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2018 Alumni Hall of Fame Induction

Saturday, September 29, 2018

 

We are proud to announce the four 2018 inductees into the St. Thomas More Alumni Hall of Fame! These are four faces that decades of our alumni will remember – Ron Fieber (DB ’54), Tom Glyzewski, Tom Knitter, and Larry Florek (DB ’62). We will be spotlighting one of them each day the rest of this week on Facebook, so think of some of your favorite memories of them as teachers, administrators and coaches and share them with us! They will be inducted on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at a luncheon held at STM.

 

Ron Fieber (DB ’54)

Referred to once in a yearbook as “Mr. Don Bosco,” Ron Fieber devoted his professional career to Don Bosco and Thomas More.  He began teaching at Don Bosco in 1960 and spent the next 38 years teaching and coaching thousands of students until his retirement from Thomas More in 1998.  He was an outstanding athlete at Don Bosco, earning him induction into the STM Athletic Hall of Fame in 2003.

 

 

Tom Glyzewski

Tom’s math classes at Pio Nono and Thomas More were legendary.  Alumni have often commented that Tom’s method of teaching and his passion for his subject helped them tackle careers in teaching and math-related fields later in their lives.  Tom passed away in October of 2007, but his legacy clearly lives on in his former students.  In the online guestbook linked to Tom’s obituary, Mark Litkowski (TM ’93) wrote, “I felt sorry for all those who had to suffer through calculus or algebra-trig without the insight of Mr. Glyzewski.  He had a gift and used it to change the world, one student at a time.”

 

 


Tom Knitter

Tom dedicated more than 40 years of his life to St. Thomas More High School as a teacher, coach and administrator.  He taught and coached at Pio Nono and Thomas More, eventually becoming principal and later serving as the first president of Thomas More.  He left in 2001 and spent a year as president of a Catholic high school in Bakersfield, CA, then came back to spend several years as the president of St. Catherine’s in Racine.  Upon his retirement from St. Cat’s, he served as a Development Officer for St. Thomas More until 2017, when he and his wife, Josie, moved to Florida.  He is a member of the STM Athletic Hall of Fame thanks to his stellar career as a wrestling coach.

 

Larry Florek (DB ’62)

Larry taught English and math at all levels and grades during his teaching career at Don Bosco and Thomas More. He also served as assistant principal a few different times during his 40 years in education. He coached basketball, wrestling, football, track and golf. Known for his unique sense of humor, Larry is remembered fondly by Dons and Cavaliers alike.

 

 

 

The St. Thomas More Alumni Hall of Fame is a collection of some of our most decorated alumni.  From award-winning actors to corporate executives to legendary coaches, the Alumni Hall of Fame recognizes distinguished individuals from all walks of life.  While the lives of our Hall of Fame members vary in the realm of their accomplishment, all have one thing in common: they embody the spirit and mission of St. Thomas More High School.  They have lived lives of service to their communities while following the teachings of Jesus Christ.

The Alumni Hall of Fame is exclusive company.  Out of our more than 9,000 alumni, there are very few Hall of Fame members, with Pio Nono, Don Bosco, and St. Francis Minor Seminary represented as well as Thomas More High School.  It gives us a great deal of pride to recognize our own for their life accomplishments.  The Alumni Hall of Fame induction ceremony is a highlight of our calendar.

The following individuals are members of the Alumni Hall of Fame:

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Congratulations to juniors Melanie, Katie, and Josie and senior Marissa on earning All-Conference recognition for volleyball this year!

Additionally, two STM players from our boys volleyball co-op with South Milwaukee High School earned All-Conference recognition. Tyler Adams earned Second Team All-Conference Honors. As team captain and setter, Tyler led the team in assists (464), aces (36), and hitting percentage (0.374) for the season. He finished in the top ten in the state for assists.

Tony Czajka earned First Team All-Conference Honors. As the other team captain and outside hitter, Tony led the team in kills (267) and digs (187) for the season. He finished in the top ten in the state for kills. He was voted First Team All-Conference by all of the Woodland Conference coaches and voted Most Valuable Player by his teammates.

Way to go, volleyball players! Stay tuned for more news on our fall sports accomplishments.
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Father Christopher (TM '95) visited Lumen Christi yesterday! Read the full post below.

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Today our second grade students welcomed Father Christopher Klusman into their classroom. Father Christopher is the Chaplain at St. Thomas More High School, and is one of only 13 deaf priests in the world. The students learned a lot about Father Christopher's experience as a deaf child and priest. They also shared with him their "Hail Mary" song which they have been learning to sign for both the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and their First Communion.
Read more about Fr. Christopher at archive.jsonline.com/news/religion/127716843.html. It was truly a blessing to have him share his story with our students. See the comments for some pics from the visit.
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Support STM this #GivingTuesday! On Tuesday, November 27, STM will join the global non-profit community by participating in Giving Tuesday, the global day of giving. Because of your support for last year’s Giving Tuesday campaign, STM was able to purchase interactive Smart Boards for each of our classrooms, and this year, we are asking for your support to upgrade technology in the Jerry Huennekens Gymnasium. For this year’s campaign, STM is requesting donations to purchase a high-definition projector and large display screen for the gymnasium, drastically improving the quality of our all-school assemblies and Masses. As you can see in the video below from last week’s Veterans Day assembly, our out-of-date projector and small screen do not match the high caliber of our speaker system or the size of our typical audience. Will you support STM this #GivingTuesday, helping us raise at least $6,300 for these much-needed improvements? ... See MoreSee Less

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