Corpus Christi School (CCS) invites alumni and friends of CCS to gather in a weekend of celebration on June 9 and 10 in the Corpus Christi Parish Center, 1508 Warwood Avenue, Wheeling.
The exciting weekend will start off with a causal Alumni Reunion on June 9. The school will hold an open house from 6-7 p.m. with an alumni reunion afterwards from 7-10 p.m. in the Parish Center. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served.
“This evening is a way to reconnect with old friends and faculty from your grade school days, see our recent capital improvements, and learn about Corpus Christi’s new goals,” said school Principal Dick Taylor.
The second annual Hall of Fame dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 10. The dinner program will recognize the most notable alumni and friends and acknowledge their commitments to their communities, professions, and Corpus Christi School.
“At this celebration, we will be inducting Ed Boudreau, Tom and Peggy Dailer, Chuck Howley, Jack Schuetz, and Monsignor Edmund J. Yahn into the Hall of Fame Class of 2017. These distinguished names will be added to our official display in the school cafeteria,” said Advancement Director Miranda Shaner.
· Ed Boudreau resides in Warwood with his wife Jean. Ed has been very involved with Corpus Christi School for more than 40 years. He has served as president of the CCS Boosters, chairman of the Parish Council, served on the Finance Committee, chairman of Parish Festival for four years and coached football, boys’ and girls’ basketball, boys’ baseball, and girls’ softball in Warwood. All of their six children have attended and graduated from CCS as well.
· Tom and Peggy Dailer reside in Warwood. Tom graduated from Corpus Christi School in 1955. Peggy attended grade school at St. Michael’s Parish School and graduated from there in 1956. She became a member of Corpus Christi Parish when they moved to Warwood in 1965. They are both very active in the parish and school and known throughout the community. Mayor Glenn F. Elliott, Jr. singled them out this year at his State of the City address as neighborhood champions, and recognize them for their dedication and volunteerism. All of their four children have attended and graduated from CCS has well.
· Super Bowl MVP Chuck Howley was born and raised in Wheeling. Howley attended Corpus Christi School and graduated in 1950. He currently resides in Dallas. He was a professional football player for the Chicago Bears (1958-1959) and the Dallas Cowboys (1960-1973) winning a most valuable player award of Super Bowl V. Howley also is a charter member of the West Virginia University Sports Hall of Fame, Wheeling’s Sports Hall of Fame, and West Virginia Sports Hall of Fame. He still visits Wheeling and attends mass at Corpus Christi Parish when he is in town.
· Jack Schuetz graduated from Corpus Christi School in 1950 and resides in Wheeling with his wife Sandy. All of their six children have attended and graduated from CCS as well. He was inducted into the West Liberty University Athletic Hall of Fame for baseball and football in 1995, and has received the Warwood Lions Club Citizen of the Year in 2004.
· Monsignor Edmund J. Yahn attended St. Vincent de Paul School and graduated in 1917. He was ordained on May 30, 1928 by Archbishop-Bishop Swint and appointed assistant at St. Joseph’s Cathedral and became Pastor of the Cathedral in 1942. He served as the fifth pastor in the Corpus Christi Parish from 1955-1972. His legacy is fondly remembered by parishioners and students of Corpus Christi School.
Dinner will be catered by Generations Restaurant & Pub and a cash bar will be available. Doors open at 6 p.m. and tables of eight can be reserved. Tickets ($50) are available to purchase at the school.
“Proceeds from this event will support the 2017 Crusader Campaign. Dollars this year have funded scholarship opportunities, Arts and STEAM (Science, Engineering, Art, and Math) programming, and general operating needs of our school,” Shaner said.
Please call 304-277-1220 to make your reservation today or inquire about sponsorship opportunities available now. We are grateful for your support,” she added.
Corpus Christi School is marking its 101-year in mid-June and is one of 20 parish elementary schools in the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston. Led by Principal Dick Taylor, it enrolls student’s age preschool through eighth grade. For more information please visit corpuschristiwheeling.com.