Catholic High Schools in the Archdiocese of Omaha: Congratulations to the Class of 2021!
May 24, 2021
“And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”
~ Colossians 3:17
As the coronavirus pandemic begins to loosen its grip on our country, 1,205 young people across the Archdiocese of Omaha prepare to embark on new adventures as they graduate from Catholic high schools this month and begin the next chapter of their lives.
Despite the challenges of attending school under COVID precautions – such as masking, social distancing and varying levels of remote learning – the graduates of 2021 rose to the occasion to complete their studies and grow in their faith.
They now take the fruits of their education and their experiences with them as they move on to universities, colleges and trade schools, enter military service or join the workforce.
They also take with them a belief and trust in God, high hopes for their futures and a commitment to serving others that is a hallmark of their faith.
The Catholic Voice, along with businesses and organizations around the archdiocese, congratulate these graduates for a job well done.
We also honor the parents, family members, clergy, teachers, administrators, mentors and others who helped shape this year’s graduates into faith-filled, caring and capable individuals sharing their gifts with the world.
God’s blessings to you, our 2021 graduates, as you celebrate your achievements and continue your journey of faith.
NORFOLK CATHOLIC JUNIOR/SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, NORFOLK
Twenty-three graduates earned high distinction honors, with nine achieving an ACT score of 26 or higher. All the graduates plan to pursue at a least a two-year college education.
ARCHBISHOP BERGAN CATHOLIC SCHOOL, FREMONT
Archbishop Bergan’s senior class achieved an average ACT score of 24.2, and 95% of the seniors are planning to attend college next fall. The graduates have accumulated more than 1,500 hours of community service.
SCOTUS CENTRAL CATHOLIC JUNIOR/SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, COLUMBUS
Ninety-six percent of Scotus graduates plan to attend college, with 87% earning scholarships. They also contributed more than 4,320 service hours during their high school careers.
MOUNT MICHAEL BENEDICTINE SCHOOL, ELKHORN
Mount Michael graduates earned $10.4 million in scholarships, with 45% of graduates offered full-tuition scholarships. Average ACT test score for the class was 28.9. The class also includes one National Merit finalist and three commended students.
CATHOLIC HOMESCHOOL ASSOCIATION OF OMAHA
The class of 2021 graduates give thanks to God, their families, and their homeschool and parish communities for the support and encouragement they have received throughout their high school education.
GUARDIAN ANGELS CENTRAL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL, WEST POINT
Ninety-four percent of Guardian Angels graduates will be attending college in the fall, having received $267,585 in scholarships, and with more than 10% selecting Catholic universities. One student will be joining the U.S. Marine Corps.
RONCALLI CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL, OMAHA
Ninety-two percent of Roncalli graduates are college bound, with 46% of seniors earning scholarships. The class also had 5,704.5 hours of community service over their four years at Roncalli, an average of 88 hours per student.
HOLY FAMILY HIGH SCHOOL, LINDSAY
All of Holy Family’s graduates plan to continue their education, and although a small class, they earned more than $350,000 in college scholarships.
MERCY HIGH SCHOOL, OMAHA
This year’s seniors earned admission to 78 different colleges and universities, with 69% of the class earning scholarships totaling more than $9.3 million. As a class, the seniors completed 8,230 service hours.
MARIAN HIGH SCHOOL, OMAHA
Ninety-eight percent of Marian graduates are college bound with 80% of the students receiving scholarships, earning nearly $30 million in scholarship offers. Three students were named National Merit Scholarship finalists. Although not required, the student body also contributes thousands of hours of service each year.
MADONNA SCHOOL, OMAHA
Madonna’s graduates have worked hard to hone their God-given gifts and to maximize the social, academic, career and life skills learned during their time at Madonna, preparing them to succeed at home, at work and within the greater Omaha community.
CEDAR CATHOLIC JUNIOR/SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, HARTINGTON
All the Cedar Catholic graduates will be attending college in the fall, with 94% of graduates having received scholarships.
POPE JOHN XXIII CENTRAL CATHOLIC JUNIOR/SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, ELGIN
All 10 members of the graduating class will be pursuing a four-year college degree, having received more than $140,000 in scholarships offers. And 70% had at least one parent who is a Pope John alumni.
ST. FRANCIS HIGH SCHOOL, HUMPHREY
All the graduates are going on to higher education, one after completing basic training this summer for the National Guard. The class has an average ACT score of 22.1, and members have received more than $2.55 million in scholarship offers.
ST. BARNABAS ACADEMY, OMAHA
This year’s graduate, Maria Carlson, is a special student, known for her daily Mass attendance and as a loyal friend to many. Maria is a proud member of LIFE Runners and enjoys playing the organ. She is still undecided concerning her plans for next year.
CREIGHTON PREPARATORY SCHOOL, OMAHA
Creighton Prep graduates will be attending 50 colleges in 24 states. Eighty percent of graduates received at least one scholarship award, with 62 seniors earning full-tuition college scholarship offers. Eight seniors were named National Merit finalists.
DUCHESNE ACADEMY OF THE SACRED HEART, OMAHA
All the graduates will be attending college, with 95% of them receiving scholarships totaling more than $30 million. The class had an average ACT score of 28, with 21 students earning 32 or above. They contributed 9,825 service hours over their four years (117 hours per student). Although lower than past years due to COVID, the class still completed 1,882.25 hours during their senior year.
V.J. AND ANGELA SKUTT CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL, OMAHA
Skutt’s graduating seniors have contributed more than 12,650 service hours during their high school years. The class also has earned more than $29.75 million in college scholarships.
ST. MARY HIGH SCHOOL, O’NEILL
All 11 graduates plan to pursue post-secondary education this fall, with all earning merit-based scholarships. The average ACT score for the class of 2021 is 26.2. This year’s graduating class also includes two foreign exchange students.
DANIEL J. GROSS CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL, BELLEVUE
Fifty-eight percent of this year’s Gross High graduates earned 245 scholarships worth $8.1 million.