Monthly Archives: December 2015

J. Richmond and M. Fouty Honored as Students of the Month

Dec. Students of the MonthCongratulations to Jennifer Richmond and Matthew Fouty, our December Students of the Month. The Student of the Month program is generously sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. Each month, two students are recognized for their outstanding academic performance, attitude, character, and service to the school or community.

B.D. Senior Finishes 2nd in Statewide Essay Competition

MLK Essay State Runner-Up

Coleton Berletch

The Martin Luther King, Jr. State Holiday Commission joined the Wheeling YWCA earlier this year and extended an invitation to all school aged children in WV to participate in the YWCA “Project on Racism Essay Contest”.  We are proud to announce that of the 500 essays submitted statewide, B.D.H.S. Senior Coleton Berletch won second place.  All winners are invited to read their essays at Laughlin Chapel’s Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration in Wheeling on Monday, January 18 at 10:00.  Furthermore, they are invited to the YWCA Stand Against Racism Celebration in Charleston sponsored by the West Virginia Martin Luther King, Jr. State Holiday Commission on Friday, April 22.  

Dec. 12 Deadline nears….B.D. Seeking Hall of Fame Nominations

HOFBishop Donahue High School is currently requesting nominations for the B.D. H.S. Hall of Fame.  The Hall of Fame was created as a means of recognizing and promoting the accomplishments of our Alumni and Friends.  

Any member of the Bishop Donahue family may serve as a nominator. The nominees must be an alumnus or alumnae to merit Hall of Fame consideration.  However, non-alumni can qualify to enter the Hall as a Special Recognition member (see description below).

Hall of Fame…..The nominee must be an alumnus/alumnae who has achieved success in his/her chosen field and who has led an exemplary life.  The alumnus/alumnae has significantly witnessed gospel values in his/her personal, professional and public life that were learned at Bishop Donahue.

Special Recognition Award (does not have to be an Alumni)…..The nominee has had a long-term commitment to Bishop Donahue High School having served in various capacities throughout the school for a number of years; has been a significant donor to Bishop Donahue causes or who was a parent who promoted family Christian values and Catholic Education with their family becoming a cornerstone of Donahue.

The Hall of Fame nomination deadline is December 12, 2015.   Following the nomination and selection process, B.D.H.S. will hold its biennial Hall of Fame Ceremony in 2016.  The induction ceremony and dinner will be held on February 20, 2016, at the Moundsville Country Club.

*The B.D. Hall of Fame and the B.D. Athletic Hall of Fame are two separate entities.  We will begin accepting nominations for the Athletic Hall of Fame in 2016.  Nominations being solicited at this time are not based on athletic achievement.

Thank you for taking the time to nominate deserving candidates!



Bishop Donahue Ranked #1 in Statewide Competition !!!


College Foundation of West Virginia recognizes high schools for meeting FAFSA completion goal

Bishop Donahue Ranked #1 in Statewide Completion Rate!!!

fafsaCHARLESTON, W.Va. – The College Foundation of West Virginia (CFWV) announced today that 32 high schools in West Virginia met or exceeded the State’s 2015 goal for increasing the number of 12th graders who complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or “FAFSA.” 

In January, CFWV set a goal of ensuring that at least 60 percent of high school seniors complete the FAFSA, which is the primary application for state and federal financial aid for college, by September 1. 

“Completing the FAFSA is one of the most important steps in pursuing higher education,” Brian Weingart, Senior Director for Financial Aid at the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (Commission) and West Virginia Community and Technical College System (WVCTCS), said. “By completing this one form, students can be considered to receive thousands of dollars in grants — that’s ‘free money’ that you don’t have to pay back.”

Students can complete the FAFSA anytime after January 1 in the year they intend to go to college. Filing the FAFSA allows students to be considered for the Federal Pell Grant  which this year provided students with up to $5,775 to cover the cost of tuition and other education expenses. Students who file the form before April 15 will also be considered for up to $2,600 through the West Virginia Higher Education Grant Program. Additionally, completing the FAFSA is a requirement of applying for State scholarship programs, including the PROMISE Scholarship

 Bishop Donahue ranks #1 statewide with FAFSA completion percentage.  Our special thanks to Counselor Amy Granato who works tirelessly with our families to ensure future academic and financial success for our students!


Schools 2015 Percent Completed
Bishop Donahue High School 85%
Harman High School 75%
George Washington High School 74%
Hurricane High School 73%
Bridgeport High School 71%
Wahama High School 70%
Winfield High School 70%
Moorefield High School 69%
Paden City High School 69%
Paw Paw High School 69%
Valley High School – Fayette 69%
East Fairmont High School 68%
Frankfort High School 68%
Pendleton County Middle/High School 68%
Buffalo High School 67%
Hedgesville High School 66%
Midland Trail High School 66%
Morgantown High School 66%
Cabell Midland High School 65%
Mingo Central Comprehensive High School 64%
Ravenswood High School 64%
University High School 64%
Williamstown High School 64%
Bluefield High School 63%
East Hardy High School 63%
Van Junior/Senior High School 63%
Martinsburg High School 62%
Pocahontas County High School 62%
Wheeling Park High School 62%
Elkins High School 61%
Fairmont Senior High School 61%
Fayetteville High School 61%
Lincoln County High School 61%
Point Pleasant High School 61%
Scott High School 61%
Greenbrier East High School 60%
Lincoln High School 60%
Logan Senior High School 60%
Princeton Senior High School 60%
Tucker County High School 60%
Washington High School 60%
Weir High School 60%
Brooke High School 59%
Oak Glen High School 59%
Parkersburg High School 59%
Riverside High School 59%
South Charleston High School 59%
Saint Albans High School 58%
Wirt County High School 58%
Cameron High School 57%
Jefferson High School 57%
Petersburg High School 57%
Spring Mills High School 57%
Spring Valley High School 57%
Summers County High School 57%
Calhoun Middle/High School 56%
Clay-Battelle High School 56%
Meadow Bridge High School 56%
Montcalm High School 56%
North Marion High School 56%
Richwood High School 56%
Sissonville High School 56%
Buckhannon Upshur High School 55%
Capital High School 55%
Nitro High School 55%
Poca High School 55%
Ripley High School 55%
Berkeley Springs High School 54%
Chapmanville Sr High School 54%
Herbert Hoover High School 54%
Keyser High School 54%
Parkersburg South High School 54%
Shady Spring High School 54%
St. Marys High School 54%
Tyler Consolidated High School 54%
Webster County High School 54%
Ritchie County High School 53%
Robert C. Byrd High School 53%
Greenbrier West High School 52%
Hundred High School 52%
Huntington High School 52%
Lewis County High School 52%
Musselman High School 52%
Tug Valley High School 52%
Woodrow Wilson High School 52%
John Marshall High School 51%
Sherman High School 51%
Wayne High School 51%
Independence High School 50%
James Monroe High School 50%
Philip Barbour High School Complex 50%
Pikeview High School 50%
Valley High School – Wetzel 50%
Gilmer County High School 49%
Nicholas County High School 49%
Tygarts Valley Middle/High School 49%
Grafton High School 48%
Hannan High School 48%
Oak Hill High School 48%
Union Educational Complex 48%
Magnolia High School 47%
River View High School 47%
Westside High School 47%
Liberty High School – Raleigh 46%
Man Senior High School 46%
Roane County High School 46%
South Harrison High School 46%
Preston High School 45%
Clay County High School 44%
Liberty High School – Harrison 44%
Braxton County High School 43%
Doddridge County High School 43%
Hampshire Senior High School 43%
Mount View High School 42%
Tolsia High School 42%
Wyoming County East High School 41%