Bishop Dedicates ‘Wall of Support’

In honor of the “true believers” of Bishop Donahue High School, the school dedicated its new “Wall of Support” on Friday in celebration of Catholic Schools Week.

Students, teachers and guests gathered as the Most Rev. Bishop Michael Bransfield of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston dedicated and blessed the wall with holy water. The wall consists of about 165 gold plaques bearing the names of those who have supported Bishop Donahue in various ways since its opening in 1955, according to Bishop Donahue Principal Tom Wise.

“The wall represents all who have made this school so vibrant and a great place to learn,” Wise said. “It’s an ongoing project, so we hope it’ll continue to expand. There is plenty of room to grow.”

A reception was held after the blessing for those who contributed a gold plaque to the wall.

“The Bishop Donahue students are truly blessed and thankful for the support of the Ohio Valley,” Donna Krupica, Bishop Donahue’s advancement director, said. “The wall has become a very successful legacy for the support of the school.”