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Volunteer Opportunities

 

Summer Service Opportunity for Prep Families  

This summer, Prep volunteers will be serving the evening meal at the Siena/Francis House from 4:30-7 p.m. on June 12, June 18, July 10, July 16 and August 14. Students, parents and siblings (12 years of age and older) are welcome to participate. Click HERE to sign up to volunteer. If you have questions, please contact Dave Lawler in Prep's Campus Ministry Office. Thank you!

 

Summer Read and Service Project 

The summer reading book for this year is “Refugee” by Alan Gratz. As part of the summer reading program, the Campus Ministry Department will be setting up an apartment for a refugee family being resettled in Omaha. With each purchase of the summer reading book, Prep students made a small donation that will help with groceries and other household items for the family.

Campus Ministry will also be collecting household items for the family until the end of the school year. Families wishing to make a donation can sign up HERE. Volunteers from Campus Ministry will set up the apartment and welcome the family at the airport this summer. Thanks in advance for your generosity.

 

Host Family Needed for Incoming 9th Grade Student

ROKUS Education Link has an excellent exchange student coming to Creighton Prep in the 2018-2019 school year, and a host family is needed. He is a Concordia Junior High School 8th grader named Chandong Kim, who speaks English well and is very bright, smart and eager to learn. He would be a great addition to your family.

Hosting an exchange student is a rewarding experience! Your children will gain a broader perspective of another’s culture while learning more about geography and communication. Your family members will also become citizen diplomats in creating positive impressions of America and Americans, and this unique program creates memories and friendships that will last forever.

If your family is interested in this hosting opportunity, please contact Mison Cowell of ROKUS Education Link, LLC at (402) 301-5257 or misoncowell.korea@gmail.com.

 

Upcoming Events

 

Bowtie Bash 2018 Sale – Now Through Friday, May 25

Support Prep students now through Friday, May 25 by participating in the Bowtie BASH 2018 Sale! This online sale is new to the BASH calendar this year, and features items up for bid such as meals with the Jesuits, tickets to Finest Hour on the Lake on Saturday, June 23 and reservations for the Mom’s Gone Shopping trip on Thursday, October 25. Great fixed price items are available for purchase as well.

Click HERE to visit the Bowtie BASH 2018 Sale!

 

Cheer on the Junior Jays – May 18-23

On Friday and Saturday, May 18 and 19, be sure to catch members of the track & field team competing in the state meet at Burke Stadium. Click HERE to see the schedule of events.

Then on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 22 and 23, visit the Norfolk Country Club beginning at 9:30 a.m. to root for the golf team in the state tournament. If you can’t make it to Norfolk, click HERE on Tuesday and Wednesday to see the live scoreboard.

As always, stay tuned to the athletic calendar for all the latest schedule information and go CP!

  

For Senior Parents – Reminder on Graduation 2018 Information – May 19-20

(from the email by Principal Jim Bopp sent to senior parents on Tuesday, March 13)

Dear Senior Parents:

Graduation is fast approaching, and several details require explanation for this celebration. First, let me congratulate you on this accomplishment. Four years of steady academic work and involvement in many extracurricular activities is a tremendous success and it would have been impossible without your support.

Caps and gowns, graduation practice

Graduation practice is mandatory for all graduates. It will be held at 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Friday, May 18th in the Heider Center. All aspects of the dress code are in effect for graduation practice. Caps and gowns can be picked up immediately following graduation practice in the Heider Center. Please have all fines, outstanding debts and Jug business taken care of in order to receive your cap and gown without delay.

Mass

The graduation events will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday night, May 19th with Mass at St. John's Church on the campus of Creighton University. Because of space limitations, this Mass can accommodate only seniors and their parents. Seniors should sit with their parents and be in formal dress code.

Graduation

Graduation will be held at the Heider Center located at Creighton Prep on Sunday, May 20th at 10 a.m.

Seniors should arrive by 9:15 a.m. and be in formal dress code with cap and gown. Heider Center doors will open at 9 a.m.

Graduation tickets

Every family will receive 10 tickets. Each person needs a ticket to enter the graduation ceremony. Your son will not need a ticket. No assigned seating. Seating will be on a first come first served basis. The tickets will be distributed with the caps and gowns on Friday, May 18th. There will be no tickets available at the door.

Scholarship and final transcript

College scholarships received by each senior will be listed in the graduation program and the Omaha World-Herald if verification of the scholarship is received by the Counseling Department by April 18th. Copies of all scholarship award letters need to be turned in to the Counseling Department by April 18th. Scholarship additions can be turned in after April 18th, but there is no guarantee that they will be listed in the Omaha World-Herald or graduation program.

Final transcripts will be sent to the school your son has decided to attend. Students who are undecided about a college choice when they complete their survey should inform their counselor when they finalize their choice. To list this school, your son will need to log in to Family Connection and click on-> about me-> surveys-> graduation survey. He needs to complete the graduation survey on Family Connection by May 1st. If you have any questions please contact Fr. Tillman at 402-393-1190 ext. 336.

Absenteeism, incomplete work, disruptions, outstanding obligations 

All seniors should read the Student-Parent Handbook regarding absenteeism (pages 24-26). Students who have excessive absences may not be allowed to take final exams unless parents meet with school administration and document extenuating circumstances. Some seniors may be required to attend classes with underclassmen during the final weeks of May to make up for excessive absences before diplomas will be issued. Diplomas and grades may also be withheld from a student who does not complete all assignments for any course. Any student who still owes fines, outstanding debts or Jugs will not receive his cap and gown until this business is complete. Direct questions or concerns to Mr. Joe Ryberg at jrybe@prep.creighton.edu.

Senior leadership is very important to school culture. Disruptive behavior at the end of the school year may result in the postponement of final exams and prolonging the school year. Students involved in any end of the year disruption may forfeit their participation in the graduation ceremony and receive other appropriate consequences up to and including dismissal. School administration will exercise its discretion to use legal recourse for disruptions that occur after graduation. Specifically, seniors should avoid disruptions in daily school routines and the educational process, avoid actions that violate the human dignity of any person, and avoid conduct detrimental to the reputation or mission of the school.

Behavior and dress at graduation

Graduation is a dignified celebration. Raucous behavior is an embarrassment to parents, friends, jubilarians, alumni, faculty and, mostly, to those who behave in this manner. Any student who disrupts the ceremony may be removed and his diploma may be withheld. Let's celebrate in a way that reflects our mission and values.

Formal dress is required for the baccalaureate Mass and graduation ceremony. Formal means shirt and tie, dress pants, dress socks and dress shoes (brown, black or cordovan). No earrings. Students must be clean shaven with their hair in dress code. A suit coat is encouraged but optional for the Mass and not recommended for graduation because it gets bulky and warm under the graduation gown.

