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This May, our talented student actors, actresses, musicians and artists worked tirelessly to make the Spring Musical, as well as the Spring Concert and Art Show, a success! Students who performed in The Drowsy Chaperone did a fantastic job bringing the musical comedy to life, earning rave reviews from those in attendance.

The Spring Concert and Art Show also did not disappoint. The Jazz Band, String Ensemble, Mixed Choir and Symphonic Band all delivered fantastic performances, while the student art work on display captured everyone’s attention. In all of these performances and shows, our seniors especially sparkled, giving them one last chance to shine as Holy Name students.

The fine arts are alive and well at Holy Name, and we can’t wait to see what the Art and Drama Departments have planned for next school year!

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So many of our seniors participated in spring sports over the last four years, and we are happy to recognize them for their teamwork, dedication and leadership. Whether they participated in softball or baseball, lacrosse or track and field, these student-athletes represented Holy Name well. We will miss watching them compete next spring, but wish them the best of luck in the future!

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Today was the senior class’s final day of exams. As we prepare to say goodbye to them as a school community during tomorrow’s Baccalaureate Mass and Tribute to Mary Ceremony, we remember all they have done to make the Holy Name school community a better place.

In particular, we thank all who participated in our Campus Ministry program, were members of Cenacle of Mary and led our Girls’ Kairos and Guys’ Kairos Retreats. Your leadership, kindness and devotion to your faith will never be forgotten, and your fellow classmates will always remember the example you have set for them to follow. May God Bless the Class of 2015!

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Holy Name High School is proud of the 11 seniors who signed National Letters of Intent on Thursday, May 7 to continue their academic and athletic careers in college! The students who signed on Thursday include:

Kaitlyn Dibble (Cleveland/Bethany Lutheran), University of Mount Union, Track and Field

Mary Ehrbar (North Olmsted/St. Bernadette), Grove City College, Basketball

Chris Follina (Garfield Heights), West Liberty University, Baseball

Lexie Keller (North Ridgeville), John Carroll University, Soccer

Mike Sabol (Middleburg Heights/Academy of St. Bartholomew), Tiffin University, Football

Jessie Schaefer (Westlake/St. Bernadette), John Carroll University, Soccer

Frankie Spinelli (Strongsville/Sts. Joseph & John), John Carroll University, Baseball

Dean Supelak (Strongsville/Sts. Joseph & John), Otterbein University, Football

Devon Ventura (Cleveland/Urban Community), Ashland University, Football

Mickey Williams (North Olmsted/St. Richard), Otterbein University, Football

Shawn Zubek (Cleveland/St. Mary Byzantine), Walsh University, Baseball

Congrats to these members of the Class of 2015! We look forward to hearing about their future academic and athletic accomplishments.

Along with the students mentioned above, the Class of 2015 also includes the following students who signed their letters of intent earlier this school year:

Peyton Davis (North Ridgeville), Eastern Michigan University, Soccer

Toni Dickson (North Ridgeville), Cleveland State University, Soccer

Caroline Dreher (Westlake/St. Bernadette), Indiana University, Soccer

Christian Klink (Olmsted Falls), Wayne State University, Football

Abbey Yaugher (Strongsville/Sts. Joseph & John), Walsh University, Softball

New Course, Same Cause!

20th Annual Eugene T. Krakowiak Golf Classic on June 11, 2015

Join Holy Name High School alumni and friends for the Krakowiak Golf Classic, taking place for the first time ever at Pine Hills Golf Club in Hinckley, Ohio on Thursday, June 11, 2015! Named one of The Plain Dealer’s Elite 18 Golf Courses, Pine Hills provides the perfect setting for a day filled with golf, camaraderie, and honoring former principal ‘Mr. K.’ All proceeds raised at the Golf Classic go toward the Eugene T. Krakowiak Scholarship Fund at Holy Name High School.

The Golf Classic, which is played in a scramble format, welcomes golfers to take part in this fun day on the links that begins with registration and breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Registration is $125 per person, or $500 per foursome. You can register at http://www.holynamehs.com/golf2015, or download the printable form here that can be mailed in to the Holy Name Advancement Office.

The cost includes the greens fee, as well as a cart, light continental breakfast, box lunch, and dinner, with prizes for the top 3 foursomes. There will also be door prizes, a raffle, and games of chance. Participants are asked to please register by Thursday, June 4, 2015 with payment included. Space is limited, so register early.

