Monday, August 14, 2017

Opening of School Mass & Picnic

A large crowd gathered Sunday afternoon for the opening of school Mass and picnic.  Signup sheets, family photos, and stories of summer filled the air with enthusiasm.   The Booster Club sponsored the picnic providing delicious fried chicken.

At Mass, Bro. August's homily reflected on David "D.J. Sokol and living the call to holiness.

Freshmen and new students had orientation afterwards.  The Freshmen continue orientation on Monday and are dismissed at 3:24 like a regular school day.  They will return to campus for the first day of classes that begins on Thursday.

Legacy Photo
 Alumni & Son's/Nephews
Left to Right: Liam West ’21, Paul West ‘93, Thomas Collins ’21, Charlie Collins ’85, Micky Gottsch ’83, Patrick Collins ’19, Nolan Gottsch ’18, Sam Wooten ’20, Dave Wooten ’87, Gavin Gloeb ’21, Matt Gloeb ’82, Garrett Gloeb ’18, Dr. B.J. Wilson ’84, Andrew Wilson ’19, Jake Recker ‘13, Joe Recker ’18, Bob Recker ’84, Joe O’Keefe ’85 (uncle) Isaac Gart (nephew). Hudson Hohman ‘18, Henry Hohman, ’21, Dave Hohman ’84, Nick Akers’19, Joe Akers ’79. 

Monday, July 31, 2017

Annual Alumni Meet

The Annual Alumni Meet had 22 participants representing 4 decades of runners. The oldster's from the 90's were Jeremy Hall '97, Joe Wolpert '98, and Sam Oaks '99.  The youngest are freshmen from the class of 2021. Cameron Mallisee, Jack Sorensen, Mitchel Oberfoell, Logan Whitcomb, and Gabe Tweedy.

Top Ten Finishers:
1 Zach Hytrek 10:59, 2016
2 Joe Wolpert 11:25, 1998
3 Eric Crawford 11:34, 2000
4 Coach Gathje 11:41
5 Michael Collins 12:05, 2012
6 Jacob Gathje, 12:22, 2020
7 Liam Bova 12:44, 2018
8 Chuck Dudek, 12:45, 2010
9 Cameron Mallisee 12:46, 2021
10 Andrew Karstrom 12:49, 2013

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

David DJ Sokol Learning for Life Building Construction 360 photo

360 photo taken by Mr. Dave Cormier

The intersection of the main hallways. Click on the Image Below to load it from the Mount Michael Facebook page.  Once loaded expand it to full screen view and drag your mouse to view a 360 degree panorama.   This was taken today!

Friday, July 21, 2017

EngelKamp, '11 Wins National Employee Benefits Writing Competition

Mount Michael Alum Alex Engelkamp, ’11, won the 2017 Sidney M. Perlstadt Memorial Award in the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel’s Thirteenth Annual Employee Benefits Writing Competition. Engelkamp’s winning submission was entitled “Approaching Paid Sick Leave: Compliance or Preemption?” 

He will receive the award at the Counsel’s annual black tie induction dinner on Saturday, October 14, 2017 in San Francisco, Cal.

Alum Offers Non-invasive Technique for Chronic Pain Relief

Mount Michael 2001 alum Dr. Matt Hahn M.D. was recently featured on WOWT.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

2's and 7's Class Reunions

Class of 1957
Most Reverend William J. Dendinger

Class of 1962
Back: Bob Jones, Bill Heller, Luvern Gubbels
Front: John Knievel, Gary Horacek, Michael Tebbe, Michael Sullivan

Class of 1967
Back: Kevin O’Donnell, Francis Tworek, William Doucette, Kurt Clyne
Front: Steve Schiffelbein, Fr. John Hagemann, O.S.B., John Wagner

Class of 1972
Gilbert Fendrick, David Knust

Class of 1977
Back: Mark Nelson, Br. Luke Clinton, O.S.B., Mike Lammers, Jay McCauley, Brad McGill
Front: Mike Fellows, Brian Iodence, Phillip Knust, Scott Joerz

