Featured: Open House Set for This Sunday, October 9
Prospective students are invited to Open House on Sunday, October 9. Mass is at 11 a.m., with tours from 12–3 p.m.
After Mass concludes in the Main Gym around 12 p.m., Open House tours will begin, allowing students and their families to visit classrooms, learn about each department’s curriculum, and interact with both current students and teachers. Club moderators and coaches will have tables set up in the Main Gym to share more about the fun and diverse extra-curricular activities Holy Name offers. Visitors should also make a stop in our Chapel, the heart of our school, to hear about Holy Name’s strong Campus Ministry program and service opportunities.
The Holy Name Band will perform in the Auxiliary Gym at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Additionally, at 2:15 p.m., there will be a rally in the Main Gym to announce the five Open House attendees who will each be receiving a $1,000 scholarship to Holy Name. After all scholarships have been presented, students and families are invited to continue on with their tours.
Holy Name’s students, teachers and staff members look forward to meeting future Namers on Sunday! If you have any questions about Open House, or about the admissions process, please contact Assistant Director of Admissions Emily Yaya (firstname.lastname@example.org or 440-886-0300 ext. 145).
Alumni: Attendees Enjoyed Homecoming and Hall of Fame Weekend
The successes of the six Athletic Hall of Fame inductees were celebrated on September 23 and 25. On Friday night, the honorees were recognized on the football field before the game, and afterwards they helped cheer the team on to a 49-14 victory over Normandy.
Sunday afternoon the focus remained on the five Athletic Hall of Fame inductees, John Malone ’71, Duane Piscura ’67, Coach Pete Pucher, the late Ray Putka ’42 and the late Bill Zowie ’51, as well as the Special Recognition Award winner, Chris Broussard ’86. News 5 Cleveland Anchor Rob Powers ’84 served as the event emcee, and each inductee (or a representative from his family) spoke after receiving his award from the selected presenter. Below are short biographies on each member of the 2016 induction class. Congratulations on your achievements, and thank you for making Holy Name proud.
Ray Putka, Class of 1942: Athletic Award
Ray Putka was an outstanding student-athlete who lettered in four sports: football, basketball, baseball and hockey. As the catcher of the baseball team, Putka helped Holy Name advance to the state finals during the 1940 season. He was also the quarterback for the football team his senior year. Most importantly, Putka remained focused on his studies, and was an honor roll student.
After graduating from Holy Name, Putka served his country as a United States Marine. He then worked as an electrician at one of the steel mills. In 1946, Putka married his wife, Jane. They had eight children: Janet, Judy, the late Thomas, the late William, Jean, Joanne, Jane and Janine. Putka passed away in 1993; his wife, Jane, accepted the award on his behalf.
William “Bill” Zowie, Class of 1951: Athletic Award
Bill Zowie played football for four years at Holy Name, and earned three varsity letters while being named the team captain in 1950. He was the only junior on The Plain Dealer’s 1949 All-Scholastic Team. During his football career, he was also named a Cleveland Press All-Star and a Cleveland News All-Star multiple times. Additionally, Zowie was a member of the All-West Senate Team in 1949 and 1950, and the All-Ohio Team in 1950. In addition to playing football, Zowie was involved in the Holy Name Society, Glee Club and basketball intramurals. He served as a homeroom vice president his freshman and senior years, and as president his sophomore and junior years.
Zowie earned an athletic scholarship to Santa Clara University in California. Later on, he served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. Zowie became a Cleveland police officer in 1957, and retired from the force in 1988. He and his wife, Harriot, had a son, Greg, and a daughter, Karen. Zowie passed away in 2011; his son, Greg Zawie, accepted the award on his behalf.
Coach Pete Pucher: Athletic Award
A graduate of Cathedral Latin High School, Pete Pucher went the extra mile to make significant contributions to the Holy Name community during his time as a coach for the high school. Ten Holy Name Athletic Hall of Fame members played under Pucher, who was the football team’s head coach from 1966-1970. He had a 78% winning percentage over five years, finishing with a 35-10-1 record. In 1970, he was named the West Senate League Coach of the Year. Several of the men he coached earned state-wide honors while at Holy Name, and went on to earn Division I college scholarships. At least one player who played under Pucher went on to the National Football League.
