Holy Name High School | October 29, 2014

The Green Wave Girls Soccer team’s fantastic State Championship run ended last night at Brunswick High School Stadium with a 2-1 loss to Clear Fork. The Lady Namers fought to the final second, but the ball was not bouncing their way in the second half.

Congratulations Lady Namers! You have made Namer Nation so proud.




By Stephanie Metzger, The Morning Journal |  October 24, 2014

The Bay Rockets started their season with a 1-4-1 record. Amid a strong turnaround, they tallied 12 straight games without a loss until Oct. 23, when they fell, 3-2, to Holy Name in overtime play for the district championship.
Bay sophomore Sarah Skinner had a read on Holy Name senior captain Caroline Dreher the entire match, but Dreher slipped away in the final moments of overtime to send a shot into the net and seal Holy Name’s district title.
It was Bay’s first appearance in a Division II district finals since 2006, when coach Jack Griffiths watched his own daughter face Holy Name as a senior captain in the exact same match.  < Read More >



More congratulations are in order!

Congratulations to Sophomore Laura Kolenz and Junior Kat Kinnen who will represent Holy Name in the regional cross country meet this Saturday at 2:15 p.m. in Tiffin, Ohio.  We wish Laura and Kat best of luck this weekend!

This summer, Freshman Cady Newman and Sophomore Halle Newman participated in the “Sheer Talent National Dance Competition” in New York City, competing against students from all over the U.S., Mexico, and Canada.  Cady and Halle scored in the top 5 overall highest routines and have earned full scholarships to an upcoming regional competition in Pittsburgh this March.  Awesome job!

Two new art projects are now adorning my office wall. Congratulations to Freshman Alyssa Ipavec and Sophomore Aaron Herrmann who inked self portraits with the theme of our Book in Common, WONDER, in mind.  These are fantastic additions to my work space!

Our Pro-Life club, under the direction of President Jen DiGeronimo, participated in the National Pro-Life Chalk Day at the beginning of the month.  I am proud to report that our students won the contest for the Right to Life/Youth for Life Organization of Northeast Ohio with some great chalk artwork.  Over 70 students participated in this project.  What a great way to show our love and concern for the unborn!

On behalf of the Admissions Office, I would like to thank all those students and parents that helped at Open House this past Sunday, October 19th.  Thank you for representing Holy Name in such a positive light.

Late last month, Mr. Kenneally, who teaches our History of Ireland course, welcomed Justice Adrian Hardiman of the Irish Supreme Court into his classroom.  Mr. Hardiman recently wrote Mr. Kenneally to express how much he enjoyed his short time at Holy Name and that his visit here was the highlight of his trip.  What a great testament to the wonderful atmosphere here at HN!

We are looking forward to wonderful homecoming events beginning tomorrow with Mass celebrated by Bishop Lennon.   Our homecoming rally will end our day tomorrow and we congratulate those seniors elected by their peers to Homecoming Court:

Peyton Davis, Jen DiGeronimo, Liz DePauw, Rachel Kucharczyk, Mary Ehrbar, Sean Zubek, Adam Schabel, Mike Wallace, Arric Mitchell, and Joe Stibley.

We are excited to see who will be named Homecoming King and Queen!

Join us for our homecoming football game against Cleveland Central Catholic on Saturday at 7 p.m. at North Royalton High School.  Our festivities will end with our annual homecoming dance on Sunday.  It’s going to be a great weekend.

Finally, don’t forget that quarter one report cards will be available at Parent-Teacher Conferences on Thursday, October 30th from 3p.m. to 6 p.m.  Report cards can be picked up in the main office and teachers will be available for brief conferences on a first come, first served basis.  We look forward to seeing you on the 30th!

Enjoy this beautiful weather!

Go Green Wave!

Mrs. Blanc

Holy Name High School | October 18, 2014

The Green Wave Girl’s Cross Country team finished 5th in the NEO District Meet on October 18th, missing a Regional Meet Team bid by 1 point. Laura Kolenz finished 7th with a time of 21:24.96, qualifying her for the Regional Meet in Tiffin. Kathleen Kinnen also qualified for the Regional Meet, she finished with a time of 21:51.74, good of for 11 place finish.  The Regional Meet is October 25th at Tiffin University.

