In a competition against 13 other
schools which included 8 class A schools, Mount Michael's
Math team place 3rd behind Lincoln East and Omaha Central.
medalists were as follows: Freshmen: Jonathan Collins 1st place, Young Joon
Park 3rd place, Marcus
Cronin 5th place. Sophomore: Eun Woo Jee 5th place, Junior: Tony Gao 3rd place.
Thomas Feichtinger: Class B
State Individual Champion
Mount Michael has its
first ever individual state champion. Thomas Feichtinger won his state
championship medal by 19 seconds over defending champion Franklin Ibarra of Lexington.
Feichtinger's time was 16:00.4. Also medaling for the state
runner-up Knights was Junior J.T. Cronin who came in 6th place with a time of
16:39.8. Sophomore Thomas Kalil came in 21st with a time of 17:09.9 and Senior
Lukas Buehler finished 22nd with a time of 17:11.1. Rounding out the team were
Junior Trey Wiemer 44th 17:53 and Freshman Marcus Cronin 52nd 18:03.6. Omaha World Herald
Feichtinger is leader of Mount Michael's pack Read article - Omaha World Herald
On Monday morning October 17,
KVSS Catholic Radio broadcast live from Mount Michael Benedictine as part of their
Heartland tour of area Catholic schools. Listen Now to a replay of the broadcast. Photos - KVSS Facebook
Vespers after a recent Benedictine Oblate meeting Jamie Backer, Beth Summers,
and Eva Winkeler made their oblation after a one-year novitiate.
during Vespers Bob Bastarache and Scott Jorgensen were inducted as Oblate
novices. Additionally Peg Marshall will start the novitiate but was unable to
attend due to having to work. During their year of novitiate they will be
instructed in the Rule and Benedictine Spirituality.
reception was held in the monastery afterwards for the Oblates and their
This year's District Championship Meet was held
at the Mount. Mount
Michael Fans gathered in
large numbers to cheer on the Knights and were not disappointed. Thomas
Feichtinger continued his winning ways by finishing in 1st place. The other
five Knights were also Medalists. J.T. Cronin 3rd, Lukas Buehler 4th,
Thomas Kalil 9th, Trey Wiemer 12th, and Marcus Cronin 13th. The Knights
will compete at the state championship in Kearney,
Nebraska on Friday October 21st
at 3:30 pm.
for the freshman retreat this year was Ora et labora (Pray &
Work). The day began with practice and the assigning of roles
for Mass which would be said later in the day. Some students also performed a
short pantomime of the story of Saints Benedict and Scholastica.
Luna offered a presentation about “Men and Prayer.”
Eucharist followed with Fr Gregory Congote presiding. His homily was on Our
Lady of the Holy Rosary.
snack break, Fr. Daniel Lenz gave an explanation of the Medal of St. Benedict
along with a presentation about the life of Saint Benedict written by Saint
Gregory the Great.
lunch the students had a break. In the afternoon Virginia Tardy gave a
presentation on Ora et Labora with Mount
Michael prayer beads.
This was followed by lectio and the presentation of the story of Blessed Pier
Goirgio Frassati given by Teresa Monaghen. Next Cindy Jandrain gave a
presentation on Labora/Service. More Photos
to Mount Michael seniors George Townsend,
Harrison Engel, and Michael Collins! George qualified as a National Merit
Semi-Finalist and Harrison and Michael are National Merit Commended Students.
George will proceed to the finalist selection next spring.
at 6:30 he Mount Michael choir and band welcomed
grandparents as they gathered in the gym to spend the evening with their
grandsons. Several persons addressed the gathering including
student council president Thomas Feichtinger.
next hour the grandsons gave tours of the school and told their grandparents
about life at the Mount. Afterwards everyone enjoyed refreshments in the
evening concluded as everyone reassembled in the gym while the Mount Michael
strings provided music. Night prayer was then sung by the entire
gathering and goodbyes were said.
sophomore retreat was held this year at Saint Patrick’s parish in Fremont, Nebraska.
The presenter was Fr. Michael Eckley. The students participate in a variety of
leadership activities including the creation of a shield modeled on the johari window. This activity allowed them
to think about knowing their selves and others. Snacks and lunch were provided
and served by several sophomore moms. More Photos