BASH

If you would like to continue to receive an invitation for BASH in years to come, please call or email Terri Haller. Terri can be reached at 402-548-3845 or by email at thall@prep.creighton.edu.

Alumni

If you have any concerns regarding alumni relations, contact Max Huerter at 402-393-1190 ext. 312 or by email at mhuer@prep.creighton.edu.

To see a summary of important calendar dates for seniors in April and May, click HERE.

Sincerely,

James L. Bopp 
Principal

 

For Senior Parents – Portrait Photo and DVD or Blu-ray Disc Order Information

To order a graduation portrait package from Jeremy Johnson Photography, click HERE to download a form you can complete and return with your payment.

To order a DVD or Blu-ray HD Disc of graduation from Moran Recording Services, Inc., click HERE to download a form you can complete and return with your payment.

 

Graduation 2018 Live Stream – Sunday, May 20

Congratulations to all the members of the Class of 2018 who will graduate into the Prep alumni community on Sunday, May 20 in the Heider Center, and thank you to their families and friends who have supported them in their journey through Prep.

Graduation 2018 will be live-streamed HERE on the Creighton Prep TV channel on YouTube beginning at 9:45 a.m., just prior to the start of the event at 10 a.m.

 

Final Exams Schedule for Underclassmen – May 22-24

Please note the final exams schedule for underclassmen, Tuesday through Thursday, May 22 to 24:

Tuesday, May 22   

 

English

8–9 a.m.

Science

9:15–10:15 a.m.

Conflict Exams

10:30–11:30 a.m.

Wednesday, May 23   

 

Theology

8–9 a.m.

World Language

9:15–10:15 a.m.

Conflict Exams

10:30–11:30 a.m.

Thursday, May 24

 

Math

8–9 a.m.

Social Studies

9:15–10:15 a.m.

Conflict Exams

10:30–11:30 a.m.

 

Omaha Gives! is Just Over Four Days Away – Wednesday, May 23

We are just over four days away from Omaha Gives! on Wednesday, May 23. All gifts donated to Creighton Prep that day will go toward supporting our students. Also that day, we will also be releasing never-before-seen photos and videos of our 140-year history. In addition, our students will be creating special gifts, created in the new ToMorrow Labs space, for all donations of $50 or more.

You can schedule your Omaha Gives! donations to Prep early! Just click on the image below anytime between now and May 23. You can also share in our success by following us on TwitterFacebookInstagram and LinkedIn! Thank you!


12th Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser for the Wrestling Team – Saturday, June 2

Prep wrestling fans, be sure to sign up today to play in the 12th annual golf tournament fundraiser that will take place on Saturday, June 2 starting at 1 p.m. at the Tara Hills Golf Course in Papillion. Head Coach Andrew Fisher ’08 and Assistant Coach Rowan Stander ’08 would appreciate your support. The tournament format will be a best ball, four-person scramble.

Click HERE to download the entry form that you can complete and return as directed along with your payment. The tournament will be limited to the first 36 foursomes, and the deadline to enter is Sunday, May 27.

 

Prep Notes

 

Students Honored at Annual Awards Night

Congratulations to all the following students recognized with awards at the annual Awards Night at Prep on Thursday, May 17:

Award

Recipient(s)

Arrupe, Pedro, Fr. (Jr.)

Martinez, Antonio Matthew

Bausch and Lomb Science

Muellner, Matthew James

Black Elk (Jrs.)

Arcos-Ponce, Angel Abiut

Black Elk (Jrs.)

Nagahawatte, Jaliya Manik

Boyce, Frances & Lynn

Owens, Paul Michael

Brayman Scholarship for English

Reding, Jack James

Brayman Scholarship for English

Sitti, Michael Benedict

Brayman Scholarship for Social Studies

Larkin, John Francis III

Brayman Scholarship for Social Studies

Ritterling, Nathan John

Brodd, Bill - Architecture

Goeman, Benjamin Robert

Campbell, Br. Marc (Fr.)

Prososki, Kevin Connor

Cassem Scholarship, Freshman

Anyaegbunam, Ugochukwu Larry

Cassem Scholarship, Junior

Baysa, Matthew Masashi

Cassem Scholarship, Sophomore

Acevedo, Moises Amador

College of the Holy Cross Book (Jr.)

Buechler, Aidan Everett

Dienstbier Literary

Knust, Benjamin Arnold

Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Jr.)

Corpuz, Thomas John

Exchange Club Outstanding Sophomore (So.)

Kramer, Josh

Fairfield Book (Jr.)

Young, Bradley Edward

Gandhi, Mahatma (So.)

Kouassi, Jude Philippe

Gandhi, Mahatma (So.)

Lopez-Lima, Nathaniel

George Washington University Book

Muellner, Matthew James

Hoover, David (Jr.)

York, Darryl Maurice

Johnson, Doug

Krejci, John Paul

JSN (Sr.)

Ritter, Dylan John

Kanne, Rev. Charles

Martin, Paul Thomas

Kenny, Philip

Doocy, Max Souza

Kenny, Philip

Myers, Caleb Matthew

Key Staffer

Fletcher, Nicholas Edward

Leahy, Don (Sr.)

Dunham, Andrew Rion

Leary, James

Ernatt, William Paul

LeMoyne College Heights (Jr.)

Mooney, Peter Joseph

Luther, Martin (Srs.)

Watson, Malik Rashad

Luther, Martin (Srs.)

White-Welchen, Tyler Anthony

Malloy, John

Anderson Matthew David

Mead, Linda

McClellan, Michael Brock

Michalski, Don (So.)

Lemar, Matthew Justus

Nebraska Boy's State Rep. (Jr.)

Lin, Christopher Jeremy

Nebraska Boy's State Rep. (Jr.)

Nagahawatte, Jaliya Manik

Nebraska Boy's State Rep. (Jr.)

Richter, Daniel Patrick

O'Brien, Ned (Jr.)

Arop, Akol Ajang

Outstanding Novice Speaker - Debate

Cote, Quinlan Joseph

Outstanding Novice Speaker - Speech

Reyes, Nathaniel Lucas

Outstanding Varsity Speaker

Nagahawatte, Jaliya Manik

Rensselaer (Math)

Mooney, Peter Joseph

Romero, Oscar (Fr.)

Green, Amariyon Avontaé William

Romero, Oscar (Fr.)

McMullen, Gannon Michael

Schwee, James (Fr.)

Lee, George Murdock

Shreves, Jeffrey (Sr.)

Nussrallah, John Francis

Shreves, Jeffrey (Sr.)

