Featured: 2017 Rising Tide Gala Auction Website is Now Live!
The Rising Tide Gala Auction:Cocktails on the Green website is now live! Go to www.holynamehs.com/auction2017 to learn what is new for 2017, and to see what you can expect to experience at Cocktails on the Green. All proceeds raised will directly benefit Holy Name High School students.
Parents and guardians who donate a gift to the Gala Auction valued over $100, or donate $100 cash, 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 ideas on donation items, visit our Amazon Wish List at http://a.co/eb4yujn.
For more information on the Rising Tide Gala Auction, please contact Colleen Corrigan Day at (440) 886-0300 ext. 136 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scholarships: Holy Name Scholarship Applications Open February 9
Students interested in applying for 2017-2018 Holy Name scholarships can pick-up applications beginning on Thursday, February 9.
Printed copies of the scholarship applications will be available outside of the Holy Name Cafeteria on both February 9 and Friday, February 10. They can also be found online at https://www.holynamehs.com/holy-name-high-school-tuition/.
When reviewing the scholarship applications, please keep in mind that some are open to all students, while others are only available for students in certain grade levels. Scholarship criteria is given both online and on the printed scholarship applications that students can pick-up.
Additionally, some of the scholarship require essays. Pay close attention to essay prompts and directions for including essays in your completed scholarship packet. Any applications that are not fully complete will NOT be considered; no exceptions.
All completed scholarship applications are due back by Friday, March 24, 2017. They can be turned in to the box marked ‘Completed Scholarship Forms’ that will be located in the Main Office.
If you have any questions about any of the scholarships, please contact Kate McCall at email@example.com, or at 440-886-0300 ext. 148.
Student Life: Congressman Jim Renacci Visits Government Students
United States Representative Jim Renacci made a visit to Holy Name on Tuesday, January 17 to speak with more than 75 students.
Congressman Renacci, who represents Ohio’s 16th congressional district, shared his background, and answered questions about government and policies that were posed by the Advanced Placement (AP) Government students. After addressing the larger group, he was able to sit down with a smaller group of students to further discuss topics that are taught and examined in political science classrooms across the United States.
Athletics: Senior Night Festivities Announced for Winter Sports Athletes
The Green Wave’s Class of 2017 athletes will be honored at several athletic contests this month.
On Saturday, February 4, hockey will honor four players before the team’s final home game against Gilmour Academy. The game begins at 8:30 p.m., with senior night recognition beginning approximately 20 minutes before gametime. The class of 2017 hockey seniors include Sean Bauchens, Nathan Fatica, Sam Mosley and Justin Sill. Hockey manager Leslie Brown is also graduating in May.
Girls basketball will also hold Senior Night on February 4. The ceremony will take place immediately following the JV game (around 5:45 p.m.). Courtney Jones, Hannah Kowalski, Macie McKeiver, Grace Riley and Colleen Wise, as well as manager Dylan Douglas, will be recognized for their achievements in the program.
Boys basketball rounds out the scheduled Senior Night activities, recognizing five seniors before their final regular season home game against Rhodes High School on Friday, February 24. The ceremony will begin immediately following the JV game (around 7 p.m.). Malique Burton, Colin Gray, Sean Hickey, Nick Opincar and Ralph Vance will be congratulated that evening. Additionally, senior dance team members Leslie Brown and Halle Newman, as well as senior cheerleaders Maria Magistro, Elizabeth Rikard, Ally Russ and Julia Stash, will be applauded for their dedication to dancing and cheering at various athletic contests over the years.
Holy Name also congratulates and recognizes Nicholas Koch, the only senior on this year’s Bowling Team. The Green Wave Wrestling Team has no senior wrestlers this year, but will be saying goodbye to senior statistician Rachel Miller.
Activities: Upcoming Events Calendar
February is a busy month at Holy Name! See what is happening this month.
