May 24, 2016
Marian Hutson Retirement - Open House - June 5, 2016



June 17, 2016 - Mike Crisp Annual Backyard Shindig
Volunteers are needed! Let us know if you are willing to help by emailing Terri at
Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2016 Announced




Congratulations to the following seven individuals who will be inducted into the 2016 Bishop Watterson Athletic Hall of Fame. 

They have been voted into the Athletic Hall of Fame because of their impressive accomplishments and contributions to

Bishop Watterson athletics. The inductees will be honored at activities on the weekend of August 26 - 28. Inductees will be introduced at half-time of the Bishop Watterson vs. Walnut Ridge football game at Hagley Field on Friday, August 26.

A brunch and induction ceremony will be held on Sunday, August 28 in Dominican Hall at BWHS.


If you would like to nominate someone for our Athletic Hall of Fame, click here.  Nomination forms are due December 1, 2016.



 Bishop Watterson Athletic Hall of Fame

Class of 2016


Katie Brosmer

Head Coach Field Hockey  1976-1996

Softball and Track Coach


Lara Fyda Filia  '98

Field Hockey 1994-1997

 Softball  1995-1997


Mike Golden

Head Football Coach 1989-2002

Asst. Football Coach 1981-1988 


Fritz Kaiser  '65

Football 1961-1964

 Basketball 1961-1965

 Baseball  1962-1965


Scott Manahan

Head Baseball Coach

1991-2007, 2010-present


Matt Pusateri  '00

Football 1996-1999

Baseball  1997-2000

  Wrestling  1996-1997


Shawn Rice  '97

Baseball 1994-1997

Football  1993-1996

  Basketball  1993



Alumni Career Speakers
Over the past few months Bishop Watterson students have had the pleasure of listening to many alumni speak about their careers.
We are grateful that our alumni are willing to donate their time to share their experiences with our students.  If you are interested in speaking to the students about your career next year, please contact Jamie Kirby at
  Paul Boulware '02 and Tim Stotler, speak to students about
  their careers in the field of Welding Engineering.
Jennifer Hogan
 Sister Mary Hope, and Principal Marian Hutson pose with Jennifer
 Hogan '97.  Jennifer spoke to the students about her job
with the Boeing Company
Career speakers
 Counselor Jamie Kirby,  Science teacher Michael Enright '99,
 Jennifer Hogan '97, and Math teacher Betsy Claman.


Gianni Parise '16 speaks with Casey Carty '90 about his career with the FBI.
 Franklin County Prosecutor Joseph Gibson '01, speaks to students
 about a a career in Law.

Save the Date! Legends Golf Outing

Save the Date for our annual

 Legends Golf Outing


Sunday, September 11, 2016


Golf Club of Dublin


Registration coming soon 


Alumni Baseball Night
  Brandon Brown '93, Shaun Swearingen '03, and Sam  McAninch '93.

Former BWHS baseball players and their families
were on hand on Thursday, April 28th to cheer on the Eagles
in their game against Bloom Carroll. 
Guests were treated to fresh grilled hot dogs and
refreshments, courtesy of the Alumni Department.

 The Swearingen Family:  Chris, Kelly, Shaun '03, Damon,
 and Les.

 E.J. Davis '75 and Mike Brinkman '74.

 Former Eagles' statistician Riley Benjamin '12 and her mom,

 Nick Kernan '11, Jerry Kernan, Terri Kernan, and Danny
 Kernan '09.

Lucas Crawford '09 and father Phil Crawford.

  Former 2011 baseball moms Paula Mong and
  Laura Koscielski cheer on the Eagles.

