Monthly Archives: March 2014

Brady Blake and Family Return to B.D.H.S.

Brady Blake and his family returned to Bishop Donahue today, a year after we met him for the first time. Brady, who turned three in January, was born with Spina Bifida and was using a walker when we last saw him.  Today, Brady WALKED into the gym and greeted our students with smile that made this a day we will all remember.   Brady was joined by his parents, Brad (B.D. Class of `91) and Angel,  big sister Riley, and grandparents Rick and Janie Blake.

B.D.’s Miranda Heitz Receives President’s Volunteer Service Award

DSCF7920Miranda Heitz, a senior at Bishop Donahue High School, has been honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award. 

The award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country, was granted by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program on behalf of President Barack Obama. Bishop Donahue nominated Miranda for national honors this fall in recognition of her volunteer service.

Principal Tom Wise praised Miranda for her selfless efforts, “Miranda is an outstanding young lady and a great role model for our younger students.  Her generosity of time and spirit have positively impacted our school, and community.”  Wise noted that the school theme, “Enter to Learn Christ, Exit to Serve Christ” are words that Miranda lives by.  “We are extremely proud of Miranda and she is truly deserving of this prestigious award”.

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), recognizes middle level and high school students across America for outstanding volunteer service. 

E. Hill and H. Kaschke Win Wendy’s Heisman Award

DSCF7914-001Congratulations to Elaysia Hill and Hunter Kaschke, the B.D.H.S school winners of the Wendy’s High School Heisman award.  Since 1994, the Wendy’s High School Heisman Program has honored more than 395,000 of the nation’s most esteemed high school seniors in partnership with the Heisman Memorial Trophy® Committee. The leadership award-honorees are well-rounded young men and woman who excel in learning, performing, and leading in the class room, on the field and in the community.



B.D. Students Compete at West Liberty Regional Science Fair

Kyle Logan Trent Shae
Kyle Swann, 2nd place:Engineering Logan Ingram, 3rd place: Mathematics Trent Snyder, Honorable Mention: Psychology Shae Reinbeau, Honorable Mention: Botany

West Liberty University held its annual Regional Science and Engineering Fair March 7 – 8 and four Donahue students received recognition for their exhibits.  Congratulations to Kyle Swann, Logan Ingram, Trent Snyder and Shae Reinbeau for their outstanding work.

The fair is the the largest in the region and attracts hundreds of students in grades 6 – 12 who live in Belmont and Jefferson counties in Ohio and Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, Tyler, and Wetzel counties in West Virginia.


Sarris Easter Candy Sale

Sarris picSarris Easter Candy Sale!  All B.D. students are selling Sarris Easter Candy for their class to go toward their Prom and Graduation expenses.  Each student received a Sarris Easter Candy brochure and order form.  All candy orders must be in by March 20th, 2014.  Delivery will April 9th, 2014.  Please help support our students in this sale.

B.D.’s Matt Vucelik Named U.S. Attorney’s Ambassador for Justice

DSC_8480_ppMatt Vucelik has been named as the U.S. Attorney’s Ambassador for Justice.  This award recognizes Matt’s devotion to justice, citizenship and serving others.  Matt was chosen due to his outstanding character, superior academic record, and leadership skills.

Matt will be recognized by U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld III at a ceremony in Charleston, WV on March 12.