2014 Seniors Honored at the Bloomfield Hills Optimist Club Youth Appreciation Breakfast

Posted: October 22, 2013

Optimists Club

Three Brother Rice seniors were recently recognized by the Bloomfield Hills Optimist Club for their service to school and community and for their approach to volunteerism.

Sean Kelly, from Troy who attended Saint Hugo of the Hills Middle School, has been very active in a program that Brother Rice runs with the Christ Child House of Detroit, working with underprivileged children doing a variety of educational and recreational activities.   He also took part in the school’s Mission Trip to Lima, Peru, where he worked serving impoverished families in the city’s barrio.  Sean has also been very generous serving his school community, playing guitar at liturgical celebrations, working at the school’s annual Open House, and helping with setup for ACT testing.  While being a young man who works for others, Sean has also maintained a 3.9 GPA and been a great asset to Brother Rice.

Ike Onwurizike, from West Bloomfield who attended Saint Regis Middle School, has taken part in a number of diverse service projects both in and out of the school community. Along with serving Brother Rice by participating in school liturgies and other activities, Ike, like Sean, has worked many hours with the Christ Child House Project that Brother Rice sponsors. He has also been very involved with the Beyond Basics Program, the Baldwin Center, and worked in the Beaumont Hospital Summer Volunteer Program. Ike has shown a true concern for the needs of the less fortunate while maintaining over a 4. Gpa. He, too, is a tremendous asset to Brother Rice.

Bradford Jones, from Bloomfield Hills and attended East Hills Middle School, is another student who has been very involved with a variety of service projects. Bradford took part in a mission trip to Haiti with a group from Kensington Church, and worked with building projects as well as with young children, helping in the nation’s recovery from its devastating earthquake.  Bradford also assists with religious education for children every Sunday, is active with the church high school ministries program, and works each year at a Christmas soup kitchen for the poor.  Bradford has shown himself to a man who cares for others.

Brother Rice is thankful for Bradford, Ike and Sean.