Each month during the academic school year, St. Rita High School presents a notable member of each class with the “Mustang of the Month” award. Students are nominated based on the their overall achievements and involvement at St. Rita High School. In order for a student to be considered, he must excel in at least 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 the December 2015 Mustangs of the Month:
Ryan Dangles - Freshman
Ryan is a member of St. Christina Parish and graduated from Mt. Greenwood Elementary School. During his time so far at St. Rita, Ryan has played varsity soccer and participates in the chess club. Ryan also plans to play volleyball in the spring. Outside of St. Rita, Ryan plays club soccer and volunteers his time at Mt. Greenwood by coaching and helping around the school.
When asked what his time at St. Rita has meant to him so far, Ryan responded, “It’s been unbelievable, and I look forward to the next three years. Everyone was so encouraging and supportive. This opportunity to be at St. Rita is a real blessing and I’m thankful for every moment spent here.”
Victor Martinez - Sophomore
Victor is a member of St. Barnabas Parish and graduated from St. Barnabas Grammar School. During his time at St. Rita, Victor has played soccer, participated in the theater program, the games club, the Spanish club, and is also a Knight of Augustine. Outside of St. Rita, Victor plays club soccer, and participates in his Youth Ministry and RCIA.
When asked what his time at St. Rita has meant to him, Victor responded, “My time at Rita has been amazing. I have met so many new friends. I can’t believe that I only have two more years left at St. Rita but I’m happy I get to spend it with my Rita brothers.”
Sean Coghlan - Junior
Sean is a member of St. Cajetan Parish and graduated from St. Cajetan Grammar School. During his time at St. Rita, Sean has played football and volleyball and is a member of the National Honors Society, the Big Brother Program, and is a Knight of Augustine. Outside of Rita, Sean volunteers his time at the PADS Shelter, Coach Jay Standring’s summer camp, volleyball clinics, and helps with fundraising at Beacon Therapeutic School.
When asked what his time at St. Rita has meant to him, Sean responded, “My time at St. Rita has meant the world to me. I wouldn’t change a single part of my experience these past three years. I have made friends for a lifetime and I don’t know what I would do without my Rita brothers.”
Tim Carroll - Senior
Tim is a member of St. Christina Parish and graduated from St. Christina Grammar School. During his time at St. Rita, Tim has played basketball, flag football, and volleyball (serving as the captain of the volleyball team his freshman year), and participated in the STEM club and the National Honor Society. Currently, Tim is the treasurer of the National Honor Society. Outside of Rita,Tim coaches the St. Christina volleyball team, is a member of the St. Christina Arts and Environment Committee, and also participates in Christ Renews His Parish.
When asked what his time at Rita has meant to him, Tim responded, “My time at St. Rita has gone by too fast. Coming here has been the best choice I have ever made and I just want to enjoy my last semester here with all of my Rita brothers. I love you all.”
About St. Rita 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.