2020 Hall of Fame Announcement


The 2020 induction class into the Brother Rice High School Hall of Fame includes athletes and coaches who have distinguished themselves with championships, awards, and other impressive achievements: Tim MacClean ’81  John Shasky ’82Doug Pickens ’04Jason Alessi ’14Coach Bob Riker ’85Coach Mike Venos This class will be honored on Tuesday, September 29, at Indianwood Golf & Country Club, following the annual…

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Marcel Gagnon | 2020 Spirit of Blessed Edmund Society


Marcel Gagnon began teaching at Brother Rice in 1968. He taught English and art for the majority of his career, proudly serving as department chair for the English Department for a period of time. Marcel also served as the dean of students for several years. Attending night school while teaching full time, he earned a law degree from Wayne State University…

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Haithem Sarafa ’75 | 2020 Spirit of Blessed Edmund Society

Haithem K. Sarafa was born in Baghdad, Iraq, in 1957 and immigrated with his Chaldean family to the United States in 1963. He went to Gesu in Detroit, for grade school and attended middle school at St. Michael’s in Southfield, before attending Brother Rice. Haithem Sarafa graduated with highest academic distinction as a member of the Class of 1975. While…

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John Birney ’76 | 2020 Spirit of Blessed Edmund Society

John Birney was born in Royal Oak, Michigan, on June 4, 1958. His parents John & Shirley, lived in Birmingham and were devoted Catholics who belonged to Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church. John attended OLQM elementary school for eight years before beginning his high school career at Brother Rice in 1972. His days in the “hallowed halls” of Rice…

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Celebrating 60 Years of Brother Rice


We are proud to kick off the Celebration of our 60th Anniversary of educating young men in the footsteps of our founder Blessed Edmund Rice. We hope you will join us on our social media accounts beginning Sunday, May 3rd, at 12 pm, to enjoy 60 hours of Brother Rice memories, moments, and testimonials that embody the shared experiences spanning…

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An update from Principal Okuniewski


Good Evening, Please see the video message above, sent to Brother Rice Families on April 2, 2020 Below is the Brother Rice Distance Learning Day schedule though the end of Holy Week: Monday, April 6 – Distance Learning Tuesday, April 7- Distance Learning Wednesday, April 8 – Distance Learning Holy Thursday, April 9 – No School Good Friday, April 10 –…

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Warrior College Mentors Program


The Brother Rice community is going the extra mile to help our Class of 2020 and 2021 in their college process. Since college visits and admitted student programs have been cancelled across the country, we recognize researching colleges is more complicated than ever. We are thrilled to announce the Warrior College Mentors, a powerhouse roster of young Brother Rice alumni ready to help!  …

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Warrior College Workshops

Brother Rice College Counseling is full steam ahead with our Warrior College Workshops via Mrs. Miller’s YouTube channel! Juniors and Seniors are able to watch virtual Workshops to ensure they remain on top of their college search and application process.  Each week Mrs. Miller will email the link to the newest virtual Warrior College Workshop video which will feature relevant…

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2019 Brownsville Service Immersion Trip Blog


In November, four students and chaperones Mr. Thane Hall and Mr. Kevin Krysiak ventured to Brownsville, Texas on a service immersion trip to serve the displaced immigrants at the U.S. – Mexico border. The trip truly allows our students the opportunity to witness and grasp the plight of immigrants seeking asylum. It can be difficult for young people to show…

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