Congrats to all the Lady Namer’s who all did a great job at the District Meet:

7.Laura Kolenz 21:24.96
11. Kathleen Kinnen 21:51.74
18. Sarah Sparks 22:06.52
32. Bernadette Sherman 23:40.11
33. Margaret Lysobey 23:40.47
40. Megan Baranuk 24:19.30
44. Emilee Carlin 25:00.85

Holy Name Girls Team 101 7 11 18 32 33 40 44
Total Time: 1:52:43.80
Average: 22:32.76


The Boy’s Cross Country team had a great showing in the District Meet with a sixth place finish. Shawn Skilva just missed a Regional Meet bid with his 17th place finish. Well done boys!

17. Shawn Slivka 18:26.41
23. Joseph Stibley 18:59.30
29. Jake Darby 19:19.19
34. Chris Cotone 19:32.44
39. George Kasunic 19:47.51
46. Anthony Oppedisano 20:12.11
58. Zachary Hiidel 21:26.48

Holy Name Boys Team 142 17 23 29 34 39 46 58
Total Time: 1:36:04.85
Average: 19:12.97

Holy Name Open House 2014

Enter on-line to win 1 of 5 $1,000 renewable Scholarships

If you are interested in Holy Name High School, we highly recommend you attend our Open House. We believe the Holy Name Campus is truly one in a million. We encourage you to come and see for yourself.

Please register on-line (see link below) to win one of five $1,000 scholarships that will be raffled off during Open House.

Experience first hand:

  • Earn high school and college credits at the same time
  • Students can earn over 50 semester hours when coupled with AP classes
  • College on Campus credits are earned at HN Campus during academic day.
  • College on Campus has saved thousands in college tuition

College on Campus will be presenting all day at Open House in Room 125.




Please contact me if you have any questions:

Ed McIntire
Director of Admissions
(440) 886-0300

Can’t not make Open House?

Shadow Holy Name or schedule a Private Tour.


*winners must be present at drawing



Holy Name Open House 2014

Enter on-line to win 1 of 5 $1,000 renewable Scholarships*

If you are interested in Holy Name High School we highly recommend you attend our Open Houses. We believe the Holy Name Campus is truly one in a million, we encourage you to come and see for yourself.

Experience first hand:

  •  100 Years of Traditions
  • 6 Computer Labs
  • High-Tech Library Media Center
  • Completely Wireless Campus
  • 30+ Academic Clubs & Activities
  • 15:1 Student: Teacher Ratio | Average Class size 23 students
  • College on Campus – earn over 50 College credits on HN Campus
  • 25+ Athletic Activities – multiple sport participation encouraged
  • Legendary NamerNation Spirit
  • Unmatched Spiritual and Ministry Programs
  • Profession Guidance Counselors



*scholarship winners must be present at Open House drawing (see attached agenda for details)


If you have any question please contact:

Ed McIntire
Director of Admissions
(440) 886-0300


Can not make Open House?

Shadow Holy Name or schedule a Private Tour.




Holy Name Homecoming Weekend 2014

Special Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on October 24!

Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime event! On Friday, October 24, we will induct into the Holy Name Sports Hall of Fame all three of our State Championship teams: the 1975 Football team, the 1981 Baseball team, and the 2006 Girls Soccer team. These team inductions are in recognition of the significant contribution that these three championships had on the history of Holy Name and the special place they hold in the hearts of all Namers. This honor is being extended to all members of these three teams: players, coaches, and managers.

All are invited to attend and join us in honoring these inductees. The event will take place in the main gym at Holy Name High School on Queens Highway in Parma Heights. A reception, followed by dinner, will begin at 6pm and the ceremony will follow at 7:30. This is a semi-formal event, so it is requested that men wear a jacket and tie and women wear comparable attire. The cost for the dinner is $25 per person and there will be a cash bar.

We anticipate a great turnout and hope that you will be able to join us! To register online please go to http://www.holynamehs.com/2014halloffame/ or call Colleen Day at 440-886-0300, ext. 136. We hope to see you there!