Thursday, February 2: Tri-C College Credit Plus(CCP) Parent Meeting, 7 p.m. in Holy Name’s Main Gym
Tuesday, February 7: Senior Senate Fundraiser at Chipotle, 12-9 p.m. off Tiedeman Road in Brooklyn. Mention Holy Name, and 50% of the proceeds will come back to the school to defray the costs of the Senior Prom
Wednesday, February 8: Chapel Mass, 7:30 a.m.
Thursday, February 9: Catholic Speaker Matt Fradd: ‘Parenting Pornography’, 6:30 p.m. in Holy Name’s Main Gym
Thursday, February 9 and Friday, February 10: Scholarship Applications Distributed during Lunch Periods
Tuesday, February 14: Valentine’s Day $5 Dress Down Day with proceeds going to the Holy Name Rising Tide Gala Auction
Wednesday, February 15: Class of 2021 Admissions Letters Sent Out
Wednesday, February 15: Midpoint of the Quarter
Monday, February 20: Presidents Day – No School and Office Closed
Monday, February 20: Sports Boosters Meeting, 6:30 p.m. in Athletic Classroom
Tuesday, February 21 – Friday, February 24: Spirit Week
Tuesday, February 21 – Friday, February 24: Driver’s Ed Classes
Friday, February 24: Spirit Week All-School Mass, 10:30 a.m. in Holy Name’s Main Gym
Friday, February 24: Spirit Games, Afternoon in Holy Name’s Main Gym
Saturday, February 25: Theater Program Fundraiser at the Islander Bar & Grille, Middleburg Heights
Monday, February 27: Notre Dame College College Credit Plus (CCP) Parent Meeting, 6:30 p.m. in Holy Name’s Library Media Center
Wednesday, March 1: Ash Wednesday All-School Mass, 10:30 a.m. in Holy Name’s Main Gym
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
Holy Name is proud to announce this year’s Fall Play, “Lost in Yonkers”.
“Lost in Yonkers” was written by Neil Simon. It won a 1991 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and a 1991 Tony Award for Best Play.
Holy Name will perform “Lost in Yonkers” on Friday, November 11 and Saturday, November 12. Both shows are set for 7 p.m.
The cast includes:
Jay – Austin Hojdar ’20
Arty – Matthew Stracensky ’20
Eddie – Aaron Herrmann ’17
Bella – Claire Leff ’17
Grandma Kurnitz – Tess Smith ’19
Louie – Kyle Wadley ’17
Gert – Anna Regan ’18
Jay – David Muro ’20
Arty – Anthony Marchetta ’20
Bella – Anna Regan ’18
Louie – Dominik Frantisak ’20
Gert – Kaleigh McGreal ’20
Alumni: Homecoming and Hall of Fame Weekend Festivities Announced
Join fellow alumni and friends at the 2016 Homecoming Weekend festivities, taking place September 23 – 25, 2016!
Friday, September 23
Free Alumni, Family and Friends Cookout by Augie’s Catering
North Royalton Serpentini Chevrolet Stadium
Located Near the South Gate of the Stadium
5 – 6:30 p.m.
Register at http://www.holynamehs.com/event/homecoming-cookout/
Homecoming Game vs. Normandy at 7 p.m.
Sunday, September 25
Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Holy Name High School Main Gymnasium
$50 per adult and $30 per child; includes buffet dinner and beverages by Brennan’s Catering
Chris Broussard ’86 – Special Recognition Award (Career Achievement – ESPN Sportswriter)
John Malone ’71 – Athletic Award (Football and Track)
Duane Piscura ’67 – Athletic Award (Football and Baseball)
Pete Pucher – Athletic Award (Head Football Coach, 1966-1970)
Ray Putka ’42 – Athletic Award (Football, Basketball, Hockey and Baseball)
Bill Zowie ’51 – Athletic Award (Football)
We are also celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the 1946 Holy Name vs. Cathedral Latin Charity Game, which at the time had the largest attendance for an American high school football game in history.
Please contact Colleen Corrigan Day at 440-886-0300 ext. 136 or email@example.com with any questions.