Each month St. Rita of Cascia High School honors one student from each class to be the Mustang of the Month. In order for a student to be considered for the Mustang of the Month Award, he must excel or stand out in at least two of the following areas: academics, activities, athletics, spirituality or community service projects or programs. Nominees for Mustang of the Month are those students who are vital elements to what St. Rita of Cascia High School is all about and whose efforts, accomplishments and contributions to our community sometimes go unnoticed.
Nominations are open to all faculty and staff and final selection is determined by members of Administration and Student Life & Ministry.
Freshman Mustang of the Month – Trevor Tovey
Chosen to be our February Mustang of the Month for the freshman class is Trevor Tovey. Trevor comes to us from St. Christina Grammar School and Parish.
Trevor was a member of the freshman football team, wrestling and is now starting rugby. When not at St. Rita, he assists with a St. Christina football camp, the St. Christina gym concession stand and working the score board for St. Christina games. He hopes to get even more involved at St. Rita and be a part of the Spanish Club.
When asked about his experience as a Ritaman, Trevor replied, “Choosing St. Rita as my high school was the best decision. I have made so many friends and I cannot wait to have more fun in the next three years.”
Sophomore Mustang of the Month – Victor Aguilar
Victor Aguilar is our February Sophomore Mustang of the Month. Victor is a graduate of St. Walter Grammar School where he is also a member of the parish.
Victor is a member of the Spanish Club, played baseball his freshman year and has been a part of the soccer team his freshman and sophomore years. He helps out at St. Walter Parish and is a volunteer at Smith Village every weekend. He is currently preparing to try out for the sophomore baseball team.
When asked to speak about his experience as a Ritaman, Victor replied, “My time at St. Rita so far has been amazing. I have met so many new people and friends. I have been involved in a wide range of activities and sports and hope to keep doing so in my next two years.”
Junior Mustang of the Month – JP Hernandez
Our February Mustang of the Month for the Junior Class is JP Hernandez. JP comes to us from St. Gabriel Grammar School and Parish.
Since his freshman year JP has been active in various St. Rita activities. He has participated in the band, jazz band, lacrosse, and chess team. He is also currently working to be inducted into the National Honor Society. In the future he hopes to add the academic team and cooking club to his list of activities. He also works for a non-profit organization assisting the homeless and helps give out care packages to the homeless. JP was selected for the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientist Award of Excellence for leadership, grades and determination to medicine.
JP spoke of his experience as a Ritaman by saying, “My time at St. Rita has shown me the importance of friendship and hard work. I have met friends that will last a lifetime and I know I will enjoy my final year at St. Rita with all of my Rita brothers.”
Senior Mustang of the Month – PJ Marth
The Class of 2017’s February Mustang of the Month is PJ Marth. PJ graduated from St. John Fisher and is also a member of St. John Fisher Parish. Ever since he began his freshman year, PJ has been an active member of the St. Rita Family.
PJ has been a member of the soccer, cross country and volleyball teams and has been active through Campus Ministry as a participant in the Student Augustinian Values Institute and by serving as a Kairos leader. He is also an active member of the French Club. Outside of his time at St. Rita, PJ is very involved with the youth ministry programs at Our Lady of the Ridge and St. Christina. He was also recently awarded an Ignite the Spirit Scholarship. PJ will most likely be attending St. John’s University in Minnesota for college.
Speaking about his experience as a Ritaman, PJ said, “Little did I know attending St. Rita would be the biggest blessing in disguise. My time at St. Rita has helped shape me into who I am today and I am excited to see what the short amount of time I have left with my Rita brothers has to offer. I love these guys!”