***Early Bird Incentive – register and pay by Memorial Day to be entered into a drawing to win 18 holes with cart for a foursome at Pine Hills, to be used at a later date. The drawing will take place during dinner.

Win $10,000!

Last year Dan Telzrow ’68 won a new set of Nike irons with his hole-in-one – will you be next? You have 4 chances to win a prize with a hole-in-one, including the opportunity to win $10,000 on hole 8!

Don’t golf? Sponsorship opportunities, including those for dinner, lunch, breakfast, beverages, holes, and more, are also available. To learn more about being a Krakowiak Golf Classic Sponsor, please visit http://www.holynamehs.com/golf2015.

The Holy Name High School Community is saddened to hear of the loss of Mr. Ralph Wroblewski, a former Holy Name History Teacher. Mr. Wroblewski taught at Holy Name from the 1980-1981 school year until the conclusion of the 2002-2003 school year. Before his time at Holy Name, Mr. Wroblewski taught elsewhere in the Diocese of Cleveland, including at St. Joseph High School (now Villa Angela-St. Joseph). He also served as the principal at Cleveland Central Catholic High School, and was a retired full colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves. He was 79 years old.

Mr. Wroblewski is survived by his wife, Christine, who he was married to for 52 years, as well as his four children, who were all HN graduates: Ralph ’82 (fiancée Kelly), Mark ’88, Jean ’92 (fiancé Tim Keehn) and Eric ’94 (Janet). He was also the loving grandfather of Ian, Corinne, Benjamin, Genevieve and Marissa, and the brother of Mary Ann McClain and Henry “Hank” (Maryanne), who is a former Holy Name Science Teacher.

Mr. Wroblewski’s wake will be at Ripepi Funeral Home, 5762 Pearl Road (near the intersection of Pearl and Snow) on Thursday, April 30 from 2-4 p.m. and then from 6-8 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John Bosco Church on Friday, May 1, at 10 a.m. Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Please join us in praying for Mr. Wroblewski’s family during this difficult time.

Holy Name High School | April 24, 2015

On Friday, April 24, students participated in the most anticipated day of the year: The HN Spirit Games! This year’s games featured Basketball Knockout, Minute to Win It, Limbo, Tug-of-War, Hungry, Hungry Hippos, Musical Chairs and Kickball. Each class – as well as the Faculty – also delivered entertaining Lip Sync performances! In the end, the seniors won the Spirit Games, but all Namers proved that the Green Wave Spirit is unmatched.

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An amazing night was had by all who attended the 2015 Rising Tide Gala Auction this past Saturday! For the first time ever, the Gala Auction was held at Holy Name, with the overall theme being “There’s No Place Like Home.” Our dedicated Decorations Committee, led by the talented Julie Alberty (P ’17) and Laura McNamara Gray ’86 (P ’14, ’17), transformed the Memorial Gymnasium into a beautiful venue. Putting their own spin on ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ the Decorations Committee created an Emerald City that included a corn field, apple tree, rainbow, poppies and a yellow brick road! A special thanks goes to the following vendors who helped make this amazing setting possible:

Pat Catan’s
Catan Fashions
Catan Events, especially Events Director Brenda Kucinski
Troy Entertainment
Precision Multimedia (Dave Zarzycki ’86)
ACE Lighting Services/UV Lighting International/Light Bulb Supply (Doug Clarke P ’18)
Olmsted Ice (Tony Dickson P ’15)

We also owe a huge thank you to:

Driftwood Catering, who provided a delicious meal, and La Bakery Boutique, who provided tasty cupcakes for dessert.

Qwestcom Graphics, especially Joanne Porvaznik and Danny Day ’08, who were instrumental in helping us to produce the Auction Booklet.

Auctioneer Brooks Ames, who helped make the Live Auction a huge success.

David Fisher ’94 who photographed the event.

Volunteer Committee Chairs, Tony ’86 and Suzanne Mercuri (P ’17), who coordinated both the adult and student volunteers.

Gift Acquisitions Committee Chairs, Joe ’87 and Sue Paris ’84 Laviano (P ’15, ’18), Kevin ’84 and Denise McNamara (P ’18) and Mark ’88 and Alison Priebe (P ’16, ’18), who helped secure amazing gifts for the silent and live auctions.

