Holy Name is proud to announce that two students received recognition after submitting artwork to the 2018 Scholastic Art Awards – Cuyahoga County Region Competition. Student artwork pieces from across the county were considered, with 3,325 submissions being reviewed.
Karen Nemeth ’18 received a Gold Key Award (artwork demonstrating the highest levels of achievement in originality, personal voice and technical skill) for her drawing and illustration titled “The Future,” while also receiving a Silver Key Award (artwork demonstrating achievement worthy of recognition at the regional level) for her printmaking piece, “Acceptance.”
Sarah Sparks ’18 earned an Honorable Mention (artwork demonstrating creative potential) for her mixed media piece, “Spiral Garden.”
Both Karen and Sarah were recognized for these achievements at an award ceremony held at the Cleveland Institute of Art on Saturday, January 13. Karen’s artwork is now on display in CIA’s Reinberger Gallery, with Sarah’s artwork being displayed digitally on monitors in the same gallery. Their artwork will be up through Friday, February 2, and gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Thursday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday; and 12 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Karen’s Silver Key Award piece, “Acceptance,” was made during Mrs. Beth Ryan’s College Credit Plus (CCP) Art Foundations class, with her Gold Key Award winning artwork done in last year’s Intermediate Design course. When designing her artwork, Karen is inspired by her daily life struggles. “Artwork helps display emotions and life,” said Karen. “Art comes in many forms, and it is a great way of expressing yourself. I like how universal and versatile it can be.”
Next year, Karen plans to study Studio Art at Kent State University. In the future, she would like to travel and become multilingual.
Sarah’s entry was also created as part of her work in Mrs. Beth Ryan’s CCP Art Foundations course. She grew up with art as a major part of her life, as her mother is a high school art teacher. “I also focus on emotions for art inspiration,” said Sarah. “I like to incorporate shapes and designs from nature into my designs, too.”
After graduation this spring, Sarah plans to study Studio Art, Interior Design or Architecture at The Ohio State University or Kent State University.
The entire Holy Name community congratulates both Karen and Sarah for sharing their talents and creating this beautiful, award-winning artwork!
Junior Awards (Class of 2018)
Class Officer and Student Council Awards
Junior Class President – Greg Hustak
Junior Class Vice President – Meaghan Vrabel
Senate Members: Hailey Lawler, Marissa Reid, Nicole Sabol and Sarah Sparks
Extracurricular Activity Awards
Academic Challenge Participation Award: Cameron Kalic and Collin Ryan
Drama – Outstanding Performance in “Seussical”: Kayla Gerogosian
Drama Spirit Award: Anna Regan
Journalism Achievement Award: Cecelia Johanni
Perfect Attendance during Junior Year: Andrew Bleakley, Zachary Hahn, Dylan Harrington, Cady Newman, Sarah Sparks, John Stout, Hanna Vannello, Meaghan Vrabel and Julia Wright
Excellence in Geometry: Kristen Brickner and Anna Regan
Excellence in Honors Pre-Calculus: Zach Spaulding
Excellence in Pre-Calculus: Cady Newman
Excellence in AP Calculus: Meaghan Vrabel
Excellence in Honors Anatomy and Physiology: Jenna Opincar, Nicole Sabol, Lucas Van Niel and Meaghan Vrabel
Excellence in Honors Chemistry: Allyson Stibley
Excellence in Chemistry: Andrew Bleakley, Zachary Hahn, Melissa Loszack and Henry Zeller
Excellence in Honors Physics: Julia Dreher, Cameron Kalic, Daneal Rybak and Matthew Springer
Excellence in English: Kacie Mancuso, Sarah Sparks and Lucas Van Niel
Excellence in Digital Arts: Tommy McNamara
Excellence in Fine Art: Karen Nemeth
Excellence in Photography: Marissa Reid
Excellence in Digital Media: Sarah Sparks
Excellence in Ceramics: Jacob Westfall
Outstanding Musician Award: Olivia Calafato, Kayla Gerogosian and Collin Ryan
Excellence in CCP Civilizations: Julia Wright
Excellence in AP U.S. Government: Cameron Kalic and Megan McDonald
Excellence in French: Margaret Thompson
Excellence in Latin III: Joseph Petrilla
Excellence in Honors Spanish III: Megan McDonald, Allyson Stibley and Meaghan Vrabel
Excellence in Spanish III: Cameron Kalic
Excellence in Spanish II: Taylor Mountcastle and Diana Popa
Yale Book Award: Megan McDonald
Notre Dame Club of Cleveland Book Award: Julia Dreher
First Honors (3.6 GPA or higher) after five (5) semesters of work:
Lucas Van Niel
Second Honors (3.0 GPA or higher) after five (5) semesters of work:
Dwayne Cohill Jr.
