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Holy Name High School |  February 2016

 

Featured: Hockey Coach Tim Sullivan Named Liberty Ford Men’s Coach of the Year

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Head Varsity Hockey Coach Tim Sullivan was named the 2015 Liberty Ford Men’s Coach of the Year, which comes with $7,500 that will go to Holy Name! Coach Sullivan also received a big screen TV.

Coach Sullivan was initially nominated for the award in October 2015. He was selected in mid-October as one of three finalists in the Men’s Coach of the Year category. Coach Sullivan earned his spot in the final three after the sponsor chose him based on the following judging criteria: Coaching excellence, sportsmanship and integrity, and commitment to the community. Voting was then open to the public during part of October and throughout November.

The final decision was announced on Thursday, January 14, 2016 during a ceremony at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse. Coach Sullivan’s wife, Kelly, as well as Principal Shelbrey Blanc and Assistant Principal Karen Carter, were there to help him celebrate this wonderful award.

Coach Sullivan began the existing Holy Name hockey program during the 2003-2004 school year. Since then, he has built the team into one of the premier programs in Northeast Ohio. During the 2006-2007 season, the team won the prestigious Baron Cup III. They were the Division I Brooklyn District Runner-Up, as well as the Greater Cleveland High School Hockey League (GCHSHL) Red Division Title winners, in 2013. Because of all his efforts, and his dedication to Holy Name, Coach Sullivan was inducted into the Holy Name Athletic Hall of Fame as a coach in 2011.

The hockey team is now a member of the tough Great Lakes Hockey League (GLHL), which was established at the start of the 2013-2014 season. Coach Sullivan was the inaugural GLHL Coach of the Year in 2014, and continues to be a great leader for a program that now features both varsity and JV teams. He makes sure his team remains involved in the community, as his players have worked with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, the American Red Cross, and local youth hockey programs. This year, the team hosted its annual Santa Skate at Parma’s Ries Rink, where members of the community could skate with Santa for free and could rent skates for $3. They also collected jars of peanut butter and donations for the Parma Peanut Butter Drive, which benefits the All Faiths Pantry.

Along with his coaching duties, Coach Sullivan is a history teacher at Holy Name.

We congratulate Coach Sullivan on his award, and thank him for all of his contributions to the Holy Name Community!

 


 

 

Spiritual: Students Participate in Pro-Life Mass and Rosary at Cathedral

More than 100 students attended the Mass for Life at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist on Friday, January 22. The Mass, attended by nearly 550 other Cleveland-area Catholic high school students and Pro-Life supporters, had a standing room-only congregation and was celebrated on the 43rd anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize abortion in the United States. Diocese of Cleveland Bishop Richard Lennon led the Mass, which recognized the gift of human life, as well as how important it is to cherish and respect it.

After the Mass, Holy Name students led the congregation in a Rosary for Life, and prayed for the unborn.

This is the second Pro-Life Mass Holy Name students have been involved in this school year. In October, students joined fellow Catholic high school students at the Cathedral for Mass, and then marched to The Free Stamp for a Pro-Life Rally. While there, students talked about respecting all people throughout the community and the world.

We pray our students continue to believe in the sanctity of life, and see the difference the power of prayer can make in the world.

 


 

 

Academics: Class of 2020 Scholars Honored at Reception

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Future members of the Class of 2020 were recognized at a scholars reception for their exceptional performance on the Holy Name Placement Exam. All students honored have been offered scholarships for the 2016-2017 school year.

During the reception that took place in early January, Principal Shelbrey Blanc ’95 and Assistant Principal Karen Carter presented each student in attendance with a certificate of merit. Maureen Joyce, a current senior, then spoke about her time as a Holy Name student, sharing that she has been inspired to study music education next year due to her experiences in the classroom and through extra-curricular activities.

Rebecca Dreher ’10 also talked to the students and their families, explaining that Holy Name gave her the foundation to succeed as both an undergraduate student-athlete at Division I Indiana University, and as a current first-year dental student at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine.

