Tuesday, July 29, 2014

28 Knights Named AP Scholars by College Board

AP Scholar with Distinction:   
Cameron Engel, Rowan Gruber, Ha-Seul Jeong, Andrew Johannes, Thomas Kalil, Moonsup Kim, Jon Mikulicz, Will Sleddens, Scott Townsend.

AP Scholar with Honors
Matt Bohnhoff, Robin Britt, Jon Collins, Collin Donahue, Jacob Eyth, Alex Hynes, Eun Woo Jee, Kevin Jewell, Young-Joon Park.

AP Scholar
Cameron Bretsen, David Choi, Jarrett Crnkovich, Marcus Cronin, Ryan Degener, Harrison Hohman, Justin Lytle, Andrew Pace, Austin Raemaeker, Jackson Taylor.

AP Scholar: score of 3 or higher on 3 or more AP Exams;
AP Scholar with Honor: Average of at least 3.25 on all exams taken and 3 or higher on 4 or more of these exams
AP Scholar with Distinction: Average of 3.5 on all AP exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on 5 or more of these exams

Advancement Exams were taken in May of 2014

Congratulations Knights!

Alum Knight Trapshooter earns praise

At the Illinois State Trapshoot Mount Michael Alum Lumir Drahota '14 gained attention for his keen shooting.

" I do feel I need to mention Lumir Drahota, a Nebraskan who had everyone saying “who is that kid”. If I counted right, he had at least 10 trophies to his credit. My comment when I saw this was Wow!!"  -Dave Dressler (Illinois state ATA Delegate)

Monday, July 28, 2014

Alum Knights Join Benedictine Volunteer Corps

Charles Dudek ('10) and Lukas Ramsey ('10) were recently accepted into Saint John's University (Collegeville) Benedictine Volunteer Corps. Over the next year Charles will be helping at Saint Benedict's Abbey in Newark, NJ while Lukas will be at St. Sylvester and St. Thomas Abbeys with duties in India and Sri Lanka.

More about Benedictine Volunteer Corps. http://www.saintjohnsabbey.org/bvc

Blog for Lukas Ramsey http://dorseyandramsey.tumblr.com/

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Gaining a New Coach, Mount Michael Benedictine Baseball Aspires for Greatness

Mount Michael Baseball welcomes new Head Coach Michael T. Hagge to its team this season. Coach Hagge has over ten years of extensive experience working in all management aspects of baseball.  Hagge has worked with six various teams of coaches, staff and student athletes including the High Schools of Bellevue West, Omaha Central and Gretna.  Founder and coach of Marich Gator Select Baseball in Gretna, NE, Hagge coached youth select baseball programs for advanced players.  His resume includes mentoring one player drafted by the Seattle Mariners, along with five student athletes who were recruited and played for Division I College baseball. Many of Hagge’s former players have gone onto play college baseball at all levels. Students and their families, along with faculty and staff offer a warm welcome to Coach Michael Hagge. The Mount Michael Benedictine School and its Athletic program are excited to have him on board. 

Friday, July 25, 2014

Mike Pecha '99 "Live Well Nebraska"

Don't run from this Omaha cop – he's won 2 half-marathons

When officer Michael Pecha gets home from work, he loads his two kids into the jogging stroller, ties the dog’s leash around his waist and heads back out the door for a 5-mile run through his neighborhood.
It’s a chance for the Omaha police officer to clear his head after a long day at the precinct.
“For me, it’s relaxing,” he said. “A chance to collect myself.”
Pecha, 33, started running on track and cross country teams at Elkhorn Mount Michael High School. Then a 5-foot-tall, 100-pound freshman, football wasn’t an option. He ran between 30 and 40 miles a week and raced in 5Ks.

In college, he ran about 60 miles a week and competed in 8K and 10K events for South Dakota State University.  "Read More from "Live Well Nebraska"

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Spotlight on Mount Michael Benedictine

Dr. Peters and Eric Crawford Talk about Mount Michael during the 2nd half of the program

Local television station KETV Channel 7 featured private single-sex high schools in its Sunday's Chronicle story. Brandi Petersen interviews Head of School, Dr. Dave Peters, Ed.D. along with Admissions Director, Mr. Eric Crawford, '00 regarding Mount Michael Benedictine's unique residential component. Video - at the 15:12 mark The Mount gets special attention! 

Arby's Athlete of the Week

Congratulations to Will Ernst '14