Sophomore Christian Hessler, son of Brian and Anne Hessler of Hastings, has been selected to represent the state of Nebraska at the Youth Leadership Program sponsored by the FBI National Academy Associates. The Academy is a private, nonprofit organization which is not part of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The program will be held on the campus of the FBI Academy/DEA Academy in Quantico, VA, the most prestigious law enforcement training facility in the world, and is designed to grow and/or enhance leadership skills of the highest level. The program will last from June 23 to July 1. All expenses for this week are provided by the Nebraska Chapter of the FBI National Academy Associates (FBINAA).
Christian first heard of this program from his father, who is an administrative sergeant for the Hastings Police Department. Following the submission of his application and recommendations, he was one of five finalists interviewed and received his official acceptance into the program the first week of May. The Academy accepts one person per state. In his letter of selection, Detective Larry Kinne of the McCook Police Department and YLP Committee chairperson, told Christian that "... the entire YLP Committee would like to tell you that you impressed each one of us and based upon your application and you as a person, we know that you will meet and exceed our expectations as you represent us at the YLP."
Christian's response to his selection? "I hope to enhance my leadership skills, people skills, and teamwork skills by learning from such experienced people as Secret Service Agents, FBI Agents, and other invited instructors. I'm just very excited about this opportunity and can't wait to board that plane to Washington!"
Christian's activities at St. Cecilia include participation in the athletic areas of football, bowling, and golf, as well as the extracurricular activities of speech, quiz bowl, and Teens for Life. Hastings Catholic Schools joins Christian in this honor and wishes him a very exciting summer experience!
Founded in 1991, the Building Leadership and Unity through Education (B.L.U.E.) dinner and auction has provided the Hastings Catholic Schools significant financial support to educate thousands of children to grow in faith, knowledge and community. As we reflect back on the past 26 years, we are truly grateful for the Hastings Catholic Community, the volunteers and donors for supporting B.L.U.E. and the future of Catholic education in Hastings. Your participation is very important to the success of this years event. B.L.U.E. includes a dinner, program, live and silent auction, car lottery, cash lottery and raffles.
If you are unable to attend the banquet, join in the fun as you bid on a variety of silent auction items by visiting the website on any mobile device.
HCAA invites all Hastings Catholic School students to attend their Family Fun Night on Friday, January 22. Tickets have been distributed to all elementary and middle school students; high school students can pick a ticket up in the High School Office.
Hastings Catholic School's implementation of Virtue Based Restorative Discipline made it into the news recently. According to Guidance Counselor George Toman, "If we do the right things and grow in the right direction together as a whole, then it just becomes part of our culture. If one of our main duties is to be able to help students to be the best they can be, not only academically, but also spiritually and emotionally, then this program as a whole is also going to get to that point."
The St. Cecilia Junior Class is wrapping up their poinsettia and wreath sale on Friday, November 13. Click here for a printable order form that can be mailed in or dropped off. We are offering poinsettias in three colors and wreaths in several sizes. An evergreen swag is also available. Christmas is around the corner! Order your items today. Pickup date is Saturday, November 28 at St. Cecilia High School. Thanks for your support and have a blessed Christmas!
Father Sughroue and Miss Sara Leduc, Hastings Catholic Schools Campus Ministry leaders, interviewed with KHAS Radio (1230AM) about the wonderful things going on at Hastings Catholic Schools and talked about some of the positive impact it's having on the lives of students. We discuss the Hastings Catholic School's Ministry Program and learned about some of the positive impact it's having on the lives of students.
Enrollment numbers are up by about 4 percent for the 2015-16 school year at Hastings Catholic Schools.
The Rev. Thomas Brouillette, chief administrative officer, credits the "X factor" Catholic-Christian values for that growth.
Beginning its 103rd year on Aug. 18, HCS will educate about 480 students in the coming year in grades K-12 on its two campuses at St. webhosting info Michael's Elementary and at St. Cecilia Middle and High School.