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For Senior Parents – Baccalaureate Mass and Graduation – Tomorrow and Sunday

Congratulations to the senior parents and their sons! Just as a reminder, graduation events kick off this weekend with the Baccalaureate Mass tomorrow night, May 18 at 7:30 p.m. 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 dress in Prep's formal dress code with a suit coat or jacket optional.

The graduation ceremony will be held in the Heider Center on Sunday, May 19 at 10 a.m. Seniors should arrive by 9:15 a.m. in formal dress code with cap and gown, and use the commons entrance. (For graduating students, a suit coat or jacket is not recommended because it gets bulky and warm under the graduation gown.) The Heider Center doors will open at 9 a.m., and carpooling is strongly encouraged as parking is limited.

Tickets were distributed with caps and gowns today. If your family will not use all allotted tickets, you may turn them in at the high school office or the Heider Center ticket window prior to the ceremony.


School News


Final Student Obligations to be Completed Before Summer Break

Parents, please remind your sons that, if they have any of obligations still outstanding, they must be completed before they leave for the summer break. These could include:

  • Jugs (including Saturday Jugs).
  • Payment of any fines or fees.
  • Returning elevator keys.
  • Turning in demerit cards.
  • Taking care of any library obligations.

Students can stop in at the Dean’s Office if they have any questions.


Deadline for Students to Clear Items From Locker Rooms – Thursday, May 23

Students are asked to clear out any remaining items in the home or visitor locker rooms by Thursday, May 23 as the lockers will be cleaned out the following day. Locks may be returned to Mr. Dan Tietjen or left on the lockers themselves. Any items still remaining in the lockers after Thursday, May 23 will be donated to local charities.


Semester Exams for Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors – May 21-23

The regular semester exam schedule for freshmen, sophomores and juniors is as follows:

Tuesday, May 21

8 a.m.  Theology

9:15 a.m.  World Language

10:30 a.m.  Conflict Exams

Wednesday, May 22

8 a.m.  Math

9:15 a.m.  Social Studies

10:30 a.m.  Conflict Exams

Thursday, May 23

8 a.m.  English

9:15 a.m.  Science

10:30 a.m.  Conflict Exams


Exams that will be given early


College Composition

Design Technology

Fine Arts

Physical Education

Social Studies electives


New Merchandise, Final Jay Mart Shopping Days of the School Year

Check out the new dress code-approved apparel just in at the Jay Mart, including the cool quarter-zips pictured here. And hurry! There are only four shopping days left in the school year!

Monday, May 20 - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Tuesday, May 21 - 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Wednesday, May 22 - 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Thursday, May 23 - 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The Jay Mart is located in the Smith Atrium just outside the Heider Center and is open on regular school days and for select special events. For any questions or additional information on the Jay Mart, please contact Molly Sengstock at msengstock@creightonprep.org.


Host Family Needed for Two 10th Grade Boys for Fall 2019

ROKUS Education Link invites you to share your home, heart and traditions with two students who need host families for the 2019-2020 school year at Prep. They are Kevin Lee and Chris Kim.

Kevin is currently attending Concordia High School as a ninth grader. He is an excellent English speaker, very bright, smart and eager to learn, and Chris is an existing ninth grade student at Prep, so many of his classmates may already know him.

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

This unique program creates memories and friendships that can last forever. To learn more, please contact Mison Cowell at ROKUS Education Link at 402-301-5257 or misoncowell.korea@gmail.com.


Volunteer Opportunities


Volunteers Needed on Sunday, June 2 at Sacred Heart

All Prep students serve at the Heart Ministry Center as part of their sophomore Faces of Christ Retreat, and Sacred Heart Parish is looking for Prep students to also volunteer on Sunday, June 2 from 12-3 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Carnival. Kids from the neighborhood are invited to participate in carnival games, and volunteers are needed to help run those games.  

If your son is interested in volunteering for this project as a follow up to their experience at the Heart Ministry Center, please contact. Ms. Liz Hoover at lzhoover@yahoo.com. Click HERE for more information.


Summer Service Opportunity at the Siena/Francis House

Creighton Prep is serving the evening meal at the Siena/Francis House homeless shelter this summer on June 11, June 17, July 9 and July 15. Students and families are welcome to participate. Click HERE to sign up to volunteer. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Dave Lawler at dlawler@creightonprep.org.


Upcoming Events


Cheer on the Prep Track and Field, Lacrosse and Golf Teams at State

Cheer on the Prep varsity lacrosse and golf teams as they strive for state titles over the next five days!

Today and tomorrow (May 17 and 18), root for the Metro Conference and District A-3 champion Junior Jay track and field team as the squad completes for another state title at Burke Stadium. You can find the official meet schedule HERE.

Then catch the lacrosse team when they play in a semifinal game tonight (Friday, May 17) against the Lincoln Rampage at 6 p.m. at Ralston High School Stadium. Assuming a victory, they would play in the state championship game tomorrow at 12 p.m. on their home field at Carmen & Don Leahy Stadium! Admission to both games is free, and your attendance is requested!

Also, be sure to catch the Metro Conference and District A-4 champion CP golf team in action at the state meet on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 21 and 22, at the Norfolk Country Club. Yes, it’s a bit of a drive but the guys would appreciate the attendance and support.

Go, Prep!


