Catch the Wave – March 1, 2017

Featured: Live Auction Items Now Set for Cocktails on the Green

From front row seats at the 2017 graduation ceremony to a Lake Erie Cruise, you won’t be disappointed with the Live Auction items at the Cocktails on the Green: Rising Tide Gala Auction!

This year’s Live Auction Items include, but are not limited to:

Viva Las Vegas! Trip: Jet off to Las Vegas for a two-night stay at a four star hotel and casino, located right in the heart of the strip. Once you arrive, you will be picked up by a driver, who will also make sure you are dropped off safely at the airport for your return flight home. While in Las Vegas, you will enjoy VIP entrance to top clubs and two (2) tickets to a yet-to-be-determined show.

Lake Erie Cruise: Spend the day cruising Lake Erie on the donor’s 46′ luxury yacht! The hosts will provide appetizers and snacks as you tour the western islands of Lake Erie. For lunch, you will stop at the island of your choice, and a golf cart will be provided to tour the island. Additionally, a low country shrimp boil for up to six (6) adults at the Sandusky Yacht Club is included with this package. The cruise will take place on a mutually agreed upon date prior to September 5, 2017.

Front Row Seats at the 2017 Graduation Ceremony: Secure prime seating for the 2017 Graduation Ceremony, which will take place at St. Columbkille Church in Parma on Friday, May 26, 2017.

Cleveland Monsters Game Suite: Cheer on the Cleveland Monsters, a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League (AHL) and the top affiliate of the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League (NHL)! This package includes a suite, plus three (3) parking passes on one of the following dates in 2017: Tuesday, March 28; Thursday, March 30; Sunday, April 9, Thursday, April 13; or Friday, April 14. Food is included. All games begin at 7 p.m.

2017-2018 VIP Student Parking: Give your student one of the best parking spots in the lot! Your student will get a front row spot, directly in front of the Main Gym doors. His or her spot will be designated with a personalized sign.

PlayhouseSquare Loge: Four lucky theater aficionados will get to see the play, “Something Rotten!” on Saturday, April 29, 2017 in the PlayhouseSquare Loge at the Connor Palace in downtown Cleveland. Set in 1595, “Something Rotten!” tells the story of Nick and Nigel Bottom, two brothers who are desperate to write a hit play. When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theater involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical.

Name the Gym: Show your Namer Spirit by putting your name on the Main Gym! A sign with your name will be prominently displayed on one of the Main Gym walls. The sign will be up from July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018.

French Pastry Chef Experience: Indulge in champagne, plus a decadent dessert prepared for you at the Gala Auction by French Pastry Chef Stephane Blanc! This dessert will be hand-delivered to your table. As a part of this package, Chef Blanc will also come to your home (on a mutually agreed upon date) to teach you and nine guests how to make elegant French Petit Fours.

Tickets to attend this year’s Gala Auction, where you can bid on these Live Auction Items as well as many Silent Auction packages, are still available. Each ticket costs $100. To purchase your ticket, visit If you have any questions about ticket sales, or about the Gala Auction itself, please call Colleen Corrigan Day at 440-886-0300 ext. 136.




Performing Arts: “Seussical” Opens April 7, 8 and 9

Support Holy Name’s student actors and actresses at next month’s Spring Musical, “Seussical,” being performed in Manning Auditorium. Tickets cost $8 for students and senior citizens, and $10 for adults. Showtimes are:

Friday, April 7 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 8 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 9 at 2 p.m.

The “Seussical” cast includes (class years and grade schools are also indicated):

Bryan Curry ’20 – St. Mark
Savannah Dawson ’20 – Parma Community
Dylan Douglas ’17 – St. Thomas More
Sabrina Eink ’20 – St. Albert the Great
Sydney Falardeau ’20 – St. Bernadette
Sarah Farris ’18 – St. Albert the Great
Kayla Gerogosian ’18 – Sts. Joseph and John
Lizzie Groth ’17 – St. Benedict
Austin Hojdar ’20 – St. Michael
Drie Janowitz ’18 – St. Francis Xavier
Cecelia Johanni ’18 – St. Benedict
Claire Leff ’17 – St. Ambrose
Megan McDonald ’18 – St. Francis de Sales
Kaleigh McGreal ’20 – St. Albert the Great
Ariana McHugh ’17 – Our Lady of Angels
David Muro ’20 – Academy of St. Bartholomew
Halle Newman ’17 – Bethany Lutheran
Kaitlyn Posta ’17 – Ford Middle
Anna Regan ’18 – Bethany Lutheran
Marissa Reid ’18 – Sts. Joseph and John
Tess Smith ’19 – St. Christopher
Matthew Stracensky ’20 – St. Ambrose




Alumni: Save the Date for the Krakowiak Golf Classic

Save the Date for the 22nd Annual Holy Name High School Eugene T. Krakowiak Golf Classic, taking place Thursday, June 8, 2017.

