Catch the Wave – February 1, 2017

Featured: 2017 Rising Tide Gala Auction Website is Now Live!

The Rising Tide Gala Auction:Cocktails on the Green website is now live! Go to www.holynamehs.com/auction2017 to learn what is new for 2017, and to see what you can expect to experience at Cocktails on the Green. All proceeds raised will directly benefit Holy Name High School students.

Parents and guardians who donate a gift to the Gala Auction valued over $100, or donate $100 cash, will automatically be entered into a drawing for a $1,500 Tuition Credit. Your name will be entered for each $100 donation made. The drawing will be held the evening of the Rising Tide Gala Auction. For ideas on donation items, visit our Amazon Wish List at http://a.co/eb4yujn.

For more information on the Rising Tide Gala Auction, please contact Colleen Corrigan Day at (440) 886-0300 ext. 136 or cday@holynamehs.com.

 


 

 

Scholarships: Holy Name Scholarship Applications Open February 9

Students interested in applying for 2017-2018 Holy Name scholarships can pick-up applications beginning on Thursday, February 9.

Printed copies of the scholarship applications will be available outside of the Holy Name Cafeteria on both February 9 and Friday, February 10. They can also be found online at https://www.holynamehs.com/holy-name-high-school-tuition/.

When reviewing the scholarship applications, please keep in mind that some are open to all students, while others are only available for students in certain grade levels. Scholarship criteria is given both online and on the printed scholarship applications that students can pick-up.

Additionally, some of the scholarship require essays. Pay close attention to essay prompts and directions for including essays in your completed scholarship packet. Any applications that are not fully complete will NOT be considered; no exceptions.

All completed scholarship applications are due back by Friday, March 24, 2017. They can be turned in to the box marked ‘Completed Scholarship Forms’ that will be located in the Main Office.

If you have any questions about any of the scholarships, please contact Kate McCall at kmccall@holynamehs.com, or at 440-886-0300 ext. 148.

 


 

 

Student Life: Congressman Jim Renacci Visits Government Students

United States Representative Jim Renacci made a visit to Holy Name on Tuesday, January 17 to speak with more than 75 students.

Congressman Renacci, who represents Ohio’s 16th congressional district, shared his background, and answered questions about government and policies that were posed by the Advanced Placement (AP) Government students. After addressing the larger group, he was able to sit down with a smaller group of students to further discuss topics that are taught and examined in political science classrooms across the United States.

 


 

 

Athletics: Senior Night Festivities Announced for Winter Sports Athletes

The Green Wave’s Class of 2017 athletes will be honored at several athletic contests this month.

On Saturday, February 4, hockey will honor four players before the team’s final home game against Gilmour Academy. The game begins at 8:30 p.m., with senior night recognition beginning approximately 20 minutes before gametime. The class of 2017 hockey seniors include Sean Bauchens, Nathan Fatica, Sam Mosley and Justin Sill. Hockey manager Leslie Brown is also graduating in May.

Girls basketball will also hold Senior Night on February 4. The ceremony will take place immediately following the JV game (around 5:45 p.m.). Courtney Jones, Hannah Kowalski, Macie McKeiver, Grace Riley and Colleen Wise, as well as manager Dylan Douglas, will be recognized for their achievements in the program.

Boys basketball rounds out the scheduled Senior Night activities, recognizing five seniors before their final regular season home game against Rhodes High School on Friday, February 24. The ceremony will begin immediately following the JV game (around 7 p.m.). Malique Burton, Colin Gray, Sean Hickey, Nick Opincar and Ralph Vance will be congratulated that evening. Additionally, senior dance team members Leslie Brown and Halle Newman, as well as senior cheerleaders Maria Magistro, Elizabeth Rikard, Ally Russ and Julia Stash, will be applauded for their dedication to dancing and cheering at various athletic contests over the years.

Holy Name also congratulates and recognizes Nicholas Koch, the only senior on this year’s Bowling Team. The Green Wave Wrestling Team has no senior wrestlers this year, but will be saying goodbye to senior statistician Rachel Miller.

 


 

 

Activities: Upcoming Events Calendar

February is a busy month at Holy Name! See what is happening this month.

Thursday, February 2: Tri-C College Credit Plus(CCP) Parent Meeting, 7 p.m. in Holy Name’s Main Gym

Tuesday, February 7: Senior Senate Fundraiser at Chipotle, 12-9 p.m. off Tiedeman Road in Brooklyn. Mention Holy Name, and 50% of the proceeds will come back to the school to defray the costs of the Senior Prom

Wednesday, February 8: Chapel Mass, 7:30 a.m.

Thursday, February 9: Catholic Speaker Matt Fradd: ‘Parenting Pornography’, 6:30 p.m. in Holy Name’s Main Gym

Thursday, February 9 and Friday, February 10: Scholarship Applications Distributed during Lunch Periods

Tuesday, February 14: Valentine’s Day $5 Dress Down Day with proceeds going to the Holy Name Rising Tide Gala Auction

Wednesday, February 15: Class of 2021 Admissions Letters Sent Out

Wednesday, February 15: Midpoint of the Quarter

Monday, February 20: Presidents Day – No School and Office Closed

Monday, February 20: Sports Boosters Meeting, 6:30 p.m. in Athletic Classroom

Tuesday, February 21 – Friday, February 24: Spirit Week

Tuesday, February 21 – Friday, February 24: Driver’s Ed Classes

Friday, February 24: Spirit Week All-School Mass, 10:30 a.m. in Holy Name’s Main Gym