Class of 1982
Back: Pat Flood, John Larvie, Frank Catalano
Front: Greg Plank, Dan Wilson, John Drahota

Class of 1987
Kevin Britt, Todd Herriott

Class of 1997
Back: Nate Stiefvater, Phil Mullen, Cody Wickham, Jake Smith
Front: Joe McTaggart, Jay Salinas, Sean Connolly, Clint Cady, Sean Moylan, Dennis Hoppe

Class of 2002
John Lukes

Class of 2007
Dylan Parlor, Ben Christiansen, Former Teacher and Honorary Member of the Class of 2007 Alan Wasmoen, Riley Lebbert, Nick Hall

Class of 2012
Back: Jake Anderson, Sean Anderson, Trevor Anderson
Front: Ian Sheets, Nick Cairney, Jacob Kenney, Sean Kruger

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Academic All-State Awards

Congratulations to the following Knights who have been recognized by the Nebraska School Activities Association and the NCPA as Academic All-State Award Winners during the 2015-2016 school year.
Nick Carson
Peyton Hottovy
Caiden Groff
Dan Jewell
Lorcan Jamal

John Hudson
Jack Straka
Andrew Ahn
Broden Kaps
Peyton Hottovy
Paul McCaslin
Nathan Carpenter
Caiden Groff
Michael Ecker
Ben Murray
Track & Field
Zach Cairney
Nick Carson
John Hudson
Lorcan Jamal

Nebraska School Activities Association
To be  nominated a student must be a varsity player or organizational leader who has  played a significant role on the team or in the organizational activity during the  seasons for which nominations are accepted. 

A nominated student must have a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average, in all  curricular subjects, of 93% or 3.7 on a 4.0-point scale or the equivalent.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

6 Knights become Oblates of Saint Benedict

Left to Right: Drew Goddard '17, Riley Goddard '19, Cole McNally '20, Patrick Fayad '19, James Crotty '19, Andrew Nigro '18. 
This past school year a student oblate program was begun at the Mount.  Meetings were held on a regular basis instructing candidates in the way of Saint Benedict. At Sunday vespers 6 students professed their oblation.

As Oblates these young men dedicate themselves in a special way to live as balanced Christian people, offering witness to the world of Christ's transformative power. What sets them apart from other devoted Christian people is their special way of living out an enriched Christian life, according to the Gospel as reflected in the Rule of St. Benedict.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Mignondje elected Student Council President

Armel Mignondje '18
Congratulations to Armel Mignondje who was elected Student Council President for the 2017-2018 School Year.

At weekly chapel, on Monday of last week, 4 candidates each gave short talks to the student body outlining their hopes and goals for next year.  The other three candidates were Garrett Gloeb, Andrew Nigro, and Dash Wedergren. The election was held during classes last week.

Before becoming a Knight, Armel attended Saint Coumbkille Catholic Grade School in Papillion, Nebraska. Armel is the son of of Afi Eugenie Adokpe of LaVista.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Alum Knight Class of 2017

Class of 2017 Accomplishments

There are 57 graduates, with an average ACT score of 28.5.

Of the 56 graduates, Fifteen boys or 27% of this class was offered 24 full tuition scholarships. Two-thirds of the boys will be using scholarship money for the institution they will be attending which is more than $2 million.

The Class of 2017 has earned over $6.8 million in scholarship offers.

The Class of 2017 was accepted to 91 colleges in 29 states and countries on three different continents. They will be attending 30 colleges in 15 different states on 3 continents; with 47% going out-of-state and 39% to private colleges. Twenty-eight boys will be attending six different colleges in Nebraska.

More Senior Class Photos (Higher Resolution)

Sunday, May 14, 2017

26% of Mount Michael Seniors Receive OWH Academic Team Recognition

Ben Murray
All Metro 2nd Team
Each year the Omaha World-Herald asks Omaha school counselors to contact students who have an SAT score of 1390 or higher or an ACT score of 32 or higher. These students must fill out an extensive application that includes all their classes, grades, and service.  These students represent the top 4% of Nebraska’s seniors academically.  This year Mount Michael had 15 students qualify for the distinction, which is 26% of the graduating class.

