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Class Challenge

$17,465 of $30,000 raised

The Madonna Class Challenge originated when involved alumni came to the Madonna administration in early 2019 with an idea: to begin a grassroots class challenge to raise financial aid funds for students who need assistance to attend Madonna High School. The effort lasted for eight weeks and brought in just over $30,000. Fellow alumni contacts helped the news spread through letters, emails, text messages, and conversations.

The funds that were generously donated were set aside to give to students that would otherwise not be able to attend Madonna High School due to financial reasons.

Special recognition to the class of 1960, who was small, but mighty with 3 donors that brought in $10,300! Also to the class of 1966, who had the highest number from their class participate with 17 individuals.

If you would like to join the challenge this year, please fill out the form below. Thank you for supporting our Blue Dons!

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The Madonna High School Hall of Fame exists to recognize outstanding Alumni and school supporters for their significant achievements and contributions to Madonna High School. These individuals and organizations provide a source of pride and distinction to the Madonna High School Family. These role models also present an inspiration and incentive for current and future students.

Madonna High School is no longer taking nominations for the Class of 2020. Thank you to those who submitted nomination packets.

Selection of Nominees

The Hall of Fame awardees are selected by a committee. The committee is made up of individual members, including parents, alumni, and friends of Madonna High School.

Procedure for Nominations
    • Nominations may be made by alumni, current or former faculty and staff/administrators and friends of Madonna High School
    • In order for the nomination to considered, the nominee must meet the criteria for the award and the completed nomination form must be submitted to the Advancement Office.

The Madonna High School Hall of Fame is a bi-annual event introducing and honoring the inductees in the Fall. The next event will be in 2020.


The Madonna High School Hall of Fame will be displayed on the Madonna High School website and each class will have a plaque displayed in the lobby.

Members of the Madonna Hall of Fame:

2018 – Timothy Castelli, Norman D. Ferrari, Jr. (Posthumously), Norman D. Ferrari, III, Edward Fusiek, John Harcharic, Peter Horoszko, Maureen Lafferty, Richard Mahoney, Richard Martijevich, Paul Paolisso, Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace.

2016: Joyce Kaczynski-McCarthy, Harold Miller, Jr., Dr. Edward Neely, Ron Sekersky, George Vargo, Robert Valenti, Bill Zanieski

2014: John Backel, Robert Canei, Melvin Coleman, Donald and Betty Gianni, John Greco, Jayne Andochick Kline, Babe Lesho, and Diocese of Wheeling Charleston.

2012: Bill Barrett, Joanna Bernabei-McNamee, John Capito, Romie Castelli, Don Donell, James White Construction, Joe Krivak, Dan McCune, Msgr. Daniel Patrick Murphy, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Starvaggi, Gene Trosch, Walter Wieloh

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