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Brother Rice joined other Christian Brothers' schools in celebrating Edmund Rice's beatification, the final step before sainthood. Faculty and students travelled to Rome to represent the school at the official ceremony. The school also had its own special mass to honor its namesake.
The school continues to grow and modernize.
The enrollment grew to over fourteen hundred students, and new faculty members joined the staff. A new physics lab was opened through the generous donation of Mr. John Wakerly, class of 1966. New technology was also added to the library, computer labs, and some of the classrooms to help the learning process.
Rice Pride soared both on and off the field and in the classrooms. The Maroon and Orange Club was established to help cheer for Rice's sports teams. The Edmund Rice Society, in its second
year, continued to celebrate the life of Edmund Rice. The A.P.E.X. Program's "mock debate" helped demonstrate the brillance of both the teachers and the students.
Faculty and students also donated their time and money to help others in need. The juniors and seniors each performed at least twenty hours of Christian Service. Every Tuesday and Thursday several volunteers journeyed to St. Gelasius to help grammar school students and the homeless. The school has daily mission collections in all of the religion classes, as well as other ministering functions such as the Mothers' Club's annual Oak Forest Christmas Mass.
For forty-one years Brother Rice High School has demonstrated many aspects that set it apart from any other school. Through its quality education, sports programs, clubs, and Christian Service, Brother Rice has taught leadership, scholarship, sportsmanship, and above all, Christian Values. The aforementioned are only a few of the many components to the reason why Brother Rice has broken and will continue to break on through the mold of any ordinary high school.
Tom Litak '97
Above Left: The senior section cheers during the homecoming pep rally.
Above Right: Mrs. Collins, seniors Dan Lazarz and Jonah Schneider, junior Andy Palla, and seniors Brian Pearson and Matt Seibt help work on the food drive.
Left: Sophomore Clayton Reutter makes a joke with his friends.
Far Left: Steve Horton works on a paper in the Writing Lab.
On 6 October 1996, Brother Edmund Ignatius Rice was declared Blessed by Pope John Paul II in Rome. A delegation of approximately twenty students, teachers, brothers, and alumni from Brother Rice attended the Beatification Mass in St. Peter's Square in the Vatican City. The three hour mass was said by His Holiness, Pope John Paul II. The mass was said in various languages such as Latin, Polish, Ukranian, Spanish, Italian, and English. Over 50,000 people from all over the globe united in St. Peter's Square in order to see the sixteen people beatified, among them, Brother Edmund Ignatius Rice.
Before the Mass began, a tapestry of Brother Rice was unfurled, which led to cheers from the Brother Rice following. During the Pope's homily, he spoke about
the life and teachings of this great man. The Beatification Mass was only one of many events in Rome surrounding the Beatification of Edmund Rice.
The following day, Monday, 7 October, the First Mass of Blessed Edmund Rice was said inside St. Peter's Basilica. The celebrant for the mass was the Cardinal Primate of Ireland. The two-hour long mass was restricted to the followers of Brother Rice. The Cardinal also spoke about Edmund Rice and about maintaining peace in Edmund's homeland, Ireland. Besides attending events surrounding the Beatification, the contingent also toured the city of Rome, as well as journeying to the cities of Assisi and Florence, and participated in a number of other activities.
Overall, a memorable time was
had by all who had the opportunity to witness these truly remarkable experiences of Blessed Edmund Rice and the beautiful country of Italy.
Dan Lazarz '97
The dome atop St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City.
The representatives from both Brother Rice as well as Saint Laurence gather for a picture in Assisi.
Shown above is the Beatification Mass where Brother Rice was declared Blessed by Pope John Paul II in St. Peter's Square.
At right is the First Mass of Blessed Edmund Rice inside St. Peter's Basilica.
Below is the Roman Colosseum, one of the many historical sights still remaining from Ancient Rome.
Christmas vacation is a time to relax and enjoy the time away from homework and tests. During the break, many students settle down and prepare themselves for the second semester. Thi year, however, a handful of students chose to do something different, something that they would remember for the re t of their live. Senior Michael Battaglia, Matthew Roman, Jonah Schneider,' and Chris Zack spent ten days in Scotland and England ightseeing uch beautiful places a Big Ben, The Tower of London, and many historic castles and abbeys. Meanwhile, Senior Patrick Day spent his break in Spain. Pat saw many beautiful places, including the Museo del Prado, which features rich artwork by many world famous
artists. Senior Dan Lazarz and Junior Kevin Carter were fortunate enough to make a pilgrimage to Rome to witness the Beatification of the now Blessed Edmund Rice. They travelled through much of Italy's scenic countryside and stopped in many different towns including Assi i and Florence.
Each student also had the chance to experience life and a different culture in another country. They were able to experience other societies at work and see how unique they as Americans are. These students all agreed that the trips were definitely something that they will never forget.
Chri Zack '97
Above: The Tower of Sevilla in Sevilla, Spain
Right Clockwise: The English, Italian, Scotish, and Spanish flag.
Homecoming Spirit Week is a time of great pride and joy for the school. All students are welcome to join in the festivities by dressing down and cheering for their teams. By purchasing a button for a few dollars, tudents and teachers can dress down in various types of clothing, such a seven tie paraphanalia, or college shirts of their choice.
The all school pep rally, held Friday, 27 September 1996, brought the week to an exciting and emotional end when the football captains gave motivational talks to pump up the tudent body for the homecoming game.
Clockwise from top: Seniors Dan Peterson, Michael Walsh, Jonah Schneider, and Erik Steinmetz dress up for spirit week.
Above: Junior Matt Earner entertains the crowd with his wiley antics.
Below: Senior Brian McCann, imitating Coach Gleeson, makes everyone laugh.
At Right: Members of the Varsity football team struggle to defeat their coaches in a tug of war. (With just a little help.)
At Right: Dan Lazarz warms up for the pep ralley.
Below: The cheerleaders are all set for the homecoming game.
When the captains finished speaking, Coach Ryan took the mi rophone and enthu iasticalIy spoke to the student body. Coach Gleeson then reassured the crowd that their team would be champs. The captains and the coaches then had it out in a tug of war. The player won, no problem.
After beating Notre Dame on Saturday, 28 September 1996, the school packed the south gym for the dance. A record of over 350 couples attended. The night's theme was "If I Could Change the World" by Eric Clapton. When homecoming week ended at 11 :00 pm., the majority of the couples left to enjoy dinner with friends.
Mike Pavic '98
Homecoming ~ ,
Top Left: Michael Melicharek and his date pose Top Right: Me. Ross bustin' a grove.
Above: The Homecoming Court at half time.
What's a good way to celebrate victory? Hmm ... Dance! On 28 September 1996, the Brother Rice student body celebrated the Varsity Football team's victory over Notre Dame earlier in the day.
As the students walked toward the north gym doors they were greeted by Br. Hayes, Mr. Albanese, and Mr. Augustyn. After presenting their tickets, the students checked their coats and danced the night away. This marked the beginning of an enchanted evening.
For weeks, the dance committee had been hard at work planning, reserving a OJ, picking out songs, decorations, and a theme. With the help of the Fathers' Club, the dance was flawless.
The couples danced to great mu~ sic, took pictures, enjoyed refreshments, and had fun. After the dance students capped the night off with a pleasant meal or party. The 1996 Homecoming Dance was a huge success, with well over three hundred couples in attendance. For one night the Crusaders had the opportunity to both "Change the World" and "Break On Through."
Victor E. Ramos '98
THE HOMECOMING GAME '9E
On 28 September 1996, a sunny saturday afternoon at 1:00p.m. the Brother Rice Varsity football team kicked off the homecoming game against the "Dons" of Notre Dame High School. The Crusaders shut out the Dons to win their homecoming 14-0. Br. Rice broke away early in the contest on a 1 yard run from Deandre Hayes. The final score came from a six yard pass from Scott Kranz to Brian Barton. Both of Buddy Gallagher's extra points were
good. The Crusaders finished the game with 266 total offensive yards.
On the other side of the ball the Crusader _ defense allowed Notre Dame only 127 total offensive yards. The Dons were held to only 89 rushing yards and a mere 38 aerial yards. All the coaches agreed the great defensive effort helped carry the Crusaders to victory.
Michael Battaglia '97
The Reverend Jesse Jackson talks to students after speaking at an Easter Prayer Service.
Senior Peter McGlynn finishes up some homework before heading to practice.
Above: Seniors Mike Walsh, Pat Day, and Dan Linnane assist Fr. Lyons at the mass celebrating the Beatification of Edmund Rice.
Upper Left:' Senior Beronti Simms scores against Weber. Bottom Left: Senior Matt Konecki gives the thumbs up.
Above: Andrew eberieza and the rest of the Brother Rice Ban perform at a home football game.
bove: Albert Huk and David Lukasik conduct an experiment during their chemistry class.
Fa: Rizht: enior Jesus Quiroga gives a speech on his ethnic background and the diversity of the school a- the Founder Day celebration,
p: Dan Pauksta and Kevin Carter compare their scores at a golf meet.
Left: Jeremiah Adeszko checks out some college information in the department. Jeremiah was chosen Junior of the Year.
Tim O' eill takes a shot in the final minutes of the Rice vs.
Clockwise From Above: Seniors Ismael Salcedo a Andrade study their math in the library after Mothers' Club president, Michaelene Battaglia, from the fashion show to take a picture with Hayes and Ras Haile Ferguson. Below: takes on a wrestler from Providence. Uraski, Coach Tucker, Coach gather under shelter during the
Aaron Poradzisz on a break hockey game. Mll>e
Founder's Day Hall of Fame
On January 21, 1997, the Brother Rice Community gathered once again in celebration of Founder's Day. Founder's Day is the day in which the school pays tribute to Edmund Rice and all those who have helped sculpt Brother Rice High School into what it is today.
The assembly began with Jesus Quiroga and Brandon Bradley delivering speeches on the Hispanic and African-American lifestyles and how community applies to them. Jesus spoke of how the Latino way of life is unique in its own way and how it has contributed to Brother Rice. To the same effect, Brandon Bradley spoke about the African-American way of life and one of the greatest African-American leaders, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. At the con-
elusion of both speeches, Mr. "Doc" Mathius stepped up to the podium. He spoke about the role Edmund Rice plays in his life and keyed on three specific aspects of Edmund Rice's life: honor, courage, and commitment. After speaking abou t what it takes to possess these traits, Doc challenged each student to exercise his own personal honor, courage, and commitment. After Doc concluded his speech, Mr. Antos introduced the next section. Br. Casey gave an introduction to the newest member of the Brother Rice Hall of Fame before announcing the recipient of the honor, Br. Charles Gattone. Br. Gattone received this distinction for his many years of dedication and service to Brother Rice High School. Among those who were there to congratulate
Mr. Mathius gives a speech during the Founder's Day Ceremony.
Br. Collins and Fr. Lyons bless the crosses for the Peer Ministry students.
Br. Gattone were past members of the Hall of Fame, as well as Br. Gattone's family.
However, in addition to the speakers, faculty, and students in attendance, two other important figures were present in the audience: Br. Mooney, the current Provincial of the Western American Province and Mr. John Wakerly, the main benefactor towards the creation of the Petkus-Crane Physics Center, dedicated earlier this year. These two men have played integral roles in the success of Brother Rice High School, as did the Latino and African-American ways oflife. As Doc stated in his speech, Edmund Rice was present at this assembly making this Founder's Day truly special.
Br. Casey and BT. Collins congratulate Br. Gattone as he is inducted into the Br. Rice Hall of Fame.
High School? Some people would say that Brother Rice is an institution for the advancement of education, spirituality, athletics, and life skills. However, after all is said and done, Brother Rice High School is just a name without the students and faculty. Brother Rice is a diverse community, made up of students and faculty who come from different cultures, neighborhoods, and backgrounds. The students and faculty of Brother Rice may live just a few blocks down the street or over thirty miles away.
Some of the faculty have been at Brother Rice for thirty or forty years, laying the foundation for the school and seeing it grow and expand into the great institution it is today. Others have been here for just a few years or are beginning their teaching careers right now. However, each faculty member shares something unique about himself or herself which adds to the diversity of Brother Rice.
Just like the faculty, each student adds a different aspect to Brother Rice High School. A student may be more involved in athletics, academics, or activities, but each of these different types of students plays an integral role in the growth and development of Brother Rice High School.
Although the students and facuIty of Brother Rice are different in many ways, they all share a
common bond: RICE P RIDE. RICE PRIDE is apparent everywhere at Brother Rice: sporting events, publications, theater, the activity meetings at 7:00 in the morning, the hallways, and even out on the weekends. However, the most important place Rice Pride exists is
Brian Pearson '97
People Division ~
Br. Dan Casey Principal
Mr. George Sedlacek Assistant Principal
Mr. Jim Antos Assistant Principal
Br. Charles Cattone Assistant Principal
Mr. Michael Hurley Treasurer
Mr. Larry Tucker Dean of Students
Above: Mrs. Barkowski leaves after a busy day at Brother Rice.
