides service at St. Lawrence Haven on the second Wednesday of each month, preparing and packaging meals for the daily lunch line. We normally volunteer from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. St. Lawrence Haven is the St. Vincent de Paul-run sack lunch program, located behind Holy Cross Church at the corner of Rich and Main streets downtown. Approximately 300-500 meals are served each day. The staff at St. Lawrence Haven is very appreciative of the assistance we provide and we are very thankful for the alumni and friends who have taken time out of their busy schedules to help with this service endeavor!  
If you are interested in helping, please email Terri Kernan at
We would love to have you join us!

School News

Summer Camps Plentiful at BWHS
Bishop Watterson is offering a wide variety of summer camp options again this year!
Art, theatre, wood shop and the following sports: baseball, boys basketball, girls basketball, cheerleading, field hockey, football, boys lacrosse, girls lacrosse, boys soccer, girls soccer, girls volleyball.


Time to Celebrate
Click Here for the list of students who earned a 4.0 or better grade point average for each of the first three quarters of the 2017-18 school year. 

BWHS Latin students set a gold medal record on the National Latin Exam for the second year in a row! Click here.

Nineteen students were inducted into the National Business Honor Society this spring. Click here. 

Art Project Gains Attention of Magazine

A project from our Art Department has caught the attention of SchoolArts Magazine. Helping Hands, a class project by art teacher Julie Bibb, will be included in an issue later this year. The Helping Hands project was created to foster greater awareness of the issues of people in need, with students creating a powerful visual statement in an effort to make a difference in the world.
2017-18 Alumni Association Board

Front row:  Emily Manahan, Heather Weekley Lofy, in memory of Kathy Bryant, Mark Flanagan, 
Carolyn Ritchey Hayzlett, Carol Judy Stewart, Principal Deacon Chris Campbell.
Back row:   EJ Davis , Mike Rea, Greg Cunningham,  Leo Grimes, Steve Devlin, Alumni Director Scott Manahan, Sean Campbell, Brad Kernan, Corey Shubitowski Barrett.
President  - Mark Flanagan '97
Vice President - Leo Grimes '73
Secretary - Steve Devlin '96
Advisory Position - Shawn O'Reilly  '88
Chaplain - Reverend Msgr. John Cody  '64
Alumni Director - Scott Manahan, 
Alumni Assistant - Terri Kernan, 
Board Members
Corey Shubitowski '05 Barrett  
Sean Campbell  '07
Greg Cunningham '08
E. J. Davis '75
Jonathan Fortkamp '88
Carolyn Ritchey '92 Hayzlett 
Joe Hill  '63
Brad Kernan '06
Emily Manahan '08
Mike Rea  '62
David Stein  '92
Carol Judy Stewart  '64
Heather Weekley '07 Lofy