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 March 2016 Mustangs of the Month.
Freshman - Kobe Howard
Kobe belongs to Sweet Holy Spirit Church and graduated from Lincoln Junior High School. During his time at St. Rita so far, Kobe has played on the freshman football team. Outside of St. Rita, Kobe helps coach basketball for his grammar school and also helps out at the local gym.
When asked what his time at St. Rita has meant to him so far, Kobe responded, “My time at St. Rita has been great. This year has flown by and I have met great people and lifelong friends.”
Sophomore - Stephen Luster
Stephen belongs to Calvary Baptist Church and graduated from Christ the King Grammar School. During his time so far at St. Rita, Stephen has played Rugby and was also a member of the Yearbook Committee. Outside of St. Rita, Stephen works at a daycare, helping children with their homework and tutoring them. He is also involved in his church, reading the attendance and offerings for each mass.
When asked what his time at St. Rita has mean to him, Stephen responded, “My time at St. Rita has been great. I’ve made many new friends and taken part in many things. It’s sad to think that my experience is nearly halfway over. I know that time is not on my side but i look forward to the time I have left.”
Junior - Blake Soria
Blake is a member of St. Bernard Parish and graduated from Homer Jr. High School. During his time so far at St. Rita, Blake has played football and baseball, and is also a member of the National Honors Society. Outside of St. Rita, Blake has helped out with clothing drives, the trick-or-trunk event, and traffic control at St. Bernard Parish.
When asked what his time at St. Rita has meant to him, Blake responded, “My time at St. Rita has been unforgettable. I have not only made many friends; but I have also made relationships that will last a lifetime. I am truly proud to call these guys my brothers."
Senior - Mike Scully
Mike is a member of Queen of Martyrs Parish and graduated from Mt. Greenwood grammar school. During his time at St. Rita, Mike has played football, wrestling, volleyball and rugby, and was also a Kairos leader. Outside of St. Rita Mike has helped out with Angel’s Touch organization and has also volunteered his time at an animal shelter in Oak Park.
When asked what his time at St. Rita has meant to him, Mike responded, “It has been like nothing else before, the best four years of my life. I have loved every minute of it and all my brothers I’ve made along the way. Please don’t make me leave!”
About St. Rita of Cascia High School
St. Rita High School is a college-preparatory, Augustinian Catholic high school for young men rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the tradition of St. Augustine, following the Augustinian philosophy of education. Located on a 37-acre campus at 7740 S. Western Avenue on Chicago’s south side, St. Rita has a 110-year tradition and legacy, is over 24,000 alumni strong and offers 16 athletic teams and 30 clubs and activities.
St. Rita aims to form each student as a whole person: spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, physically, and socially, and to provide its young men with the necessary skills to succeed in college and in life, leading to life-long learning and personal awareness.
Through the Augustinian core values of Veritas (Truth), Unitas (Unity), and Caritas (Love), St. Rita strives to develop a bond between the members of the entire family: Augustinians, faculty, staff, students, parents, and alumni.
In the spirit of our Father, St. Augustine, we will be of one mind and one heart on our way to God.