Holy Name is proud of the following seniors who signed National Letters of Intent to continue their athletic and academic careers in college next year:
Emily Davis (Parma/St. Anthony of Padua School and Parish)- Women’s Basketball, Shaw University (NC)
Joe Rivera (Cleveland/Charles Mooney School and St. Augustine Parish) – Baseball, Notre Dame College (OH)
We look forward to seeing Emily and Joe excel in the classroom and on either the court or field next year!
Holy Name High School | April 2016
Featured: 2016 “Run for the Roses” Rising Tide Gala Auction Set for Saturday, April 23
Join fellow Holy Name supporters at the “Run for the Roses” 2016 Gala Auction, being held Saturday, April 23 in Holy Name’s Memorial Gymnasium! The evening begins at 6 p.m., and tickets are still available at $100 each.
Along with the Silent and Live Auction items, several raffles are also available at the Gala Auction. One is the $10,000 Raffle, with tickets available at $100 a piece. Only 200 tickets are sold, so get yours today at www.holynamehs.com/auction2016!
Additionally, two sets of Cleveland Cavaliers’ 2016 NBA Playoffs tickets (two tickets for round one, and two tickets for round two) will be raffled off that evening. Raffle tickets will be one (1) for $50, or five (5) for $200!
And, for the first time ever, the Gala Auction features special remote bidding, with Holy Name families and friends having the ability to bid on Live Auction items without attending the Gala Auction. The limited, Live Auction items you can bid on are:
*NAME THE GYM – The Holy Name Main Gymnasium can be your family name or name of your choice for one year (July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017). What a great way to honor your family, class or special memory from dear Holy Name!
*NAME THE CIRCLE – Did you ever want a street sign in your honor? This is your chance to ride down the Circle in front of HN and have it be your family’s name or name of your choice for one year (July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017)
*VIP PARKING FOR YOUR HN STUDENT – Your student can have his/her own parking sign and spot in a VIP area for the 2016-2017 school year!
*VIP SEATING FOR GRADUATION – No need to rush to the Friday, May 27th Graduation at St. Columbkille Church – you will have VIP seating for eight (8).
*BID ON THE 2016 KENTUCKY DERBY POST POSITIONS – Bids start at $100. The winner will receive half of the total, and will be notified after the Kentucky Derby is held on Saturday, May 7.
All of the above items will be available during the Live Auction on Saturday, April 23. Bidding will close at the end of the Live Auction (around 9 p.m.) The highest bidder wins.
1. Register to be a REMOTE BIDDER (www.holynamehs.com/auction2016). You will receive a bid number within 24 hours of registration. After receiving your bid number, you can start your bidding on your electronic device (any device that can connect to the Internet, such as Androids, Kindles, iPads, iPhones, etc. can be used). You will then be notified each time you are out bid.
Advancement: The $30,000 March Match Goal Has Been Exceeded!
Thanks to your generosity, Holy Name exceeded the $30,000 March Match Goal. We are happy to announce that a total of $34,226 was raised in March alone, with all of these donations going directly to the Annual Fund!
Other interesting March Match facts to share include:
21 students helped to make phone calls during the Annual Fund Phonathon in early March $3,680 was given online between just March 26 and April 1 307 total donors gave during the March Match Of those 307, 58 donors had never given to the Unrestricted Annual Fund before
We are grateful to all those who donated, and are especially grateful for Ray Smiley ’44, who made the $30,000 March Match Challenge possible. We are so appreciative of his gift, and thank him for continuing to give back and support his alma mater. With his help, and yours, we are able to provide our students with a premier college preparatory, faith-centered education.
If you have not made a gift yet this year to the Annual Fund, there is still time. Please make your gift today at www.holynamehs.com/donate-to-hn/. Every donation makes a difference!
