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Brian Barkowski ’95 to lead BRAIN for Business 

January 24th, 2019|

In 2013 Gary Stubits '82 and the Brother Rice Alumni Association founded BRAIN for Business.  Six years and fifteen meetings later, more than 250 alumni from graduating classes spanning 50+ years have gathered to learn new ways to support each other's business ventures, while always supporting Brother Rice.  We will always appreciate Gary's work with the Alumni [...]

Lundy, Br. Rice on Roll Toward Sectional Meet

January 22nd, 2019|

By Tim O’Brien - The Beverly Review Tony Lundy headed into his sixth game at the Oak Lawn bowling regional well within striking distance of the top spot. The Br. Rice sophomore was just 41 pins behind Richards sophomore Blake Attig, but Lundy wasn’t exactly bowling well at that moment. After rolling a series-low 193 in the fifth game, Lundy [...]

Gavin delivers late for Br. Rice in Mt. Carmel comeback win

January 10th, 2019|

The Beverly Review by Tim O’Brien  - Jan 8, 2019 A consistent sniper from long range, Br. Rice senior Jimmy Gavin is one of the best 3-point shooters around. But in a back-and-forth contest at Mt. Carmel, Gavin showed he’s not just a long-range bomber. Corralling a deep rebound and fighting his way through traffic, Gavin went coast to coast, [...]

Brother Rice Announces 41 Illinois State Scholars

January 7th, 2019|

Brother Rice is pleased to announce that 41 Brother Rice students from the graduating class of 2019 have been recognized as Illinois State Scholars.On average, approximately 10% of graduates from 757 high schools across the state are announced as Illinois State Scholars each year. This year, Brother Rice boasts 21% of the students from the Class of 2019 as Illinois [...]

Students named Evans Scholars

January 7th, 2019|

Br. Rice High School seniors Jack Voves (from left), Aidan McGuire and Chris Neary earned Chick Evans Scholarships, which provide full tuition and housing for college. Recipients must have caddied for at least two years, completed their junior year with an above-B average and shown outstanding character and leadership. The Beverly Review by Kyle Garmes - Jan 2, 2019 [...]

3 Seniors Commit to Continue Football Careers

January 7th, 2019|

Congratulations to our 3 seniors who committed to continue their academic and football careers collegiately! Evan Kirts has committed to University of Illinois, David O'Keeffe has committed to Harvard University, and Dylan Summers has committed to Cornell University. Brother Rice is so proud to have such hard working and dedicated Crusaders achieve their goals! View Photos [...]

Brother Rice alumni, Josh Niego and Mike Shepski, transfer to St. Xavier and make immediate impact!

January 7th, 2019|

The Beverly Review - Niego, Shepski reunite at St. Xavier by Tim O’Brien - Jan 2, 2019 Heading home for winter break during his freshman season last year at Lewis University, Josh Niego met up with several friends, including former Br. Rice basketball teammate Mike Shepski. The conversation drifted from one topic to the next, eventually coming around to [...]

A ‘W’ for ‘M’: Marquise Kennedy rallies Brother Rice past Josh Redic-led Mount Carmel

January 7th, 2019|

By Steve Millar Daily Southtown Brother Rice’s Marquise Kennedy and Mount Carmel’s Josh Redic staged quite the one-on-one showdown Friday night. Kennedy, a Loyola recruit, embraced the challenge. “It was a great matchup,” Kennedy said. “He played me tough. I played him tough. It was a lot different than normal. I had to spend a lot more energy than [...]

Class of 2018 Yearbook Pickup

December 17th, 2018|

The 8th Annual Yearbook Pickup attracted 92 members of the Class of 2018 on Wednesday, November 21, 2018.  It was another enthusiastic reunion evening with classmates converging back to Brother Rice from colleges throughout the country.  This year pens were provided and classmates were encouraged to write messages in each other’s books, as Brother Rice photographer par excellence Brother Tom [...]

Crusader Professional Alumni Event – Union League Club

December 17th, 2018|

Eighty one alumni, spanning 55 graduation years came together for the 6th Union League Professional Alumni  Event, sponsored for the 6th by Dr. Marty Burke ’81. Brother Rice VP Mike McShane ’87 was the master of ceremonies, followed by Marty, Dr. Kevin Burns, Mark Donahue ’74, Brotherrice.TV Broadcasters Pat McGann ’19 and Matt Reidy ’19, all echoing the same theme from [...]

