Mark Holan | Sun News, December 30, 2013
PARMA HEIGHTS, Ohio – There’s quite a difference between the Broadway/Harvard neighborhood in Cleveland and Queens Highway in Parma Heights, but for the past 36 years, Holy Name High School has been the spiritual bridge between the two neighborhoods.
The Catholic college preparatory school was one of the first coeducational Catholic high schools in the Diocese of Cleveland when it was founded as part of the Holy Name Church and School in 1914.
In 1978, the school moved to the former Nazareth High School building at 6000 Queens Highway in Parma Heights.
The school will officially begin its centennial year with a series of events, starting with a Mass Jan. 5 at Holy Name Church on the original campus.
“For 100 years, it has been our privilege to provide a learning environment where high school students grow academically, spiritually and socially,” said Ben Farmer, Holy Name High School president.
“The Holy Name community has been very blessed, and we want to take the time in 2014 to honor our past, celebrate the present and build for the future. All of the events planned will allow our students, alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends to do just that.”
The 2014 Holy Name High School Calendar of Events to celebrate its 100th Anniversary includes:
• March 1 – Holy Name Rising Tide Auction and Gala at the Embassy Suites Independence
• March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Party at the Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade
• June 13 — Alumni Reunion Dinner Dance at Holy Name High School
• June 14 – Alumni Reunion and Community Festival at Holy Name
• Sept. 7 – History of Holy Name High School Presentation at Holy Name Church and elementary school campus in Cleveland
• Oct. 24 – Homecoming Mass and Varsity Football Game at Serpentini Chevrolet Stadium in North Royalton
• Dec. 28 – Centennial Closing Mass at Holy Name High School
“Our hope is that everyone who has ever been affiliated with Holy Name will join us for these special events,” said Colleen Corrigan Day, Holy Name’s director of constituent relations.
“Whether you graduated from the Harvard-Broadway campus or the Parma Heights campus, you’re invited to help us recognize one hundred years of education, faith and friendship.”
“The residents of Parma Heights are fortunate to have such an outstanding academic institution located in our city,” said Parma Heights Mayor Michael P. Byrne.
“Holy Name High School has been actively involved in our community for 36 years,” Byrne said. “I’m sure this will be an eventful year for the students and alumni. I look forward to helping them celebrate their 100th anniversary and wish them continued success.”