Namer Nation: You have one week left to vote for Varsity Head Hockey Coach Tim Sullivan as the Liberty Ford Coach of the Year! Place your vote at https://www.wishpond.com/lp/945105/. The voting ends next Monday, November 30, so visit the site daily this week to cast your ballot!

During a special all-school ceremony on Friday, November 20, 46 new National Honor Society members were inducted into Holy Name’s chapter of NHS. The induction ceremony’s theme was ‘On Top of the World,’ with the current NHS members singing Imagine Dragons’s song with the same name during the ceremony.

Along with the distribution of pins and cards to current members and certificates to new inductees, senior NHS members spoke about the importance of knowledge, as well as the four cornerstones of National Honor Society: scholarship, character, service and leadership.

We congratulate all of our Holy Name students who were recognized today, and wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

Current National Honor Society Members:

Madeline Virginia Adams
Yulisa Alvarado
Molly Kathleen Bush
Mary Kathleen Calaiacovo
Kailee Michele Cunningham
Sarah Marie Durma
Emily Rose Farruggia
Rebecca Mae Fijalkovich
Courtney Elizabeth Fobel
Joshua Thomas Foreman
Emily Nicole Galla
Sean Joseph Halloran
Sarah Kathleen Hasek
Michael William Johanni
Maureen Marie Joyce
Jordyn Ashley Kachmar
Kathleen Marie Kinnen
Theresa Marie Lincheck
Brooke Elizabeth Lyman
Margaret Mary Patricia Lysobey
Jacob Arthur Motrunecs
Nicole Marie Najpaver
Mary Elizabeth Olenik
Ricardo Tomas Ortega
Ashley Maren Rings
Monica Tracy Rusa
Heather Ann Sanderell
Jonathon Patrick Smith
Elizabeth Colette Springer
Rory Ann Strauss
Carly Ann Stepic
Jacob Gregory Taylor
Haley Marie Tomaszewski


New National Honor Society Members:

Quinn Alexander Alberty
Mitchell Robert Andrus
Maxwell Alexander Bauer
Colleen Marie Beckloff
Leslie Michela Brown
Molly Catherine Cepis
Caroline Noelle Chatfield
Adam Denton Cola
Christopher Lawrence Cotone
Jacob Thomas Darby
Sean Patrick Fitzgerald
Katelyn Patricia Gray
Elizabeth Lee Monica Groth
Megan Beth Halloran
Aaron Jerome Herrmann
Grace Marie Horvath
Gregory David Jesionek
Charles Sean Jindra
Nicholas Christopher Koch
Laura Margaret Kolenz
Hannah Nicole Kowalski
Maxwell Richard Logue
Anne Mary Lloyd
Carolyn Marie Lloyd
Abigail Kellie McKenna
Rachel Ann Miller
Katelyn Nicole Neal
Halle Rae Newman
Kristyna Nosek
Mary Catherine Novosel
Nicholas Thomas Opincar
Kaitlin Patricia Petitt
Madeline Grace Priebe
Kaitlyn Morgan Posta
Sarah Catherine Reindel
Avery Elizabeth Revay
Benjamin Edward Revay
Alexandra Nicole Russ
Sean Michael Schieferstein
Christen Smego
John Andrew Stolar
Joseph Patrick Sullivan
Lianne Marie Timko
Hannah Elizabeth Verba
Kyle Roderick Wadley
Megan Kathleen Wyrock

There is still time to buy tickets for this Saturday’s Night at the Races! Visit the Night at the Races webpage for ticket information and other important details.

2015-2016 Ski Club Kicks Off on January 7

It’s almost time to ski and snow board with the HN Ski Club! You will ski six times with HN, plus receive a Club Card for four (4) value passes to use on your own. If you have your own equipment, the cost for Ski Club is $215. If you are renting your equipment, the cost is $275. Both costs include transportation.

Take a look at the 2015-2016 Ski Club Flyer for more details.

If students still need to fill out the 2015-2016 Ski Club Info Form, download that required form here.

For you veteran skiers, things are a little different this year. This is how the 2016 ski card will work:

1. The card is your lift ticket! You must have it on you at all times. This is an RFI tag that identifies you within 3 ft. of the lift. It does NOT need to be visible, but it must be on you in your pocket or on a lanyard.
2. This is also what you use when you redeem your four (4) $10 sessions.


Ski Club begins on Thursday, January 7, 2016 (weather permitting). As of right now, Ski Club will always take place on Thursdays and is from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Ski dates are as follows:
January 7
January 14
January 21
January 28
February 4
February 11

**If we have no school due to weather, we will NOT ski.**


You will be bringing your skis, boards and boots to the proper VISITOR LOCKER ROOMS (BOYS TO BOYS, GIRLS TO GIRLS) IN THE NEW GYM HALL. After school, you may change your clothes in those locker rooms and head out to the bus in the front of the school building.


