Speech & Debate Winners
Congratulations to Nate Reyes who finished first in his final round of poetry competition at Millard West. Dominic Mendlik received a third-place award in extemporaneous speaking. In Congressional debate competition at Lincoln High, Patrick Kealey won second place honors.
Powerlifting Takes State
Prep won its 11th straight powerlifting title last Saturday. Individual state champions include Quincy Cervantes, Joe Reefe, Joe Boulay, Mark Pedersen, Broc Evitch, and Keyshawn Pettis. Numerous Prep lifters placed in the top five.
The Prep wrestling team took third place last Saturday at the Roncalli High Tournament. Francisco Becerra, Joey Glogowski, Tony Pray, and Jaden Overman took first place in their weight classes.
National Photo Contest Winner
Senior Colbi Geis won a National Wildlife and Outdoors photo contest. His photo of "Loyal Friends" was chosen from thousands entered from around the United States.
Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
Our fine arts student artists had another outstanding year in the regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition. They won a total of 90 awards, including 28 Gold Keys, 22 Silver Keys and 40 Honorable Mentions. The Gold Key winners’ work will move to national competition for a chance at a National Gold Key and scholarship. A ceremony to honor the students will be held on Saturday, February 29th in the auditorium at the Omaha Public Schools Teacher Administrative Center.
Freshmen: Rafael Adair, Remington Cote, Charles Paul, Cameron Richter, and Willem Strehle. Sophomores: Michael Bope, Jack Drew, Ben Forbes, Broc Evitch, Grant Kearney,and Jonathan Line. Juniors: David Alvey, Gannon McMullen, Sam Perkinson, Simon Podliska, and Matthew Stone. Seniors: Gabriel Foreman Albers, Oliver Billig, Daniel Deras, Gage Dunning, Evan Eggers, Colbi Geis, Peter Kinney, Spencer Long, Tyler McSweeney, Noah Monzu, Derrick Morman, Brecken Musick, Jack O’Malley, Jonathon O’Malley, Paul Owens, Tristan Roemmich, Michael Trautman, McDermott Trydik, and Cooper Watkins.
Maverick in the Making Scholarship Winner
Daniel Meija ‘20 was surprised by the University of Nebraska Omaha as they presented him with their Maverick in the Making Scholarship recognizing seniors making a difference in the community.
Family, friends and coaches cheered on six college-bound seniors: Jordan Berscheidt, soccer at East Texas Baptist. PJ Loucks, baseball at Hutchinson CC. Jaden Overman, football at Iowa Western CC. Calen Protaskey, baseball at Iowa Western CC. Nicholas Sall, baseball at Wabash Valley College. Brayden Woodward, football at Buena Vista.
There was a great turnout for the first art show in our new Lannon Learning Commons art gallery hosted by Prep’s Black Student Alliance. Amariyon Green ‘21 organized and curated student work. Prep artists on display included: Senior Nasire Perry. Juniors Elezai Elezai, Paul Hayes, Tony Ayoub, and Keyshawn Pettis. Sophomores Keynan Meeks, Jadon Gbetanou, Kyaire James, Garang Mathiang, Rodney “Trey” Olden, Steven Ross, Alex Nsengiyumva, Steven Ross, and Martel Evans-Sisk. Freshmen Charles Paul, Ashton Zabka, Noah Dogba, and J.T. Evans. The display will continue through Friday, February 14th.
Thursday marked the start of the 46th annual Freshman Retreat where students were asked to “listen and follow the quiet voice.” They were led by Chairmen Tom Peltz ‘20 and Nick Garrett ‘20 and Foremen Colin Mahoney ‘21 and Max Sladovnik ‘21.
- 9:35 a.m. Late Start Monday, February 10
- Progress Reports Available Monday, February 10
UPCOMING EVENTS & IMPORTANT DATES
Voting Ends Tomorrow in the Annual Superstar Catholic School Contest
Help Prep finish on top by placing your vote for Spirit Catholic Radio’s Superstar Catholic School. Last year Prep won so let’s continue the winning tradition.
CP Parents Praying with St. Ignatius Meeting – Monday, February 10
Join the CP Parents Praying with St. Ignatius retreat experience from 6:45-8:30 p.m. in Room 118, located on the first floor of Creighton Prep in the hallway south of the former main entrance (just north of the chapel). Director of Adult Spirituality Fr. Kevin Schneider, SJ will guide the meeting.
Our guest speaker will be Mr. Daniel Kennedy, SJ – a Jesuit scholastic who is the director of student activities and a theology faculty member. He attended St. John’s Jesuit High School in Toledo, Ohio, where he was born and raised. In 2012, he completed his bachelor’s degree in philosophy and theology at Boston College, and entered the Chicago-Detroit Province of the Society of Jesus after graduation.
Register for CP Trivia Night – Friday, February 21
Get your team together, pick your theme, and make sure you register your table of eight now for this fun annual event in the commons. The cost is $240 per team. Social hour starts at 6 p.m. and the competition (questions) begins at 7 p.m.
8th Grade Entrance Exam & 6th/7th Grade Pre-Entrance Exam - Saturday, February 22
There is still time for 8th graders to take the entrance exam to become part of Prep’s Class of 2024. We’re offering it on the same day as the pre-entrance exam for 6th and 7th graders on Saturday, February 22. Any 8th grader interested in taking the exam should email Josh Luedtke ‘90, director of admissions, or call him at 402-393-1256.
Taking our 6th/7th Grade Pre-Entrance Exam on Feb. 22 is a great way to introduce your son to Prep. It will also help him get familiar with the test and relieve future test anxiety.
Bring two #2 pencils, no calculators
Enter the building from the west parking lot at the Sullivan Center entrance
Arrive for check-in starting at 7:30 a.m.
The cost is $10
Register and pay online
Financial Aid Applications Due March 1
All financial aid applications and supporting financial documentation for the 2020-2021 school year are due March 1 and will be processed through FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment. (If you have already submitted an application for the 2020-2021 school year, thank you.)
To apply for financial aid, click HERE. If you need assistance completing the FACTS application, please email Jacqui Warren or call 402-548-3859, or speak with a FACTS Customer Care Representative at 1-866-441-4637.
Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner & Induction Ceremony – Monday, March 9
Join us for a cocktail reception, dinner and program to recognize alumni, coaches and supporters for outstanding contributions to Prep’s athletic program. Their commitment, achievement and sense of sportsmanship set the standard for the young athletes who follow in their footsteps today. If you’re interested in attending take a look at more details and register.
Help Make BASH Is Golden a Success
Bash Is Golden "Celebrating 50 Years of Building A Scholastic Heritage" will be held in the Heider Center at Creighton Prep on Saturday, April 25, just 78 days away as of today.
The monies raised during BASH are a key component in our ability to keep tuition affordable for everyone and to provide $2.5 million annually in financial assistance to approximately 52 percent of our students. Plus, BASH is a great way to meet new people and get involved with the Prep community.
BASH is a big undertaking, but with the help of our Prep community members, we come together each year to put together a successful event in support of our students – and have a little fun along the way!
How Can You Participate?
Visit our BASH webpage to learn more about the event and all of the ways you can get involved
Donate an Auction Item
Attend the Patron Party on Saturday, April 4
Attend the BASH
Become a Premier Partner Sponsor
Buy or Sell Raffle Tickets
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