On Wednesday, May 17, the following awards were given to members of the Class of 2017 at the annual Senior Awards Assembly:
CLASS OFFICERS: A certificate and medal is presented to each of the Class Officers. They have worked hard in planning and administering student events and communicating with faculty and students to make this an exciting year. Thank you for your service.
Senior Class President – Brandon Plaza
Senior Class Vice – President – Caroline Werling
Student Body President – Cameron Sico
Student Body Vice – President – Sean Schieferstein
Student Body Secretary – Grace Riley
Student Body Treasurer – Avery Revay
STUDENT COUNCIL: A Student Senate Award is presented to the following seniors who were actively involved in all senate activities. They have shown dedication through participating and planning events regularly and for consistently attending meetings for the betterment of their class and Holy Name.
MUSIC MINISTRY: For her service and dedication to Music Ministry, a service award is presented to Caroline Chatfield.
ACADEMIC CHALLENGE: For participation in Academic Challenge, an award is presented to Caroline Chatfield.
DRAMA CLUB: For excellence in theatre, a spirit of theatre award is presented to Claire Leff.
NEWSPAPER: For her dedication and leadership as Editor–in-Chief, Abigail McKenna is presented the Journalism Achievement Award.
OFFICE AIDES: Service Awards are presented to the following Seniors for being Office Aides. They all were a great asset to the Office Staff: Brandon Plaza, Tyler Poff, Lianne Timko, and Kyle Wright.
ART: For outstanding work in Art, a certificate is presented to the following students:
Jenna Follina and Nicholas Koch – excellence in Fine Art
Kristyna Nosek – excellence in Photography
Elizabeth Rikard and Jo’Nai Spates – excellence in Ceramics
Mary Novosel, Ralph Vance, and Kelsey Zolac – excellence in Yearbook
ENGLISH: For excellence in AP Literature and Composition, an award is presented to Moira Donovan and Kaitlyn Posta.
FRENCH: Nicholas Koch presented a certificate of excellent academic achievement in French.
LATIN: For outstanding performance on the National Latin Exam, the following students are presented with a certificate of Honorable Merit: Erin Roche – Magna Cum Laude and Colleen Beckloff – Maxima Cum Laude.
SPANISH: For outstanding achievement in CCP Spanish IV a certificate of excellence is presented to the following students: Hannah Kowalski, Carolyn Lloyd, Katelyn Neal, and Kristyna Nosek.
SCIENCE: A Science Award is presented to Caroline Chatfield for her outstanding achievement in Honors Anatomy and Physiology.
For outstanding achievement in Forensic Science a certificate is presented to Carolyn Lloyd.
For outstanding achievement in Honors Physics an award is presented to Nicholas Koch.
Caroline Chatfield is presented with a certificate of excellence for her achievement in AP Chemistry.
MATHEMATICS: In the Mathematics Department, the following students are being recognized for their ability and their accomplishments.
For outstanding achievement in statistics an award is presented to Edward Lee.
Carolyn Lloyd is presented an award for outstanding achievement in AP statistics.
For excellence in Algebra III, an award is presented to Ben Mizikar.
For excellence in AP Calculus, an award is presented to Edward Lee.
SOCIAL STUDIES: For excellence in scholarship with the online class College Credit Plus “Hitler and the Holocaust”, an award is presented to Megan Halloran and Carolyn Lloyd.
For excellence in scholarship in 20th Century Movies and Music an award is presented to Anne Lloyd.
Caroline Chatfield and Moira Donovan have demonstrated excellence in AP US Government and are presented with a certificate of excellence.
HISTORY OF IRELAND AND IRISH LITERATURE: For outstanding achievement in History of Ireland and Irish Literature,
Katelyn Gray and Cameron Sico are presented with a special gift.
FOUR-YEAR ACADEMIC SUBJECT AREA AWARDS: Each year, Holy Name High School presents an award to an outstanding student in each of the academic subject areas. This is a four-year award and represents outstanding work in the area of scholarship by one student throughout his or her four years at Holy Name. Special recognition is given to:
In ENGLISH . . . . . . . . . . . . Carolyn Lloyd
In FINE ARTS (Art). . . . . . Kathryn Kuczynski
In FINE ARTS (Music) . . . . . . . Dylan Douglas
In FOREIGN LANGUAGE
French . . . . . . . . . . . . Nicholas Koch
Latin . . . . . . . . . . . . . Erin Roche
Spanish . . . . . . . . . . . Carolyn Lloyd
In MATH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Caroline Chatfield
In SCIENCE . . . . . . . . . . . Caroline Chatfield
In SOCIAL STUDIES . . . . Carolyn Lloyd
TRIPLE THREAT AWARD: At Holy Name, we pride ourselves in promoting and cultivating the TRIPLE THREAT of “Mind, Body, and Spirit.” Today, we present to 12 seniors our TRIPLE THREAT AWARD. These seniors were nominated by our faculty to receive this award because they have exhibited throughout their four years at Holy Name what it means to be a NAMER who embodies the ideas of “Mind, Body, and Spirit.” These students are recognized for their strong commitment to academics, faith and service, citizenship, and personal responsibility.