Pritza, Christopher Gerald

Sophomore Social Studies Award for Academic Excellence

Chapman, Richard James

Sophomore Social Studies Award for Academic Excellence

Engelbert, Patrick Henry

Sophomore Social Studies Award for Academic Excellence

Garrett, Nicholas Rocco

Sophomore Social Studies Award for Academic Excellence

Hazel, Matthew John

Sophomore Social Studies Award for Academic Excellence

Nelson, Coburn Christian

Sousa, John Phillip

Matthews, Paul Francis

St. Ignatius (Jr.)

Corpuz, Thomas John

St. Michaels's College Book (Jr.)

Townley, James Joseph

United States Marine Corps “Semper Fidelis” Award

Fuxa, Kyle Joseph

United States Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award

Funke, Conner Douglas

United States Marine Corps Scholastic Excellence Award

Peyton, Noah Patrick

Wendy's High School Heisman School (Sr.)

Hennessey, Joseph John

West Omaha Rotary Club (Sr.)

Dunham, Andrew Rion

Westside Kiwanis Club Award

Bartak, Jackson Thomas

Woodmen of the World

Muellner, Matthew James

World Language Level II - French

Lorenz, Graham Thomas

World Language Level II - Italian

Peltz, Thomas John

World Language Level II - Spanish

Lyons, Benjamin August

World Language Level II - Latin

Chapman, Richard James

World Language Level IV - French

Artz, Connor Michael

World Language Level IV - Italian

Mueller, Isaiah Jonathan

World Language Level IV - Latin

Martin, Paul Thomas

World Language Level IV - Spanish

Acevedo, Moises Amador

 

Baseball Teams Wins Third Consecutive State Title

Congratulations to Head Coach Pat Mooney, his staff and the varsity baseball players on winning their third consecutive Class A state title on Thursday, May 17 with a 7-2 victory over Millard South, a team that had beaten the Junior Jays the previous night by a score of 7-4.

Senior pitcher Dylan Phillips threw a complete game, allowing just three hits and two runs, and his great effort was supported by a Prep offense that put up a flurry of hits in the 6th inning to break open a 1-1 contest.

This is the program’s 15th state title and seventh since 2001.

 

Prep Junior Receives Coolidge Scholarship

Congratulations to Creighton Prep junior Matthew Muellner who has been recognized by the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation as one of four Coolidge Scholarship recipients for 2018. According to the Coolidge Scholars website, this prestigious award is a “full-ride, presidential scholarship that covers a student’s tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study … at any accredited college or university in the U.S.”

“I am very grateful for the award and the opportunity that comes with it,” said Matthew. “I also want to thank the teachers and students at Prep who have had such a great impact on me.”

The four selected for the Coolidge Scholarship were chosen from over 3,200 applicants, said Executive Director Matthew Denhart. “We’re very pleased to honor Matthew and welcome him to the family of Coolidge Scholars,” he noted.

Selection criteria included academic achievement, an interest in public policy and an appreciation for the values that President Coolidge exhibited throughout his life, such as civility, government restraint and respects for teachers. A sense of humility and an orientation toward serving others were also important factors.

“We would like to thank the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation and those on the Finalist Jury for selecting Matthew for this wonderful honor,” said Creighton Prep Principal Jim Bopp. "He excels both academically and as a generous student leader who uses his many gifts in the service of others."

To see the news release from the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation, click HERE

 

Senior Named to Omaha World-Herald All-State and All-Metro Academic Teams

Congratulations to senior Joseph Hennessey on being named to the Omaha World-Herald All-State and All-Metro Academic Teams. As noted by the organization, Joseph ranked first in his class at Prep, was a National Merit Scholarship finalist and was offered scholarships by a number of universities.

 

Omaha World-Herald Lists Key Senior Staffer, Scholarships Offered to Students

Click HERE to see the Omaha World-Herald announcement of senior Nicholas Fletcher as the key senior staffer for student publications at Prep along with the list of scholarships offered to Creighton Prep seniors. The list of scholarships is for those reported to the Counseling Department by Wednesday, April 25.

 

Four Named Finalists in 2018 Congressional Art Competition

Congratulations to student artists Keithen Adams ‘18, Adam Gray ‘21, William Klingemann ‘21 and Michael Sheridan ’18 who were announced on Saturday, May 12 as finalists in the 2018 Congressional Art Competition. The event was exhibited and held at the Regency Parkway Art Gallery.

In addition, Keithen Adams (pictured above) won third place overall, and his work will be displayed in the congressional office of Congressman Don Bacon for the next year.

 

Jay Mart Blowout Sale! All Items 30 Percent Off! – May 7-24

Don’t miss the end-of-the-school-year Jay Mart blowout sale where all items in the store are 30 percent off from Monday, May 7 to Thursday, May 24, the last day the Jay Mart will be open until school resumes in August.

Choose from a wide variety of men’s and women’s apparel including quarter-zips, T-shirts, sweatshirts and many accessory items.

The Jay Mart is located in the Smith Atrium just outside the Heider Center and is open from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. during the May 22-24 final exam period for underclassmen.

For the latest Jay Mart news and photos, follow the store’s Instagram page HERE. For questions or additional information, please contact Stacey Burke at sburk@prep.creighton.edu. Thank you!

 

2019 WWII Battlefields of Europe Trip

If you or your family are interested in World War II history and like adventurous travel, we have a great opportunity to offer you. In honor of the 75th anniversary of D-Day, Mr. Tom Haindfield (history teacher) and Mrs. Barb Hake (English teacher) are offering a 14-day trip in 2019 to explore World War II battlefields, museums and war memorials throughout Western Europe. The group will see where our soldiers fought, where they died and where some still remain.

The tour begins in Amsterdam with visits to the Anne Frank House and the Jewish Historical Museum. From Amsterdam, you will travel to Bastogne, tour the Mardasson Memorial and visit the Ardennes American Cemetery and memorial. Normandy will be next with a tour of the American Cemetery, Pointe du Hoc and the D-Day beaches.

Then travel to Paris through Rouen, spending two days in both areas. From Paris, fly to Munich to explore there for three days. During that time, there will be several day trips to Dachau, Salzburg and the Eagle’s Nest where you can still see initials carved by the 101st Airborne Division when they captured the Kehlsteinhaus in May of 1945.

The trip will be limited to 30 people. To see a detailed itinerary, please visit www.explorica.com/Hake-8012For questions or more information, please email Mrs. Hake at bhake@prep.creighton.edu.

Thank you!

 

Travel to the Holy Land During the Summer of 2019

Travel to the Holy Land during the summer of 2019 with other Creighton Prep community members and their families and friends! Beginning Thursday, May 30, 2019, your trip to Israel will include visits to the Sea of Galilee, Nazareth, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, the Mount of Olives, King David’s Tomb, the Wailing Wall, Tel Aviv and much more. With an option to take an excursion to the Dead Sea, the trip will span 10 days.

