Monday, November 21, 2016

Alum elevated to Cardinal

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis welcomed 17 new cardinals from five continents on Saturday, including Omaha native Cardinal Blasé Cupich of the Archdiocese of Chicago.

The ceremony took place around 4 a.m. Omaha time. Cupich grew up in south Omaha and spent time at several area parishes. He was among three Americans elevated to cardinal.

Cardinal Cupich attended St. Johns' Seminary which preceded Mount Michael Benedictine School.  He attend 2 years of Seminary College here which were offered at that time besides the high school seminary program

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Journalism Team earns honors in competitions

Nebraska High School Press Association workshop and competition:
Journalism team photo taken in Lincoln during the NHSPA Workshop

All three publications that the journalism team produces, The Mount, The Seeker, and The Freelance placed in competition.

The Freelance(online) received an award of Merit.

The Seeker(yearbook) received a Superior(This is the highest award our yearbook has received in this competition, and the first time the publication as a whole has been awarded)

The Mount(Print edition) received a Cornhusker (This is the highest award possible for any publication and it is the first time our print edition has received it.  “I am particularly proud of this achievement because it reflects the work of the entire team.  To get this honor it means our team is not only writing well, but also editing and laying out pages well.” Adviser Gina Fosco said.

A few of the Knights attending the Conference in Indianapolis 
Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association Convention

Students attended workshops, networked with other high school journalists and competed in write off competitions.

Patrick Halpin’17 received an honorable mention in Sports Writing.

Friday, November 18, 2016

UNL Math Day Results

2016-2017 Math Team

The Mount Michael Knights had an award winning day at the annual UNL Math Day.  On the PROBE I (Problems Requiring Original and Brilliant Effort) exam Mount Michael earned second place in their division missing 1st by .75 of a point. They placed 4th out of all schools in Nebraska. In the Quiz Bowl they also placed 2nd.  The Knights had 5 individuals place in the top 40 out of more than 1700 participants.

Junho Ho and Max Nguyen tied for 13th place
Kevin Zhang earned 20th place
Vincent Dai earned 26th place
Zach Cairney earned 31st place

Monday, November 14, 2016

Ropes Retreats @ Boys Town

Both the Seniors & Freshmen held their class retreats this fall at Boys Town featuring the "Ropes Retreat"   All learned much and had a great time.  Senior Photos - Freshmen Photos

Friday, November 11, 2016

Come Blow Your Horn

Our fall production of "Come Blow Your Horn" opens tonight!

The performances are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 7:00 pm on the stage.  Doors will open at 6:30. This show is a comedy about a pair of brothers who do not want to grow up despite the best efforts of their parents.  The show features some hilarious performances by Robert Baxley, JP Jensen, and Tomas Weekly as a father who is convinced his sons are "bums!" More Photos

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Bits & Pieces

November is always a month of quiet transitions, fall moving toward winter and outdoor sports to indoor activities.

Despite the quiet appearance of November there are still many things going on at the Mount.

All Souls Memorial Service

The Monastic community gathered with guests at the cemetery to commemorate those members of the greater Mount Michael Community that have passed away in the the last year.  Afterward everyone gathered in the Abbey for heavy Hors d'oeuvres and beverages. More Photos

All Saints Mass

The school community gather in the DJ Sokol Chapel to celebrate All Saints day.  Abbot Theodore Wolff OSB was the celebrant. More Photos

Red Cross Blood Donations

Students, faculty, staff and family members all participated in the blood drive.  It was noted that their were a lot of first time donors.   The goal of 37 pints was met with 39 pints. Thanks to all who donated and those who helped to make the event a success. More Photos

Sophomore Retreat

The annual sophomore retreat was put on by Youth Frontiers. The Repect Retreat was held at The Mount on Thursday.   More Photos