PRESIDENT’S EDUCATION AWARDS: The President’s Education Awards Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals, is an important program developed to help administrators recognize and honor those students who have achieved high academic goals through their hard work and dedication to learning. The criteria for this award is a cumulative GPA of 3.8 for 7 semesters and a minimum ACT score of 28 or minimum score for SAT of 1250. Participation in the program grows each year. Holy Name’s recipients are:
FIRST HONORS: A certificate and medal is awarded to each senior who has maintained a scholastic average of 3.6 or higher after completion of seven (7) semester’s work. This year’s recipients are:
SECOND HONORS: A certificate and medal is awarded to each senior who has maintained a scholastic average of 3.0 to 3.59 after completion of seven (7) semester’s work. This year’s recipients are:
SENIOR YEAR PERFECT ATTENDANCE: Those seniors who have maintained Perfect Attendance throughout their entire Senior Year are:
FOUR-YEAR PERFECT ATTENDANCE: Those seniors who have maintained perfect attendance for four years at Holy Name are:
2017 Senior Athletic Awards
NFHS AWARD OF EXCELLENCE: The National Federation of High Schools in conjunction with the Ohio High School Athletic Association have established the NFHS National Award of Excellence. This award is presented to a female and male student who have exhibited qualities that embody exemplary sportsmanship, ethics, and integrity.
The 2017 Female NFHS National Award of Excellence is presented to Alexandra Russ.
The 2017 Male NFHS National Award of Excellence is presented to Quinn Alberty.
PAAF FRANK SVOBODA SCHOLAR ATHLETE AWARD: The Parma Amateur Athletic Federation presents a yearly award to a female and male athlete from each of the five Parma area high schools (Holy Name, Normandy, Padua, Parma, and Valley Forge). The late Frank Svoboda was a valuable part of the PAAF and also a vital influence with athletics in the City of Parma for many years.
The 2017 Parma Amateur Athletic Federation Frank Svoboda Female Award is presented to Andrea Spinelli.
The 2017 Parma Amateur Athletic Federation Frank Svoboda Male Award is presented to Jacob Darby.
OHIO HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS ASSOCIATION SCHOLAR ATHLETE AWARD: Each year, the Ohio High School Athletic Association sponsors a Scholar Athlete Award. This award is presented to both a male and a female student athlete who consistently demonstrates high accomplishment in the classroom and on the field of competition.
This year’s award for the Female OHSAA Scholar Athlete is presented to Hannah Kowalski.
This year’s award for the Male OHSAA Scholar Athlete is presented to Charles Jindra.
ARCHIE GRIFFIN SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD: As part of an ongoing program to promote Sportsmanship, Ethics, and Integrity, the Ohio High School Athletic Association wishes to recognize students who display exemplary sportsmanship. The award is named for Archie Griffin. Mr. Griffin is an Ohio native, the only two-time recipient of the Heisman Trophy for football. As a professional athlete he always displayed exemplary sportsmanship. Mr. Griffin, current CEO of The Ohio State University Alumni Association, has continued to be active in promoting sportsmanship, ethics, and integrity. He was honored in 1998 as the recipient of the prestigious OHSAA Ethics and Integrity Award.
This year’s female Archie Griffin Award is presented to Grace Riley.
This year’s male Archie Griffin Award is presented to Nicholas Opincar.
HOLY NAME SENIOR ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: Each year, the Holy Name High School Athletic Department recognizes a female and male senior athlete of the year. The criteria for this award includes major athletic accomplishments over a four-year period, solid student leadership, and strong character. Head coaches nominate candidates for this award and vote on its recipients.
The 2017 Female Senior Athlete of the Year Award is presented to Laura Kolenz, who is a cross country and track student-athlete.
The 2017 Male Senior Athlete of the Year Award is presented to Jack Stolar, who is a football and baseball student-athlete.
AMERICAN RED CROSS AWARDS: The American Red Cross awards scholarship money to Holy Name each year, based on the number of drives sponsored and donations made. Each time, from age 16 on, that a student participates in the Blood Drive, he/she earns a chance at the random-draw award.
We are proud this year that $500 scholarships are being awarded to:
We are also proud that this year’s $1,000 American Red Cross recipient will be Colleen Beckloff.