Mr. Steve N ye Dean of Students
Mr. William Gleeson Asst. Athletic Director
Mr. Michael Ryan Athletic De-ector
Opposite: Mark Klutarch and Jeff Butz are assigned the dubious task of supervising the Parking Lot during the rainy walk-a-thou.
Board of Directors
Board of Directors: From Row: Brother Daniel Casey, CFC; Brother Charles McKenna, CFC; Mr. Thomas Broderick; Brother William O'Donnell, CFC; M . ~Iary Jo Bums. Back Row: Mr. Edward Kalata; Mr. Thomas Billish, Mr. James Kean; Ms. Johannah Ryan; Mr. Brian Lynch, President; Mr. Brian Bulkley. Missing from picture: Mr. Louis Cainkar; BrotherJames Keane, CFC; Mr. Rick Klein; Mr. Martin McLaughlin.
Mr. Albertj. Albanese: Religion.
Mr. Robertj. Alberts: History; Physical Education.
Mr. Phil Allen: Publicity Director. Mrs. Mary Kay Arnold: Principal's Secretary, Registrar.
Mr. Joseph j. Augustyn: Math Department Chair; Algebra
Mr. Robert F. Baader: Social Studies Chair; World History
Ms. Eileen Barkowski: Guidance Counselor; Religion.
Mrs. Karen Barth: Guidance Department Secretary.
Mr. Joseph Bergmann: Social Studies. Mr. Denis Bergstedt: Algebra.
Mrs. Dolores Budak: Assistant Librarian. Mrs. Dolores Budz: Secretary.
Mr. Jeffrey Budz: English 1, 11.
Mr. Robert Cachor: English U.
Mr. Stephen Cahill: Religion.
Mrs. Shirley Cari: Major Gifts Director. Mr. Jack Carlson: Guidance Counselor; English IV.
Br. E.O. Carty: Religion Department Chair; Religion.
Mr. James Casey: Director of Admjssion/Alumni Relation; English 1 Mrs. Donna Catoza: Audio Visual Administrator.
Mrs. JoAnne Collins: Algebra; Geometry. Br. Thomas Collins: Campus Minister; Religion IV; AP Chemistry.
Mr. Brendan Coughlan: Algebra I; Geometry; Algebra II/Trig.
Mrs. Nancy Courtney: Spanish.
Mrs. Darlene Diehl: Athletic Department Secretary.
Mr. Keith Dombkowski: Swimming: Physical Education.
Mr. Kevin Donegan: Algebra: Geometry:
Ms. Ellen Douville: English.
Mr. Dennis Duffy: Criminal/Civil Law: U.S. History.
Mr. Daniel Dwyer: Religion.
Mr. AI Filan: Word Proce sing.
Ms. Christina Forbes: Focus Director: Freshman Reading; English
Mrs. Dorene Glotz: Alumni Director Secretary.
Mr. Kendall Griffin: Guidance Counselor. Mr. Martin Grogan: Drawing/Drafting: Cad Cam.
Br. David Haas: Theology. Mr. Jack Hackett: Science.
Mrs. Jon Lee Hall: English II; English 11 HS. Br. Patrick Hayes: Physics; Physics Honors. Mr. Leo Henning: Band Director.
Mr. Patrick Henning: Band Director.
Mrs. Judith Hofer: Deans' Office Secretary. Br. Paul Ickes: Religion J V.
Mrs. Lynda Jaros: Art. I, II, III.
Br. Charles Joyce: Maintenance.
Members of the faculty point homeward bound after a rained out walk.
Brother Carty talks to his class about their religion homework as ignment.
Mrs. Cynthia Kelly: Librarian.
Mr. Mark Klutcharch: Algebra II; Trig.: Focus Geometry.
Mr. Andrew Knoell:Theology. Mrs. Diana Kozojed: Development. Mr. Richard Leitz: Religion I, II.
Mrs. Susan Lucheon: Calculas; Algebra.
Father Leo Lyons: Chaplain.
Mrs. Maura Maloney: Gram Director. Mr. Richard Marfise: Business Dept. Chairman: Consumer Economics; Accounting.
Mr. Nick Markulin: Biology.
Br. P. B. Martin: Geometry. Br. Peter Martin: German. Mr. Marvin Mathius: Biology.
Mr. Roger McCann: Guidance Counselor; Algebra.
Br. Kilian McCurrie: English III, IV.
Mrs. Marianne McGeary: English II; Public Speaking/Drama.
Mrs. Dorothy Mendes: Development Secretary.
Mr. Donald Molenda: Chemistry. Mrs. Catherine Morrin: English Dept. Chairperson; English Ill.
Mrs. Joan Motisi: Receptionist.
Mr. Patrick Neville: Apex Chairman; English Ill, IV.
Mrs. Christine O'Grady: Secretary. Mr. Clif Petrak: Algebra: A istant Librarian.
Mrs. Helen Pitula: Spanish I, II.
Above: Brother Casey dances at the Mother-Son Dance.
Pete Cabo and Mr. Markulin during dress down day.
Mr. Patrick Richardson: History.
Mrs. Joan Rickerson: Library Assistant. Mr. Primitivo Rodriguez: Spanish.
Mr. Hal Ross: English I, II I.
Mrs. Linda Russo: Analysis/lntro to Calculus; Precalculus.
Ms. Karen Schissler: New Testament. Mrs. Judith Schramm: Finance Office. Ms. Jean Searles: English IV.
Ms. Kristine Segraves: French.
Mrs. Catherine Seibt: Foreign Language Department Chairperson; Spanish.
Mrs. Mary Ann Sheehan: Latin; English. Mrs. Mary Smith: Nurse.
Mrs. Dee Stec: Writing Lab Administrator. Mr. Christopher Stiglic: Biology.
Mrs. Ann Marie Szara: Art.
Br. J. Toole: Chemistry.
Mr. Robert Twardy: Physical Education Chairman; Physical Education.
Mr. Thomas Uraski, Jr.: Chicago Histor-y; Earth Science.
Br. P. T. Varilla: Freshman Religion.
Br. Frank Verre: Computer Coordinator; Advanced Programming.
Br. Ross Wielatz: Algebra.
Mr. Ed Zabrocki: Guidance Department Chairman; English [[1.
Not Pictured: 1r. Darrel Van Kirk: Spanish I, IV.
After twenty-sIx years of service to Brother Rice, Mrs. Shirley Cari will be
• retiring at the end of the school year.
Words can not express the gratitude for all that she has given to this school and its community.
Faculty and students cheer on the Brother Rice football team.
"MY BEST HIGH SCHOOL MEMORY IS ..
Mr. Stiglic: the state track meet."
Mr. Twardy: playing in Comisky Park."
Mr. Ross: socializing."
Mr. Albanese: when I was a 95 lb. freshman and ajunior wanted to beat me up. I told him who my cousin was, and his face turned deathly white and he ran away."
Mr. Alberts: making the baseball team as a junior after being cut freshman and sophomore year at Brother Rice."
Mrs. Collins: going to the beach during fifth and sixth period in the spring."
Ms. Forbes: fulfilling all my required math classes."
Mr. L. Henning: playing in the high school band."
Mrs. Jaros: a trip we made to Spain - included my three be t friend ."
Mr. Klutcharch: winning 6A state championship in football my senior year."
Mr. Petrak: being selected as the recepient of the best Physics Project Award during senior year here at Brother Rice in 1960 (at the annual science fair)."
Mrs. Hall: marching through town on Thursday night "thuse" pep rallies: cheering around a bon fire, and oh those Friday night football game "under the lights." othing quite like them!"
Opposite: Mr. Baade" talks to parents during Parents' Back to Schoof Night.
Freshman Tom Becker works on his moves during practice.
Anthony Adamczyk Robert Aderman Hugo Alvarez Marco Alvarez Kurt Andrews Victor Aranda Michael Augle Ralph Bahl
Ryan Balsewich William Banks Antonio Barrera Michael Barry Christopher Baylis
Thomas Becker Raymond Belcher Timothy Belcik Thomas Berry
David Bertling Tirnothr Best
Thomas Bianciotto Stanley Bielawski
Ernest Boafo-Asare Paul Bojko
Jason Brackin Sherman Braden
Andre Brown Bill Bruno Jeffrey Bucina Ryan Bush Manin Butler Isaac Bu tron
Arthur Byrne Brendan Cahill Daniel Calderon Jorge Calderon Joseph Cambria Jaun Campos Gabriel Caponera Gary Caponigro
Carl Cardella Luigi Cardella Thomas Carmody James Carroll Patrick Carter Daniel Casey Michael Casey Jose Castillo
When freshmen enter the overwhelming halls of Brother Rice High School, they are nervous, unsure, and afraid of what is ahead. They must learn to overcome these feelings and break on through into the world of high school. Within the first two weeks, the freshmen have formed close groups of
friends through their classes.
Making friends in high school enables freshmen to feef more comfortable in the school. Their friends help them out whenever they need it. Making friends with the teachers is even more important. The teachers become an instrumental part in the adjustment of the student to the school. If the teachers are kind and
understanding, the student adjusts more quickly.
The environment of Brother Rice allows the student the easiest adjustment from grammar school to high school. Although the school is very academic, it does not burden the student beyond his capabilities. Participation in sports also enables the student to make a smooth tran-
Freshmen take in the joys of keyboarding.
sition. Athletics also develop the students' school spirit.
Through the guidance of teachers and fellow students, freshmen will learn to adapt to high school life. The Brother Rice community is ideal for the incoming freshmen because it allows them the best atmosphere in order to break mto high school and prepares him for breaking on through into life.
- Ed Fudacz '99
Michael ChufIo Kevin Clam Anthony Clarizio Matthew Clark John Clarke Adam Clemens Kevin Cleoff Ryan Coffey
Ryan Collins Brandon Conerly Justin Costello Michael Covotsos Steven Cozzie Ricky Crain Charles Crane Brian Crowley
William Curta joseph Czajkowski Randall Czop
Michael Daniher Patrick Darling joseph Delcorse Michael Demars Nicholas Denny
Thomas Dietz Brandon Dingus Bradley Dixon Kevin J. Doherty Devin W. Doherty Ryan Doherty joseph Donahue Edward Doody
Jerry Lavery deals with the lines at freshman orientation held the week before school started in August.
James Famera Daniel Favela Todd Fetil joseph Fernandez James Finn Thomas Flannery Gregory Flood Bernie Flores
Christopher Dospoy Robert Driscoll Martin Drumm
jason Dugan Anthony Dwyer Kevin Dwyer
Bill Dwyer Carlos Enciso Miguel
james Esposito Ryan Estand Craig Evans
Rueben Wimms and Brandon Moore pose for a shot after the walk-a-then.
Andrew Gierut teven Gillian Patrick Goebig Kevin Goeppner
YJchael Golda Yanud Gomez Daniel Gonzales
F r.mcisco Gonzalez
Roberto Gonzalez Eric Gordon Stephen Gorski Allen Graber
Dustin Flores John Foran J oseph Forbes
Robert FormeUa John Forsythe Marco Foster
Michael Foster Christopher Freeman Derrick Gabalewicz
Mark Gabalewicz Jay Galam Jason Garcia
Freshmen wait to have their picture taken during Freshman Orientation.
Daniel Gray Etoriano Green Vincent Greene
Edward Griffin M.atthew Gronski Michael Gruener
Danin Gunn Timothy Gustafson Hector Gutierrez
Timothy Hajec Steven Hall Duane Hanacek Daniel Hanley John Hannon III Steve Hanson Luke Hanusiak Daniel Harrigan
Joseph Hayden Matthew Hayes Daniel Heinzel
Andrew Henderson Thomas Hennigan Joseph Herman AI Hernandez Jerone Hill
Jeffery Hironimus Sidney Holmes David Horrell Keith Howell Marty Hynes
John Jankowski Justin Jenicek
Joseph J ogmen Brian Johnson Nathiniel Johnson Matthew Jones Jay Jursich Eric Kabellis Robert Kaczmarczyk Daniel Kantorski
Adam Keene John Kelly Kenneth Kelly Michael Kelsch Patrick Kennedy Jack Kielbasa James Kilockawski Nicolas Kobs
Jeffery Kolb Kevin Kollpainter Michael Kolosh Daniel Kovats Ryan Kraftbefer Thomas Krasneck John Kristin Christopher Krygowski
Ryan Collins and Nick Swiech get ready to leave school at the end of the day.