Travelers can manage their own reservations at www.explorica.com/Stickels-7317. There is also a $100 voucher (code is Israel100) valid until Thursday, May 24, 2018 for early sign up. Also, anyone who has been on an Explorica tour in the past will automatically receive a $100 repeat traveler discount when they sign up for another tour. Space is limited, so sign up soon to join us on this memorable experience! Please email any questions to nstic@prep.creighton.edu or kmart@prep.creighton.edu. Thank you!

 

Register Your Son Today for Creighton Prep Little Jays Football

If your son is entering 5th through 8th grade this fall and is interested in playing football, now is a great time to sign him up to play in the Creighton Prep Little Jays Football program. The Little Jays compete against other teams in the Metro Youth Football League, and the program focuses on athletic and social development with a positive experience on teams managed by coaches with extensive experience, all in an Archdiocese-sponsored safe environment. All practices and home games are held at Prep.

To learn more and register your son today, visit http://www.littlejaysathletics.com.

 

Creighton Prep Summer Camps – Registration Open Through Friday, May 25

Registration for the following Creighton Prep Summer Camps is open at www.creightonprep.org/summercamps through Friday, May 25. These are great options for students interested in summer activities at Prep.

Basketball Academy

Basketball Camp

Football Camp

Guitar Camp

Innovation Camp

Media Camp

Soccer Camp

Speed and Agility Camp

Strength and Conditioning Camp

Wrestling Camp

 

Keep up to date on Creighton Prep

To keep up to date on all the happenings at Creighton Prep, bookmark our home page, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!

Home page: www.creightonprep.org

Mobile home page: www.creightonprep.org/mobile 

Facebook: Creighton Preparatory School

Twitter: @CreightonPrep

 

May Prep Pulse
Posted 05/16/2018 04:37PM


Historic $8 Million Lead Gift Launches Campaign for Lannon Learning Commons

(announced on Thursday, May 10)

Dear Creighton Prep Community,

With deep gratitude and great joy, I am pleased to announce that The Heider Family has made a historic $8 million lead gift for the building of a new $16 million student learning commons on the campus of Creighton Prep.

The gift, in honor of Fr. Timothy R. Lannon, SJ who served as the 28th president of Creighton Prep from 1988-1995, is the single largest gift Prep has received for a capital project in our 140-year history. In addition, Cindy and Scott Heider have agreed to chair the campaign to raise the additional $8 million.

The Lannon Learning Commons will be a student-centric space that will serve as the new home for a School Psychologist, a Learning Specialist, an Academic Coach and a Director of Student Outreach and Advocacy. It will also serve our five Guidance Counselors, a Director of College Counseling and an Assistant Principal for Student Support Services. Creighton Prep's mission to care for the whole person will be significantly enhanced by this gift and will help assist our young men as they navigate their emotional and academic needs.

"I am very excited to lead this project, not only because it advances the Prep mission by bringing holistic student services to a new level but also because every young man at the school will be able to take full advantage of the new space and programs. It will complement the exceptional academic and formative experience the students already receive," said Cindy.

"My family truly could not be more pleased to do this," noted Scott. "Prep and its mission are very close to our hearts, and we hope this gift inspires others to also make commitments to a new student-focused program that we believe is very timely and greatly needed. This is exactly the kind of impact we're looking for."

Please join me in thanking the Heiders for their exemplary commitment to our Jesuit Catholic mission. I am also indebted to them for their continued leadership as we begin to seek the remaining funds for the Lannon Learning Commons.

In Christ,

Fr. Tom Neitzke, SJ

President

Creighton Preparatory School

 

Jesuit Reflection

 

Blessed Easter to you. That’s correct; it is still the Easter season. The Easter season in the Roman Catholic Church consists of a week of Sundays (that is, seven Sundays). The Easter season, a season of fifty days, is intended to help us celebrate the Resurrection and to send us forth into the world with Joy. The season of Easter includes Divine Mercy Sunday, Feast of the Ascension (5/10/18), and ends on the feast of the Pentecost (5/20/18). However, many of us spend so much time celebrating spring, prom and graduation that we miss out on the Easter season.

St. Ignatius of Loyola suggests a number of ways to help us refocus on the resurrection and new life that God offers. Meditating on the resurrection stories (there are 12) in the Gospels and Acts of the Apostles helps draw us closer to a relationship with Jesus.

Which resurrection story is your favorite? I was quick to say the Emmaus story because it is the only one I could remember. Then I allowed myself the gift of reading over them again. Now I say my favorite is in the Gospel of Mark, chapter 16, verses 9-12. This story points out that even with the appearance of Jesus, others struggle with believing in the resurrection. I struggle too, at times, to believe in the Good News. Do you?

St. Ignatius then invites us to imagine that Jesus’ first post resurrection appearance is to his mother, the Blessed Virgin. Can you imagine what that encounter would have been like?  I imagine so much amazing love and so much incredulity. Is it easy to imagine that kind of love in that relationship? The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola ends with a meditation that is intended to send us forth into the world. The meditation is called the “Contemplation to Gain Love.”  This meditation is presented in four parts that aim to keep my vision on service. Jim Manney, author of the Ignatian Spirituality website, describes the four parts in the following way in his “Contemplation on the Love of God”:

“The contemplation invites reflection on four themes:

  1. Reflection on God’s gifts to us (life, family, friends, faith, church, eternal life).
  2. God’s self-giving in Jesus.
  3. God’s continuing work in the world.
  4. The limitless quality of God’s love. As a contemporary paraphrase has it, ‘God’s love shines down upon me like the light rays from the sun, or God’s love is poured forth lavishly like a fountain spilling forth its waters into an unending stream.’” 

My experience of the Risen Christ has encouraged me to see hope and act out of a joy-filled heart. I am able to see Christ daily through all of the works of God in the world. I can’t help but celebrate.

How will you celebrate the end of the Easter season? Will you throw a party to commemorate the Pentecost? If so, invite me?

Fr. Kevin Schneider, SJ

Creighton Prep

 

Volunteer Opportunities

 

Consider Serving in the Alumni Volunteer Corps for the 2018-2019 Academic Year

For young alumni nearing the completion of college, we invite you to consider applying to serve at Prep in the Alumni Volunteer Corps (AVC) for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Serving in the AVC is an opportunity for Prep alumni who have recently graduated from college to once again become involved in the school and use their gifts to serve within the Prep community. AVC members also live rent-free on campus and receive a small monthly stipend as well as health insurance.

It is ideal for those who would like to do real and meaningful work as teachers, coaches, tutors or as staff members working in areas such as advancement, campus ministry, admissions, etc. A year in the AVC is also a great opportunity for alumni to gain valuable work experience.

"I have enjoyed being a part of the Creighton Prep community as a member of the Alumni Volunteer Corps, connecting with students both in the classroom and through clubs and athletics. Helping my students academically and seeing them develop as people has brought me a lot of joy. I have also grown as a professional, become more confident and gained important experience for my career."