For the first time ever, the ETK Golf Classic will be at Valleaire Golf Club, 6969 Boston Road, Hinckley, OH 44233.

The cost is $125 per golfer, which includes the greens fee, plus a cart, light continental breakfast, box lunch, dinner, beverages, hole-in-one contest, and prizes! Golfers who register and pay by Monday, May 1 will be entered into a drawing for the chance to win 18 holes with cart for a foursome at Valleaire, to be used at a later date.

All proceeds benefit the Eugene T. Krakowiak Scholarship Fund. Every year, this fund provides scholarships to six (6) junior students, three boys and three girls, who are each awarded $500 scholarships to be applied toward tuition for their senior years at Holy Name.

You can register, or pay for your sponsorship, online by clicking here.

The 2017 printable ETK Golf Classic Registration Form will be available by mid-March 2017. You can also call 440-886-0300 ext. 102 to reserve your foursome.




Student Life: Spirit Week Brings Holy Name Community Together

A scavenger hunt, an all-school Mass and the ever popular Spirit Games were just some of the highlights from the 2017 Spirit Week festivities.

Spirit Week kicked off on Tuesday, February 21 with College Apparel Day, where students sported their favorite university on t-shirts, hoodies and sweatshirts. The following day was a free Cleveland Sports Dress Down Day, followed by another free Patriotic Dress Down Day on Thursday.

Throughout the week, each class decorated a section of the school’s hallways to promote their class and school spirit. To differentiate between classes, each one had a different class color. The freshmen chose pink; the sophomores chose red; the juniors chose blue; and as is tradition, the seniors were assigned green.

On Friday, February 24, students had no official classes, and were allowed to dress down and wear their ‘class colors.’ The morning began with the freshmen and sophomores participating in presentations delivered by The Diversity Center, while the juniors and seniors learned about preparing for college and campus safety. Students also took part in the all-new scavenger hunt, answering questions about Holy Name’s history and figuring out riddles prepared by the HN Faculty and Staff. Mrs. Kronholz’s homeroom, which includes senior girls, won the scavenger hunt, giving them a free dress down day and donuts!

After the morning’s events, everyone gathered in the Auxiliary Gym for the Spirit Week Mass, which was celebrated by Fr. Damian Ference, the director of human formation and an assistant professor of philosophy at Borromeo Seminary. Fr. Ference is also a 1994 graduate of Holy Name! Thank you, Fr. Ference, for coming back home to Holy Name and for teaching our students about the importance of meaningful friendships in their lives.

The day closed with the much-anticipated Spirit Games. Students participated in Basketball Knockout, Limbo, Tug-of-War, Musical Chairs, Hungry Hungry Hippos, Balloon Relays, and Dodgeball. Each class, as well as the faculty, also performed a Lip Sync, with this year’s theme being ‘Music from the 2000s.’

It was a close finish, but the Class of 2018 came out on top as this year’s Spirit Game winners!

Thanks to student photographer Hailey Lawler ’18 for sharing her photos.




Activities: Upcoming Events Calendar

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

Friday, March 3: Varsity Boys Basketball Division II Playoff Game vs. Rocky River, 7 p.m. in Holy Name’s Main Gymnasium

Friday, March 3 and Saturday, March 4: Varsity Wrestling Division II District Tournament at Mansfield Senior High School, 124 N. Linden Rd., Mansfield, Ohio 44906

Saturday, March 4: ACT Simplified Crash Course – ACT Test Prep Taught by Mary Thomas, 9-11 a.m. in Holy Name’s Room 110

Sunday, March 5: Winter Concert, 3 p.m. in HN’s Manning Auditorium

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

Wednesday, March 8: Fearless Assembly, 1:30 p.m.

