June 2, 2018
Welcome Class of 2018!

Congratulations on your graduation from Bishop Watterson High School!
As a member of the 61st graduating class, you join the ranks of over 16,000 other Bishop Watterson alumni who now live around the world.  We wish you all the best and know that you possess the tools for a very bright future.
This is your first issue of Eagle Extra as a Bishop Watterson alum.  It is a way to stay connected to your alma mater. 
This newsletter is published monthly and keeps you informed of Alumni events as well as key school news. 
Please come back to see us; we would love to see you at one of our alumni events!
Upcoming Events
June 7, 2018
        Comedy for a Cause

June 14-15, 2018
          Kairos Reunion Retreat

July 21, 2018
          Bishop Watterson Football Reunion

August 24 - 26, 2018
          Athletic Hall of Fame Weekend

September 9, 2018
          Legends Golf Outing - Golf Club of Dublin
           Honorary Guest - Mike Golden

December 30, 2018
          Ron Shay Alumni Basketball Tournament

May 19, 2019
           Men's Night 2019 in honor of
           Monsignor Kenneth Grimes

 Eagle Painting Donated to BWHS
Meyer Eagle
Meyer Eagle  
Mike '58 and Sharon 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 Sharon, your gift has certainly found a home at Bishop Watterson!

The Alumni Department would like to apologize for the incorrect name that was printed in the last issue of Eagle Extra.
2018 Athletic Hall of Fame 
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.
Inductees will be introduced at half-time of the BWHS vs. Dublin Jerome football game at historical Hagely field on Friday, August 24th.  A brunch and induction ceremony will be held at Bishop Watterson in Dominican Hall on Sunday, August 26th at 1:00 pm.  Registration is available by clicking here.
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
Back Field Renovation Project Gaining Momentum
We are at $2.2 million in pledges toward a $3 million goal to renovate our back field.  Anyone in the community is welcome to participate in this project; no gift is too small. 
To get involved contact Ryan Steinbauer 
at (614) 545-2140 or  rysteinb@cdeducation.org.
For more information on this project,click here.
To give now, click here. 
Comedy for a Cause - June 7, 2018
Bishop Watterson Football Reunion - July 21, 2018

Bishop Watterson Football Reunion
Saturday, July 21, 2018
6:00 - 9:00 pm

Dominican Hall - Bishop Watterson High School

Come join us for a chance to reminisce, connect with friends, and 
celebrate Bishop Watterson Football.

Open to all former players, team managers, coaches, and supporters
of the Bishop Watterson Football Program.

**Drinks (beer, pop, and water), pizza, and wings will be provided at no cost.

Please RSVP to bjk9721@yahoo.com by Friday, July 13.

Alumni in the News 

Nicholas Shay  '05

Congratulations to Nicholas Shay '05 for receiving the 2017-1018 Full-Time Teaching Excellence Award at Central Ohio Technical College (COTC).

To read story, click here

Sam Mikula  '17 

Sam Mikula '17 was awarded the Best Freshman award at the University of Cincinati cross country and track banquet on May 20th.  Congratulations Sam!   
Golfer Wearing Hats Designed by Alumnus 
Going to or watching the Memorial Tournament this week? Keep an eye on defending champion Jason Dufner's hats. They are the result of work by BWHS Class of 2005 members Jarvis Woodson and Kevin Iannarino. Woodson, who works for local commercial real estate company MSF, contacted Dufner's agent with the idea for Iannarino to design hats for this week. Iannarino, a graphic designer for LBrands in Columbus, came up with "Ohio Country Club," "Save the Crew" and "Duf Daddy" designs.

Left to right, Jarvis Woodson, golfer Jason Dufner and Kevin Iannarino. 
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. Patrick's in Columbus on Sunday, June 3 at 12:00 p.m. All are welcome. 