Load all equipment in the storage bins under the bus. Book bags, etc may be left on the bus while we ski. THE BUS LEAVES AT 3:00 PM SHARP!!! DON’T MAKE OTHERS WAIT!!

Bus Trip:

Throw all garbage in trash bag – keep the bus clean. Talk quietly… Stay in your seat. This is a school function; all school rules will be enforced!


Lockers for your shoes require a TOKEN; tokens cost one dollar. Your token is only good to open your locker once. It will cost you another dollar to open your locker a second time. If you share a locker, decide when and where you will meet your locker partner to prevent frustration in waiting for them. Also know your locker number and partner’s first and last name in case of emergency. I believe there is a $10 fee for lost locker keys, so please be careful with it.


Have fun skiing and boarding!!! YOU MUST ATTEND YOUR LESSONS!! Listen for times / locations from your instructors before you leave the bus. There are lesson levels for everyone from beginners to expert extreme.

Return Trip:

Departure at 7:30 p.m. Don’t make others wait! We will return to Holy Name at approximately 8:15. You will NOT be able to get back into the school, the building will be locked. Have your ride waiting for you in the teachers’ parking lot so the bus can pull around the front of the building. Once again, please do not make others wait for you.


I will communicate through the emails you gave when you signed up online. I will do my best to keep you informed of any changes or cancellations. WE WILL ALSO HAVE A REMIND 101. If you have any questions, contact me, Mrs. Rini, in Room 213 or email her at ginarini@holynamehs.com.

Earlier this quarter, Mrs. Beth Ryan’s Drawing and Painting class spent a few days savoring the wonderful fall weather and beautiful fall colors on campus while painting “en plein air” (outside), similar to how the Impressionist artists would paint. We are fortunate to have a beautiful, tree-lined campus that students and staff can enjoy!

Under the direction of Ms. Tina Callari ’81, Holy Name’s talented actors, actresses and crew members delivered a wonderful performance of The Importance of Being Earnest this past weekend. The play, written by Oscar Wilde, was staged in Holy Name’s Manning Auditorium on Saturday and Sunday.

The actors and actresses included:

Brandan Bizzi ’16, Actor – Rev. Canon Chasuble (Holy Family School – Parma/Holy Family Parish)
Sarah Durma ’16, Ensemble (St. Bridget School – Parma/St. Bridget Parish)
Kayla Gerogosian ’18, Actress – Cecily Fairfax (Sts. Joseph and John School – Strongsville/St. John Neumann Parish)
Lizzie Groth ’17, Actress – Miss Prism (St. Benedict School – Garfield Heights/St. Monica Parish)
Aaron Herrmann ’17, Actor – Lane (St. Charles School – Parma/Blessed Trinity Parish)
Cecelia Johanni ’18, Ensemble (St. Benedict School – Garfield Heights/St. Monica Parish)
Thomas Joyce ’16, Actor – Merriman (St. Mark School – Cleveland/St. Mark Parish)
Mason Kuhr ’16, Ensemble and Program Designer (Brooklyn Middle School – Brooklyn/St. Bridget Parish)
Claire Leff ’17, Actress – Lady Bracknell (St. Ambrose School – Brunswick/St. Ambrose Parish)
Jacob Norwillo ’19, Ensemble (Sts. Joseph and John School – Strongsville/St. Joseph the Worker Parish)
Ricky Ortega ’16, Actor – Algernon Moncrieff (St. Francis de Sales School – Parma/St. Francis de Sales Parish)
Anna Regan ’18, Ensemble (Bethany Lutheran School – Parma/Bethany Lutheran Church)
Tess Smith ’19, Actress – Gwendolen Fairfax (St. Christopher School – Rocky River/St. Christopher Parish)
Kyle Wadley ’17, Actor – John Worthing (St. Benedict School – Garfield Heights/St. Bridget Parish)

The crew included:

Dylan Douglas ’17, Sound Board Operator (St. Thomas More School – Brooklyn/Newbirth Church)
Maureen Joyce ’16, Director of the Sound (St. Columbkille School – Parma/St. Columbkille Parish)
Kelly Keefe ’18, Light Board Operator (Holy Family School – Parma/Holy Family Parish)
Megan McDonald ’18, Asst. Stage Manager (St. Francis de Sales School – Parma/St. Francis de Sales Parish)
Allison Nenadal ’16, Stage Manager, Prop Master and Make-Up (William Cullen Bryant School – Cleveland/St. Leo the Great Parish)
Kristyna Nosek ’17, Make-Up (Parma Community School – Parma/St. John Bosco Parish)
Zoe Sizemore ’17, Make-Up (St. Mark School – Cleveland/St. Mark Parish)
Rory Strauss ’16, Photographer (St. Angela Merici School – Fairview Park/St. Angela Merici Parish)

Stagehands were:

