Featured: Namers Spread Christmas Cheer to Holy Name Elementary Students

After taking final exams on Friday, December 16, Holy Name senior students filled with the Christmas spirit loaded up their cars with presents and made a special trip to Holy Name Elementary School in Cleveland. When they arrived, Santa Claus greeted them, and helped them deliver a Christmas present to each of the more than 200 HNES students.

In every room, from Kindergarten to eighth grade, laughter and excited voices could be heard while opening the gifts. Thank you to all the Holy Name High school students, teachers, parents and alumni who took a tag off the Holy Name Elementary Christmas Giving Tree, and made the holiday season even brighter for those students.

The Parma Heights Food Pantry is also grateful for the Food Drive students participated in this winter. Due to the students’ and families’ generosity, thousands of cans and boxes of non-perishable food was donated to the Pantry just in time for the holidays.




Admissions: Class of 2021 Celebration Recognizes Placement Test High Achievers

Potential future Namers and their families gathered at Holy Name on Thursday, January 5 for the Class of 2021 Scholars Reception. During this celebration, students who scored exceptionally well on the Holy Name Placement Test were recognized for their great achievements. Each of these students was given a certificate, and also awarded a renewable scholarship to go toward their tuition at Holy Name.

Holy Name congratulates the following students on their great work, and also thanks their families and school communities for helping these students to prepare for their successes:

Aristotle Apostolakis – Ruffing Montessori

Masario Atkins – Incarnate Word Academy

Michael Biernacki – Incarnate Word Academy

Aileen Bracken – Incarnate Word Academy

Audrey Cary – St. Mary Byzantine

Nathaniel Colon – Mary Queen of Peace

Aidan Cooney – St. Raphael

Jason Csank – St. Anthony of Padua

Connor Hack – St. Mary – Berea

Daniel Harris – St. Brendan

Thomas Kilbane – St. Mark

Charles Koncelik – St. Bernadette

Grace Krieger – St. Albert the Great

Landen Maderia – Amherst Junior High

Colin McClenaghan – Mary Queen of Peace

Nicolas Morales – Metro Catholic

Michael Morgan – St. Albert the Great

Liam Ottaway – Gesu

Jackson Powers – Sts. Joseph & John

Kyle Roether – Our Lady of Angels

Julia Roth – St. Angela Merici

Valentina Santiago – St. Mark

Adriana Schermaier – St. Albert the Great

Jonathan Stanislo – St. Angela Merici

Daniel Stracensky – St. Ambrose

Julianna Stroemple – St. Leo the Great

Shay Tanna – Incarnate Word Academy

Nathan Taylor – Ruffing Montessori

James Telzrow – Heritage Study Academy

Abigail Traska – Old Brooklyn Community

Alexandra Traska – Old Brooklyn Community

Peter Turk – Assumption Academy

Keera Turner – St. Albert the Great

Justin Verhosek – Mary Queen of Peace

Timothy Welch – St. Brendan

Nathan Wloszek-Therens – Incarnate Word Academy

Matthew Yatsko – St. Francis Xavier

Raymond Yeh – St. Albert the Great

Genevieve Zalar – Incarnate Word Academy

Ryan Zix – St. Angela Merici




Advancement: Participate in the 2017 Gala Auction Tuition Credit Raffle!

The 2017 Gala Auction is less than three months away, and the Committee invites you to participate in the Tuition Credit Raffle.

Here is how it works: Donate a gift to the Gala Auction valued over $100, or donate $100 cash. After making this gift, you and your family will automatically be entered into a drawing for a $1,500 Tuition Credit. Your name will be entered for each $100 donation made. The drawing will be held the evening of the Rising Tide Gala Auction. For gift donation ideas, visit our Amazon Gift Wish List at http://a.co/eb4yujn.

There are also several other ways to support the Gala Auction, including:

1. Attending the Gala Auction. Tickets can be purchased at www.holynamehs.com/auction2017

2. Sponsoring a table (tables include seating for 8)

3. Helping to secure a corporate sponsorship, or an advertisement in the program booklet for your company

4. Volunteering to set-up before the Gala Auction, work during the event, or clean-up afterward

5. Giving empty – or full – baskets that can be used to package and display auction items

6. Purchasing a raffle ticket for the chance to win $10,000. Only 200 tickets are sold for $100 each!

7. Taking part in the $50 dollar raffle to win a chance for a trip for two to see the Chicago Cubs at a roof top party OR to experience Sonoma Valley Wine Country

8. Donating a Silent Auction Item (valued at $100 or more) or a Live Auction Item (valued at $1,000 or more)

All proceeds raised at the Gala Auction will directly benefit Holy Name High School students, so we thank you for your support in advance. For more information on the Rising Tide Gala Auction, please contact Colleen Corrigan Day at (440) 886-0300 ext. 136 or cday@holynamehs.com. We also encourage you to like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hnauction.




Student Life: Junior Class Receives Rings

During a ceremony on Thursday, December 8, the Class of 2018 received their class rings, or a special memento, to signify becoming upperclassmen.

Parents joined their students for a breakfast before the ceremony, which featured speeches by Principal Shelbrey Blanc ’95 and Junior Class President Greagory Hustak. Afterwards, students took pictures together before joining with the entire school community for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception Mass and a special Junior Ring blessing by the Rev. William Krizner, pastor of St. Colette Parish in Brunswick.

May God continue to bless the Class of 2018, and help them to be strong, faith-filled leaders during their final three semesters at Holy Name.




Activities: Upcoming Events Calendar

Friday, January 13: Second Quarter/First Semester Ends

Friday, January 13: HN Marching Band and Choir Chipotle Fundraiser, 3 – 9 p.m. at the Chipotle off Tiedeman Road in Brooklyn

Saturday, January 14: Saturday School

Monday, January 16: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – No Classes and Offices Closed

Monday, January 16: Sports Boosters Meeting, 6:30 p.m. in the Athletic Classroom

Tuesday, January 17: Third Quarter/Second Semester Begins

Tuesday, January 17 – Friday, January 20: Great Lakes Theater Program

Saturday, January 21: HN Hockey Cancer Awareness Game vs. Meadville (PA), 8:30 p.m. at Parma’s Ries Rink

Tuesday, January 24: Red Cross Blood Drive, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Holy Name’s Main Gymnasium

Wednesday, January 25 and Thursday, January 26: Winter Retreat for Junior and Senior Boys

Thursday, January 26: Scheduling for Success Meeting for Freshman and Sophomore Parents, 6:30 p.m. in Holy Name’s Main Gymnasium

Saturday, January 28: HN Marching Band and Choir Clean Out the Clutter Fundraiser, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. in Holy Name’s Faculty Parking Lot. An Easter Seals Truck will be accepting clothing and other household items. Holy Name will earn 20 cents per pound of items donated.

Saturday, January 28: HN Softball Fundraiser, 6 – 11 p.m. at Pazzo’s Grand Ballroom, 7874 Broadview Rd, Parma, OH 44134. Tickets are $40.

Monday, January 30: Faculty In-Service Day – No Classes