OHSAA Fall Parent Meeting and Sports Picture Dates Announced

A mandatory OHSAA Fall Sports Parent Meeting will be held on Monday, August 7 at 7 p.m. in the Holy Name Main Gym. The parent meeting will last no longer than 30 minutes. Parents/guardians who have student-athletes on any fall sports team are expected to attend.

Additionally, the Fall Sports Picture Day has been set for Monday, August 14 at 10 a.m. Senior captains should expect to come 30 minutes earlier so they are included in a photo for the front of the Fall Sports Program Book.

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.

Funeral Arrangements for Athletic Director Jack Richardson ’79 Announced

It is with great sadness that the Holy Name community announces the passing of our Athletic Director, Jack Richardson ’79.

Mr. Richardson began serving as the school’s athletic director in 2009. Prior to his time in that position, Mr. Richardson was already involved as a Holy Name alumnus. He served on the Holy Name Advisory Board, and was a dedicated member of both the Alumni Association and Athletic Boosters.

Above all else, Mr. Richardson was a devoted and proud father of his two sons, Ryan ’10 and Michael ’12. He also leaves behind so many who knew him as a loyal friend who was always willing to help.

Friends may pay their respects at the Schuster Straker O’Connor Funeral Home (5904 Ridge Road, Parma, OH 44129) on Friday, May 5 from 2 – 5 p.m. and 6 – 8 p.m. The funeral Mass will be Saturday, May 6 at 9 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Church (5891 Ridge Rd, Parma, OH 44129), with interment at All Saints Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601, in memory of Marion Richardson.

Thank you to everyone in the community for your amazing support this week. We ask that you continue to pray for Mr. Richardson, as well as Ryan and Michael, during this difficult time.

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

Presale Ticket Info for Boys Regional Semifinal Basketball Game Now Available

The Holy Name High School Boys Basketball Team has made it to the Division II Toledo Regional Tournament! Please read below for both ticket and potential student gameday bus information.

The boys will take on Elida in a regional semifinal match-up at 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 16. The game will be played at the University of Toledo’s Savage Arena, 2801 Bancroft St., Toledo, OH 43606.

Presale tickets are $7 for students, senior citizens and adults. They will be sold in the Holy Name Athletic Office on the following days:

Wednesday, March 15: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Thursday, March 16: 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Tickets will also be sold outside of the cafeteria during all lunch periods on Wednesday and Thursday.

Additionally, Holy Name is trying to offer a bus to Toledo for students only. The cost of the coach bus trip is $30 (cash or check made payable to Holy Name), which includes the game ticket. It does not include food; however, food can be brought and eaten on the bus.

The bus will depart around 4:30 p.m. on Thursday for Toledo, and will return immediately following the game. Please note that in order for the bus trip to happen, 48 students must sign-up and pay in advance. All bus registrations must be in by 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15. If the bus is canceled, all students who registered will be reimbursed.

A portion of all presale ticket revenue will go back to Holy Name, so please consider buying your game ticket in advance!

All tickets at the door will be $8. Children 5 and under are free.

NO SCHOOL ON DECEMBER 15

Due to the bad weather conditions, Holy Name will have NO SCHOOL TODAY, Thursday, December 15.

All athletic practices are canceled as well.

The Finals Week Schedule will be adjusted as follows:

Friday, December 16: First and Second Period Exams

Monday, December 19: Third and Fourth Period Exams

Tuesday, December 20: Fifth and Sixth Period Exams

Wednesday, January 4 (First Day after Christmas Break): Seventh and Eighth Period Exams