Class of 2018
Mr. Patrick Brown.
Patrick is the son of Geoff and Beth Brown and is a member of St. Vincent de Paul Parish. In addition to being the valedictorian of the Wheeling Central Catholic Class of 2018, Patrick is the recipient of the 2018 Aquinas Medal awarded by the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston and was named the West Virginia Secondary Schools Athletic Commission (WVSSAC) Male Student Athlete of the Year. he was a caption of the 2017 state championship football team, was a three-year letter winner and was named to the 2018 OVAC Football All-Star Team. Patrick is a captain of the 2018 baseball team, is a three-year letter winner, is a member of the 2017 OVAC Championship Team and as a junior received Honorable Mention for both the All-State and All-Valley Teams. He was recently named to the 2018 OVAC Baseball All-Star Team. He participated in West Virginia Boys State and the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Program (HOBY). He is a member of the National Honor Society, the National Math Honor Society (Mu Alpha Theta) and National Social Studies Honor Society (Rho Kappa). He is also a member of the 4.0 Distinguished Honor Roll and was a recipient of the Larson Scholarship. He is a member of the Central Student Boosters for Enrollment and Retention, the Pontifical Crew and Student Council, where he has served as a homeroom representative and the Junior Class President.
Outside of CCHS, Pat volunteers his time serving as a youth baseball coach. He has participated in the CCHS Canned Food Drive, United Way Day of Caring and Catholic Charities. Pat enjoys spending time with friends by going to the movies, bowling, swimming or golfing.
Patrick is attending the University of Notre Dame where he will major in biochemistry with the intent to pursue a career in sports medicine.
Alexis Dawn Dick, a graduating senior at Wheeling Central Catholic High School, is the daughter of Heather Robbins and Brent Dick. During her four years at CCHS, she earned membership into the National Honor Society, Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta Math National Math Honor Society, and the Spanish National Honor Society. She was selected to participate in West Virginia Girls State, Leadercast, Wheeling Chamber of Commerce Youth Leadership and the United Way Junior Leadership Board. Alexis has participated in Drug-Free Clubs of America, We Stop Hate Club, Spanish Club, Teens for Life, March for Life, Peer Ministry, Knight Shadows and a Central Catholic Student Boosters for Enrollment and Retention. As a sophomore, she initiated Red Ribbon Week at CCHS and has continued to serve as the coordinator.
In addition to academic achievements, Alexis has been a member of the volleyball team for four years and played varsity for three years. She was selected to play in the West Virginia North South All-Star Game her senior year. She has volunteered with many organizations, including the United Way Day of Caring, CCHS Canned Food Drive, Miracle League, Catholic Charities, Westwood Landing, St. Sylvester Central Elementary School and Woodsfield Elementary School. She serves as a Eucharistic Minister and altar server at St. Sylvester Church.
Alexis is attending The Ohio State University, where she is studying neuroscience and where she received the Land Grant Opportunity Scholarship, which covers the full cost of attendance for four years. After graduation, she hopes to attend medical school and become a pediatric urologist.