Mike Stritch ’93 – Alumnus of the Month

December 14th, 2018|

Anybody who knew Mike Stritch when he was a student at Brother Rice High School could see he was destined for great things.  In the classroom, he was an Honors student, a member of the National Honors Society, and the Gold Medalist as the Outstanding Scholar Athlete.  On the athletic fields, he was an All Conference/All Area football [...]

34th Annual All-Alumni Dinner

December 13th, 2018|

In order to express our sacred appreciation, the 34th Annual All-Alumni Dinner began in the school chapel with the Alumni Association honoring Men of the Year and Alumni Hall of Fame honorees Don Liebentritt ’68, Pat Folliard ’73, and John Singler ’78.  Jim Casey ’70, who conducted the honors ceremony, began by expressing regret and a call for prayers for Tom Mitchell ’63, who is [...]

Mr. Mark Klutcharch – December Faculty Crusader of the Month

December 11th, 2018|

Our Brother Rice Faculty member of the month for December 2018 is none other than lifelong Crusader, Mr. Mark Klutcharch!  “Klutch,” as he is affectionately known in the Brother Rice community, has gone above and beyond his regular duties these past few months, juggling numerous responsibilities on top of his teaching theology classes:  He just wrapped up his [...]

November 2018 Crusaders of the Month

November 26th, 2018|Tags: |

Congratulations to our Crusaders of the Month for November 2018! Brother Rice honors one student from each class as Crusader of the Month. To be considered for Crusader of the Month, students must be nominated by a teacher, coach or administrator. In order to qualify, students must show leadership, be in good standing and be involved in activities within [...]

Nick Chimera ’19 Becomes a Published Author

November 22nd, 2018|

Senior Nick Chimera is a published author! Nick's novel, "The Crusader" is now available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and various bookstores in paperback, hardcover, and on kindle. Official Synopsis: "Like most high school students, Patrick Knight struggles to find his place in the world. But, it gets more complicated than he ever imagined when he discovers his supernatural [...]

Brother Rice beats Marist to advance to Class 8A title game

November 19th, 2018|

Madeline Kenney Nov. 17 4:45 p.m. Brother Rice students and fans stormed the field shortly after the Crusaders’ 14-3 victory Saturday against host Marist. They huddled around the players, lifting a few in the air. Yes, Brother Rice (13-0) punched its ticket to the Class 8A championship game next weekend. And, yes, the Crusaders kept their record unblemished. But [...]

8 Seniors Commit to Compete Athletically at the Collegiate Level

November 14th, 2018|

Pictured from left to right: Benji Brokemond (Miami University, Baseball) Ryan Maher (Heartland CC, Baseball) Mike Bolton (Purdue University, Baseball) John Stillman (Bradley University, Golf) Kendall Pettis (University of Oklahoma, Baseball) Brandon Laux (Kirkwood CC, Baseball) Danny Doligale (University of Illinois, Baseball) Marquise Kennedy (Loyola University, Basketball). We are so proud of our student athletes who made their college [...]

A little trickery and a lot of defense carry Brother Rice past Warren in 8A quarterfinals

November 12th, 2018|

Brother Rice's Marquis Jackson takes a fake punt in for a touchdown against Warren on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. (Gary Middendorf / Daily Southtown) By Steve Millar Daily Southtown Backup running back Marquis Jackson was recently put on Brother Rice’s punt team and the Crusaders had a fake punt designed for him. When Brother Rice coach Brian [...]

Nick Chimera ’19 Becomes a Published Author

November 11th, 2018|

Senior Nick Chimera is a published author! Nick's novel, "The Crusader" is now available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and various bookstores in paperback, hardcover, and on kindle. Official Synopsis: "Like most high school students, Patrick Knight struggles to find his place in the world. But, it gets more complicated than he ever imagined when he discovers his supernatural [...]

Crusader of the Month – Mr. Parker

November 10th, 2018|

Drone operator.  Sustainability expert.  Cloud-computing engineer.  App Developer. These are jobs that didn’t even exist a decade ago.  “Sixty-five percent of children entering primary school will end up in jobs that don't yet exist,” according to a 2017 report from the World Economic Forum.  One of the main challenges of modern education is preparing students for a world [...]

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