2017 Omega School Prom

On behalf of all of the students at Omega School, we thank everyone who supported Prom 2017. An annual event that helps to continue our mission providing education and opportunities in our community. We all were inspired by the stories shared by our graduates: Louis Bentley, Steven Thomas, Martina Michell and by the motivating speech by Keynote Speaker Karen Lincoln Michel, from Madison Magazine.

Each year the school presents a leadership award to a person or organization that has shown outstanding commitment to the community. This year’s award was presented to Luis and Lupita Montoto, owners of La Movida Radio 1480 AM for their sense of commitment to the community.


Photography by Martin Jenich
Live music by a local Afro-Peruvian Jazz group, Golpe Tierra


2017 Keynote Speaker

Karen Lincoln Michel
Madison Magazine


Read Karen Michel’s Bio

Karen Lincoln Michel is editor of Madison Magazine and is the incoming president of the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism Board of Directors. Karen has spent much of her career in newspapers, where she held jobs from reporter to top editor. She is a former executive editor of The Daily Advertiser in Lafayette, Louisiana, and an assistant managing editor of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. Karen started in newspapers at the La Crosse Tribune and went on to The Dallas Morning News in Texas. From 1987 to 2005, she was a part-owner of News From Indian Country, a bi-monthly newspaper published in northern
Wisconsin. She has written extensively about Native American issues as a freelancer and was a columnist for The New York Times Syndicate.

Karen is a past president of UNITY: Journalists for Diversity and a past president of the Native American Journalists Association. Karen has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stout and a master’s degree from Marquette University. She is a member of the Ho-Chunk tribe in Wisconsin.

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