Holy Name High School Athletic Hall of Fame Nomination Information


Minimum Criteria for Eligible Nominees

1) The male or female candidate must have excelled in one or more sports as a student or coach at Holy Name High School.

2) The male or female candidate must have made major contributions to the school’s athletic program during his/her years at Holy Name High School.

3) An athlete must be an alumnus or alumna for a minimum of ten (10) years prior to being considered for induction. Individual coaches are not required to be ten (10) years from his/her coaching career.

4) Coaches, administrators and other similar candidates can be retired or currently coaching at Holy Name High School or another institution.

5) Prospective candidates will be evaluated on several criteria including:

– Demonstrated excellence in a particular sport (school record-holder, team MVP, all-district, all-Ohio, etc.). Additional consideration shall also be given to a candidate who excelled in multiple sports during his/her career.

– The candidate’s performance and achievements relative to the level of competition and other Holy Name High School athletes that participated in the sport during the candidate’s time at the school and from prior eras.

– The person nominating the candidate will attest to the integrity and good character of the individual as an athlete and student.

Nominations can be turned in any time during the year but must be in by December 31 to be considered for the Hall of Fame year.

To nominate a former student-athlete or coach for the Hall of Fame, please fill out this form.

Send nominations to:

Holy Name High School
Attn: Kate McCall
6000 Queens Highway
Parma Heights, Ohio 44130

440-886-0300 ext. 148


Prefer to submit your nomination online? An online form is also available by clicking here.


Holy Name High School Service Hall of Fame Nomination Information

The purpose of the Holy Name High School Service Award Hall of Fame is to recognize graduates who have made important contributions and who have provided extraordinary service to their community and chosen field, and to also recognize non-graduates who have served as positive role models to Holy Name students and have significantly promoted and supported the institution.

To nominate a candidate for the Service Hall of Fame, please fill out this form.


Send nominations to:
Holy Name High School
Attn: Kate McCall
6000 Queens Highway
Parma Heights, Ohio 44130
440-886-0300 ext. 148

Prefer to submit your nomination online? An online form is also available by clicking here.

Doc Scullen Award: Doc Scullen was Pastor of Holy Name Church and School from 1922 – 1943. Father Scullen was one of the most effective and beloved spiritual leaders in the Diocese of Cleveland, and was a special friend to the less fortunate, those in need, and especially children. The Doc Scullen Award is presented to an outstanding male alumnus who has significantly contributed to the advancements of Holy Name High School’s mission and development, and who has many unique talents that have benefited the school community. This individual must also be a respected leader in his profession. Additionally, recognition received for his academic achievements and other accomplishments during high school, college, or beyond will be considered when selecting the award recipient.

Mother Elizabeth Ann Seton Award: Mother Elizabeth Ann Seton founded the Sisters of Charity. This order was the first congregation of religious sisters to be founded in the United States, and the school it established was the first free Catholic school in America. This modest beginning marked the start of the Catholic parochial school system in the United States. Eighteen Sisters of Charity were sent as the academic leaders of Holy Name High School when its doors opened in September of 1914. The Principal of Holy Name High School was a Sister of Charity Nun until 1960, when HNHS became a diocesan-run school. The Mother Elizabeth Ann Seton Award is presented to an outstanding female alumna who has significantly contributed to the advancements of Holy Name High School’s mission and development, and who has many unique talents that have benefited the school community. This individual must also be a respected leader in her profession. Additionally, recognition received for her academic achievements and other accomplishments during high school, college, or beyond will be considered when selecting the award recipient.

Fred and Ruth Seitz Award: Fred and Ruth Mahon ’26 Seitz were a husband and wife who devoted their lives to the Holy Name community. Ruth was a math, history, and English teacher and study hall moderator for 46 years at Holy Name, and coordinated ticket sales for nearly every game and activity. Fred accompanied Ruth to every event she volunteered at, helping where needed. Ruth retired from Holy Name in 1973, but her love for the school never waned. The Fred & Ruth Seitz Award is presented to an outstanding couple, with at least one of them being a Holy Name alumnus/alumna. The couple must have significantly contributed to the advancements of Holy Name High School’s mission and development, and must have many unique talents that have benefited the school community. The couple can be involved with any aspect of the high school, from sports and academics, to volunteer committees and events. Additionally, recognition received for the husband and/or wife’s academic achievements and other accomplishments during high school, college, or beyond will be considered when selecting the award recipient.

Arata Award: The Arata Family owned a store near Holy Name High School at Harvard and Broadway, and HN students and families would gather and spend time there after school hours. Their hospitality, kindness, and support of the students and families of Holy Name High School will never be forgotten. The Arata Award is presented to an outstanding non-alumni person or company who is recognized as a major promoter of Holy Name High School. The recipient must serve, by either example or by contribution, as a major influence in the life of a Holy Name student, family, or friend.

Humanitarian and Special Achievement Award: The Humanitarian and Special Achievement Award is presented to any individual, organization, company, alumni, or non-alumni who has accomplished outstanding success or achievement. Although the recipient is not necessarily a graduate of Holy Name High School, he or she will be recognized for special contributions to Holy Name or the community.