Colleen Beckloff ’17, Stage Hand (Westpark Catholic Academy – Cleveland/St. Patrick Parish West Park)
Nick Crowe ’16, Stage Hand (Ford Middle School – Berea/St. Bartholomew Parish)
Josh Foreman ’16, Stage Hand (St. Charles School – Parma/St. Charles Parish)
Amanda Frantisak ’16, Stage Hand (St. Francis de Sales School – Parma/St. Francis de Sales Parish)
Grace Horvath ’17, Stage Hand (Sts. Joseph and John School – Strongsville/St. Joseph the Worker Parish)
Drie Janowitz ’18, Stage Hand (St. Francis Xavier School – Medina/St. Francis Xavier Parish)
Michael Johanni ’16, Stage Hand (Ohio Virtual Academy/St. Monica Parish)
Katie Kuczynski ’17, Stage Hand (Parma Community School – Parma/Our Lady of Grace Parish)
Luke Lucas ’16, Stage Hand (St. Mary Byzantine School – Cleveland/St. Leo the Great Parish)
Tara McClenaghan ’19, Stage Hand (St. Angela Merici School – Fairview Park/St. Angela Merici Parish)
Ariana McHugh ’17, Stage Hand (Our Lady of Angels School – Cleveland/Our Lady of Angels Parish)
Tommy McNamara ’18, Stage Hand (St. Mary of the Falls School – Olmsted Falls/St. Mary of the Falls Parish)
Collin Ryan ’18, Stage Hand (Ohio Virtual Academy/St. Monica Parish)
Troy Tetlak ’19, Stage Hand (St. Bridget School – Parma/St. Bridget Parish)
Lianne Timko ’17, Stage Hand (St. Albert the Great School – North Royalton/St. Albert the Great Parish)
Keith Wadley ’19, Stage Hand (St. Bridget School – Parma/St. Bridget Parish)

Congratulations to all on a job well done!

Special thanks goes to Costume Designer Mrs. Anne Herrmann and Set Designer Mrs. Beth Ryan, as well as the following people who helped make all aspects of the production possible:

The Art Club, Mrs. Debbie Durma, Knight Lighting & Sound, Mr. Joe Bailey, Mr. Evan Campus, Mrs. Jen Groth, Mrs. Maureen Joyce Leff ’81, Mr. Jack Richardson ’79, Mrs. Colleen Corrigan Day ’88, Ms. Kate McCall ’05, The Holy Name Maintenance Staff, and everyone who attended these terrific performances.

All photographs were taken by Bill Joyce ’95. Thank you to him for capturing these great moments on stage!

On Saturday, ‪the Holy Name Varsity Football Team lost to Mantua Crestwood, 40-26, in a Division IV, Region 11 second round playoff game. The team finishes the 2015 campaign 8-4 overall. Thank you to all of the players, coaches and fans for a terrific and memorable season!

Last week in Holy Name’s 50-43 football playoff victory over Perry, Shakif “Fish” Seymour ’16 ran for an outstanding 391 yards and six touchdowns!

Help Fish receive the recognition he deserves for this great performance – vote for him as the Cleveland.com Top Saturday football performer at http://bit.ly/1PjagPp and as the Ohio National Guard JJHuddle Ohio Football Player of the Week at http://bit.ly/1MKLT6s. Go Green Wave!

*Featured photograph by Tara Byrne ’16

On Wednesday, November 11, three Holy Name High School seniors participated in an Early National Signing Day Event.

These three students are:

Kailee Cunningham (Independence/St. Francis de Sales): Volleyball, West Liberty University (WV)

Jordyn Kachmar (Seven Hills/St. Columbkille): Volleyball, University of Hartford (CT)

Shakif “Fish” Seymour (Cleveland/H. Barbara Booker): Football, University of Toledo

Congratulations to Kailee, Jordyn and Fish! We look forward to hearing about your successes on the court and field next year.

After earning the first Holy Name playoff victory since 1975, the Green Wave returns to action this weekend in a second round Division IV playoff game versus Mantua Crestwood. The game will be played at Nordonia High School’s William Boliantz Stadium (8006 South Bedford Road, Macedonia, OH 44056) on Saturday, November 14 at 7 p.m.

Presale tickets cost $8, with a percentage of the sales coming back to Holy Name.

Tickets can be purchased at Holy Name beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, November 11 through Friday, November 13. The schedule of ticket sales for those three days are as follows:

7 a.m. – 10 a.m.: Available in HN Team Shop

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Available in HN Athletic Office

1 p.m. – 4 p.m .: Available in HN Team Shop

Tickets at the gate will cost $9. No presale tickets will be available at Holy Name on Saturday before the game.

Additionally, Shakif “Fish” Seymour is up for two awards after his 391 yard, six touchdown performance against Perry last weekend.

Please help Fish earn the recognition he deserves by voting for him in the following contests:

Vote here for Fish as the Cleveland.com Top Football Performer on Saturday, November 7

Vote here for Fish as the National Guard JJH Ohio HS Football Week 11 Player of the Week

If you have any questions, please contact the Holy Name Athletic Office at (440) 886-0300 ext. 155.