In addition to his coaching duties at Holy Name, Pucher served as a school counselor, the athletic director and head basketball coach. Today, he lives in Florida with his wife, Terrie. The couple has two daughters (Jeanne and Julie), and six grandchildren. Although he was unable to attend the Hall of Fame dinner, he did send a recorded video message, and one of his assistant coaches, John Zigmond, accepted the award on his behalf.
Duane Piscura, Class of 1967: Athletic Award
Duane Piscura excelled on both the football field and baseball diamond during his time at Holy Name. In football, Piscura was a three-time letterman and co-captain his senior year. He was named twice to the All-West Senate Team and the All-City Team, and selected for the All-Call & Post Team once as well. His achievements in baseball were no different, as he was again a three-time letterman and co-captain his final year. Piscura was an All-West Senate Team selection twice, and a two-time All-City Baseball Team pick. He helped lead his team to a 1967 West Senate championship title, and was named the 1967 Holy Name Baseball Team MVP. One of his major accomplishments as a Holy Name player was pitching a no-hitter versus St. Ignatius.
Piscura earned an athletic scholarship to Colorado State, but due to an injury he returned home and attended Cuyahoga Community College – West and played baseball there. He worked for the Ford Motor Company’s parts division, and has since retired. He has been married to his wife, Donna for 45 years, and has three sons, D.J., Jason and Christopher, as well as one grandchild. Over the years, Piscura has managed and coached his sons in athletics, and also has managed and coached in the Cleveland Class A Baseball League.
John Malone, Class of 1971: Athletic Award
John Malone starred on the football field during his time as a Holy Name student. A three-year starter and letterman, Malone helped lead his team to a 15-2-1 record. He received many accolades while at Holy Name, including being named to The Plain Dealer’s All-Scholastic Team, The Cleveland Press’s All-Scholastic Team, the Call & Post’s All-Scholastic Team and the All-West Senate Team. After the 1970 season, Malone, who played defensive tackle, was selected as a member of the All-Ohio First Team. In addition to football, John also competed in track.
Following his time at Holy Name, Malone attended and graduated from Cleveland State University. He also used his athletic abilities to train and tryout for the United States Olympic Bobsled Team. In his career as an accountant and CPA, Malone traveled all over the U.S., working for several businesses and owning his own accounting business. At one time, he lived in Hawaii, working as a business manager at a school and for the University of Hawaii Foundation. He also worked in upstate New York, teaching computer and IT skills to prisons. Upon returning home to Cleveland, Malone earned his master’s degree in computer science from Cleveland State. He was a full-time professor at CSU, and is now a professor at Cuyahoga Community College. Malone has also volunteered his time as a CYO football coach at St. Ann Elementary School.
Chris Broussard, Class of 1986: Special Recognition Award
Chris Broussard is an internationally-known NBA analyst and award-winning journalist for ESPN. As a senior writer for ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com, he specializes in covering the NBA. Because of his knowledge of the game of basketball and its participants, he makes regular television appearances on ABC and ESPN and has served as an analyst on the network’s flagship NBA show, “NBA Countdown,’’ alongside basketball legend Magic Johnson. In addition to working with many of America’s most accomplished athletes, he has interviewed some of the world’s most influential leaders, including former President Bill Clinton and the Reverend Jesse Jackson. Beyond his work as a journalist, Broussard is the founder and president of a Christian Men’s Movement called K.I.N.G., as well as a Board Member of Write-On Sports, a journalism program for teenagers, and Athletes in Action.
Chris’s sports writing career began in 1990. He wrote for The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio), working there for four years before moving on to the Akron Beacon Journal. He covered the NBA and spent two-and-half seasons there as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat writer. In 1998, he started working for The New York Times, where he covered the New Jersey Nets for three years, the New York Knicks for two years, and the NBA in general for one year. He joined ESPN The Magazine in September of 2004 and began appearing on ESPN as an NBA insider and analyst. He also occasionally appeared as a panelist with Skip Bayless on First Take debating sports topics. He was added to ABC’s NBA Countdown pregame show for the 2011-2012 NBA seasons as an NBA insider. In 1996, Broussard won three Ohio Associated Press Awards for sports writing. Later in 1997, he won more Ohio AP awards for sports and feature writing. He also won an award from the Professional Basketball Writers Association for General Excellence. In 1997 he won the Ohio Prep Sportswriters and investigative reporting award and also was honored by the National Association of Black Journalists For Sports writing. In 1998 he won the Ohio Excellence in Journalism award. In 2009, Broussard won another sports writing award from the National Association of Black Journalists, and in 2011, he was named one of the top 100 Black history makers by Thegrio.com, the African-American news arm of NBC.
