Jordon Lebron ’22 Selected as a Winner of the LeadDIVERSITY Promote Change Contest

Holy Name is very proud of Jordon Lebron ’22, who was chosen as a winner of The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio’s 2020 Class of LeadDIVERSITY Promote Change contest. Jordon’s winning essay addressed how he can promote diversity and inclusion in his community, which includes Holy Name. As a winner, he received a $1,000 cash prize and will be recognized at the Diversity Center’s Humanitarian Dinner in November. Additionally, due to his efforts, Holy Name won a leadership program delivered by The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio.

In his essay, Jordon proposed implementing a Lunch and Learn Diversity program. At this event, community members – in the school, from the business community, etc. – would come together to learn about the different cultures that exist in their respective neighborhoods and schools. Jordon said, “I strongly feel the program can create a pathway for individuals to open up to and understand any current issues, challenges, and community concerns regarding equity and inclusion that various people encounter every day. Sparking thought and open communication can allow ideas to flow and creates an opportunity to implement change.”

Senior Awards Ceremony: Class of 2020 Winners Announced

Heather Lennox ’85 Recognized by Super Lawyers as a Top Lawyer in Ohio

Each year, Super Lawyers recognizes the top lawyers in Ohio via a patented multi-phase selection process involving peer nomination and independent research. Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding attorneys from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The Ohio lawyers who receive the highest point totals during this selection process are further recognized in Ohio Super Lawyers Top Lists. Heather Lennox ’85, Jones Day’s Partner-in-Charge (Cleveland) is ranked second overall in Cleveland and is also in the top 10 overall in Ohio. Congratulations Heather!

Scholarship and Financial Aid Information Announced for 2019-2020

Several scholarship and financial aid opportunities are available for current students and families to learn about and apply for use during the 2019-2020 School Year.

The scholarships are broken down into four main groups: Holy Name-specific scholarships; the Cleveland Scholarship Program; need-based financial aid; and additional outside scholarships. Please read more about how to apply for these scholarships, and the deadlines associated with each, below.

Holy Name-Specific Scholarships: Hard copies of the scholarship application forms will be available during lunch periods on Thursday, February 7 and Friday, February 8. They will also be available in the Advancement Office throughout the month of February. Online versions can be found at https://www.holynamehs.com/holy-name-high-school-tuition/. Some of the scholarships are grade-level specific, while others are for all students to apply for. Please pay attention to the criteria.

The deadline for Holy Name-specific scholarships to be turned in to Holy Name is Thursday, March 21, 2019. If you have any questions, please contact Miss Kate McCall at kmccall@holynamehs.com, or at 440-886-0300 ext. 148.

Cleveland Scholarship Program: All students who reside in the city of Cleveland are eligible to apply for this $6,000 scholarship. An application must be submitted each year for renewal, and the paperwork can be found at https://www.holynamehs.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/CSPRenewalForm.pdf. If your student does not currently receive the Cleveland Scholarship, the Request Form must be completed, and can be found at https://www.holynamehs.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/CSPRequestForm.pdf.

The deadline for applications to be turned into Holy Name so they can be properly submitted to the Ohio Department of Education is early April 2019. If you have any questions, please contact the Main Office at 440-886-0300 ext. 120.

Need-Based Financial Aid: Holy Name partners with FACTS to handle all aspects of the financial aid application and verification process. In order to be considered for need-based financial aid from Holy Name and the Diocese of Cleveland, you must fill out the FACTS form. Go to https://www.holynamehs.com/holy-name-high-school-financial-aid/ to find the FACTS website, where you can register, sign-in and fill out the online application. The application will be finalized only after your 2018 tax return information has been submitted. Please note that no hard copy forms are available from FACTS this year; it all must be done online.

The deadline to submit your FACTS application is early April 2019. Please be aware that if you received financial aid from Holy Name during the 2018-2019 school year, it will not be renewed unless you complete the FACTS financial aid form now. If you have any questions about the FACTS Financial Aid Form, contact the Finance Office at 440-886-0300 ext. 124.

Outside Holy Name Scholarships: There are also several scholarships outside of Holy Name that you are invited to consider.

John P. Patton Memorial Scholarship – This full-tuition scholarship is open to current juniors and sophomores applicants who are children or grandchildren of current US military personnel or US veterans, and who are involved in school life and consistently demonstrate positive character traits. The student must also demonstrate financial need by completing the FACTS financial aid application; achieve a 3.0 or higher GPA; and complete a one-page essay. This scholarship would be applied to next year’s tuition. If you meet these criteria and would like to apply, applications are available in the main office or with Mrs. Blanc. All completed applications must be returned to Mrs. Blanc by MARCH 1, 2019.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Council 11464 Knights of Columbus – Ferdinand P. Goll Memorial Scholarship: https://www.holynamehs.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/KoC-Goll-Memorial-Scholarship.pdf.

Families will be made aware of all other scholarship opportunities as they become available.

Reminders about deadlines for the Cleveland Scholarship, the Holy Name-specific scholarships, and the FACTS financial aid application will be sent out as needed.

NO SCHOOL – Wednesday, January 30 and Thursday, January 31

Holy Name High School has made the decision to CLOSE on Wednesday, January 30 AND on Thursday, January 31 due to the extreme wind chill temperatures expected throughout Northeast Ohio on those days. Please stay safe, warm and bundled up inside on these days off!

Tess Smith ’19 Named National Merit Commended Student

Tess Smith ’19 Named National Merit Commended Student

Exciting news from Queens Highway: Tess Smith ’19 has been named a Commended Student in the Class of 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program!

Tess is in the top 10 of her senior class, and is a member of National Honor Society. She is the Drama Club President, and has performed in many of Holy Name’s fall plays and spring musicals. Tess is also a member of the Green Wave Marching Band, Jazz Band and Symphonic Band.

Aside from her musical and acting talents, Tess is involved with Campus Ministry, Cenacle of Mary and PenOhio. At her home parish of St. Christopher in Rocky River, she teaches fifth grade PSR.

Tess’s top college choice is currently Loyola University in Chicago. We congratulate her on representing the Holy Name community well both in and outside of the classroom!