Brian DePauw and Tom Springer Among Top Scholars

Brian DePauw and Tom Springer Among Top Scholars

The Name | by Caroline Dreher | May 23, 2014

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How does one stand out in a world of seven billion inhabitants? Seniors Thomas Springer and Brian DePauw were able to achieve this by scoring in the nation’s top 3% on the PSAT/NMSQT.

Of the 1.5 million test takers, 50,000 students with the highest PSAT/NMS Thomas was one of 34,000 to be recognized as a Commended Student.

Brian DePauw was one of 16,000 students to be selected as a Semi-Finalist. De-Pauw was then further awarded with the honor of Finalist in this prestigious program.

Holy Name counselor Mrs. Ritt says, “Recognition in the National Merit Scholarship Program is gigantic honor. It puts a student at such an advantage in their college search and presents
scholarship opportunities.”

Both Springer and DePauw will continue their academic success in college. Springer plans to attend Saint John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland. He would like to study law in graduate school and spend
his spare time pursuing writing as a hobby.

DePauw will attend The University of Cincinnati and plans to major in engineering while participating in the school’s honors program.

After taking many AP and Honors courses throughout their four years at Holy Name, these senior standouts are clearly well prepared for the years to come.

Shelbrey Blanc Announced as new Principal

Shelbrey Blanc Announced as new Principal

Holy Name High School | March 10, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you,
The Administration of Holy Name High School.