Heather Weekley
 Heather Weekley '07, speaks to the students about her career in journalism.  She currently is a Senior Content Specialist in the Marketing & Public Relations department at Nationwide Children's Hospital.
 L to R:  Maggie Kaminski, Lexi Cramer, Kathryn O'Sullivan, Heather Weekley, Madi Arthur and Anna Hartman. 
Alumni prepare meals at St. Lawrence Haven
The Alumni Department provides service at St. Lawrence Haven on the second Wednesday of each month. We prepare and package 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. The Haven sits behind Holy Family 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 on June 8, or at a future time, please email Terri Kernan at We would love to have you join us!
Annual Eagle Fund Update
"No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted. "

Our fourth, and final, mailing for The Annual Eagle Fund should've arrived last week in your mailboxes! Our goal this year is $300,000. Bishop Watterson is currently at 69% of goal with donations totaling $229,815.21.
We are asking that all Bishop Watterson families, alumni and friends prayerfully consider a gift to the Annual Eagle Fund so that we can "Soar to New Heights!"

You can give by mailing a check in the envelope provided in the mailing or by clicking

School News

Latin Students Set Gold Medal Record
This was a banner year for Bishop Watterson's Latin students on the 2016 National Latin Exam. They won 33 gold medals, three more than the record set in 2011!  There were also 26 silver medal winners, ten 3 rd place certificate winners and three 4 th place certificate winners. Of the 82 students who took the exam, 73 earned an award. Latin teacher Denise Davis-Henry is very proud of the students' outstanding, academic achievement!

For the complete list of award winners, click here.

At right, sophomores Claire Schenk and DJ Brown received perfect scores on the National Latin Exam.
Eugepae! (Congratulations!)

National Business Honor Society Induction
Bishop Watterson recently inducted 23 students into the National Business Honor Society. The Bishop Watterson NBHS Chapter, created in 2013, was the first in central Ohio and just the second in the state. This was the fourth class of inductees
Membership in the NBHS is based upon academics, service and leadership, with the academic portion based on overall grade point average and GPA in business classes. A minimum of four business classes are required, with two of them required to be advanced placement and/or dual enrollment.

Click here for the list of NBHS inductees and members. 
Addition to Curriculum Leads to Interdepartmental Project

Computer science teacher and Technology Director Janet Anthony is accustomed to having at least one student propose an independent study each year. But the idea a student suggested for 2015-16 made her pause. Click here to read the complete story.

National Honor Society Induction
Eighty-four students were inducted into the National Honor Society this spring. For the complete list, of inductees, click here . 
Spring Sports Success

 The Eagles defeated Buckeye Valley on May 16 and Lakewood on May 18 to become District champs.They move on to play Defiance in the regional semi-final on Thursday, May 26 at Carter Park at Bowling Green State University.

Track Record Setters
Max McClelland set a school record at the CCL Championships in the 3200 meters with his time of 9:43.31, breaking the 19-year-old mark of 9:44.6 held by Geoff Dew, '97. Nick Haley won the 800 meters in 1:58.80. McClelland went on to break his own record, running a 9:31.98 to qualify for the regional finals. 
Earning All-League Honors: Nick Haley, Garrin Bachinski, Max McClelland, Ross Kuhn and Nick Kuraly.
The 4x100 team of Michelle Lehmann, Maddie Ogden, J'Niah Johnston-Reynolds and Erin Lombardi set a new school record of 50.08 seconds. The following athletes took 1st place and All-CCL Honors: Leah Paskell in long jump, Logan Paeglis in high jump, and the 4 X 100 team.
H20 Challenge 2016

This year's H20 Challenge brought in $2,520 dollars which were donated to the Passion Center Orphanage in Malawi, Africa. Left to right -- Jack Jeffries, theology teacher and H20 Challenge coordinator David Klemm, Leah Paskell and Betty Cleary.

A family of four children were "adopted" due to the efforts of the H20 Challenge. A group, including several BWHS alumni, will travel to Malawi, Africa in July to spend two weeks working with the Passion Center Orphanage.
"We will pray with them, give them inspiration and assure them that there are more than 1,000 concerned and caring folks here that will be keeping them in our thoughts and prayers as they struggle to survive and get an education," said George Cleary '84. "During our visit we will go to the remote area where the family lives and get to know them. We hope to take provisions and possibly repair their home where needed."
4.0 Students 2015-16
Congratulations to the students who earned a 4.0 or higher for each of the first three quarters of this school year !  
Click here for the list of students.

