Luke Henn, Logan Henn, Grace Henn

Pope John students recently concluded another successful year of grocery certificate sales.  Students sold $116,325 worth of grocery certificates to four area grocery stores.  The participating stores were Thriftway in Neligh/Tilden, Dean’s Market in Elgin, Ewing Family Foods and Rae Valley Market in Petersburg. The fundraiser allowed students to donate $12, 678. 50 to the CCPJ Annual Fund Drive which supports the operation of Pope John. The top individual salesperson was Grace Henn, who sold $8,100 in certificates, she was followed by Kyle Schumacher with $7,800 sold, and Maddie Schrage with $6,700 worth sold. The top family salespeople were Logan and Luke Henn who sold $6,650 worth of certifcates, followed by Heather, Austin and Natalie Bauer with $5,000 worth sold, and Lane and Sharon Bartak with $4,450 worth sold. Thank you to all who supported the school!

Pictured front row (l. to r): Wenting Yu, Calli Krebs, Paige Meis, Wenting Yu  back row: Logan Henn, Cole Preister

1,441 students from 99 Nebraska high schools participated in the 28th annual UNL Math Day on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, on the UNL campus. This event is designed to spark high school students’ interest in math, to encourage them to pursue a career in mathematics or the mathematical sciences, and to recognize outstanding mathematical ability.

Six Pope John seniors participated in this all-day event. They were Logan Henn, Paige Meis, Sydney Kerkman, Cole Preister, Calli Krebs and Wenting Yu. The day consisted of the PROBE I and PROBE II individual competitions and the fast-paced Math Bowl double-elimination team competition. The Pope John team won first place in the PROBE 1 written contest for Class VI schools. In the Math Bowl competition, they played eight rounds and fell in the final championship match to receive second place.  The students were accompanied by their math teacher, Sister Patricia Hoffman.