In addition Ben Murray was named to the Omaha World-Herald Metro Academic 2nd Team!

The seniors below are All Academic Honorable Mention. They are in alphabetic order by last name, left to right.

Andrew Ahn, Christian Burbach, Zach Cairney, Nick Carson, Joe Coldiron, Alex Earsley, Michael Ecker, Caiden Groff, Patrick Halpin, Junho Ho, Peyton Hottovy, Nick Huetter, Broden Kaps, Henry O’Callaghan, Ian Price

Saturday, May 13, 2017

24 Seniors Receive President’s Award for Educational Excellence

The President’s Award for Educational Excellence is an honorary award presented to seniors who meet the following criteria:  they must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better and tests at the 85th percentile or above on either the ACT (which is a 28) or the SAT (which is a 1310).  These students must demonstrate high motivation, initiative, integrity, intellectual depth, leadership qualities, judgement, involvement in community service, extra-curricular activities.  The following 24 students from the class of 2017 have been recognized with the President’s Award for Educational Excellence.

Andrew Ahn, Christian Burbach, Zach Cairney, Nick Carson, Scott Ching, Joe Coldiron, Alex Earsley, Caiden Groff, Michael Ecker, Patrick Halpin, Dylan Herrmann, Junho Ho, Miles Hock, Peyton Hottovy, Nick Huetter, Daniel Jewell, Broden Kaps, Nash Kelly, Ryuta Kure, Ben Murray, Henry O’Callaghan, Ian Price, Jack Straka, Sebastien Winters.

Friday, May 12, 2017

National French Exams: 2017 Medalists

Platinum award: Highest score in level/division.
Gold Medal 95 percentile
Silver Medal 85th-90th Percentile
Bronze Medal 75th-80th Percentile
Honorable Mention 50th- 70th Percentile

Level 1 Regular

Honorable Mention
Chaemin Lee : State Rank , 9th National Rank 12th
Andrew Carleton: State Rank 11th National Rank 14th
Maximo Gaytan: State Rank 12th, National Rank 15th
Vu Phan: State Rank 13th, National Rank 16th
Lucas Wurtz: State Rank 13th, National Rank 16th
Kaleb Stavneak: State Rank 14th, National Rank 17th
Level 3 Regular

Silver Medalist
Armel Mignondje: State Rank 4th, National Rank 12th

Bronze Medalist
Joseph Recker: State Rank 7th, National Rank 15th
Tomas Weekly: State Rank 10th, National Rank 18th

Honorable Mention
Riley Kruse: State Rank 13th , National Rank 21st
Hoa Nguyen: State Rank 13th , National Rank 21st
Matthew Winters: State Rank 16th , National Rank 25st
Level 2 Regular

Platinum – Top Score in the Nation
Sebastian Alegrett: National Rank 1st, State Rank 1st

Bronze Medal
Patrick Collins: State Rank 5th, National Rank 8th
Daniel Davies: State Rank 5th, National Rank 8th
Levi Kicken: State Rank 6th National 9th
Bokai Zhang: State Rank 6th National 9th
Honorable Mention
Adel Elbendary: State Rank 7th, National Rank 10th
Ziyou Li: State Rank 10th, National Rank 13th
Tung Pham: State Rank 10th, National Rank 13th

Level 2 Outside Experience

Silver Medalists
Temi Adeyemo: State Rank 4th, National Rank 4th
Diego Amian Parames: State Rank 4th, National Rank 4th

Bronze Medalist
Andrew Shellberg: State Rank 8th, National Rank 9th

Level 2 Advanced

Silver Medalist
Patrick Fayad: State Rank 2nd, National Rank 2nd,
Level 4 Regular

Gold Medalist
Ian Price: State Rank 2th, National Rank 8th

Honorable Mention
Daniel Jewell: State Rank 9th, National Rank 19th

Level 4 Advanced

Gold Medalist
Alexis Ruessmann: State Rank 1st, National Rank 5th

Baseball: All Conference Team

All River Cities Conference Baseball:

Seniors: Caiden Groff & Ryan Riddle

All Conference Honorable Mention:

Sophomores: Patrick Collins & Sid DeMayo

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Wayne State Math Competation

Left to Right: Ian Kim, Max Nguyen, Jacob Gathje, Brayden Whitaker, Joey Chen, Jerry Fan, J.P. Jensen

The Mount Michael math team recently participated in the final contest of the year and achieved great results. This is the first competition without our seniors who have finished school, except for AP Exams.

