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.