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Valedictorians

Bishop Watterson has announced Valedictorians for the Class
of 2013. These students finished their high school careers with a 4.0 grade point average or above.

The students are listed below along with their parents' names, parish affiliation, where they plan to attend college and their intended majors along with some of the activities and service projects they were involved in.

Samantha Beery - Thomas and Susan, St. Agatha parish and school, University of Toledo (pharmacy). Samantha was a member of Well Club and National Honors Society, as well as the Spanish Club Co-President.

Bobby Bryant - Sandra Savich and Barry Bryant, St. Andrew parish and school, University of Notre Dame (business and pre-med). Bobby was a captain of the BWHS golf team and a member of the hockey team, played ultimate frisbee, and was a member of the National Honor Society. Bobby also was Vice President of the National Business Honor Society and was involved with the senior leadership team.

Emily Byorth - Douglas and Beth, St. Brigid parish and school, Clemson University (pre-health science). Emily was an executive member of the Well Club, a member of the National Honor Society, and competed on a club soccer team. She served in CCL for the Kids and was an altar server at St. Brigid.

Gabrielle Byorth - Douglas and Beth, St. Brigid parish and school, Clemson University (pre-health science). Gabrielle was an executive member of the Well Club, a member of the National Honor Society, and competed on a club soccer team. She served her community through CCL for the Kids and was an altar server at St. Brigid.

Alexandra Demboski - Paul and Bonnie, St. Brigid parish and school, Xavier University (occupational therapy). Alexandra competed on a club soccer team and was captain of the BWHS soccer team. She was also involved with the Well Club, and was in the National Honor Society. She served her community through A Kid Again, and was an altar server at St. Brigid.

Bryn Dougherty - Mark and Erin, St. Brendan parish and school, Northwestern University (biology, pre-med). Bryn was the President of our St. Vincent de Paul, secretary of Business Club, and was Vice President of the National Honor Society. Bryn also went on mission trips to Mexico, was a 7th grade volleyball coach at St. Brendan, and was involved with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program at Ohio Dominican University.

Paulina Eberts - Jon and Sandra, Immaculate Conception parish and school, Notre Dame (chemical engineering). Paulina was a senior leader, as well as a member of Blink 180, student council, the National Business Honor Society, and the Human Rights Club. She was a track captain, as well as a co-chair of the Green committee. Paulina volunteered with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

Lauren Egle - Robert and Liane, St. Andrew parish and school, The Ohio State University (biology, pre-med). Lauren was a dancer, and was also involved in 7 Days a Week, the Well Club, and was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Lauren was also a teacher, an assistant teacher, and secretary of a dance studio. She also volunteered at Children's Hospital.

Emily Engert - J. Errick and Cynthia, St. Agatha parish and school, Miami University (biology, pre-med). She was a member of Nellie's Club, the Executive Board of the Well Club, and was a captain for the BWHS lacrosse and field hockey teams.

Annie Gavin - Dan and Beth, St. Andrew school and parish, The Ohio State University (pre-med). Annie was a member of the BWHS soccer team, an executive member of the Well Club, and was a senior leadership team member. She also coached two basketball teams, was a freshman retreat leader, and participated in numerous food drives.

Emily Geyer - Thomas and Catherine, St. Brendan school and parish, Notre Dame (business). Emily was a member of student council, National Honor Society, and was on the senior leadership team. She headed up the Music in the Halls Committee, and participated in Fill up the Truck as a team leader.

Amanda Harbrecht - Dr. Jeffrey and Mary, St. Michael school and St. Peter parish, Notre Dame (undecided major). Amanda played field hockey, as well as being a member of student council and the senior leadership team. She also assisted with the canned food drives and recycling efforts, and she helped plan the CCL Danceathon.

Abigail Hofmeister - Drs. Joseph and Marietta, St. Michael school, Northwestern University (industrial engineering, applied mathematics). Abigail was a captain of the BWHS volleyball team, and competed with a club volleyball team. She also participated in the Well Club, and helped coach the St. Michael and Immaculate Conception volleyball teams.

Andrew Huber - Dr. Steven and Laura, St. Brendan parish and school, Miami University (biology). Andrew was captain of the BWHS soccer team and also competed on the ultimate frisbee team. He also volunteered for Special Olympics.

Trevor James - Cynthia, St. Brigid parish and school, The Ohio State University (health sciences). Trevor was a member of the volleyball team, and volunteered at the Whetstone Library Homework Help Center and the Franklin County Dog Shelter.

Caroline Lieser - Ronald and Laura, Clintonville Academy, The Ohio State University (biomedical engineering). Caroline was a member of both the swim and cross country teams, and was a member of National Honor Society. She assisted her community through the Special Olympics, and took a mission trip to Joplin, Missouri.

