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Bishop Dedicates ‘Wall of Support’

Plaques honor those who’ve help uplift Bishop Donahue school for nearly 60 years

February 1, 2014
By SARAH HARMON - Staff Writer , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

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."

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Photo by Sarah Harmon
Bishop Michael J. Bransfield, front, and Bishop Donahue High School Principal Tom Wise stand by the school’s new “Wall of Support” at a dedication Friday at the school.

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."

 
 

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