Post-BASH Sale Now Until Friday, May 31

The Post-BASH Sale is on now at CreightonPrep.org/bash!  Shop there until Friday, May 31 at 5 p.m., and choose from a variety of custom Prep items along with tickets to Finest Hour at the Lake on Saturday, June 29 and the Mom’s Gone Shopping trip on Thursday, October 24. Also available are a handful of silent auction items from Beach BASH 2019!

Visit CreightonPrep.org/bash today to begin shopping. When you arrive there, just click on POST-BASH SALE in the table of contents at left to get started. Enjoy!


Alumni Golf Tournament – Monday, May 20

We look forward to seeing all those who have registered for the 2019 Creighton Prep Alumni Golf Tournament on Monday, May 20 at Shadow Ridge Country Club (1501 South 188 Plaza). This is always a fun day and a good opportunity to practice your game for the summer season! Attendees can contact Max Huerter '09 in the alumni office at mhuerter@creightonprep.org or 402-548-3851 with any questions.


Omaha Gives! – Wednesday, May 22

As of Friday, May 17, we are just five days away from Omaha Gives! on Wednesday, May 22! This is a great opportunity to show your support for Prep on a day when many in the Omaha area will be giving to their favorite causes. See the recent email from Creighton Prep President Fr. Tom Neitzke, SJ and plan to give HERE on that day. You also can schedule your Prep donations on the site anytime between now and May 22. Thank you!


Summer Camps – May 28-July 31

We are excited to host your boys and girls from grades K through 12 on our campus this summer at a variety of athletic camps and an innovation camp. Click HERE to see the list and review each camp description to learn more about grade levels, dates, times and costs. Registration is divided by grade level so choose the corresponding grade level your student will be entering in the fall of 2019.

Once you have chosen your camps, Register Now to begin the process. You can pay online via PayPal or send a check. Please make checks payable to Creighton Prep and mail them to the camp's coach at Prep. Contact your coach for questions about financial assistance.


ArchOmaha Unite – Saturday, June 8

Don’t miss out on ArchOmaha Unite, a once-in-a-lifetime, joy-filled Catholic celebration! Thousands have already reserved their seats. There are specific Youth Sessions for young people, but participants need to register ahead of time at Unite.Archomaha.org.


Prep Notes


Baseball Completes Season in State Semifinals

Congratulations to Head Coach Pat Mooney and the varsity baseball team on another successful year. The team finished in the state semifinals on Thursday, May 16 and compiled a 20-12 season record. Be sure to catch the Five Points Bank squad of Prep players as they advance through the summer in American Legion play.


Golf Team Wins District A-4 Title

Congratulations to the varsity golf team on winning the District A-4 title on Monday, May 13 at the Johnny Goodman Golf Course. The team’s score of 302 outdistanced second place Millard North by 11 strokes. Rex Soulliere finished second overall with a 72 followed by Joshua Kramer in fourth with a 75, Jacob Boor in fifth with a 77 and Tanner Mulhlecke in sixth with a 78. Just two shots back was Tommy Slattery at 78. The squad moves on to the state tournament next week in Norfolk.


Gold and Silver Medal Performances Take Place in National Latin Exam

Congratulations to the following students for their outstanding performance on the 2019 National Latin Exam. Over 139,000 Latin students from around the world participated this year. Students whose scores were in the 90th percentile or higher received a gold medal. Those whose scores were in the 80-89th percentile received a silver medal.

Gold Medals

Level IV                                             

Joseph Boever

Sam Forrest

Will Draper

Colin Duffy

Jonathan Schroeder

Henry Johnson

Level III

James Chapman

Landen Kroska

Jackson Morris

Mitchell Gordon


Silver Medals

Level IV

Jason Kwong

Paul Weist

Noah Meysenburg

Liam Reinhart

Zach Draper

Jaliya Nagahawatte

Ross Schroeder

Kevin Hong

Level III

Daniel Meyer

Nate Franco

Matthew Lemar

Level II

Kevin Prososki

Daniel Kleinsmith

Sean Patterson


Prep Students Score Near the Top in National Spanish Exam

Congratulations to the following Creighton Prep students for their outstanding performance on the National Spanish Exam:

Top 10% Nationally

Spanish I

Nathan Ramachandran

Raul Contreras

Spanish II

John Dickas

Max Lauritsen

Colin Mahoney

Matthew McCaslin

Spanish III

Ben Lyons

Dominic Mendlik

Ethan Schmaderer

Sebastian Miller

Spanish IV

James Chapman

Spanish V

Porfirio Becerra


Top 20% Nationally

Spanish I

Bryce Frailey

Michael LeBlanc

Spanish II

Andrew Butler

Timothy Chase

Michael Combs

Ben Humpal

Nick Huang

Ben Ravnsborg

Spanish III

Michael Montemarano

Tristan Curd

Alessandro Bressani

Ryan Kenney


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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


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.



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.




Aidan Buechler '19   



Gabe Drew '18



Aidan Filipi '18



Aidan Filipi '18



Aidan Filipi '18



Aidan Filipi '18



Isaiah Hogue '18



Paul Martin '18



Paul Martin '18



Paul Martin '18



Mitch Masker '18



Joe McGill '18



Matthew Muellner '19   



Aidan Weindel '18



Aidan Weindel '18




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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