Friday, February 24: Spirit Games, Afternoon in Holy Name’s Main Gym

Saturday, February 25: Theater Program Fundraiser at the Islander Bar & Grille, Middleburg Heights

Monday, February 27: Notre Dame College College Credit Plus (CCP) Parent Meeting, 6:30 p.m. in Holy Name’s Library Media Center

Wednesday, March 1: Ash Wednesday All-School Mass, 10:30 a.m. in Holy Name’s Main Gym

Catch the Wave – January 11, 2017

Featured: Namers Spread Christmas Cheer to Holy Name Elementary Students

After taking final exams on Friday, December 16, Holy Name senior students filled with the Christmas spirit loaded up their cars with presents and made a special trip to Holy Name Elementary School in Cleveland. When they arrived, Santa Claus greeted them, and helped them deliver a Christmas present to each of the more than 200 HNES students.

In every room, from Kindergarten to eighth grade, laughter and excited voices could be heard while opening the gifts. Thank you to all the Holy Name High school students, teachers, parents and alumni who took a tag off the Holy Name Elementary Christmas Giving Tree, and made the holiday season even brighter for those students.

The Parma Heights Food Pantry is also grateful for the Food Drive students participated in this winter. Due to the students’ and families’ generosity, thousands of cans and boxes of non-perishable food was donated to the Pantry just in time for the holidays.

 


 

 

Admissions: Class of 2021 Celebration Recognizes Placement Test High Achievers

Potential future Namers and their families gathered at Holy Name on Thursday, January 5 for the Class of 2021 Scholars Reception. During this celebration, students who scored exceptionally well on the Holy Name Placement Test were recognized for their great achievements. Each of these students was given a certificate, and also awarded a renewable scholarship to go toward their tuition at Holy Name.

Holy Name congratulates the following students on their great work, and also thanks their families and school communities for helping these students to prepare for their successes:

Aristotle Apostolakis – Ruffing Montessori

Masario Atkins – Incarnate Word Academy

Michael Biernacki – Incarnate Word Academy

Aileen Bracken – Incarnate Word Academy

Audrey Cary – St. Mary Byzantine

Nathaniel Colon – Mary Queen of Peace

Aidan Cooney – St. Raphael

Jason Csank – St. Anthony of Padua

Connor Hack – St. Mary – Berea

Daniel Harris – St. Brendan

Thomas Kilbane – St. Mark

Charles Koncelik – St. Bernadette

Grace Krieger – St. Albert the Great

Landen Maderia – Amherst Junior High

Colin McClenaghan – Mary Queen of Peace

Nicolas Morales – Metro Catholic

Michael Morgan – St. Albert the Great

Liam Ottaway – Gesu

Jackson Powers – Sts. Joseph & John

Kyle Roether – Our Lady of Angels

Julia Roth – St. Angela Merici

Valentina Santiago – St. Mark

Adriana Schermaier – St. Albert the Great

Jonathan Stanislo – St. Angela Merici

Daniel Stracensky – St. Ambrose

Julianna Stroemple – St. Leo the Great

Shay Tanna – Incarnate Word Academy

Nathan Taylor – Ruffing Montessori

James Telzrow – Heritage Study Academy

Abigail Traska – Old Brooklyn Community

Alexandra Traska – Old Brooklyn Community

Peter Turk – Assumption Academy

Keera Turner – St. Albert the Great

Justin Verhosek – Mary Queen of Peace

Timothy Welch – St. Brendan

Nathan Wloszek-Therens – Incarnate Word Academy

Matthew Yatsko – St. Francis Xavier

Raymond Yeh – St. Albert the Great

Genevieve Zalar – Incarnate Word Academy

Ryan Zix – St. Angela Merici

 


 

 

Advancement: Participate in the 2017 Gala Auction Tuition Credit Raffle!

The 2017 Gala Auction is less than three months away, and the Committee invites you to participate in the Tuition Credit Raffle.

Here is how it works: Donate a gift to the Gala Auction valued over $100, or donate $100 cash. After making this gift, you and your family will automatically be entered into a drawing for a $1,500 Tuition Credit. Your name will be entered for each $100 donation made. The drawing will be held the evening of the Rising Tide Gala Auction. For gift donation ideas, visit our Amazon Gift Wish List at http://a.co/eb4yujn.

There are also several other ways to support the Gala Auction, including:

1. Attending the Gala Auction. Tickets can be purchased at www.holynamehs.com/auction2017

2. Sponsoring a table (tables include seating for 8)

3. Helping to secure a corporate sponsorship, or an advertisement in the program booklet for your company

4. Volunteering to set-up before the Gala Auction, work during the event, or clean-up afterward

5. Giving empty – or full – baskets that can be used to package and display auction items

6. Purchasing a raffle ticket for the chance to win $10,000. Only 200 tickets are sold for $100 each!

7. Taking part in the $50 dollar raffle to win a chance for a trip for two to see the Chicago Cubs at a roof top party OR to experience Sonoma Valley Wine Country

8. Donating a Silent Auction Item (valued at $100 or more) or a Live Auction Item (valued at $1,000 or more)

All proceeds raised at the Gala Auction will directly benefit Holy Name High School students, so we thank you for your support in advance. For more information on the Rising Tide Gala Auction, please contact Colleen Corrigan Day at (440) 886-0300 ext. 136 or cday@holynamehs.com. We also encourage you to like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hnauction.