Athletics: Green Wave Athletes Wrap Up a Successful 2015-2016 Winter Season
After a successful winter sports season, Green Wave athletes have been recognized for their accomplishments. Here are some highlights from our boys’ basketball, girls’ basketball, bowling, hockey, and wrestling teams:
The boys’ basketball team beat Firelands, 61-46 in the first round of the Division II North Ridgeville District playoffs and then fell to Buckeye, 61-59 in their second game to conclude their season. Earning post-season accolades were:
Dwayne Cohill ’18 Team MVP Cleveland.com All-Star Honorable Mention All-Great Lakes Conference First Team AP Division II Northeast Lakes All-District First Team AP Division II All-Ohio Special Mention
Sean Hickey ’17 All-Great Lakes Conference Second Team AP Division II Northeast Lakes All-District Honorable Mention
Brandon Styers ’18 Namer Award
After upsetting Keystone, 42-41 in the first round of the Division II Elyria District playoffs, the Lady Namers fell in their second game to Great Lakes Conference foe, Elyria Catholic, 42-28. The following Green Wave players earned post-season honors:
Jensen Crane ’16 Playing next year at Division III Bluffton University
Emily Davis ’16 Team MVP All-Great Lakes Conference First Team AP Division II Northeast Lakes All-District Honorable Mention
Recently signed to play next year at Division II Shaw University (NC)
Emily Galla ’16 Namer Award GCBCA Scholarship Society GPA Award
Destiny Jackson ’18 All-Great Lakes Conference Second Team AP Division II Northeast Lakes All-District Honorable Mention
Hannah Kowalski ’17 All-Great Lakes Conference Honorable Mention AP Division II Northeast Lakes All-District Honorable Mention GCBCA Scholarship Society GPA Award
Macie McKeiver ’17 GCBCA Scholarship Society GPA Award
Grace Riley ’17 GCBCA Scholarship Society GPA Award
Colleen Wise ’17 All-Great Lakes Conference Honorable Mention GCBCA Scholarship Society GPA Award
The Holy Name Bowling Team was 6-5 overall in match play, and finished third in the GCIBL Division II Scratch Division. As a team they finished sixth in their sectional tournament. Andrew Bleakley ’18, who bowled a 656 series (the highest at the sectional tournament), qualified for the district tournament as an individual. After a great season, the following bowlers received awards:
Andrew Bleakley ’18 Team MVP District Qualifier
Nicole Yartz ’16 Namer Award
Holy Name’s hockey team had a terrific run in the state hockey playoffs, beating Brooklyn and Elyria Catholic, as well as upsetting higher seed Rocky River, to reach the district semifinal game versus St. Ignatius. The season came to an end at Brooklyn Ice Rink, as they fell to the Wildcats, 5-0.
Hockey honors went to:
CJ Balodis ’16 Team Co-MVP Ohio High School Ice Hockey Coaches Association All-State Honorable Mention
Sean Bauchens ’17 Team Co-MVP Ohio High School Ice Hockey Coaches Association All-State Honorable Mention
Anthony Lang ’16 Namer Award
Leading the way for the HN wrestlers this season was freshman Kalin Zuchowsky, who placed fourth in the Division II Brookside Sectional and qualified for the 126-pound weight class at the Division II Fostoria District Tournament. Edward Lee ’17, who placed fifth in the sectional, was an alternate in the 120-pound weight class. Team awards went to:
Edward Lee ’17 Namer Award
Andrew Rodriguez ’18 Most Improved Award
Kalin Zuchowsky ’19 Team MVP
Events: Register Today to Attend the 2016 Eugene T. Krakowiak Golf Classic
Make plans now to attend the Eugene T. Krakowiak Golf Classic on Thursday, June 9 at Pine Hills Golf Club. The cost is $125 per golfer, with all proceeds benefitting the Eugene T. Krakowiak Scholarship at Holy Name High School.
Take advantage of the early bird incentive: If you register and pay by May 2, you will be entered into a drawing to win 18 holes of golf (with a cart) for a foursome at Pine Hills, to be used at a later date!
The cost includes greens fee, cart, light continental breakfast, box lunch, dinner, beverages, hole-in-one contest, and prizes!
If you have questions about the 21st Annual Eugene T. Krakowiak Golf Classic, contact Colleen Corrigan Day at (440) 886-0300 ext. 136, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Activities: Upcoming Events Calendar
Come together with fellow Holy Name Supporters at events in April!
