PenOhio Varsity Team Places Third at Regionals; Six Advance to States

Holy Name’s PenOhio Team did a phenomenal job at the 2019 Regional Writing Tournament held at Tri-C’s Eastern Campus last month! The HN Varsity Team took second place for the second year in a row, with Tess Smith ’19 placing third overall at the varsity level.

A big Green Wave congratulations goes to all who participated, especially those students who now advance to the PenOhio State Tournament on Friday, May 17 at Lake Erie College. They include Tess Smith ’19, Zach Milko ’19, Austin Hojdar ’20, Adele Begue ’20, Mollie Stracensky ’22 and Nicole Jordan ’22.

HN Students Receive Top Recognition at One Act Festival

Several Holy Name students received awards following their performances at the Cleveland Theatre Conference One Act Festival on Saturday, March 9. These students included:

Sean Joyce ’22: Silver Medal

David Muro ’20: Best Performance (Top Award)

Kaeleigh Patriski ’20: Honorable Mention with Theatre Tickets

Daniel Stracensky ’21: Best Stage Presence and Best Performance (Top Award)

Thank you to director Tina Callari ’81, and to all the students who worked hard to make the One Act a success! We are proud of you all.

NO SCHOOL: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27

ATTENTION: Holy Name High School will be CLOSED today, Wednesday, February 27. We apologize for the late notice.

Tess Smith ’19 Wins Parma Rotary Club Speech Contest

Congratulations to Tess Smith ’19 (and Speech Teacher Mrs. Jackie Rizk ’03), who delivered a flawless performance to win the Parma Rotary Club Speech Contest today! Tess competed against students from Normandy, Valley Forge, Parma Senior and Padua Franciscan High Schools. Her topic was the United States-Mexico Border Wall. As the winner, Tess received a monetary prize, and will continue on to the regional competition on Friday, April 5.

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 Mr. Trace Althoff at talthoff@holynamehs.com, or at 440-886-0300 ext. 100.

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!