Holy Name High School celebrates 100-year anniversary, kicks-off year of special events
Centennial Mass and school walk-thru held

By Bob Fenner

CLEVELAND – For the Holy Name High School community, 2014 is going to be a special year as the northeast Ohio school celebrates its 100-year anniversary.

The festivities kicked-off Sunday as a standing-room-only, Centennial Celebration Opening Mass was held at Holy Name Church on Broadway Avenue in Cleveland.

Following Mass, parishioners gathered in the church basement to reminisce about old times while enjoying coffee and cookies.

Alumni also took a walk down memory lane as they traveled the hallways and classrooms of the former Holy Name High School building behind the church. The high school moved to its current location in Parma Heights in 1978.

Nancy Joyce, a 1970 Holy Name graduate, walked the Carroll Building hallways Sunday with her family. Her two daughters and father were also Holy Name graduates. For Nancy, walking into the school was an emotional moment as she reflected on the good friends, good people and good teachers that impacted her life.

“It brings back a lot of memories, a lot of people,” said Joyce. “I’m glad I came today.”

Sunday’s event was the first of many events to be held in 2014 to celebrate Holy Name’s 100 years. For more information on future events log onto http://www.holynamehs.com/100years/ .

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