April 24, 2019
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Upcoming Events

Eagle Gala - April 28, 2019
The Exchange at Bridgepark

Baseball Alumni Night - April 29, 2019

Men's Night in Honor of Monsignor Kenneth Grimes - May 19, 2019
Speaker: Ohio State Coach Al Washington '02

Athletic Hall of Fame Weekend - September 6-8, 2019

Legends Golf Outing - September 29, 2019
The Golf Club of Dublin
Planning a Reunion in 2019?

Classes of 1959, 1964,1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009, 2014...are you planning a reunion?

We would be happy to help promote your event. 
Please contact Terri Kernan at  tkernan@cdeducation.org or   
(614) 268-8671 x329  and we will put the details in our Eagle Extra and on our website. We can also furnish you with contact information that we have on file.

Please remember to take photos and send some to us so that we can share!
Class of 1969
50th Reunion

Friday, August 8, 2019
Meet & Greet
Haufbrau House Beer Garten
Grandview Yard
6:00 pm to ?

Saturday, August 9, 2019
La Scala
6:00 to 9:00 pm

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Bishop Watterson Class of 1969

Contact: Barbara Cody Burkholder
biddybarb19@icloud.com
Class of 1979
40th Reunion

Sunday, September 1, 2019
Miller's Ale House
1201 Olentangy River Rd.
Columbus, OH 43212

7:00 - 11:00 pm
Invitations will be mailed soon.

Contact: Peter Krajnak
pkrajnak@rogerskrajnak.com

Class of 1974
45th Reunion


Plans are underway, date and details coming soon.

Contact: Julie Irwin Fino
jfino56@yahoo.com

Save the Date

Class of 1970
50th Reunion

Saturday, August 1, 2020
BWHS Dominican Hall

Contact: Patrick Kane
cousy7@hotmail.com
or
(614)332-3187
Alumni Baseball Night
April 29, 2019 5:00 p.m.
BWHS vs. DeSales

Please join us for Alumni Baseball Night as we celebrate Coach Manahan's final season and cheer on our Eagles as they face the DeSales Stallions. Coach Manahan will be recognized at 4:45 and the game will begin at 5:00. Hot dogs and refreshments will be served.
Men's Night in Honor of Monsignor Grimes

Join us for our annual Men's Night in honor of Msgr. Kenneth Grimes on Sunday, May 19 at St. Andrew's Nugent Hall. The evening will feature a social hour, steak dinner, and speaker Al Washington '02.
Tutors Needed
A list of external tutors is being updated for the 2019-2020 school year. We are looking for tutors in all subject areas as well as test prep and study skills. Students who choose to hire a tutor would be entering into a private contract with the tutor. Any alumni or friends interested in being listed as an external tutor, please contact Mrs. Jenny Sponseller at jsponseller@cdeducation.org or (614) 268-8671 ext 277.
Alumni in the News
Sam Severance '14 has overcome much adversity and is finishing his final baseball season at Wooster. He will then fulfill his dream of becoming a priest.
To read story, click here .
Matthew Brown '06 , historical architect, was interviewed on CNN in the aftermath of the Notre Dame fire in Paris. Brown graduated from Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. and now resides in Paris. To watch CNN interview, click here .


Congratulations to John Pirrman '15 , a senior defensive end at Harvard, who was selected to the National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society. He is one of sixteen students from Harvard to receive this honor.
To read article, click here .
2019 Performing & Visual Arts Hall of Fame
The Inaugural induction ceremony of the Performing and Visual Arts Hall of Fame took place in Dominican Hall on April 6th prior to a performance of The Addams Family . A special thank you to Liz Thomas '87 O'Dorisio for her commitment to the arts at BWHS and for her diligence in getting this Hall of Fame established.

Congratulations to the following individuals:

Sharon Alloway
Nancy Essman
Stefan Farrenkopf
Maricel Frommeyer
Fran Kalal
John Modecki-Mellet
Mike Renzi
Jim Silcott
John & Delphine Thomas
Mikey Thomas
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Annual Eagle Fund
We are still collecting money for our Annual Eagle Fund. If you have already donated, thank you! If not, there is still time. Help us reach our goal of $275,000.
Tuition is still a big concern for many families. Help us make tuition assistance available to more in need by giving a gift to the Annual Eagle Fund.
In Service to Others
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 a St. Vincent de Paul-run sack lunch program, located behind Holy Cross Church at 244 E. Rich St. downtown.
Approximately 200-500 meals are served each day. The staff at St. Lawrence Haven is very appreciative of the assistance we provide and we are 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! 

On April 10th we prepared 250 meals and stuffed 500 eggs for the guests of St. Lawrence.
Eternal Rest Grant Unto Them

The following alumni passed away recently.