Sophomore Awards (Class of 2019)
Class Officer and Student Council Awards
Sophomore Class President: McKenna Keir
Sophomore Class Vice President: Michelle Rings
Extracurricular Activity Awards
Outstanding Drama Performance Award: Tess Smith
Academic Challenge Participation Award: Zachary Milko, Michelle Rings and Nicholas Schuler
Perfect Attendance during their Sophomore Year: Rosario Conforto, Brianna Dzierzawski, Liam McCormick, Alexandra Mehlman, James Meyer, Nicholas Negron, Rachel Polander, Nicholas Schuler, Carly Soreo, Sydney Tober, Keith Wadley and Daniel Wimsett
Excellence in Fine Art: Natalie Wolf
Excellence in Fine Art – Photography: Edlisa Santiago
Excellence in Outstanding Musician Award: Elizabeth DeSantis-Miller and Zachary Milko
Excellence in French: Tess Smith
Excellence in Latin: Lindsey Heben
National Latin Exam Cum Laude: Nicholas Schuler
National Latin Exam Summa Cum Laude: Liam McCormick
National Latin Exam Maxima Cum Laude: Lindsey Heben
Excellence in Spanish II: Elizabeth Briggs, Ryan Byrne, Alyssa Dedinsky, Aidan Hickey, Skylar Hirz, Ariana Marflak, Izabella McCune, Brendan Ward and Bridget Werling
Excellence in Honors Spanish II: Delaney Hancock and Michelle Rings
Excellence in Honors Algebra II with Trigonometry: Nicholas Schuler
Excellence in Algebra II: Alexandra Mehlman and Natalie Wolf
Excellence in Honors Geometry: Michelle Rings
Excellence in CCP American History: Tess Smith
Excellence in Honors English II: Tess Smith
Excellence in Honors English II – Insightful Discussion and Class Participation: Keith Wadley
Excellence in English II – Leadership: AnnMarie Edwards and Allexus Moir
Exceptional Ability in Public Speaking: Lindsey Heben and Nicholas Schuler
Excellence in Honors Biology: Nicholas Schuler
Excellence in Biology: Ryan Byrne, Mary Lysobey, James Meyer, Rachel Polander and Katie Svenson
Excellence in Honors Chemistry: Tara McClenaghan
First Honors (3.6 GPA or higher) after three (3) semesters of work:
Second Honors (3.0 GPA or Higher) after three (3) semesters of work:
Freshman Awards (Class of 2020)
Class Officer and Student Council Awards
Freshman Class President: Austin Hojdar
Freshman Class Vice President: Katherine Reardon
Academic Challenge Participation Award: Kaeleigh Patriski and Teresa Raba
Excellence in Drama: Austin Hojdar
Drama Newcomer Award: Matthew Stracensky
Perfect Attendance during Freshman Year: Michael Corrigan, William Dolan, Sean Ehrbar, Benjamin Fulop, Thadeaus Henry, Madeline Jurec, Angelina Koch, Kaelyn Kraley, Kevin McLoughlin, Nicholas Mercuri, Kaeleigh Patriski, Katherine Reardon and Matthew Stracensky
Excellence in Fine Art: Hannah Martinez
Excellence in Photography: Kaeleigh Patriski
Outstanding Musician Award: Savannah Dawson and Matthew Stracensky
Excellence in French: Gino Mogorovic and Jared Sanderell
National Latin Exam Magna Cum Laude: Kaelyn Kraley, Kevin McLoughlin, Ryan Werner and Olivia Whitecar
National Latin Exam Summa Cum Laude: Matthew Stracensky
Excellence in Spanish I: Lauren Borchert, Angelina Koch, Kristin Opincar, Teresa Raba, Katherine Reardon, Megan Stibley and Nathan Van Niel
Excellence in Honors World History: Lauren Borchert, Adam Rini, Megan Stibley and Matthew Stracensky