 


 

 

Student Life: Junior Class Receives Rings

During a ceremony on Thursday, December 8, the Class of 2018 received their class rings, or a special memento, to signify becoming upperclassmen.


Parents joined their students for a breakfast before the ceremony, which featured speeches by Principal Shelbrey Blanc ’95 and Junior Class President Greagory Hustak. Afterwards, students took pictures together before joining with the entire school community for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception Mass and a special Junior Ring blessing by the Rev. William Krizner, pastor of St. Colette Parish in Brunswick.

May God continue to bless the Class of 2018, and help them to be strong, faith-filled leaders during their final three semesters at Holy Name.

 


 

 

Activities: Upcoming Events Calendar

Friday, January 13: Second Quarter/First Semester Ends

Friday, January 13: HN Marching Band and Choir Chipotle Fundraiser, 3 – 9 p.m. at the Chipotle off Tiedeman Road in Brooklyn

Saturday, January 14: Saturday School

Monday, January 16: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – No Classes and Offices Closed

Monday, January 16: Sports Boosters Meeting, 6:30 p.m. in the Athletic Classroom

Tuesday, January 17: Third Quarter/Second Semester Begins

Tuesday, January 17 – Friday, January 20: Great Lakes Theater Program

Saturday, January 21: HN Hockey Cancer Awareness Game vs. Meadville (PA), 8:30 p.m. at Parma’s Ries Rink

Tuesday, January 24: Red Cross Blood Drive, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Holy Name’s Main Gymnasium

Wednesday, January 25 and Thursday, January 26: Winter Retreat for Junior and Senior Boys

Thursday, January 26: Scheduling for Success Meeting for Freshman and Sophomore Parents, 6:30 p.m. in Holy Name’s Main Gymnasium

Saturday, January 28: HN Marching Band and Choir Clean Out the Clutter Fundraiser, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. in Holy Name’s Faculty Parking Lot. An Easter Seals Truck will be accepting clothing and other household items. Holy Name will earn 20 cents per pound of items donated.

Saturday, January 28: HN Softball Fundraiser, 6 – 11 p.m. at Pazzo’s Grand Ballroom, 7874 Broadview Rd, Parma, OH 44134. Tickets are $40.

Monday, January 30: Faculty In-Service Day – No Classes

Catch the Wave – December 7, 2016

Featured: #WeGiveCatholic Day Raises $4,805 for Holy Name

Thanks to the generosity of parents, alumni and friends, Holy Name raised $4,805 on #WeGiveCatholic Day, which took place on Tuesday, November 29.

All of Holy Name’s donations will go into the Holy Name Fund, with the gifts going toward student financial aid, technology improvements, co-curricular activity materials and faith-based programming.

Holy Name has participated in this national day of giving before, this was the first time the Diocese of Cleveland’s Catholic Community Foundation promoted participating in a day of online Catholic giving in Northeast Ohio. The Foundation publicized the day throughout the region, helping all participating Catholics schools, churches and non-profits raise $414,199 in just a 24-hour period.

If you were not able to give on #WeGiveCatholic Day, there is still plenty of time to support the Holy Name Fund. Gifts can be made in the following ways:

1. Going online to www.holynamehs.com/donate-to-hn

2. Sending in a check, made payable to Holy Name High School, to the Holy Name High School Advancement Office, 6000 Queens Highway, Parma Heights, OH 44130

3. Providing a matching gift form from your employer

Additionally, alumnus Raymond E. Smiley ’44 is once again serving in a leadership role by offering a $35,000 matching challenge grant. This means that when you support the Holy Name Fund, a contribution of equal value is received and effectively doubles the impact of your gift.

As 2016 comes to an end, please consider making a special gift to the Holy Name Fund. It is our greatest source of unrestricted income that provides an immediate impact on our most precious assets – our students!

If you have any questions about the Holy Name Fund, please call Michele Fusco Scoccola at 440-886-0300 ext. 104.

 


 

 

Student Life: Fall Athletics and Marching Band Recap

Another successful fall season has concluded, giving Green Wave student athletes, musicians and drill team members a lot to celebrate.