We congratulate all of our Class of 2020 Scholars, and are very proud of their accomplishments!

 


 

 

Advancement: Make a Difference at Holy Name: Give to the Annual Fund!

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You can make a difference in the lives of our students by giving to the 2015-2016 Annual Fund.

Contributions made to the Annual Fund by alumni, parents, and friends like you gives Holy Name the opportunity to provide an excellent college preparatory, faith-based, and affordable education to hundreds of young men and women in Northeast Ohio. Please consider giving a gift that will have an immediate impact!

To donate to Holy Name, you can:

1. Give online at http://www.holynamehs.com/donate-to-hn/

2. Mail your check to:
Holy Name High School
Advancement Office
6000 Queens Highway
Parma Heights, OH 44130

3. Call the Advancement Office at (440) 886-0300 ext. 111

The Holy Name Family thanks you for your generosity, and is grateful for your continued support!

 


 

 

Activities: Upcoming Events Calendar

Come together with fellow Holy Name Supporters at events this February!

Thursday, February 4: Tri-C College Credit Plus (CCP) Meeting in Memorial Gym, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 6: Girls’ Basketball Senior Night in Memorial Gym, 6 p.m.
Saturday, February 6: Hockey Senior Night at Parma’s Michael A. Ries Rink, 8:15 p.m.
Wednesday, February 10: Ash Wednesday All School Mass, 10:30 a.m.; Midpoint of the Third Quarter
Thursday, February 11: Red Cross Blood Drive
Thursday, February 11 and Friday, February 12: 2016-2017 Scholarship Applications Distributed During Lunch Periods
Monday, February 15: Holy Name Hall of Fame Application Deadline
Tuesday, February 16 – Friday, February 19: Driver’s Education Courses After School at Holy Name
Thursday, February 18: Class of 2020 Family Welcome Meeting, 6:30 p.m.
Friday, February 19: Boys’ Basketball, Cheerleading and Dance Team Senior Night in Memorial Gym, 7 p.m.
Thursday, February 25: Notre Dame College Credit Plus (CCP) Meeting in Library Media Center, 6:30 p.m.
Monday, February 22 – Thursday, March 3: Student Phonathon

For the complete school and athletic calendar, visit http://www.holynamehs.com/events/.

Congratulations to Holy Name seniors Shakif ‘Fish’ Seymour (Toledo, Football) and Ashley Rings (Findlay, Girls Soccer) on signing their national letters of intent today to continue their academic and athletic careers in college next year! We are proud of them for their many accomplishments, and are even prouder of the great leadership qualities they have both shown while at Holy Name. We look forward to seeing them continue to excel in the classroom and on the field next year!

Mrs. Ryan’s Intermediate Design students spent a class period this week practicing drawing (and eating) popcorn! Each student was asked to draw large scale versions of the individual popcorn pieces on a large roll of paper while focusing on value and form. The students had a blast working in charcoal and are looking forward to future drawing experiments involving food!

Nominations for both the Holy Name High School Athletic Hall of Fame and Service Hall of Fame are now open! To download a nomination form, or to submit one online, visit www.holynamehs.com/alumni. Criteria and descriptions for all awards can also be found on this site. The submission deadline is Monday, February 15, 2016. Please consider nominating a deserving candidate today!

Additionally, you can find links to all of the nomination forms below:

2016 Holy Name High School ONLINE Athletic Hall of Fame Criteria and Nomination Form

2016 Holy Name High School Printable Athletic Hall of Fame Criteria and Nomination Form

2016 Holy Name High School ONLINE Service Award Descriptions and Nomination Form

2016 Holy Name High School Printable Service Award Descriptions and Nomination Form

This week, two professional actor-teachers from the Great Lakes Theater Festival’s Residency Program visited the junior English classes. During their time at Holy Name, the actor-teachers led the students in discussions, improvisations and performances that helped them better understand Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible. We thank the actor-teachers for sharing their time and talents with the juniors, and are grateful to have such an incredible, educational resource right here in Cleveland!

