Tuesday, May 23, 2017

6 Knights become Oblates of Saint Benedict

Left to Right: Drew Goddard '17, Riley Goddard '19, Cole McNally '20, Patrick Fayad '19, James Crotty '19, Andrew Nigro '18. 
This past school year a student oblate program was begun at the Mount.  Meetings were held on a regular basis instructing candidates in the way of Saint Benedict. At Sunday vespers 6 students professed their oblation.

As Oblates these young men dedicate themselves in a special way to live as balanced Christian people, offering witness to the world of Christ's transformative power. What sets them apart from other devoted Christian people is their special way of living out an enriched Christian life, according to the Gospel as reflected in the Rule of St. Benedict.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Mignondje elected Student Council President

Armel Mignondje '18
Congratulations to Armel Mignondje who was elected Student Council President for the 2017-2018 School Year.

At weekly chapel, on Monday of last week, 4 candidates each gave short talks to the student body outlining their hopes and goals for next year.  The other three candidates were Garrett Gloeb, Andrew Nigro, and Dash Wedergren. The election was held during classes last week.

Before becoming a Knight, Armel attended Saint Coumbkille Catholic Grade School in Papillion, Nebraska. Armel is the son of of Afi Eugenie Adokpe of LaVista.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Alum Knight Class of 2017

Class of 2017 Accomplishments

There are 57 graduates, with an average ACT score of 28.5.

Of the 56 graduates, Fifteen boys or 27% of this class was offered 24 full tuition scholarships. Two-thirds of the boys will be using scholarship money for the institution they will be attending which is more than $2 million.

The Class of 2017 has earned over $6.8 million in scholarship offers.

The Class of 2017 was accepted to 91 colleges in 29 states and countries on three different continents. They will be attending 30 colleges in 15 different states on 3 continents; with 47% going out-of-state and 39% to private colleges. Twenty-eight boys will be attending six different colleges in Nebraska.

More Senior Class Photos (Higher Resolution)

Sunday, May 14, 2017

26% of Mount Michael Seniors Receive OWH Academic Team Recognition

Ben Murray
All Metro 2nd Team
Each year the Omaha World-Herald asks Omaha school counselors to contact students who have an SAT score of 1390 or higher or an ACT score of 32 or higher. These students must fill out an extensive application that includes all their classes, grades, and service.  These students represent the top 4% of Nebraska’s seniors academically.  This year Mount Michael had 15 students qualify for the distinction, which is 26% of the graduating class.

In addition Ben Murray was named to the Omaha World-Herald Metro Academic 2nd Team!

The seniors below are All Academic Honorable Mention. They are in alphabetic order by last name, left to right.

Andrew Ahn, Christian Burbach, Zach Cairney, Nick Carson, Joe Coldiron, Alex Earsley, Michael Ecker, Caiden Groff, Patrick Halpin, Junho Ho, Peyton Hottovy, Nick Huetter, Broden Kaps, Henry O’Callaghan, Ian Price

Saturday, May 13, 2017

24 Seniors Receive President’s Award for Educational Excellence

The President’s Award for Educational Excellence is an honorary award presented to seniors who meet the following criteria:  they must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better and tests at the 85th percentile or above on either the ACT (which is a 28) or the SAT (which is a 1310).  These students must demonstrate high motivation, initiative, integrity, intellectual depth, leadership qualities, judgement, involvement in community service, extra-curricular activities.  The following 24 students from the class of 2017 have been recognized with the President’s Award for Educational Excellence.

Andrew Ahn, Christian Burbach, Zach Cairney, Nick Carson, Scott Ching, Joe Coldiron, Alex Earsley, Caiden Groff, Michael Ecker, Patrick Halpin, Dylan Herrmann, Junho Ho, Miles Hock, Peyton Hottovy, Nick Huetter, Daniel Jewell, Broden Kaps, Nash Kelly, Ryuta Kure, Ben Murray, Henry O’Callaghan, Ian Price, Jack Straka, Sebastien Winters.