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10 16 18 CONTENTS Features Departments 4 Chairman’s Message 5 Letters 6 7101 Lahser Road 14 Administrative Messages 20 Alumni Updates 21 In Memory 26 And Finally … 8 9 Irish Nite 2013, the 36th annual Brother Rice Auction, returned with a splash March 16. More than 450 attendees – a diverse group of Parents, Alumni and Faculty/Staff – came together to toast St. Patrick’s Day and make The Warrior Difference. Initial reports of almost $300,000 in gross proceeds indicate one of our best Auctions ever. Making a Racket Squash prodigy Vince Mencotti ‘15 is taking his talents to Vassar A Most Courageous Man Vietnam vet and double amputee Bob Wieland inspires the students Mission Appalachia Author Yuri Ramocan ’13 shares stories of his December mission trip Picture Perfect Tour a photo gallery taken from the lenses of our Photography II students Boxing Night XIII The Alumni Association fundraiser hit new heights with its event in February A Grimm Tale Veteran newspaperman Joe Grimm ’72 finds a favorite subject in Coney Detroit IRISH EYES ARE SMILING... 10 12 16 18 On the cover Summer 2012 photo of sunset at Higgins Lake taken by Connor Schafran ’14 for our Photography II class. See pp. 12-13 for more. Brother Rice High School, Bloomfield, Michigan @BroRiceWarriors Brother Rice High School MI For the latest news and information check out our website www.brrice.edu Rice Today is published two times yearly by the Brother Rice Office of Marketing & Communications for alumni, current and past parents and friends. If you prefer to receive this publication via e-mail, or to make a change of address, let us know at [email protected]. Send via the US mail to: Brother Rice High School • 7101 Lahser Road Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301-4045 • (248) 833-2000 (248) 833-2011 FAX • www.brrice.edu / 3 SPRING 2013