Friday, March 10: Yearbook Club Photos

Saturday, March 11: ACT Simplified Crash Course – ACT Test Prep Taught by Mary Thomas, 9-11 a.m. in Holy Name’s Room 110

Saturday, March 11: Holy Name Band and Choir Fundraiser, 7-10 p.m. at Pounders, 6370 York Road, Parma Heights, OH 44130. Tickets are $25

Monday, March 13 – Thursday, March 16: Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) Make-Up Exams

Tuesday, March 14: Spring Sports Photos, including Baseball, Softball, Lacrosse and Track

Tuesday, March 14: OHSAA Spring Meeting, 7 p.m. at Holy Name

Thursday, March 16: Third Quarter Ends

Friday, March 17: St. Patrick’s Day – No Classes and Offices Closed

Saturday, March 18: Saturday School

Saturday, March 18: ACT Simplified Crash Course – ACT Test Prep Taught by Mary Thomas, 9-11 a.m. in Holy Name’s Room 110

Monday, March 20: Fourth Quarter Begins

Monday, March 20 – Wednesday, March 22: No Classes for Seniors (Class of 2017) – Career Shadowing Program

Monday, March 20 AND Wednesday, March 22: No Classes for Juniors (Class of 2018) – Career Shadowing Program

Tuesday, March 21: No Classes for Freshmen (Class of 2020)

Tuesday, March 21: Sophomores take the IOWA Test of Basic Skills; Early Release at 12:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 21: Juniors take the ACT; Early Release at 11:30 a.m.

Wednesday, March 22: Winter Sports Banquet at Holy Name

Thursday, March 23: Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences, 3-6 p.m. at Holy Name

Thursday, March 23: Junior College Kickoff Meeting, 6:30 p.m. at Holy Name

Friday, March 24: Holy Name Scholarship Applications Due Back to Advancement Office by 3 p.m.

Saturday, March 25: Cocktails on the Green: Rising Tide Gala Auction, 6 p.m. in Holy Name’s Main Gymnasium

Sunday, March 26: Boys Basketball Banquet

Tuesday, March 28 – Thursday, March 30: Kairos Retreat (Junior Girls) at St. Leonard Youth Retreat Center in Avon

Saturday, April 1: ACT Practice Test, 8:45 a.m. – 12 p.m. in Holy Name’s Room 110

Sunday, April 2: Academic Brunch

Wednesday, April 5: Chapel Mass, 7:30 a.m.

Friday, April 7 – Sunday, April 9: Spring Musical, “Seussical,” in Holy Name’s Manning Auditorium. Friday and Saturday’s shows are at 7 p.m., while Sunday’s show is at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students and senior citizens

Thursday, April 13 – Sunday, April 23: Easter Break – No Classes. The Main Office will be closed April 13, 14 and 17

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 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

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




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

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, 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

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

1. Attending the Gala Auction. Tickets can be purchased at

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 We also encourage you to like us on Facebook at




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

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


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 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




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 – November 2, 2016

Featured: Cicerchi Field Nears Late November Completion

Cicerchi Field, which will feature a brand-new synthetic turf playing surface, will be completed by the end of November. In recent days, the turf itself has been installed and now completely covers what used to be a natural grass field.

Workers from FieldTurf and The Vasco Group are now working on the inlay of the end zone letters, yard lines, center logo and other important field markers. Once this is finished, the sand and rubber infill will be added to complete the field project.

Before placing the turf, workers had to excavate the former grass field, tear down trees, level the land, and then spread out several tons of gravel to act as the field’s base.

When the project is completed, Holy Name’s football, girls soccer, boys soccer and lacrosse teams will use the field for practices. Home games for all of these teams, except for varsity football, will also be held at Cicerchi Field. Varsity football will continue to play home games at North Royalton’s Serpentini Chevrolet Stadium.

Although no teams are able to utilize the field just yet, the varsity football team is excited to continue playing in November! The Green Wave will play Perry on Friday, November 4 at 7:30 p.m. at Perry High School. The address is Perry High School Alumni Stadium, One Success Blvd, Perry, OH 44081. Presale tickets will be available at Holy Name until Friday at 3 p.m. in the Athletic Office and Team Shop. Tickets are $8 presale, $9 at the gate.