Class Reunions - Save the Date

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

Contact:  Rita DelGreco Kreuzer
(614) 296-0111

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   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 

Legends Golf Outing - September 9, 2018
Gather your foursome and join us on Sunday, September 9 for our annual Bishop Watterson Legends Golf Classic at the Golf Club of Dublin. This outing honors the legacies of two great coaches and administrators: Ron Shay and Tom Scholl. Proceeds from this event are used to provide support for scholarships. 

Our honorary guest this year will be former BWHS football coach and Athletic Hall of Fame member
Mike Golden.

We are currently looking for sponsors and players.  Online registration is available now by clicking here .
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.
Hope Hollow Garden Party 

In 2009, former Bishop Watterson High School teacher and alumna, Jane Jacquemin-Clark, (Mrs. J-C) class of 1968, and her husband Kevin Clark, opened their home and hearts to cancer patients and their families living outside Columbus, Ohio. What started as overnight stays has expanded to extended lodging, meals, transportation assistance and a "safe port in the storm that is cancer."
Throughout the journey and growth of Hope Hollow, the Bishop Watterson community has continued in the tradition of "service above self" by providing overwhelming support to Hope Hollow. Volunteers at Hope Hollow include many members of the BWHS community including Jane Jacquemin-Clark (Class of 1968 and faculty member from 1977-2015), Marian Hutson, (former Principal and faculty member from 1977-2016), alumni including Mary Polis King (Class of 1963), Sister Margie Davis, O.P. (Class of 1966), Pat Rosmarin (Class of 1979), Jen Bernard Rasor (Class of 1981), Marri McGouldrick Petrucci (Class of 1982), Jason Janoski (Class of 1982), Mandy Thomas Fosco (Class of 1983), Liz Thomas O'Dorisio (Class of 1987), Kelly Lombardo Matthews (Class of 2003 and faculty member from 2015- present), Mary McClure Moore (Class of 2003), Michelle Shubitowski (faculty member from 2004-2018), Will and Marilyn Reiss (faculty 2006 -present).
Please help us to continue giving cancer patients hope on their journey by attending the second annual "A Garden Party" fundraiser, June 24, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. on the beautiful grounds of Pinnacle Golf Club.
For questions or more information, please email Event Chair Mary McClure Moore, Class of 2003, at mary@hopehollow.com or call (614) 459-HOPE (4673).
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  bsimmond@cdeducation.org 

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. 

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

 May Volunteers
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! 

  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.
School News

The Class of 2018 earned more than $33 million in college merit scholarships. In addition, the class accumulated more than 20,000 hours of service to the community outside of the required Sophomore Service Project. We are proud of their hard work and efforts to serve others!
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.


Class of 2018 Valedictorians 
Twenty-two seniors have earned the distinction of valedictorian for the Class of 2018, achieving a grade point average of 4.0 or greater  and having taken a minimum of 12 accelerated, honor or Advanced Placement courses over the four years .


Class of 2018 Service Charity Cord Recipients

The Service Charity Cord, worn at Baccalaureate and Graduation, celebrates students who have completed 250+ hours of community service above the Sophomore Service requirement during their time at Bishop Watterson.  The Service Charity cords, first awarded in 2017, are light blue and white in honor of St. Teresa of Calcutta who was canonized during the 2016-17 school year.


National Business Honor Society Induction
Our National Business Honor Society chapter inducted 19 new members for 2018. The Bishop Watterson NBHS Chapter, created in 2013, was the first in central Ohio and just the second in the state.


Record Set on National Latin Exam
Bishop Watterson's Latin students set a gold medal record on the National Latin Exam for the second year in a row with 34 gold medals and two perfect papers.  

Click here for the complete list.

Ju nior Competes at PenOhio States 
C ongratu lations to junior Kenzie Gelo on qualifying for the PenOhio State Competition this month at the College of Wooster! PenOhio is a writing competition and this was the first year that Bishop Watterson competed.


Art Project to be Published
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.

Annual Sports Passes
The Bishop Watterson High School annual athletic sports pass will save you and your family money and time. This annual pass is valid for the 2018 - 2019 school year at all home games of any sport, except Central District and OHSAA tournaments.

Golf Team Outing


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