The J.J. Macedonia Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by J.J.’s wife Diane Macedonia to honor his memory, his love for CCHS and his community. The scholarship awards $500 annually to a graduating senior from CCHS.
A zest for life filled everyone of Dr. J.J. Macedonia’s days. When Dr. J. passed away in 1997 at the age of 57, he left behind a void that has been impossible to fill. But he has also left behind a legacy of unparalleled service, devotion to his family, and kindness to his fellowman that will never be forgotten.
Dr. Macedonia was graduated from Steubenville Catholic Central High School (1957), received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame (1961), and medical degree from the University of Guadalajara (1967). He completed his internship and surgical residency at Mt. Carmel Hospital in Columbus, Ohio before returning to his beloved hometown to establish a highly successful medical practice.
J.J. was not only a fine physician and surgeon, but he was friend to his patients as he continuously put service above self. His 23 years as a team doctor for the CCHS football team is but one example of the continuous service he rendered for the benefit of the team. On a community level, his commitment was above and beyond his medical practice and business ventures. Dr. Macedonia supported virtually every charity in a generous manner.
He was recognized as an exemplary individual by the Lou Holtz Hall of Fame and was the first inductee on July 5, 1998.
To qualify, the student must be a graduating senior from Steubenville Catholic Central, having at least a 3.25 grade point average, who demonstrates financial need and is attending either a two (2) or four (4) year college or trade school. The scholarship money will be paid directly to the school of the student’s choice upon enrollment.