St. Rita of Cascia High School presents a notable member of each class with the “Mustang of the Month” award every month during the academic year. Faculty and staff nominate students based on the student’s overall achievements and involvement at St Rita High School. A committee selects the winners from the nominees.
The following students were selected the September 2014Mustangs of the Month:
Freshman Louis Cox: Louis is a member of First Wesley Academy United Methodist Church and a graduate of Roosevelt Junior High School. Louis is a member of the freshmen football team and is looking forward to participating in swimming, track & field, and the cooking club. Louis is also involved in a youth advisory committee for his neighborhood park district, and he is a Link Unlimited Scholar.
When asked to share what his time at St. Rita has meant to him Louis says, “Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard--meaning talent is fine, but hard work is the true factor in determining who is successful and who is not.”
Sophomore Joseph Henze: Joseph is a member of St. Bernard Parish and a graduate of Old Quarry Middle school. While at St. Rita, Joseph has participated in Football, Baseball, Golf, Knights of Augustine, Spanish Club, Stock Club, and Student Government. Joseph also volunteers at a local thrift shop, is a member of his parish teen club, and helps coach the Everest Academy Basketball Team.
When asked to share what his time at St. Rita has meant to him Joseph says, “My time at St. Rita has been amazing. I came into this school without knowing a single person and now I have a home away from home. I am excited for these next three years and I cannot wait to make more memories with my Rita Brothers.”
Junior Matt Mueller: Matt is a member of Our Lady of Peace Parish and a graduate of Prairie Junior High. While at St. Rita, Matt has participated in Soccer, Spanish Club, Chess Club, Big Brother and Student Government. Matt also volunteers at his grammar school, his junior high school and his parish.
When asked to share what his time at St. Rita has meant to him Matt says, “St. Rita has been a home for me that I will never forget. I have made so many friends and learned from the best teachers. I look forward to carrying these special gifts with me in life.”
Senior Conor Healy: Conor is a member of St. Cajetan Parish and a graduate of St. Cajetan grammar school. While at St. Rita, Conor has participated in Knights of Augustine, Spanish Club, Stock Club, Volleyball, National Honors Society, Student Government, Scholastic Bowl and Flag Football. Conor also volunteers at the Ronald McDonald House and at Special Olympics.
When asked to share what his time at St. Rita has meant to him Conor says, “St. Rita has been a home away from home for me. It is hard to believe three years have already passed. I’ve made friends that will last a lifetime and I am looking forward to the rest of my senior year.”