Thursday, May 2, 2013

46th Annual Awards Night

Tommy Maliszewski and Jon Borer
Neither cold nor rain or snow, yes snow! Could stop the Mount Michael 46th Annual Awards Night celebration on Wednesday May 1st.  Usually the gym is hot and stuffy for the event but thanks to the snow this year it was very comfortable.

The evening started with a brief recognition of spring sports and praise for our many Academic All-State athletes and activities participants. Mount Michael's activities director and football coach Jon Borer then announced this year's Mount Michael Athlete of the Year as Tommy Maliszewski the son of Dr. Mary Jane Bettterman and Michael Bertsch of Omaha and Dr. James Maliszewski of Leawood, Kansas. Tommy has been a three sport athlete for all four of his years at the Mount.  He played starting roles in football as both a quarterback and receiver  a starting guard in  basketball, and is the baseball teams left fielder. 

The evening then proceeded through recognition and awards for the arts, science, math, foreign language and other academic and service awards. 

Dr. Peters and Connor Moynihan
Other notable honors were Augustin deMayo with the HOBY award, Alex Hotovy as Mount Michael's sophomore of the year from the Omaha Exchange Club and Cameron Engel as the Knight's representative to Boy's State.  The state runner-up banners to be hung in the palace for bowling and the Academic Decathlon were also revealed.

The highlight of the evening came at the end with our head of school, Dr. Dave Peters announcement of this year's recipient of The Mount Michael Award which is given to the senior, who by faculty vote, most represents the ideals of Mount Michael. This year's award winner was Connor Moynihan  the son of Dennis and Janeen Moynihan of Omaha. 

Among Connor's may attributes is  his always out going, pleasant and generous demeanor. He was a starter for the Knights football team, a leader on the speech team, a member of the National Honor Society and was very involved in ministry.  More Photos