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2022 KNIGHTS OF THE ROUNDTABLE AWARD WINNERS...Chris Rainforth Honored as Knight of the Year!

ARCHBISHOP BERGAN CATHOLIC SCHOOL ANNOUNCES KNIGHTS OF THE ROUNDTABLE AWARD WINNERS

Chris Rainforth Honored as Knight of the Year!

 

In order to honor those people who have shown outstanding dedication to the continuation of Catholic education at Archbishop Bergan Catholic School, we established the Knights of the Round Table and the Honorary Bergan Knight Awards.

 

These awards are given annually during Catholic Schools Week.  The Honorary Bergan Knight will be selected from past and present members of the Knights of the Round Table.

 

This year’s Knights of the Roundtable award winners are…

Nate Pribnow…

Nate is the epitome of what a staff member at Bergan Catholic should be.  A phenomenal classroom educator, a successful coach in athletics and a selfless individual that gives countless hours to our school.  Nate has spent the past twelve years as a Math & Science instructor and a Football, Girls Basketball and Track & Field coach inspiring the students at Bergan Middle/High School to be the best that they can be.  His example of giving his time and talent in forming young people is truly what we are attempting to instill into our students at Bergan. 

 

Brenda Kohl…

Raising additional funds outside of the school budget is an important part of supporting a parochial school.  Brenda has taken on this responsibility in vigorously operating and driving the success of our annual seed & plant sales.  Thousands of dollars have been raised to support the mission of Bergan Catholic because of the efforts of Brenda, Jessica Marsh, Therese Hoyle & Scott Painter.  Thanks to volunteers like Brenda, we are able to continue to offer a private, Catholic education to the youth of the Fremont area.  Thank you Brenda Kohl for your valuable service to Bergan. 

 

Cindy Nielsen…

Cindy is a graduate of Bergan High School that made the decision to return to  our school as a teaching staff member in 2012.  She taught at Bergan Elementary until last year when she decided to retire.  Her dedication to Bergan did not stop there as she has continued giving time to Bergan weekly by assisting our current teachers in the classroom as a support position at Bergan Elementary.  Cindy can be seen often continuing to work with students, completing various projects and giving her time to assist teachers at Bergan Elementary.

 

Terry & Janice Nosal…

Community Partnerships are an important relationship that Bergan Catholic has with the Fremont Community.  The relationship that Terry & Janice have developed with Archbishop Bergan Catholic through their business Gringo’s Cantina & Restaurant is extraordinary.  Through support of financially assisting the Knight event, Bergan Fund, Booster Club & a Community Partnership, the Nosal’s have left an example of giving for others to follow.  Whether it is providing meals for teachers, promoting Bergan through Billboard Advertisements or simply being positive supporters of Bergan activities, Terry & Janice Nosal represent what being a Knight of the Roundtable is all about. 

 

Lynn Dinkins…

For the past 4 years, Lynn Dinkins has served as a second grade teacher at Bergan Elementary School.  Lynn takes on the job of helping each student reach their full potential all with a loving heart and gentle response.  Lynn is one of the staff members that is the first to step up and offer her service to her fellow colleagues anytime they need anything.  If you drive by Bergan Elementary late at night or on the weekends you are bound to see her vehicle in the parking lot as she puts a tremendous amount of time to making sure she is giving everything possible to help her students be successful. Always doing what is best for our students, Bergan is a better place because of Lynn Dinkins.

 

Cheryl & Dan Koenig…

For the past nine years this couple has volunteered their time in the concession stand at Bergan Activities assisting Elaine Moore whenever needed.  This is not their first encounter in supporting Bergan Catholic though.  Since 1988, Dan & Cheryl Koenig have been supporting Bergan Catholic & Saint Patrick Parish sharing their time, talent & treasure.  After putting their four sons through school at Bergan they returned in a voluntary capacity and Cheryl has even become employed in the Elementary Kitchen this year as well.  A quiet example of sharing your gifts with God, they have continued to support Bergan Catholic for the past thirty-four years.

 

Jake Herre…

Jake is an example of an alumnus that continues to give back to his alma mater.  Whether it is through his volunteer efforts as the Booster Club President or assisting the youth by coaching in the Shamrock Wrestling Club, Jake is an example of quietly giving back time and talents by being present and impactful.  Last year Jake even spent time interning in the Advancement Office in order to help make a difference for Bergan Catholic.  His model of service to others is exactly what we at Bergan are trying to instill in our graduates. 

 

Nichole Owsley…

Recently Archbishop Bergan Catholic School was in a difficult spot financially.  With the efforts of Bonnie Nebuda & Nichole Owsley we have been able to climb out of a dire financial circumstance that could have proven difficult for the school to recover from.  Serving as the Director of Stewardship & Annual Funds, Nichole has been able to assist the school in securing the necessary financial funds needed to help Bergan continue its mission.  Always looking for new and exciting ways to support the school, Nichole bring fresh ideas and collaborative based approach in ensuring that Bergan experiences financial stability. 

 

2022 Honorary Knight of the Year Award Winner…

Chris Rainforth

Each year we evaluate the past Honorary Knights of the Roundtable Award winners and choose the Honorary Bergan Knight of the Year award winner. 

For the past 22 years, this individual has poured his heart and soul into making Archbishop Bergan Catholic School as successful as it can be.  He has spent countless hours teaching, coaching and administrating over the Bergan Activities program to help it experience excellence.  Whether it is handing discipline at Bergan Middle/High School, supporting our coaches, setting up for an activity, contacting officials and opposing teams, he does it all with a great sense of professionalism.  Under his leadership for the past 12 years Bergan Catholic teams have been NSAA State Runner Ups 9 times and won 5 State Championships.  Our school has also won 6 All Sports Trophies under his watch.  He is a role model for young people to emulate as a man of great faith.  He spends a portion of his day instructing the senior class in Theology as well.  Bergan is proud to announce the 2022 Honorary Bergan Knight of the Year… Mr. Chris Rainforth.

Thank you to all of the Bergan Family for helping us make Archbishop Bergan Catholic School the best that it can be.  GO KNIGHTS!