A 1990 graduate of Oberlin College, Broussard lives with his wife of more than 20 years, Crystal, in New Jersey. They have twin daughters, Alexis and Noelle.
Annual Giving: Help Holy Name to ‘Bridge the Gap’
The school year is off to a great start, with 607 students in grades 9-12 eager to learn from faculty members who are prepared to provide students with an educational experience based on developing the mind, body and spirit – the ‘Triple Threat.’ We are committed to ensuring that each and every student can succeed at Holy Name and attend our school, whatever the financial situation. With Holy Name’s tuition being $9,550, but the actual cost of educating a student at $11,387, we must find a way to fill this additional amount of $1,837 per student so we can continue to provide a high-quality education at a low cost. That is why we are asking you to help us ‘Bridge the Gap,’ and to support the Annual Fund today.
We need the help of our parents, grandparents, alumni, board members, teachers, staff, and friends to ensure that we stay true to our Catholic mission of making education affordable and accessible to all. Your support of the Bridge the Gap Appeal is one way to show your commitment to Catholic education. The Holy Name Annual Fund is the most important source of unrestricted funds to the school’s operation, meaning that it helps us bridge the gap between tuition and the cost of operating the school. By helping us bridge the gap, we are able to reduce the need to increase tuition to an unmanageable level for parents.
Please consider a tax-deductible gift, which will directly impact students and support these initiatives:
- 21st century classroom technology and infrastructure
- College readiness and solid academic programs
- Financial assistance and scholarships
- Grade level retreats and leadership programs
Your involvement is what matters most, and we are grateful for gifts at all levels. Bridge the Gap gifts are accepted via personal check, credit card, or in stock. You can make your donation online at www.holynamehs.com/donate-to-hn/. If you have any questions, please contact the Advancement Office at 440-886-0300 ext. 104. Thank you for supporting Holy Name!
Advancement: Holy Name Welcomes New Advancement Team Members
The Advancement Office is pleased to introduce several new team members for the 2016-2017 school year.
On March 15, 2016, Terry Kenneally ’67 was named the third president in Holy Name High School’s history. He previously served on the Holy Name Advisory Board, and currently teaches Irish studies at Holy Name. He is also a member of the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame. For the last 38 years, Kenneally has practiced law, and has owned and operated his own law firm, Terrence J. Kenneally & Associates, for 18 years. As Holy Name’s president, Kenneally will be responsible for overseeing the work of the Advancement and Business Offices. This includes all fundraising efforts and major initiatives, such as the turf field and track project.
Kenneally received his bachelor’s degree in political science from Cleveland State University. He also obtained his law degree from the University of Akron and his master’s degree in Irish studies from John Carroll University. For 48 years, he has been married to his wife Susan, a fellow 1967 graduate. They have four children, Terry Jr. ’86, Sean ’87, Erin ’89 and Brianne and four grandchildren. He is an active member of St. Martin of Tours Parish in Valley City, where he also serves as a Lector.
After spending the last 18 years at Elyria Catholic High School, Andy Krakowiak ’73 returned this spring to Holy Name as the director of special initiatives. Before serving as Elyria Catholic’s assistant principal, principal and president, Krakowiak was at Holy Name from 1981-1998, teaching religious studies and working as the Dean of Students. He also coached basketball. Krakowiak, who has his bachelor’s degree in religious studies from John Carroll University and his master’s degree in education administration from Ursuline College, is in his 36th year of service to Catholic Education and the Diocese of Cleveland.
As Holy Name’s Director of Special Initiatives, Krakowiak is now focusing on completing research for project/initiative strategies, facility management projects, cultivating prospects in support of the school mission and addressing various duties as directed by Holy Name President Terry Kenneally. Krakowiak looks forward to reconnecting with former students, as well as other alumni and constituents. Krakowiak is married to wife Karen, and has three children, Tom ’07, Sarah ’09 and James ’12.
