Bishop of the Month

Teachers are asked to nominate a student who has gone above and beyond the call of duty whether it be in the classroom or beyond. A student becomes nominated by the teacher who writes a description of what wonderful things the student has done without revealing the name. One student is chosen from each grade level, during the monthly All-School Mass the Bishop of the Month is announced. The winner receives a pizza lunch from Orlando’s and a tag day!

The freshman nominee is described as kind and compassionate to his peers.  He lives out his faith in the classroom and tries his best at all he does while displaying humility.  He is an athlete, a team player and his teacher describes him as a blessing to the BE community. We are grateful for our freshman Bishop of the Month, Ryan Murray!

In the fall this sophomore came to me with a great idea and wanted to know how to execute it.  Then this student took this idea and ran with it, accomplishing much more than I dreamed.  This student went to all the class boards and other clubs to pitch the idea.  In the end, he is responsible for adopting several families through Charleston Elves which is an organization that helps families who have a child or other family member with cancer. With the help of others, he collected toys, wrapped and organized the gifts and then distributed the gifts. Because of this student’s efforts many children and their families affected by cancer had a memorable Christmas. We are very proud of our sophomore Bishop of the Month, Zach Skipper!

This junior is a member of one of the clubs that was on board to help with the Charleston Elves project.  The club needed to raise money, so this student conceived the idea to sell BE ornaments.  She acquired the supplies, assembled the ornaments, took orders and sold the ornaments, and then finally delivered the ornaments always with a positive attitude and a smile.  Congratulations to junior Bishop of the Month, Mary Parker McLaughlin!

Attributes such as kind, generous, patient, honest and well rounded were used to describe this senior. This person was outstanding on the Day of Service helping to screen in a back porch, working hard the entire time. This person also has volunteered at ECCO and has received an award from the Society of Torch and Laurel for hard work and integrity. He is well rounded in sports and academics and is respected by his peers and teachers. Give it up for senior Bishop of the Month, Charlie Michel!

These recipients have earned a TAG day and pizza lunch this Thursday.


November Bishop of the Month

This freshman Bishop of the Month is nominated for being inquisitive, respectful, friendly and a leader. She has an excellent work ethic and a great sense of humor. As a freshman, she has already become very involved in several clubs. Congratulations Andrea Gonzalez Trujillo!

The sophomore nominee has a cheerful disposition and optimistic attitude, but she really stood out as a host for the 8th-grade visits. She was welcoming, helpful and represented BE in the most positive way. Way to go Caroline Collins!

This young lady has a great love for Christ and exhibits that love with those she encounters, whether it’s at Bible Study, in class, or through service to the school. She was an integral part of Bishop Screamland and went above and beyond her duties that night. We are proud of our junior Bishop of the Month, Grace Carruthers!

Our senior nominee is a young man who goes out of his way to help others. His selfless ways are noticed in the classroom, at lunch or even with his teammates. His faith is strong, his smile is big and he has some pretty good moves on the basketball court. Congratulations Jack Rider!

November Faculty Bishop of the Month

This month’s Faculty Bishop of the Month is someone who truly gives freely of his time and talent – and this person has a vast array of hidden talents that have come in very handy over the years! This person is kind and compassionate and always has a smile to share. This person always seems to have things under control, even when he is balancing lots of different activities – and he always seems to be involved in something! He is frequently asked to help out in any number of different ways, and he always seems to say yes! This teacher has lots of hobbies that he has worked into his career as well. Some of those interests include fish, archery, softball, drama set building, and even more recently – girls’ golf and Youth in Government! Congratulations to this month’s Faculty Bishop of the Month – Chris Cusack!


October Bishop of the Month

Our freshman winner is being recognized for his positive attitude, hard work and dedication. He is described as caring, thoughtful and polite to those he encounters. He is Cole Miller.

Our sophomore Bishop of the month always has a smile on her face. Her selfless attitude, kindness and high achievement are what has set her apart from others and makes her deserving of this award.  She is Adaire Tarrant.

This junior girl is a friend to everyone.  Her faith is an integral part of who she is and that is demonstrated in her care and concern for others.  We are so glad that she returned to BE after being away for a year. She is Gemmie Hanley.

Our senior Bishop of the Month is described as kind, thoughtful of others, and respected by his peers.  He goes out of his way to help his teammates in any capacity.  He was selected as captain of the swim team because he is a leader and role model.  He is Griffin Murphy.

October Faculty Bishop of the Month

This month’s faculty Bishop of the Month can best be described as faithful, reliable, professional, caring, kind, and compassionate. This person routinely goes above and beyond the call of duty in the role as teacher here at BE. This person seeks out opportunities to help others, whether it’s another teacher or a student or someone within the greater community. This person’s faith is truly the guiding force in life and strives to live life in imitation of Christ’s. And it’s the small things as well as the big things – this teacher always volunteers to cover a homeroom when we have traffic issues, gladly covers classes for co-workers when they have to be out and looks for creative ways to positively impact the students in her classes. She truly cares about her students and she makes sure that they know that. She embodies the model of servant leadership and encourages others to do the same.  She finds original ways to encourage and promote healthy living and a positive mental attitude. And most recently, she initiated one of our newest and most successful programs here at BE – the addition of our very own mental health therapy dog, Moses, who now lives with our Bishop of the Month and her family – please join me in congratulating and thanking our October Faculty Bishop of the Month, Janel Swanson.


September Bishop of the Month

The freshman Bishop of the Month has stood out from the beginning.  His teachers describe him as respectful and funny. He is engaged in class discussions and is always eager to learn and help others. He is Luke Walmet.

The sophomore Bishop of the Month has a heart for everyone. She is caring, compassionate, and welcoming.  Her positivity is contagious and she makes HR 113 an even better HR. She is Marjorie Neeley.

The junior Bishop of the Month is a guy whose devotion to his faith impresses many. He is active on retreat team and pours his heart and energy into it.  His acts of kindness towards other students do not go unnoticed.  He is Thomas Regan.

This senior is being recognized for her dedication in the classroom, to her volunteer work and to the 3 sports in which she participates. She motivates and supports her teammates and excels in her honors classes. She is Patricia George.