From the entire Holy Name High School community, thank YOU for your generous support of #weGiveCatholic! During Tuesday’s day of giving, Holy Name raised $17,610. Additionally, because of a generous match from Raymond ’44 and Eleanor Smiley, all donations made will be matched, dollar-for-dollar. This doubles the impact of your gift, which makes all the difference in our mission to provide a Catholic, college preparatory education to both current and future Namers.
If you were not able to give yesterday, but would still like to give in 2017, please go to www.holynamehs.com/donate-to-hn. You can also call the Holy Name Advancement Office at 440-886-0300 ext. 104. All gifts received throughout the winter will also be included in the Smiley Matching Gift Challenge, and will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $45,000.
Thank you again for your continued support. Holy Name is blessed to have so many alumni, parents and friends, like you, who share their time, talents and treasures to better the lives of our young men and women.
On behalf of the entire Holy Name community, I hope you all were able to celebrate a blessed Thanksgiving with your family and friends. During this season of thankfulness, I am grateful for the gifts you and so many parents, alumni and friends have shared with Holy Name this year.
Before we went on Thanksgiving Break, our students had their own chance to reflect on what they were most thankful for this year. Students were especially grateful for a recent visit from newly installed Diocese of Cleveland Bishop Nelson J. Perez. In the video message below, students share their gratitude for his visit.
As you can see, Holy Name is fortunate to not only have had Bishop Perez as a visitor, but also to have students who have their hearts open to his message of allowing God to work in them, through them and despite them. They are using their talents to develop the Triple Threat of mind, body and spirit.
Your generosity helps Holy Name better prepare students for the days and years ahead. Beginning at Midnight tonight, on #WeGiveCatholic (Giving Tuesday), please consider supporting Holy Name at https://www.wegivecatholic.org/organizations/holy-name-high-school and making a difference in the lives of our young men and women. They are grateful for your help and join me in saying thank you, and God bless you this holiday season.
All Hail Holy Name,
Terrence J. Kenneally ’67
President, Holy Name High School
Holy Name was honored to celebrate Veterans Day with retired United States Army Colonel Ken Dyer ’82. During his more than 29-year career in the Army, Col. Dyer served in multiple leadership and staff positions, including Company, Battalion and Brigade command. He has had operational assignments in Hawaii, Fort Campbell, KY, Fort Bragg, NC and the Pentagon, and has helped with disaster relief efforts in Florida, Louisiana and Southwest Asia. Since 9/11, Col. Dyer has served four tours in the Middle East, with assignments in Afghanistan, Kuwait and Iraq.
Up until his retirement, he proudly wore the Master Parachutist, Parachute Rigger, Air Assault and Army Staff badges.
During his talk, Col. Dyer encouraged students to thank the country’s military veterans, and to also give back to their communities in some way this year. We thank Col. Dyer, as well as his family members, for joining us for a beautiful celebration this morning. May God Bless our veterans, and all citizens, today and every day.
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!