Main Building Entrance Closed During Summer

On Monday, June 4, planned construction will begin on the front of Holy Name’s main building. The construction will continue through Friday, August 17.

Between June 4 and August 17, Holy Name’s Main Entrance will not be open. Additionally, the circle in front of the main building will be inaccessible to traffic at certain times.

For those who need to come to the school’s Main Office this summer, please come up Layor Drive, and park in the teacher’s lot. You can enter using the school’s side entrance.

For those needing access to the athletic facilities (Main and Auxiliary Gyms, Cicerchi Field, Weight Room, etc.), please come up Queens Highway and park in the student parking lot. You can enter using the Main Gym entrance.

Please remember there is no one-way traffic on Layor Drive or Queens Highway during the summer; both streets are open to two-way traffic at all hours until school resumes in August.

Cicerchi Field Blessing and Dedication Ceremony Takes Place at Holy Name

“The Cicerchi name may be on the field, but let us remember the name that ignites and rekindles the flame of love for our alma mater is His Holy Name.” Class of 1965 graduate Rich Cicerchi’s words resonated well with Holy Name alumni, students and supporters, who came to the Cicerchi Field Blessing and Dedication Ceremony on Saturday, October 21.

Retired auxiliary Bishop of Cleveland Roger W. Gries opened the ceremony. In a special prayer, he said, “May almighty God bless this field. Bless all who will be participating in any sport or activity on this field, so that enriched and strengthened by the gift of this field, to Holy Name High School, the Green Wave may continue to prosper and continue to flow to victory.”

President Terrence Kenneally ’67 then welcomed Cicerchi to reflect on why it was important to him to support the project, and make the turf field a reality. “I did this because ‘character intangibles’ were either first experienced or uniquely reinforced during my football days at Holy Name,” said Cicerchi. “They became a part of me, even to this day, and are foundational to all of my success as a husband, father, businessman and Christian. Hopefully, this field will help today’s Namers have a similar experience.”

Student-athletes, band members and cheerleaders were all involved in the ceremony. Drum line members provided musical entertainment before and after the dedication, while Giovanna Layne ’21 lent her beautiful voice to sing the National Anthem and alma mater. Varsity and JV football cheerleaders led the crowd in a “We are HN” chant, and student-athletes from the football, girls soccer, volleyball and cross country teams were all represented.

“Take a look at this field and what we have accomplished in two years. It’s just phenomenal,” said Kenneally. “With the help of Bishop Lennon who gave us the go-ahead to start this project, with the assistance of Mayor Byrne from Parma Heights who has been invaluable, and with the countless other people who have had a hand in this project, I am proud to say I am a Holy Namer today.”

Class of 2017 Receives Awards at Annual Assembly

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.

Megan Halloran
Laura Kolenz
Anne Lloyd
Carolyn Lloyd
Ariana McHugh
Abigail McKenna
Mary Novosel
Kaitlin Posta
Jo’Nai Spates
Faith Stuckey
Hannah Verba
Kyle Wadley

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.

Quinn Alberty
Dylan Douglas
Aaron Herrmann
Laura Kolenz
Hannah Kowalski
Anne Lloyd
Anthony Mercuri
Grace Riley
Josué Rodriguez
Alexandra Russ
Jack Stolar
Lianne Timko

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:

Maxwell Bauer
Colleen Beckloff
Leslie Brown
Liam Byrne
Caroline Chatfield
Jacob Darby
Sean Fitzgerald
Katelyn Gray
Megan Halloran
Aaron Herrmann
Charles Jindra
Hannah Kowalski
Edward Lee
Carolyn Lloyd
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Katelyn Neal
Kaitlin Petitt
Kaitlyn Posta
John Stolar
Joseph Sullivan

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:

Quinn Alberty
Mitchell Andrus
Maxwell Bauer
Colleen Beckloff
Leslie Brown
Liam Byrne
Molly Cepis
Caroline Chatfield
Adam Cola
Jacob Darby
Taylor Desmont
Moira Donovan
Tyler Fabian
Sean Fitzgerald
Katelyn Gray
Elizabeth Groth
Megan Halloran
Aaron Herrmann
Sean Hickey
Grace Horvath
Emma Jack
Gregory Jesionek
Alyssa Jester
Charles Jindra
Nicholas Koch
Laura Kolenz
Hannah Kowalski
Edward Lee
Anne Lloyd
Carolyn Lloyd
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Abigail McKenna
Rachel Miller
Katelyn Neal
Halle Newman
Kristyna Nosek
Mary Novosel
Nicholas Opincar
Kaitlin Petitt
Kaitlyn Posta
Avery Revay
Benjamin Revay
Josué Rodriguez
Alexandra Russ
Sean Schieferstein
Bernadette Sherman
Christen Smego
John Stolar
Joseph Sullivan
Lianne Timko
Hannah Verba
Kyle Wadley
Colleen Wise
Megan Wyrock
Kelsey Zolac

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:

Olivia Breska
Francesca Conomy
Grant Crabbs
Emily DeSantis
Dylan Douglas
Nathan Fatica
Jenna Follina
Colin Gray
Elizabeth Horvat
Christopher Iorio
Alyssa Karoleski
George Kasunic
Tom Kennedy
Tyler Klingerman
Michael Koetter
Katherine Konopka
Thomas Masella
Macie McKeiver
Autumn Patton
Megan Redella
Grace Riley
Chelsea Rivera
Erin Roche
Kaitlyn Rollins
Cameron Sico
Zoe Sizemore
Zachary Sobota
Carmen Stavole
Michael Tucholski
Ralph Vance
Lukas Vollman
Aubrey Williams
Hayley Workman

SENIOR YEAR PERFECT ATTENDANCE: Those seniors who have maintained Perfect Attendance throughout their entire Senior Year are:

Laura Kolenz
Edward Lee
Hallie Newman
Kaitlin Petitt
Shawn Slivka
Justin Stepp
Kyle Wadley

FOUR-YEAR PERFECT ATTENDANCE: Those seniors who have maintained perfect attendance for four years at Holy Name are:

Laura Kolenz
Kaitlin Petitt
Shawn Slivka
Justin Stepp

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:

Aaron Herrmann
Charles Jindra
Sean Schieferstein
Jack Stolar
Luke Vollman

We are also proud that this year’s $1,000 American Red Cross recipient will be Colleen Beckloff.

Holy Name Mourns the Loss of Athletic Director Jack Richardson

It is with great sadness that we share with you the passing of our Athletic Director, Mr. Jack Richardson. Mr. Richardson was a 1979 Holy Name graduate, and had a great love for his alma mater.

The student body prayed for Mr. Richardson this afternoon, and we will continue to do so during this difficult time. We ask that the entire community joins us in praying for Mr. Richardson and his family, especially his sons, Ryan ’10 and Michael ’12.

Funeral arrangements have not yet been made. Once that information is available, we will share it with you.

The Holy Name High School Administration

Chris Broussard ’86 Interviewed by ESPN Cleveland WKNR 850

Thank you to Mark “Munch” Bishop for interviewing Chris Broussard ’86 last night during his show on ESPN Cleveland WKNR 850 AM! We are excited to honor Chris, as well as John Malone ’71, Duane Piscura ’67, Coach Pete Pucher, Ray Putka ’42 and Bill Zowie ’51 at our Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony this Sunday, September 25. If you missed last night’s interview with Chris, you can listen to the audio here!

Construction on New Turf Field Begins

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.