June 4, 2019
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Congratulations on your graduation from Bishop Watterson High School!
As a member of the 62nd graduating class, you join the ranks of more than 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. This newsletter will keep you informed of alumni events as well as school news. 
Please come back to see us; we would love to see you at one of our alumni events!
Class of 2019 Facts

Graduates: 239
College Merit Scholarships: more than $24 million
Colleges: Accepted at 147 colleges; attending 55
Class total service hours: more than 18,500
Diploma with Honors: 76
Presidential Award for Excellence: 103
Academic medals (by subject, awarded for an A average all four years): 144
Upcoming Events
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, 1989, 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 1964
55th Reunion

Saturday, October 19, 2019
Bogey Inn
6013 Glick Road, Powell
3:00-6:00 p.m.

Contacts:
Carol (Judy) Stewart (740) 548-6383
MaryLynn (Clifton) Pierce
(614) 799-5005
Mike McGarity (614) 596-8009
Class of 1969
50th Reunion

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

Saturday, August 9, 2019
La Scala
6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

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Bishop Watterson Class of 1969

Contact: Barbara Cody Burkholder
biddybarb19@icloud.com

Class of 1974
45th Reunion

Friday, August 16, 2019
Golf Outing
Time and course to be determined.
Contact Mike Brinkman at ndameone@aol.com for details.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Half Time Tavern
1532 Bethel Rd.
6:30 to midnight

More information forthcoming.
Contact: Julie Irwin Fino at jfino56@yahoo.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 1984
35th Reunion

Saturday, July 6, 2019
Varsity Club
Private Basement Room

7:00 p.m. to midnight

No tickets required. There will be a cash bar and food available to purchase.

Contact: Jack Kreber
(336) 688-8076


Class of 1994
25th Reunion

Planning has begun for the 25th reunion for the Class of 1994.
Please contact Christie Hooks if you would like to lead or help. She can be reached at christiehooks2@hotmail.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
2019 Athletic Hall of Fame
We are proud to announce our Class of 2019 Athletic Hall of Fame. These individuals will be honored at events on the weekend of September 6-8. Congratulations to all of you.

Matt Callahan '88
Football 1984-1988
Basketball 1984-1988
Baseball 1984-1988

Sam Dixon '75
Basketball 1973-1975

Andrew Moses '05
Football 2002-2004
Basketball 2003-2005

Joanie O'Brien '82
Field Hockey 1978
Basketball 1978-1982
Softball 1979
Track 1980

Tim Pond '63
Baseball 1961-1963
Basketball 1961-1963

Jack Poppe
"Mr. P"
Equipment Coordinator
1986-2017
Men's Night in Honor of Monsignor Grimes
Our annual Men's Night in Honor of Monsignor Kenneth Grimes was held at St. Andrew on Sunday, May 19. Al Washington '02, Ohio State Linebackers Coach, was the guest speaker. Guests gathered to support Monsignor Grimes' scholarship which provides tuition assistance to students who otherwise would not be able to afford a Catholic education. Thank you to all of our sponsors and attendees and our varsity BWHS baseball Eagles who were on hand to bus the tables following the dinner.
Alumni Baseball Night
Alumni Baseball Night was held on Monday, April 28. Head Baseball Coach Scott Manahan, in his final season at BWHS, was honored prior to the game against DeSales. Hot dogs and refreshments were served to the many Eagles fans in attendance.
Join us to celebrate Coach Manahan's baseball career on June 11 from 7:00-10:00 p.m. at Rooster's, 3370 Olentangy River Road, Columbus.
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 guidance counselor Mrs. Jenny Sponseller at jsponseller@cdeducation.org or (614) 268-8671 ext 277.
Alumni in the News
Class of '18 Alumni Complete Infantry School
Jesse Pulsinelli and Joey Decaminada, alumni of the Class of 2018, have graduated from the U.S. Army Infantry School in Fort Benning, Ga. Congratulations to both of you and thank you for serving our country.
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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! 
Eternal Rest Grant Unto Them

The following alumni passed away recently.

