Bertucci Family Finds Perfect Fit at Skutt Catholic
Living in Elkhorn, the Bertucci family was not looking for a private, Catholic high school education. Both parents, Becky and Ryan, attended public high schools and the family are members of a non-denominational church.
The Bertuccis landed at Skutt Catholic after their oldest son, Grant, indicated he was not interested in attending the high school in their district. The family looked at moving but Grant suggested Skutt Catholic.
“Once we toured the school and Grant shadowed, there was never a doubt that Skutt Catholic was the right choice for our family,” said mom, Becky Bertucci.
“We love the academics, activities and values that Skutt Catholic provides,” she continued.
Grant is now a senior and his brother Gage is a sophomore at Skutt Catholic. Little brother, Tate, is in fourth grade at West Bay Elementary School. The family belongs to non-denominational Stonebridge Church but likes that their boys have religion every day.
“We really like that the boys have religion in their lives daily,” Becky said. “They have a strong faith and this provides a great foundation as they navigate the challenges of high school.”
“Respect is something that is very evident when you visit the school and I believe the faith aspect of Skutt Catholic plays a big role in this.”
The Bertucci boys are involved in many activities at the school, playing multiple sports, and involved in many different clubs and activities. Both boys are on the leadership council, and active members of FBLA and HOSA. Grant is active in the Guardians men’s prayer group and is starting a new discipleship group.
“At Skutt Catholic, my boys have been able to be involved in many different things. They have been leaders and able to excel in all they have done. To be able to do so many different things would have been difficult in a larger school,” said Becky.
The Bertucci family appreciates the service-focused initiatives and opportunities for her children to live their faith. Both boys have participated in SkyHawks in the City service weekends and are planning on going on the Rosebud Reservation service trip this summer.
“The service requirements are such an important part of what makes Skutt Catholic so great,” Becky said. “The required hours, along with things like Community Involvement Day, really help the students see how important it is to give back. Students enjoy these activities and they continue the tradition of giving long after graduating.”
Becky says the variety of classes and AP classes led by dedicated faculty ensure her children will be well prepared for college.
“Skutt Catholic is blessed to have so many wonderful teachers and faculty who want nothing more than to see the students succeed,” she said.
As an active Skutt Catholic volunteer, Becky is involved with various activities and school initiatives and previously served as the president of the parent association.
“Volunteering is a great way to get involved in the school and get to know other parents and faculty members,” she said. “It is a close knit community that exists to provide a wonderful experience for our students.”