Thursday, March 30, 2017

Junior Wins National Travel Award

Garrett Gloeb '18
Garrett Gloeb, a junior at Mount Michael Benedictine School, has won the 2017 Junior Travel Award for his achievement on the National Spanish Examination and for his excellent skills in the Spanish language. 

This national award, valued at over $3,500, is given each year to twenty-four students from across the United States who become eligible by earning a high scores on the National Spanish Examination and then submitting samples of their written and oral work in Spanish to a selection committee. 

In July, Garrett will be traveling to Peru with the other 23 winners. Peru is the cradle of the Inca civilization. Among the places they will visit on the trip will be Machu Picchu, often referred to as the lost city of the Incas, and the floating islands of the Uros on Lake Titicaca.

Garrett is the son of Matt '82 and Kristin Gloeb of Bennington, Nebraska.  

Mount Michael Benedictine School, which has a long history of excellence in academics, has participated in the National Spanish Examination for the last 25 years.  Congratulations to Garrett Gloeb and his Spanish teachers, Chad Schuttler and Carolina Westling who are very proud of his accomplishments.

Bits and Pieces

Congratulations Knights

John Hudson won the Gretna Invite Golf Tournament at Tiburon Golf Course with a 3 over par 75.

Broden Kapps has qualilfed for the Nebraska State Speech Tournament in the category of Poetry.

River Cities Conference Basketball

Jack Straka; All Conference, Scott Ching and Jacob Idra honorable mention.

Recyle Bowl
We placed 2nd out of 19 schools in the state in the 2016 Recycle Bowl.  Over the course of one month this fall our school recycled 1,603.75 lbs.  In 2015 we recycled 1665.7 lbs during the Recycle Bowl.  

Monday, March 27, 2017

Knights & Beyond

Thank you to everyone who helped make the 2017 Night of Knights 
such a great success!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017


Update: The Knight's qualified for State and finished in 3rd Place. Congratulations Knights!
Chaemin Lee, Dash Wedergren, Drew Goddard and Luka Mixan have qualified for the Spring Nebraska State Online EconChallenge Competition. They finished 2nd out of 118 teams. If they finish in the Top Ten in the spring they will compete in Lincoln with the hopes of qualifying for the National Competition.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Diversity Day

Mr. Earl Redrick addresses the Student Body.
Originally scheduled for Martin Luther King Day but postponed due to weather, this year’s Diversity Day coincided with Ash Wednesday.  Bro. August Schaefer OSB pointed out the appropriateness of this alliance in that just as Lent is a time for looking back and reflecting on how we can grow and improve, this also is the point of Diversity Day.

Earl Redrick served as keynote speaker. Mr. Redrick is the Director of the Omaha Field Office of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, an adjunct instructor and social equity & anti-bias facilitator. Mr. Redrick has a Master of Business Administration and is a 21-year retired veteran who served in numerous tours and deployments. His 50-minute address, "Inclusive Leadership for the Next Generation of Leaders,” focused on diversity, inclusion, and the many obstacles throughout history that hindered the ability of many Americans to reach acceptance and success.

After Mr. Redrick’s presentation, students and staff broke up into groups for various activities and discussions related to diversity, including a video about Martin Luther King, Jr.’s march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.

The day concluded with Mass for Ash Wednesday.     Diversity Day Photos & Mass Photos