– Matthew Jadlowski '13, co-teacher of Catholic Social Teaching, assistant for student outreach and advocacy, and coach of football and soccer.

Prep graduates interested in serving in the AVC during the 2018-2019 academic year can visit www.creightonprep.org/avc today to learn more then HERE to request more information or a phone call to further explore the opportunity. 

 

School News

 

Prep Junior Receives Coolidge Scholarship

Congratulations to Creighton Prep junior Matthew Muellner who has been recognized by the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation as one of four Coolidge Scholarship recipients for 2018. According to the Coolidge Scholars website, this prestigious award is a “full-ride, presidential scholarship that covers a student’s tuition, room, board, and expenses for four years of undergraduate study … at any accredited college or university in the U.S.”

“I am very grateful for the award and the opportunity that comes with it,” said Matthew. “I also want to thank the teachers and students at Prep who have had such a great impact on me.”

The four selected for the Coolidge Scholarship were chosen from over 3,200 applicants, said Executive Director Matthew Denhart. “We’re very pleased to honor Matthew and welcome him to the family of Coolidge Scholars,” he noted.

Selection criteria included academic achievement, an interest in public policy and an appreciation for the values that President Coolidge exhibited throughout his life, such as civility, government restraint and respects for teachers. A sense of humility and an orientation toward serving others were also important factors.

“We would like to thank the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation and those on the Finalist Jury for selecting Matthew for this wonderful honor,” said Creighton Prep Principal Jim Bopp. "He excels both academically and as a generous student leader who uses his many gifts in the service of others."

To see the news release from the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation, click HERE

 

Baseball Team Advances in State Tournament

Following their District A-1 title, won at Jurgensen Park on Saturday, May 5 with a 2-0 victory over Bellevue West, the number one-seeded Junior Jay varsity baseball team is currently advancing in the state tournament after early round wins against Lincoln Southeast, Burke and Millard West. Their next game is Wednesday, May 16 at 4 p.m. at Werner Park against Millard South.

Click HERE to see the 2018 Class A Baseball State Championship Bracket.

 

Senior Named to Omaha World-Herald All-State and All-Metro Academic Teams

Congratulations to senior Joseph Hennessey on being named to the Omaha World-Herald All-State and All-Metro Academic Teams. As noted by the organization, Joseph ranked first in his class at Prep, was a National Merit Scholarship finalist and was offered scholarships by a number of universities.

 

Omaha World-Herald Lists Key Senior Staffer, Scholarships Offered to Students

Click HERE to see the Omaha World-Herald announcement of senior Nicholas Fletcher as the key senior staffer for student publications at Prep along with the list of scholarships offered to Creighton Prep seniors. The list of scholarships is for those reported to the Counseling Department by Wednesday, April 25.

 

Four Named Finalists in 2018 Congressional Art Competition

Congratulations to student artists Keithen Adams ‘18, Adam Gray ‘21, William Klingemann ‘21 and Michael Sheridan ’18 who were announced on Saturday, May 12 as finalists in the 2018 Congressional Art Competition. The event was exhibited and held at the Regency Parkway Art Gallery.

In addition, Keithen Adams won third place overall, and his work will be displayed in the congressional office of Congressman Don Bacon for the next year.

 

Soccer Team Finishes Season at State

Congratulations to co-head coaches Tom Hoover ’18 and Jim Swanson 81 and the Prep soccer team on a great season that ended in the state tournament on Thursday, May 10. The squad finished with a 16-4 record and captured the District A-5 championship this year as well. Thanks also to Coach Swanson for all he has done for the program as this was his final game in that role for the school.

 

Track & Field Team Wins District A-4, Prepares for State

Congratulations to Head Coach Dan Tietjen and the track & field team on their District A-4 championship, won on Wednesday, May 9 at Grand Island Senior High School. Among the standout performances were senior Noah Velinsky’s titles in the 100- and 200-meter dashes as well as Daniel Mattern ‘18, Luke Dickas ‘19 and Colin Mahoney ’21 going 1-2-3 in the 800 meter run. Senior Ryan Eastman also won the 1,600 meter run.

Next for the team is the state meet on Friday and Saturday, May 18 and 19, at Burke Stadium. Click HERE to see the schedule of events.

 

Golf Team Second in District A-3, at State Next Week

Congratulations to Head Coach Matt Rasgorshek and the golf team on their second place finish in District A-3 play where they were edged out of the top team spot in the 10-team tournament by just 4 strokes. Next up for the squad is the state meet that begins on Tuesday, May 22 at Norfolk Country Club.

 

Over 400 Attend Senior Breakfast

Over 400 Prep seniors, fathers and grandfathers attended the annual Senior Breakfast on Tuesday, May 8 in the Sullivan Center. Emcee for the event was Director of Alumni Relations Max Huerter '09, who introduced Creighton Prep President Fr. Tom Neitzke, SJ to give the opening remarks and prayer. That was followed by a speech from Prep alumnus and longtime Prep math teacher Scott Sibbernsen '68, who is also the father of Andy '93 and the grandfather of Davis '18. Principal Jim Bopp then offered advice to the seniors in his remarks before the group adjourned for a photo.

Click HERE to see photos from the event.

  

Prep Blue Trapshooting Team Third at State

Congratulations to Head Coach Ted Vasko and the Prep Blue trapshooting team on their third place medal at the recent 49th annual Cornhusker National Jr./Sr. High School Shoot in Doniphan, Nebraska. Team members included J.T. Klein ‘18, Matthew Krumwiede ‘18, Matthew McGovern ‘19, Alex Papa ’19 and Tom Peltz ‘20.

The Prep Blue team also garnered second place in the team handicap competition while the Prep White team of Aidan Buechler ‘19, Colbi Geis ‘20, Joey Kaplan ‘18, Mark Pedersen ‘20 and John Pritchard ’19 was third. Individual handicap competition honors went to Aidan Buechler ‘19 for second place in handicap yardage and classmate Alex Papa for sixth place at 22-23 yards.

 

Two Perfect Papers, 41 Medals by Students in National Latin Exam

Congratulations to the Prep students honored with two perfect papers, 17 gold medals and 24 silver medals in the 2018 National Latin Exam. Less than 1 percent of the more than 143,000 participants achieved a perfect paper. Those who scored in the 90th percentile and above received a gold medal, and those who scored in the 80th-89th percentile received a silver medal.