Excellence in Algebra I: Anthony Marchetta and Caitlin Masters
Excellence in Honors Algebra I: Adam Rini
Excellence in Algebra II: Megan Stibley
Excellence in Honors Algebra II: Matthew Stracensky
Excellence in Honors Algebra II with Trigonometry: Katherine Reardon
Excellence in English – Superb Critical Reading Skills: Megan Stibley
Excellence in English – Superb Analytical Writing Skills: Matthew Stracensky
Excellence in Honors Biology: Lauren Borchert, Kevin McLoughlin, Katherine Reardon, Jared Sanderell, Megan Stibley and Matthew Stracensky
Excellence in Biology: Brennan Dickey
Excellence in Physical Science: Gino Mogorovic, Caroline Oebker and Samantha Snow
Excellence in Health: Lauren Borchert and Matthew Stracensky
First Honors (3.6 GPA or higher) after one (1) semester of work:
Nathan Van Niel
Second Honors (3.0 GPA or higher) after one (1) semester of work:
Leonard Cahill Jr.
On Wednesday, May 17, the following awards were given to members of the Class of 2017 at the annual Senior Awards Assembly:
CLASS OFFICERS: A certificate and medal is presented to each of the Class Officers. They have worked hard in planning and administering student events and communicating with faculty and students to make this an exciting year. Thank you for your service.
Senior Class President – Brandon Plaza
Senior Class Vice – President – Caroline Werling
Student Body President – Cameron Sico
Student Body Vice – President – Sean Schieferstein
Student Body Secretary – Grace Riley
Student Body Treasurer – Avery Revay
STUDENT COUNCIL: A Student Senate Award is presented to the following seniors who were actively involved in all senate activities. They have shown dedication through participating and planning events regularly and for consistently attending meetings for the betterment of their class and Holy Name.
MUSIC MINISTRY: For her service and dedication to Music Ministry, a service award is presented to Caroline Chatfield.
ACADEMIC CHALLENGE: For participation in Academic Challenge, an award is presented to Caroline Chatfield.
DRAMA CLUB: For excellence in theatre, a spirit of theatre award is presented to Claire Leff.
NEWSPAPER: For her dedication and leadership as Editor–in-Chief, Abigail McKenna is presented the Journalism Achievement Award.
OFFICE AIDES: Service Awards are presented to the following Seniors for being Office Aides. They all were a great asset to the Office Staff: Brandon Plaza, Tyler Poff, Lianne Timko, and Kyle Wright.
ART: For outstanding work in Art, a certificate is presented to the following students:
Jenna Follina and Nicholas Koch – excellence in Fine Art
Kristyna Nosek – excellence in Photography
Elizabeth Rikard and Jo’Nai Spates – excellence in Ceramics
Mary Novosel, Ralph Vance, and Kelsey Zolac – excellence in Yearbook
ENGLISH: For excellence in AP Literature and Composition, an award is presented to Moira Donovan and Kaitlyn Posta.
FRENCH: Nicholas Koch presented a certificate of excellent academic achievement in French.
LATIN: For outstanding performance on the National Latin Exam, the following students are presented with a certificate of Honorable Merit: Erin Roche – Magna Cum Laude and Colleen Beckloff – Maxima Cum Laude.
