April 16, 2018
Upcoming Events

  April 22, 2018
         Eagle Gala - Grand Event Center

April 30, 2018
          Baseball Alumni Night at Bishop Watterson vs. St. Charles game

August 24 - 26, 2018
          Athletic Hall of Fame Weekend

September 9, 2018
          Legends Golf Outing - Golf Club of Dublin
 Thank You from the Young Family
Dear BWHS Community,
Brad and I, as well as the entire Young family, would like to express our gratitude to everyone who reached out to us over the past few months. The support from our parish and school community was just incredible. The outpouring of love and support for us has been so amazing that we are sure we overlooked thanking someone who may have graciously supported us with a comforting meal, flowers, gift cards, volunteering of their time holding signs or distributing flyers, offering to have Masses said, writing us encouraging words or thoughtful prayers, or donating monetarily to a charity on Payton's behalf.  To the countless people who have offered prayers: THANK YOU!  They have made a difference and will continue to do so as we journey through the healing process. We are truly blessed to be part of such a wonderful caring community!  We thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Much love,
Brad, Jamie, Alex, Tyler, Taylor, and Brooke

Save a Life - Be the Match - April 19, 2018

Bishop Watterson is holding a bone marrow donor drive on 
Thursday, April 19 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  for Be The Match, an organization that connects potential bone marrow donors to patients with life-threatening blood diseases. A senior BWHS football player is helping to organize this campaign after learning about a teammate's inability to find a bone marrow donor match in his battle with leukemia. Anyone is invited to participate.

Eagle Gala - April 22, 2018

Bishop Watterson High School invites you to our Eagle Gala 2018 on Sunday, April 22 starting at 5:00 p.m. at the Grand Event Center! Join us for dinner, music, live and silent auctions, and more. The Gala replaces the Eagle Auction and all proceeds will go towards tuition assistance and the Dominican Program, Bishop Watterson's program which provides academic and emotional wellness support for our students.
There are various ways to participate in Bishop Watterson's largest fundraiser! Help make a Catholic Education available to all students regardless of their financial, learning, or emotional needs.
  • Sponsorship opportunities are available, with sponsors recognized and promoted on our website throughout the year.
  • Gather your friends and family and support Bishop Watterson High School's largest annual fundraiser by purchasing tickets.
  • Bid on silent auction items online starting TODAY!

Back Field Renovation Project

In January, Deacon Chris Campbell received permission from the Diocese of Columbus to move forward in raising funds to develop the backyard playing/practice fields.

Interested families, alumni and friends are encouraged to attend one of the sessions, which are scheduled for:
Thursday, April 19
Monday, April 30
Wednesday May 2
Each session will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. and will conclude prior to 8:15 p.m.  The sessions will be hosted in Dominican Hall.  For seating and hospitality purposes please RSVP by clicking on the link below, or by emailing Ryan Steinbauer at  rysteinb@cdeducation.org .

Baseball Alumni Night - April 30th

Calling all Baseball Alumni, parents, and friends.

Join us to cheer on the Eagles as they face the St. Charles Cardinals.  

April 30, 2018
Game time:  5:00 p.m.

Hotdogs, peanuts, and soft drinks will be provided.
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
Planning a Reunion?
We would be happy to help promote your event.  Please contact Terri Kernan at   tkernan@cdeducation.org 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 

Monsignor Kenneth Grimes Mens' Night
Youngstown State University President Jim Tressel was the guest speaker for our annual Mens' Night held in honor of Monsignor Kenneth Grimes. More than 150 men were in attendance for this wonderful event on the evening of March 10 at St. Andrew's. We would like to thank our gold sponsor, The Catholic Foundation, for sponsoring our delicious dinner catered by Berwick. We would also like to thank our Silver Sponsors; Kernan Insurance Agency, Kimball Midwest, Leo Grimes '74, and Robert Gregory Partners, and our Bronze Sponsors; Class of 1977, Dostal & Kirk Financial, Erik Brown, CFP/New York Life, The Campbell Family, Horizon Insurance Services, John Mahaney, Moses Family, and Performance Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep.
Proceeds from this event fund the Monsignor Kenneth Grimes endowed scholarship which assists future generations of Bishop Watterson students seeking a Catholic education. Thank you to all who attended and contributed to this special evening. 

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 tkernan@cdeducation.org 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.
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 

James Matous '06 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. 


Sarah Loveland '03 Dougherty played the role of a mother of conjoined twins on last week's episode of Chicago Med on NBC.

Click here for a clip from the show.

We hear she will be back on the show in May.  

Jacklyn King '11 was engaged at the Masters. 

Seeking Military Service Information

We are in the process of compiling a database of military service of our alums.  
Please contact Mike Roark at mroark@cdeducation.org 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 tkernan@cdeducation.org.
We would love to have you join us!

School News
Five More Seniors Commit to College Athletics

Five Bishop Watterson seniors announced their intent to play college sports on April 11, 2018.
Left to right, first row: Keegan Logsdon, lacrosse, Heidelberg University, St. Mary Delaware School and Parish; Julie St. John, swimming, Denison University, St. Brigid School/St. Joan of Arc Parish; Kyle Bower, track & field, Kenyon College, St. Brigid School and Parish; second row: Trevor Marcinick, hockey, Babson College, St. Brigid School and Parish, Thomas Clark, swimming, University of Tampa, St. Brigid School and Parish.

Sophomore Competes at Worlds

Sophomore Abbey Zetzer made her fifth trip to the Irish Dance World Championships this year, dancing in Glasglow, Scotland on March 30. Abbey competed against 160 girls from around the world and placed 64th.  

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.

Upcoming Events
Jazz Night Out

Grandparents Day
April 27, 2018
Student Registration Deadline: April 20

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, smanahan@cdeducation.org 
Alumni Assistant - Terri Kernan, tkernan@cdeducation.org 
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