Holy Name Community Joins Together to Perform “10,000 Reasons”

One of our favorite songs to sing as a Holy Name High School community is, without a doubt, “10,000 Reasons.” When the song begins during an all-school Mass, the whole gym comes alive with enthusiasm and joy!

As summer comes to an end and a new school year begins, let this continue to be our anthem. “Whatever may pass and whatever lies before me, let me be singing when the evening comes.” No matter what, let’s remind each other that God is good, He loves each one of us, and He will be with us throughout the upcoming year and beyond. “For all Your goodness, I will keep on singing – 10,000 reasons for my heart to find.”

Special thanks to junior Kiersten Hopko, the entire Music Ministry (especially the Class of 2020), and all of the faculty and staff who participated in this video project during our time of virtual learning last spring!

Bishop Perez Visits Holy Name

Holy Name was honored to host Bishop Nelson J. Perez, the new Bishop of Cleveland, on Tuesday, October 17. Bishop Perez celebrated Mass with our students, encouraging them to always remember the following: “Never, never, never underestimate the power of God’s spirit working in you, through you and despite you.” During the Mass, our principal, Mrs. Blanc, presented Bishop Perez with a spiritual bouquet from the entire student body. In the spiritual bouquet, students shared prayers and acts of kindness that they would offer in thanksgiving for Bishop Perez.

After Mass, Bishop Perez received a tour of Holy Name, led by several of our student ambassadors. He joined them for lunch, where he learned more about Holy Name and our school’s rich history and tradition. The students were happy to give Bishop Perez some final gifts, including a Holy Name fleece sweatshirt, and items made with the 3D Printer!

Thank you, Bishop Perez, for visiting Holy Name and sharing your enthusiasm and love for the Church with all of us. We look forward to having you back with us in the future!

Shelbrey Blanc Announced as new Principal

Shelbrey Blanc Announced as new Principal

Holy Name High School | March 10, 2014

The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland is pleased to announce that we have successfully completed our search for a new Principal of Holy Name High School. Effective July 1, 2014 Shelbrey Blanc ’95 will become the new principal of Holy Name. Mrs. Blanc is currently the Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Teacher Supervision at Holy Name, a position she has held since 2009. She will become the first female lay principal in Holy Name’s history.
During her high school years at Holy Name she was freshman and sophomore class president, a 4 year participant on the track team, president of French club, and a member of the National Honor Society.

Upon graduation from Holy Name, Mrs. Blanc attended Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Language in French in 1999. She was then named a teaching fellow at Boston College where she taught Elementary and Intermediate French classes to undergraduates and also earned her Master’s degree there in 2001.

Prior to returning to Holy Name as a French teacher and Foreign Language Department Chairperson, Mrs. Blanc worked as an English instructor to adolescents and adults in Lyon, France for two years.

“I am thrilled to accept the position of Principal of my alma mater and I look forward to working with the alumni, faculty, staff, parents, and students of Holy Name by leading the continued development of the oldest co-educational Catholic high school in the Diocese of Cleveland,” Mrs. Blanc expressed.

With this appointment Holy Name joins other diocesan high schools in adopting the successful model of separating the offices of principals and presidents. Current President/Principal Ben Farmer will continue as President of Holy Name.

“We are delighted that Shelbrey’s love for the Holy Name community is translating into a new role as principal. We welcome a new energy as this model of administration is initiated,” stated Ms. Margaret Lyons, Secretary for Catechetical Formation and Education and Superintendent of Schools.
Please join us in congratulating Shelbrey Blanc and welcoming her into her new role at Holy Name.

Thank you,
The Administration of Holy Name High School.