Gina Livecchi - James and Kristen, Our Lady of Peace school and parish, Northwestern University (psychology and biological sciences). Gina was a member of student council, worship band, the Harry Potter club, and the French club. She was also a captain of the swim team and was the Vice President of National Honor Society, as well as the Co-President of the French Club. She was a 3rd grade religion teacher at Our Lady of Peace, a swim coach at Northwest Swim Club, and participated in the St. Agatha Cranks Creek Mission Trip.

Jordan Lucki - Ronald and Michelle, St. Joan of Arc parish and St. Michael school, The Ohio State University (chemical engineering). Jordan was a lacrosse and cross country captain, as well as the student council vice president. He also volunteered at the Buckeye Ranch Foundation and the Holy Family Soup Kitchen.

Peter Lyons - John and Judy, St. Michael parish and school, Georgia Tech (electrical/computer engineering, strategic leadership). Peter was the State President of the Ohio Association of Student Councils, as well as being a member of the Bishop Watterson student council. He was a member of the varsity golf team, the robotics team, the St. Joseph of Arimathea Society, and the ultimate frisbee team. He was a founder and captain of the robotics team, and helped with recycling around the school.

Nathan Majka - Mark and Judith, St. Agatha school and parish, The Ohio State University (international business, French/Spanish). Nathan was a member of student council, National Honor Society, the bowling team, and the French club. Nathan was president of the Harry Potter club and the chair of the green committee. He served his community by going on the Cranks Creek Mission Trip, volunteered at Riverside Hospital, and was an Upper Arlington Public Library volunteer.

Alisa Noll - Nancy, Immaculate Conception parish and school, The Ohio State University (engineering). Alisa was a member of student council and the human rights club. She also ran on the BWHS cross country and track teams. She assisted with the H20 Challenge and helped at Immaculate Conception parish.

Talia Pangalangan - Dondi and Stacey, St. Michael parish and school, The Ohio State University (kinesiology/pre-physical therapy). Talia was a member of the Spanish club, the St. Vincent de Paul Society, the Harry Potter club, and National Honor Society. She was the treasurer of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, and was an assistant soccer coach and volunteered at the Homework Help Center.

Claire Pappa - Darrell and Dr. Teresa, St. Agatha parish and school, Northeast Ohio Medical Center (pre-med). Claire was a member of the Spanish club, Key club, Harry Potter club, the varsity bowling team, and youth group. She Volunteered at Children's Hospital, went on the Crank's Creek Mission Trip, was a National Honor Society tutor, and helped coach St. Agatha youth soccer.

Bridget Paraskos - Peter and Molly, St. Brigid school and parish, University of Toledo (pharmacy). Bridget was a member of the Spanish club, the Key club, the St. Vincent de Paul Society, the BWHS Book Club, and National Honor Society. She was also a two-year officer for the Spanish club, and volunteered at The Red Cross and the Special Olympics.

Katherine Pardi - James and Margaret, St. Michael parish and school, The Ohio State University (physical therapy). Katherine was a member of the varsity soccer team, the St. Vincent de Paul Society, National Honor Society, and the Well Club. She was an officer in the St. Vincent de Paul Society, and served her community by going on the Appalachian Mission Trip as well as gift wrapping at Children's Hospital.

Edward Passen - Ronald and Patricia, St. Andrew school and parish, The Ohio State University (chemical engineering). Edward was a BWHS lacrosse and cross country captain, as well as a member of the National Honor Society.

Rachel Riendeau - Gerard and Elizabeth, St. Brendan parish and school, Vanderbilt University (early childhood education). Rachel was a member of the BWHS cross country team, National Honor Society, the human rights club, and the French club. She served her community through the SON Ministries Free Lunch Summer Camp Teen (intern), and as a Miracle League buddy. She went to Appalachia for the mission trip, and helped out at St. Brendan Vacation Bible School.

Anne Rudy - Armin and Gayle Gottlieb, St. Michael parish and school, Miami University (accounting and economics). Anne was a BWHS tennis team captain, as well as a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, the business club, the National Business Honor Society, and National Honor Society. She was Vice President of the Business Club. Anne served her community through Buddy Up tennis, Special Olympics, and activities with the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

Andrew Sherman - Matthew and Linda, St. Michael parish and school, Purdue University (aeronautical engineering). Andrew played varsity soccer and club rugby, and was a member of the Robotics Club. He was also a tutor at Whetstone Library.

Margaret Valachovic - Stephen and Lori, St. Agatha parish and school, Vanderbilt University (business). Margaret was a member of the BWHS diving team, as well as National Honor Society, concert choir, and the worship band. She was a captain of the BWHS diving team, and served her community through the Cranks Creek Mission Trip, Riverside Hospital, and the Run the Race Club.