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.