Name

Honor

Samuel Forrest '19

Perfect Paper - Level III

James Chapman '20  

Perfect Paper - Level II

Joseph Boever '20

Gold Medal - Level III

Zach Draper '19

Gold Medal - Level III

Colin Duffy '19

Gold Medal - Level III

Kevin Hong '19

Gold Medal - Level III

Jason Kwong '19

Gold Medal - Level III

Noah Meysenburg '19   

Gold Medal - Level III

Liam Reinhart '19

Gold Medal - Level III

Jonathan Schroeder '19   

Gold Medal - Level III

Matthew Tiojanco '19

Gold Medal - Level III

Mitchell Gordon '20

Gold Medal - Level II

Landen Kroska '20

Gold Medal - Level II 

Matthew Lemar '20

Gold Medal - Level II

Jackson Morris '21

Gold Medal - Level II

Sean Smith '20

Gold Medal - Level II

Sean Patterson '21

Gold Medal - Level I 

John Ronayne '21

Gold Medal - Level I

Christopher Ugarte '21

Gold Medal - Level I

Charles Gehringer '18

Silver Medal - Level IV

Peter Kelly '18

Silver Medal - Level IV

Paul Martin '18

Silver Medal - Level IV

Noah Peyton '18

Silver Medal - Level IV

William Draper '19

Silver Medal - Level III

Nathaniel George '19

Silver Medal - Level III

Jaliya Nagahawatte '19

Silver Medal - Level III

Timothy Nichols '20

Silver Medal - Level III

John Pritchard '19

Silver Medal - Level III

Ross Schroeder '19

Silver Medal - Level III

Paul Weist '19

Silver Medal - Level III

Nate Franco '20

Silver Medal - Level II

Fin Herrera '20

Silver Medal - Level II

Nick McGill '20

Silver Medal - Level II

Paul Owens '20

Silver Medal - Level II

John Pedersen '20

Silver Medal - Level II

Mark Petersen '20

Silver Medal - Level II

Jacob Woodard '20

Silver Medal - Level II

Aidan Chapman '20

Silver Medal - Level I 

Erik Hultquist '21

Silver Medal - Level I

Daniel Kleinsmith '21

Silver Medal - Level I

James Knudsen '21

Silver Medal - Level I

Aidan Krakowski '21

Silver Medal - Level I

Kevin Prososki '20

Silver Medal - Level I

 

Work by 15 Student Artists Selected for Omaha Catholic High Schools Art Show

Congratulations to the fifteen Prep student artists whose work was selected for exhibition at the 23rd Annual Omaha Catholic High Schools Art Show that opened on Friday, May 4 at the Hot Shops Art Center at 1301 Nicholas Street.

Those with work selected for the show included Kyle Aranda ‘19, Daniel Deras ‘20, Henry Drvol ‘20, Logan Field ‘18, Jared Groves ‘19, Henry Johnson ‘19, Lucas Johnson ‘20, Gannon McMullen ‘21, Jon Mizaur ‘18, Brecken Musick ‘20, Caleb Myers ‘18, Mac Nelson ‘20, Tim Nichols ‘20, Javier Rivera ‘18 and Aidan Swanson ‘18.

 

Students Honored in National Spanish Exam Competition

Congratulations to the Prep students who earned a total of six gold, 12 silver and 17 bronze medals in the 2018 National Spanish Exam competition. Over 150,000 students take the test each year, and earning a medal in the competition is a prestigious honor.

The gold medal winners from Prep who scored in the top 5 percent nationally were Jacob Becerra ’19, James Chapman ‘20, John Dickas ‘21, Joe Hennessey ’18, Max Lauritsen ’21 and Ben Lyons ‘21.

Silver medalists included Dylan Brown ‘21, Andrew Butler ‘21, John Doran ‘19, Connor Gregg ‘20, Ryan Kenney ‘20, Landen Krzoska ‘20, Matthew McCaslin ‘21, Dominic Mendlik ‘21, Michael Montemarano ‘20, Ethan Schmaderer ‘20, Paul Wynegar ’20 and Jackson Young ‘19.

Those receiving bronze medals were Oscar Ahumada ‘21, Ugo Anyaegbunam ‘21, Jackson Bartak ‘18, Carson Broz ‘19, Conor Buckley ‘21, Richard Evans ‘19, Jeff Garvey ‘18, Brandon Gonzalez-Godinez ‘20, Benjamin Humpal ‘21, Joshua Kramer ‘20, Jimmy Miller ‘21, Matthew Muellner ‘19, Michael Ramcharan ‘21, Kameron Saadat ‘19, Chris Ugarte ’21, Drew Vosik ’20 and Cian Weekly ‘21.

 

Choir Selected to Sing National Anthem at College World Series

Congratulations to vocal music director Rob Chesire and the Creighton Prep Choir on being selected by College World Series of Omaha, Inc. to sing the national anthem at the 2018 College World Series. The group will perform on the field at TD Ameritrade Park just prior to Game 8 on Tuesday, June 19 at 6 p.m.

This year, over 200 applicants from a number of states submitted requests to sing the national anthem during the CWS, and 17 of those were chosen. This will be the third time that the choir has performed at the event.

 

Freshman Quiz Bowl Team Wins 9th Grade Division at Lincoln Northeast Contest

Congratulations to the freshman Quiz Bowl team of John Dickas, William Harper, Ben Humpal, Benjamin Lyons and Sean Patterson on winning the ninth grade division at the 21st annual Brain Brawl quiz bowl tournament on Saturday, April 28 at Lincoln Northeast High School. The team also went undefeated in their run to the event title.

 

Bowtie BASH 2018 – Thank You!

Creighton Prep would like to extend its sincere thanks to the attendees, auction donors, advertisers, underwriting and corporate table sponsors, and the volunteers who made Bowtie BASH 2018, Tied Together in Faith, Scholarship, Leadership and Service such a memorable event on Saturday, April 21.

The monies raised during BASH are a key component in the school’s ability to keep tuition affordable for everyone as well as to provide more than $2 million in financial assistance annually to approximately 45 percent of Prep students.

On April 21, 670 guests gathered in the Heider Center for this 48th annual fundraiser where over 286 silent auction items and 31 live auction items were up for bid. Director of Events Amy Knight said the successful event raised over $825,000.

Highlights of Bowtie BASH 2018, Tied Together in Faith, Scholarship, Leadership and Service included remarks by Prep junior Michael Sitti ‘19 who talked about his experience at the school and the support of his parents. Then guests raised their paddles to donate to Prep and bid on live auction items such as a dive trip to Saint Lucia, golf for four in Palm Beach, Florida, a collection of Italian wines and dinner with three Fr. Toms (Fr. Tom Neitzke, SJ as well as Fr. Tom Merkel, SJ and Fr. Tom Fangman ’80). The auction concluded at 9:30 p.m.

If you missed Bowtie BASH 2018, Tied Together in Faith, Scholarship, Leadership and Service and would still like to contribute, click HERE to donate in support of Creighton Prep students.