Michael Kwain William Kyles John Lagiglia Brad Lauderdale Gerald Lavery Frank Lettiere Marcus Lewis William Leyden
John Ligda Michael Limon Daniel Lynch Luke Lyons Kenneth Maddox Ismael Madrigal Todd Masen Arthur Mahl
Neill Malone Michael Mancini Colm Marron Zachary Martin Erasto Martinez Lorenzo Martinez Richard Martinez
Christopher Mason Muhammad Materiyeh James Mcaloon Timothy McDonald Patrick McGarry William McGehee Patrick Mel nerney Patrick McNally
Matthew McNulty James Meehan Zeno Mehas
David Melicharek Saul Mendex
Daniel Miller Ginacarlo Mira Jason Mitchem Richard Maida
John Montalo Jose Montes Brandon Moore Michael Moriarty
Juan Morin Michael Morlan Raphael Morris Tracy Morris
Chris Moskaites Jonathan Moskaites Michael Mulryan Sean Murphy
Frank Chaplin and Dale Caridine wait to have their pictures taken during orientation.
Tom Murphy Timothy Murphy Peter M uzereus Christopher Nakutis Ryan Nash Daniel Navarro Matthew Niebert Carl Nelson
Chris eumann Erick Nickerson Michael olan Juan Noriega Tom Norman Kevin Nowoc
Michael Nykaza Matthew O'Boyle
James O'Brien Daniel O'Brien-Brevi John O'Connel Nicholas Oehmen Giancarlo Olvera Niall O'Malley Armando Orozco Eric Ortiz
James Oskvarek Jon Ostrowski Thomas Ostrowski John Ou
Jon Overton Shaun Padgham Matthew Paller Thomas Panfil
Robert Paskowski Richard Paszket Richard Paturzo Mario Pawinski Benjamin Peden Tim Pepper Daniel Perez Johnathan Perfecto
Brandon Perry Brian Petzel Keith Pietruszka Michael Pietruszynski Adam Pie track Daniel Pineda Philip Pipala Michael Pironti
Michael Pochordo Charles Pollack Daniel Potter Gregory Potter Brian Powley Richard Prange Colin Prendergast Timothy Prendergast
James Pritchard Robert Przybylski Ryan Pucher Chris Quaid Patrick Quane Paul Radavich Damian Ramos
Glenn Ran-at Kelly Reardon Jonathan Relerford Daniel Remiasz Brian Retzke Christopher Reyes Pedro Reyes James Ribikawskis
Keith Rice William Richards Jacob Riley
Edwin Rivadeneira Christopher Robinson Keith Robinson Patrick Roche Gerardo Rodriguez
Richard Rogers Kevin Rohan Christopher Rojas Anthony Rovella Garrick Royster Martin Ruberry Juan Ruiz
Matthew Ryan William Sadek Eduardo Sanchez Alexis Santiago James Savaiano Brian Scapardine Alex Schaller Michael Schergen
John Schlee Mauhew Schnur Daniel Schuld Steve SCOll Joseph Sea
Keith Seper Jose Serrano Jason Shields
Nicholas Shields Sleven Shuttleworth ick Sieracki Robert Sikorski Brian Siska
Robert Slawson Marek Slodyczka
Jack Smith III Thomas Sobon Jourdan Sorrell Christopher Sosnowski William Spee
Paul Stankiewicz Dean Steinbrenner Brian Sterk Jonathan Stewart Ivan Strcic
James Strom Jr.
Kevin Sullivan Michael Sullivan Nicholas Swiech James Szalko Dan Szmergalski Victor Tassone Mark Telander Michael Terri
Simon Theodule Brian Thome Keith Tinsley James Tock Caesar Torres David Toscano Michael Trebey Robert Tuzik
Bryan Walthall jason Walton Eric Washington Edward Waxmansky Michael Wazio Thomas Weckler Nicholas Weg Jason Williams
Matthew Wilmot Rubbin Wims Bartholomew Winters Daniel Wnek Stephen Woods Michael Wrobel Gus Xiarhos Vic Yanz
joseph Zaczek Daniel Zagara Keith Zavorka
Christopher Zimowski Tomas Ziupsnys Brian Zofkie Carlos Arroya
Daniel Uptain john Vandenhende Rolando Vargas
Thomas Ventrice Richard Vera Nicholas Verseuo
Carlos Villamil Thomas Volk Calvin Walls
Jack Kielbasa and Randy Czop do their sprints on the track during gym class.
Some students take a break after lunch and enjoy a warm fall day.
In Our Memories
Last summer we lost a very dear friend and classmate, Patrick Lyons. As a grade school student at St. Bernadette, Pat looked forward to the day he would become a Crusader like his older brothers Tim, Brian, and Brendan. While at St. Bernadette, Pat was already proudly demonstrating his Rice Pride as the ball boy for the Crusader varsity basketball team, rooting for his older brothers, rejoicing in every victory and agonizing over every loss. There was no finer example of Rice Pride.
When Pat entered Brother Rice as a freshman, he quickly made new friends. While his pride in Brother Rice grew,
Patrick Martin Lyons
his enthusiasm and optimism became contagious, and Brother Rice became equally as proud of him. Patrick excelled in the classroom as an honors student, and his kindness and generosity were rare. He was a great friend to so many of his classmates. Though his time with us was far too short, his impact was tremendous. He touched the lives of so many. Patrick will be missed but never forgotten. In our time of grief, we can find strength in the knowledge that Patrick is in a much better place, still rooting like crazy for the Crusaders. Our prayers remain with the Lyons family.
The Class of 1999 made a big step this '96-'97 school year at Brother Rice from new freshmen to seasoned sophomores. In their second year of high school, this class gained much valuable information in class as well as in life, learning from the examples of Br. Edmund Ignatius Rice and Joseph Cardinal Bernardin.
We came back after a long summer, at the end of August, knowing just about everybody
and feeling much more comfortable. It was a different feeling than last year, coming to school and talking to friends, while as freshmen we came as strangers from different grammar schools.
But what about all this "Break on Through" stuff and what does the class of 1999 have to do with it? Will Jim Morrison suddenly come back to earth and lead us through the doors to our future? Then President Bill Clin-
ton will stand on the other side of those doors exclaiming, "We can do it, We can build a bridge to the twentyfirst centuryl" going on and on and on about the coming of the new millennium.
That's itl This class is breakinll" on through to bigger and better things, most importantfy being the last class of this decade, century, millennium.
During the year, some of us received our driver's licenses, making
Steven Rowe and his mother talk at the Mother-Son Dance.
one small step for man, but one giant step for a teenager. In that way we broke through to another side of life, adulthood. We learned that kicking cameramen and spitting in umpires' faces, acts of "sophomoric" behavior, have serious consequences and set a person back on the road to adulthood. For now, we're almost halfway through high school, and the next two years may just be the fastest years of our lives. So, let's learn what there is to learn, do what we can do, and break on through.
- Patrick Thomas '99
Timothy Annerino Michael Archin Lateef Aryee
David Banik Richard Barclay James Battaglia Neil Bergeron
Gregory Bibeau Brett Bielinski George Biggs Blake Biszewski Thomas Blazer Thomas Bojarowicz Timothy Bracken Jason Brandt
Justin Butler studies in the Pilon Learning Center during second period.
Patrick Brennan Jeffery Brook
Maurice Brown Sidney Brown, Jr. Guillermo Buenrostro David Bulvan
Eddie Burton, Jr. John Busking Justin Butler Timothy Byrne Jackson Cabauatan Eleazar Calero
Tony Capron Jason Cardona Brian Carey Dale Caridine
Christopher Carney Raul Casales
Nolberto Casas Michael Cavato
Frank Cbaplin Frank Cheers Steven Chyba Phillip CirulJo
James Clarke Matthew Clarkin Anthony Claudio Sean Collins Michael Connelly James Corrigan
Timothy Colter Robert Craven Kevin Crowe Kevin Cusick Daniel Cypser Steven Czerwinski Kevin Dalton Matthew Daniher
Arthur Data, III Antonio Davis Howard Davis Jason Davis
Roger Decker Norman Defranco Adrian Delrosque Gary Dellorfanello
Mark Deskovich Luis Diaz William Dixon, Jr.
David Dohm John Doody, Jr.
Thomas Dougherty Paul Dowd
Brian Doyle Joseph Drennan Thomas Driscoll Kevin Duffner Chris Dulzo Ryan Duncan James Dunleavy Michael Dunn
Jason Dyrda Christopher Edgerton Michael Endzel
Luis Escobedo William Fanelli Patrick Farrell
John Fech Edward Felliciano Michel Fennell
Brian Stahl does research for his paper in the Reference Room of the Pilon Learning Center.
Terry O'Boyle and his date Colleen Menamara smile for the camera at the Spring Semi-Formal.
Joseph Fitzgerald William Flaherty Henry Fleming, Jr. Lamont Fletcher
Adam Flores Daniel Foreman James Forst Matthew Fournier
Fernando Tuetli, George Biggs, and Kevin Cusick stand in line to get their yearbook pictures taken during sophomore orientation days held on a humid August day.
Kevin Thomas and Kevin Dalton study in the Pilon Learning Center.
Brian Fox Ismael Franqui
Raymond Frenden Edward Fudacz
Joshua Fullman William Funk
Richard Gaicki Antonio Galvan, Jr.
Kellen Gamble Ricardo Gamboa Kevan Gannon
Robert Garcia Alejandro Garcia, Jr.
Omar Garza Morgan Gavin Matthew Geraghty
Sergio Godinez William Goebig Daniel Gogotz Edgar Goluch Craig Gonciarczyk
Brandon Gonzalez Miguel Gonzalez Jesse Goytia
Mark Graca Sean Grady William Grannes Jordan Green Andrew Gres Joseph Grimes
Fernando Gutierrez Keith Gutierrez
Gregory Guzzo Alexander Haberkamp Michael Hanna Justin Hernandez icholas Hernandez Ruben Herrera Daniel Heywood Joseph Hilburger
Robert Hoitsma Steven Horton Allan Howard Richard Hudec Sean Hunt Michael Hynek Brandon Jackson Robert Jamison
James Janachowski Jason jercusek Joseph Johnson Nathaniel Jones
Marty Joyce Adam Julian David Kantorski John Karczewski
Jeffrey Karr Bryan Kelly Patrick Kelly Matthew Kisha William Knor Christopher Knox John Kohles Patrick Koncel
Jonathan Mrugula patiently allows the journalism class to take his picture.
john Konrath James Konstant Brian Kovacs David Kriedemann Carl Kriss
Gerald Kruel Kanon Kysiak
Robert Lagoni Terrence Lapage Dave Lawryn
T. J. Lee
Morgan Leslie Michael Levine jason Lichtneckert
jose Lopez joshua Lopez David Lozano Daniel Lynch Patrick Lynch Brian Mackinnon
james Madden Michael Malone Marlin Maloney Michael Manfredi Eric Manuzak jovan Martin Juan Martinez David Marzec
Brian Maske Dan.iel Matkaitis Thomas McBride Daniel McCabe
john McCormick Patrick McCormick Matthew McDonough
Patrick McGivney Dermot McGoire Daniel McIntosh
Nicolaus McKenney Matthew McKittrick Timothy McMahon
Sam Me eil Charles Meehan Patrick Meiner
Lance Melzger Donald Merkle Thomas Merry Asam Michael
James Michaels Craig Mitchell Gerry Moloney Kevin Moran
Americo Morelli Brian Morley Phillip Mortimer Erik Moskavicz AIda Maya Jonathan Mrugala Dominic Mrzena Christopher Murphy
Thomas Murray Edgar Navarro Ocravian Neamtu Daniel Nichols Timothy Nickless Andrew Nicky John Nino James Noonan
Michael Noonan Darius Norvilas Terrence O'Boyle Joseph O'Connor Nicholas O'Connor William O'Connor Matt O'Hearn
Matthew Olenak Ryan O'Malley Kevin Ondyak Tim 0' eill Peter O'Reilly Jesus Ortiz Salvador Ortiz Matthew Paluck
Paul Hilmar Christopher Perez Chauntemoc Perez Gerald Petraitis Robert Phelps Martin Philbin Anthony Piechocki
Michael Pizur Timothy Polacek
Jason Pursley Brian Purtell
Ryan Rabe Joshua Rand
Jason Lichneckert decides what soft drink to buy during the Walk-A-Thon.
Ruben Rangel Nicholas Redelsperger Clayton Reutter
Michael Reyes Mark Rhoades Dan Ritchie
Phillip Rizzo Michael Rodriguez Richard Rodriguez
Eric Roeske Anthony Roman Steven Rowe Hector Ruiz Daniel Rummery Kevin Russell Obbie Sagadraca, Daniel Sanchez
Omar Sanchez William Sanchez Edward Santiago Marcos Saucedo Benjamin Schlitz Matthew Sedlacek Dennis Sexton Michael Sham rna
Donald Shaughnessy Daniel Shine
Jeremy Sikorski James Sivicek Aaron Smith
Steven Spadoni Nicholas Spangelo Demonze Spruie
Brian Stahl Brian Stankus Scott Staros
obert Stasik Adam Stazewski Mark Stehney
William Stewart Michael Stokes Robert Strickland
David Sullivan Joseph Sullivan Adam Szymczak
Thomas Tasciotti Daniel Termunde Kevin Terry Sean Terry Fernando Teutli Donald Thomas Kevin Thomas
Ronald Ticer Edward Torba Frankie Taro Orabrlel Torres Brian Tracy Dominic Trnka Cameron Trotter Robert Tyson
Marcello Valif Jacob Vallejo Daniel Vanderploeg
Christopher VanHaren Ruben Vasquez Steven Vereecken
Samuel Vergara Bradley Wainwright Brian Walsh
Christopher Walsh Micheal Walsh Justin watrobka
Adam Staszewski and his date Kelly Knight look happy during the Spring Semi-Formal.