Student Activities: Fall Play “Lost in Yonkers” Set for November 11 and 12

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Holy Name’s Theatre Department begins the 2016-2017 season with the Fall Play, “Lost in Yonkers,” being performed on November 11 and 12. Written by Neil Simon, “Lost in Yonkers” won the 1991 Tony Award for Best Play, and a 1991 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Friday and Saturday’s shows will both begin at 7 p.m, and will be performed in Manning Auditorium.

The play features two brothers, Jay (Austin Hojdar ’20) and Arty (Matthew Stracensky ’20), who are sent to live with their Grandma Kurnitz (Tess Smith ’19) and Aunt Bella (Claire Leff ’17), after their mother dies and their father, Eddie (Aaron Herrmann ’17) leaves to pay off large debts he incurred during his wife’s illness. Throughout the play, the boys also spend time with their Uncle Louie (Kyle Wadley ’17) and Aunt Gert (Anna Regan ’18). In the year they spend with their dysfunctional family, Jay and Arty learn about love, responsibility and the importance of family.

Tickets are $10 for adults, and $8 for students and senior citizens. All tickets can be bought at the door.




Student Life: Campus Ministry Visits Cathedral and Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine

In October, Campus Ministry members had several opportunities to grow in their faith, as well as show their support for the sanctity of life.

On October 20, 140 students went to the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in downtown Cleveland for the annual Catholic Schools for Peace & Justice Respect Life Liturgy at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. They came together with students from other high schools in the Diocese of Cleveland to pray and, as the Rev. Andy Turner said in his homily, to become “champions of peace and justice” and to “set the world on fire.”

During the Mass, Avery Revay ’17 had the honor of serving as a Eucharistic Minister. Following the liturgy, Holy Name and the other participating schools marched from the Cathedral to Cleveland’s Public Square for a Respect Life Rally. Junior Marissa Reid spoke on behalf of Holy Name, sharing a story as to why it is always important to choose life.

The next week, members of The Cenacle of Mary traveled to Our Lady of Lourdes National Shrine in Euclid for a day of reflection. Fr. Neil Walters ’77 said Mass, and the students learned more about the 2016 Jubilee Year of Mercy, as well as the Holy Door that has been open at the Shrine since this April.

The group then traveled along Rosary Hill, saying decades of the rosary. They also saw the Stations of the Cross and walked through the meditation labyrinth. Before saying goodbye to the Sisters of the Most Holy Trinity, who maintain and operate the Shrine, Holy Name students had the opportunity to come together and pray the Divine Mercy Novena.




Alumni and Friends: Breakfast with Santa


Mark your calendars for the annual Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 10! The breakfast will take place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Holy Name’s Cafeteria.

The cost is $10 per family, and all alumni and friends are invited to attend. Breakfast, including pancakes, sausage and juice, will be served to each family. Crafts and games will be available, and the 2016 Drama Club will put on a Christmas Pageant for the children.

At the end of the morning, Santa will make a special visit, and will have a small gift bag for each child!

To register online, go to, or download the printable form to mail in here.




Activities: Upcoming Events Calendar

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

Thursday, November 3: Red Cross Blood Drive
Friday, November 4: Sophomore Retreat at Holy Name
Friday, November 4: Varsity Football Playoff Game vs. Perry, 7 p.m. at Perry High School, One Success Blvd, Perry, OH 44081. Presale tickets are $8; tickets at the door are $9.
Saturday, November 5: Second High School Placement Test, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Holy Name
Sunday, November 6: Daylight Saving Time Ends (Move Your Clocks Back an Hour)
Wednesday, November 9: Chapel Mass, 7:30 a.m. at Holy Name
Wednesday, November 9: Third and Final High School Placement Test, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Holy Name
Friday, November 11: Veterans Day Ceremony, 8 a.m. at Holy Name
Friday, November 11: Fall Play, ‘Lost in Yonkers,’ 7 p.m. in Holy Name’s Manning Auditorium (Tickets are $8 for Students and Seniors, $10 for Adults)
Saturday, November 12: Fall Play, ‘Lost in Yonkers,’ 7 p.m. in Holy Name’s Manning Auditorium (Tickets are $8 for Students and Seniors, $10 for Adults)
Saturday, November 12: Holy Name Band and Choir perform at The Cleveland Monsters game, 7 p.m. at The Quicken Loans Arena (downtown Cleveland)
Wednesday, November 16: Midpoint of the Second Quarter
Saturday, November 19: Night at the Races, 5 p.m. in Holy Name’s Auxiliary Gymnasium
Monday, November 21: Sports Boosters Meeting, 6:30 p.m. in Holy Name’s Athletic Classroom
Monday, November 21 – Friday, November 25: No Classes and Office Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
Thursday, November 24: Thanksgiving Day
Sunday, November 27: First Sunday of Advent
Tuesday, November 29: Giving Tuesday

Catch the Wave – October 5, 2016

Featured: Open House Set for This Sunday, October 9


Prospective students are invited to Open House on Sunday, October 9. Mass is at 11 a.m., with tours from 12–3 p.m.