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Coach of the Year - Hockey

Holy Name High School is proud to announce that Head Varsity Hockey Coach Tim Sullivan was named the 2015 Liberty Ford Men’s Coach of the Year! This recognition comes with $7,500 that will go to Holy Name, and a big screen TV for Coach Sullivan.

Coach Sullivan was initially nominated for the award in October 2015. He was selected in mid-October as one of three finalists in the Men’s Coach of the Year category. Coach Sullivan earned his spot in the final three after the sponsor chose him based on the following judging criteria: Coaching excellence, sportsmanship and integrity, and commitment to the community. Voting was then open to the public during part of October and throughout November.

The final decision was announced on Thursday, January 14, 2016 during a ceremony at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse. Coach Sullivan’s wife, Kelly, as well as Principal Shelbrey Blanc and Assistant Principal Karen Carter, were there to help him celebrate this wonderful award.

Coach Sullivan began the existing Holy Name hockey program during the 2003-2004 school year. Since then, he has built the team into one of the premier programs in Northeast Ohio. During the 2006-2007 season, the team won the prestigious Baron Cup III. They were the Division I Brooklyn District Runner-Up, as well as the Greater Cleveland High School Hockey League (GCHSHL) Red Division Title winners, in 2013. Because of all his efforts, and his dedication to Holy Name, Coach Sullivan was inducted into the Holy Name Athletic Hall of Fame as a coach in 2011.

The hockey team is now a member of the tough Great Lakes Hockey League (GLHL), which was established at the start of the 2013-2014 season. Coach Sullivan was the inaugural GLHL Coach of the Year in 2014, and continues to be a great leader for a program that now features both varsity and JV teams. He makes sure his team remains involved in the community, as his players have worked with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, the American Red Cross, and local youth hockey programs. This year, the team hosted its annual Santa Skate at Parma’s Ries Rink, where members of the community could skate with Santa for free and could rent skates for $3. They also collected jars of peanut butter and donations for the Parma Peanut Butter Drive, which benefits the All Faiths Pantry.

Along with his coaching duties, Coach Sullivan is a history teacher at Holy Name.

We congratulate Coach Sullivan on his award, and thank him for all of his contributions to the Holy Name Community!

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Last Thursday, January 7, Holy Name honored the Class of 2020 Scholars at a reception held at the school. All students recognized at the reception did exceptionally well on the Holy Name Placement Exam, and have been offered scholarships to Holy Name.

During the reception, Principal Shelbrey Blanc ’95 and Assistant Principal Karen Carter presented each student in attendance with a certificate of merit. Maureen Joyce, a current senior, then spoke about her time as a Holy Name student, sharing that she has been inspired to study music education next year due to her experiences in the classroom and through extra-curricular activities.

Rebecca Dreher ’10 also talked to the students and their families, explaining that Holy Name gave her the foundation to succeed as both an undergraduate student-athlete at Division I Indiana University, and as a current first-year dental student at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine.

We congratulate all of our Class of 2020 Scholars, and are very proud of their accomplishments!

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Holy Name High School |  January 2016

 

Featured: Brand-New Medical Mutual Patton Physics Lab Dedicated

After months of anticipation, Holy Name dedicated the brand-new Medical Mutual Patton Physics Lab during a reception and ceremony on Thursday, December 3. The lab, which is now being used by Mr. Alan Duncan’s Physics and Honors Physics classes, is named in honor of the late James V. Patton. Mr. Patton was both a 1947 graduate of Holy Name and a long-time executive at Medical Mutual. He loved his time as a Holy Name student, and often shared his fond memories with his family members, friends, and colleagues. Because of this, the Holy Name community feels privileged to now have a Physics Lab that will allow Mr. Patton’s legacy to continue on for years to come.

