Thursday, May 26, 2016

Athletic Year Wraps Up By Adding Another Banner to the Palace

Coach Kent Christenson, Miles Hock, J.T. Hudson, Luke Krajewski, Johnathan Hudsom Lorcan Jamal
The Mount Michael Golf team punctuated the closing of the 2015-2016 school year by winning the State Class B Golf Runner-up Trophy to add another banner to the palace.  The two-day competition was held at Pioneer Golf Course in Lincoln.  Three Knights were also individual medalists.  Sophomore Johnathan Hudson placed sixth while seniors JT Hudson and Luke Krajewski tied for eighth place. 

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Individual District Champion; Team Runner-up

The Mount Michael golf team posted great results at the recent district championship held at Tiburon Golf Course.  J. T. Hudson finished as the district champion with a score of 73 and Luke Krajewski was a 7th place medalist with an 80.

 As a team they Knights were runner-up behind Elkhorn but ahead of Skutt who defeated them on the conference level last week by one stroke.

Jacob Hudson (12), 73
Luke Krajewski (12), 80
Johnathan Hudson (10), 87
Miles Hock (11), 88
Douglas Jamal (10), 95
The Knights will compete at the state meet Monday 5/24 & Tuesday 5/25 at Pioneers Golf Course, Lincoln.

Go Knights!

Monday, May 16, 2016

56 New Alum Knights: Graduation 2016

Graduation for the Class of 2016 was celebrated in "The Palace". Fr. Daniel Lenz OSB celebrated the Eucharist and Rev. Bro. August Schaefer OSB gave the homily. After Mass the school validictorian Luke Krajewski spoke. Head of School Dr. David Peters addressed the gather next. Dr. Peters and Abbot Michael Liebl OSB then presented the diplomas to the graduates. A reception was held in the Armory afterwards.

Class of 2016 Accomplishments
  • There are 56 graduates, with an average ACT score of 28.5.
  • Of the 56 graduates, 18 (32%) received offers of full-tuition scholarships.
  • The Class of 2016 has earned $6.6 million in scholarship offers.
  • The Class of 2016 was accepted to 69 colleges in 28 states.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Academic All-State

Congratulations to the following Knights who have been recognized by the Nebraska School Activities Association  as Academic All-State Award Winners during the 2015-2016 school year.

Peyton Hottovy
Zach Hytrek
Jeremiah Connealy
Patrick Halpin
Luke Krajewski
Alex Stoupa
John Hudson
Jack Straka
Broden Kaps

Jackson Thompson

Zach Hytrek

Leo McGrath
Ben Murray
Track & Field
Jeremiah Connealy
Tyler Degener
Luke Krajewski

Nebraska School Activities Association

Knights Qualify for State Track Meet

The Mount Michael track team has qualified athletes in 8 events for the state meet.

Zach Hytrek passes the baton to Jack Blaser

Individual Events:
Jeremiah Connealy High Jump, Tyler Degener 110 High Hurdles, Matt Mumby 200m & 400m, Zach Hytrek 1600m, Nick Carson 3200m.

Zach Hytrek is the District Champion in the 1600m run.

4x400: Jeremiah Connealy, Nick Carson, Zach Hytrek, Matt Mumby.
4x800: Zach Hytrek, Nick Carson, Jack Blaser, Matt Mumby. 

Go Knights!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Moylan Family Feature in Catholic Voice

Archdioces of Omaha's Catholic Voice publication recently feature the Moylan family in an article titled "FAMILY RELIES ON FAITH TO PASS ON BUSINESS"  
The Moylan brothers are all Mount Michael graduates.  Sean '97, Pat '99, Devin '01. photo by Lisa Maxson/Catholic Voice
Read the entire Article: Catholic Voice Online - PDF

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Wayne State College Math Contest

The Mount Michael Math Team had great success in their first contest without senior team members.
Joe Coldiron(11), Jordan Nguyen(10), Garret Gloeb(10), Nick Hutter(11), ) James Crotty(9), Max Nguyen(9), Bokai Zhang(9), Liyu Li(9), Cole McCoy(9). Sitting: Oscar Dong(10

Algebra: James Crotty 10th

Algebra 2: Jordan Nguyen 3rd

Geometry: Bokai Zhang 1st, Ziyu Li 2nd

Pre-Calculus: Max Nguyen 1st, Garret Gloeb 4th

Calculus: Nick Huetter 2nd, Joe Coldiron 3rd

National Spanish Exams

2016 National Spanish Exam Results:
Mount Michael Student State Ranking
Level 1: Out of 368 Nebraska students Level 2: Out of 425 Nebraska students
1 John Jensen
4 Nolan Zeger
5 Trevin Detwiler
6 Samuel Eberle
7 Colin Mallisee
8 Caleb` Burbach
11 Jarrett CLine
13 Sebastian DeMayo
15 Cole Kalkowski
18 James Crotty
19 Jacob Benes
21 Chad Duerfeldt
24 Alex Crnkovich
25 Sam Peters
26 Mathew Draper
27 Quinton Mohr
30 Chadwick Anderson
31 Laken Beller
36 Gerald Righter