Executive chairs for Bowtie BASH 2018, Tied Together in Faith, Scholarship, Leadership and Service were Julie and Mark Dunbar '77 (live auction), Denise Fitzgerald (decorations), Carrie Jenkins (auction acquisition), David Kramer '83 (underwriting), Julie Mowat (catalog), Kathy Neary (logistics), David Patterson '94 (raffle) and Stacy Moffenbier Rohloff (patron party).

Click HERE to see photos from this year’s event, and please mark your calendars now for BASH 2019 on Saturday, April 27, 2019!

 

TEAMS Squads Finish First and Third at State

Congratulations to faculty moderator Mike Clark and the two Test of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science (TEAMS) squads on winning and finishing third, respectively, in recent competition at state. The state champion 9th/10th TEAMS squad included Connor Gregg ’20, Killian Green ’21, Will Harper ’21, Josh Kramer ’20, Ben Lyons, ’21 and Cian Weekly ‘21, and the third place 11th/12th TEAMS squad included Robbie Beyer ’18, Ben Csordas ’19, Christiaan Dewey ’19, Colin Duffy ’19, Chris Lin ’19, Ryan McNamara ’18 and Matthew Muellner ’19.

 

Academic Decathlon Team Third at Nationals in Division II, Eighth Overall

Congratulations to faculty moderators Barb Hake, Elaine Ayers and Mattie Olsen and the Creighton Prep academic decathlon team on placing third in Division II and eighth overall at the United States Academic Decathlon Nationals in Frisco, Texas. Prep students also won 15 individual medals, senior Aidan Filipi received the Division II Founders Scholarship for Most Improved Student and was named most valuable team member, and Paul Martin was recognized as the team’s high scorer.

Name  

Medal

Category 

Aidan Buechler '19   

Silver   

Mathematics

Gabe Drew '18

Bronze

Economics

Aidan Filipi '18

Silver

Literature

Aidan Filipi '18

Gold

Interview

Aidan Filipi '18

Silver

Mathematics

Aidan Filipi '18

Gold

Essay

Isaiah Hogue '18

Silver

Literature

Paul Martin '18

Bronze   

Speech

Paul Martin '18

Bronze

Economics

Paul Martin '18

Gold

Literature

Mitch Masker '18

Silver

Interview

Joe McGill '18

Bronze

Mathematics

Matthew Muellner '19   

Gold

Mathematics

Aidan Weindel '18

Bronze

Economics

Aidan Weindel '18

Bronze

Literature

 

Prep Teams Finish First, Third and Fourth at UNO Academic Bowl

Congratulations to AP US History teacher Tom Haindfield  and the three teams of AP US History students that finished first, third and fourth in an academic bowl hosted by the University of Nebraska Omaha on Saturday, April 21. The competition was modeled on the AP exam format of multiple choice questions and an essay. The Prep A team finished with 525 points, the Prep B team with 453 points and the Prep C team with 432 points in the 16-team event.

In addition to the great team performances, 12 of Prep’s 18 students earned medals in the essay category, including gold for Keegan Brown ‘19, Colin Inda ‘19 and Liam Reinhart ‘19, silver for Sam Atkins ‘19, Jason Kwong ‘19, Chris Lin ‘19 and Joe McLeese ‘19, and bronze for Colin Duffy ‘19, Kevin Hong ‘19, Jaliya Nagahawatte ‘19, Paul Weist ‘19 and Brad Young ‘19. Six of the top 10 students in the multiple choice category were also Prep students, including Ben Csordas ’19 (1st), Sam Atkins ’19 (2nd), Joe McLeese ’19 (3rd), Liam Reinhart ’19 (4th) as well as well Colin Inda ’19 and Brad Young ’19 (T-9th).

Prep A team members included Sam Atkins ‘19, Colin Duffy ‘19, Kevin Hong ‘19, Joe McLeese ‘19, Liam Reinhart ’19 and Brad Young ‘19. Those on the Prep B team were Ben Csordas ‘19, Jason Kwong ‘19, Jaliya Nagahawatte ‘19, Matthew Tiojanco ‘19, Paul Weist ’19 and Jack Young ‘19, and the Prep C team consisted of Patrick Bausch ‘19, Keegan Brown ‘19, Mitch Finocchiaro ‘19, Colin Inda ‘19, Chris Lin ‘19 and Jacob Zadalis ’19.

 

Band Receives 32nd Consecutive Superior Rating in District Music Competition

Congratulations to Director of Instrumental Music David May and the Creighton Prep Band on earning the program’s 32nd consecutive Superior rating in district music competition on Friday, April 20. The band was also honored by the three judges with a 1+ rating and a unanimous vote on the Superior rating.

“We’re extremely proud of all bandsmen and are very thankful for all of the support from our Prep community and families,” said David.

 

Architecture Club Honored in Competition at UNO

Congratulations to the members of the Architecture Club on the honors they received at UNO on Monday, April 16 for their work on a Holy Family Shrine Retreat Center project that was reviewed in the competition sponsored by the Society of American Military Engineers Student Mentoring Program.

The team earned five gold medals in the categories of Technology, Research, Sustainability, Team Work and Presentation as well as three silver medals in the categories of Innovation, Applied Sciences and Paper. In addition, the team received an Award of Distinction and a $500 prize. Members of the team included juniors Joe Brennan and Max Cipolla, and seniors Mitch Dowd, Phil Krause, Jack Mowat and Anthony Wynegar.

The challenge to design a Holy Family Shrine Retreat Center was presented to the Architecture Club by Holy Family Shrine architect Jim Dennell ’75.

 

Upcoming Events

 

Cheer on the Junior Jays – May 16-23

Cheer on the varsity baseball team in their quest for another state title as they take on Millard South in the state tournament on Wednesday, May 16 at 4 p.m. at Werner Park. The state tournament final is scheduled for Thursday, May 17 also at Werner Park. Click HERE to see the 2018 Class A Baseball State Championship Bracket.

On Friday and Saturday, May 18 and 19, be sure to catch members of the track & field team competing in the state meet at Burke Stadium. Click HERE to see the schedule of events. Then on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 22 and 23, visit the Norfolk Country Club beginning at 9:30 a.m. to root for the golf team in the state tournament. If you can’t make it to Norfolk, click HERE on Tuesday and Wednesday to see the live scoreboard.

As always, stay tuned to the athletic calendar for all the latest schedule information and go CP!

 

Bowtie Bash 2018 Sale – Now Through Friday, May 25

Support Prep students now through Friday, May 25 by participating in the Bowtie BASH 2018 Sale! This online sale is new to the BASH calendar this year, and features items up for bid such as meals with the Jesuits, tickets to Finest Hour on the Lake on Saturday, June 23 and reservations for the Mom’s Gone Shopping trip on Thursday, October 25. Great fixed price items are available for purchase as well.

Click HERE to visit the Bowtie BASH 2018 Sale!