SPANISH: For outstanding achievement in CCP Spanish IV a certificate of excellence is presented to the following students: Hannah Kowalski, Carolyn Lloyd, Katelyn Neal, and Kristyna Nosek.
SCIENCE: A Science Award is presented to Caroline Chatfield for her outstanding achievement in Honors Anatomy and Physiology.
For outstanding achievement in Forensic Science a certificate is presented to Carolyn Lloyd.
For outstanding achievement in Honors Physics an award is presented to Nicholas Koch.
Caroline Chatfield is presented with a certificate of excellence for her achievement in AP Chemistry.
MATHEMATICS: In the Mathematics Department, the following students are being recognized for their ability and their accomplishments.
For outstanding achievement in statistics an award is presented to Edward Lee.
Carolyn Lloyd is presented an award for outstanding achievement in AP statistics.
For excellence in Algebra III, an award is presented to Ben Mizikar.
For excellence in AP Calculus, an award is presented to Edward Lee.
SOCIAL STUDIES: For excellence in scholarship with the online class College Credit Plus “Hitler and the Holocaust”, an award is presented to Megan Halloran and Carolyn Lloyd.
For excellence in scholarship in 20th Century Movies and Music an award is presented to Anne Lloyd.
Caroline Chatfield and Moira Donovan have demonstrated excellence in AP US Government and are presented with a certificate of excellence.
HISTORY OF IRELAND AND IRISH LITERATURE: For outstanding achievement in History of Ireland and Irish Literature,
Katelyn Gray and Cameron Sico are presented with a special gift.
FOUR-YEAR ACADEMIC SUBJECT AREA AWARDS: Each year, Holy Name High School presents an award to an outstanding student in each of the academic subject areas. This is a four-year award and represents outstanding work in the area of scholarship by one student throughout his or her four years at Holy Name. Special recognition is given to:
In ENGLISH . . . . . . . . . . . . Carolyn Lloyd
In FINE ARTS (Art). . . . . . Kathryn Kuczynski
In FINE ARTS (Music) . . . . . . . Dylan Douglas
In FOREIGN LANGUAGE
French . . . . . . . . . . . . Nicholas Koch
Latin . . . . . . . . . . . . . Erin Roche
Spanish . . . . . . . . . . . Carolyn Lloyd
In MATH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Caroline Chatfield
In SCIENCE . . . . . . . . . . . Caroline Chatfield
In SOCIAL STUDIES . . . . Carolyn Lloyd
TRIPLE THREAT AWARD: At Holy Name, we pride ourselves in promoting and cultivating the TRIPLE THREAT of “Mind, Body, and Spirit.” Today, we present to 12 seniors our TRIPLE THREAT AWARD. These seniors were nominated by our faculty to receive this award because they have exhibited throughout their four years at Holy Name what it means to be a NAMER who embodies the ideas of “Mind, Body, and Spirit.” These students are recognized for their strong commitment to academics, faith and service, citizenship, and personal responsibility.
PRESIDENT’S EDUCATION AWARDS: The President’s Education Awards Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals, is an important program developed to help administrators recognize and honor those students who have achieved high academic goals through their hard work and dedication to learning. The criteria for this award is a cumulative GPA of 3.8 for 7 semesters and a minimum ACT score of 28 or minimum score for SAT of 1250. Participation in the program grows each year. Holy Name’s recipients are:
FIRST HONORS: A certificate and medal is awarded to each senior who has maintained a scholastic average of 3.6 or higher after completion of seven (7) semester’s work. This year’s recipients are:
SECOND HONORS: A certificate and medal is awarded to each senior who has maintained a scholastic average of 3.0 to 3.59 after completion of seven (7) semester’s work. This year’s recipients are:
SENIOR YEAR PERFECT ATTENDANCE: Those seniors who have maintained Perfect Attendance throughout their entire Senior Year are:
FOUR-YEAR PERFECT ATTENDANCE: Those seniors who have maintained perfect attendance for four years at Holy Name are:
2017 Senior Athletic Awards
NFHS AWARD OF EXCELLENCE: The National Federation of High Schools in conjunction with the Ohio High School Athletic Association have established the NFHS National Award of Excellence. This award is presented to a female and male student who have exhibited qualities that embody exemplary sportsmanship, ethics, and integrity.