Monday, April 4 – Friday, April 8:Spirit Week Friday, April 8:Spirit Week Special Schedule (Robby’s Voice Presentation, Seminars and Spirit Games) – Early Dismissal between 12:30 and 12:45 p.m. Friday, April 8 – Sunday, April 10:Spring Musical, “Anything Goes” in Manning Auditorium. Friday and Saturday’s show will be at 7 p.m.; Sunday’s show will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 10: Last day to vote for senior Brooke Lyman in Soles4Souls Scholarship Competition Sunday, April 17:Academic Mass and Brunch, 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 19 – Thursday, April 21:Girls’ Kairos Retreat at St. Leonard Retreat Center Saturday, April 23:Rising Tide Gala Auction in Memorial Gym, 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 27:Midpoint of the Fourth Quarter
Kegler Brown Announces Election of 1985 Holy Name Grad as Managing Director
Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter announced that Christopher J. Weber, a long-time professional responsibility and trial lawyer, has been elected to succeed Michael E. Zatezalo as managing director.
Now one of the largest law firms in the central Ohio region, Kegler Brown established a Cleveland office and grew by more than 30% in Zatezalo’s sixteen-year tenure, a time when many law firms downsized or merged to remain competitive.
“Under Mike’s leadership, we’ve positioned ourselves to evolve alongside the rapidly changing legal industry because of the strategic choices we’ve made,” said Weber. “Our firm continuously innovates and grows in step with our clients’ needs, and our unique firm culture helps us attract more and more opportunities both here and abroad.”
Weber, who began his career as a summer associate with the firm in 1991, has served the firm in numerous leadership positions throughout his career, including most recently as practice management chair, ethics advisor, and as a member of its executive committee. In his role as the firm’s managing director, he will focus primarily on driving workplace culture and growing the firm and its geographic footprint.
“The 25 years Chris has spent with our firm have prepared him exceptionally well to serve as managing director,” said Zatezalo. “He has exceled in previous firm management roles and we’re excited about the leadership he’ll bring to our business, our culture, and, most importantly, our commitment to client service.”
“The firm made an excellent decision in electing Chris,” said Bill Jordan, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at DSW, Inc. “He has a practical and thoughtful approach to solving legal issues- qualities that will suit him very well as the firm’s managing director.”
In addition to his new responsibilities, Weber, a Litigation Counsel of America fellow and a seasoned trial lawyer, will continue to focus his law practice on assisting clients in professional responsibility and legal ethics issues, and civil litigation matters. The Best Lawyers in America identified Chris as its 2015 “Lawyer of the Year” in Columbus for Professional Malpractice Law and as its 2014 “Lawyer of the Year” in Columbus for Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law.
Weber earned his J.D. from the University of Toledo College of Law in 1992, is a 1989 graduate of John Carroll University and graduated from Holy Name High School in Parma Heights, Ohio, in 1985.
Holy Name High School Students, Parents and Guardians: Please remember that all completed 2016-2017 Holy Name Scholarship Applications are due back to school by this Wednesday, March 23. This is before students go home for Easter Break. Scholarship forms can be found at http://www.holynamehs.com/holy-name-high-school-tuition/.
All applications must be in by March 23 deadline. There will be no exceptions. This deadline also applies to junior students who are at their career shadowing assignments this week.
Scholarship forms can be turned in to the Main Office. Office hours this week are as follows:
Monday, March 21: Now until 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 22: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Parent-Teacher Conferences will be going on from 3-6 p.m.) Wednesday, March 23: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
If the Main Office is not open, students can also drop their completed applications off in the boxes located outside of the Advancement Wing offices (students may know this area better for the Admissions Office and the HN Room).
Please also remember that if your student received a renewable scholarship during the 2015-2016 school year, he or she must fill out an application for that scholarship again so it can be successfully renewed for the 2016-2017 school year.
If you have any questions about scholarships, please contact Miss Kate McCall at (440) 886-0300 ext. 148 or email@example.com.
Terrence J. Kenneally Named President of Holy Name High School
Terrence (Terry) J. Kenneally, who for the past 18 years has been the Owner/President of Terrence J. Kenneally & Associates in Rocky River, OH, has been named as the President of Holy Name High School.