Boys Soccer

Charlie Ehlinger ’17

Namer Award

Joel Fitzgerald ’18

All-Great Lakes Conference Honorable Mention

Jacob Rosko ’17

All-Great Lakes Conference First Team

Chad Szabo ’17

All-Great Lakes Conference Honorable Mention

Timmy Wallace ’18

Team MVP

All-Great Lakes Conference Second Team

Girls Soccer: Division II District Finalist

Madison Alberty ’19

All-Great Lakes Conference First Team

All-Greater Cleveland First Team

Claire Bourquin ’19

All-Great Lakes Conference Second Team

All-Greater Cleveland Honorable Mention

Julia Dreher ’18

All-Great Lakes Conference Honorable Mention

All-Greater Cleveland Second Team

Hailey Lawler ’18

All-Great Lakes Conference Honorable Mention

Macie McKeiver ’17

Great Lakes Conference Scholar Award

Katie Neal ’17

Great Lakes Conference Scholar Award

Paige Reiss ’17

Team MVP

Great Lakes Conference Goalie of the Year

All-Great Lakes Conference First Team

All-Greater Cleveland Honorable Mention

Avery Revay ’17

Great Lakes Conference Scholar Award

Grace Riley ’17

Namer Award

Great Lakes Conference Scholar Award

Andrea Spinelli ’17

All-Great Lakes Conference First Team

All-Greater Cleveland Second Team

Sarah Stanton ’19

All-Great Lakes Conference Second Team

All-Greater Cleveland Honorable Mention

Boys Cross Country

Jake Darby ’17

Team MVP

All-Great Lakes Conference Honorable Mention

Charlie Jindra ’17

Namer Award

Nick Schuler ’19

All-Great Lakes Conference Honorable Mention

Shawn Slivka ’17

All-Great Lakes Conference Second Team

Girls Cross Country

Laura Kolenz ’17

Team MVP

All-Great Lakes Conference Honorable Mention

Bernadette Sherman ’17

Namer Award

Sarah Sparks ’18

All-Great Lakes Conference Honorable Mention

Football:Division IV Playoff Qualifier and Great Lakes Conference Champion

Quinn Alberty ’17

All-Great Lakes Conference Second Team

Liam Byrne ’17

All-Great Lakes Conference Second Team

Joe Carter ’18

Team MVP

AP Division IV Northeast Ohio Lakes All-District Second Team

Great Lakes Conference Offensive Player of the Year

All-Great Lakes Conference First Team

Colin Costanzo ’17

Namer Award

AP Division IV Northeast Ohio Lakes All-District Honorable Mention

All-Great Lakes Conference First Team

Colin Gray ’17

All-Great Lakes Conference Second Team

Andreus Harhalos ’18

AP Division IV All-Ohio Special Mention

AP Division IV Northeast Ohio Lakes All-District First Team

All-Great Lakes Conference First Team

Nick Jablonski ’17

All-Great Lakes Conference Second Team

Tyler Poff ’17

AP Division IV Northeast Ohio Lakes All-District Second Team

Great Lakes Conference Lineman of the Year

All-Great Lakes Conference First Team

Ben Revay ’17

AP Division IV Northeast Ohio Lakes All-District Honorable Mention

All-Great Lakes Conference Second Team

Zach Sobota ’17

Team MVP

AP Division IV All-Ohio Special Mention

AP Division IV Northeast Ohio Lakes All-District First Team

All-Great Lakes Conference First Team

Jack Stolar ’17

AP Division IV All-Ohio Special Mention

AP Division IV Northeast Ohio Lakes All-District First Team

All-Great Lakes Conference First Team

Joe Sullivan ’17

All-Great Lakes Conference Second Team

Golf

Andrew Bleakley ’18

Namer Award

All-Great Lakes Conference Second Team

Lukas Vollman ’17

Team MVP

All-Great Lakes Conference First Team

Volleyball: Great Lakes Conference Champion

Kayla Jarosz ’19

All-Great Lakes Conference First Team

Alyssa Jester ’17

All-Great Lakes Conference Second Team

Kelly Lynch ’19

All-Great Lakes Conference Honorable Mention

Ariana Marflak ’19

All-Great Lakes Conference Honorable Mention

Samantha Snow ’20

Team MVP

All-Great Lakes Conference First Team

Hannah Verba ’17

Namer Award

All-Great Lakes Conference Second Team

Band and Drill Team

Leslie Brown ’17

Best Marcher

Savannah Dawson ’20

Rookie of the Year

Elizabeth DeSantis-Miller ’19

For the Good of the Band Award

Dylan Douglas ’17

Accomplished Musician

Director’s Award

Jimmy Kantor ’19

Most Improved Bandsman

Claire Krisinski ’20

Most Improved Drill Team Member Award

Halle Newman ’17

Accomplished Drill Team Member Award

Anna Nosek ’20

For the Good of the Band Award

Lianne Timko ’17

Most Dependable Bandsman

Drum Line

Squad of the Year

 


 

 

Team Shop: Holiday Hours Announced

During the month of December, the Team Shop will be open for special hours to help you with your holiday shopping.

Saturday, December 10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Tuesday, December 13 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (during the boys’ basketball games vs. Padua)

Thursday, December 15 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Friday, December 16 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Saturday, December 17 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Monday, December 19 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Please stop in to see our selection of school-approved sweaters, children’s clothing, car decals, new hoodies, Christmas ornaments and much more!

 


 

 

Advancement: Gala Auction Save the Date

Plans are under way for this year’s Gala Auction, taking place Saturday, March 25, 2017 in Holy Name’s Main Gymnasium.

This year’s theme is Rising Tide Gala Auction: Cocktails on the Green. The event, which begins at 6 p.m., costs $100 per person.

Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.holynamehs.com/auction2017. Corporate sponsorships are also available.

Current Holy Name parents who would like to give a gift donation to the Gala Auction are reminded they can participate in the $1,500 tuition credit raffle. To be included in the raffle, donate $100 cash, a $100 gift card or a silent auction item valued at $100. Your name will be entered for each $100 donation.

If your donation is received by this Saturday, December 10, your name will be entered twice for every $100 donation turned in for the Gala Auction! Gifts can be dropped off in the school’s Main Foyer (near Team Shop) between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. on Saturday, December 10.

The winner will be selected at the Gala Auction on March 25.

If you have any questions about the Gala Auction, please contact Colleen Corrigan Day ’88 at 440-886-0300 ext. 136 or at cday@holynamehs.com.

 


 

 

Activities: Upcoming Events Calendar

December is busy at Holy Name! See what is happening this month.

