October 25, 2018
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Upcoming Events
Alumni Show - Cast & Crew of 1994 - November 3, 2018
12 Angry Men/12 Angry Women

Mothers' Club Fall Dinner - November 14, 2018
Wedgewood Country Club - Click here to register.

Athletic Hall of Fame Nominations Due - December 1, 2018
Click here for requirements and nomination form.

Ron Shay Alumni Basketball Tournament - December 30, 2018

Eagle Gala - April 28, 2019
The Exchange at Bridgepark

Monsignor Kenneth Grimes' Mens' Night - May 19, 2019
Reunions
Class of 1978 - 40th Reunion
  October 26-27, 2018  
 
Friday: Tailgate at Hagely Field
before BWHS vs. DeSales football game, begins at 5:30 p.m.
 
Saturday: Golf at York Golf Club,
tee times start at 12:15 p.m., $60
Contact: Rick Levy at rlevy@nicksavko.com

Reunion Reception
Bishop Watterson Dominican Hall
6:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Contact:
  Mary Meiresonne Flynn mcmeiresonne@gmail.com
or
Missy Berry Lorenz lmelissa60@gmail.com
Class of 1993 - 25th Reunion
Saturday, November 17, 2018

Byrne's Pub
1248 W. 3rd Ave.
Columbus, OH
7:00 p.m.

Contact:
Robert & Carrie Weakley Hayes
(614) 915-9633

Class of 1998 - 20th Reunion
Class of 1998
The Class of 1998 held their 20th reunion on Saturday, October 20th at Grandview Cafe.
Pictured L to R: Craig Meyer, Nick Votalini, Alumni Director Scott Manahan, Randy Allen, and Sean Frank.
Class of 1998
Pictured L to R: Erin Ogden Oxander, Molly Mahoney Boulware, and Jeff Boulware.

Planning a Reunion in 2018 or 2019?

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!
Legends Golf Classic
An unseasonably beautiful and sunny October 7th was the backdrop for our Legends Golf Classic at The Golf Club of Dublin.
This annual outing honors the legacies of two great coaches and administrators: Ron Shay and Tom Scholl. Our honorary guest this year was former BWHS football coach and Athletic Hall of Fame member Mike Golden. Due to the generous donations from our sponsors and golfers, we were able to raise nearly $7,000 that will be used to provide support for scholarships. The Alumni Department is thankful to all who contributed to making this event a great success.
Homecoming Hall of Fame
At our Homecoming Assembly on October 12, we inducted Chuck Nance '58 into our Homecoming Hall of Fame! Chuck was a member of the first class at Bishop Watterson and president of his class all four years. He was also the first Student Council President at BWHS.  Under his leadership, the precedent of class representatives was set. When he was not pulling good-natured jokes in our beloved hallways, he could be found on the football or baseball field. After his career at Bishop Watterson, Mr. Nance joined the Marines. He and his wife, Jerry, recently celebrated 55 years of marriage, including raising and educating several children in the Catholic faith and tradition. Though he remains the only Bishop Watterson graduate in his family, to this day Mr. Nance is always loyal to his Alma Mater, and continues to meet with members of his graduating class over a meal every other month.
In October we completed our Back Field Renovation Project campaign thanks to our generous Bishop Watterson community! A donor’s offer to match gifts up to $250,000 through Oct. 10 propelled us across the finish line of this $3 million capital improvement project. Our band, baseball, cheerleading, field hockey, football, lacrosse, soccer and track programs are truly grateful and looking forward to having the back field in full use for the fall of 2019!
In addition, the renovation will also benefit our physical education classes and will allow Bishop Watterson to host Diocesan grade school football games, bringing potential families to our campus.
Many thanks to all who gave!
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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 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 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! 
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
smanahan@cdeducation.org
(614) 268-8671 ext. 239
 
Alumni In the News
Tim Timmons '86 umpired Game 1 of the World Series. This was his first appearance in a World Series game. Congrats, Tim.


Three Bishop Watterson alumni are members of the Ohio State marching band this year! From left: Austin Hare, Sam George and Bryan Hare.


Congratulations to Sandy Bolzenius '77 on the recent publication of her new book, Glory in Their Spirit:
How Four Black Women Took on the Army during
World War II.


 Aileen Clemans '09 was featured in September's issue of 614Columbus.
Aileen's women's clothing company, altre "carefully curates vintage + second hand pieces and reworks them to have a more modern vibe and style. These garments are given a whole new life and saved from a landfill."
To read more click here .
Aileen graduated from the University of Cincinnati after attending BWHS.
Congratulations to Aileen on this exciting venture. Photo of Aileen courtesy of photographer, Emma Low.
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. 
Yearbooks
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 or you would like to purchase one.
Eternal Rest Grant Unto Them
The following alumni passed away recently.
Please keep them and their families in your prayers.

Tom Sharp '62 - June 2, 2018
Ron Foeller '68 - July 5, 2018
Nikolas Heidel '09 - July 6, 2018
Joseph Dallas '60 - September 10, 2018
Rose Motil '71 - September 15, 2018
Daniel Mahoney '68 - September 22, 2018

Former teacher Nancy Essman - August 6, 2018
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
Msgr. Spiers Service Awards 2018
The Monsignor Spiers Service Awards are named after Monsignor Edward Spiers, the founding principal when Bishop Watterson opened. Monsignor Spiers served as principal at Bishop Watterson from 1953-1971. A Homecoming week tradition that goes back to 1996, these awards are presented by Student Council to honor students who have performed outstanding service in both the school and the community. The Monsignor Spiers Awards honor individuals who have upheld his commitment to the Christian values of service and education. 
Left to right: Dominic Giacomin, Maria Lamb, Lauren Sewell, Ana Schroeder.
To read more about their service,  click here.
2018 Homecoming Court
Eight seniors were named to Bishop Watterson's 2018 Homecoming Court. These seniors were nominated by a classmate and selected by a panel of faculty members.
Left to right, front row: Emily Hohlefelder, Sarah Druhan, Nicole Orsini, Reagan Bramlish; back row: Dylan Tucker, Max Hansell, Will Long, Jacob DeVendra.
At the Homecoming Dance on Saturday, October 13, Nicole Orsini and Jacob DeVendra were named Homecoming Queen and King.
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