Geometry: 1st Place Joey Chen, 3rd Place, Jerry Fan
Algebra 2: 10th  Place Jacob Gathje
Pre-Calculus: 1st Place J.P.  Jenson, 4th Place Brayden Whitaker
Calculus: 1st Place Max Nguyen, 2nd Place Ian Kim

Congratulations Knights!

Monday, May 8, 2017

6 Knights Win in Essay Contest

Mount Michael has 6 student winners in the Archdiocese of Omaha's Center for Family Life Formation Pro-Life Essay Contest.

The contest was open to 7th-11th grades students. Cash prizes were awarded for each grade level. 1st place winners entries are also submitted to the Knights of Columbus fall 2017 statewide contest.

Sister Carol Jean Vandenhemel OSB and Mrs. Amy Masek are Mount Michael's Theology teachers. Congratulations to them and all their students who took part in the contest!

9th Grade

1st Place Kolton Koubsky

Parents: Ken and Kristen Koubsky.
Parish: Mary Our Queen

10th Grade

1st Place Patrick Collins
Parents Charles and Kara Collins
Parish: Saint Margaret Mary

2nd Place Jacob Benes
Parents: Vernon and Michelle Benes
Parish: Saint Wenceslaus

11th Grade

1st Place Ben Arkfeld

Parents: Mike and Kelly Arkfeld
Parish: Saint Wenceslaus

2nd Place Sebastian Alegrett
Parents: Ernesto Alegrett and Leonor Morreo

3rd Place Jack (Ming Kai) Sun
Parents: Shuhong Sun and Rongle Wang

Saturday, May 6, 2017

National Spanish Exam

2017 National Spanish Exam Results:
Mount Michael Student State Ranking
Level 1: Level 2:
1st -Jacob Gathje and Brayden Whitaker
2nd -Tharein Putuhera
3rd - Alexander Schrier
4th - Max Nguyen
5th -Drew Thorton
6th - Seth Carpenter
7th - Kolton Koubsky
9th - Alexander Payne
10th - Benjamin Goetz

Outside Experience
2nd Joseph Johansen
4th - JP Jensen
7th - Colin Mallisee


4th - Jean Marie Djidjoho
5th - Jacob Benes
Level 3 Level 4
2nd - Ben Arkfeld
3rd - Garrett Gloeb
4th - Mathew Thiele
6th - Lucas Rief
8th - Lucas Williams

2nd - Sebastian Esquivel
3rd - Broden Kaps
7th - Jackie Kure
9th - Nicholas Huetter
10th – Benedict Murray

1st - Alexander Earsley
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Gold Category- 95th -100th National Percentile:

Seth Carpenter
Jacob Gathje
Benjamin Goetz
Kolton Koubsky
Quan Nguyen
Alexander Payne
Tharein Potuhera
Benjamin Quinlan
Alexander Schrier
Evan Schroder
Richard Thornton
Brayden Whitaker
Sid Demayo
Matthew Draper
John Jensen
Colin Mallisee
Ben Arkfeld
Garrett Gloeb
Lucas Rief
Matthew Thiele
Lukas Williams
Broden Kaps
Ryuta Kure

Bronze Category- 75th -84th National Percentile:

Nick Arkfeld
Ben Demayo
Callan Farrell
Gregory Gonzalez
Donovan Kaelin
Ian Kim
Mason Matukewicz
Ethan Meduna
Connor Murphy
Joshua Snyder
Keaton Stec
Sean Stumpff
Nick Akers
Anna Bppr
Yichen Cao
Sebastian Cardenas
James Crotty
Erik Degener
Riley Goddard
Joe Hitzemann
Cole Mccoy
Sebastian Esquivel
Nicholas Lorensen
Paul Mccaslin
Nicholas Carson
Peyton Hottovy
Nash Kelly
Henry O'Callaghan