The announcement was made today by Margaret Lyons, Secretary for Catechetical Formation and Education and Superintendent for the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland. Kenneally will report to Eugene Boyer, Associate Superintendent for Secondary Schools and Newman Campus Ministry.
“It is a privilege and joy, in the name of Bishop Richard G. Lennon, to welcome Terry to assist in the leadership of one of the Bishop’s own schools. Terry joins a long list of those whose love for Holy Name High School led to a key role for its ongoing success,” said Margaret Lyons.
Kenneally has been practicing law for 38 years. He is currently teaching a course in Irish studies at Holy Name. He also writes two articles for the Irish American News, and has written articles for various legal publications as well.
He is a 1967 graduate of Holy Name High School. Kenneally received his bachelor’s degree in political science from Cleveland State University in 1973. He also obtained his Juris Doctorate from the University of Akron in 1978 and his master’s degree in Irish studies from John Carroll University in 2013.
Kenneally was inducted into the Holy Name Hall of Fame in 1979 and is a former member of its Advisory Board. He is Board Certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) and a Diplomat of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). He has also been recognized for six consecutive years as an Ohio Super Lawyer.
“I have been a Holy Namer since I attended the school,” said Kenneally. My wife and I, and my oldest three children, have all graduated from Holy Name and, hopefully, my two grandsons and two granddaughters will have the same experience.”
Kenneally has been married to his wife, Susan Cejka Kenneally ’67, for 48 years. They have four children, Terry Jr. ’86, Sean ’87, Erin ’89, and Brianne and four grandchildren. He is an active member of St. Martin of Tours Parish in Valley City, where he also serves as a Lector.
Holy Name’s actors and actresses did a terrific job at The Cleveland Theatre Conference’s One-Act Play Competition on Saturday, March 12! They performed The Actor’s Nightmare by Christopher Durang, and won the following awards:
Sarah Durma ’16: Won a bronze metal
Kelly Keefe ’18: Won a silver metal
Mason Kuhr ’16: Won the Best Performance award, the highest level of recognition that you can receive!
Kyle Wadley ’17: Won tickets to Playhouse Square
Thomas Joyce ’16 and Lizzie Groth ’17 also delivered outstanding performances, while Claire Leff ’17, Ricky Ortega ’16, and Matthew Maguire ’16 did a great job behind the scenes. A special thanks goes to Ms. Tina Callari ’81, who directed the play.
Congratulations to all who were involved in the One Act!
March Match Momentum is Growing – Show Your Support!
The days are flying by as Holy Name students make phone calls for the Annual Fund Phonathon! At the end of week 2, over $10,000 has been pledged or donated, bringing us to one-third of the $30,000 March Match goal!
The March Match momentum is growing, but we still need your help. With a little over three weeks to go until the end of March, now is the time to consider making a gift that will go toward our academic programs, campus ministry retreats, extra-curricular activities, and much more – all while making a difference in the lives of our students.
To donate online, visit www.holynamehs.com/donate-to-hn. Or, mail in your gift to Holy Name High School, Attn. Advancement Office, 6000 Queens Highway, Parma Heights, OH 44130. Your gift, as well as all gifts received by March 31, will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $30,000, thanks to a kind alumnus.
Thank you for your generous, continued support of Holy Name!
Holy Name will be performing in the Cleveland Theatre Conference’s One-Act Play Competition on Saturday, March 12 at John Carroll University. Their performance is scheduled for 2 p.m.
Our talented actors and actresses will be performing The Actor’s Nightmare by Christopher Durang. It centers around George
Spelling, an accountant that ends up in a theater with no recollection of any rehearsals. Everyone seems to know him, and what is more, the leading man has been in an accident and he has to “go on for him”!
Once you arrive on-campus at JCU, there will be red Cleveland Theatre Conference (CTC) signs pointing the way to the entrance of the One-Act Play Competition.
The cast members are seniors Sarah Durma, Mason Kuhr and Thomas Joyce, juniors Kyle Wadley and Lizzie Groth, and sophomore Kelly Keefe.
