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Holy Name, along with the six other schools in the new Great Lakes Conference (Bay, Elyria Catholic, Normandy, Parma Senior, Rocky River and Valley Forge), performed the first GLC Band and Choir Concert Monday evening at Parma Senior High School.

We are proud of the musicians who represented Holy Name in the GLC Band, including Dylan Douglas ’17 (Tuba), Sarah Durma ’16 (Flute), Courtney Fobel ’16 (Clarinet), Michael Johanni ’16 (Trumpet), Maureen Joyce ’16 (Percussion), Theresa Lincheck ’16 (Clarinet), and Jacob Motrunecs ’16 (Baritone).

We are also proud of our GLC Choir members, including Chris Cotone ’16, Grace Horvath ’17, Claire Leff ’17, Kristyna Nosek ’17, Isaiah Rodriguez ’16, Heather Sanderell ’16, and Stephanie Sawicki ’16.

All the students chosen to participate did a great job! You can hear and watch our talented musicians and singers at Holy Name’s Winter Concert on Sunday, March 6 at 3 p.m.

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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!