This week students took pride in all things St. Rita: Academics, Athletics, Spirituality, Faculty/Staff and Brotherhood.
The week began with a special assembly honoring students who stand out as exemplary in class. Principal Brendan Conroy emphasized that the students honored are not necessarily those with straight A’s. The criteria was based on work ethic, daily preparedness, class leadership, and high interest in learning.
On Tuesday, the Coach Jay Standring Awards were given for Athletics. These awards were given to the teammates who exemplify work ethic and always put their teammates and coaches first.
The Coach Jay Standring Awards were presented to:
Football: Keegan O’Hara, Joe Horn, Nick Adent
Basketball: Ray Faulk, Miles Adams, Miguel Zavala
Cross Country: Will March
Bowling: Joshua Jackson
Swimming: Jake Kuska
Hockey: Colan Fitzgerald, Kyle Gustafson
Soccer: Adam McCarthy, Jose Alencastro, Patrick Cranley
Wrestling: Orlando Rojas, Dylan Killeen, Nick Adent
On Wednesday, St. Rita Pride in Spirituality was celebrated, honoring students who give of their time and talent in campus ministry. This included the students who plan our liturgies, the altar boys, Eucharistic ministers and Kairos leaders.
Thursday, the faculty and staff of St. Rita were honored. Students were asked to nominate those teachers who consistently show their care for the students; the ones who come to class especially excited to teach. The teachers honored were: Br. Joe Ruiz, O.S.A., Mrs. Maureen Pangrazio, Mr. Andrew DiMarco, Mr. Thomas Conlon, Mrs. Colleen Earley, Mr. Tim Baffoe.
St. Rita Pride Week wrapped up with Pride In Brotherhood with a Class Competition Day which included tug-of-war, musical chairs, basketball vs. the Faculty, Dodge Ball, Softball vs. the Faculty, St. Rita Trivia and Bumper Ball Soccer. Faculty also took part in the fun and games and the seniors took first place overall.