Please keep them and their families in your prayers.

Kathleen Ann Davis Cady '59 - April 3, 2019
Rebecca "Becky" Sutner Hunter '61 - April 19, 2019
Erica Peters '90 - May 3, 2019
Mary Ann Hrabley '73 - May 6, 2019

Former Assistant Principal
Father Richard Snoke - April 15, 2019

Former Teacher
Reverend Father Joseph Anthony Ehwald - April 19, 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
Class of 2019 Valedictorians
Seventeen seniors have earned the distinction of valedictorian for the Class of 2019, achieving a grade point average of 4.0 or greater and having taken a minimum of 12 honors, Advanced Placement or College Credit Plus courses over the four years.
 
Class of 2019 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.

Bishop Brennan's First Visit to BWHS
Bishop Robert Brennan, installed as the 12th Bishop of the Diocese of Columbus in March, made his first trip to Bishop Watterson for Grandparents Day in April. He visited with students, staff and grandparents and presided at our Grandparents Day Mass.

National Business Honor Society Inducts 18
Our National Business Honor Society chapter inducted 18 new members for 2019. The Bishop Watterson NBHS Chapter, created in 2013, was the first in central Ohio and just the second in the state.

Back Field Progress
We are making great progress on our back field renovation! Check out the current view and time lapse videos on our website under Support BWHS, Back Field Renovation Project. Or click on the button below.
The Addams Family Receives Four Marquee Nominations
Congratulations to our four nominees for the CAPA Marquee Awards: Best Supporting Actor--Kieran York, Backstage Excellence--Senior Production Team, Outstanding Technical Achievement/Lighting Design--Mandy Flanagan and Best Direction--Liz O'Dorisio. The Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA), as a member of the Broadway League, has become an official Regional Awards Program of The Jimmy Awards/National High School Musical Theatre Awards. To be considered for participation in this first year of the CAPA Marquee Awards, schools had to submit an application and present a full-length musical from a list of Jimmy Awards-approved productions this spring.
Renzi Inducted to ASBDA
Congratulations to band director Mike Renzi for being inducted into the American School Band Directors Association. The Worthington Civic Band surprised him with this very prestigious award at the Spring Band Concert.
Students' Writing Selected for Publication
Congratulations to Jenna Mar '19 and freshman Lucy Loudon, who have had pieces chosen to be published in the 2019 edition of  Flip the Page , Central Ohio’s Teen Literary Journal.  Flip the Page  is a program of Thurber House, whose mission is to celebrate the written word and continue the legacy of humorist, author, cartoonist and Columbus native James Thurber. Jenna and Lucy have the option to read their work at the Columbus Arts Festival on June 8-9. They are shown here with English department chair Carl Bucher, English and creative writing teacher Fawn Parks and English teacher and PenOhio coach Jared Tedrick.
Senior Cookie Baker

 Maddie Price '19 has been delighting many with treats for a while now through her Bumbles Bake Shop, with her cookies featured in Martha Stewart Weddings and in the Ohio Travel Guide. Bumbles Bake Shop will pause business while Maddie attends Kent State to study Entrepreneurship.
Senior Designs Book Cover

 Will Sullivan '19 recently designed the cover of a book written by his father, Mark, and published by Kendall Hunt. The book,  Thrive: When Trouble Visits , is a guide to being your best when trouble visits, thriving when it matters most. Will designed the cover using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, which he learned in our graphic design class. Mark Sullivan is an organizational psychologist, executive coach and Ohio State University Fisher College of Business Distinguished Graduate Teaching Professor.
Class of 2019 on St. Gabriel

Listen to St. Gabriel Radio AM820 on Wednesdays through July to hear some of our seniors doing the station identification!

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.
Support Bishop Watterson when you order from Amazon! We are participating in the Amazon Smiles program and will receive a percentage back when you shop at the link below.
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.