Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Speech Team takes 2nd Place

Back Row: Zach Frevert, Rowan Gruber, Alex Hotovy, David Recic,
Front Row: Jarrett Crnkovich, Jacob Eyth, Adam Terasinski, Broden Kaps, Thomas Wooten, Jacob Bragg

On Saturday the speech team competed at the Concordia University speech tournament in Seward, Nebraska, where they finished 2nd place as a team.  The following students received medals for their performances:

Jacob Eyth--1st place in Extemporaneous and Impromptu Cameron Engel--3rd place in Extemporaneous Scott Townsend--6th place in Extemporaneous Rowan Gruber--2nd place in Informative Jarrett Crnkovich--2nd place in Poetry Broden Kaps--3rd place in Poetry Zach Frevert--2nd place in Dramatic Interpretation Andrew Pace--5th place in Humorous Interpretation Alex Hotovy and Oliver Jarosik--2nd place in Duet Acting Jacob Bragg--4th place in Entertainment Adam Terasinski--5th place in Entertainment Thomas Wooten--7th place in Entertainment

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Knights March in Washington DC

Mount Michael Benedictine was represented by six students at this year's March for Life in Washington D.C. The January 22, 2014 demonstration was the 41st anniversary of Roe vs Wade.

Mount Michael Students in attendance were Ryne Grenier, Charlie Jarosik, Logan Kalkowski, Caleb Pflug, Luke Tucker and Andrew Whitaker. Mount Michael teacher Mrs. Amy Masek also attended as a chaperon. 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Academic Decathlon Team Preps for State with Big Wins

Back Row: Alex Hottovy, Jon Collins, Cameron Engel, Andy Johannes, Collin Donahue, Rowan Gruber.
Front Row: Adam Terasinki, Jacob Ramaekers, Ben Connealy, Thomas Kalil, Zach Frevert.
The Knights’ Academic Decathlon team has picked up two big wins this season.  They came away with the River Cities Conference Championship winning 32 of the 45 medals. The most recent victory was the small school regional championship held at Midland University in Fremont.  The Knights won 65 medals from a potential 72. They also won the super quiz by a comfortable margin. 

This year’s topic is World War I. The categories of knowledge are language and literature, art, music, social science, economics, math and science.  At the state level the participants will also compete in essay, interview and speech.

Academic decathlon competitions are divided into 3 levels based on a student’s cumulative GPA. They are Honors, Scholastic, and Varsity. At the state meet 3 individual will represent the team in each division with one alternate at each level competing for individual medals separate from the team competition. 

Making up the Mount Michael’s Academic Decathlon team are Jon Collins, Ben Connealy, Collin Donahue,  Cameron Engel, Zach Frevert, Rowan Gruber, Alex Hotovy, Andy Johannes, Thomas Kalil, Caleb Pflug, Jacob Ramaekers, and Adam Terasinski.

Good Luck in preparations for State!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Mount Michael making a (K)night and day difference

By Marjie Ducey / World-Herald staff writer / Photo by Chris Machian/Omaha World-Herald

Tommy Farhart can't seem to get away from basketball.
With Elkhorn Mount Michael 6-3 and ranked eighth in Class B, everyone wants to talk hoops.
“Now that we can win games,” the 6-foot-1 junior guard said, “it's been a lot of fun.”
It's also been wild at Coach Kane Court, 6-3 center Spencer Connors said.
“The students just go crazy,” he said. “Giving us high-fives and stuff. It's just been great.”
Basketball fever has hit the all-boys school, which has doubled its wins from last year's 3-19 season. Seven games have been decided by seven points or less, ratcheting up the intensity.
Read entire article on the Omaha World Herald website

A Message From Mount Michael's Student Teacher Librarian

My name is Patricia Sobetski and I am currently completing my clinical teaching practice in the library of Mount Michael Benedictine through the University of Nebraska at Omaha. I am looking forward to working with the young gentlemen of Mount Michael along with the faculty and staff this quarter. It is my great joy to be working alongside Brother Luke to learn about the school community and the resources the library has to offer! I hope that I can share new ideas and insights from my experiences so far. I am very blessed to be allowed to work with such gifted students and a supportive staff.


Miss Sobetski