Thursday, December 8: Junior Ring Breakfast and Ceremony, 8:30 a.m. in Holy Name’s Auxiliary Gymnasium

Thursday, December 8: Feast of the Immaculate Conception Mass, 10:30 a.m. in Holy Name’s Main Gymnasium

Saturday, December 10: Breakfast with Santa, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Holy Name’s Cafeteria

Sunday, December 11: Christmas Concert and Art Show, 3 p.m. in Holy Name’s Auxiliary Gymnasium

Monday, December 12: All-School Christmas Concert, 2 p.m. in Holy Name’s Auxiliary Gymnasium

Wednesday, December 14: Chapel Mass, 7:30 a.m.

Thursday, December 15: First and Second Period Exams from 8 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.; student supervision provided until 4 p.m.

Friday, December 16: Third and Fourth Period Exams from 8 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.; student supervision provided until 4 p.m.

Monday, December 19: Fifth and Sixth Period Exams from 8 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.; student supervision provided until 4 p.m.

Monday, December 19: Sports Boosters Meeing, 6:30 p.m. in Holy Name’s Athletic Classroom

Tuesday, December 20: Seventh and Eighth Period Exams from 8 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.; student supervision until 12:30 p.m. All students must vacate the building by that time

Wednesday, December 21 – Tuesday, January 3: Christmas Break – No Classes. Office only open on December 21, and then December 27-30

Saturday, December 24: Christmas Eve

Sunday, December 25: Christmas Day

Saturday, December 31: New Year’s Eve

Sunday, January 1: New Year’s Day

Wednesday, January 4: Classes resume

Catch the Wave – September 9, 2016

Featured: Construction Begins on New Multi-Purpose Turf Field

On Thursday, August 18, Holy Name High School held a groundbreaking ceremony to begin construction on the school’s new turf field 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. 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. Since then, significant progress has been made on removing trees, as well as excavating and leveling the area where the grass practice field was previously located. Once this initial construction work is completed, FieldTurf will begin the installation of the synthetic, multi-purpose athletic turf field. It will be known as Cicerchi Field, thanks to the generous support of Rich Cicerchi ’65. Holy Name expects this phase to be completed by early November 2016.

If you are interested in supporting Holy Name’s ‘Team Up for Turf’ initiative, or have questions about this project, please contact President Terry Kenneally ’67 at tkenneally@holynamehs.com or 440-886-0300 ext. 139.

 


 

 

Academics: Holy Name Welcomes 179 Students Into the Class of 2020

The Class of 2020 started classes on August 22, and began their journey as freshmen!

Here are some fun statistics about the Class of 2020:

There are 80 girls and 99 boys.

Thirty-Nine (39) members of the Class of 2020 had a mother and/or father graduate from Holy Name.

The Catholic elementary schools in the Diocese of Cleveland that had the largest number of students come to Holy Name this year included Our Lady of Angels (West Park), Mary Queen of Peace (Old Brooklyn), Metro Catholic (Detroit Shoreway), St. Albert the Great (North Royalton), the Academy of St. Bartholomew (Middleburg Heights), St. Brendan (North Olmsted), St. Charles Borromeo (Parma), St. Columbkille (Parma), St. Michael (Independence), and Sts. Joseph & John (Strongsville).

Additionally, several students in the Class of 2020 come to us from the area’s public school systems, including the Avon Local School District, Avon Lake City School District, Berea City School District, Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Maple Heights City School District, North Olmsted City School District, North Royalton City School District, Olmsted Falls City School District, and Strongsville City School District. We also have students who have joined us from other non-public schools in Northeast Ohio.

Sixty-Eight (68) of our students live in the city of Cleveland.

Overall, Class of 2020 students live in 29 different communities, spanning five counties, including Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lorain, Medina and Summit. Besides Cleveland, many of our students live in Middleburg Heights, North Olmsted, North Royalton, Parma, Parma Heights, and Strongsville. We have students who come from as far west as Avon Lake, and as far east as Auburn Township.

We are excited to welcome in the Class of 2020, and look forward to what the next four years have in store for them at Holy Name!

 


 

 

Alumni: Six Inductees Set to Join Hall of Fame on September 25

The Holy Name Athletic Hall of Fame will induct six new members on Sunday, September 25.

Those being inducted include:

Ray Putka ’42 – Legacy Award (Football, Basketball, Hockey and Baseball)

Chris Broussard ’86 – Special Recognition Award (Career Achievement – ESPN Sportswriter)

Pete Pucher – Athletic Award (Head Football Coach, 1966-1970)

Duane Piscura ’67 – Athletic Award (Football and Baseball)

John Malone ’71 – Athletic Award (Football and Track)

Bill Zowie ’51 – Athletic Award (Football)

Sunday’s festivities begin at 3 p.m. in Holy Name High School’s Main Gymnasium. Tickets cost $50 per adult and $30 per child, and include a buffet dinner by Brennan’s Catering and beverages.

For more information, or to reserve your tickets, visit www.holynamehs.com/2016HOF. Please contact Colleen Corrigan Day at 440-886-0300 ext. 136 or cday@holynamehs.com with any questions.

All alumni and friends are also invited to the Homecoming Cookout at North Royalton’s Serpentini Chevrolet Stadium on Friday, September 23 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The cookout, which is being catered by Augie’s Catering, is free to all Namers. Hamburgers, hot dogs and water will be provided, and will be available near the south gate of the stadium.

Cookout attendees are then invited to attend the Homecoming Game, being played against the Normandy Invaders. Gametime is 7 p.m.