6 Jean-Marie Djidjoho
1 Garrett Gloeb
4 Benjamin Arkfeld
6 Adam Orr
7 Matthew Thiele
8 Nolan Huetter
9 Lukas Williams
10 Lucas Rief
18 John Kuhry
27 Lorcan Jamal
30 Nicholas Snyder
31 Lucas Van Haute
35 Robert Baxley
39 John Avilla
42 John Blaser

1 Sebastian Esquivel
Level 3 Out of 227 Nebraska Students Level 4 Out of 150 Nebraska Students
2 Benedict Murray
5 Nicholas Carson
9 Michael Ecker
11 Broden Kaps
12 Zachary Cairney
18 Reilly Jackson
20 Nicholas Huetter
22 Joseph Coldiron
23 Caiden Groff
24 Henry O'Callaghan
28 Peyton Hottovy
31 Nash Kelly

2 Alex Earsley
1 Andrew Ahn
2 Tyler Degener
3 Benjamin Hynes
7 Logan Baumberger
10 Luke Krajewski
12 Samuel Van Haute
13 Brendan Nicholas
14 Jackson Hitzemann
16 Alex Stoupa
17 Zachary Hytrek

1 Randall Esquivel
Over 160,000 U.S. Students participated in the 2016 National Spanish Exam.
The students listed in each category scored within each national percentile range, scoring higher than the corresponding percentage of all students who took the exam in the United States

Bronze Category- 75th -84th National Percentile:

1. Erik Degener
2. Riley Goddard
3. Gerald Righter
4. Matt Zaribnicky
5. Jack Avilla
6. Robert Baxley
7. Jack Blaser
8. Hudson Hohman
9. Junbin (Edwin) Huang
10. John Hudson
11. Colin Lakeman
12. Nicholas Orr
13. Keyton Pappas
14. Dash Wedergren
15. Alec Gregerson
16. Luka Mixan
17. Samuel Bohart
18. Zachary Hytrek
19. Alex Stoupa
20. Sam Bohart

Gold Category- 95th -100th National Percentile:

1. Caleb Burbach
2. Trevin Detwiler
3. Sam Eberle
4. J.P Jensen
5. Colin Mallisse
6. Nolan Zeger
7. Ben Arkfeld
8. Garrett Gloeb
9. Nolan Hutter
10. Adam Orr
11. Lucas Rief
12. Mathew Thiele
13. Lukas Williams
14. Nicholas Carson
15. Benedict Murray
16. Andrew Ahn
17. Tyler Degener
Silver Category- 85th -94th National Percentile:

1. Chad Anderson
2. Laken Beller
3. Jacob Benes
4. Jarrett Cline
5. Alex Crncovich
6. James Crotty
7. Sid deMayo
8. Mathew Draper
9. Chad Duerfeldt
10. Cole Kalkowski
11. Quinton Mohr
12. Sam Peters
13. Sebastian Esquivel
14. Lorcan Jamal
15. John Kuhry
16. Nicholas Snyder
17. Lucas Van Haute
18. Zachary Cairney
19. Joseph Coldiron
20. Alex Earsley
21. Michael Ecker
22. Caiden Groff
23. Peyton Hottovy
24. Nicholas Huetter
25. Reilly Jackson
26. Broden Kaps
27. Nash Kelly
28. Ryuta Kure
29. Henry O’Callaghan
30. Logan Baumberger
31. Jack Hitzemann
32. Benjamin Hynes
33. Luke Krajewsky
34. Brendan Nicholas
35. Sam Van Haute

