Student Ambassadors Are Announced
Congratulations to our student ambassadors who were selected from the over 40 applications that were submitted. We are proud of all of our students for applying for this leadership opportunity. We know our new ambassadors will help to build stronger relationships with our parishioners. Each application submitted from members of our eighth grade class was reviewed carefully and the students who best fit the group’s mission were selected using a rubric fitting the selection criteria. We were looking for students who can anticipate other’s needs, initiate and sustain conversations with adults and display personal leadership skills.
The students who will represent St. Robert Bellarmine School as ambassadors this year include: Anna Kwong, Ally Parra, Cleo Wear, Quinn Martin, Peter McAndrews, Portia Lenczowski, Macy Mollner, Elizabeth Klein, Sydney Schmidt, Caelan Reinhart, Megan Quinn, Daniel Kleinsmith, Trip Howell, Jimmy Miller, Eva Watson and Natalie McFadden.
Thank you to everyone who applied for this unique opportunity, and congratulations again to our 2016-2017 Student Ambassadors.
Fr. Don Shane Recognition Award Winner Announced During Final Mass of the Year
What a fantastic school year we experienced. Our last all school Mass of the year was certainly festive with everyone in their Blue Ribbon shirts and many of our graduates coming back to celebrate with us.
However, the last school Mass is not complete without the announcement of the Fr. Don Shane Recognition Award winner. The Fr. Don Shane Recognition Award was established to acknowledge the importance Fr. Don placed on the Catholic formation of young people at St. Robert Bellarmine Parish. Therefore, each year, one seventh grade student from Five Day School and one seventh grade student from Religious Education, will be awarded a financial gift to offset tuition toward their eighth grade year.
This year, the five day winner will be awarded 1000.00 to offset tuition toward her eighth grade year. The students are nominated and selected by their teachers using a rubric that lists the following traits: someone who shows compassion for others, someone who is a quiet leader, someone who enriches the lives of others, and someone who is accepting and open to all they meet.
The recipient of the 2016-2017 Fr. Don Shane Recognition Award is Caelan Reinhart! Congratulations to Caelan and her family!
Catholic Daughter's Education Contest Winners Announced
The theme for the Catholic Daughter's Education Contest this year was, "How we are stewards of God's creation." The winners from St. Robert Bellarmine School this year include:
Division 1 Essay
Elizabeth Morey- 1st place
Division 1 Art
Avery Rhodes- 1st place
Caroline Lathrop- 2nd place
Michael Lathrop -3rd place
Archdiocesan Prolife Essay Contest Winner
Congratulations to Anna Kwong who took second place in the Archdiocesan wide Pro-Life Essay Contest! She received a certificate and a cash prize from the Archdiocese.
National History Day Winner
Congratulations to Megan Snow, eighth grade student, for finishing in first place in the 2016 Nebraska State History Fair Competition. Megan will now represent the state of Nebraska as she competes in the National History Day Competition this summer in Maryland. Along with finishing first at the state competition she also received the National Press Association Award for her paper: Vikings: Blood Thirst Barbarians or Talented Traders and Excellent Explorers. We are so proud of her for all of her hard work and we wish her luck at the national competition.