September Mustangs of the Month

St. Rita High School Announces the September 2015 Mustangs of the Month

St. Rita High School Announces the September 2015 Mustangs of the Month

St. Rita High School presents a notable member of each class with the “Mustang of the Month” award every month during the academic year.  Faculty and staff nominate students based on the students' overall achievements and involvement at St. Rita High School. A committee selects the winners from the nominees.

The following students were selected the September 2015 Mustangs of the Month:

Thomas Stacker - Senior Mustang of the Month

L to R: Josh Blaszak '04, Director of Student Life & Ministry; Ernie Mrozek '71, President; Thomas Stacker - Senior Mustang of the Month; Brendan Conroy, Principal

Thomas is a member of St. John Parish and graduated from Lansing Christian Grammar School. During his time at St. Rita, Thomas has played football, ran track, and was also a Big Brother. Outside of St. Rita, Thomas coaches for the Dolton Bears, a youth football league.

When asked what his time at St. Rita has meant to him so far, Thomas responded, “I’ve had a great time at St. Rita and I can’t wait to finish out this year with all of my brothers.”

Congratulations, Thomas, September Mustang of the Month for the senior class!

TJ DeCesare - Junior Mustang of the Month

L to R: Josh Blaszak '04, Director of Student Life & Ministry; Ernie Mrozek '71, President; TJ DeCesare, Junior Mustang of the Month; Brendan Conroy, Principal

TJ is from St. John of the Cross Parish and graduated from St. John of the Cross Grammar School. During his time at St. Rita, TJ has played football, golf, basketball, baseball, and volleyball. He was also a Big Brother during his sophomore and junior years. Outside of St. Rita, TJ helps out at parish activities such as garage sales and festivals, participates in Habitat for Humanity, and has a hand in Goombay Bash, a foundation to help fight cancer.

When asked what his time at St. Rita has meant to him so far, TJ responded, “St. Rita has become a second home for me. I came in not knowing many people, and I will leave with a band of brothers that will be with me all my life.”

Congratulations TJ, September Mustang of the Month for the junior class!

Christopher Childers - Sophomore Mustang of the Month

L to R: Josh Blaszak '04, Director of Student Life & Ministry; Ernie Mrozek '71, President; Christopher Childers, Sophomore Mustang of the Month; Brendan Conroy, Principal

Christopher is a member of St. Joseph Parish and graduated from St. Joseph Grammar School. At St. Rita, Christopher has participated in football, track, and wrestling, and plans on playing baseball in the spring. Christopher is also a member of the student unity council. Outside of St. Rita, Christopher participates in Kids Who Care, helping elders make cards for the sick and help coach toddlers in tennis. Christopher also works at a food bank.

When asked what his time at St. Rita has meant to him so far, Christopher responded, “I have made lifelong friendships here at St. Rita and I know that these next three years are going to be a memorable experience. I have bomb.com teachers and I look forward to school everyday. Overall, Christopher said, "My St. Rita experience has been superkallafragillisticexpialadocious”

Congratulations Christopher, September Mustang of the Month for the sophomore class!

Gavin Mottl - Freshman Mustang of the Month

L to R: Josh Blaszak '04, Director of Student Life & Ministry; Ernie Mrozek '71, President; Gavin Mottl, Freshman Mustang of the Month; Brendan Conroy, PrincipalGavin Mottl - Freshman Mustang of the Month

Gavin is a member of St. Christina Parish and a graduate of St. Christina School. Currently he is a kicker for the freshman, sophomore, and varsity football teams and is also playing in the fantasy football league. Outside of St. Rita, Gavin plays travel baseball and is also very involved in his grammar school, helping out with the St. Christina football team and doing service around the parish as well.

When asked what his time at St. Rita has meant to him so far, Gavin responded “My first month of St. Rita has been amazing. I can’t wait to meet others and do new things on my journey here at St. Rita.”

Congratulations, Gavin, September Mustang of the Month for the freshman class!