Director of Institutional Advancement Michele Fusco Scoccola is the newest member of the Advancement Office. Prior to coming to Holy Name, Scoccola worked as the senior advancement director at Elyria Catholic High School for two years, and as the advancement director at Cleveland Central Catholic for more than seven years. She has an extensive non-profit background, as well as many years of experience in coordinating fundraising campaigns and executing them.
Her focus as Holy Name’s director of institutional advancement will be on outlining and creating plans that raise money for the school’s Annual Fund, as well as other important and needed projects. Scoccola has a bachelor’s degree from Ursuline College in public relations and Catholic studies, as well as a master’s degree from Ursuline in ministry, feminist and liberation theology. Her passion lies in Catholic education and social justice.
Along with the additions of Terry Kenneally, Andy Krakowiak and Michele Fusco Scoccola, the following Advancement Office Team Members will continue on in their current roles:
Colleen Corrigan Day ’88 began working at Holy Name in 2009, and has 22 years of experience working with non-profit organizations, focusing on special events, fundraising, public relations and marketing. Before joining the Advancement Office, Day worked for several local organizations, including the Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) of Greater Cleveland, the Cleveland International Film Festival, Dress for Success Cleveland, West Side Ecumenical Ministry and the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party. In her latest role as Holy Name’s director of annual giving and alumni relations, Day is responsible for connecting with alumni, developing the Class Captain Program and sharing alumni good news and achievements with the media. She also is in charge of marketing and managing all special events at Holy Name, including the Gala Auction.
A graduate of Kent State University with a degree in communications, Day is married to Brian ’83, has three step-daughters, Kristin ’02, Shannon ’12 and Sammie ’14, and is also a grandma to Bradley and Brayden. Day is an active member of St. Columbkille Parish in Parma, and is also heavily involved within the community, serving on the Greater Cleveland Mayo Society Board, the Cleveland-Achill Twinning Committee and Proud of Parma Committee.
In January 2016, Debby Marchetta joined the Holy Name Advancement Office as the data, gift processing, and research associate. Before coming to Holy Name, Marchetta had job experience as an IT candidate researcher/project consultant, executive recruiter and secretary. Her responsibilities at Holy Name include comprehensive management of the Raiser’s Edge software system, as well as processing all gift and acknowledgements, conducting donor research and maintaining donor profiles.
Marchetta holds a bachelor’s degree in business and communications from Baldwin Wallace University and a master’s degree in college student personnel services from Miami University. She is an active member of St. Basil the Great Parish in Brecksville, and serves on the Parish Council. Marchetta’s son, Anthony, is a member of the Holy Name Class of 2020.
Since November 2014, Kate McCall ’05 has served as Holy Name’s communications associate. She came back to her alma mater after working as a marketing communications specialist at Proforma, an international print and promotional products distributor. In this role, McCall oversees the creation of The WAVE magazine, updates the school’s website and creates content for the monthly eNewsletter and all Holy Name social media pages. She also works with the school administration to craft internal messages that are sent to parents and students weekly.
McCall is a graduate of John Carroll University with a bachelor’s degree in communications and theatre arts, and also has a master’s degree in applied communication theory and methodology from Cleveland State University. She attends St. Bridget of Kildare Parish in Parma.
Activities: Upcoming Events Calendar
October is busy at Holy Name! See what is happening at school this month.
Thursday, October 6: Picture Re-Take Day
Sunday, October 9: Open House Mass, 11 a.m. and Tours, 12 – 3 p.m.
Monday, October 10: Columbus Day: No Classes and Office Closed
Wednesday, October 12: All-School Mass, 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, October 15: High School Placement Test (HSPT) Prep Class, 9 – 11:30 a.m.
Sunday, October 16: Fall Concert, 3 p.m.
Monday, October 17: Sports Boosters Meeting, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 19: Mandatory Senior Retreat at St. Colette
Wednesday, October 19: Freshmen, Sophomore and Junior Testing Day
Friday, October 21: First Quarter Ends
Saturday, October 22: First Placement Test, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Monday, October 24 – Monday, October 31: Make-Up OGT
Thursday, October 27: Parent-Teacher Conferences, 3 – 6 p.m.
Saturday, October 30: Saturday School
Saturday, October 30: High School Placement Test (HSPT) Prep Class, 9 – 11:30 a.m.