Several people made the complete renovation of the physics lab possible, including Medical Mutual, Mr. Tony ’49 and Mrs. Josephine Ferrante, Mr. Ray ’44 and Mrs. Eleanor Smiley, and the estate of the late Ms. Geraldine Kempski ’49. Without their generosity, the Medical Mutual Patton Physics Lab would not be a reality, and the Holy Name community is grateful for their continued support.

Westlake Reed Leskosky worked with Holy Name to conceptualize and design the Physics Lab, while A.M. Higley Co. handled the construction and renovation of the lab. The existing room was completely gutted over the summer, with everything from the floor and the ceiling tiles, to the furniture and chalkboards, removed. Workers then installed drywall and cabinetry, and put in a tile floor and windows.

They also created an exposed ceiling, and moved both the water and gas line outputs from the middle of the room, to the perimeter, so the lab could be more open and unrestricted. Lab work stations are now located on either side of the room, allowing Mr. Duncan to supervise and work with the students more easily. Additionally, there are rolling tables and chairs in the lab, making it user-friendly and giving the students mobility and the ability to conduct experiments throughout the lab.

At the evening celebration on December 3, Holy Name Principal Shelbrey Blanc welcomed and thanked all in attendance, especially Mr. Patton’s wife, Ursula, and his children and grandchildren. She also read a blessing written by the Rev. John Carlin, Pastor at St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Parma. Additionally, Ms. Debra Green, the director of community outreach at Medical Mutual, and Mr. Jim Patton, the late Mr. Patton’s son, said a few words to commemorate the special evening.

After the blessing and ceremonial ribbon cutting, attendees were able to walk around the Medical Mutual Patton Physics Lab, speak with students, conduct fun physics experiments, and learn more about Holy Name’s new STEAM Club, which encompasses science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Additionally, it was announced that Holy Name will continue to work on improving its other science labs, with the chemistry lab slated next for renovation.

 


 

 

Spotlight: HNHS Celebrates Christmas Season with Holy Name Elementary Students

Before HNHS students completed their final exams and enjoyed the Winter Break, they celebrated the Christmas season with a special holiday visit from the Holy Name Elementary School students.

For the second straight year, HNES came to HNHS for a special day filled with music, crafts, food, and presents. When the HNES students arrived, they joined the HNHS community for the annual Christmas Concert. Music Director Mr. Evan Campus and the jazz band, symphonic band, and choir did a wonderful job getting everyone in the Christmas spirit by performing a variety of holiday-themed songs and medleys. Additionally, the Holy Name Elementary School drumline performed, impressing the high school students with their amazing skills!

Following the concert, HNES students in grade K-5 worked with high school helpers to create unique Christmas ornaments. The sixth through eighth graders met in small groups with senior HNHS students to discuss the Advent season and how Christ is our light, always. Everyone also enjoyed a pizza lunch.

Before the end of the day, Santa came to see the HNES visitors! With the help of the HNHS student elves, he distributed presents to each of the more than 200 K-8 HNES students. All of the gifts were generously donated by Holy Name students and supporters who wanted to spread Christmas cheer to the children at Holy Name Elementary.

Thank you to everyone who helped make the Holy Name Elementary Christmas Visit a success! We are especially grateful for Fine Arts Department Chair Mrs. Beth Ryan, who organized the grades K-5 Christmas crafts; Theology Department Chair Mrs. Mary Wallace ’85, who facilitated the grades 6-8 small groups; Mrs. Kris Mulac and Mrs. Debbie Fiorilli, who collected all of the gifts and made sure there was something for each HNES student; Admissions Director Mr. Ed McIntire ’96, Assistant Admissions Director Mrs. Emily Yaya ’10, and the HN Parents’ Club, who served lunch; the HN Maintenance Staff, who ensured everything was set up; the HNHS student volunteers who brought smiles to the faces of HNES students throughout the day; and all of the HN families and faculty members who made contributions that allowed this celebration to happen. Our community is blessed to have so many caring and thoughtful members.