Silver Category- 85th -94th National Percentile:

John Ackerman
Joseph Bazata
Calvin Benson
Ming Hint Chui
Joshua Davies
Jack Gottschalk
Logan Hock
William Janecek
Zachary Kahler
Andree Kakish
Seth Kuhn
Joe Lytle
Robert Masek
Joseph Niemerg
Jackson Ramold
Trenton Sedlacek
Henry Storbeck
Laken Beller
Caleb Burbach
Jarrett Cline
Alex Crnkovich
Trevin Detwiler
Sam Eberle
Cole Kalkowski
Hanool Kim
Sam Peters
Gerald Righter
Santiago Santa-maria
Nolan Zeger
John Avilla
Nolan Huetter
Lorcan Jamal
Adam Orr
Nicholas Orr
Keyton Pappas
Nicholas Snyder
Lucas Van Haute
Dash Wedergren
Zachary Cairney
Alexander Earsley
Michael Ecker
Caiden Groff
Nicholas Huetter
Benedict Murray

Friday, May 5, 2017

Mixan Receives Full Ride ROTC Scholarship

At the recent awards night United States Army Master Sergeant Jesse Anderson and Sergeant First Class David Reyes from the Creighton ROTC presented Luka Mixan with a giant $132,000 check representing his full ride & fees scholarship to Creighton University where Luka will be in the Army ROTC programCreighton University will be covering his room/board.

Luka is the son Joe and Suzana Mixan of Papillion, NE. Before becoming a Knight, Luka attend Saint Columbkille grade school.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Awards Night

This year’s Awards Night is notably the 50th celebration of the many accomplishments of the Knights!

Athletes of the Year
Caiden Groff, Coach Jon Borer, Peyton Hottovy
As every year, there are to many awards and honors to mention them all but here are a few highlights.

Every year the Mount Michael athletic department selects a Mount Michael athlete of the year.  With so many good athletes to choose from it is difficult to narrow it down to one person. This year for the 6th time in history the coaches were unable to do so and selected 2 athletes to share the 2016-2017 honor. They are seniors Caiden Groff and Peyton Hottovy. Caiden attended St. Patrick’s grade school in Elkhorn and is the son of Aaron and Melissa Groff of Bennington. Peyton was homeschooled before he came to the Mount and is the son of Troy and Lisa Hottovy of Waterloo, Nebraska.

In Journalism Ms. Fosco presented Ben Murray with Mount Michael’s Key Staffer award which is sponsored by the Omaha World Herald. Ben attended St. Roberts’s grade school and is the son of Steve ’80 and Barb Murray of Omaha.

Mount Michael Award
Broden Kaps, Abbot Michael Liebl OSB
Mr. Charles Dudek noted honors for two sophomores. The Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Award went to Trevin Detwiler. Trevin attended Holy Cross grade school is the son of John and Caralee Detwiler of Omaha.  The Omaha Exchange Club/Sophomore of the Year award went to Gerald Righter. Gerald attended Mary Our Queen grade school and is the son of Christopher and Margaret Righter of Omaha.

The evening concluded with the presentation of the coveted Mount Michael award which is presented to the student who most epitomizes the values and character of a Mount Michael Knight.  This year the faculty selected senior Broden Kaps for this honor.  Broden attended St. Vincent de Paul grade school and is the son of Ronald and Darci Kaps of Omaha.

Congratulations to these and all the young men honored at this year’s Awards Night.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Breinig Selected for Shrine Bowl

Cameron Breinig
Congratulation to Mount Michael's #68 Cameron Breinig for being selected to play for the North Team in the Nebraska Shrine Bowl on June 3 at the University of Nebraska Kearney. Cameron was a 6'3" 285 Lineman for the Knights.  Cameron will play for the University of Nebraska Kearney next fall where he received an athletic scholarship.

