Featured: Live Auction Items Now Set for Cocktails on the Green

From front row seats at the 2017 graduation ceremony to a Lake Erie Cruise, you won’t be disappointed with the Live Auction items at the Cocktails on the Green: Rising Tide Gala Auction!

This year’s Live Auction Items include, but are not limited to:

Viva Las Vegas! Trip: Jet off to Las Vegas for a two-night stay at a four star hotel and casino, located right in the heart of the strip. Once you arrive, you will be picked up by a driver, who will also make sure you are dropped off safely at the airport for your return flight home. While in Las Vegas, you will enjoy VIP entrance to top clubs and two (2) tickets to a yet-to-be-determined show.

Lake Erie Cruise: Spend the day cruising Lake Erie on the donor’s 46′ luxury yacht! The hosts will provide appetizers and snacks as you tour the western islands of Lake Erie. For lunch, you will stop at the island of your choice, and a golf cart will be provided to tour the island. Additionally, a low country shrimp boil for up to six (6) adults at the Sandusky Yacht Club is included with this package. The cruise will take place on a mutually agreed upon date prior to September 5, 2017.

Front Row Seats at the 2017 Graduation Ceremony: Secure prime seating for the 2017 Graduation Ceremony, which will take place at St. Columbkille Church in Parma on Friday, May 26, 2017.

Cleveland Monsters Game Suite: Cheer on the Cleveland Monsters, a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League (AHL) and the top affiliate of the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League (NHL)! This package includes a suite, plus three (3) parking passes on one of the following dates in 2017: Tuesday, March 28; Thursday, March 30; Sunday, April 9, Thursday, April 13; or Friday, April 14. Food is included. All games begin at 7 p.m.

2017-2018 VIP Student Parking: Give your student one of the best parking spots in the lot! Your student will get a front row spot, directly in front of the Main Gym doors. His or her spot will be designated with a personalized sign.

PlayhouseSquare Loge: Four lucky theater aficionados will get to see the play, “Something Rotten!” on Saturday, April 29, 2017 in the PlayhouseSquare Loge at the Connor Palace in downtown Cleveland. Set in 1595, “Something Rotten!” tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write a hit play. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theater involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical.

Name the Gym: Show your Namer Spirit by putting your name on the Main Gym! A sign with your name will be prominently displayed on one of the Main Gym walls. The sign will be up from July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018.

French Pastry Chef Experience: Indulge in champagne, plus a decadent dessert prepared for you at the Gala Auction by French Pastry Chef Stephane Blanc! This dessert will be hand-delivered to your table. As a part of this package, Chef Blanc will also come to your home (on a mutually agreed upon date) to teach you and nine guests how to make elegant French Petit Fours.

Tickets to attend this year’s Gala Auction, where you can bid on these Live Auction Items as well as many Silent Auction packages, are still available. Each ticket costs $100. To purchase your ticket, visit www.holynamehs.com/auction2017. If you have any questions about ticket sales, or about the Gala Auction itself, please call Colleen Corrigan Day at 440-886-0300 ext. 136.




Performing Arts: “Seussical” Opens April 7, 8 and 9

Support Holy Name’s student actors and actresses at next month’s Spring Musical, “Seussical,” being performed in Manning Auditorium. Tickets cost $8 for students and senior citizens, and $10 for adults. Showtimes are:

Friday, April 7 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 8 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 9 at 2 p.m.

The “Seussical” cast includes (class years and grade schools are also indicated):

Bryan Curry ’20 – St. Mark
Savannah Dawson ’20 – Parma Community
Dylan Douglas ’17 – St. Thomas More
Sabrina Eink ’20 – St. Albert the Great
Sydney Falardeau ’20 – St. Bernadette
Sarah Farris ’18 – St. Albert the Great
Kayla Gerogosian ’18 – Sts. Joseph and John
Lizzie Groth ’17 – St. Benedict
Austin Hojdar ’20 – St. Michael
Drie Janowitz ’18 – St. Francis Xavier
Cecelia Johanni ’18 – St. Benedict
Claire Leff ’17 – St. Ambrose
Megan McDonald ’18 – St. Francis de Sales
Kaleigh McGreal ’20 – St. Albert the Great
Ariana McHugh ’17 – Our Lady of Angels
David Muro ’20 – Academy of St. Bartholomew
Halle Newman ’17 – Bethany Lutheran
Kaitlyn Posta ’17 – Ford Middle
Anna Regan ’18 – Bethany Lutheran
Marissa Reid ’18 – Sts. Joseph and John
Tess Smith ’19 – St. Christopher
Matthew Stracensky ’20 – St. Ambrose




Alumni: Save the Date for the Krakowiak Golf Classic

Save the Date for the 22nd Annual Holy Name High School Eugene T. Krakowiak Golf Classic, taking place Thursday, June 8, 2017.

For the first time ever, the ETK Golf Classic will be at Valleaire Golf Club, 6969 Boston Road, Hinckley, OH 44233.

The cost is $125 per golfer, which includes the greens fee, plus a cart, light continental breakfast, box lunch, dinner, beverages, hole-in-one contest, and prizes! Golfers who register and pay by Monday, May 1 will be entered into a drawing for the chance to win 18 holes with cart for a foursome at Valleaire, to be used at a later date.

All proceeds benefit the Eugene T. Krakowiak Scholarship Fund. Every year, this fund provides scholarships to six (6) junior students, three boys and three girls, who are each awarded $500 scholarships to be applied toward tuition for their senior years at Holy Name.

You can register, or pay for your sponsorship, online by clicking here.

The 2017 printable ETK Golf Classic Registration Form will be available by mid-March 2017. You can also call 440-886-0300 ext. 102 to reserve your foursome.




