Service Awards

Monsignor Spiers Service Award

The Monsignor Spiers Service Awards are named after Monsignor Edward Spiers, the founding principal when Bishop Watterson opened its doors in 1954.  Msgr Spiers served as principal at Bishop Watterson from 1953-1971. We honor individuals who have upheld his commitment to the Christian values of service and education. A homecoming week tradition that goes back to 1996, the Awards are given by Student Council to honor Sophomore, Junior, and Senior students who have performed outstanding service in both the school and the community. There is an application process with details released each fall.

Service Charity Graduation Cord

The Mother Teresa Graduation Cord celebrates students who have completed 250+ hours of community service above the Sophomore Service requirement during their time at Bishop Watterson.  The cord is given to seniors during the closing school mass at the end of each school year to wear at Baccalaureate and graduation. The graduation cords are light blue and white in honor of St. Teresa of Calcutta who was canonized during the 2017 school year.