After Mass concludes in the Main Gym around 12 p.m., Open House tours will begin, allowing students and their families to visit classrooms, learn about each department’s curriculum, and interact with both current students and teachers. Club moderators and coaches will have tables set up in the Main Gym to share more about the fun and diverse extra-curricular activities Holy Name offers. Visitors should also make a stop in our Chapel, the heart of our school, to hear about Holy Name’s strong Campus Ministry program and service opportunities. 

The Holy Name Band will perform in the Auxiliary Gym at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Additionally, at 2:15 p.m., there will be a rally in the Main Gym to announce the five Open House attendees who will each be receiving a $1,000 scholarship to Holy Name. After all scholarships have been presented, students and families are invited to continue on with their tours.

Holy Name’s students, teachers and staff members look forward to meeting future Namers on Sunday! If you have any questions about Open House, or about the admissions process, please contact Assistant Director of Admissions Emily Yaya ( or 440-886-0300 ext. 145).



Alumni: Attendees Enjoyed Homecoming and Hall of Fame Weekend


The successes of the six Athletic Hall of Fame inductees were celebrated on September 23 and 25. On Friday night, the honorees were recognized on the football field before the game, and afterwards they helped cheer the team on to a 49-14 victory over Normandy. 

Sunday afternoon the focus remained on the five Athletic Hall of Fame inductees, John Malone ’71, Duane Piscura ’67, Coach Pete Pucher, the late Ray Putka ’42 and the late Bill Zowie ’51, as well as the Special Recognition Award winner, Chris Broussard ’86. News 5 Cleveland Anchor Rob Powers ’84 served as the event emcee, and each inductee (or a representative from his family) spoke after receiving his award from the selected presenter. Below are short biographies on each member of the 2016 induction class. Congratulations on your achievements, and thank you for making Holy Name proud. 


Ray Putka, Class of 1942: Athletic Award

Ray Putka was an outstanding student-athlete who lettered in four sports: football, basketball, baseball and hockey. As the catcher of the baseball team, Putka helped Holy Name advance to the state finals during the 1940 season. He was also the quarterback for the football team his senior year. Most importantly, Putka remained focused on his studies, and was an honor roll student.

After graduating from Holy Name, Putka served his country as a United States Marine. He then worked as an electrician at one of the steel mills. In 1946, Putka married his wife, Jane. They had eight children: Janet, Judy, the late Thomas, the late William, Jean, Joanne, Jane and Janine. Putka passed away in 1993; his wife, Jane, accepted the award on his behalf. 


William “Bill” Zowie, Class of 1951: Athletic Award

Bill Zowie played football for four years at Holy Name, and earned three varsity letters while being named the team captain in 1950. He was the only junior on The Plain Dealer’s 1949 All-Scholastic Team. During his football career, he was also named a Cleveland Press All-Star and a Cleveland News All-Star multiple times. Additionally, Zowie was a member of the All-West Senate Team in 1949 and 1950, and the All-Ohio Team in 1950. In addition to playing football, Zowie was involved in the Holy Name Society, Glee Club and basketball intramurals. He served as a homeroom vice president his freshman and senior years, and as president his sophomore and junior years.

Zowie earned an athletic scholarship to Santa Clara University in California. Later on, he served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. Zowie became a Cleveland police officer in 1957, and retired from the force in 1988. He and his wife, Harriot, had a son, Greg, and a daughter, Karen. Zowie passed away in 2011; his son, Greg Zawie, accepted the award on his behalf. 


Coach Pete Pucher: Athletic Award

A graduate of Cathedral Latin High School, Pete Pucher went the extra mile to make significant contributions to the Holy Name community during his time as a coach for the high school. Ten Holy Name Athletic Hall of Fame members played under Pucher, who was the football team’s head coach from 1966-1970. He had a 78% winning percentage over five years, finishing with a 35-10-1 record. In 1970, he was named the West Senate League Coach of the Year. Several of the men he coached earned state-wide honors while at Holy Name, and went on to earn Division I college scholarships. At least one player who played under Pucher went on to the National Football League.