Homecoming Tailgate / Football Game

Cheer on the Green Wave at the Homecoming Football Game vs. Cleveland Central Catholic on Saturday, October 25. The game will take place at 7 p.m. at our home field of Serpentini Stadium at North Royalton High School. Pre-game tailgate in the parking lot near the South entrance from 4:30 6pm. Prior to the game there will be a special recognition of our three State Championship teams. Serpentini Stadium is located at 6579 Royalton Rd, North Royalton, OH. Go Green Wave!



Dear HN Families,

A few reminders as we approach the middle of October:

1. Wednesday, October 15th is a testing day for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. Sophomores and juniors will take the PSAT exam and freshmen the ASPIRE test. Students should report to their testing room by 7:50 a.m. Students will be dismissed after testing: juniors and sophomores at 11:15 a.m. and freshmen at approximately 12:15 p.m. Afternoon bus transportation will not be available on the 15th.

2. Seniors will be participating in a retreat at St. Colette’s on Wednesday, October 15th. Information and permission slips will be distributed in Theology class.

3. Many colleges and universities are visiting Holy Name this fall. A list of schools visiting HN can be found on NAVIANCE. We encourage our juniors and seniors to take advantage of these opportunities. Juniors and seniors are reminded to make sure to fill out the appropriate permission slip prior to meeting with any college representative here at HN. Forms are available in the main office and must be turned in by 7:50 a.m. the day of the visit.

4. For those seniors visiting a college or university campus during the school day, please make sure to obtain a “College Visit Verification” form in the main office and return it so that your absence will be excused. See p. 14 of the student handbook for more information.

5. As the weather is turning colder, please pay special attention to our dress code. All students may wear HN logo sweaters purchased from the team shop or sweatshirts or pullovers purchased from the uniform section of the team shop. Seniors only may wear non-Holy Name sweaters as a “senior privilege”. On Fridays, students may wear all other non-hooded HN apparel over the school uniform. See page 24 of the student handbook for more information.

  • Girls are reminded that opaque tights in the colors of solid navy blue, solid dark green, or solid black must be worn with the uniform skirt from November 1 through March 31. Socks may NOT be worn with tights and footless leggings or footless tights are not permitted. On certain occasions, socks may be worn with tights and announcements will be made to inform students of this special privilege.
  • Girls are also reminded that their uniform skirts must be of an appropriate length, no more than two inches above the knee. We are aware that students grow from freshman to senior year and ask parents to monitor their daughter’s skirt length and make adjustments to the uniform skirt if necessary. Thank you for your attention to this matter.
  • Boys are reminded that dress shoes must be worn to school. Work boots and hiking boots are not acceptable footwear.


6. The end of the quarter is October 24th. First quarter report cards will be available at parent-teacher conferences on Thursday, October 30th from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Teachers will be available on a first come, first serve basis. We look forward to seeing you on the 30th!

7. On the athletic front, please come out to support our athletic teams as they compete in district tournament play:

  • Boys Soccer plays Padua on Tuesday, October 14th at 5 p.m. at Memorial Park in North Royalton.
  • The Volleyball team will play at Holy Name in the Main Gymnasium at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, October 15th. Their opponent is to be determined.
  • Girls Soccer plays at St. Ignatius High School at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 16th. Their opponent is to be determined as well.
  • The Cross Country Team runs in the district meet at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 11th at Lorain Community College.


Thanks to everyone for your cooperation and support of Holy Name.

Have a safe and happy weekend.

Mrs. Blanc

Dan Humphrey, Holy Name High School | October 2, 2014

Students from all grade levels gathered together today in support of National Pro-life Chalk Day. As a family, they decorated the parking lot and created public pieces of art in support of the pro-life agenda.

Holy Name High School | September 29, 2014

Congratulations to Senior Elizabeth DePauw for being named a COMMENDED STUDENT in this year’s National Merit Scholarship Program.  Last October, Liz, along with 1.5 million students nationally, took the Preliminary SAT exam and was entered into a nationwide competition for recognition and awards conducted by National Merit Scholarship Corporation.  Liz scored among the highest 34,000 students in the nation. We congratulate Liz on a job well done!!

senior pic liz depauw