Monday, September 25, 2017

Spirit Week & Homecoming

Last week was a very busy week filled with enthusiasm and fun.  There were themed dress down days every day and a the traditional Spirit Week Bonfire on Wednesday evening. (Thank you to the Waterloo Fire department for sticking around and putting the fire out afterwards!) Photos

The Mount Michael Pep Band was in fine form for pregame. Photos

The Knights caped the night off with a 35-14 Victory!  - Game Photos

At halftime of the game the homecoming theme of "Honoring the Past, Building our Future" featured special recognition of past championships teams. A pregame dinner in their honor was also held in the Armory. Photos

  • 1967 Cross Country: Team members in attendance were Dave Hahn, Richard Kaup and Elmer Wemhoff.
  • 1982 Football: Jeff Jamrog, dave Tamisiea, Paul McCann, Bob Recker, Chris Higgins, Joe Hettinger, Dave Johnson, Rick Hanna, James Motl and Bill Honke. As a team they racked up a total of 270 points during the season while only allowing 19 points. In the State Tournament they shutout all their opponents. 
  • 1997 Cross Country: Eric Crawford, Ben Luettel, Michael Pecha, Joe Salzbrenner, Wes Schieber, and Joe Wolpert. The 1997 championship was preceded by championships in 1995 and 1996. Leuettel, Schieber and Wolpert ran varsity on all three championship teams.
  • 2012 Cross Country: JT Cronin

Halftime proceedings wrapped up with the announcement of this year's 1st Knight chosen by the student body. Photos

The Nominees were:

Lucas Van Haute: 2017 1st Knight
Andrew Nigro the son of Scott and Estelle Nigro. Andrew attended St. Gerald's through 8th Grade. He is currently involved in the Men of Benedict, The Philosophical Book Club and is a member of the Operation Others Core Team.  He is active in the Youth Ministry for both the rosary and adoration. Andrew is the Student Manager for the wrestling team and is involved with the St. Gerald Squires.  Andrew hopes to be accepted into the seminary.

Lucas Van Haute is the son of Bob and Cathy Van Haute.  He attended St. Columbkille's in Papillion through the 8th grade. He is a member of the National Honor Society, a Mount Michael Student ambassador and is a Mount Michael Yell Leader.  He starts on the Mount Michael varsity Soccer team and plays for the Gretna soccer club in the off-season.  During the summer, he works with youth at the Papillion Kids Club. Luke plans to attend university and major in Exercise Science.

Dash Wedergren is the son of Scott and Shelley Wedergren. Dash attended middle school at Elkhorn Ridge.  He is involved in the Mount Michael IT Club, Mock Trial, and Men of Benedict. Dash attended Boy's State this past summer and is an Eagle Scout.  He has completed an internship with the Gallup Organization. Dash plans to attend university and major in Cybersecurity and then attend Law School.