Bishop Ward High School

Spirit of Bishop Ward Scholarship Dinner

Thank you for your support! 

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Spirit of Bishop Ward Scholarship Dinner! With your help, the night raised over $50,000 - and counting, as we've continued to receive donations!


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We appreciate you supporting the students at Bishop Ward! Continue reading for more information about our Keynote Speaker and 2018 Hall of Fame Induction Class. 


This year's Keynote Speaker:
Nate Bukaty ’94

Bringing a sense of normalcy to the unpredictable morning show, Nate has been part of the Sports Radio 810 WHBteam since 2003. A proud native of Wyandotte County, in Kansas City, Kansas, Nate is one of the most well-read and well-prepared radio hosts in the market and adds keen insight and interesting perspective when discussing the day's headlines, whether it’s sports, news or entertainment-related.

Nate is as versatile as he is thorough, as he also serves as the television and radio play-by-play voice of Sporting Kansas City. Before taking on his duties at Sporting, Nate spent 14 years as the pre-game host and sideline reporter for Kansas University Football in the fall, and the play-by-play voice of Kansas women’s basketball. Bukaty also spent five years as the clubhouse reporter for FOX Sports Kansas City’s Royals pre-game and post-game.

After graduating from Bishop Ward High School in 1994, Nate honed his professional talents at the University of Kansas where he graduated with a Broadcast Journalism degree. From Lawrence, Nate crossed the state line where he accepted his first full-time radio job in Moberly, Missouri. That’s where Nate’s versatility really paid off, as a country music DJ, a news anchor, and a farm show reporter.

Nate’s meteoric rise in the business led him to move back to the Kansas City market a year later where he held various positions at 1250 The Game and News Radio 980 KMBZ before coming to WHB in 2003.

When he’s not working on the air (which is rare), Nate spends time with his wonderful family (wife, Kelly; son, Ben; and daughter, Ophelia), listens to his favorite music (The Beastie Boys, A Tribe Called Quest, and Vampire Weekend rank up there) or watches one of several favorite movies (Grosse Point Blank and Pulp Fiction top that list).

This year's Hall of Fame inductees:


Robert Beaman ’69
Denise McCoy Beaman ’71



Blake Mulvany


Introducing your 2018 Spirit of Bishop Ward Committee

Helen Gray Skradski ’63 & Richard Sambol ’64 (Committee Chairs)
Julie Lindsey & Tom '81 Mayfield
John Henry '65 & Rose Mulvany-Henry '86
BeaMarie Mejia '67 & Stephen Mayer
Deborah McArdle '67
Nancy Wilson
Thank you to our sponsors!
Helen Skradski Sambol ’63 & Richard Sambol ‘64
John ’64 & Laura ’65 Caulfield
Country Club Bank - Craig Gaffney
The John J. Sullivan, Jr.  Charitable Trust
Curé of Ars Catholic Church
Peter & Veronica Mallouk
BeaMarie Meija ’67 & Stephen Mayer
William ’69 & Mary ’70 Moon
Sisters of Charity Leavenworth




Nancy Kovich ’64 & Paul Berrigan

Donald ’59 & Patricia Bradish ’61 Bozich

Damian Brandenburg ’96

Timothy & Mary Sue Evans

Father Thomas Kerns & Father Mark Mertes

Thomas Kokoruda ’64

Mark Madsen

American Family Insurance Tom Mayfield Agency, Inc. 

Marc & Mary Lew McCarty

Monsignor Michael Mullen ’54

Jeff Pyle ’78

Nelson & Marcia Newcomer

Security Bank of Kansas City

Skradski Funeral Home

Judy Van Rest ’64




Paul Bergman ’67

Michael ’66 & Mary Beth Forsythe ’66

Pavlich, Inc.




Michael Bartkoski ‘63

Robert Blakesley ‘60

Greg Duggins ‘83

Kristi Munoz

Tequila Harry’s

– Daniel Kanatzar ’72

Timothy Waris


Please contact Sydney Normile at 913-229-3842 or with any questions.