Every person, business or organization who made a donation or gift to help make the Gala Auction a reality.

George Palko ’83 and Beth Gallagher Powers ’52 (P ’75, ’76, ’77, ’78, ’81, ’83, ’84), who shared their stories and gave their time to create the Namers in Need Video.

DIGIZOOM MEDIA, who filmed and produced the powerful Namers in Need Video.

Tricia Coyne Schieferstein (P ’17), who offered incredible insight on the entire event and her husband James Schieferstein, who managed the bars and made sure everything ran smoothly throughout the entire evening.

Our dedicated HN alumni, moms and friends, who came up throughout the weeks leading up to the Gala Auction and helped organize every aspect of the event, including Eileen Tivenan Adams ’88 (P ’13, ’14, ’16) Laura Surella Calaiacovo ’88 (P ’16, ’18), Joey Canitia (P ’15), Michelle Crowe (P ’16), Sue Canda DiGeronimo ’77 (P ’12, ’15), Beth Ehrbar (P ’15), Robert Gala ’01, Patricia Gallagher (P ’16), future Namer Molly Gray, Maureen Gannon Hennessey ’75, Therese Powers McCall ’75 (P ’05, ’07, ’09), Mary Kay McNamara ’84, Kathleen Miluk (P ’14, ’16, ’17), Martha Reid (P ’18), Sharon Regan (P ’16, ’18), Lisa Vollman (P ’14, ’17) and Michelle Wolf (P ’16), plus countless others who we greatly appreciate!

Our volunteers the evening of the Gala Auction who made sure everything ran smoothly, including Ellen Knight Ashwill ’75, Janice Gray (P ’12, ’17, ’18), Andrea Montowski (P ’09, ’17) Jim Powers ’83 and Leigh-Ann Revay (P ’14, ’17), and our awesome faculty and staff members: Joanie and Joe Ehrbar (P ’06, ’08, ’09, ’13, ’15), Sr. Paula Greggila, Kim Jones, Joe Langa ’75, Nina Medley, Lillian Paul, Tim Sullivan, Mary Stringer Wallace ’85 (P ’15, ’16, ’18), and Coach Dan Wondolowski and his wife, Jess.

Business Manager Bernie Kowal, her husband, and her son, Paul ’08, who did a terrific job managing the check out area.

Mrs. Beth Ryan and the HN Art Students, who created all of the poppies that were on display.

The HN Maintenance Staff of Joe Bailey, Dean Bowditch ’83 and Tom Schulte, who were there at every turn to help.

Our more than 80 student volunteers, who spent the night greeting guests, serving dinner and delivering gifts to attendees’ cars.

All those who attended and helped to support Holy Name’s Financial Aid and Scholarship Funds.

The Gala Auction Committee apologizes if anyone was forgotten in this listing; please know that everyone’s support – from volunteers and attendees, to those who donated and were sponsors – is and will always be appreciated by the Holy Name Community. With your generosity, we are able to continue to offer a premier and affordable education to students throughout Northeast Ohio.

Please save the date for next year’s Gala Auction, taking place Saturday, April 23, 2016 at Holy Name High School!

All Hail Holy Name!

baseballs_pageBy Robert Rozboril, Northeast Ohio Media Group  on April 14, 2015 10:27 PM

Holy Name baseball coach gets 270th win in thriller

With the game tied, 3-3, in the bottom of the seventh, Holy Name freshman Trevor Denning hit an RBI single to give the Green Wave a one-run victory on Tuesday against St. Thomas Aquinas.


Thanks to Randy Maggio ’18, the Holy Name Intramural Basketball Program now has a website to call its own! The site, which is www.leaguelineup.com/holynameintramuralbball, includes team schedules, rosters, standings and results. Game scorers and referees can also check the site for their game assignments, and participants can review intramural rules there as well. In the future, the site will also include team pictures and more in-depth game summaries.

The HN community looks forward to visiting the site to learn more about this year’s Intramural Basketball program, which includes several teams in both the Boys Lower/Coed Division (9th and 10th grade boys, plus 9th-12th grade girls) and the Boys Upper Division (11th and 12th grade boys, along with faculty members and 12th grade girls).

If anyone has questions about the site, please contact Intramural Basketball Moderator Mr. Lou Latona ’70.