2015 - 2016 BWHS Alumni Association Board Members

Front Row:  Carol Judy Stewart, Chris Weisner, Heather Weekley, President Mark Flanagan, and

Carolyn Ritchey Hayzlett.

Back Row:  Emily Manahan, Mike Rea, E.J. Davis, Steve Devlin, Ron Benjamin, Corey Shubitowski Barrett, 

and Kathy Bryant 

(not pictured):  Monsignor John Cody, Anne Flood Campbell, Jon Fortkamp, Leo Grimes, Christy Shaffer Petersen, and David Stein




President - Mark Flanagan  '97
Vice President - Leo Grimes '73
Secretary - Steve Devlin '96

Advisory Position - Shawn O'Reilly '88


 Chaplain - Rev. Msgr. John Cody '64 

Alumni Director - Scott Manahan

Alumni Assistant - Terri Kernan


Board Members


Corey Shubitowski Barrett  '05

Ron Benjamin '87

Kathy Bryant '80

Anne Flood Campbell '80

E. J. Davis '75

Jonathan Fortkamp '88

Carolyn Ritchey Hayzlett '92

          Emily Manahan '08

Christy Shaffer Petersen '96

Mike Rea  '62

David Stein  '92

Carol Judy Stewart  '64

Heather Weekley '07

Chris Weisner '03

Upcoming Events


June 17, 2016

3rd Annual Backyard Shindig


August 26 - 28, 2016

Athletic Hall of Fame Weekend


September 11, 2016

Legends Golf Classic


Planning a Class Reunion in 2016?


Let us know! We would be happy to assist you in any way that we can. Please email Terri Kernan at 

or call (614) 268-8671 x326.


If you have any photos from

your reunions, please send to Terri so that we can share!



50TH Reunion

September 23 & 24, 2016

Friday, September 23, 2016

Tailgate Party & Tour 


5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Football game at Hagely

7:30 p.m. 

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Mass at Our Lady of Victory

5:00 p.m.


Dinner & Dancing

Our Lady of Victory

Social Hall

6:00 p.m.



Jane Albright Blank at 




40th Reunion


August 5, 2016 

OSU Golf Club


Details forthcoming



Ann Moses




35th Reunion


August 13, 2016 

Harrison's on Kenny



Dee Nutter






Alex Kyser Street




5th Reunion


Saturday, July 30, 2016

Halftime Tavern

Bethel Rd.



Zack Kerscher






Update your Information


We want to know what you are up to!  Let us know about any job changes, address changes, weddings, or births. Update your information on our website! 


Click here to do that today!


Broadway Workshop
BWHS Musical Director Liz Thomas '87 O'Dorisio will lead sessions for grades 2-8 and 9-12 August 8-13 in the Little Theatre!
Each participant will get an opportunity to experience what it takes to put on a staged production.  From Auditions to Set Design, Rehearsals to Costume Selection, Choreography to Vocal Review - in one week, students will participate in a student-built show with confidence!
Click here for more information. 
Bibs Available


New Baby?

Let our Alumni Department know!


Contact Terri Kernan at

Career Speakers Needed


We are in the process of compiling a list of career speakers.


If you are interested, please email counselor Jamie Kirby at


Speakers will be presenting to

the students during the next few months.


Summer Sports Camps

Click here for Bishop Watterson's Summer Sports Camps 


Eagle Review

Click here for the latest Eagle Review magazine!  

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Our BWHS Alumni Association Board meets once per month to discuss upcoming events and activities. All Alumni are invited to attend. Pizza and refreshments are served. If you would like to join us at an upcoming meeting, please let us know. 

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