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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 the Cavalier Powerlifting Team! On Saturday, seven Cavaliers competed in a powerlifting meet at Cudahy High School. Five of the seven athletes medaled, and two of those students are going to state!

“Coach Litscher and I are proud of these student athletes for the hard work and dedication to training," said powerlifting coach and STM science teacher Mike Fricke. "Strength training has a unique way of instilling confidence and growth in young men and women, and in the end that is the most important outcome anyone would want of our students at St. Thomas More High School.”

Stay tuned for more updates on our powerlifting team as some of them compete in Germantown in February and then at the state meet in Appleton on March 2 and 3.

Pictured: Dianeli, Jorge (qualified for state), Steve (won a 3rd place medal), Jeff (won a 2nd place medal), Evan, David (won a 2nd place medal) and Dylan (qualified for state).
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Mr. Kelly and Ms. McIntosh had a great morning with the STM First Robotics Team 1714 at the First Launch Party 2019 at WCTC on Saturday! Special thanks to FIRST Robotics and the Rockwell Automation FIRST affiliation, who helped Team 1714 get back on track with very generous grants. Stay tuned to our social media for more updates on our FIRST Robotics team!

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Way to go, Cavaliers!So proud of this team! They overcame many obstacles these last few weeks, including learning new formations and choreography for some..and came out so much stronger because of it, today at Oshkosh!

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