Brandon Weaver Michael Weliczko Eric Westphal William Wheleham
ichclas White David Williams
Daniel Williamson Dennis Wills Jon-Paul Witowski Mark Wojciechowicz Jeffrey Wojtanowicz Timothy Wood
Gabriel Wright Patrick Wright Matthew Wrobel Matthew Yore Rodney Young Joaguin Zambrano
Daniel Zfrinskas Lukasz Zientara James Zimmy Nicholas Zywica
Members of Mrs. Hall's first period English class arrive early to prepare for the day's assignment.
On a calm and snowy winter day, the statue of Blessed Edmund Rice in me courtyard presides over a peaceful scene.
Matt Wrobel, Antonio Davis, and Daniel Nichols listen to in structions from Mr. Gleeson before they start their laps.
John Pudar and Pete Cabo are ready to go home after finishing the "rained out" walk-a-thon at
Peter Abramowicz David Acevedo Andrew Adamczyk Peter Adamson Jeremiah Adeszko Matthew Ahrens Robert Aleksiuk Brent Annen
Diego Arechar Joseph Arenas Brad Augustinius Erik Avila Edward Badillo Kevin Badke
Guadalupe Barrera David Barry
Francisco Bedia Luke Beemsterboer
Michael Berry Byron Bolden
Kenneth Borucki Anthony Bradley Christian Bradley Thomas Brennan
Andrew Brooks Courtney Brown Daniel Brownfield Kevin Burns Michael Burns David Bustos
Brendan Butler Michael Buttron Brendan Byrne Peter Cabo Matthew Callaghan Kevin Callahan Matthew Campbell Brenden Cannon
David Caponigro Dennis Carroll Kevin Carter Robert Cavallone James Celeski Oscar Charles, Jr. Bryan Clifford Matthew Cloonan
With the seniors leaving and the thoughts of new beginnings setting in, one can look back and think "I made it." While the road leading into senior year may have been rocky, one can feel a new sense of pride in himself and in the school. Finally, we are the respected, finally we have the privileges, finally we are the
school leaders; and just like all good things, these honors did not come easy.
Junior year is probably the toughest of all the years in high school. Not only must the juniors concentrate hard on their studies, they must learn to grow outside the classroom as well.
juniors have the opportunity to show that they have grown by participating in Christian Services for their rehgion class, having the opporto attend Kairos, listening to speakers on topics such as racism and and by giving serious conabout life after high
year. However, this is the year where all the countless hours of studying pay off. This is the year where the junior class shapes itself into the future leaders of the school.
It is hard to imagine that so much can be expected from students. It is hard to imagine that so much can be gained from one year. But after a year of hard work, comes probably one of the best years in your life. Even though junior year is probably the hardest, the year is filled with good times. With only one year left to go, only better times await.
Steven Kowalsk, '98
Eric Steinmetz and Bill Martlink in a scene from the Spring Drama.
Inside the classroom, the juniors need to grow by putting that extra effort into their homework. This is the year where you need to put that extra half an hour Into studying. This is the year that colleges give a serious look at grades, class rank, and grade point average. This is the year where the road keeps getting harder. This is the year where the A.C.T.'s, the S.A.T.'s, advance placement tests, and finals are all in the final month and a half of the
James Creed Anthony Criscenti Donato Cruz
Neil Curtin Andrew Cuuitta Daniel Daemicke Christopher Daly Nicholas Dantonio
Brian Delfin Michael Dennis Mau rice Desegovia Edward Deslauriers Ernesto Diaz
David Diehl Charles Digiovanni
Richard Diver john Doherty Daniel Donahue Brian Doyle
Alan Dudek Matthew Dunleavy Eric Duron Robert Dwyer
Bryan Clifford and Byron Bolden walk to their next class.
Matthew Earner Gregory Edwards
james Egan III Jeffery Enriguez
Justin Escalona Michael Esposito
john Fazy Brian Fielding
Jeremiah Adesko (left) is presented with the Junior of the Year Award given by the Alumni Association. Other finalists were Kevin Badke, Jack Winters and Kevin Carter. Mr.Jim Casey, Director of Alumni Affairs, stands with the finalists.
Neil Curtin is given his National Honor Society Certificate from Brother Casey.
Jack Winters arrives at the Spring Semi-Formal Dance.
Jason Fitzpatrick Kenneth Flaherty Robert Frederick jorge Fuentes
Roland Gadrinab Eusebio Galaviz Jason Galkus Daniel Gallian
Frederico Garcia Raul Garcia joseph Garcia, jr. joseph Gaska John Geisbush Gerald Gentleman james Gergits Kevin Gibbons
Nicholas Gomez Matthew Goossens William Gorga
Andrew Gorlewski James Guarino William Guinane
Antonio Halek james Hampton Paul Hansen
Robert Harrigan Patrick Harvey Francisco Hernandez
Salvador Hernandez John Hoffman Raben Holec
Terrance Holland John Holton Timothy Hornik
Edward Hasty Gerald Hoyt Jack Huminsky Steven Hynek Martin Idziak Michael Jackson Shane Jones Scott jos
Matthew Juknius Patrick Kaminski Michael Killian Timothy Kinsella John Knizner Thomas Kosmos, II Steven Kowalski Jacob Kriss
Jason Kuhar Brendan Kulleck Joshua Kummer Michael Laporta Dominic Lascola
Marc Lascola Luke Laurin
Michael Lenihan George Limberopoulos Daniel Lopez Paul Lorenz
Juan Luna Richard Macias Martin Madera David Magana
David Maguire Jason MaJec Dave Marcial Hector Marroquin Edward Martig David Martin William Martin William Martlink
Eric McCue John McGowan Andrew McGrath Roger McGreal John McNicholas Eric Medici Matthew Medinger Terence Meehan
Mike Berry and Sarah Gordon dance at the Spring Semi-Formal Dance.
Timothy Meehan Victor Mejia Michael Melicharek Ruben Meraz Carlos Mexicano Francis Miceli Nicholas Mikai
Thomas Mitr-es Timothy Monahan Rudy Moore, Jr. Frank Morado Freddie Morris Michael Morrissey Willialm Mosel Steven Moss
Joslin Mourillan Thomas Muir Ryan Muldoon Daniel Mulligan Anemia Murillo Francis Murphy David Murray David Neber ieza
Colin Nelligan George Nelson Patrick icholson Walter Nied
Michael Norris Edmund Nowiszewski Roy Obregon
Denis O'Keefe Nicolas Olsen James O'Neill
Timothy O'Neill Jason Ortiz Rodrigo Ortiz
Craig O'Toole John Pacetti Andrew Palla
Daniel Pauksta Michael Pavic Tornislav Pavljasevic
Michael Peskac Andrew Pierzchalski
James Creed accepts his National Honor Society Certificate from Brother Casey.
Craig Putz studies during his second period study hall.
Jacob Pietryla Michael Pieza Nicholas Pochopien
Hal Prohaska John Pudar Craig Putz
Michael Raddatz Victor Ramos Nicholas Reedy
Russell Regan Edward Richards Zachary Roberts Benjamin ROdriguez
Etienne Rodriguez Luis Rqdriguez Joseph Rohe Jeremy Ruggio
Edgar Sanchez Hector Sanchez Daniel Sanders Homero Saucedo Jeffrey R. Schultz Jeffrey T. Schultz
John Schumacher Thomas Schwarrzers Michael Searles
Daniel Segarra Christopher Sepek Christopher Sergei
Timothy Shanahan Gerry Shannon, Jr. Kevin Shaughnessy
Barry Sheehan Ralph Siemion Anthony Simonelic
Ricky Simpson, jr.
Dennis Skarupa Matthew Slager Thaddeus Sochacki Jason Soldat joseph Stachler Michael Stein Silvio Stepancic
Enunet Strcic Gerese Tadros jefTrey Taylor George Terrell
icholas Toth Kevin Trinidad Adam Uza
Sleven Valek Joseph Vander Veen Jason Vanna Patrick Vaughan Humberto Vazquez Gera rdo Vega Omar Vega Vincent Villa Jonathan Viteri Jason Voytas Antonio Waters Christopher Wawrzyniak Thomas Wegesin Kevin Whirity JefTrey Wieczorek Brendan Williams
David Williams John Winters Robert Wisch Steven
Wolniakowski jason Woodward Thomas Wonham Nahum Wright
Philip Zaleski James Zerinskas William Zerinskas Paul Zeutschel Ramon Zevallos Adam Zimmer Anthony Zitella
ick Toth walks back to his place in line after receiving his candle for being inducted into the ational Honor Society.
F R E E
Matt Konecki, Ras Haile ferguson, Jose Perez, Joe Matty, Mike Walsh, and Joe Omiecinski walk into school on a cold blu tel" day in January.
Anthony Foster, Juan De LaMora, John Guttierez lead the cheers at a pep rally.
John Burke II
Best Memory at Rice
I don't know-I spent half of Rice in the Dean' office.
~eating Marist in Penalty Kicks in Soccer for the Regional Championship Senior Year. Mike Loulousis, Giacomo DiMiele, James Redmond.
;oing to the Oprah Winfrey Show with Mrs.
Hall Sophomore year.
Kairos, Prom, Danny Maloney hitting a hree pointer to win the Sectional Freshman year.
Coming in those big doors.
Every pep rally we had.
Becoming Co-Champions of the Catholic League in football junior year.
oing Downstate Freshman year on varsity soccer.
Brother Hayes' Physics class.
Playing at Soldier' Field.
The Brother WielatzJuggling Act in Freshman Algebra.
Kevin W. Collins
Daniel Davis Patrick Day
Timothy DeGregorio Matthew Deiters
Justin Demes Giacomo DiMiele
Thomas Doyle Brian Drumm
Juan De La Mora
Top: eil Bosco dicusses his college plans with representatives from St. Joseph's University. Above: Brian Withers sculpt pottery during Art CI
Ras Haile Ferguson
Kevin Mooney serves as the crossbearer during the Thanksgiving Mass. Carl Budny walks behind him.
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Don't eat the green jello.
Take the least amount of classes you can.
Learn how to walk the halls!
Don't let Mr. Hackett take your lunch.
Don't eat cafeteria food.
Don't eat the yellow snow.
Don't let the past and future ruin the present.
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Stephen Lanigan Gary Lassandrello, Jr.
an-Baptiste LeConte James Lee III
Kevin Collins. Brendan Oprezedek, Dennis Svec, and Adam Seifert how their unique style as they walk into school during a dress down day.
Mark Rimkus and his date enjoy a great night during prom.
Eric Bandera and Scott Motisi discus molecules in A.P. Chemistry.
Austin O'Grady, Jr.
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Nick Lagon: lights his candle during the National Honor SOCIety induction,
Jenny McCarthy was my babysitter.
If you don't like it, learn to love it, because it's the best thing going today.
Sorry, I had cheese fries today.
I'm in my prime. John McManus
Play hard, have fun, and party constantly.
I don't know why they call it hamburger helper-it does ju t fine by it elf.
Liarn Bre nahan
['11 send you to the jughou e.
Matt Konecki, Mike Higgins
I broke my wookie.
For tho e who love us-May God show them grace, For those who hate us, may God turn their hearts, And if he doesn't turn their hearts, May he turn their ankles-So that we know them by their limp.
(L-R) Bob Galassi, Dan Lazarz, De Andre Hayes, Mike Wilson, Brian McCann, Mike Battaglia, Andrew eberieza, Ras Haile Ferguson, and Mike Bejski show off thier tuxedos From Bo s Formal wear during the Mothers' Club Fashion Show.
Funniest Memory at Rice ...
Jim Gurino throwing the desk seven feet into the air during a movie in earth science.
The lunchroom food fights senior year.
The Freshman Orientation paper fight in the North Gym with Coach Krajacic.
Carl Budny killing every joke in Mr. Ryan's Freshman Algebra class.
Watching Steve Lannigan beat lip two pop machines in the cafeteria.
Ms. Seibt kissing the pig Sophomore year.
Coach Markulin's class, Mr. eville's class, Brother Hayes' class, Earth Science.
