Sixty-Three St. Rita Seniors Honored at 26th Annual Academic Awards Banquet

 
 

The uniquely-designed Oak Lawn Hilton was the site for the 26th Annual St. Rita Academic Awards Banquet on Sunday, April 24, 2016. St. Rita President Mr. Ernie Mrozek '71, Principal Mr. Brendan Conroy (Hon), Assistant Principal Mr. Wes Benak '81, other administrators, faculty, parents, family members and students gathered for one purpose--to honor 63 seniors who achieved exemplary academic honors during their time at St. Rita. The very minimum a Ritaman must achieve for inclusion in the Academic Awards Banquet is a 3.50 GPA over seven semesters.  Principal Conroy always emphasizes academic rigor as a top priority at St. Rita, and he noted these young men accomplished great things in their studies while growing as musicians, athletes, Altar Servers, scientists, artists, mentors and volunteers. The students below are the embodiment of true Ritamen who aim to be involved, life-long learners living the Augustinian values of truth, unity and love. 


Maxwell Bucko

Jeremy Vasquez

David Calderon

Calvin Gousman

Matthew Rudek

Matthew Dahill

Michael Long

Matthew Shope

Jacob Silzer

Jeffrey Juracka

Tony Burnette, Jr.

Kurtis Zeiger

Nicholas Czubernat

Christopher Kawa

Zamir Saenz

Ryan Fogarty

Edward McDermott

Daniel Gleaves

Timothy Carroll, Jr.