In addition to his coaching duties at Holy Name, Pucher served as a school counselor, the athletic director and head basketball coach. Today, he lives in Florida with his wife, Terrie. The couple has two daughters (Jeanne and Julie), and six grandchildren. Although he was unable to attend the Hall of Fame dinner, he did send a recorded video message, and one of his assistant coaches, John Zigmond, accepted the award on his behalf. 


Duane Piscura, Class of 1967: Athletic Award

Duane Piscura excelled on both the football field and baseball diamond during his time at Holy Name. In football, Piscura was a three-time letterman and co-captain his senior year. He was named twice to the All-West Senate Team and the All-City Team, and selected for the All-Call & Post Team once as well. His achievements in baseball were no different, as he was again a three-time letterman and co-captain his final year. Piscura was an All-West Senate Team selection twice, and a two-time All-City Baseball Team pick. He helped lead his team to a 1967 West Senate championship title, and was named the 1967 Holy Name Baseball Team MVP. One of his major accomplishments as a Holy Name player was pitching a no-hitter versus St. Ignatius.

Piscura earned an athletic scholarship to Colorado State, but due to an injury he returned home and attended Cuyahoga Community College – West and played baseball there. He worked for the Ford Motor Company’s parts division, and has since retired. He has been married to his wife, Donna for 45 years, and has three sons, D.J., Jason and Christopher, as well as one grandchild. Over the years, Piscura has managed and coached his sons in athletics, and also has managed and coached in the Cleveland Class A Baseball League.


John Malone, Class of 1971: Athletic Award

John Malone starred on the football field during his time as a Holy Name student. A three-year starter and letterman, Malone helped lead his team to a 15-2-1 record. He received many accolades while at Holy Name, including being named to The Plain Dealer’s All-Scholastic Team, The Cleveland Press’s All-Scholastic Team, the Call & Post’s All-Scholastic Team and the All-West Senate Team. After the 1970 season, Malone, who played defensive tackle, was selected as a member of the All-Ohio First Team. In addition to football, John also competed in track.

Following his time at Holy Name, Malone attended and graduated from Cleveland State University. He also used his athletic abilities to train and tryout for the United States Olympic Bobsled Team. In his career as an accountant and CPA, Malone traveled all over the U.S., working for several businesses and owning his own accounting business. At one time, he lived in Hawaii, working as a business manager at a school and for the University of Hawaii Foundation. He also worked in upstate New York, teaching computer and IT skills to prisons. Upon returning home to Cleveland, Malone earned his master’s degree in computer science from Cleveland State. He was a full-time professor at CSU, and is now a professor at Cuyahoga Community College. Malone has also volunteered his time as a CYO football coach at St. Ann Elementary School.


Chris Broussard, Class of 1986: Special Recognition Award

Chris Broussard is an internationally-known NBA analyst and award-winning journalist for ESPN. As a senior writer for ESPN The Magazine and, he specializes in covering the NBA. Because of his knowledge of the game of basketball and its participants, he makes regular television appearances on ABC and ESPN and has served as an analyst on the network’s flagship NBA show, “NBA Countdown,’’ alongside basketball legend Magic Johnson. In addition to working with many of America’s most accomplished athletes, he has interviewed some of the world’s most influential leaders, including former President Bill Clinton and the Reverend Jesse Jackson. Beyond his work as a journalist, Broussard is the founder and president of a Christian Men’s Movement called K.I.N.G., as well as a Board Member of Write-On Sports, a journalism program for teenagers, and Athletes in Action.

Chris’s sports writing career began in 1990. He wrote for The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio), working there for four years before moving on to the Akron Beacon Journal. He covered the NBA and spent two-and-half seasons there as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat writer. In 1998, he started working for The New York Times, where he covered the New Jersey Nets for three years, the New York Knicks for two years, and the NBA in general for one year. He joined ESPN The Magazine in September of 2004 and began appearing on ESPN as an NBA insider and analyst. He also occasionally appeared as a panelist with Skip Bayless on First Take debating sports topics. He was added to ABC’s NBA Countdown pregame show for the 2011-2012 NBA seasons as an NBA insider. In 1996, Broussard won three Ohio Associated Press Awards for sports writing. Later in 1997, he won more Ohio AP awards for sports and feature writing. He also won an award from the Professional Basketball Writers Association for General Excellence. In 1997 he won the Ohio Prep Sportswriters and investigative reporting award and also was honored by the National Association of Black Journalists For Sports writing. In 1998 he won the Ohio Excellence in Journalism award. In 2009, Broussard won another sports writing award from the National Association of Black Journalists, and in 2011, he was named one of the top 100 Black history makers by, the African-American news arm of NBC.