Cameron attended Saint Patrick's grade school in Elkhorn and  is the son of Patrick and Denise Breinig of Omaha.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Knight Writers 4th @ State

Mount Michael's Journalism Team came in 4th out of 24 teams in Class B at the State Tournament held in Norfolk.

16 of Mount Michel's 19 journalism team members qualified for the state competition.


Group Entries: 
5th Yearbook Theme Development - Nash Kelly Nick Orr, Michael Ecker.
3rd In-depth News Coverage - Nick Orr, Joey Recker
4th In-depth News Coverage - Andrew Ahn, Miles Hock, Hudson Hohman, Joey Recker, Ben Bies.

Individual Medals:
1st Nick Orr - News Writing
2nd Ben Murray - Entertainment Writing
2nd Jack Avilla - News Writing
3rd Dan Jewell - Sports News Writing
4th Dan Jewell - Headline Writing
4th Kyeongmin Kim - Editorial Cartooning
5th Homer Xu - Photo Illustration
6th Homer Xu - News/Feature Photography

Congratulations Knights!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Academic Decathlon & Robotics Wrap-up Seasons

Last week Mount Michael's Academic Decathlon and Robotics teams competed at their national and international tournaments in Madison, Wisconsin and Louisville, Kentucky with great results.

Academic Decathlon

The Academic Decathlon team finished in 3rd place in the small (< 650) school division and 2nd in the Quiz Bowl.  They also earned 14 individual medals.  The team also received the Rookie of the Year award for the highest team score among teams who where first time attendees at the event.

Individual Medalists:
Henry O’Callaghan: 3rd Literature, 3rd Science, Most Valuable Team Member, Team High Score
Gerald Righter: 2nd Social Science
Broden Kaps: 1st Speech, 3rd Essay, 3rd Math

Jackie Kure: 3rd Math, 3rd Interview, 3rd Speech
Donovan Clements:  3rd Literature

Kevin Arul: 1st Math, 3rd Art

Luka Mixan: 2nd Economics, 3rd Interview


The Robotics Team went 10-0 in the qualification matches and finished first place in their division!  They were one of just seven (out of 564 teams worldwide) to go undefeated through the qualification matches.  As one of the top eight teams, Mount Michael and their alliance partners advanced to the elimination matches and were not beaten until quarterfinals.

Congratulations Knights on your great seasons!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Alum Named 30 under 30 Asia by Forbes

Tony Gao '13
Cofounder, Easy Transfer
Tony Gao co-founded Easy Transfer in 2013. The Beijing-based startup helps China's outbound students pay their tuition fees more quickly and at cheaper foreign exchange rates. It is also branching into student services such as home rentals and used car sales. Gao, a graduate of the University of Southern California, started Easy Transfer in his undergraduate years after seeing that tuition transfers from China could take several days and incur thousands of dollars in bank service fees. Easy Transfer partners directly with Chinese and American banks, bypassing the complex network of international payments.

Forbes Website Article

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Spring Concert

The Mount Michael Choir and Band recently presented "Sounds of Spring" to the Mount Michael Community.

Download a compressed mp3 music file via your Sycamore account in the News Section. 

The choir sang Rest Not!, Music's Echo and Stand by Me

Choir Members: 

Tenors: Cole McNally, Joshua Snyder, Nicholas Snyder, Blake Worsham.

Basses: Jack Blaser, Skyler Davis, Jean-Marie Djidjoho, Kyeongmin Kim, Trenton Sedlacek, and  Jimmy Severa.

The Band played Blues in Hoss' Flat featuring trumpet soloist Jacob Gathje '20 on trumpet, Imagine, and It's Only a Paper Moon featuring soloists Trevin Detwiler '19 on trombone and Dylan Herrmann '17 on trumpet. 

Band Members:

Sax/High Winds:
Armel Mignondje-alto, Addison Cousin-Hardrick-alto, Cole McNally-alto, Levi Kicken-tenor, Broden Kaps-Tenor, Andrew Ahn-baritone, Ian Kim-flute.

