Falcon Awards Night recap by WC Board Member Michael Curry
A faithful and giving priest. A loving and dedicated teacher. An ardent and devoted sports fan. A business leader and generous benefactor. Four stories. Countless graces. One West.
The 9th Annual Falcon Awards Night in West Catholic’s history is in the books. But, as with every celebration before it, the 2022 awards night is a reminder that the story of West Catholic High School is, in fact, the narrative of the people who make it what it is.
Fr. Dennis Morrow (St. John Paul II Award), Rita Totoraitis (Alumni Excellence Award), Bernard Geerling (Falcon by Choice Award) and John Thompson (Lifetime Achievement Award), are four paragons, each in their own fashion, of “The West Way” — hard work, personal sacrifice, service to others, disciples of Christ.
Because of their hard work, West Catholic is able to offer a dynamic, excellence-driven education with a moral compass. Because of their personal sacrifice, West Catholic is a beacon for a world that yearns for acceptance and belonging. Because of their service to others, West Catholic is an institution that offers light and wisdom to those who long for truth and understanding. Because they are disciples of Christ, West Catholic is one school and one community in service to the one God who makes it all possible. Four stories. Countless graces.
Thank you to Fr. Dennis Morrow, Rita Totoraitis, Bernard Geerling, John Thompson, and the countless unnamed saints and souls, who make us One West.
To read more about each award recipient, please visit community.grwestcatholic.org/wcfan2022.
We would also like to thank everyone who attended Falcon Awards Night as well as our sponsors who made the evening possible.
- BP&R Engineering, Inc.
- Miss G & Friends
- Joe Maggini, Friend of West Catholic
- Arsulowicz Brothers Mortuaries, Inc.
- Aquinas College
- Custom Caulking
- Dave Veneklase Family
- Duane Kluting
- Schmidt, Koning, Villareal & Associates, LLC
- WC Athletics
- WC 3 Point Club
GREEN & WHITE SPONSORS
- Applause Catering
- Greg & Kerry Meyer
- John & Lisa Frey Family
- K&M Wayland
- Rockford Construction
- Strategies Wealth Advisors
- Tom & Jan Czerney
- Wayne & Margo Gagnon Family