Please keep them and their families in your prayers.

Karen Buffington Martin '58 - December 27, 2018
Walter E. Downey '60 - February 11, 2019
Patrick Jeany '68 - February 23, 2019
Thomas V. James '68 - March 19, 2019
Marianne Urse '83 - March 23, 2019
Michael Henry Weaver '59 - April 3, 2019
Kathleen Davis '59 Cady - April 3, 2019
Angelique Marilyn Conard '87 Walker - April 10, 2019
Rebecca Jo "Becky" Suttner '61 Hunter - April 19, 2019

Former Coach
John Dorrian - March 25, 2019
Alumni Association Board Members

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 

School News
Eleven Seniors Commit to College Athletics
Eleven Bishop Watterson seniors committed to play college sports on the April 17 national signing day. The Class of 2019 now has 21 moving on to play college sports.
Gracie Bressoud, softball, John Carroll University, Immaculate Conception School and Parish
Max Hansell, soccer, Notre Dame College, St. Timothy School and Parish
Grant Horvath, football, Olentangy Shanahan Middle School, St. Joan of Arc Parish
Jessica Joseph, field hockey, Denison University, St. Andrew School and Parish
Corinne O’Reilly, field hockey, Ohio Wesleyan University, St. Brigid School and Parish
Alyssa O’Sullivan, swimming, Ohio Wesleyan University, St. Andrew School and Parish
Renee Padavick, soccer, Mount St. Joseph University, St. Agatha School and Parish
Isabella Pardi, field hockey, Ohio Wesleyan University, St. Andrew School and Parish
Eve Quinn, golf, Niagara University, St. Andrew School and Parish
Elizabeth Rabold, basketball, Ohio Wesleyan University, Our Lady of Peace School and Parish
Zach Sawyer, basketball, Otterbein University, Immaculate Conception School and Parish
Two Sign in February
Two Bishop Watterson seniors signed to play Division I college sports on the Feb. 6 signing day. Drew Davis, football, Columbia University, St. Agatha School and Parish; Audrey Shea, soccer, Bowling Green State University, St. Agatha School and Parish.
Fill Up Fridays Pass 10K
Our Lenten giving tradition, Fill Up the Truck, brought in more than 10,000 items to benefit clients of St. Stephen’s Community House in Columbus and the St. Francis Outreach Center in McArthur. Students formed teams to compete to see who could gather the most donated non-perishable food and toiletry items. On March 22 it was a battle of '90s TV shows with Team  Friends  and Team Office  facing off to benefit St. Stephen’s. Our second and final collection on April 5 was a cartoon collaboration, as teams  Phineas and Ferb, Lilo & Stitch and  VeggieTales  collected more than 7,000 items for the St. Francis Outreach Center.
NHS Induction

Thirty-nine students were inducted into the Bishop Watterson chapter of the National Honor Society!
Mock Trial Team Advanced to States

Our Mock Trial Cardinal Team made it to the state tournament after a successful competition at regionals at the Franklin County Municipal Courthouse.

Way to go legal Eagles!
Latin Scholars
Bishop Watterson’s Latin students again performed extremely well on the National Latin Exam, with 75 percent earning awards. Among the gold medal winners, freshmen Tommy Marino and Evie Owens earned perfect papers.
Eugepae! (Congratulations!)
The Addams Family
Bishop Watterson's spring musical was a fun time for all, with each of the five performances sold out!
Off to Italy
Twenty-one Bishop Watterson students and two staffers traveled to Florence, Italy over spring break on an exchange with our sister school Instituto Russell-Newton. The BWHS students hosted Russell-Newton students in September and then stayed with the families of the same students while in Florence.
Senior Wins Zonta Award
Senior Elizabeth D’sa has been awarded a scholarship from the Zonta Club of Columbus, based on scholastic achievement, leadership and commitment to service in the community and school. Zonta is one of the largest women’s service organizations in the world with the mission “To empower women locally, nationally and internationally through service and advocacy.”

Elizabeth was named one of twelve Outstanding Young Women in central Ohio by the Zonta Club, a tradition in central Ohio since 1980. More than 100 seniors were nominated for this honor. As the scholarship winner she becomes the Central Ohio representative for the district award. The winner at the district level is nominated for the Zonta International Award.

Elizabeth is shown with Colleen Linhart, Chair of the Outstanding Young Women program.
Summer Camps
Bishop Watterson is offering numerous camps for kids this summer, including art, wood shop and a variety of sports. Click on the button below to get more information.
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Bishop Watterson participates in the Kroger Community Rewards program. To sign up, go to kroger.com , log in to your account and under Savings & Rewards click Kroger Community Rewards. Search for Bishop Watterson. Our number is VG154.