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May 2018


Marian High School senior Davine Francis, in orange shirt with back to camera, hugs sophomore Maggie Mantini as they and senior Laurel Edwards, far left, sophomore Maggie Pallesen, senior Shannon McSweeney and senior Audrey Hertel celebrate the seniors winning Field Day, an all-school competition April 27 at Baxter Arena in Omaha. More than 3,000 people cheered on their favorite classes at the annual competition based on costumes, mascots, cheerleading and other events.

Field Day


Xavier Block, left, Xavier Abboud and Xavier Johansen pose with Father Steven Stillmunks at Christ the King Church in Omaha – the same pose with the same priest the boys took nine years ago as kindergartners. The three are graduating from Christ the King School after being in the same class for nine years. Block is headed to Westside High, Abboud to Creighton Preparatory School, both in Omaha, and Johansen to Mount Michael Benedictine School near Elkhorn.

Three Xaviers


Students at V.J. and Angela Skutt Catholic High School in Omaha walked four miles around Lake Zorinksy April 25, raising more than $35,000 in the annual HawkWalk for the school’s financial aid fund – up from last year’s $29,000. This school year, a total of $1.2 million in financial aid was awarded to more than a third of the school’s more than 730 students.

HawkWalk


First-graders with a Marian statue at Holy Family School in Lindsay help lead a May 3 all-school celebration of Mary that included a rosary, songs and reflections on miracles attributed to the Blessed Virgin.

May Crowning

Polish society awards scholarships

Four eighth-graders of Polish descent in the archdiocese each won a $1,000 scholarship to a Catholic high school for their essays about a Polish Catholic ancestor.
 
The Polish Heritage Society of Nebraska awarded the annual St. John Paul II scholarships May 6 during a ceremony at the Polish Home Omaha. 
 

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