 


 

 

Hall of Fame: Nominations Now Accepted for Athletic and Service Awards

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Nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 Holy Name Athletic and Service Hall of Fame Awards! All nominations must be in by Monday, February 15, 2016, and can be turned in to Holy Name High School, Attn. Advancement Office, 6000 Queens Highway, Parma Heights, Ohio 44130.

The 2016 Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place during the 2016 Homecoming Weekend, which is September 23-24, 2016. The Service Hall of Fame Award Induction Ceremony will now be moved to the Rising Tide Gala Auction, being held Saturday, April 23, 2016.

To download the athletic and service hall of fame nomination forms, visit http://www.holynamehs.com/alumni/. You can also find out more information about Holy Name’s Hall of Fame history, as well as nomination criteria, on this site. Please contact Colleen Corrigan Day ’88 at cday@holynamehs.com, or (440) 886-0300 ext. 136 if you have any questions about the Hall of Fame.

 


 

 

Advancement: Save the Date for the Rising Tide Gala Auction and the ETK Golf Classic!

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Alumni, parents, and friends are invited to join fellow supporters at this year’s Rising Tide Gala Auction and Eugene T. Krakowiak Golf Classic!

The Rising Tide Gala Auction will be held Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 6 p.m. in Holy Name’s Memorial Gym. All money raised at the event will go toward supporting our students’ financial need and scholarships. Tickets cost $100 per person, and can be purchased online at http://www.holynamehs.com/auction2016.

In addition to attending the Gala Auction, you can support Holy Name’s largest fundraiser by:

– Purchasing a $10,000 Raffle Ticket. Only 200 tickets are sold, and the winner will be announced at the Gala Auction on April 23
– Donating gifts for both the Live and Silent Auctions
– Being a Corporate and/or Table Sponsor
– Advertising in the Gala Auction Booklet
– Volunteering your time before or during the event

Visit http://www.holynamehs.com/auction2016 to learn how you can contribute to the Rising Tide Gala Auction, and help make it a success!

Additionally, mark your calendar for the Eugene T. Krakowiak Golf Classic, scheduled for Thursday, June 9, 2016 at Pine Hills Golf Club in Hinckley. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Space is available for 30 foursomes (120 golfers). The $125 cost per golfer includes greens fee, cart, light continental breakfast, box lunch, dinner, and prizes! All proceeds benefit the Eugene T. Krakowiak Scholarship Fund. Thanks to the continued support of the ETK Golf Classic, six $500 scholarships were awarded to well-deserving students last year.

To download the registration form, or to learn more about the ETK Golf Classic sponsorship opportunities, visit http://www.holynamehs.com/golf2016.

 


 

 

Activities: Upcoming Events Calendar

Join fellow alumni, students, and friends for events this month!

Thursday, January 7: Class of 2020 Scholar Reception in Main Foyer, 6:30 p.m.
Friday, January 8: Second Quarter/First Semester Ends
Monday, January 11: Third Quarter/Second Semester Begins; Grades Due by 3:30 p.m. Admission applications given to 8th Graders at Catholic Grade Schools
Thursday, January 14: Wrestling Senior Night in Memorial Gym, 6:45 p.m.
Monday, January 18: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – No Classes and Offices Closed
Thursday, January 21: Last Day for Student Second Semester Schedule Changes
Monday, January 25: Faculty In-Service – No Classes
Thursday, January 28: Scheduling for Success – High School and Beyond in Memorial Gym, 6:30 p.m.; Open to all freshmen and sophomore parents
Monday, February 15: Holy Name Hall of Fame Application Deadline (Extended)
Saturday, April 23: Rising Tide Gala Auction in Memorial Gym, 6 p.m.
Thursday, June 9: Eugene T. Krakowiak Golf Classic at Pine Hills Golf Club
Friday, June 10: All-School Reunion Cocktail Reception in Memorial Gym, 7 – 10 p.m.
Saturday, June 11: HN Big Creek 5k Run and 1 Mile Walk; Alumni Basketball Tournament; and All-School Family Picnic and Mass

For the complete school and athletic calendar, visit http://www.holynamehs.com/events/.