January Mustangs of the Month

Dennis Rutter – Senior

Dennis comes to St. Rita from St. Bernard’s Parish in Homer Glen and is a graduate of Homer Jr. High. Dennis is a member of the National Honor Society, currently holding a GPA of 4.87. Dennis is a member of the varsity baseball team, he played football and ran track each for a year, he has been a member of the K of A for 2 years, Future Business Leaders for 2 years and Spanish club for 3. Outside of St. Rita Dennis has helped out at the PADs shelter and with the Ronald McDonald House.

“Attending St. Rita has been the greatest decision of my life thus far,” Dennis states. “It has exposed me to an entirely different community than I was used to and has allowed me to make countless friends while receiving an incredible education.

Jake Shepski – Junior

Jake is a member of St. Dennis Parish and a graduate of Homer Junior High. He currently holds a 3.82 GPA. Jake has been a member of the sophomore and varsity baseball teams for St. Rita. Outside of St. Rita he is active in the Knights of Columbus,

When asked to reflect on his time here at St. Rita Jake says, “St. Rita is a family to me. I have made a lot of new friends and have made good relationships with my teachers and coaches. Overall it has been a great experience and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for me in the next year and a half.”

Matt Mitchell – Sophomore

Matt, a sophomore at St. Rita, is from St John Fisher Parish and a graduate from St. John Fisher Parish grammar school. Academically Matt is an honor student with a 4.10 GPA currently. Athletically, Matt has played football for 2 years and baseball for 1. He is involved in the Knights of Augustine (K of A) and the Spanish Club. Back at St. John Fisher school he volunteers his time helping coach his little brother’s basketball team.

When asked to share his thoughts about being a student at St. Rita Matt says, “My time at St. Rita has been great. I have met so many new people that have become my good friends. I can honestly say that I made the right choice for me 2 years ago.”

Leo Manning – Freshman

Leo comes to St. Rita from Queen of Martyrs Parish and Grammar School. So far in his short time at St. Rita he has earned a GPA of 4.07. Leo played football and hopes to run track in the spring. He is involved in the band, choral group and is an altar server. He is a lector at Queen of Martyrs and volunteers at local races that benefit Queen of Martyrs and the Bucks for Burn Camp.

Leo says, “St. Rita, to me, has been an opportunity to excel. I have been given chances to succeed and I am glad to have taken them. St. Rita is a home and then some.”