A 1990 graduate of Oberlin College, Broussard lives with his wife of more than 20 years, Crystal, in New Jersey. They have twin daughters, Alexis and Noelle.




Annual Giving: Help Holy Name to ‘Bridge the Gap’


The school year is off to a great start, with 607 students in grades 9-12 eager to learn from faculty members who are prepared to provide students with an educational experience based on developing the mind, body and spirit – the ‘Triple Threat.’ We are committed to ensuring that each and every student can succeed at Holy Name and attend our school, whatever the financial situation. With Holy Name’s tuition being $9,550, but the actual cost of educating a student at $11,387, we must find a way to fill this additional amount of $1,837 per student so we can continue to provide a high-quality education at a low cost. That is why we are asking you to help us ‘Bridge the Gap,’ and to support the Annual Fund today.

We need the help of our parents, grandparents, alumni, board members, teachers, staff, and friends to ensure that we stay true to our Catholic mission of making education affordable and accessible to all. Your support of the Bridge the Gap Appeal is one way to show your commitment to Catholic education. The Holy Name Annual Fund is the most important source of unrestricted funds to the school’s operation, meaning that it helps us bridge the gap between tuition and the cost of operating the school. By helping us bridge the gap, we are able to reduce the need to increase tuition to an unmanageable level for parents. 

Please consider a tax-deductible gift, which will directly impact students and support these initiatives:

  • 21st century classroom technology and infrastructure
  • College readiness and solid academic programs
  • Financial assistance and scholarships
  • Grade level retreats and leadership programs

Your involvement is what matters most, and we are grateful for gifts at all levels. Bridge the Gap gifts are accepted via personal check, credit card, or in stock. You can make your donation online at If you have any questions, please contact the Advancement Office at 440-886-0300 ext. 104. Thank you for supporting Holy Name!



Advancement: Holy Name Welcomes New Advancement Team Members

The Advancement Office is pleased to introduce several new team members for the 2016-2017 school year. 

On March 15, 2016, Terry Kenneally ’67 was named the third president in Holy Name High School’s history. He previously served on the Holy Name Advisory Board, and currently teaches Irish studies at Holy Name. He is also a member of the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame. For the last 38 years, Kenneally has practiced law, and has owned and operated his own law firm, Terrence J. Kenneally & Associates, for 18 years. As Holy Name’s president, Kenneally will be responsible for overseeing the work of the Advancement and Business Offices. This includes all fundraising efforts and major initiatives, such as the turf field and track project.

Kenneally received his bachelor’s degree in political science from Cleveland State University. He also obtained his law degree from the University of Akron and his master’s degree in Irish studies from John Carroll University. For 48 years, he has been married to his wife Susan, a fellow 1967 graduate. They have four children, Terry Jr. ’86, Sean ’87, Erin ’89 and Brianne and four grandchildren. He is an active member of St. Martin of Tours Parish in Valley City, where he also serves as a Lector.

After spending the last 18 years at Elyria Catholic High School, Andy Krakowiak ’73 returned this spring to Holy Name as the director of special initiatives. Before serving as Elyria Catholic’s assistant principal, principal and president, Krakowiak was at Holy Name from 1981-1998, teaching religious studies and working as the Dean of Students. He also coached basketball. Krakowiak, who has his bachelor’s degree in religious studies from John Carroll University and his master’s degree in education administration from Ursuline College, is in his 36th year of service to Catholic Education and the Diocese of Cleveland.

As Holy Name’s Director of Special Initiatives, Krakowiak is now focusing on completing research for project/initiative strategies, facility management projects, cultivating prospects in support of the school mission and addressing various duties as directed by Holy Name President Terry Kenneally. Krakowiak looks forward to reconnecting with former students, as well as other alumni and constituents. Krakowiak is married to wife Karen, and has three children, Tom ’07, Sarah ’09 and James ’12.

