Student News of Skutt Catholic High School

The Flightline

  • The Book Club is starting on Tuesday October 24th in the Student Center from 3:15-3:45.

  • Audition sign ups for our District One-Act Play are up on Mr. Wright's window.

  • Those interested in jazz band please meet in the band room at 6:45am Oct.24

  • Attend Pollen Nation meetings Tuesdays at 7:15 in Mrs. Fuelberth's room

  • If you are interested in study abroad: see the educational opportunities bulletin board in the guidance office

  • Senior photos are due by October 31st!

  • Check the bulletin board in the guidance office for several new employment opportunities

25 Questions: Mr. Koneck-Wilcox, Theology Teacher and Character Skills Aficionado

25 Questions: Mr. Koneck-Wilcox, Theology Teacher and Character Skills Aficionado

Libby Farrell, Guest Writer

October 13, 2017


Filed under Features, Interview, Showcase, Teacher Feature

Witty and funny, yet very brilliant, Mr. Koneck-Wilcox (more commonly know as K.W.) has become a very likable teacher here at Skutt Catholic. In a matter of seconds, he has what it takes to put a smile on your face; get know more about his competitiveness, laugh out loud moments, and his inner moral ch...

Sara Zaleski On Magazine Covers, Lessons Learned

Sara Zaleski On Magazine Covers, Lessons Learned

Lily Yates, Quintessence Copy Editor

May 15, 2017


Filed under Amazing Alumni, Features, Interview

Skutt Catholic students, teachers, and alumni alike were greeted with a welcome surprise opening a recent Sunday paper: graduate Sara Zaleski's face smiling on the cover of Omaha World Herald's Inspired Living Magazine. Zaleski, a notable figure in the history of the school, is involved in everything...

25 Questions: Elizabeth Howard, Her Highness of High-Fives

25 Questions: Elizabeth Howard, Her Highness of High-Fives

Maddie Mollner, Staff Reporter

May 8, 2017


Filed under Features, Interview, Student Spotlight

On a typical school day, she can be seen walking down the halls of Skutt Catholic, hand outstretched, awaiting high-fives from passerby. Though widely known for her kindness and ability to strike up a conversation with just about anyone, not much else is known about the true colors of this particularly...

25 Questions: The Grammar Man Himself, John Baylor

25 Questions: The Grammar Man Himself, John Baylor

Lily Yates, Quintessence Copy Editor

March 27, 2017


Filed under Features, Interview, Showcase

There is but a single, fervent “Hammer the Grammar" authority in the world, and his name is John Baylor. He’s the one man who has almost single-handedly managed to revolutionize how around 350 Skutt Catholic students - and those through the years - study for the ACT. His bombastic voice is a daily...

25 Questions: The Life and Teachings of Mrs. Sherri Hoye

25 Questions: The Life and Teachings of Mrs. Sherri Hoye

Lily Yates, Quintessence Copy Editor

February 20, 2017


Filed under Features, Interview, Teacher Feature

What better teacher than a passionate expert? If you're looking to increase your linguistic prowess, not to mention your taste for adventure, look no further than Skutt Catholic English teacher Mrs. Hoye. Quirky and giggly, yet capable and stern, the teacher has become an enigmatic fixture at the...

Candidates Bring Skutt Catholic Backgrounds to Presidential Search

Candidates Bring Skutt Catholic Backgrounds to Presidential Search

Lily Yates, Quintessence Copy Editor

February 6, 2017


Filed under Features, Interview, Uncategorized

Two candidates, already fixtures at Skutt Catholic, stand ready to rise in rank. In the search to fill the position, two candidates with already-familiar faces were announced as finalists in late January: Interim President and Admissions Director Tim Bloomingdale and Activities Director Jeremy Moore. ...

School Community Speaks Out on Trump’s First Days

School Community Speaks Out on Trump’s First Days

Maria Miller, Birdfeed Editor

February 6, 2017


Filed under Features, Interview

President Donald Trump’s first days in office were, as expected by anyone who followed his eccentric campaign trail, full of controversy. People around the country are passionately protesting in opposition to his first actions as president, while others are commending his decisions as a way to put...

Holly Nowak: Living Art Like a Lifestyle

Holly Nowak: Living Art Like a Lifestyle

Lily Yates, Quintessence Copy Editor

January 23, 2017


Filed under Arts, Features, Interview, Student Life, Student Spotlight

With talk of application deadlines and acceptance letters swirling through hallways, life at high schools across the country are stressful right now. But amidst all that, Skutt Catholic senior art student Holly Nowak recently opened an envelope containing the fulfillment of a dream. After four years...

Angela Hutchings: Finding Her Voice Through Speech

Angela Hutchings: Finding Her Voice Through Speech

Allison Heithoff, Editor-in-Chief of Quintessence

January 16, 2017


Filed under Features, Interview, Student Life, Student Spotlight

Many people avoid public speaking at all costs, but senior Angela Hutchings just can’t get enough of it. “If people ever talk to me, I'm probably talking about speech, and it's really annoying I'm sure, but that's just because I'm always working on it. I'm always thinking about the next meet, if I need ...

Cathedral Conundrum

Cathedral Conundrum

Tom Hermanek, Copy Editor

April 4, 2016


Filed under Features, Interview, Spirituality

The scene at St. Cecilia's Cathedral on Friday, January 29, 2016 was not what one would expect at an otherwise peaceful worship space. Mark Kenney, custodian of the church, ascended the catwalk and cut down a statue of Mary Poppins that was suspended from the ceiling for the annual Cathedral Flower Fe...

(Not Quite) 20 Questions With Mr. G

(Not Quite) 20 Questions With Mr. G

Tom Hermanek, Copy Editor

March 14, 2016


Filed under Features, Interview, Teacher Feature

Known for his big personality, ability (and tendency) to laugh at his own jokes, and in-class guitar playing, Mr. Brent Goetzinger has become known as one of the most unique teachers in his short time at Skutt Catholic. I talked to him, alongside his neighbor and sidekick, Mr. KW, to get to know him a bi...

They’re A Long Way From Home

They’re A Long Way From Home

Tom Hermanek, Copy Editor

December 7, 2015


Filed under Features, Interview

Despite being thousands of miles away from home, Skutt Catholic’s exchange students roam the hall of the school just like the rest of us. Get acquainted with a few exchange students, as they discuss topics ranging from their experiences from their short time in the U.S., to the simpler talking ...

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