Student Life: Spirit Week Brings Holy Name Community Together

A scavenger hunt, an all-school Mass and the ever popular Spirit Games were just some of the highlights from the 2017 Spirit Week festivities.

Spirit Week kicked off on Tuesday, February 21 with College Apparel Day, where students sported their favorite university on t-shirts, hoodies and sweatshirts. The following day was a free Cleveland Sports Dress Down Day, followed by another free Patriotic Dress Down Day on Thursday.

Throughout the week, each class decorated a section of the school’s hallways to promote their class and school spirit. To differentiate between classes, each one had a different class color. The freshmen chose pink; the sophomores chose red; the juniors chose blue; and as is tradition, the seniors were assigned green.

On Friday, February 24, students had no official classes, and were allowed to dress down and wear their ‘class colors.’ The morning began with the freshmen and sophomores participating in presentations delivered by The Diversity Center, while the juniors and seniors learned about preparing for college and campus safety. Students also took part in the all-new scavenger hunt, answering questions about Holy Name’s history and figuring out riddles prepared by the HN Faculty and Staff. Mrs. Kronholz’s homeroom, which includes senior girls, won the scavenger hunt, giving them a free dress down day and donuts!

After the morning’s events, everyone gathered in the Auxiliary Gym for the Spirit Week Mass, which was celebrated by Fr. Damian Ference, the director of human formation and an assistant professor of philosophy at Borromeo Seminary. Fr. Ference is also a 1994 graduate of Holy Name! Thank you, Fr. Ference, for coming back home to Holy Name and for teaching our students about the importance of meaningful friendships in their lives.

The day closed with the much-anticipated Spirit Games. Students participated in Basketball Knockout, Limbo, Tug-of-War, Musical Chairs, Hungry Hungry Hippos, Balloon Relays, and Dodgeball. Each class, as well as the faculty, also performed a Lip Sync, with this year’s theme being ‘Music from the 2000s.’

It was a close finish, but the Class of 2018 came out on top as this year’s Spirit Game winners!

Thanks to student photographer Hailey Lawler ’18 for sharing her photos.




Activities: Upcoming Events Calendar

March is a busy month at Holy Name! See what is happening this month.

Friday, March 3: Varsity Boys Basketball Division II Playoff Game vs. Rocky River, 7 p.m. in Holy Name’s Main Gymnasium

Friday, March 3 and Saturday, March 4: Varsity Wrestling Division II District Tournament at Mansfield Senior High School, 124 N. Linden Rd., Mansfield, Ohio 44906

Saturday, March 4: ACT Simplified Crash Course – ACT Test Prep Taught by Mary Thomas, 9-11 a.m. in Holy Name’s Room 110

Sunday, March 5: Winter Concert, 3 p.m. in HN’s Manning Auditorium

Wednesday, March 8: Chapel Mass, 7:30 a.m.

Wednesday, March 8: Fearless Assembly, 1:30 p.m.

Friday, March 10: Yearbook Club Photos

Saturday, March 11: ACT Simplified Crash Course – ACT Test Prep Taught by Mary Thomas, 9-11 a.m. in Holy Name’s Room 110

Saturday, March 11: Holy Name Band and Choir Fundraiser, 7-10 p.m. at Pounders, 6370 York Road, Parma Heights, OH 44130. Tickets are $25

Monday, March 13 – Thursday, March 16: Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) Make-Up Exams

Tuesday, March 14: Spring Sports Photos, including Baseball, Softball, Lacrosse and Track

Tuesday, March 14: OHSAA Spring Meeting, 7 p.m. at Holy Name

Thursday, March 16: Third Quarter Ends

Friday, March 17: St. Patrick’s Day – No Classes and Offices Closed

Saturday, March 18: Saturday School

Saturday, March 18: ACT Simplified Crash Course – ACT Test Prep Taught by Mary Thomas, 9-11 a.m. in Holy Name’s Room 110

Monday, March 20: Fourth Quarter Begins

Monday, March 20 – Wednesday, March 22: No Classes for Seniors (Class of 2017) – Career Shadowing Program

Monday, March 20 AND Wednesday, March 22: No Classes for Juniors (Class of 2018) – Career Shadowing Program

Tuesday, March 21: No Classes for Freshmen (Class of 2020)

Tuesday, March 21: Sophomores take the IOWA Test of Basic Skills; Early Release at 12:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 21: Juniors take the ACT; Early Release at 11:30 a.m.

Wednesday, March 22: Winter Sports Banquet at Holy Name

Thursday, March 23: Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences, 3-6 p.m. at Holy Name

Thursday, March 23: Junior College Kickoff Meeting, 6:30 p.m. at Holy Name

Friday, March 24: Holy Name Scholarship Applications Due Back to Advancement Office by 3 p.m.

Saturday, March 25: Cocktails on the Green: Rising Tide Gala Auction, 6 p.m. in Holy Name’s Main Gymnasium

Sunday, March 26: Boys Basketball Banquet

Tuesday, March 28 – Thursday, March 30: Kairos Retreat (Junior Girls) at St. Leonard Youth Retreat Center in Avon

Saturday, April 1: ACT Practice Test, 8:45 a.m. – 12 p.m. in Holy Name’s Room 110

Sunday, April 2: Academic Brunch

Wednesday, April 5: Chapel Mass, 7:30 a.m.

Friday, April 7 – Sunday, April 9: Spring Musical, “Seussical,” in Holy Name’s Manning Auditorium. Friday and Saturday’s shows are at 7 p.m., while Sunday’s show is at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students and senior citizens

Thursday, April 13 – Sunday, April 23: Easter Break – No Classes. The Main Office will be closed April 13, 14 and 17