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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. 


The 2021 Paw Print Issue

A celebration of the remarkable pets of Our Town.  Sponsored by:       Cooper * The Silvey Family   Dobby and Haley Bowman Photo Credit: Nicole Bissey   Captain…

Halo’s Virtual ArtReach Auction

HALO’s Virtual ArtReach Auction, “The Main Event,” was held on February 26th. The evening featured the premiere of the HALO documentary short film, live entertainment, silent and live auctions, and…

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and The Ivy Community Service and Education Foundation’s 68th Debutante Ball

The Beta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and The Ivy Community Service and Education Foundation hosted the 68th Debutante Ball on February 26th. The theme for the virtual…

Kansas City Monarchs: Rebranded And Reborn

Of course, we are all aware of times when rebranding didn’t work. Coca Cola comes to mind first. The new Coke was the new disaster. No one wanted it, protests…