Ian Kirby

Rocco Falco

Mateo Zunica

Neil Daly

Ryan Lieber

Peter Vazquez

Michael Choiseme

Sherman McLawhorn

Edward Hennessy

Eric Chibe

Malik Scales

Dominic Sarro

Ryan Foster

Daniel Ashe

Joseph Doweiko

Yves-Edouard Mondesir

Luke Bechina

Raymond Hansen

Benjamin Murray

Andrew Maikisch

James Melody

Michael Tiernan

Justin Schmit

Ethan Ruano

Michael Beam

Paul Fernandez

Sean Murphy

Jordan Brand

Lorenzo Henrichs

Thomas Porter

Leo Manning

Matthew Mueller

Noel Mascorro

Robert Pavesich

Patrick Tolley

Marcel Briseno

William Gaylord

Jesse Pater

Matthew Carlin

Victor Keane

Mark Prado

Quinn McNamara

Brandon Williams

Jonathon O'Grady

Photo credits: Patton Photography


Student Name Academic Award
Maxwell Jonson Bucko Silver Honor Roll
Tony Orlando Burnette, Jr. Silver Honor Roll
Rocco Falco Silver Honor Roll
Ryan James Foster Silver Honor Roll
Ethan David Ruano Silver Honor Roll
Patrick Henry Tolley Silver Honor Roll
Jeremy Peter Vasquez Silver Honor Roll
Kurtis Donald Zeiger Silver Honor Roll
Mateo Leandro Zunica Silver Honor Roll
Daniel James Ashe Silver Honor Roll
National Honor Society
Michael Gerald Beam Silver Honor Roll
National Honor Society
Marcel Genaro Briseno Silver Honor Roll
President's Award for Educational Excellence
David Marcello Calderon Silver Honor Roll
President's Award for Educational Excellence
Nicholas James Czubernat Silver Honor Roll
National Honor Society
Neil Matthew Daly Gold Honor Roll
National Honor Society
Joseph Patrick Doweiko Silver Honor Roll
National Honor Society
Paul Andrew Fernandez Gold Honor Roll
National Honor Society
William Walter Gaylord Silver Honor Roll
President's Award for Educational Excellence
Calvin Alexander Gousman Silver Honor Roll
National Honor Society
Christopher John Kawa Silver Honor Roll
National Honor Society
Ryan Thomas Lieber Silver Honor Roll
National Honor Society
Yves-Edouard Mondesir Silver Honor Roll
National Honor Society
Sean Gerald Murphy Gold Honor Roll
President's Award for Educational Excellence
Jesse Andrew Pater Silver Honor Roll
National Honor Society
Matthew Rudek Silver Honor Roll
National Honor Society
Zamir Saenz Silver Honor Roll
Heeney Award
Peter Vasquez Gold Honor Roll
Heeney Award
Luke Steven Bechina Gold Honor Roll
National Honor Society
Heeney Award
Jordan Edward Brand Silver Honor Roll
National Honor Society
Heeney Award
Matthew Joseph Carlin Silver Honor Roll
National Honor Society
Heeney Award
Matthew Thomas Dahill Silver Honor Roll
National Honor Society
Heeney Award
Ryan Joseph Fogarty Silver Honor Roll
National Honor Society
President's Award for Educational Excellence
Michael Anthony Choiseme Silver Honor Roll
President's Award for Educational Excellence
National Academy of Future Scientists & Technologists Award
Raymond Christopher Hansen Silver Honor Roll
National Honor Society
Heeney Award
Lorenzo Jamal Henrichs Gold Honor Roll
National Honor Society
President's Award for Educational Excellence
Victor Michael Keane Gold Honor Roll
National Honor Society
Heeney Award
Michael John Long Gold Honor Roll
National Honor Society
Chick Evans Scholarship to University of Minnesota
Edward Joseph McDermott Silver Honor Roll
President's Award for Educational Excellence
Scholastic Bowl
Sherman Waverly McLawhorn Gold Honor Roll
National Honor Society
Heeney Award
Benjamin Chavez Murray Silver Honor Roll
National Honor Society
Scholastic Bowl
Thomas Martin Durkin Porter Silver Honor Roll
National Honor Society
Heeney Award
Mark Anthony Prado Gold Honor Roll
National Honor Society
President's Award for Educational Excellence
Matthew Alan Shope Gold Honor Roll
National Honor Society
Heeney Award
Daniel Edward Gleaves Gold Honor Roll
Illinois State Scholar
President's Award for Educational Excellence
Heeney Award
Edward Stephen Hennessy Gold Honor Roll
National Honor Society
Illinois State Scholar
President's Award for Educational Excellence
Andrew Joseph Maikisch Silver Honor Roll
President's Award for Educational Excellence
Scholastic Bowl
Prudential Spirit of Community Award Nominee
Leo Patrick Jude Manning Silver Honor Roll
National Honor Society
Illinois State Scholar
President's Award for Educational Excellence
Quinn Patrick McNamara Silver Honor Roll
President's Award for Educational Excellence
Heeney Award
Scholastic Bowl
Jacob Joseph Silzer Silver Honor Roll
National Honor Society President
President's Award for Educational Excellence
Heeney Award
Timothy James Carroll, Jr. Gold Honor Roll
National Honor Society Treasurer
Illinois State Scholar
President's Award for Educational Excellence
Heeney Award
Eric Robert Chibe Gold Honor Roll
National Honor Society Historian
Illinois State Scholar
President's Award for Educational Excellence
Heeney Award
James Timothy Melody Gold Honor Roll
National Honor Society
Illinois State Scholar
President's Award for Educational Excellence
Fireside Essay Scholarship Nominee
Matthew Luke Mueller Gold Honor Roll
National Honor Society
President's Award for Educational Excellence
Heeney Award
Edward Lorenz Award for Scholastic and Extra-Curricular Excellance
Brandon Vincent Williams Gold Honor Roll
National Honor Society
Illinois State Scholar
President's Award for Educational Excellence
Heeney Award
Jeffrey James Juracka Gold Honor Roll
National Honor Society Secretary
Illinois State Scholar
President's Award for Educational Excellence
Scholastic Bowl
Herff Jones Believe in You Scholarship Nominee
Ian Michael Kirby Gold Honor Roll
National Honor Society
Illinois State Scholar
President's Award for Educational Excellence
Heeney Award
Scholastic Bowl
Malik Jamal Scales Gold Honor Roll
National Honor Society
Illinois State Scholar
President's Award for Educational Excellence
Heeney Award
Comcast Leaders & Achievers Scholarship Recipient
Michael Richard Tiernan Gold Honor Roll
National Honor Society
Illinois State Scholar
President's Award for Educational Excellence
Heeney Award
Wendy's High School Heisman School Winner
Noel Mascorro Gold Honor Roll
National Honor Society
Illinois State Scholar
President's Award for Educational Excellence
Heeney Award
Scholastic Bowl
Augustinian High Schools Scholarship to Villanova University
Johnathon Michael O'Grady Gold Honor Roll
National Honor Society
Illinois State Scholar
President's Award for Educational Excellence
Heeney Award
Scholastic Bowl
Marquette Bank Scholarship
Dominic Corrado Sarro Gold Honor Roll
National Honor Society Vice President
Illinois State Scholar
President's Award for Educational Excellence
Heeney Award
Scholastic Bowl
Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics Certificate of Merit in Mathematics
Augustinian High Schools Scholarship to Villanova University
Salutatorian
Justin Daniel Schmit Gold Honor Roll
National Honor Society
Illinois State Scholar
President's Award for Educational Excellence
Heeney Award
Scholastic Bowl
Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics Certificate of Merit in Mathematics
Valedictorian
Robert Pavesich Silver Honor Roll