(L-R) Bjorn Procter, Phil Perdue, Matt Wrobel, Marc McNeal, Clifton Cunningham, Aaron Blanton, De Andre Hayes, Lutalo Aryee, John Wilkes, James White, Beronti Simms, Paul Bingley and Joe Lagiglia gather for a photo during Senior's Last Day.
(L-R) AI Little, Kevin Duffy, Keith Alberts, and Carl Budny all listen to an amusing story told by Ed Brooks (hard hat).
Eric Leser and his date dance the night away at Prom,
Leopoldo Aguayo: Ephiphany; Track 2.
Keith Michael Alberts: St. lane de Chantal; Crusader of the Week 4; Eucharistic Minister 4; Honor Roll 1, 2,3,4; Intramurals 1, 2, 3, 4; Kairos 4 (42 & 45); Peer Minister 4; Prom Committee 4; Trainers 3; Volleyball 1,2, 3,4; Band 1, 2, 3, 4.
Christopher Walter Allen: Pershing; Chess Team 2; Dance Committee 2; Eucharistic Minister 4; Football 1; Honor Roll I, 2; International Club I; Intramurals 3,4; Kairos 4 (46); Key Club 1; Literary Magazine 2; Peer Minister 4; Prom Committee 4; TraCK 2, 3, 4; Wrestling 1.
Mario Alvarez, Jr: Hope Lutheran; Basketball 1; Dance Committee 1, 2; Intramurals 3, 4; Prom Committee 4.
Noel Andrade: Epiphany Peace Primary; Eucharistic Minister 4; Honor Roll 4; Kairos 3 (40), 4, (46); Literary Magazine 3, 4; Peer Minister 4; Prom Committee 4; Outreach Program Outstanding Achievement Award.
Jose A. Arellano: St. Adrian; Crusader of the Week 3; Honor Roll 1,2,3,4; International Club 4; Kairos 4 (43); Literary Magazine 4; National Honor Society 3,4.
Lutalo Kamau Marchman Aryee: Saint Felicitas; Audio Visual Aids 4; Crusader of the Week 3; Honor RollI; Math Club 1; Tennis 1; Theater Department 3; Yearbook 2; Marching Band 1,2,3,4; Symphonic Band 3, 4; Concert Band 1, 2; Jazz Band 2, 3.
Ed Ashe: Queens of Martyrs; Hockey 1.
Sean Backus: Mount Greenwood; Chess Team 2; Dance Committee 1; Eucharistic Minister 1; Newspape~ 1; Office Aids 1; Theater Department 2; Hall Momtor.
Eric Bandera: St. Sympharosa; Honor RollI, 2, 3, 4. Michael A. Barajas: St. Gall; Chess Team 1,2; Crusader of the Week 4; Dance Committee 2; Theater Department 3, 4.
Anthony S. Barlog: Our Lady of Fatima; Bowling 1, 2,3, 4; Golf 1, 3; International Club 3; Intramurals 1, 2,3,4.
Thomas P. Barlow: St. Mary; Honor RollI, 2, 3, 4; Key Club 3; National Honor Society 4.
Brian C. Barton: Christ the King; Basketball 1, 2; Football I, 2, 3, 4; Honor RollI, 2, 3; Intramurals 4; Kairos 4 (43).
Michael Battaglia: St. Barnabas; Chess Team 1; Eucharistic Minister 4; Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Honor Roll 3, 4; Kairos 3 (41), 4 (43); Key Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Newspaper 3, 4; Peer Minister 4; Prom Committee 4; Track 1, 2, 3, 4; Wrestling 3, 4; Yearbook 3, 4; Coeditor 4; 400 Club 4; Quill & Scroll 4; Crusader Achievements A ward 4.
Paul J. Bingley: Sutherland School; Honor Roll 1, 2, 3.4; Intramurals 3, 4; Who's Who Among American High School Students.
Aaron Blanton: St. John De La Salle; Basketball 1 , 2,
3,4; Crusader of the Week 4; Honor Roll 2, 4; Office Aids 3; Track 3.
Michael Blejski: Crusader of the Week 4; Honor Roll 2, 3, 4; Kairos 3 (44), 4 (45); National Honor Society 4; Prom Committee 4; Soccer I, 2, 3,4; Tony Lawless Award 4.
Richard Bolger: Cajeten; Eucharistic Minister 4; Kairos 3 (40); Peer Minister 4.
Neil Bosco: St. Barnabas; Kairos 3 (41); Soccer 1,2,3,4.
Carmelo Bottari: St. Germaine; Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4; International Club 3, 4; Key Club 4; Math Club 2, 3; National Honor Society 3, 4; Prom Committee 4; Yearbook 3, 4; Who's Who Among American High School Students; Illinois State Scholar; Bausch & Lomb Honorary Science A ward.
Brandon Vincent Bradley: St. Barnabas; Crusader of the Week 2, 3, 4; Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Honor RollI, 2, 3, 4; Kairos 4 (43, 45); National Honor Society 3, 4; Peer Minister 4; Prom Committee 4; Track 3, 4.
Liam Patrick Bresnahan: Queen of Martyrs; Basketball I; Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Honor RollI, 2, 3, 4; Intramurals 4; Kairos 3 (39), 4 (46); Track 2; All Catholic Football 4.
Alonzo Briseno: St. Mary's Star of the Sea; Football 1; Kairos 4 (45).
Edmund Paul Brooks: Hope Lutheran; Honor Rolli, 3, 4; International Club 1,2,3,4; Kairos 4 (43); Peer Minister 4; Theater Department 4.
Carl Budny: St. Barnabas; Crusader of the Week 2; Eucharistic Minister 4; Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Honor Roll 2; Intramurals 1, 2, 3, 4; Kairos 3 (41); Peer Minister 4; Track 1, 2, 3, 4.
James A. Bulvan: St. Daniel the Prophet; Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4; Intramurals 4; Wrestling 2.
John Joseph Burke, II: Peck Elementary. Andrew J. Byrne: St. Dennis; Crusader of the Week 3; Hockey I, 2, 3, 4; Kairos 4 (46); St. Gelasius 3, 4; Track 1.
Dan Cahill: Queen of Martyrs; Crusader of the Week 4; Eucharistic Minister 4; Golf I, 2, 3, 4; Honor Roll l , 2, 3, 4; Intramurals 3, 4; Kairos 3 (41); Peer Minister 4; Yearbook 2, 3.
Roy W. Calayo: Hurley School; Honor Roll 1,2, 3; Kairos 4 (43);Who's Who Among American High School Students.
Pedro Calderon: Jose De Diego; Football 1, 2, 3; Honor RollI, 2, 3,4; Intramurals 3, 4; Track 1, 2,3,4.
Wade Callahan: Peotone Jr. High School; Football 1, 2; Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4; International Club 3, 4; Intramurals 4; Math Club 2, 3, 4; National Honor Society 2, 3, 4; Prom Com-
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mittee 4; Track 3, 4; Illinois State Scholar; National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine.
Lawrence K. Carey: Queen of the Universe; Crusader of the Week 4; Honor Roll I, 2, 3, 4; Student Council 4; Theater Department 4.
Flavio Castillo: Morrill; Honor Roll I, 2; Intramurals 3, 4.
Lawrence Chapa: Hope Lutheran; Kairos 4 (44). Martin Chatys: Hurley School; Eucharistic Minister 4; Honor Roll I, 2, 3,4; International Club 3, 4; Intramurals 1,2; Kairos 4 (46); Library Aide 4; Peer Ministry 4; Philosophy Club 4; St. Gelasius.
Vlier Chavez: Epiphany Peace; Intramural~ 2. Jeff Ciraulo: Queen of Martyrs; Kairos 4 (42); Wrestling I, 2, 3.
Matthew Clam: St. Mary Star of the Sea; Football 1,2,3,4; Honor RollI, 2, 3, 4; Intramurals 2,3,4; Kairos 4 (43); Prom Committee 4; Volleyball 1, 2, 4.
Eric Clark: St. Symphorosa; Office Aide 4. Eucharistic Minister 4; Football I, 2; Kairos 4 (42); Peer Minister 4; Prom Committee 4; Swimming I, 2,3; Trainer 1; Water Polo I, 2, 3.
Kevin J. Collins: St. Mary's; Eucharisti.c Minister 4; Hockey 2, 3; Honor RollI, 2, 3, 4; Kairos 3 (40), 4 (43); Library Aide 3; Literary Magazine 4; National Honor Society 4; Peer Minister 4.
Kevin W. Collins: St. Gerald; Baseball 1; Basketball I, 2; Crusader of the Week I, 2, 3, 4; Eucharistic Minister 4; Golf 2; Honor Roll 1,2,3, 4; Intramurals I, 2, 3, 4; Kairos 4 (43); Peer Minister 4; Philosophy Club 3; Swimming 4; Track 2,3; Trainer 4; Water Polo 4; Yearbook 1, 2, 3, 4.
Jason Colwell: St. Christina; Football 2; Intramurals 1; Theater Department 4; Track I, 2, 3.
Brian Crowe: St. Linus; Honor Roll 4; Who's Who Among American High School Students.
Patrick Cunico: Our Lady of the Ridge; Honor RollI, 2, 3, 4; International Club 1, 2.
Clifton Cunningham: St. Margaret of Scotland; Honor Roll 1,2; Intramurals 3; Track 2.
Dan Davis: Queen of Martyrs; Honor Roll 1,2, 3, 4; Kairos 4 (46); Key Club 3, 4; National Honor Society 3, 4; Track 1, 2, 3; Wrestling 1, 2, 3, 4; Yearbook 4.
Patrick Day: Central Jr. High; Eucharistic Minister 4; Football 1, 2; Honor Roll 4; Kairos 3 (40), 4 (43); Literary Magazine 2; Newspaper 4; Office Aide 2; Peer Mimster 4; Swimming 1, 2, 3, 4; Water Polo 1, 2; Yearbook 4.
John Degner: St. Dennis; Bowling 1, 2, 3; Honor RollI, 2, 3, 4; Intramurals 1,2; Library Aide 1,3; Office Aide 1,2.
Matt Deiters: St. Walter; Football 1; Honor Roll 1, 2,3,4; Kairos 4 (42); Swimming I, 2, 3, 4; Water Polo 1,2,3,4.
Juan De La Mora: St. Catherine of Alexandria; Honor Roll 1,2,3,4; International Club 2; Track 2.
Justin Demes: St. Barnabas; Baseball 1, 2, 3; Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Crusader of the Week 2, 3, 4; Dance Committee 4; Honor Roll 1, 2, 3,4; Math Club 2; National Honor Society 3, 4; Office Aide 2; Philosophy Club 3, 4; Prom Committee 4; Student Congress 3, 4; Yearbook 3; Who's Who Among American High School Students, Illinois State Scholar.
Giacomo DiMiele: Soccer 1, 2, 3, 4; Crusader of the Week 4; Honor Roll l , 2, 3; Key Club 1,2,3,4.
Paul Doraski: St. Symphorosa; Intramurals 3, 4. Thomas Doyle: St. Turibius; Football 1, 2, 3; Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4; Kairos 4 (43); National Honor Society 3, 4; Track 1.
Brian Drumm: Queen of Martyrs; Football 1; Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4; Intramurals 3, 4; Kairos 3 (41); National Honor Society 4; Swimming 1, 2, 3, 4; Water Polo 1, 2.
Mike Dunleavy: Queen of Martyrs; Kairos 4 (42); Key Club 3; Office Aide 2; Wrestling 1, 2.
Phillip Duran: St. Nicholas of Tolentine; Hockey 1,2,3,4.
Tom Earley: St. Cajetan; Baseball 1, 2; Footballl. Brian Egan: St. Cajetan; Baseball 1, 2; Honor Roll 1,2, 3,4; Kairos 3 (41).
David Englehart: St. Dennis; Philosophy Club 4. Cesar Enriquez: Evergreen Academy; Dance Committee 2; Intramurals 1; Soccer 4.
Jose Espindola: St. Mary Star of the Sea; International Club 1, 2; Chess Club 1,2,3.
Jay Espisito: Central Jr. High; Hockey 1, 2, 3; Kairos3 (40).
Jeff Ezerski: St. Dennis; Track 1.
Patrick Fahey: St. John Fisher; Baseball 1,2,3,4; Cross Country 3; Crusader 1; Honor Roll 3, 4; Office Aide 3; Wrestling 1, 2, 3.
James Fanelli: Queen of Martyrs; Baseball 1,2, 3, 4; Basketball 1, 2, 3,4; Chess 1, 2, 3, 4; Crusader of the Week 3; Football 1, 2, 3,4; Honor RollI, 2, 3, 4; Kairos 4 (43); Key Club 1, 2, 3, 4; National Honor Society 3, 4; Peer Minister 4; Student Council 4; Student Congress 4; Water Polo 1, 2; Wrestling 1, 2, 3, 4.
