Class of 2019
Emma Marie Magruder is the daughter of Central Catholic alumni Tami and Rob Magruder. Throughout her four years at Central Catholic High School, she has become a member of the
National Honor Society, the Rho Kappa Honor Society, the Mu Alpha Theta Honor Society, the French National Honor Society, and the Distinguished Honor Roll. While at CCHS, she also participated in Leadercast Wheeling, the United Way Youth Leadership Board,and the American Legion Auxiliary Rhododendron Girls’ State.
She has been a top 10 state finalist in the National French Contest for four years, including two honorable mentions and a bronze medal at the national level. She is a recipient of the St. Thomas Aquinas Medal, Spirit of St. Joseph Award, and the Elks Student of the Month, as well as the Promise, Faris-Steinbicker, and Albert Christ Scholarships.
In addition to her academic achievements, Emma heavily invested her time into CCHS student life and community service projects. She was a student council officer for four years, treasurer for three and vice president for her senior year, as well as treasurer of the French Club. Additionally, she was involved with We Stop Hate Club, the Maroon Monsoon,
and Prom Committee.
Emma participated in community service projects such as the CCHS
Canned Food Drive, Woodsdale Area Flood Clean Up, St. Matthew’s Vacation Bible School,
the Sandy O’Haver Day of Caring, the St. Michael Parish Festival, the SMPS Angel Walk,
and CCHS Open Houses. In the fall, Emma plans to attend West Virginia University to major
in Journalism and minor in either French or Political Science.
Kenadee Wayt, a graduating senior from Central Catholic High School, is the daughter of Michael and Heather Wayt. Throughout her high school career Kenadee has maintained Distinguished Honor Roll Status and has been inducted into the National Honor Society, French National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta and Rho Kappa honor societies. Kenadee has
consistently received OVAC All-Conference honors and is a recipient of the Promise and Albert Christ Scholarships, as well as being a state finalist for the Wendy’s Heisman Scholarship.
In addition to maintaining an exceptional record in the classroom, Kenadee has been very active in extracurricular activities as well. She is a member of Drug Free Clubs of America and has participated yearly in the Canned Food Drive and Miracle League as well as multiple
other community service activities. Kenadee has volunteered over 100 hours for the Wheeling
Symphony since her freshman year. She was selected as a member of the 2019 Viennese Winter BallCotillion, which she describes as one of the most rewarding experiences of her high school years.
Perhaps her greatest achievements and success have come while wearing a CCHS athletic uniform. During her four years on the soccer team she scored a school record 110 goals and was selected to be First Team All-State. She was selected twice as the OVAC player of the year in her division, as well as earning numerous regional and valley honors. In track Kenadee is a 6X time state champion, and has been honored as the Elks Athlete of the month as well as being featured twice as the WTOV-9 athlete of the week. She has broken numerous school, conference, and state records. Her athletic performances have directly contributed to 6 OVAC team trophies and one State team championship for Central Catholic High School. Kenadee has also enjoyed spending time with her friends and supporting the other athletic teams. Homecoming court and downstate basketball will always be some of her most memorable times.
“It is important to balance Academics, Athletics, and social life. When one of these areas receives more focus, the others can be negatively affected. Central Catholic High School has provided me an environment to develop this balance and help me realize that I can excel in all of them. This will be particularly important as I plan to continue my athletics in a challenging academic program at the University of Mount Union.”