The 2017 Female NFHS National Award of Excellence is presented to Alexandra Russ.
The 2017 Male NFHS National Award of Excellence is presented to Quinn Alberty.
PAAF FRANK SVOBODA SCHOLAR ATHLETE AWARD: The Parma Amateur Athletic Federation presents a yearly award to a female and male athlete from each of the five Parma area high schools (Holy Name, Normandy, Padua, Parma, and Valley Forge). The late Frank Svoboda was a valuable part of the PAAF and also a vital influence with athletics in the City of Parma for many years.
The 2017 Parma Amateur Athletic Federation Frank Svoboda Female Award is presented to Andrea Spinelli.
The 2017 Parma Amateur Athletic Federation Frank Svoboda Male Award is presented to Jacob Darby.
OHIO HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS ASSOCIATION SCHOLAR ATHLETE AWARD: Each year, the Ohio High School Athletic Association sponsors a Scholar Athlete Award. This award is presented to both a male and a female student athlete who consistently demonstrates high accomplishment in the classroom and on the field of competition.
This year’s award for the Female OHSAA Scholar Athlete is presented to Hannah Kowalski.
This year’s award for the Male OHSAA Scholar Athlete is presented to Charles Jindra.
ARCHIE GRIFFIN SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD: As part of an ongoing program to promote Sportsmanship, Ethics, and Integrity, the Ohio High School Athletic Association wishes to recognize students who display exemplary sportsmanship. The award is named for Archie Griffin. Mr. Griffin is an Ohio native, the only two-time recipient of the Heisman Trophy for football. As a professional athlete he always displayed exemplary sportsmanship. Mr. Griffin, current CEO of The Ohio State University Alumni Association, has continued to be active in promoting sportsmanship, ethics, and integrity. He was honored in 1998 as the recipient of the prestigious OHSAA Ethics and Integrity Award.
This year’s female Archie Griffin Award is presented to Grace Riley.
This year’s male Archie Griffin Award is presented to Nicholas Opincar.
HOLY NAME SENIOR ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: Each year, the Holy Name High School Athletic Department recognizes a female and male senior athlete of the year. The criteria for this award includes major athletic accomplishments over a four-year period, solid student leadership, and strong character. Head coaches nominate candidates for this award and vote on its recipients.
The 2017 Female Senior Athlete of the Year Award is presented to Laura Kolenz, who is a cross country and track student-athlete.
The 2017 Male Senior Athlete of the Year Award is presented to Jack Stolar, who is a football and baseball student-athlete.
AMERICAN RED CROSS AWARDS: The American Red Cross awards scholarship money to Holy Name each year, based on the number of drives sponsored and donations made. Each time, from age 16 on, that a student participates in the Blood Drive, he/she earns a chance at the random-draw award.
We are proud this year that $500 scholarships are being awarded to:
We are also proud that this year’s $1,000 American Red Cross recipient will be Colleen Beckloff.
Holy Name High School is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Elementary Art Invitational:
Kindergarten – Second Grade
First Place: Aryana R., Urban Community School
Second Place: Jimmy M., Saint Christopher School
Third Place: Landon K., Saint Jude School
Third Grade – Fifth Grade
First Place: David L., Urban Community School
Second Place: Adrian T., Saint Anthony of Padua School
Third Place: Cerenity E., Urban Community School
Sixth Grade – Eighth Grade
First Place: Sean J., Saint Mark School
Second Place: Steven K., Julie Billiart School
Third Place: Darby L., Notre Dame Elementary School
People’s Choice Award Winner (Based on Facebook Voting)
Brooke B., Notre Dame Elementary School
Teachers have been contacted, and the winners will have the opportunity to have their art displayed at the Holy Name Spring Art Show, taking place Sunday, May 21 in HN’s Manning Auditorium!