Congratulations to May Mustangs of the Month: Senior Conor Wilson, Junior Zachary Schultz, Sophomore Ben Hardy and Freshman Jack Danaher

May Mustangs of the Month:  Senior Conor Wilson, Junior Zachary Schultz, Sophomore Ben Hardy and Freshman Jack Danaher.

St. Rita of Cascia High School bestows the “Mustang of the Month” award every month during the academic year to notable students from each class. Faculty and staff nominate students based on the student’s overall achievements and involvement at the school. The award winners are then selected from those nominated by an award committee comprised of members from the Activities Team, Athletic Department, Guidance Office and Dean’s Office. The following students were selected the May 2012 Mustangs of the Month:

Freshman – Jack Danaher

Jack comes to St. Rita from Christ the King parish and grammar school. As a freshman, Jack played football and basketball. During his free time, Jack helps coach his younger brother’s T-ball team and volunteers at the Christ the King food drives. According to Jack, “St. Rita has been great to me. The classes and teachers are so much fun. The friends I have made in the past year will last a lifetime. The decision I made to come to St. Rita is the best one I’ve ever made.”

Sophomore – Ben Hardy

Ben hails from St. Connor Fisher parish and grammar school. Since coming to St. Rita, Ben has been a member of the volleyball team, Knights of Augustine, French Club and Stock Club . He also attended the trip to Paris, Cascia and Rome during spring break. Outside of St. Rita, Ben participates in the youth group at St. Connor Fisher and helps umpire Little League Baseball. Ben says: “During my first two years at St. Rita I have learned many lessons and skills that will help me to succeed in my future. I am looking forward to the next two eventful years here.”

Junior – Zachary Schultz

Zach attended Connor C. Dore Elementary School, where he continues to volunteer at the fun fair every year. Over the past three years at St. Rita, Zach has been an active member of the St. Rita community: Freshman year he was on student government and filmed lacrosse games, and sophomore year he was part of the softball club. During his junior year, Zach has continued his commitment to the Knights of Augustine while also joining the yearbook club, managing sophomore baseball, and tutoring students during his lunch. About his time at St. Rita, Zach says: “The journey has been long but fast. I can’t believe I will be a senior next year. My time at St. Rita has meant our three core values – veritas, unitas, cartis – truth, unity, love. It has also meant friendship – I am grateful to know so many wonderful Ritamen and there is no other class I would want to graduate with than the class of 2013!”

Senior – Conor Wilson

Conor comes to us from St. Patricia Grammar School and Parish. Over the course of his time at St. Rita, Conor has been a member of the Band, the Knights of Augustine for all four years and the Scholastic Bowl club for three years. Conor has played lacrosse and been on the bowling team for all four years as well. According to teachers, Conor totally gets what it means to be a Ritaman and is a true leader. When describing his experience at St. Rita, Conor says: “I came to St. Rita as a scared freshman. Four years later I’m leaving with great friends, unforgettable memories and tools to help me in college. Thank you to the faculty and my fellow Rita brothers for making these past four years amazing.”