Low Brass:
Trevin Detwiler-trombone, Daniel Davies-trombone, Joshua Davies-trombone, Trenton Sedlacek-trombone, Joseph Niemerg-tuba.

Dylan Herrmann, Chad Duerfeldt, Jacob Gathje, Chaemin Lee, Donovan Kaelin.

Jack Blaser-bass guitar, Kyeongmin Kim-vibes, Max Swiniarski-trap, Ian Price-piano

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Easter Triduum at Mount Michael

The Triduum celebration at Mount Michael began on Holy Thursday in the Monastery with a very nice dinner of steak or salmon served by Abbot Michael. Afterwards the community gather in the chapel for the Eucharist and washing of feet.

At 3:00pm on Good Friday the community gathered for the adoration of the Cross and  communion.

The Easter Vigil included the reception into the Catholic faith of Ashley Stinebaugh wife of alum Brian Stinebaugh '05. Along with Ashley the sacrament of Confirmation was conferred on students Colin Lakeman '18, Sebastian Allegrett '18, and Ian Miller '20.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Robotics Team Places 3rd at U.S. Open National Robotics Tournament.

Left to Rights: Dr. David Peters, Nolan Gottsch, Nick Huetter, Reilly Jackson, Nolan Huetter, Lukas Williams, Drew Goddard, Coach Michael Williams

Congratulations to the Mount Michael Robotics team, Knight Shift 1970K.  At this year's CREATE U.S. Open National Robotics Tournament, April 6-8, with 175 high school teams from the U.S., Canada, and as far as China, the team placed third in the national event.  Next stop is the VEX Worlds Robotics Tournament in Louisville, KY later this month.  Go Knights!

National Honor Society Induction 2017

Mount Michael's Edward Malone chapter of the National Honor Society has added 35 new members.

Nick Carson, Jean-Marie Djidjoho, Jack Straka, Dustin Hartwell, Jacob Idra, Thomas Janecek, Hanool Kim, Armel Mignondje, Ross Nicholas, Nolan Reynolds, Nicholas Snyder, Matthew Thiele, Temi Adeyemo, Jacob Benes, Caleb Burbach, Andrew Carleton, Jarrett Cline, Daniel Davies, Sebastian deMayo, Trevin Detwiler, Sam Eberle, Sebastian Esquivel, Patrick Fayad, J.P. Jensen, Cole Kalkowski, Levi Kicken, Carson Leahy, Colin Mallisee, Quinton Mohr, Quan Nguyen, Sam Peters, Gerald Righter, Andrew Shellberg, Nolan Zeger, Bokai Zhang  

Monday, April 10, 2017

Le Cirque Du Mont Michel

Ringmater: J.P. Jensen

Agape Brothers: Jacob Benes & Taylor Davis

JJET: Jack Blaser, Joey Recker, Ed Wilberding, Trevin Detwiler

Jazz Band:

  • Winds: Ian Kim, Armel Mignondje, Addison Cousin-Hardrick, Levi Kicken, Broden Kaps, Andrew Ahn.
  • High Brass/Winds: Dylan Herrmann, Chad Duerfeldt, Jacob Gathje, Chaemin Lee, Donovan Kaelin
  • Low Brass: Trevin Detwiler, Daniel Davies, Josh Davies.
  • Rhythm: Jack Blaser, Kyeongmin Kim, Max Swiniarski
  • Director: Noelle Kunkel
Directed and Produced by Br. Roger Mangels, OSB

Sunday, April 9, 2017

S.A.M.E Competition

The 23rd annual Society of American Military Engineers Competition was held at the Walter Scott Conference Center at the University of Nebraska Omaha.  There were 20 area high school teams involved this year.  Mount Michael sent both a senior and junior team.

The Senior team's project was to design an enclosed pedestrian walkway that would connect the original school building to the new D J Sokol Learning Center.  The Senior Team won 3 gold and 2 silver metals giving them an Award of Distinction.  This Award includes a $500. check from a sponsoring engineering firm to be used in the Drafting Program.  The Senior Team was Dylan Herrmann, Sam Clements, Nathan Carpenter, Peyton Hottovy, Jack Straka, Joe Coldiron and Ian Price.

