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School News 2015-2016

St. Mary’s Alumnus Earns All American Award

jake all american 1cropJacob Connealy closed out an amazing Track & Field career with the Benedictine Ravens, placing 6th in the Decathlon at the NAIA National Championships in Gulf Shores, Alabama May 21-23, 2015. His 6th place earned him the title All-American. Placing 2nd in Javelin and 3rd in the High Jump boosted his final overall score to 6,317. Other events included in the Decathlon are: 100m run, Long Jump, Shot Put, 400m run, 110m Hurdles, Discus, Pole Vault, and the 1500m run. Long Jump and Hurdles were also higher scoring events for Jacob. Jacob is a 7-semester scholar athlete on the Dean's List for Benedictine College. As team captain for 2 years Jacob brought the team together in competition, friendship and faith by having the team attend Mass before their meets. He also led two bible studies as a Student Leader for FOCUS. Jacob spent the summer interning with KPMG, one of the top four accounting firms in the world and will start working there in January 2016 after he finishes his last semester at Benedictine College.

Career Highlights
10 Time NAIA National Qualifier
*3x Indoor Heptathlon, 4x Outdoor Decathlon, 2x Indoor High Jump, 1x Javelin Throw
HAAC (Heartland of America Athletic Conference) Champion
*Heptathlon 3 years, High Jump 2 years, Decathlon 4 years
HAAC Field Player of the Week, 4 Times
NAIA Indoor Field Athlete of the Week: Feb. 2013
HAAC Indoor Track & Field Most Valuable Athlete 2013 (MVP Award)
7 Semester Scholar Athlete
Highest Decathlon Score: 6,376 @ HAAC Championship in May 2014
Dean's List for Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas

High School: Mount Michael Benedictine Class of 2011
Grade School: St. Mary's Bellevue Class of 2007

St Mary's Information

St. Mary's Catholic School is a Pre-Kindergarten through Eighth Grade School of the Archdiocese of Omaha. Our mission is to provide a Catholic education that nurtures students' hearts and minds to become servant leaders in an ever-changing world.

Our philosophy of education is to offer a five-day program to assist families in teaching those truths, skills, and ideals, which are necessary for Christian living. We believe that education must develop the faculties and abilities of the whole child: spiritually, intellectually, physically, and emotionally. To help achieve this, our faculty and staff are an integral part of the formation of Christian community and dedicate themselves to the task of developing Christian citizens.



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