Celebrating Our Seniors: Class of 2023

Honoring the Achievements of Our Seniors

As the academic year draws to a close, it’s time to celebrate the many accomplishments of our wonderful seniors at Gross Catholic High School. Over the next month, our school community will be paying tribute to these outstanding students who have worked hard and made their mark during their time here. See the list of scholarships for the class of 2023 now.

As we reflect on the achievements of our seniors, we want to express our gratitude to them for the positive impact they have had on our school community. From excelling in academics to demonstrating leadership and serving others, these seniors have shown a commitment to excellence in all areas of their lives.

Throughout this special month, our teachers, staff, and alumni will be praying for our seniors, asking for God’s blessings and guidance as they embark on the next chapter of their lives. We are proud of our seniors and look forward to seeing all the amazing things they will accomplish in the future.

Heavenly Father, please be with these students as they go where they do not know.
As they seek to grow in knowledge, we ask that they grow in faith.
As they start to conquer the world, we hope that they conquer their fears.
As they strive to find their place, we pray that they find You.
Please go where we cannot, protect when we cannot, give strength that we cannot, and bring them safely home.

Of course, we encourage our entire Cougar community to pray for our senior class as well.

Here are some special ways we are celebrating them as they complete their final days at Gross Catholic High School.

Events for the Class of 2023


  • Saturday, April 22rd – at Millard Social Hall.
  • Doors open at 7:00 PM.
  • Coronation at 8 PM.
  • Dance, 8:30 PM to 11:00 PM.

Recognition Day Practice

  • Monday April 24th.
  • Period 3 in the main gym.
  • Caps & gowns distributed.
  • Ortman Scholar vote.
  • Graduation ticket request form distributed.

Recognition Day

Tuesday, April 25th –  Special schedule for seniors, Seniors dress up under cap and gown.

  • 8:00 – 9:00 Senior Breakfast (East Commons – Seniors Only)
  • 8:30 – 9:30 Always a Cougar 101 (during breakfast)
  • 9:30 – 11:00 Recognition Day Ceremony (Main gym–families welcome)
  • 11:00 – 11:15 Photo Op. (Main Gym)
  • 11:15 – 11:45 Senior Mass (Auditorium)- parents are welcome to attend.
  • 11:45 Dismissal for Seniors

Friday, May 5th

  • Graduation Ticket Request Form Due
  • Seniors will be allowed to wear a shirt/sweatshirt of the college they are planning on attending next year on May 5th with their uniform bottoms.
  • If a student is unsure of their college choice or if they do not have a shirt of their selected college, they can wear a shirt that promotes college with their uniform bottoms.

Senior Exams

  • Monday, May 8th – Wednesday, May 10th.
  • Monday 5/8 (Periods 1, 2, 3), Tuesday 5/9 (Periods 4, 5, 6), Wednesday 5/10 (Periods 7, 8).
  • Seniors need only to be present for exams, not free periods.
  • Appropriate casual clothes for seniors only.
  • Pick up graduation tickets in the main office by 5/10.

Baccalaureate Mass

  • Friday, May 19th – 6:00 PM.
  • St. Cecilia’s Cathedral, 701 North 40th St.
  • Families welcome!
  • Seniors dress up under cap and gown.
  • “Ortman Scholar” photo & “Legacy” photo taken At 5:15 PM on front steps of the Cathedral.
  • All Seniors Arrive by 5:15 PM.m.

Graduation Rehearsal

Graduation Ceremony

  • Monday, May 22nd – 7:00 PM.
  • Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas Street)
  • Admission with ticket only.
  • Seniors dress up under cap and gown.
  • All seniors arrive by 6:15 PM.

Return Gown to School & Pick Up Diploma

Tuesday, May 23rd –  Between 8:00 AM and 2:00 PM.

About Gross Catholic

Gross Catholic, a co-educational, college preparatory high school, began its proud heritage of academic excellence rooted in the Marianist tradition in 1968. We consider ourselves one of the best Catholic schools in Omaha, Bellevue, and Papillion. The school motto Dux Esto (“Be a Leader”) is at the core of its extraordinary mission, innovative spirit, and fundamental values. The school offers a challenging environment and outstanding quality of life, both in academics and co-curricular activities, with a strong focus on STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics) education. The spirit of Christian service and giving back is part of everything the school does. Gross Catholic’s top-tier status is reflected in its talented faculty, staff, and coaches who take great pride in seeing virtually every graduate head to college, often to the most prestigious domestic and international universities and service academies. Together with families and alumni, Gross Catholic forges relationships for a lifetime, helping to ready the next generation to be exemplary, principled leaders of the world.

To discover the Gross Catholic difference, contact us at 402.734.2000 or visit our Admissions page.