The Junior Team project was to renovate Camp Mount Michael by moving it out of the school building and centering it around the pond in the northeast corner of campus.  The Junior Team was made up of Colin Lakeman, Riley Kruse, Thomas Janecek, Lucas Rief, Will Fleissner, Nolan Gottsch, Luke Van Haute, John Hudson, Grant Pavlik, Nolan Huetter and Jeff Kim.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

New Head Football Coach

Coach Greg Wunderlich
Mount Michael has hired Greg Wunderlich as the new head football coach. Coach Wunderlich currently teaches physical education at Upchurch Elementary in the Millard Public Schools. He coached Legion Baseball at Millard West in 2014 and 2015, and he coached Freshmen Basketball at Mount Michael for the past two seasons.

Coach Wunderlich was born and raised in Naperville, IL, where he played football, basketball and track at Naperville North High School. He was a two time First Team All-State Quarterback in Illinois Class 8A. He then continued his football career at University of Nebraska at Omaha as quarterback under Coach Pat Behrns. He was teammates with current NFL players Zach Miller (Chicago Bears tight end) and Greg Zuerlein (Los Angeles Rams kicker). Wunderlich broke several single season records at UNO in 2009 including yards in a season, completions in a season, completions in a single game and completion percentage in a season. He graduated from UNO with a Bachelor of Science in Education with the endorsement area of Physical Education K-12. He also coached as an offensive assistant working with quarterbacks in 2010 at UNO under Coach Behrns. “Greg brings a lot of experience, heart and enthusiasm to the head football coach position here at Mount Michael Benedictine School,” said Dr. David J. Peters, Ed.D. “We are excited about what he has to offer and the direction in which he is going to take the Knights!”

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Physics & Chemistry Field Day Results

Physics Team Takes 1st at Creighton University Physics Field Day
Pictured are Sung Ha Park, Sebastian Winters, Jackie Kure, Abbot Michael, Junho Ho, Armel Mignondje, John Kuhry, Lucas Williams, Jihwan Shin, Nolan Huetter, Nick Huettter, Eric Zhang, Ian Kim, Kyeong Min Kim, Mr Michael Williams.

Chemistry Team Results: 
Team Nihonium Photo by Nguyen/Kalkowski

  • Advanced Team Americium-Am: 3rd Place, 
    • Alex Earsley, Ian Price, Matthew Winters, Jeff Kim
  • Primary Team Nihonium-Nh: Wins Balancing Chemical Equations
    •  Kevin Zhang, Max Nguyen, Daniel Davies, Cole Kalkowski
Other Teams participating for Mount Michael:

Advanced Team Iridium-Ir : Oscar Dong, Alvin Ming Hint, Leo Li, Jack Sun Matthew Thiele
Primary Team Technetium-Te: Trevin Detwiler, andrew Shellberg, Chaemin Lee, Zan Li
Primary Team Seaborgium-Sg: JP Jensen, Levi Kicken, Skyler Davis, Allen Cheg
Primary Team Californium-Cf: Shin Fujita, Norman Tran, Riley Goddard, Andrew Wilson.

Photo by Nguyen/Kalkowski

Monday, April 3, 2017

13 Knight Writers Qualify for State

On Monday April 24th, fourteen members of the Mount Michael Journalism Team will complete in the Nebraska School Activities Association state journalism tournament to be held in Norfolk.

They qualified in the following categories:
Miles Hock-Column Writing
Brian Schneider-Column Writing
Kevin Arul-Graphic Illustration
Andrew Ahn-Sports News Coverage, Indepth
Homer Xu-Photo Illustration, News/Feature Photography
Nash Kelly-Theme Development, Yearbook
Michael Ecker- Theme Development, Yearbook
Joey Recker-Entertainment Writing, Feature Writing, Indepth
Nick Orr-News Writing, Theme Development, Indepth
Ben Bies-Indepth
Hudson Hohman-Column Writinng, Indepth
Andrew Nigro-News Writing
Dan Jewell-Headline Writing, Sports News Coverage
Jack Avilla-News Writing

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