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The Standard: It all ends here


By Julius Lujano ‘22

My experience at Rice was a unique one compared to others that have graduated. The biggest difference in my experience at Rice is the obvious one.

Covid hit in my sophomore year.  So in reality, I have been in the school for only 3 years if you account for the half-year in quarantine and the half-in, half-out school schedule from last year.  Despite my shortened time at Rice, I believe I was able to have the full experience.

I attended the sports games, competed for the track and field team, and made many great friends during my time at Rice. […]

The Standard: It all ends here2022-05-17T22:07:49-05:00

The Standard: Don’t Blink


By Brian Jeffers ‘22

I remember in the summer of July 2021 when I picked up my final high school schedule for my senior year at Brother Rice. I was not scared but I was kind of sad because of how fast my first three years went by. I was extremely excited for the school year to start. I didn’t even want to think about graduation from the beginning because I didn’t want to leave all the friendships I made at Brother Rice behind. High school goes by in a blink of an eye, so enjoy it while you are there and […]

The Standard: Don’t Blink2022-05-17T22:03:01-05:00

The Standard: The Crusade Nears its End


By Tim Hayes ’22

Going into high school, everyone was telling me that high school would flash before my eyes. At first, I didn’t believe them, but with just a couple of days left, I’m just sitting here wondering where all that time flew by.

I remember my first day of school like it was yesterday. I was as scared, nervous, and anxious as a 14-year-old could be while I waited for my friend to pick me up. I got there and went straight to my locker which wouldn’t open. For 30 minutes, I struggled with it before Doc Mathius came over and […]

The Standard: The Crusade Nears its End2022-05-27T08:53:45-05:00

The Standard: The Last Laugh


By Jimmy Hogan ‘22

My senior year at Brother Rice was one to remember but the times I will remember the most was from August to November. During that period was the football season.

After working hard all summer the season had finally arrived. Once I realized I was starting the first game at Hillcrest, there was no better feeling. Football is not special because of the actual game but being able to take the field with your brothers is something that I will never forget.

Football gave me so many memories and I was able to form relationships that will last a lifetime.

One […]

The Standard: The Last Laugh2022-05-17T21:08:37-05:00

The Standard: My Senior Year at Brother Rice


By Tom Golon ‘22

Everyone always tells you how fast your high school years will fly by, but nobody seems to comprehend how fast it will actually go until it has gone.

Playing soccer was always my favorite sport as a child, and this year I played in my last soccer game ever. It was the only sport that I played for all four years at Brother Rice. The sport taught me a lot of things and definitely contributed to my growth as an athlete and a student. Thanks to great coaches along the way, soccer had a large impact on my life […]

The Standard: My Senior Year at Brother Rice2022-05-17T20:56:28-05:00

The Standard: My senior year


By Gavin Flood ‘22

My senior year at Brother Rice has been a rollercoaster ride of emotions. From making the golf team to taking the ACT test, it has been one heck of a ride.

My senior year started out with me making the golf team before school had started in the summer. I remember being very nervous before tryouts and thought that I was going to fail.

As I played in the tryouts, I remembered with all of the practice I did, I knew that there was no chance I failed.

I ended up making the golf team and being one of the top […]

The Standard: My senior year2022-05-17T20:43:46-05:00

The Standard: Time Flies


By Mike Fahy ‘22

Time really does fly when you’re having fun. In the blink of an eye, I will be graduating alongside my fellow classmates. My four years at Brother Rice have been nothing short of amazing. Through all the ups and downs, I would not change one thing about these past years.

As soon as I walked through the doors on my first day of high school, I knew I had found my second home. The friendships I have created and the memories I have made will never be forgotten. As I look back, I realize how fortunate I was to […]

The Standard: Time Flies2022-05-27T08:38:56-05:00

The Standard: The Last Minute


By Patrick Conroy ‘22

There’s always a final shot to be made and a final touchdown to be scored, but eventually, every game ends.

Now is that time for me to end my last year as a student at Brother Rice. The past four years have flown by, filled with memories that I’m going to carry with me long after graduation and will always be thankful for.

My first time walking through the doors of Brother Rice, I entered with uncertainty, not knowing what the next four years would have in store for me. I met a lot of great people and I was […]

The Standard: The Last Minute2022-05-27T08:35:57-05:00

The Standard: Saders


By Griffin Conners `22

Senior year has been my favorite year. It started with an unbelievable football season. I made so many new friends that I will have forever. Our team was inseparable, so we did many things together. This included practice, weight workouts, games, and social events. Even though we did have a few setbacks, it made the team stronger because we overcame it together.

One of the worst days of my high school career was losing against Wheaton North in the semi-finals. Everyone couldn’t believe the season was over. After the loss, we had one last get-together as a team which […]

The Standard: Saders2022-05-16T23:17:43-05:00

The Standard: Just Show Up


By Kevin Conlon ‘22

My senior year has been an adventure of personal growth and finding my true self. I love myself and the life I am creating. I am on my way to achieving everything I dreamed about being as a kid but gave up on because I never thought it could happen. The most important thing I learned this year is to just keep showing up.

Just show up. Some may take this as just something for athletics but, in reality, it is about life itself. Show up for the people in your life that need you. Show up for family, […]

The Standard: Just Show Up2022-05-16T23:12:04-05:00


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