 


 

 

Student Life: Homecoming Tickets and Court Nominations Now Available

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Students interested in attending the Homecoming Dance – “A Night in Cleveland” on Saturday, September 24 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. can now purchase tickets during all lunch periods until Wednesday, September 14.

Prices are as follows:

1 ticket: $15.00

2 tickets: $30.00

1 ticket w/t-shirt: $20.00

2 tickets w/2 t-shirts: $40.00

2 tickets w/ 1 t-shirt: $35.00

T-shirt: $5.00

Dance permission forms must also be filled out.

Seniors interested in nominating their classmates for the Homecoming Court should visit the Main Office to pick-up the needed paperwork.

 


 

 

Activities: Upcoming Events Calendar

September is busy at Holy Name! See what is happening at school this month.

Thursday, September 8: Senior Panorama Picture
Monday, September 12: First Fundraiser Calendar Return
Monday, September 12: Fall Play Auditions
Tuesday, September 13: Thirteen Reasons Why Author Jay Asher Speaks to Juniors and Seniors
Wednesday, September 14: Junior and Senior College Financial Aid Night, 6:30 p.m.
Monday, September 19: Second Fundraiser Calendar Return
Wednesday, September 21: Freshman Retreat at Holy Name and Midpoint of the Quarter
Friday, September 23: Homecoming Mass, Rally, Pre-Game Tailgate and Game, North Royalton Serpentini Chevrolet Stadium
Saturday, September 24: Homecoming Dance, Holy Name
Sunday, September 25: Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Holy Name Main Gymnasium
Monday, September 26: Third Fundraiser Calendar Return
Wednesday, September 28 – Thursday, September 29: Caritas Retreat, St. Leonard Youth Retreat Center, Avon

Catch the Wave – April 6, 2016

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Holy Name High School |  April 2016

 

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Featured: 2016 “Run for the Roses” Rising Tide Gala Auction Set for Saturday, April 23

Join fellow Holy Name supporters at the “Run for the Roses” 2016 Gala Auction, being held Saturday, April 23 in Holy Name’s Memorial Gymnasium! The evening begins at 6 p.m., and tickets are still available at $100 each.

Along with the Silent and Live Auction items, several raffles are also available at the Gala Auction. One is the $10,000 Raffle, with tickets available at $100 a piece. Only 200 tickets are sold, so get yours today at www.holynamehs.com/auction2016!

Additionally, two sets of Cleveland Cavaliers’ 2016 NBA Playoffs tickets (two tickets for round one, and two tickets for round two) will be raffled off that evening. Raffle tickets will be one (1) for $50, or five (5) for $200!

And, for the first time ever, the Gala Auction features special remote bidding, with Holy Name families and friends having the ability to bid on Live Auction items without attending the Gala Auction. The limited, Live Auction items you can bid on are:

*NAME THE GYM – The Holy Name Main Gymnasium can be your family name or name of your choice for one year (July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017). What a great way to honor your family, class or special memory from dear Holy Name!

*NAME THE CIRCLE – Did you ever want a street sign in your honor? This is your chance to ride down the Circle in front of HN and have it be your family’s name or name of your choice for one year (July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017)

*VIP PARKING FOR YOUR HN STUDENT – Your student can have his/her own parking sign and spot in a VIP area for the 2016-2017 school year!

*VIP SEATING FOR GRADUATION – No need to rush to the Friday, May 27th Graduation at St. Columbkille Church – you will have VIP seating for eight (8).

*BID ON THE 2016 KENTUCKY DERBY POST POSITIONS – Bids start at $100. The winner will receive half of the total, and will be notified after the Kentucky Derby is held on Saturday, May 7.

All of the above items will be available during the Live Auction on Saturday, April 23. Bidding will close at the end of the Live Auction (around 9 p.m.) The highest bidder wins.

To bid on the above Live Auction Items, please:

1. Buy a ticket to the Gala Auction at www.holynamehs.com/auction2016 (you can pre-bid and bid the night of)

Or, if you cannot attend the Gala Auction:

1. Register to be a REMOTE BIDDER (www.holynamehs.com/auction2016). You will receive a bid number within 24 hours of registration. After receiving your bid number, you can start your bidding on your electronic device (any device that can connect to the Internet, such as Androids, Kindles, iPads, iPhones, etc. can be used). You will then be notified each time you are out bid.

We look forward to everyone enjoying the 2016 Gala Auction! For Auction details, visit www.holynamehs.com/auction2016. Or, contact Colleen Corrigan Day at (440) 886-0300 ext. 136 or at cday@holynamehs.com.

 


 

 

Advancement: The $30,000 March Match Goal Has Been Exceeded!

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Thanks to your generosity, Holy Name exceeded the $30,000 March Match Goal. We are happy to announce that a total of $34,226 was raised in March alone, with all of these donations going directly to the Annual Fund!

Other interesting March Match facts to share include:

21 students helped to make phone calls during the Annual Fund Phonathon in early March
$3,680 was given online between just March 26 and April 1
307 total donors gave during the March Match
Of those 307, 58 donors had never given to the Unrestricted Annual Fund before

We are grateful to all those who donated, and are especially grateful for Ray Smiley ’44, who made the $30,000 March Match Challenge possible. We are so appreciative of his gift, and thank him for continuing to give back and support his alma mater. With his help, and yours, we are able to provide our students with a premier college preparatory, faith-centered education.

