Fathers' Club Presents Awards at Annual Banquet


Nominations for 2016 are now closed.

The Archbishop John R. Roach Volunteer Award

This award was established soon after the passing of the Archbishop in honor of his memory and his many lasting contributions to the school. Archbishop Roach was a professor, dean of students, and founder and headmaster of the Academy in Mendota Heights.

Each year the Fathers’ Club honors an individual volunteer who has demonstrated uncommon leadership and effort in the betterment of the school.

Previous Archbishop John R. Roach Volunteer Award Recipients:
1996 – Bob Lannen ’62
1997 – John O’Keefe
1998 – Pat McCarthy
1999 – Ken Petschel
2000 – Tom Raih
2001 – John Greving
2002 – Jim Mulrooney ’61
2003 – Bill Makens
2004 – Frank Lang and Gene Nelson
2005 – Tim Marrinan ’63
2006 – Rosemary Mossberg
2007 – Suzy Urick
2008 - Joe Jansen '83
2009 - Bill Sullivan '69
2010 - John McDonald, Jr. '73 (posthumously)
2011 - Mary Pat FitzPatrick
2012 - Joe Nuñez '77
2013 - Mike Peterson
2014 - Jim Weichert
2015 - Sharon D'Agostino
2016 - Thor & Paula Raarup


The Michael Rongitsch Faculty Award

This award was established after the untimely passing of Mike Rongitsch, beloved STA mathematics teacher and coach, to honor an STA faculty or staff member who best exemplifies the spirit of the Academy and honors the memory of Mike.

Previous Michael Rongitsch Faculty Award Recipients:
2005 – Dave Bassett ’62
2006 – Bill Culbertson
2007 – Dave Ziebarth
2008 - CW4 Paul Preblich
2009 - Caroline Little
2010 - Josh Kaeppe
2011 - Mike Byrne '63
2012 - Wendy Fox
2013 - Julius Tangwe
2014 - LTC Mike DePuglio
2015 - Tom Klein '89
2016 - Tom Weber


The Nicholas Masciopinto '03 Leadership Award

This award memorializes the life of Nicholas Masciopinto ’03, who taught us how to live, laugh and learn fully, without judgment or prejudice and with hope, faith and perseverance.

This award is given to a junior student, who, through dedicated and disciplined commitment, has exercised his talents to the betterment of the Academy and the community at large.

Previous Nicholas Masciopinto '03 Leadership Award Recipients:
2007 – Matthew Miley ’08
2008 - Ryan Robinson '09
2009 - Conor McFadden '10
2010 - Patrick Griffin '11
2011 - Matthew Goldammer '12
2012 - Nicholas Waldvogel '13
2013 - Brock Carlson '14
2014 - Connor Knapp '15
2015 - Nate Chaffee '16
2016 - J. Michel '17