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Benedictine College – 52nd annual Scholarship Ball

More than 1,000 guests gathered at the Overland Park Convention Center on February 24th for Benedictine College’s 52nd annual Scholarship Ball. The sold-out event was a huge success. Lené Westerman and Kate and Patrick Carr were the co-chairmen, and John Holt served as the emcee. Colleen and Kevin O’Malley were honored with the Cross of the Order of St. Benedict Award.

Matt and Molly Harrison


Sarah and Andrew Swafford


Kaitlin, Denise, and Anna Ketelle, Diana Poettgen, and Dan and Mary Ketelle


Luke and Becky Meyers


Caterina Stiles, Jack Nelson, Amy and Dennis Nelson, Mae Danaher, Anna Nelson, and Sam Anderson



The Raven Regiment Marching Band and Cheer Team at the Opening Ceremony


Co-chairmen Lené Westerman and Patrick and Kate Carr


Honorees Kevin and Colleen O’Malley with Amy and Stephen D. Minnis, Benedictine College

Featured in the April 20, 2024 issue of The Independent.