Weirton Madonna is working for future generations

Weirton Madonna High School is a small member of the universal and worldwide community that is the Catholic Church. Madonna continuously looks for ways to expand its numbers by getting involved with the younger generations that eventually are going to lead others in becoming a faithful follower of Christ.

This past Thursday, the eighth graders of the two Catholic elementary schools of Weirton, St. Joseph the Worker and St. Paul, paid a visit to Madonna to get a better insight of the high school life. They were given the opportunity to tour the school, engage in prayer with the Madonna family, participate in hands-on activities provided by teachers, and question a few student-leaders on what to expect as they enter the next chapter of his/her life. As the eighth graders walked through their future halls, all at Madonna hoped they felt at home.

On the same day, President E. Gordon Gee of West Virginia University took time out of his busy schedule to stop by Madonna. All three schools were given the chance to hear him speak about the major accomplishments he has achieved in his life, the benefits of attending an in-state school as beautiful as WVU, and of course, his famous bow ties. 2016 Madonna alumnus Ted Dillie accompanied President Gee to express his love for the university. Students were able to engage in conversation with Gee before and after his speech if they had any further questions. This was the first official visit of a West Virginia University President to Madonna and an overall successful day.

The day ended with an Open House for students in any grade who wanted to learn more about Madonna High School. There was an excellent showing of families and faculty, staff, students, and coaches were available for any questions. If you were not able to attend but are interested in learning more about our academic programs and available activities, please call the school at 304-723-0545 to set up a tour. We are incredibly thankful for President Gee and his staff taking time out of their schedule to visit our school and speak to our students. It is a memory that many will have with them for years to come. We also want to thank Craig Howell of The Weirton Daily Times and Alex Taylor with WTOV9 for their coverage of this wonderful day! At Madonna we are “Followers of Christ and Leaders in the World.”

(Alimario is a senior at Weirton Madonna High School)

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