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.
Senior Mustang of the Month – Quinn Eaheart
The member of the Class of 2019 selected to be our April Mustang of the Month is Quinn Eaheart. Quinn is a graduate of Keller Elementary School.
During his time at St. Rita, Quinn has been involved with Scholastic Bowl and the Latin Club. He has also been a Kairos Leader, Big Brother, member of the National Honor Society and he is currently playing Varsity Lacrosse. Outside of his time at St. Rita he helps coach 3rd and 4th grade lacrosse.
One teacher said of Quinn, “Quinn is a great candidate for Mustang of the Month. As a Big Brother, he's been very attentive to his little brothers. Quinn truly goes out of his way to meet with his little brothers. He was a great leader on Kairos and brings people together. He is a motivator, he is outgoing, he is a very kind and respectful young man.”
Speaking about his experience as a Ritaman, Quinn said, “St. Rita has become a second home to me. The friendships I have made will last a lifetime and I will always love my Rita brothers.”
Junior Mustang of the Month – Daniel Burns
Representing the Class of 2020 as our April Mustang of the Month is Daniel Burns. Daniel comes to us from Mount Greenwood Elementary and is a member of the Queen of Martyrs Parish.
Daniel is a member of the St. Rita Swimming and Water Polo teams, the Latin Club and is currently working toward induction into the St. Rita chapter of the National Honor Society. He plans to apply to be a Big Brother during his senior year. Daniel has been named to All-State for Water Polo, earned the Heeney Award for straights As three times and has received a Smialek Award Scholarship.
In his nomination the following was said of Daniel, “Daniel is a very dedicated when it comes to his studies. Daniel truly lives out the Augustinian Core Value of Veritas. He loves learning and is insightful. Daniel is also one of the kindest people I know.”
Daniel spoke of his experience as a Ritaman by saying, “With my time so far I have found a lot of great mentors in my teachers and coaches. I look forward to my last year learning with the boys.”
Sophomore Mustang of the Month – Owen Kelly
Representing the Class of 2021 as our April Mustang of the Month is Owen Kelly. Owen graduated from St. Cajetan School and is a member of St. Cajetan Parish.
Owen is a Sophomore Officer for Student Government, plays football and is currently a member of the volleyball team. In the future he is considering getting involved with the Big Brother Program.
The following was said of Owen, “Owen is a leader who leads without words. His hard work and positive attitude when faced with challenges motivates his peers to elevate their performance in and outside of the classroom. Owen is willing to help those around him without reward, he gives and expects nothing in return.”
When asked to speak about his experience as a Ritaman, he replied, “I have had a great time at Rita so far. The people I have met are unbelievable and I cannot wait for the next two years.”
Freshman Mustang of the Month – Dylan Cooney
The member of the Class of 2022 chosen to be our April Mustang of the Month is Dylan Cooney. Dylan comes to us from St. Barnabas School where he is also a member of the St. Barnabas Parish community.
Dylan is a Freshman Officer for Student Government, participates in Advice Beyond the Classroom, played basketball this year and is currently running track. In the future he hopes to be a part of the Big Brother Program and work toward induction into the National Honor Society. Outside of his time at St. Rita Dylan is a caddy at Beverly Country Club and is active in the Beverly community assisting with the elderly.
One member of our St. Rita faculty said, “Dylan is just a really good kid. He is kind, polite and respectful.”
When asked about his experience as a Ritaman, Dylan replied, “My time at St. Rita thus far has been phenomenal. I have met many new people and have been able to participate in many new activities. I look forward to the years to come and all that St. Rita has to offer.”