A Tribute to St. Rita of Cascia High School in Honor of Its 100th Anniversary07/27/2005
Mr. LIPINSKI. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor a fine educational institution in my district, St. Rita of Cascia High School, as the community, families and friends of the high school gather to celebrate its 100th Anniversary.
Founded in 1905 by the Very Reverend James F. Green, O.S.A. on the south side of Chicago, St. Rita's High School was founded in the spirit of St. Augustine and of the Catholic Tradition. The mission of this institution was to form the whole student--spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, physically, and socially--to excel beyond the classroom and in their life experiences.
With the rapid growth of its student body population, St. Rita's quickly became recognized as one of Chicago's outstanding secondary schools. St. Rita's commitment to providing a well-rounded education, based on ancient knowledge which still holds true today, has created an environment in which the students experience fulfillment and exemplify the qualities of truth, honesty, integrity, moderation, responsibility, self-discipline, self-worth and a desire to serve society.
It is my honor to recognize the community of St. Rita of Cascia High School for its many achievements both academic and athletic, and for fostering the growth of those individuals who will help create change and promote progress in today's society.