May "Mustangs of the Month"

Each month during the academic school year, St. Rita of Cascia High School presents a notable member of each class with the “Mustang of the Month” award. Students are nominated based on their overall achievements and involvement at St. Rita of Cascia High School. In order for a student to be considered, he must excel in two of the following areas: academics, athletics, activities, or community service projects. A committee selects the winners from the nominees.

The following students were selected as the

May 2016 Mustangs of the Month.


Michael Henze - Freshman

Michael graduated from Everest Academy in Lemont, and is a member of St. Bernard’s Parish. During his time so far at St. Rita, Michael has been on the golf and lacrosse teams, participates in the Scholastic Bowl, and is a member of the Knights of Augustine. Outside of St. Rita, Michael helps coach his grammar school basketball team, and volunteers his time at many different events at his grammar school, such as the school gala.

When asked what his time at St. Rita has meant to him so far, Michael responded, “My time at St. Rita has been great. The eight months I have been here flew by. In those eight months I have made great friends, many of which will stay with me. I look forward to the next three years with my Rita brothers.”


Paul Miller - Sophomore

Paul graduated from Henry R. Clissold Elementary School in West Morgan Park, and is a member of St. Cajetan Parish. During his time so far at St. Rita, Paul has played volleyball and is a member of the Spanish club. Outside of St. Rita, Paul volunteers at his grammar school and plans on playing club volleyball in the fall.

When asked what his time at St. Rita has meant to him so far, Paul responded, “My years at St. Rita have been the time of my life. I would not want to spend it anywhere else. I love coming to school everyday and cannot wait to spend the next two years with my Rita brothers.”


Brendan Murney - Junior

Brendan graduated from St. Alexander Grammar School and is from St. Alexander Parish in Palos Heights. During his time so far at St. Rita, Brendan has been a Big Brother, played on the soccer, basketball, and volleyball teams, and has been a member of the Spanish club. Outside of St. Rita, Brendan has participated in the Lupus Walk at Montrose Beach, the Sister Lakes Annual Triathlon, Trunk or Treat at St. Alexander, and plays Division 1 Club Volleyball.

When asked what his time at St. Rita has meant to him so far, Brendan responded, “My time at St. Rita has allowed me to meet many new friends. St. Rita is a home away from home. I have spent more time at St. Rita in the past few years than I have at my actual home. I can’t wait to spend another year here.”


Vic Keane - Senior

Vic graduated from Century Junior High School and belongs to St. Elizabeth Seton Parish in Orland Hills. During his time at St. Rita, Vic has been the wrestling team captain and was a Kairos leader. Outside of St. Rita, Vic is a Eucharistic Minister at St. Elizabeth, he helps coach the Vittum Cats--a grammar school wrestling team, and volunteers at a soup kitchen in Joliet.

When asked what his time at St. Rita has meant to him, Vic responded, “St. Rita has meant a lot to me. Coming here was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. The last four years have flown by and I’m going to miss my Rita brothers. Love you guys.”