Director of Institutional Advancement Michele Fusco Scoccola is the newest member of the Advancement Office. Prior to coming to Holy Name, Scoccola worked as the senior advancement director at Elyria Catholic High School for two years, and as the advancement director at Cleveland Central Catholic for more than seven years. She has an extensive non-profit background, as well as many years of experience in coordinating fundraising campaigns and executing them.

Her focus as Holy Name’s director of institutional advancement will be on outlining and creating plans that raise money for the school’s Annual Fund, as well as other important and needed projects. Scoccola has a bachelor’s degree from Ursuline College in public relations and Catholic studies, as well as a master’s degree from Ursuline in ministry, feminist and liberation theology. Her passion lies in Catholic education and social justice.

Along with the additions of Terry Kenneally, Andy Krakowiak and Michele Fusco Scoccola, the following Advancement Office Team Members will continue on in their current roles:

Colleen Corrigan Day ’88 began working at Holy Name in 2009, and has 22 years of experience working with non-profit organizations, focusing on special events, fundraising, public relations and marketing. Before joining the Advancement Office, Day worked for several local organizations, including the Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) of Greater Cleveland, the Cleveland International Film Festival, Dress for Success Cleveland, West Side Ecumenical Ministry and the Cuyahoga County Democratic Party. In her latest role as Holy Name’s director of annual giving and alumni relations, Day is responsible for connecting with alumni, developing the Class Captain Program and sharing alumni good news and achievements with the media. She also is in charge of marketing and managing all special events at Holy Name, including the Gala Auction.

A graduate of Kent State University with a degree in communications, Day is married to Brian ’83, has three step-daughters, Kristin ’02, Shannon ’12 and Sammie ’14, and is also a grandma to Bradley and Brayden. Day is an active member of St. Columbkille Parish in Parma, and is also heavily involved within the community, serving on the Greater Cleveland Mayo Society Board, the Cleveland-Achill Twinning Committee and Proud of Parma Committee.

In January 2016, Debby Marchetta joined the Holy Name Advancement Office as the data, gift processing, and research associate. Before coming to Holy Name, Marchetta had job experience as an IT candidate researcher/project consultant, executive recruiter and secretary. Her responsibilities at Holy Name include comprehensive management of the Raiser’s Edge software system, as well as processing all gift and acknowledgements, conducting donor research and maintaining donor profiles.

Marchetta holds a bachelor’s degree in business and communications from Baldwin Wallace University and a master’s degree in college student personnel services from Miami University. She is an active member of St. Basil the Great Parish in Brecksville, and serves on the Parish Council. Marchetta’s son, Anthony, is a member of the Holy Name Class of 2020.

Since November 2014, Kate McCall ’05 has served as Holy Name’s communications associate. She came back to her alma mater after working as a marketing communications specialist at Proforma, an international print and promotional products distributor. In this role, McCall oversees the creation of The WAVE magazine, updates the school’s website and creates content for the monthly eNewsletter and all Holy Name social media pages. She also works with the school administration to craft internal messages that are sent to parents and students weekly.

McCall is a graduate of John Carroll University with a bachelor’s degree in communications and theatre arts, and also has a master’s degree in applied communication theory and methodology from Cleveland State University. She attends St. Bridget of Kildare Parish in Parma. 






Activities: Upcoming Events Calendar

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

Thursday, October 6: Picture Re-Take Day
Sunday, October 9: Open House Mass, 11 a.m. and Tours, 12 – 3 p.m.
Monday, October 10: Columbus Day: No Classes and Office Closed
Wednesday, October 12: All-School Mass, 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, October 15: High School Placement Test (HSPT) Prep Class, 9 – 11:30 a.m.
Sunday, October 16: Fall Concert, 3 p.m.
Monday, October 17: Sports Boosters Meeting, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 19: Mandatory Senior Retreat at St. Colette
Wednesday, October 19: Freshmen, Sophomore and Junior Testing Day
Friday, October 21: First Quarter Ends
Saturday, October 22: First Placement Test, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Monday, October 24 – Monday, October 31: Make-Up OGT
Thursday, October 27: Parent-Teacher Conferences, 3 – 6 p.m.
Saturday, October 30: Saturday School
Saturday, October 30: High School Placement Test (HSPT) Prep Class, 9 – 11:30 a.m.