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

Catch the Wave – October 5, 2016

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 ( 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, 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, 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 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.

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.