If you have not made a gift yet this year to the Annual Fund, there is still time. Please make your gift today at www.holynamehs.com/donate-to-hn/. Every donation makes a difference!
 


 

 

Athletics: Green Wave Athletes Wrap Up a Successful 2015-2016 Winter Season

After a successful winter sports season, Green Wave athletes have been recognized for their accomplishments. Here are some highlights from our boys’ basketball, girls’ basketball, bowling, hockey, and wrestling teams:

Boys Basketball:

The boys’ basketball team beat Firelands, 61-46 in the first round of the Division II North Ridgeville District playoffs and then fell to Buckeye, 61-59 in their second game to conclude their season. Earning post-season accolades were:

Dwayne Cohill ’18
Team MVP
Cleveland.com All-Star Honorable Mention
All-Great Lakes Conference First Team
AP Division II Northeast Lakes All-District First Team
AP Division II All-Ohio Special Mention

Sean Hickey ’17
All-Great Lakes Conference Second Team
AP Division II Northeast Lakes All-District Honorable Mention

Brandon Styers ’18
Namer Award

Girls Basketball:

After upsetting Keystone, 42-41 in the first round of the Division II Elyria District playoffs, the Lady Namers fell in their second game to Great Lakes Conference foe, Elyria Catholic, 42-28. The following Green Wave players earned post-season honors:

Jensen Crane ’16
Playing next year at Division III Bluffton University

Emily Davis ’16
Team MVP
All-Great Lakes Conference First Team
AP Division II Northeast Lakes All-District Honorable Mention
Recently signed to play next year at Division II Shaw University (NC)

Emily Galla ’16
Namer Award
GCBCA Scholarship Society GPA Award

Destiny Jackson ’18
All-Great Lakes Conference Second Team
AP Division II Northeast Lakes All-District Honorable Mention

Hannah Kowalski ’17
All-Great Lakes Conference Honorable Mention
AP Division II Northeast Lakes All-District Honorable Mention
GCBCA Scholarship Society GPA Award

Macie McKeiver ’17
GCBCA Scholarship Society GPA Award

Grace Riley ’17
GCBCA Scholarship Society GPA Award

Colleen Wise ’17
All-Great Lakes Conference Honorable Mention
GCBCA Scholarship Society GPA Award

Bowling:

The Holy Name Bowling Team was 6-5 overall in match play, and finished third in the GCIBL Division II Scratch Division. As a team they finished sixth in their sectional tournament. Andrew Bleakley ’18, who bowled a 656 series (the highest at the sectional tournament), qualified for the district tournament as an individual. After a great season, the following bowlers received awards:

Andrew Bleakley ’18
Team MVP
District Qualifier

Nicole Yartz ’16
Namer Award

Hockey:

Holy Name’s hockey team had a terrific run in the state hockey playoffs, beating Brooklyn and Elyria Catholic, as well as upsetting higher seed Rocky River, to reach the district semifinal game versus St. Ignatius. The season came to an end at Brooklyn Ice Rink, as they fell to the Wildcats, 5-0.

Hockey honors went to:

CJ Balodis ’16
Team Co-MVP
Ohio High School Ice Hockey Coaches Association All-State Honorable Mention

Sean Bauchens ’17
Team Co-MVP
Ohio High School Ice Hockey Coaches Association All-State Honorable Mention

Anthony Lang ’16
Namer Award

Wrestling:

Leading the way for the HN wrestlers this season was freshman Kalin Zuchowsky, who placed fourth in the Division II Brookside Sectional and qualified for the 126-pound weight class at the Division II Fostoria District Tournament. Edward Lee ’17, who placed fifth in the sectional, was an alternate in the 120-pound weight class. Team awards went to:

Edward Lee ’17
Namer Award

Andrew Rodriguez ’18
Most Improved Award

Kalin Zuchowsky ’19
Team MVP

 


 

 

Events: Register Today to Attend the 2016 Eugene T. Krakowiak Golf Classic

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Make plans now to attend the Eugene T. Krakowiak Golf Classic on Thursday, June 9 at Pine Hills Golf Club. The cost is $125 per golfer, with all proceeds benefitting the Eugene T. Krakowiak Scholarship at Holy Name High School.

Take advantage of the early bird incentive: If you register and pay by May 2, you will be entered into a drawing to win 18 holes of golf (with a cart) for a foursome at Pine Hills, to be used at a later date!

To register or for sponsorship information, visit www.holynamehs.com/golf2016.

The cost includes greens fee, cart, light continental breakfast, box lunch, dinner, beverages, hole-in-one contest, and prizes!

If you have questions about the 21st Annual Eugene T. Krakowiak Golf Classic, contact Colleen Corrigan Day at (440) 886-0300 ext. 136, or at cday@holynamehs.com.
 


 

 

Activities: Upcoming Events Calendar

Come together with fellow Holy Name Supporters at events in April!

Monday, April 4 – Friday, April 8: Spirit Week
Friday, April 8: Spirit Week Special Schedule (Robby’s Voice Presentation, Seminars and Spirit Games) – Early Dismissal between 12:30 and 12:45 p.m.
Friday, April 8 – Sunday, April 10: Spring Musical, “Anything Goes” in Manning Auditorium. Friday and Saturday’s show will be at 7 p.m.; Sunday’s show will be at 2 p.m.
Sunday, April 10: Last day to vote for senior Brooke Lyman in Soles4Souls Scholarship Competition
Sunday, April 17: Academic Mass and Brunch, 11 a.m.
Tuesday, April 19 – Thursday, April 21: Girls’ Kairos Retreat at St. Leonard Retreat Center
Saturday, April 23: Rising Tide Gala Auction in Memorial Gym, 6 p.m.
Wednesday, April 27: Midpoint of the Fourth Quarter

For the complete school and athletic calendar, visit http://www.holynamehs.com/events/.

