On Thursday, August 18, Holy Name High School held a groundbreaking ceremony for the school’s new turf field and track project.
Holy Name President Terry Kenneally ’67, Principal Shelbrey Blanc ’95, Athletic Director Jack Richardson ’79, Advisory Board Members Scott Opincar ’87 and Matt Gray ’86, and major donor Rich Cicerchi ’65 were the first to break ground on the field. (A picture of this significant moment in Holy Name’s history is attached to this email.) Several other Holy Name alumni, supporters and students were also on-hand for this special event.
Construction on the field began on Monday, August 22. Before FieldTurf can begin the installation of the new surface, trees must be removed and the current grass field playing area must also be excavated and leveled. In just one week’s time, workers have made significant process on this portion of the project.
During Phase I of the ‘Team Up for Turf’ initiative, the synthetic, multi-purpose athletic turf field will be installed. It will be known as Cicerchi Field, thanks to the generous support of Rich Cicerchi ’65. Holy Name expects this first phase to be completed by early November 2016. The school also has plans for a Phase II, which will include the installation of an all-weather track around the turf field.
Holy Name congratulates WTWH Media, LLC Co-Founder and Managing Partner Scott McCafferty, a 1985 graduate, on being named a 2016 Northeast Ohio EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® Finalist! Scott, along with fellow co-founder and WTWH VP of Sales, Michael Emich, received this honor. For more on Scott, as well as his business success, read this story that is in the latest edition of Smart Business Magazine.
We are also very excited to share that a few of our students are partnering with Scott and WTWH this summer to create a student-run media company. At the end of the summer, we look forward to sharing more details about this exciting opportunity!
We are so proud to share that Josh Foreman ’16 and Mr. Joe Langa ’75, are featured in an article now available on Cleveland.com. The story focuses on Josh, who is blind, and the incredible journey he has had as a Holy Name student, thanks to help from Mr. Langa. Click here to read this wonderful story about Josh and Mr. Langa.
Thank you to Plain Dealer reporter Michael McIntyre and photographer Marvin Fong for capturing this story!
On Thursday, May 12, Holy Name students spent a day at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds in Berea participating in “Arts for All.” This day is devoted to giving developmentally disabled children the opportunity to make art, sing and dance to live music! Holy Name students spent the day volunteering and helping with a variety of arts activities, including face painting (which the kids LOVED!). It truly was a great day for all!