Ras Haile Ferguson: St. John De La Salle; Chess 1, 2; Football 2, 3, 4; Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4; Intramurals 3, 4; Kairos 4 (43); Peer Minister 4; Track 1, 2, 3, 4; Wrestling 3, 4; Maroon & Orange Club 4.
Michael Flavin: Our Lady of Loretto; Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4; Eucharistic 4; Honor Rolli, 2, 3, 4; Kairos 3 (39); Key Clu~ 3; National Honor Society 4; Peer Minister 4; Tennis 1, 2,4.
Anthony Foster: Shields; Football 1; Honor Roll 3, 4; Track 1.
Peter Foster: Queen of Martyrs; Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Intramurals 4; Office Aide 1; Track 3.
Jim Fudacz: St. Barnabas: Chess 1, 2, 3, 4; Hockey 1, ~; Honor Roll 4; Tennis 2, 3, 4.
Jacob Gacek: St. Symphorosa; Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Honor Rolli, 2, 3, 4.
Robert Galassi: Simmons Middle School; Crusader of the Week 1,3; Eucharistic Minister 4; Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4; Intramurals 4; Kairos 3 (38), 4 (44); Key Club 1, 2, 3, 4; National Honor Society 3, 4; Office Aide 4; Peer Minister 4; Wrestling 1, 2, 3; Soccer 1, 2; Edmund Rice Society 3, 4; St. Gelasius 2, 3, 4; Maroon & Orange Club 4.
Bernard Gallagher: Central Jr. High; Baseball 1, 2, 4; Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Honor Roll 2; Intramurals 3, 4; Kairos 4 (43); Office Aide 1, 2; Prom Committee 4; Track 3.
David Harbin: Cassell; Football 3; Track 2, 3, 4. De Andre Kenneth Hayes.
Michael Heeney: Christ the King; Honor Roll l , 2, 3, 4; Newspaper 1,2,3,4; Yearbook 2,3,4.
Jason Henry: Jesus Our Brother; Chess Team 1; Cross Country 2; Honor Roll 1,4; Prom Committee 4; Theater Department 3, 4; Track 2, 3, 4.
Jose Hernandez: Epiphany; Cross Country 2; Track 1.
Mike Higgins: St. Christina; Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1; Eucharistic Minister 4; Honor RollI, 2, 3,4; Intramurals 3, 4; Kairos 4 (42); National Honor Society 3, 4; Peer Minister 4.
Jason Hofer: Hurley; Kairos 4 (46).
Matthew Holland: St. Barnabas; Crusader of the Week 1; Football 1,4; Kairos 4 (46); Office Aide 2; Swimming 1, 2; Wrestling 2.
Phillip Hooper: Mary Our Queen; Crusader of the Week 2; Honor Roll 1, 2, 3,4; International Club 2; Intramurals 4; Library Aide 2; Literary Magazine 4; National Honor Society 3, 4.
Edward Howells: St. Mary's Star of the Sea; Chess Team 1, 2, 3, 4; Honor Roll 1, 2, 3,4.
Albert Huk: Five Holy Martyrs; Honor Rolli, 2, 3,4; Kairos 4 (46).
Anthony Ingram: St. Tirubius; Crusader of the Week 4; Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Honor Roll 2, 4; Intramurals 4; Kairos 4 (44, 46); Wrestling 1.
Kevin Jarnutowski: St. Dennis; Intramurals 1; St. Gelasius.
Michael Jedlowski: Cassell; Dance Committee 2, 3,
4; Honor Roll 1,2,3,4; Newspaper 3, 4; Prom Committee 4.
Bob Jennings: St. Barnabas; Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1, 2; Football 1,2,3,4; Honor Roll 2, 3, 4; Key Club 4.
Tony Jirik: St. Symphorosa; Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 1, 2; Crusader of the Week 4; Eucharistic Minister 4; Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4; Intramurals 3, 4; Kairos 3 (39), 4 (42); National Honor Society 3, 4; Office Aide 2; Peer Minister 4.
Jerome Jorden: Holy Angels; Honor Roll 1; Intramura1s 3, 4; Prom Committee 4; Track 2, 3; Water Polo 4; Wrestling 1.
Matthew Joritz: Nativity; Golf 1; Hockey 2, 3; Honor Roll 1,2,3,4.
Daniel Joyce: St. John Fisher.
Jamie C. Julkowski: St. Gall; Kairos 3 (40). Christopher Jutton: St. Symphorosa; Honor Roll 1,2,3,4.
Rick Jutton: St. Symphorosa.
Herbert Kamalu: Gompers Fine Arts Optional; Football 1, 3, 4; Honor Roll 4; Office Aide 4; . Track 3.
Brian Kane: St. Bernadette; Honor Roll 1, 2. Steve Kelnosky: St. Christina; Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Honor Roll 4; Intramurals 3, 4.
Jeffrey M. Kenny: Independence; Honor Roll I, 4; International Club 1; Intramurals 3, 4; Track 1,2,3.
Michael Kineinas: Nativity; Honor Roll 1; Intramurals 3, 4
Arthur Kiwaez: Edwards Grammar School; Intramurals 4.
James Knight: William H. Ray; Basketball 1, 2, 3,4; Chess Team 1,2; Crusader of the Week 1; Honor RollI, 2, 3, 4; Math Club 1,2,3.
Matt Koneki: St. Bernadette; Baseball 1,2; Crusader of the Week 4; Eucharistic Minister 4; Football 1,2,3,4; Honor Roll l , 2, 3, 4; Kairos 3 (39), 4 (43); Newspaper 3; Office Aide 4; Peer Minister 4; Track 3; Wrestling 1.
Brian Konet: St. Mary's Star of the Sea; Intramurals 1.
William Kormin: St. Daniel the Prophet; Honor Roll 1, 2,3; Track 1.
Seott Kranz: Queen of Martyrs; Basketball 1; Crusader of the Week 2; Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Intramurals 4; Kairos 3 (38); Volleyball 2.
Joseph LaGiglia: St. John Fisher; Baseball 1; Honor Rolli, 2; Intramurals 3, 4; Kairos 3 (40); Math Club 1, 2; Office Aide 2; Prom Committee 4.
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Steve Lanigan: Most Holy Redeemer; Crusader of the Week 1; Football 1,2,3; Kairos 3 (41); Swimming 1, 2; Track 1.
Gary Lassandrello: Our Lady of Loretto; Cross Country 1, 2; Track 1, 2, 3; Wrestling 2,3.
Daniel Lazarz: Prarie Jr. High; Basketball 1; Crusader of the Week 2, 3, 4; Eucharistic Minister 4; Honor Roll 1,2,3,4; Intramurals 2,3,4; Kairos 4 (43); Literary Magazine 2; Math Club 3, 4; National Honor Society 3, 4; Newspaper 2, 3, 4; Peer Minister 4; Prom Committee 4; Student Council 2, 3,4; Volleyball 2, 3, 4; Yearbook 2,3,4; Soccer 1; Who's Who Among American High School Students; Illinois State Scholar; 1996 Junior of the Year.
Jean Leconte: Our Lady Gate of Heaven; Chess Team 4; Crusader of the Week 4; Dance Committee 1, 2, 3; Intramurals 4; Kairos 4 (44); Theater 4; Track 2; Yearbook 4.
Tames M. Lee: St. Thomas More; Crusader of the Week 4; Kairos 4 (44).
Patrick Lenihan: McGugan; Track 1,2,3,4. Eric Leser: McGugan; Crusader of the Week 4; Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4; International Club 1; Intramurals 3, 4; Theater 4.
Chris Liakapaulos: St. Gerald; Eucharistic Minister 4; Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4; Intramurals 3, 4; Kairos 4 (43); Key Club 1, 2, 3, 4; National Honor Society 3; Peer Minister 4; Soccer 1 ,2, 3.
Dan Linnane: Queen of Martyrs; Eucharistic Minister 4; Football 4; Kairos 3 (39), 4 (45); Peer Minister 4; Track 2; Wrestling 1,3.
Brandon Lionberg: Our Lady of Loretto.
Tom Litak: St. Bernadette; Honor Roll 1, 2, 3,4; Math Club 3, 4; National Honor Society 3, 4; Newspaper 4; Yearbook 3, 4.
Al Little: Most Holy Redeemer; Baseball 1,2; Basketballl, 2, 3; Golf 1; International Club 1, 2, 3,4; Intramurals 4; Kairos 3 (41).
Alexander Lopez: St. Mary's Star of the Sea; Kairos 4 (43); Peer Minister 4.
Michael Loulousis: Simmons Middle School; Crusader of the Week 3; Honor Rolli, 2, 3,4; Kairos 3 (41); Key Club 1,2,3; National Honor Society 3, 4; Soccer 1, 2, 3,4.
David Lukasik: St. Barnabas; Crusader of the Week 2,3,4; Eucharistic Minister 4; Honor Roll l , 2, 3, 4; Intramurals 2, 3,4; Kairos 4 (42, 46); Key Club 3; Math Club 2; National Honor Society 3, 4; Newspaper 3; Peer Minister 4; Student Council 4; Volleyball 2, 3, 4; Illinois State Scholar 4; Crusader of the Year 3; Soccer 1, 2, 3; Who's Who Among American High School Students 1, 2, 3,4.
Tim Lynch: St. John Fisher; Baseball 1; Honor Roll 1; Dean's Office Runner 3.
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Tim Mallee: St. John Fisher; Honor Roll 2; Tennis 1; Wrestling 2.
Don Mallory: St. Christina.
Mario Manfredi: St. Mary Star of the Sea; Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4; Intramurals 4; Kairos 4 (46); Track 1.
Brian P. Markovich: St. Turibius; Bowling 1, 2, 3, 4; Crusader of the Week 1; Intramurals 1, 2, 3, 4; Kairos 4 (45).
Dan Maslowski: St. Bernadette; Crusader of the Week 3; Honor Roll 2, 4; Kairos 4 (46); National Honor Society 4; Band 1, 2, 3, 4; Outstanding Achievement Award.
Bill Metela: Our Lady of Good Counsel.
Joe Matty: Queen of the Universe; Cross Country 2, 3, 4; Crusader of the Week 1, 2, 3; Eucharistic Minister 4; Football 1; Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4; Intramurals 3; Kairos 3 (38), 4 (44), Office Aide 2; Peer Minister 4; Prom Committee 4; Track 1, 2, 3, 4; Wrestling 1, 2.
Michael Kevin McAlinden: Christ the King; Crusader of the Week 4; Kairos 3 (41); Key Club 4; Philosophy 2, 4; Soccer 1,2, 3,4; 300 lb. Club 3.
Mike McArdle: St. Cajetan; Honor Roll 3, 4; Track 2.
Brian McCann: Queen of the Universe; Crusader of the Week 2; Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Honor Rolli, 2, 3, 4; Intramurals 1, 2, 3, 4; Kairos 3 (41); National Honor Society 4; Track 1, 2, 3.
Brian McCarthy: George F. Cassell; Hockey 1, 2, 3,4; Honor Roll 1,2; Kairos 4 (46); St. Gelasius.
Pete McGlynn: St. Mary's Star of the Sea; Crusader of the Week 2; Eucharistic Minister 4; Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Intramurals 3, 4; Kairos 4 (43); National Honor Societr 4; Office Aide 2, 3; Peer Minister 4; Swimming ,2; Track 1, 2, 3.
Ton McLaughlin: Cassell; Dance Committee 1, 2, ~, 4; Football 3; Intramurals 4; Theater 4; Track 2,3.
John McL}'nn: Nathan Hale; Soccer 1, 2, 3, 4; Crusader of the Week 4; International Club 3, 4; Kairos 4 (45); Key Club 1, 2, 3, 4.
Tom McMahon: Queen of Martyrs; Honor Roll 1, 4; Kairos 4 (45); Band 1, 2, 3, 4.
John B. McManus: St. Walters.
Marc I. McNeal: St. Benedict; Honor Roll 2, 3,4; International Club 3; Intramurals 3; Kairos 4 (46); National Honor Society 4; Prom Committee 4; Track 2, 3, 4.
Jonathan Medina: Immaculate Conception; Baseball 1; Dance Committee 1, 2, 3, 4; Football 1;
Honor RollI, 2, 3, 4; International Club 2.
Peter Medina: Immaculate Conception; Baseball 1; Dance Committee 1,2, 3,4; Football 1; Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4; International Club 2, 3; Who's Who Among American High School Students.
Raul Mendez: St. Rene Goupil; Honor Roll l , 2, 3, 4; Intramurals 4; Track 2, 3, 4.
James Mertz: St. Thomas More; Football 1,2,3,4. Bob Mielnicki: Cassell; Baseball 2; Football 1; Intram urals 4.
Ian M. Minich.
Kevin Mooney: Queen of Martyrs; Eucharistic Minister 4; Honor Roll 2; Kairos 3 (40); Peer Minister 4.
Scott Motisi: Queen of Martyrs; Crusader of the Week 3, 4; Honor RollI, 2, 3, 4; Intramurals 2,3,4; National Honor Society 3, 4; Volleyball 2, 3,4.