Catch the Wave – March 2, 2016

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Holy Name High School |  March 2016

 

Featured: 2016 Annual Fund Phonathon – Help Us Meet Our March Match!

We are just two days into the Phonathon, and our student callers have already received $2,850 in donations or pledges! For more information on the Phonathon, visit http://www.holynamehs.com/2016-phonathon-video/.

Students will continue the Phonathon the rest of this week and the week of March 7, making phone calls between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. to alumni, parents, and friends.

Remember: if you make a donation or pledge between today and Thursday, March 31, your gift to the Annual Fund will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $30,000, thanks to a loyal Holy Name alumnus!

To participate in the March Match, you can:

1. Donate or pledge your gift when a student caller contacts you during the Phonathon.
2. Make your gift online at http://www.holynamehs.com/donate-to-hn/.
3. Mail in your pledge or donation to Holy Name High School, Attn. Advancement Office, 6000 Queens Highway, Parma Heights, OH 44130.

More March Match updates will be sent throughout the next two weeks, and you can also find additional news on Holy Name’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Share these posts with fellow Holy Name supporters to spread the word about the March Match so we can meet our goal, and continue to offer an affordable, premier education to students in Northeast Ohio!

 


 

 

Athletics: Two Seniors Sign National Letters of Intent

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Congratulations to seniors Shakif Seymour and Ashley Rings on signing national letters of intent in February! Shakif, also known as Fish, will continue his football career at the University of Toledo. Ashley will play girls soccer at the University of Findlay.

Fish and Ashley join fellow seniors Kailee Cunningham (West Liberty State University, volleyball) and Jordyn Kachmar (University of Hartford, volleyball) as members of the Holy Name Class of 2016 who are continuing their academic and athletic careers in college next year.

We are proud of all of these students for their many accomplishments, and are even prouder of the great leadership qualities they have shown while at Holy Name. We look forward to seeing them continue to excel in the classroom and on the field next year!

 


 

 

Alumni: Share Your Holy Name Memories for the 2016 Auction

The Gala Auction Committee is creating a presentation of the reasons why people support Holy Name – and we need your help! These brief but positive memories, or quotes, will be shared in a presentation made during the 2016 Rising Tide Gala Auction, taking place Saturday, April 23 in Holy Name’s Memorial Gymnasium.

All memories can be shared at http://www.holynamehs.com/holy-name-memories/. The deadline for submissions is Sunday, March 20. These memories can be about why you love your alma mater, why you feel it is so important to support the school, what you remember most from your time here, or what important lesson you took away from your experience as a student. We want to share with attendees the love our alumni (and friends) have for Holy Name, and in turn, we hope these quotes and memories spur attendees to give back and show their own support of Holy Name.

If you have any questions about the form, or about the Gala Auction, please visit http://www.holynamehs.com/auction2016, or contact Director of Constituent Relations Colleen Corrigan Day ’88 at (440) 886-0300 ext. 136 or at cday@holynamehs.com.

 


 

 

Academics: Honor Roll Listings and Scholarship Opportunities Now Online

Honor roll listings, as well as scholarship opportunities, are now available online. The honor roll list can be viewed at http://www.holynamehs.com/honors/. You can see the names of those students, by grade, who have either achieved first honors (a 3.6 GPA or better) or second honors (a 3.0 to a 3.59 GPA).

Holy Name is proud to have had 273 students who earned first honors during the second quarter of this school year, and 166 students who earned second honors!

Additionally, Holy Name scholarship descriptions and applications can be found at http://www.holynamehs.com/holy-name-high-school-tuition/. All applications are due back to the Advancement Office by Wednesday, March 23, 2016. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Communications Associate Kate McCall at (440) 886-0300 ext. 148, or at kmccall@holynamehs.com.

 


 

 

Activities: Upcoming Events Calendar

Come together with fellow Holy Name Supporters at events this upcoming spring!

Sunday, March 6: Winter Concert in Manning Auditorium, 3 p.m.
Friday, March 11: All-School Mass in Memorial Gym, 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, March 16: Third Quarter Ends
Thursday, March 17: Band Marches in St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Downtown Cleveland, 1 p.m.; No Classes
Friday, March 18:Fourth Quarter Begins
Monday, March 21: Grades Due by 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 22: Parent-Teacher Conferences, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesday, March 23: Holy Name High School Scholarship Applications Due
Thursday, March 24: Holy Thursday – No Classes; Office Closed
Friday, March 25: Good Friday – No Classes, Office Closed
Monday, March 28 – Friday, April 1: Easter Break – No Classes; office closed on Monday, and opened Tuesday-Friday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Monday, April 4 – Friday, April 8: Spirit Week
Wednesday, April 6: All-School Mass in Memorial Gym
Friday, April 8: Spirit Games in Memorial Gym
Friday, April 8 – Sunday, April 10: Spring Musical, “Anything Goes” in Manning Auditorium
Saturday, April 23: Rising Tide Gala Auction in Memorial Gym, 6 p.m.

For the complete school and athletic calendar, visit http://www.holynamehs.com/events/.