The timing of the 2014 Senior Alumni Luncheon took place a month earlier than usual, but that didn’t effect on the successful outcome of the event. Even with an unusually late Easter and other issues affecting the senior class’s availability, the 2014 luncheon went off without a hitch as 225+ people gathered at Oakland Hills Country Club to attend the 22nd annual Senior Alumni Luncheon on Friday, April 4th.
Each year, just prior to graduation, Alumni honor our future alumni at this event. Students are seated with Alumni hosts for an afternoon of camaraderie. Money raised through the efforts of the Alumni Association goes towards the Alumni Association Scholarship Fund.
The Brother Rice Alumni Association honored Matthew H. Stenger ’93 as their 2014 Distinguished Alumnus. Matt has been happily married to his wife, Meg, for the past 13 years and they have 5 young children; Mollie (10), Grace (9), Madeline (8), Jack (7) and Evan (1). The Alumni Association chose Stenger for many reasons specifically pointing out that he is a devoted family man who never misses an opportunity to volunteer his time for the benefit of his kids, their school and their teams. Matt stated, “I’m grateful for the opportunity to continue serving and representing the Brother Rice community and I’m truly honored and humbled by this award.”
As a student at Brother Rice, Stenger was a member of the National Honor Society, the varsity basketball team and was the student body president his senior year. In 2004-05, Matt served as the alumni association vice president before taking over as the alumni association president in 2005-06. He has volunteered his time to help organize and coordinate many Alumni Association events over the years and he is credited for creating the inaugural Senior Alumni Luncheon in 1993 when he was President of his senior class.
Stenger is a 1997 graduate of Marquette University where he was a two year captain of the Marquette University Rowing Team. Currently, he is the Regional Sales Director with Covidien Medical while taking on an active role as coach, volunteer and organizer for multiple area organizations like St. Regis Basketball, Birmingham Bloomfield Soccer Club and Beverly Hills Little League Baseball. Matt embodies the spirit of Brother Rice and upholds the Rice values and spirit.
Sage Baltrusaitis ’14 was announced as the 12th recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Senior Award. Created in 2003, this award is voted on by the senior class to recognize the young man who is the most well-rounded individual speaking to the ideals of what a Brother Rice High School education represents (character, integrity, charity, moral value, academic and athletic excellence) while fostering to the spiritual, intellectual, cultural and physical development of the complete person. Sage was a three year starter on the varsity football team and served as captain his senior year. He will attend West Point in the fall.