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Benedictine College’s Virtual Scholarship Ball

Benedictine College’s virtual 2021 Scholarship Ball was a huge success. The event set a record for fundraising, and guests tuned in from across the United States and around the world to watch the fun. The program included performances by the Raven Regiment Marching Band, stories from featured students, and inspiring messages from Benedictine College President Stephen D. Minnis and Miguel Monteclaro, student speaker. John Holt served as the emcee.

Stephen D. Minnis, Benedictine College; and students prepared for an exciting announcement.


(Seated) Jack Harpole, Emily Harpole, and Nathan Crankfield (standing) Mary Harpole with Lisa and John Harpole, board member


Elizabeth Berg


Megan Kirkland, Joey Yoritomo, Clare Nickel, Joe Wiechelman, and Annie Brooks


Behind the scenes, Cadet Miguel Monteclaro put his ROTC through a drill.


Cadet Miguel Monteclaro prepared to film his speech for the video.


Gabriel Lewis manned the phones in the Call Center.


Local alumni and Atchison residents gathered at The Fox Theatre for a watch party.

Additional photos featured in the May 1, 2021 issue of The Independent. 


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