Pope John XXIII Central Catholic Senior High School-Elgin Class of 2023


Archdiocese of Omaha high schools recognize outstanding graduates

Each May, graduates of Catholic high schools across northeast Nebraska go out into the world to face their next challenge. What follows is a list of the top students in the Archdiocese of Omaha, how they are recognized at their school and where they plan to attend school in the fall.

Urban High Schools

Archbishop Bergan Catholic School-Fremont

Rebecca Baker, Top Student, University of Nebraska-Omaha

Caitlin Pitt, Top Student, University of Nebraska-Kearney


Creighton Preparatory School-Omaha

Victor Kaminski, Valedictorian, University of Notre Dame

Peter Sullivan, Salutatorian, University of Notre Dame


Daniel J. Gross Catholic High school-Bellevue

Jacklynn Bui, Valedictorian, University of South Florida and Stevens Institute of Technology

Daniel Crow, Valedictorian, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Joe Kouba, Valedictorian, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart-Omaha

Ina Satpathy, Success in Studies, University of Notre Dame


Marian High School-Omaha

Elizabeth Foreman, Valedictorian, Creighton University

Ellen Crotzer, Salutatorian, University of Notre Dame


Mercy High School-Omaha

Our valedictorian is Eleanore Slavik, Valedictorian, University of Hawaii-Manoa

Mary Kate Nussrallah, Salutatorian, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Mount Michael Benedictine School-Elkhorn

Will Brewster, Valedictorian, University of Alabama

Salutatorian is Ryan Quinlan, Salutatorian, University of Alabama


Roncalli Catholic High School-Omaha

Nile Langenfeld, Valedictorian, Occidental College

Cameron Rohlfsen, Salutatorian, University of Notre Dame


V.J. and Angela Skutt Catholic High School-Omaha

Lucy Bloomingdale, Angela Skutt Award, Creighton University

Reid Chapman, V.J. Skutt Award, University of Nebraska-Omaha


Catholic Homeschool Association of Omaha

James Dziowgo, Top Honor Graduate, Benedictine College

Olivia Brown, Honor Graduate, Benedictine College

Rural High Schools

Columbus-Scotus Central Catholic Senior High School

Jessica Jackson, Top Student, University of Missouri

Hailey Steffensmeier, Top Student, University of Nebraska-Omaha


Elgin-Pope John XXIII Central Catholic Senior High School

Skyler Meis, Class Speaker, University of Nebraska-Kearney


Hartington-Cedar Catholic Senior High School

Tyan Baller, Valedictorian, Wayne State College

Jaxson Bernecker, Salutatorian, Wayne State College


Humphrey-St. Francis High School

Hannah Baumgart, Valedictorian, Wayne State College

Tessa Deets, Salutatorian, Northeast Community College


Lindsay-Holy Family High School

Jacob Preister, Valedictorian, University of Nebraska-Omaha

Tyson Herchenbach, Salutatorian, Northeast Community College


Norfolk Catholic Senior High School

Lauren Preister, Valedictorian, University of Nebraska-Kearney

Grace Koch, Salutatorian, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


O’Neill-St. Mary

Emma Winkelbauer, Top Honor Student, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Kyle Pribil, Top Honor Student, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


West Point-Guardian Angels Central Catholic

Michael Cohee, Student of Distinguish, Wayne State College


Leah Jansen, Student of Distinguish, University of Nebraska-Omaha

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