Holy Name High School
|Holy Name High School|
"Igniting your spirit. Inspiring your future."
|6000 Queens Highway
Parma Heights, Ohio, (Cuyahoga County), 44130
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Average class size||24|
|Student to teacher ratio||16:1|
|Color(s)||Green and White|
|Athletics conference||North Coast League|
|Rival||Padua Franciscan High School|
Founded in 1914, Holy Name was the first Catholic high school in the Cleveland area to enroll both male and female students. The school was originally located on Harvard and Broadway in Cleveland, Ohio, and moved to Queens Highway in Parma Heights, Ohio to accommodate its growing enrollment. The move included a merge with the all-female Nazareth Academy.
The school's present motto was adopted in 1926, when "The School's The Thing" appeared in the yearbook. The article which accompanied the motto was purposeful in its insistence that personal glory in any field of school activity means very little.
The Chi Rho incorporates the first two letters of the name of Christ in Greek characters XP. The Holy Name High School seal consists of the Chi Rho encircled by the school of identification. The seal is very appropriate as an official expression of Holy Name's desire to do all things in Christ, with Him, and through Him. This symbol now resides on the far wall of the new gym. The gift was donated by the Class of 2006.
Holy Name's mascot, the Green Wave, originated in the early 1920s when it was first used to described the perfect coordination of the Holy Name football team, which gave the appearance of a giant green wave engulfing opponents. They are also commonly called the "Little Davids", in reference to David and Goliath, because of efforts in defeating larger schools, who were considered large favorites.
On November 23, 1946, Holy Name High School competed in the annual Charity Game, the Cleveland high school championship game, at Cleveland Municipal Stadium against Cathedral Latin High School (now Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin). The attendance of the game was local record crowd of 70,955 fans. It is the second-largest attendance for an American high school football game in history. Holy Name was defeated by Cathedral Latin, 35–6.
Recent Technological Upgrade
In the summer of 2007, Holy Name installed wireless access points throughout the campus, and installed wireless PCs in every classroom.
Interactive Whiteboards are scheduled to be installed in every classroom by the fall of 2008. This new technology will provide an interactive teaching experience that will benefit both students and teachers.
Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championships
- John Banaszak, Former NFL player
- Robert Bardwell, musician
- Chris Broussard, sports journalist, contributor to ESPN, New York Times, and TrueHoop
- John Ducas, Class of 1937, a communications consultant with the Chase Manhattan Bank who in the 1950s and 60's was a principal adviser in the public relations program for the nation's first intercontinental ballistic missiles.
- Bob Ptacek former football player at University of Michigan, also played for the Cleveland Browns and was an All Star in the CFL
- Frank Solich, Ohio University head football coach and former head coach of the University of Nebraska, leading them to the 2001 national championship game. Featured on a 1965 cover of Sports Illustrated.
Notes and references
- "ohsaa.org records". Retrieved 2007-04-03.
- "Plain Dealer "Solich's old-school approach brings OU new results: wins"". Retrieved 2007-04-03.
- Yappi. "Yappi Sports Football". Retrieved 2007-02-12.
- Yappi. "Yappi Sports Baseball". Retrieved 2007-02-12.
- OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association Web site". Retrieved 2006-12-31.