Catch the Wave – February 1, 2017

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 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

For more information on the Rising Tide Gala Auction, please contact Colleen Corrigan Day at (440) 886-0300 ext. 136 or




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

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, 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

Catch the Wave – January 11, 2017

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

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

1. Attending the Gala Auction. Tickets can be purchased at

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 We also encourage you to like us on Facebook at




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 Announces Fall Play, “Lost in Yonkers”

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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

2016 Homecoming Weekend Schedule

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!

Events include:

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

Homecoming Game vs. Normandy at 7 p.m.

Sunday, September 25

Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Holy Name High School Main Gymnasium
3 p.m.
$50 per adult and $30 per child; includes buffet dinner and beverages by Brennan’s Catering

Inductees are:

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 with any questions.

Tim Carter Named Head Varsity Baseball Coach at Holy Name High School

Holy Name High School is pleased to announce that Tim Carter has been named the head varsity boys’ baseball coach. He takes over for Dennis Markiewicz ’71, who retired at the end of the 2016 season.

Carter is no stranger to the Green Wave baseball program. He was the assistant varsity baseball coach from 1995 to 1996, and was the head varsity coach from 1999 to 2006. He stepped down at the end of the 2006 campaign due to a professional job change.

“I’m very excited to return as the head varsity baseball coach at Holy Name,” said Carter. “I started my own company in October 2015, which now gives me more flexibility, and more time to coach high school baseball. I look forward to working with these young men as we prepare for the 2017 season.”

In addition to his previous coaching experience at Holy Name, Carter also was an assistant coach at Cuyahoga Community College from 1997 to 1998, and has coached in the Brecksville Travel Baseball Organization for the past ten years.

Carter, who was a first-team all-state baseball player at Staples High School in Westport, Connecticut, attended Miami University (Ohio) on a baseball scholarship and graduated from the school in 1992. During his time at Miami, he was a first-team Mid-American Conference selection twice (1989 and 1990), and also received an all-region academic honor in 1990. Carter was then drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the June 1990 amateur draft, and played for three years in their organization.