Last week, the Holy Name 2015-2016 Varsity and Junior Varsity Cheerleaders attended an AmeriCheer Camp at Baldwin Wallace University to prepare for the upcoming season.

Along with improving their skills and bonding as a team, the girls won several awards throughout the camp!

As a school, Holy Name Cheerleaders were awarded with a second place “Crowd Crazies” trophy, a first place ribbon for Theme Day and first place Spirit Award.

Senior Awards went to Class of 2016 Cheerleaders Eileen Benedict, Casey Farrell, Emily Farruggia, Megan Graham, Betsy Hindulak and Sammie Pechkurow.

During Final Evaluations, the JV Squad earned:

An Excellent Ribbon for Chants
A Superior Ribbon for Cheer
Award of Distinction
Spirit Award with Spirit Stick
Overall Excellence Trophy

During Final Evaluations, the Varsity Squad earned:

A Superior Ribbon for Chants
A Superior Ribbon for Cheer
Award of Distinction
Spirit Award with Spirit Stick
Overall Superior Trophy

Most importantly, HN Cheerleaders demonstrated excellent teamwork, sportsmanship and spirit, helping the Westside Junior High Cheerleaders so they would be prepared for their daily evaluations.

Congrats to the HN Cheerleaders on a wonderful camp experience. We look forward to them leading Namer Nation in cheering on the Green Wave this fall!

Thank you to the 60 student-athletes in grades three through nine who came to the Holy Name Basketball Shooting Clinic earlier this week! Coach Huber and his camp counselors enjoyed helping all campers work on and improve their basketball shooting skills.

The Holy Name High School Main Office, which includes the Business Office, the Principal’s Office and the Assistant Principals’ Offices, will be CLOSED on Friday, July 24 because of maintenance being done on the school floors. The Main Office will re-open at 9 a.m. on Monday, July 27.

Thank you for your understanding.

Dwayne Cohill ’18 has had a busy and exciting summer thus far! He has been playing for Ohio Basketball Club during the AAU season, and has received two Division I offers from Youngstown State and Penn State. This week, Dwayne was featured in the Plain Dealer, answering questions about his goals for the upcoming high school basketball season and what his role will be on the court this year.

You can read the complete article here.

Go Green Wave!


A big Green Wave congratulations goes to Jordyn Kachmar ’16 (Seven Hills/St. Columbkille) and her volleyball teammates on the Academy Volleyball of Cleveland (AVC) 17 National 1 Team, who won the AAU National Championship 17 Open Division Title on June 23! This is the first national championship title in the AVC’s history.

While participating in the tournament, which was held at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida, the team won 10 matches of the 13 they played in a four-day period. They clinched the national title by defeating Illini Elite Cardinal from Illinois 25-21, 29-27. The match was broadcast on ESPN3.

Jordyn has played with the AVC for seven years, and has been playing at the National 1 level for two years. She is a senior libero on the Holy Name Volleyball Team, with this season being her third on varsity. Jordyn also excels in the classroom, as she was inducted into the National Honor Society last year. She has verbally committed to continue her volleyball and academic career at the University of Hartford, a Division I college in Connecticut. We are proud of her accomplishments, and look forward to cheering for Jordyn and the entire Holy Name volleyball program when they begin playing again this fall!

To see Jordyn’s story in the Sun Post, click here.

Holy Name High School is seeking a public address announcer for the 2015 varsity football season. The PA announcer would need to be available for all five home games played at North Royalton’s Serpentini Stadium, which is located off Royalton Road (Route 82). As of June 30, 2015, home dates are:

Saturday, September 12 vs. Benedictine
Friday, September 18 vs. Bay
Saturday, October 3 vs. Elyria Catholic
Friday, October 9 vs. Vermilion
Friday, October 30 vs. Rocky River

We would like an announcer who has experience behind the microphone, and is familiar with football and the Ohio High School Athletic Association.

If you would like to apply for this position, or would like more information, please contact Athletic Director Jack Richardson at (440) 886-0300 ext. 155 or

The Holy Name High School Main Office will be CLOSED Wednesday July 1, Thursday, July 2 and Friday, July 3 due to windows being replaced in the Main Office on those days. The Main Office will re-open at 9 a.m. on Monday, July 6. Thank you for your understanding as we continue to improve our school building this summer!

Eighty-three boys in grades 3-9 attended the Holy Name Basketball Skills Camp this past Monday through Thursday. The boys were instructed in the fundamentals of the game, and then participated in a number of contests and games to apply what they learned. All the players worked very hard to improve throughout the week. Thanks to everyone who made it a great week!