Keyanta Moton: St. Margaret of Scotland; Honor Roll 1, 2, 3; Intramurals 4; Track 3, 4; Wrestling 1.
Ryan Murphy: Queen of Martyrs; Honor Roll l , 2, 3, 4; Intramurals 1,2; Kairos 4 (45); Key Club 1, 2, 3, 4;
ational Honor Society 3, 4; Prom Committee 4; Soccer 1, 2, 3; Band 1, 2, 3,4.
Dan Naliwajko: Holy Redeemer; Crusader of the Week 1; Golf 1; Kairos 1 (42, 45); Office Aide 3; Swimming 4; Water Polo 3.
Andrew Neberieza: Queen of the Universe; Crusader of the Week 3, 4; Honor Roll 1,2, 3,4; Intramurals 1,2,3,4; Kairos 4 (42, 43); National Honor Society 3,4; 1 ewspaper 2; Prom Committee 4; Trainers 3, 4;
olleyball 1,2, 3,4; Band 1, 2, 3, 4.
Mark Nesbit: St. Kilian; Track 3.
Michael G. Nickless: St. Mary Star of the Sea; Honor Roll 1,2,3,4; Kairos 4 (46); Peer Minister 3; Swimming 1, 2; Water Polo 1,2.
Dennis Nolan: Central Jr. High; Library Aide 4; Office Aids 2.
Michael T. Norris: Most Holy Redeemer; Kairos 3 (41); ewspaper 4; Yearbook 4; Soccer I, 2.
Kevin O'Connor: Nativity B. V,M; Honor RollI, 2, 3, 4.
Patrick O'Connor: Incarnation; Football 1; Honor Roll 2, 3, 4; Intramurals 3, 4; Kairos 4 (45); Office Aids 1,2; Track 1, 2, 3.
Sean O'Connor: Most Holy Redeemer; Baseball 1,2, 3,4; Crusader of the Week 4; Eucharistic Minister 4; Intramurals 3, 4; Kairos 3, 4 (38, 45); National Honor Society 3, 4; Peer Minister 4.
Terry O'Connor: St. Thomas More; Intramurals 3, 4; Kairos 4 (45); Office Aide 2.
Tim O'Connor: St. Dennis; Honor Roll 1,3.
Austin O'Grady: St. Germaine; Football 2; Honor Roil I, 2, 3,4; Intramurals 1, 2, 3, 4; Kairos 4 (45);
Math Club 1; Office Aids 3; Swimming 1, 2. Sergio OliveraJr: St. Dancratius; Kairos 4 (43); Peer Minister 4.
Joe Omiecinski: Most Holy Redeemer; Baseball 1, 2, 3,4; Crusader of the Week 4; Eucharistic Minister 4; Football 1,2; Honor Roll 1,2, 3,4; Kairos 4 (42, 44); Peer Minister 4.
Brendan Oprzedak: St. Bernadette; Crusader of the Week 2; Dance Committee 3; Eucharistic Minister 4; Honor Roll 1, 2; Kairos 3 (39); Library Aids 1, 2, 3; Literary Magazine 4; Peer Minister 4; Track 1, 2.
Alberto Ortega: St. Clare; Eucharistic Minister 4; Honor Roln, 2, 3, 4; International Club 1,4; Kairos 4 (43); Key Club 4; Newspaper 4; Peer Minister 4; Yearbook 4.
Danny Pacheco: Brighten Park Elementary School; Dance Committee 2; Eucharistic Minister 4; Honor Roll 2, 3; Intramurals 3; Kairos 4 (45); Peer Minister 4; Track 3, 4.
Kevin Palmer: St. Gerald's; Honor Roll 2, 3, 4. Jeremy Partacz.
Brian Pearson: Queen of Martyrs; Crusader of . the Week 2,3,4; Eucharistic Minister 4; Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4; International Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Intramurals 1,2, 3,4; Kairos 4 (44); Key Club 2, 3, 4; Literary Magazine 1, 2; National Honor Society 3, 4; Newspaper 3, 4; Peer Minister 4; Student Council 3, 4; Volleyball 1, 2, 3, 4; Yearbook 2, 3,4; Soccer I, 2, 3, 4.
William Pederson: Queen of Martyrs; Cross Country I; Track 1; Wrestling 3.
Jose Perez: McGugan Jr. High School; Football 2,3,4; Honor Roll 1,2,3,4; Intramurals 3, 4; Kairos 4 (45); National Honor Society 3, 4; Prom Committee 4; Track I, 2, 3, 4; Crusader of the Year Finalist.
Omar Perez: St. Mary Star of the Sea; Baseball 3, 4; Football 2, 3, 4; Honor Roll 3, 4; Intramurals 1, 2, 3, 4; Kairos 3 (39); Swimming I, 2; Soccer 1, 2, 3, 4.
Dan Peterson: St. Gerald; Football 1; Hockey 1, 2, 3, 4; Honor Roll 3; Intramurals I; Kairos 4 (46); Sportsmanship on Varsity and JV; Best Defense onJV.
Michael Pinzine: St. Daniel; Honor Roll 1,3. .Tames Platt: St. Thomas More; Crusader of the Week 2; Library Aide 2.
Aaron Poradzisz: St. Christina; Hockey 1, 2, 3, 4; Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4; Kairos 4 (45); Newspaper 2; Yearbook 2.
Nicholas Prazuch: Peck Elementary; Honor RollI, 2; Key Club 1, 2, 3,4.
Bjorn Proctor: St. Kilian; Intramurals 3, 4;
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Track 2, 3; Wrestling 3.
Dennis Wesley Prohaska: Hope Lutheran School; Crusader of the Week 2, 3, 4; Honor RollI, 2, 3, 4; Intramurals 2, 3,4; Kairos 4 (43, 44); Key Club 3,4; Math Club 2, 3,4; National Honor Society 3, 4; Newspaper 3; Peer Minister 4; Prom Committee 4; Student Council 3, 4; Volleyball 1, 2, 3, 4; Soccer l.
Aaron Pyle: Our Lady of Good Counsel; AudioVisual Aide 3; Bowling 1; Hockey 3, 4; Swimming 1,2.
Ryan Quinn: St. Mary's Star of the Sea; Baseball 1, 2, 3,4; Intramurals 3; Kairos 4 (43).
Jesus Quiroga: Evergreen Academy; Cross Country 1; Crusader of the Week 4; Eucharistic Minister 4; Honor Roll 2; International Club 3, 4; Intramurals 3,4; Kairos 4 (43, 44); Literary Magazine 4; Peer Minister 4; Prom Committee 4; Theater 3; St. Gelasius.
Daniel Ramirez: Epiphany; Honor Roll 3, 4; National Honor Society 4.
Jim Redmond: St. Michaels; Crusader of the Week 4; Honor Roll 2, 3, 4; Key Club 2; Soccer 1, 2, 3,4.
Mark Rimkus: St. A/bert the Great; Crusader of the Week 1,2,3,4; Eucharistic Minister 4; Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4; Intramurals 2, 3, 4; Kairos 3 (41); Key Club 1, 2, 3,4; Office Aide 1,2; Peer Minister 4; Student Council 2, 3; Volleyball 1, 2; Soccer 1, 2, 3,4.
Edmundo Jason Rodriguez.
Toe Rodriguez: St. Mary's Star of the Sea; Basketball 1; Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4; Intramurals 3; Who's Who Among American High School Students.
Juan Rodriguez: Chicago City Day School; Football 2; Honor Roll I; Intramurals 3, 4; Track 2,3.
Michael Rogowski: St. Jopseph's.
Matt Roman: St. Christina; Crusader of the Week 4; Dance Committee 4; Eucharistic Minister 4; Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4; Kairos 3 (39), 4 (42); Literary Magazine 4; Newspaper 3, 4; Peer Minister 4; Student Council 3, 4; Student Congress 1; Yearbook 3, 4.
Tony Ruffino: St. Dennis; Baseball 1,2, 3,4. John Matthew Russell: St. Walter; Football 1; Kairos 4 (42); Swimming 2; Water Polo 1, 2; Wrestling 1.
Ismael Salcedo: Epiphany Peace; Eucharistic Minister 4; Honor Roll l , 2, 3,4; Intramurals 4; Kairos 3 (40); Literary Magazine 3, 4; Peer Minister 4; Prom Committee 4; St. Gelasius 3, 4.
Victor Sanchez: St. Dennis; Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Intramurals 3, 4; Library Aide 1,2, 3,4; Literary
Eric Schander: McGugan Jr. High; International Club 1, 2; Kairos 3 (40).
Jonah Schneider: St. Benedicts; Crusader of the Week 4; Dance Committee 3, 4; Eucharistic Minister 4; Honor Rolli, 2, 3, 4; Intramurals 4; Kairos 3 (39), 4 (46); Library Aide 3; Literary Magazine 3, 4; Math Club 2; National Honor Society 4; Office Aide 4; Peer Minister 4; Prom Committee 4; Student Council 3, 4; Swimming 1; Theater 3, 4; Illinois State Scholar 4; Maroon and Orange Club (Founder) 4.
Matthew Seibt: Grissom; Cross Country 3, 4; Crusader of the Week 4; Eucharistic Minister 4; Honor RollI, 2, 3, 4; International Club 1, 2; Kairos 3 (38), 4 (43); National Honor Society 3, 4; Peer Minister 4; Prom Committee 4; Student Council 1, 2, 3, 4; Track 2, 3.
Adam Seifert: Gunsaulas Academy; Eucharistic Minister 4; Football 1; Honor Roll l ; International Club 2; Kairos 3 (39); Literary Magazine 4; Office Aide 2; Peer Minister 4; Volleyball 2.
Michael Seremak: St. Pancratius.
John Shanaham: Central Jr. High; Football 2, 3,4. William C. Shapiro: St. Linus; Honor Roll 1,2,3, 4.
Patrick Sheahan: St. Christian; Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Honor Roll 1,2,3,4; Intramurals 3, 4.
Don Siedlecki: St. Daniels; Honor Roll I, 2, 3, 4. Beronti Simms: Liberty Christian Elementary School; Basketball 1, 2, 3, 4; Crusader of the Week 4; Honor Roll 2; Track 1.
Matt Sindowski: Cassell.
Andy Slager: Ashburn Lutheran; Football. 1, 2; Honor Roll l , 2, 3, 4; Track 1, 2, 3; Wrestlmg 4.
Thomas Slawson: Summit Hill; Football 3, 4; Honor Roll 1,2, 3,4; Track 3.
Mike Spadoni: Most Holy Redeemer; Baseball 1; Basketball 1; Bowling 1; Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Honor Roll l , 2, 3, 4; Intramurals 4; Library Aids 1; Math Club 1, 2; Prom Committee 4; Tennis 1; Track 3, 4,5.
Tim Stanner: McGugan Junior High School; Honor Roll I, 2, 3,4. Kairos 4 (40); Key Club 3; Office Aids 2.
Erick M. Steinmetz: St. Daniel the Prophet; Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4; Intramurals 4; Kairos 3 (41); Library Aids 3; Student Council 2, 3; Theater Department 2,3,4.
Chris Stifter: Richard Henry Lee. Dennis Svec.
Brian Swiatkowski: St. Turibius. Nick Sydor: St. Daniel.
Andy Terrell: Queen of Martyrs; Football 2, 3, 4;
Honor RollI; Intramurals 1, 2, 3, 4; Peer Ministry 4; Track 2, 3; Wrestling 3; Soccer 1.
Dave Tesmond: St. John Fisher; Eucharistic Ministry 1; Football 4; Honor Roll 3; Intramurals 2; Kairos 3 (39); Peer Ministry 4; Track 2; Volleyball 1.
Michael Theis: Nazareth Lutheran; Crusader of the Week 1; Football 3, 4; Honor Roll 1,2,3,4; Kairos 3 (43); Track 2, 3,4.
Raul Torres: John H. Hamline; Honor Roll 1,2,3,4; Intramurals 3, 4; Kairos 4 (46); Library Aids 2; National Honor Society 4; St. Gelasius.
Huy Tran: St. Barnabus; Honor Roll 2, 3,4.
Kris Trepac: St. Christina; Football 1, 2; Honor Roll 1,2,3,4; Kairos 3 (30).
Frank Vaickus: St. Symphorosa; Honor Roll 1,2,3, 4; Intramurals 3, 4; Illinois State Scholar.
~~ffVanna: St. Turibius; Kairos 4 (44); Swimming 1,
Raul Omar Vergil: St. Agnes of Bohemia; Intramurals 1.
Israel Viera: St. Thomas More; Honor Roll 2. David Villamil: St. Mary Star of the Sea; Golf 2; Honor Rolli, 2, 3; Kairos 4 (45); Tennis 3.
Mike Vivirito: Peck; Bowling 1, 2, 3, 4; Honor Roll 1,4; Intramurals 1, 2, 4.