 

Graduation 2018 Live Stream – Sunday, May 20

Congratulations to all the members of the Class of 2018 who will graduate into the Prep alumni community on Sunday, May 20 in the Heider Center, and thank you to their families and friends who have supported them in their journey through Prep.

Graduation 2018 will be live-streamed HERE on the Creighton Prep TV channel on YouTube beginning at 9:45 a.m., just prior to the start of the event at 10 a.m.

 

Omaha Gives! is One Week Away – Wednesday, May 23

We are just one week away from Omaha Gives! on Wednesday, May 23. All gifts donated to Creighton Prep that day will go toward supporting our students. Also that day, we will also be releasing never-before-seen photos and videos of our 140-year history. In addition, our students will be creating special gifts, created in the new ToMorrow Labs space, for all donations of $50 or more.

You can schedule your OmahaGives! donations to Prep early! Just click on the image below anytime between now and May 23. You can also share in our success by following us on TwitterFacebookInstagram and LinkedIn! Thank you!

 

12th Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser for the Wrestling Team – Saturday, June 2

Prep wrestling fans, be sure to sign up today to play in the 12th annual golf tournament fundraiser that will take place on Saturday, June 2 starting at 1 p.m. at the Tara Hills Golf Course in Papillion. Head Coach Andrew Fisher ’08 and Assistant Coach Rowan Stander ’08 would appreciate your support. The tournament format will be a best ball, four-person scramble.

Click HERE to download the entry form that you can complete and return as directed along with your payment. The tournament will be limited to the first 36 foursomes, and the deadline to enter is Sunday, May 27.

 

Alumni Golf Tournament – Monday, June 4

Thanks to everyone who has registered for the Alumni Golf Tournament to be held on Monday, June 4.at Shadow Ridge Country Club. The event is now full. Who will win the coveted O'Leary Blue Jacket?

  • Monday, June 4
  • Noon Shotgun    
  • Shadow Ridge Country Club
  • 1501 South 188 Plaza - Omaha, NE 68130
  • $110 includes range, cart, golf, lunch and dinner
  • $440 for foursome or $600 for hole sponsorship

Please contact Director of Alumni Relations Max Huerter ’09 for more information at 402-548-3851 or mhuer@prep.creighton.edu.

 

Reunion Weekend – September 21-22

Alumni from the classes of 1958, 1963, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003 and 2008, please plan to attend Reunion Weekend at Prep on Friday and Saturday, September 21 and 22. The agenda for the weekend currently has alumni attending class-specific socials and activities on Friday then a community service opportunity for them and their families on Saturday followed by a “Preptoberfest” celebration of 140 years of Creighton Prep.

Please contact Max Huerter at 402-548-3851 or mhuer@prep.creighton.edu if you plan to attend Reunion Weekend. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Men for Others Golf Classic – Monday, October 1

Please note that the date for the 2018 Men for Others Golf Classic has been changed from Monday, September 17 to Monday, October 1 and that the location will be the Shadow Ridge Country Club. More details including how to register will follow in a future Prep Pulse but, for now, plan on a 10:30 a.m. check-in, a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start and a two-player best ball format.

Please contact Max Huerter for more information at 402-548-3851 or mhuer@prep.creighton.edu.

 

Alumni Notes

 

Please Remember – Obits for the Month of April

Please remember the recently deceased members of the Creighton Prep community noted HERE. The Alumni Office will post a notice of the passing of Prep alumni as well as their parents, spouses and children each month with the Prep Pulse. If we have missed a notice or you wish to receive further obituary information, please contact Terri Haller at thall@prep.creighton.edu.

 

Prep Powerlifting Championships – Thank You!

Head Coach Dan Barton would like to thank all the alumni who participated in the Prep Powerlifting Championships on Saturday, May 12 where proceeds will benefit the Prep powerlifting program. The event drew 30 powerlifters to the competition in the Heider Center, including alumni from the years 1994 to 2017. Dan hopes to see all those participants and more at next year’s meet.

 

Jay Mart Blowout Sale! All Items 30 Percent Off! – Now Through Thursday, May 24

Don’t miss the end-of-the-school-year Jay Mart blowout sale where all items in the store are 30 percent off from Monday, May 7 to Thursday, May 24, the last day the Jay Mart will be open until school resumes in August.

Choose from a wide variety of men’s and women’s apparel including quarter-zips, T-shirts, sweatshirts and many accessory items.

The Jay Mart is located in the Smith Atrium just outside the Heider Center and is open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on school days and from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. during the May 22-24 final exam period for underclassmen.

For the latest Jay Mart news and photos, follow the store’s Instagram page HERE. For questions or additional information, please contact Stacey Burke at sburk@prep.creighton.edu. Thank you!

 

2019 WWII Battlefields of Europe Trip

If you or your family are interested in World War II history and like adventurous travel, we have a great opportunity to offer you. In honor of the 75th anniversary of D-Day, Mr. Tom Haindfield (history teacher) and Mrs. Barb Hake (English teacher) are offering a 14-day trip in 2019 to explore World War II battlefields, museums and war memorials throughout Western Europe. The group will see where our soldiers fought, where they died and where some still remain.

The tour begins in Amsterdam with visits to the Anne Frank House and the Jewish Historical Museum. From Amsterdam, you will travel to Bastogne, tour the Mardasson Memorial and visit the Ardennes American Cemetery and memorial. Normandy will be next with a tour of the American Cemetery, Pointe du Hoc and the D-Day beaches.

Then travel to Paris through Rouen, spending two days in both areas. From Paris, fly to Munich to explore there for three days. During that time, there will be several day trips to Dachau, Salzburg and the Eagle’s Nest where you can still see initials carved by the 101st Airborne Division when they captured the Kehlsteinhaus in May of 1945.

It will be a trip of a lifetime! To see a detailed itinerary, please visit www.explorica.com/Hake-8012, and email any questions to bhake@prep.creighton.edu.

The trip will be limited to 30 people.

Thank you!

 

Travel to the Holy Land During the Summer of 2019

Travel to the Holy Land during the summer of 2019 with other Creighton Prep community members and their families and friends! Beginning Thursday, May 30, 2019, your trip to Israel will include visits to the Sea of Galilee, Nazareth, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, the Mount of Olives, King David’s Tomb, the Wailing Wall, Tel Aviv and much more. With an option to take an excursion to the Dead Sea, the trip will span 10 days.

Travelers can manage their own reservations at www.explorica.com/Stickels-7317. There is also a $100 voucher (code is Israel100) valid until Thursday, May 24, 2018 for early sign up. Also, anyone who has been on an Explorica tour in the past will automatically receive a $100 repeat traveler discount when they sign up for another tour. Space is limited, so sign up soon to join us on this memorable experience! Please email any questions to nstic@prep.creighton.edu or kmart@prep.creighton.edu. Thank you!

 

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