Below is a list of award winners! Don’t miss our Boys’ Basketball Shooting Clinic, being held Monday, July 20 and Tuesday, July 21 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. each day. The Clinic is open to boys in grades 5-9 as of August 2015 and costs $50. You can register at

Thanks to Dave Fisher ’94 of David Fisher Photography for taking the photos during the 7th-9th grade camp!

3rd/4th Grade – Tyler Zatta
5th/6th Grade – Jack Kenneally
7th/8th Grade – Josh Petrilla
9th Grade – Tommy Fenton

Dribble Tag
3rd/4th Grade – Wylan Hill
5th/6th Grade – Zack Whetzel
7th/8th Grade – Ryan Werner
9th Grade – Aidan Hickey

X Out Layups
3rd-6th Grade – Jack Kenneally
7th-9th Grade – Will Ehrbar

Free Throw Champion
3rd-6th Grade – Colin Saunders
7th-9th Grade – Joe Corrigan

Hot Shot Champion
3rd-6th Grade – Liam Hustak
7th-9th Grade – Josh Petrilla

1 on 1 Champion
3rd/4th Grade – Brendan Preisel
5th/6th Grade – Jack Kenneally
7th Grade – Trey Byrd
8th Grade – Will Ehrbar
9th Grade – Aidan Hickey

Team Champions
3rd-6th Grade – North Carolina
7th-9th Grade- Golden State Warriors

[All pictures from the Krakowiak Golf Classic were taken by Paul Kowal ’08. All pictures from the All-School Reunion Dinner Dance on Friday were taken by Dave Fisher ’94. All pictures from NamerFEST were taken by Kate McCall ’05. All pictures from the 1975 Reunion were taken by Tom Giulivo ’75.]

Holy Name High School’s 2015 Alumni Weekend was a huge success, thanks to the support of Namer alumni and friends who attended and volunteered at the many events and activities that were held Thursday, June 11 through Saturday, June 13!

The weekend-long celebration began with the Eugene T. Krakowiak Golf Classic on Thursday at Pine Hills Golf Club. Nearly 100 golfers participated, with the foursome of Brian Bobula ’94, Larry Houser ’94, Chad Trush ’94, and Dan Trush ’96 winning the Classic. The golfers loved playing at Pine Hills, and enjoyed the Pig Roast catered by Chad Trush ’94 and the Islander Bar & Grille. Most importantly, over $9,000 was raised to benefit the Eugene T. Krakowiak Scholarship Fund – more than double the amount brought in last year!

On Friday, graduates from the Class of 1945 through the Class of 2010 gathered to reminisce and share their favorite high school memories at the All-School Reunion in Holy Name’s Memorial Gymnasium. While connecting with classmates, DJ Marc Majers ’90 played music that included top hits from the decades represented, and Coyne Catering provided amazing appetizers and desserts.

Saturday also featured a full day of events, beginning with the annual Holy Name Big Creek 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk. Brian DePauw ’14 made Namer Nation proud as the overall 5K Run Winner! The day continued with the 3-on-3 Alumni Basketball Tournament, where Class of 2010 graduates Corey Elliott, Sean Hartman, and Matthew Herron won the championship game.

Throughout Saturday afternoon, Holy Name’s back parking lot was filled with NamerFEST attendees! Kids of all ages loved the face painting and tie-dye t-shirt making stations, while everyone enjoyed the hamburgers and hot dogs cooked by Coyne Catering. New Namers from the incoming freshmen class of 2019 also joined in the fun, building friendships while playing cornhole, basketball, and volleyball! The action-packed, beautiful day then concluded with a special Chapel Mass celebrated by the Rev. James Batcha ’76.

We invite Holy Name alumni, students, parents, and friends to join us once again on Friday, September 18 for our Homecoming Tailgate at North Royalton’s Serpentini Stadium! More details about the Homecoming festivities will be announced later this summer. We hope to see you there, and thank you for continuing to support the Holy Name Community.

On Friday, May 22, 146 members of the Holy Name High School Class of 2015 received their diplomas during a beautiful ceremony at St. Columbkille Church in Parma. Delivering this year’s address to the graduates was George Selim, a proud Parma native and 1998 graduate of Holy Name. Mr. Selim is now a director for the National Security Council at The White House in Washington, DC. To hear his speech, which encouraged the graduates to set goals, work hard and show compassion, view the video below:

You can view and order pictures to commemorate this special night by visiting

Additionally, members of the Class of 2015 were recognized for their many achievements during the Senior Awards Ceremony on Thursday, May 14. The list of award winners can be found here:

Congratulations to all members of the Class of 2015! The Holy Name Community wishes you the best of luck in the future, and looks forward to hearing about your successes soon.