National French Exam

Mount Michael's French students earn high rankings on the 2016 National Exam.
National French Exam Results
Level 1
ASebastian Allegrett
Patrick Collins
Leihao Fang
4th Place in Nebraska
4th Place in Nebraska
10th Place in Nebraska
National Rank 7th (Silver)
National Rank 7th (Silver)
National Rank 13th (Bronze)
Level 1B
Andrew Shellburg
Temi Adeyemo
4th Place in Nebraska
5th Place in Nebraska
National Rank 6 (Silver)
National Rank 7 (Silver)
Level 1C
Patrick Fayad 1st Place in Nebraska National Rank 3rd Place (Gold)
Level 2 A
Benjamin Bies
Joey Recker
Jordan Nguyen
Emmet Kenney
Joseph Countryman
Thomas Weekly
Scott Ching
Christian Mikulcz
Jin Jung
Eric Zhang
Jack Sun
Jackson Panzer
Mathew Winters
Nolan Reynolds
10th Place in Nebraska
10th Place in Nebraska
11th Place in Nebraska
13th Place in Nebraska
14th Place in Nebraska
17th Place in Nebraska
19th Place in Nebraska
21st Place in Nebraska
24th Place in Nebraska
25th Place in Nebraska
29th Place in Nebraska
30th Place in Nebraska
31st Place in Nebraska
35th Place in Nebraska
National Rank 11th
Level 2 B
Armel Mignondje
Cayden Cribbs
4th Place in Nebraska
14th Place in Nebraska
National Rank 11th (Silver)
Level 3 A
Nicolas Vetter
Ian Price
Daniel Jewell
4th Place in Nebraska
5th Place in Nebraska
6th Place in Nebraska
National Rank 13th (Silver)
National Rank 14th (Silver)
National Rank 15th (Bronze)
Level 3 C
Alexis Ruessmann 1st Place in Nebraska National Rank 4 (Gold)
Level 4A
Connor Kenney
Kalle Haines
David Recic
Case McNally
8th Place in the State
13th Place in the State
15th Place in the State
11th Place in the State

Monday, May 9, 2016

Mount Michael Mission Trip Video

The "Mission Youth" organization recently published a promotion video featuring Mount Michael's 2016 mission participants.

To learn more about "Mission Youth" visit their website. To learn more about Mount Michael's mission trips visit our mission website

Friday, May 6, 2016

District Soccer Champions 2016

The Mount Michael Knights defeated the Blair Bears to win the 2016 B-3 District Championship for the third Consecutive year.

The Knights (14-4) will now host Gross Catholic (10-6) in a Substate matchup to qualify for the state tournament.  The game will be play on Nate LaFave Memorial Field at 12:00pm Saturday May 7th.

On April 21st the Knights defeated the Cougars 2-1 in a hard fought battle between evenly matched teams.
Go Knights!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Awards Night

The annual Awards Night celebration honored the many accomplishments of The Mount's students throughout the past year. 

Coach Jon Borer, Sam Van Haute
First up was the presentation of the "Athlete of the Year Award".  This year's award went to Sam Van Haute.   Sam participated in Cross Country, Basketball and Soccer all four of years.  As a senior he was a leader on the state championship cross country team, started on the varsity basketball team is currently the leading scorer on the soccer team.  Sam Van Haute is the son of Bob and Kathy Van Haute of LaVista and attended St. Columbkille grade school.

Six seniors were also recognized as 12 season athletes for participating in a sport every season for all 4 years They are Jacob Bova, Zach Hytrek, Luke Krajewski, Alex Milas and Sam Van Haute. 

The Key Staffer Award for Journalism was presented to Thomas D'Aquila. Thomas is the son of  Anthony and Jennifer D'Aquila of Omaha.  Thomas was home schooled before attending Mount Michael. 

Two sophomores received special recognition:
Nick Orr was selected for the  Hugh O'Brien (HOBY) Leadership Award and will attend the Leadership Seminar this Summer. Nick is the son of Jim and Sheila Orr of Fremont. Nick attended St. Patrick's School in Elkhorn before attending Mount Michael.

Dash Wedergren was selected as Mount Michael's Exchange Club Sophomore of the Year. Each year the Exchange Club recognizes a sophomore from each area High School for their academic, extracurricular, and volunteer achievements. Dash is the son of Scott and Shelley Wedergren of Elkhorn. Dash attended Elkhorn Ridge Middle School before coming to Mount Michael. 

Junior, Joe Coldiron was selected for Boys' State. He will participate in the Cornhusker Boys' State Leadeship Camp in June. Joe is the son of Eric and Emily Coldiron of Omaha. Joe attended St. Vincent de Paul school in Omaha. 

Dr. David Peters, Luke Krajewski
This year Mount Michael’s Omaha World-Herald Outstanding Student is Luke Krajewski.  In addition to recognition in the Omaha World-Herald, Luke will also receive a $500 scholarship to recognize his achievement.

The final and most highly coveted  award of the night was the Mount Michael Award which is given to the outstanding senior by vote of the faculty and staff.  This award was presented to Luke Krajewski. Luke is the son of Matthew and Machelle Krajewski of Omaha. Luke attended St. Wenceslaus School in Omaha. 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Construction Is Set To Begin

A new construction blog has been created to keep everyone up-to-date on the construction of the DJ Sokol Living For Life Building.  Periodic photos and announcements will be posted as progress is made.  There are even rumors of a Web Cam being set up to view the progress. You can also follow the Construction Blog by email.  A permanent link to the Construction Blog can be found on the school homepage and on the right side of this News Blog.