Jim Walsh: St. Benedict; Audio Visual Aids 3; BasKetball 1, 2; Crusader of the Week 3; Honor Roll 1, 2,3,4; Intramurals 3, 4; Kairos 4 (44); Office Aids 1.
Michael Walsh: St. Barnabas; Crusader of the Week 4; Eucharistic Minister 4; Hockey 1, 2, 3, 4; Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4; Kairos 4 (45), 4 (46); Office Aids 3; Peer Ministry 4.
Eric Wawrocki: Five Holy Martyrs; Crusader of the Week 2; Kairos 4 (46).
Tom Wazio: St. Mary Star of the Sea; Baseball 1; Bowling 1, 2; Cross Country 1, 2, 3, 4; Crusader of the Week 3; Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4; Intramurals 4; Kairos 4 (43); National Honor Society 3, 4; Newspaper 4; Track 2,3,4; Yearbook 3, 4.
Ken Welsh: St. Albert the Great; Honor Roll 1,2,3, 4; Intramurals 2; Key Club 1,2,3; Student Council 2, 3; Volleyball 1; Soccer 1, 2, 3.
Jason Whitworth: Sutherland; Baseball 2; Crusader of the Week 1, 2; Football 2; Golf 3; Honor Roll 2; Kairos 3 (37),4 (42); Library Aids 1, 2; Math Club 1; Office Aids 1, 2; Philosophy Club 3, 4; Prom Committee 4; Theater Department 2, 3.
John Anton Wilkes Jr.: Turner-Drew Language Academy; Football 3, 4; Honor Roll 4; Intramurals 1, 2,3,4; Kairos 4 (46), Office Aids 3; Prom Committee 4; Track 2, 3.
Casey Williams: St. Thomas the Apostle; Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4; Intramurals 4; Math Club 3, 4; National
Honor Society 4; Illinois State Scholar. Michael T. Wilson: St. Louis de Montfort; Crusader of the Week 4; Eucharistic Minister 4; Golf 4; Honor Rolli, 2, 3, 4; Intramurals 1, 2, 4; Kairos 3 (39),4 (44); Key Club 3, 4; National Honor Society 4; Newspaper 3; Office Aids 4; Peer Minister 4; Student Council 4; Maroon and Orange 4; Evans Scholar.
Matt Winkler: Most Holy Redeemer; Baseball 1, 2,3,4; Crusader of the Week 2; Football 1,2,3, 4; Honor Rolli, 2, 3, 4; Intramurals 3, 4; Kairos 3 (39), 4 (42); Office Aids 4; Peer Minister 4.
Michael Wise: St. Louis de Montafort; Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4; Intramurals 1; Key Club 3, 4; Soccer 1, 2, 3.
Brian Withers: Hamlin; Football 1, 2; Honor RollI; Intramurals 1, 2; Track 1, 2; Wrestling 1.
Tom Wood: St. Christina; Basketball 1; Eucharistic Minister 4; Intramurals 3, 4; Kairos 4 (42).
Christopher Michael Zack: Most Holy Redeemer, Dance Committee 3, 4; Eucharistic Minister 4; Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4; Kairos 3 (39), 4 (42); National Honor Society 4; Newspaper 3, 4; Office Aide 4; Peer Minister 4; Student Council 3,. 4; Yearbook 3, 4.
TJ Zuzga: St. Michael; Crusader of the Week 1, 2, 3; Dance Committee 4; Eucharistic Minister 4; Honor Roll 1, 2, 3, 4; International Club 1; Kairos 3 (37), 4 (42); Library Aides 1; National Honor Society 3, 4; Newspaper 3, 4; Office Aides 1, 2, 3; Peer Minister 4; Prom Committee 4; Swimming 1, 2, 3; Water Polo 1, 2, 3.
Jeff Zwit: St. Christina; Hockey 1,2, 3, 4; Catholic League Honorable Mention (Hockey); 1994 Sportsmanship Award; St. Gelasius 3, 4; Oak Forest Hospital 3.
Matt Zywica: Homer Junior High; Baseball 1,2; Bowling 1; Honor Roll 1,2,3,4; Intramurals 1; Kairos 'I: (43); Theater Department 4; Band 1,2, 3, 4; Soccer 2.
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give the students of Brother Rice the power to succeed in the real world. Even though all the tasks facing the students are not always easy, students have the opportunity to take advantage of the many facilities to improve their grades. .
During their four years at Brother Rice, students are introduced to a wide variety of classes and teachers. These teachers give the students the opportunity to learn about the worlds of Art, Business, Computers, English, Foreign Languages, Mathematics, Physical Education, Religion, Science, and Social Studies. Through the teaching skills of the teachers and the cooperation and patience of the students, they will gain the knowledge to succeed.
Since all students do not have the same goals in life, Brother Rice offers a great variety of electives. Through the electives that are offered, students have the opportunity to learn about something that truly interests them. These classes are important because students might discover a particular topic that truly fascinates them.
Just like everything else in life, the Brother Rice experience challenges the minds of all students. Along the way, all students will face many tough homework assignments, labs, tests, and quizzes. Occasions like these call for the students to take time out of their schedule and apply themselves. When the students apply themselves to their studies, they acquire the know ledge that is essential to achieving their goals.
With the education that they have acquired at
Brother Rice, the students hope to break new ground at the college level and eventually beyond.
Steven Kowalski '98
Mr. Dwyer discusses the day's assignment with his class.
A student in Brother Carty's class asks a question.
Brother Ickes leaches his Senior Religion Peer M inistry class.
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Mr. Cahill organize students as they prepare for a Sophomore Retreat.
Faith is a key element in the Brother Rice Community. Educating the students with a Catholic curriculum, religion teachers play an important role in helping the students who are chosen for the Peer Ministry program, in which the seniors learn how to be a Christian role model.
The Religion Department hosts many different interactive events. Senior participate in Mass, reading and acting as Eucharistic Ministers. Juniors and Seniors can volunteer to go to St. Gelasius to earn their mandatory Christian service hours. Freshmen and Sophomore retreats are led by the Senior Peer Ministers. Juniors and Seniors have the option of attending Kairos, a four day retreat.
The value learned through religion classes and events help the students understand their faith and become members of the Christian Community.
Brother Haas explains the .ew Testament to his Sophomore Religion class.
M . Schissler II e an overhead projector to make a point.
breaking new ground
The English Department is certainly breaking through in Brother Rice education. During the 1996-97 school year, two new classes were added to the English curriculum. Journalism, taught by Mrs. Hall, produces the "Standard," the school newspaper, and the "Crusader," the school yearbook. Speech and Drama, taught by Mrs. McGeary, focuses on public speaking and drama, and assists students who are interesting in acting. ln addition to these two new classes, the English Department also ponsor "The Soapbox Messiah," the literary magazine. It i published once a year.
The English Department also has a strong passion for improving the writing skills of all students attending Brother Rice. Students in each English class must type at least four papers in the writing lab throughout the year. The program in the Lab analyzis students' papers for structural and grammatical problems.
This English Department certainly has broken through the normal mold on many levels, making it one of the stronge t programs in Chicago.
Tom Cheatle finishes his vocabulary a signmem in Mr. Ross' junior English c1as .
paper in the Pilon Learning Center.
Mrs. Stec offers assistance to a student in the Writing Lab. The Writing Lab is a hub o activity each year as students work on their compositions.
Matt Roman,Joe Vander Veen, Chri Zack, Mike Pavik, Brian Pearson, and Steven Kowalski are delizhted to hear that the first issue of The Standard is a success. Thi year the journali III class produced the newspaper and the yearbook.
Foreign Language students rind their class an enjoyable and enriching experience.
Mrs. Seibt explains her teaching philosophy to parents on Parents' Back to School Night in September.
Ms. Segraves' tudents work on a French assignment.
Foreign Languages breaking through cultures
For at least two years at Brother Rice High School, a student will break out of the normal Engli h speaking classes into a world of different cultures and different languages. The Foreign Language Department at Brother Rice offers students a vast opportunity to become proficient in another language. Throughout the Foreign Language corridor, students may hear and see the different languages either spoken by teachers and students or seen on the many posters that adorn the hallway.
At Brother Rice, student are required to take at least two years of a foreign language. The languages offered include Spanish, German, French and Latin. In addition to getting a feel for the different cultures in the classroom, the International Club also provides students with experiences of other cultures. In addition, the Spanish classes set up a memorial for the "Dia de Los Muertos," or "The Day of the Dead."
All in all, foreign languages playa major role in the life of a Brother Rice student by making him more aware of the different cultures and languages throughout the world.
Dan Lazarz '97
Brothel- Martin helps his students with their German assignment.
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breaking through history
The Social Studies Department exemplifies the most distinct variety of course studies at Brother Rice. Students explore a wide spectrum ranging from World History to U.S. History to the History of Chicago. American Government acquaints student with the structure and function of the governing system at the Federal, State, County, Municipal, and Local levels, while Constitutional Law concentrates on the American legal system with emphasis on criminal rights and procedures. Psychology and Sociology offer students an overview of individual and group behavior in the areas of natural and social science.
After completing the requirements of World History during freshman year and U.S. History in junior year, students continue their social studies with electives in senior year. The History of Chicago offers students a unique insight into the development of a great metropolitan city. The course covers the political, ocial, and economic background from its beginning to the present. World War ll/Present
covers U.S. History during its participation in the war, post-war period, and through the Carter and Reagan administrations. Under the direction of the venerable Mr. Baader, the Social Studies Department offers students a uniqu opportunity to study the various aspects of their past.
Michael Heeney '97
Mr. Alberts watches as one of his students works on an assignment.
Mr. Baader talks to hi students about World History.
Marty Hynes, Nate Shannon, Jeff Boudreau,
and Luke Lyons work on math problems at the board.
Br. Wielatz teaches geometry to his students.
Mrs. Lucheon conducts her algebra 1 class.
Breaking Down Numbers
Mr. Augustyn teaches his algebra 1 class.
Brother Rice High School offers its students the opportunity to break on through in mathematics. With a wide variety of courses and technology, ranging from Pre-Algebra to Advanced Placement Calculus, the Mathematics Department has the means to teach all students.
With this advanced technology, the math department encourages its faculty members to attend workshops and to take classes to keep up with the curriculum. Many teachers attend summer mathematics sessions at Hamburger University to keep up with the new technology and then they are able to pass on this knowledge to their students the following year.
In addition, placement tests are given to incoming freshmen that will offer them the choice to move out of an Algebra I class and directly into a sophomore Geometry class. This allows those students the opportunity to take part in advanced placement courses during their junior and senior years.
The Brother Rice Mathematics Department, chaired by Mr. Augustyn, continues to educate students using the highest standards and by maintaining the best and most recent technology available. With this sophisticated curriculum and technology, students have every opportunity to break through all levels of mathematics.
Victor Ramos '98
Breaking down Theory
Tom Slawson performs an experiment in Br. Collins' A.P.
Science is one of the most popular subjects at Brother Rice High School. Brother Hayes continues to serve as chairman of the Science Department. Students are required to take two years of science, but because of the vast array of challenging and unique classes, most take three or four. The science teachers meet monthly to discuss improvements, theories, and curricula.
The Science Department has taken many steps to stay in close contact with the ever changing world. For instance, this year the brand new Petkus-Crane Physics Center opened its doors for the first time. The Physics Center contains a computer at every station, helping students use modern technology in this fascinating subject. This class is now more oriented to student interaction and experimentation. The Biology Lab moved upstairs to room 211, where, the old Physics Lab was located. This lab also updated its material in the 1996-97 school year. With the Biology Labs right next to each other, the biology teachers now have easy access to each other's wide-ranging knowledge and facilities. The Science Department hopes to rebuild the biology, chemistry, and earth science labs, and add a new class in the next few years to keep pace with the technological superiority of the Physics Center.
Brian Pearson '97
Br. Hayes explains a velocity problem to Kevin Duffy and Giacomo DiMiele in physics class.
Aaron Com minos tediously cleans up his work station it A.P. chemistry.
Tom Litak performs an experiment in A.P. chemistry.
Breaking the Mold
Art exposes a student to his creative and artistic side, through nature, still life, and an appreciation of fine art. Students experience all areas of art, including painting, sculpting, printmaking, drawing, and ceramics. The large glass showcase opposite the cafeteria provides a forum for students to display their arts. There is also a large display case in the main foyer where art is displayed. The art is enjoyed by all who pass these structures.
The purpose of the drawing course is to provide students with an understanding of the features associated with the operation of a computeraided design and drafting system (CAD). Emphasis is placed on the operation of the CAD software, since this is typically the most challenging, especially for new learners. The course is designed for any student with an interest in learning the use of an automated design and drafting tool.
Mike Norris '97
Above: Mrs. Jaros teaches her art class outside.
Right: Sophomore Chris Murphy carefully sketches in his exploring art class.