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Benedictine College’s Scholarship Ball

Lené Westerman and Colleen McGraw O’Malley and Kevin O’Malley were the co-chairmen of Benedictine College’s Scholarship Ball. The 48th annual event raised more than one million dollars. Guests enjoyed special speeches, videos, performances by the Raven Regiment marching band, Fund-A-Raven, and dancing to the tunes of the Michael Beers Band. The evening featured a presentation of the Cross of the Order of St. Benedict to members of the Byron and Jeanne Thompson family.

Eric Rapliner, Alex Duff, Matthew and Mayra Raplinger, and Jessica Duff


Students Schaefer Schuetz and Molly Tynan served as emcees for the Fund-A-Raven auction.


Jennifer Kelly, Diane Schmidt, Julie Hosty, and Shelly Rehagen


Partygoers enjoyed listening to Marcie Kindler, Michael Beers Band.


Stephen and Monika King, Pam Keenan, Julie Beckerjack, Kennedy Beard, Patty Long, Brendan Long, Lené Westerman, Greg Schmidt, Sean O’Grady, Courtney Danze, Rachel O’Grady, Craig Kloss, Kelly Priess, Barb Loughman, Dennis Lawlor, and Steve Loughman


Matthew and Mary Catherine Minnis posed with their son, Joseph.


The newly formed Raven Regiment performed during the recognition of the Raven football team.


(Front row) Joe Asher, Katie Lind, Kathleen Lind, Annie Lind, Ryan Lobb, and Rocky Raven (back row) Jack Lind and Tracy Lind


Dan Hass, Natalie Roberts, Grace Hass, Molly Minnis, Matthew Harrison, and Madison and Hunter Hamilton


Dan and Kara Dolan with Joan and Stephen Charbonneau

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