The one-act play is directed by Ms. Tina Callari ’81, and the student director/stage manager is junior Claire Leff.
It is with great sadness that the Holy Name High School Community announces the passing of Tony Ferrante, Class of 1949. An obituary with calling hours and funeral information for Mr. Ferrante can be found at http://bit.ly/1R3AEP2.
Mr. Ferrante loved Holy Name, and was a proud alumnus. During his time as a student, he played football, and was a sophomore on the 1946 Holy Name team that played in front of more than 70,000 people during the Charity Game versus Cathedral Latin at Cleveland Municipal Stadium. Although Holy Name lost that game, Mr. Ferrante played a large role in the team’s success the following year, as the Little Davids beat Cathedral Latin, 14-7 in the 1947 Charity Game.
Following his time at Holy Name, Mr. Ferrante attended John Carroll University on a football scholarship. While there, he met his wife, Josephine, and they married between his junior and senior years of college. After graduating from JCU, Mr. Ferrante served in the United States Army’s medical corps stateside, helping wounded Korean War soldiers who returned to the United States for treatment.
His professional career began at Bobbie Brooks Clothing Co., a women’s apparel company, where he managed their distribution and became president of Brooks Transportation. Eventually, he purchased Kaplan Trucking, a business that continues to be owned and operated by the Ferrante family. In addition to Kaplan Trucking, Mr. Ferrante started Horizon Freight System, and over the years acquired Eastern Express, TRX, DD&S Express trucking companies.
A highly successful businessman and devoted family man, Mr. Ferrante will be forever remembered for his generosity to Holy Name High School. Together with his wife Josephine, Mr. Ferrante made significant contributions to the school’s renovated Library Media Center, which is named in honor of him and his wife.
He also was a major supporter of Holy Name’s initiative to renovate all of the science labs, helping to make the Medical Mutual Patton Physics Lab a success and the future Ferrante Chemistry Lab a growing reality. Additionally, Mr. Ferrante’s donation toward removing old windows and installing new ones throughout the school building has led to lower heating costs, and made the school more energy efficient overall.
The legacy of Mr. Ferrante will continue on through the significant improvements he has helped to make to the school building, as well as through the Ferrante Scholarships that are given to well-deserving Holy Name students each year.
Holy Name Principal Shelbrey Blanc ’95 said, “I first met Mr. Ferrante at the Library Media Center dedication in 2012. From the moment I met him, I could tell he had a great love and passion for Holy Name. He was such a nice, generous, and humble man, and I am grateful for all of his support. I will miss him, but know his legacy will live on through the current and future students who will benefit from his generosity.”
Mr. Ferrante is survived by his wife, Josephine, his son David (fiancée Sara Doran), and his daughters, Nanci Westrick (Dave) and Suzanne Ferrante, as well as three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, three sisters, and many nieces and nephews.
We ask that the entire Holy Name Community prays for the Ferrante Family, and may we always remember Tony Ferrante as a loyal, compassionate, kind, humble, and giving Namer.
Phonathon Update: One Week Down, and Nearly $6,000 Raised!
The first week of the Holy Name High School Annual Fund Phonathon is complete, and seniors Jacob Bean and Joe Rivera are excited to share that close to $6,000 has been pledged or donated thus far! This brings us to nearly 20 percent of our $30,000 goal, and closer to achieving the March Match Challenge.
Phone calls will begin again on Monday, March 7. Our student callers are eager to share how a generous alumnus is matching dollar-for-dollar, up to $30,000, all Annual Fund donations made until March 31! They also would love to tell you what’s new at Holy Name, and why they are enjoying their time here.
Please consider giving a gift that will benefit Jacob, Joe, and hundreds of current and future Holy Name students. Choose to support college preparatory, faith-based education. Choose Holy Name. Again.
To donate online, visit www.holynamehs.com/donate-to-hn. Or, mail in your gift to Holy Name High School, Attn. Advancement Office, 6000 Queens Highway, Parma Heights, OH 44130.
Your gift will go a long way in helping our students achieve the success they deserve, and is always appreciated!