April 17, 2016
Monsignor John Cody March Madness Table Tennis Tourney 


A record number of teams competed in our annual Monsignor John Cody March Madness Table Tennis Tournament.  

The duo of Phil Diaz and Jeff Woods won the coveted first place trophy.

Ron Benjamin '87 did a great job of coordinating this event.


Spring Alumni Nights


Join us at the Bishop Watterson baseball field as the Eagles take on Bloom Caroll on Thursday, April 28 at 5:00 p.m.  
Hotdogs and refreshments will
be served.

Join us on Saturday, April 30 to watch BWHS vs. Central Crossing. 
Game times are 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. at Ridgeview Middle School.

Refreshments will be served. 
Contact Tracey Cultice at
tcultice@cdeducation.org if interested.

Monsignor Kenneth Grimes Men's Night held on April 10th   
Approximately 130 men were in attendance for Men's Night which was held in honor of our beloved Monsignor Kenneth Grimes on Sunday, April 10 at St. Andrew's. Alumni Director Scott Manahan was the master of ceremonies and Jack Park, an Ohio State historian, was the guest speaker. Monsignor Grimes' nephew, Leo '73 ran the silent auction and Advancement Council president Shawn O'Reilly '88 spoke to the group about matching scholarships. Guests were treated to a steak dinner catered by Berwick.  Proceeds from this event benefit BWHS students through scholarships. The Alumni and Development Departments are thankful for all who attended or contributed to the success of this event in any way. 




Annual Eagle Fund Update
We are blessed by the support of our generous alumni!
Did you know that the Annual Eagle Fund bridges the cost of tuition and the actual cost of a Bishop Watterson education? The support of Bishop Watterson alumni helps us build a culture of giving!
As of today, we are currently at 68% of our $300,000 goal. Your generosity will help us to keep pace with technology advancement, ongoing facility enhancements, and will help us to provide tuition assistance funds and grants to those desiring a Catholic education for their children. We are grateful to all who give their time and donations to support our school. You may donate by going to www.bishopwatterson.com and click "Give to BWHS".  

Alumni Breakfast  -  Friday, May 13, 2016



The Alumni Department will be hosting an Alumni Breakfast on Friday, May 13, 2016.  A continental breakfast will be served and guests will have the opportunity to hear about what is going on at their alma mater.  Tours will be given.


Please RSVP to Terri Kernan at tkernan@cdeducation.org.

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 May 11th, or at a future time, please email Terri Kernan at tkernan@cdeducation.org. We would love to have you join us!
Backyard Shindig 2016


School News

Principal Marian Hutson Retires
Dear Alumni,
Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come.
We have only today. Let us begin.
       Mother Teresa 
I have spent thirty-eight wonderful years ministering at Bishop Watterson and have had the privilege of sharing in the lives of literally thousand   s of students. I have cherished the friendships I have made with so many staff members, alumni and parents throughout the years. However, it is now time for those yesterdays to be gone and for me to retire so that I can begin a new today. As I conclude my service here at the end of this school year, I am looking forward to having more time for my family, parish and community in the tomorrows to come.
I am confident that the next principal will build on the excellence of the past while forging a new path into the future. I ask that you keep that person, as well as me, in your prayers.
Many blessings to all of you.     

Marian Hutson 

Directed by Liz Thomas '87 O'Dorisio   Still More Shows! April 22, 23, 24   
Alumni Night was April 14  
Twel ve More Seniors To Play College Sports
Twelve Bishop Watterson seniors announced their intent to play college sports on April 13, 2016. This brings the total to 21 college athletes for the Class of 2016.

Left to right - Front row: Jenna Durham, swimming, Indiana University-Purdue University of Indianapolis, Clintonville Academy; Grace Thomas, cross country/track & field, The Ohio State University, St. Andrew School/St. Brigid of Kildare Parish; Maddie Penn, swimming, Ohio Wesleyan University, Ridgeview Middle School; Adelaide Grubbe, cross country, Lake Forest College, Olentangy Shanahan Middle School/Immaculate Conception Parish; Carrie Horan, swimming, LaSalle University, Immaculate Conception School and Parish; Back row: Ben Kring, wrestling, Case Western Reserve University, St. Andrew School and Parish; Garrin Bachinski, track & field, Wittenberg University, St. Andrew School and Parish; Mark Zelnik, baseball, Ohio Northern University, Grove City Christian School/Sts. Simon & Jude Parish; Nate Boone, basketball, Capital University, St. Andrew School and Parish; Jake Winters, football, Wittenberg University, St. Timothy School and Parish; Alex Gabel, baseball, Walsh University, St. Andrew School and Parish; Max McClelland, cross country/track & field, Marquette University, St. Michael School/St. Joan of Arc Parish.

Following are thoughts from a few of these seniors on their experience at Bishop Watterson.

"Bishop Watterson has taught me how to manage my time, organize myself and never give up," said swimmer Maddie Penn. "Having an opportunity to grow and develop with my teammates has been incredible. Watterson has given me four years to become the person I am today, a person that can and will excel in college."

"Bishop Watterson has helped me develop spiritually, academically and athletically," said wrestler Ben Kring. "Catholic teaching reminds me that I am a part of something bigger than myself. I am a representative of my school, my sport and, most importantly, my faith. This helps me to stay humble in victory and persevere in defeat."

"Every class I've taken has taught me to work hard in my studies," said baseball player Alex Gabel. "I've played baseball and basketball four years and football two years and every coach I'vd had has taught me to sharpen my skills as an athlete and as a man. Faith is a huge part of sports. You have to count on others, not be selfish and work through tough times. My faith has taught me to trust others and do everything to the best of my ability. When you have faith in God, you know that you can count on others to help you through tough times and you help others when they're going through tough times."
Fill Up Friday 2016 A Huge Success

Our grand total for 2016 Fill Up Fridays was 23,508 items donated for Holy Family Soup Kitchen, the Guadalupe Center and the St. Francis Center in McArthur, Ohio. This was an amazing accomplishment! To put the collection in perspective, the total for 2015 was 8,339!

Competitions this year were between Team Nemo and Team Toy Story for week one, Teams Superman, Wonder Woman and Captain America for week two and Teams Drake & Josh, Zoey 101 and Victorious, all seniors, for week three.

We are so proud of our student teams for the work they did to collect for those in need!

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

April 28, 2016

Alumni Baseball Night


April 30, 2016

Softball Alumni Day


May 13, 2016

Alumni Breakfast 


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 tkernan@cdeducation.org 

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



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. 
Jazz Night

The 2016 BWHS Band Booster Jazz Dinner is May 6 at Scioto Reserve. Tickets will be available for purchase starting April 6.  Come enjoy great music by the BWHS Jazz Band and Honor Band and dinner with friends and family!  Click here to register now!
Bibs Available


New Baby?

Let our Alumni Department know!


Contact Terri Kernan at tkernan@cdeducation.com

Sports Performance Camp
This camp is open to boys in grades 4-8 and will provide an opportunity to develop skills and enhance overall sports performance. We will focus on movement preparation (dynamic warm up), speed mechanics, agility training, sport specific training, resistance training, core strength development and energy system development (conditioning).
Click here for the information and registration form.
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 


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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. 

Email Terri Kernan at tkernan@cdeducation.org.    


Let us know about any alumni weddings or births and we will include them in our next Eagle Review. Email information to
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