Class of 2013 celebrates
Baseball team makes trip to Columbus to play in Div. II state semifinal Monsignor Dowed awards Softball All-stars Last Call: Cheers for the Boosters Brother Ken reception Brother Bob will celebrate 40 years as Holy Cross Brother The senior class packed numerous activities into their last Brother Philip Smith retires month of high school. Click on the links below to view highlights and pictures of the events. Latin students design tshirt to commemorate Alumni-Senior Breakfast Brother Joe LeBon Senior Mass Class Picture Letter Painting Students immersed in Ghanaian culture in trip to Promenade West Africa Prom Commencement Campus Ministry News Summer enrichment camp in full swing Hoban in the news Ric Sayre 5K race Bridgestone Invitational tickets to support Hoban
Andy Udovich, Valedictorian Matthew Onders, Salutatorian
Baseball team makes trip to Columbus to play in Div. II state semifinal Hoban beat Cardinal Mooney 14-4 on May 31 to qualify for the Division II state final four in Columbus. Making their second appearance in the OHSAA Div. II final four in the last three years, the Knights lost 5-1 to top-ranked Defiance June 7 at Huntington Park in Columbus. Senior Drew Lakos pitched as Coach Jim Diestel's team ended an eight-game win streak. Lakos was relieved by freshman Drew Kline in the seventh. Aaron Cain, Cody Hargett, Drew Lakos and Anthony Osmun represented Hoban in the Greater Akron Baseball Hall of Fame game. The game was played at Canal Park on June 12. Graduating seniors from teams in the in the Akron-Summit County area were invited to play. The game was cosponsored by the Akron Aeros and the City of Akron.
Monsignor Dowed award winners
The highest award given by Hoban, the Monsignor Dowed School Spirit Award singles out students who have made outstanding contributions of their time, effort and talent to the Hoban community and to the activities connected with the school. Faculty committees select students who have best exemplified the ideals of Christian service, leadership and spirit. This year's winners are sophomore Kaela Long, junior Leah Sadinski, senior Mario Micale and freshman Rebecca Weiss. More information HERE.
Softball All-stars Junior Kate Boylan and freshman Haylee Fisher represented Hoban in an all-star game at Firestone Stadium on Tuesday, June 11.
Click HERE for details of the game.
Last Call: Cheers for the Boosters The Hoban Boosters Club will host a fundraiser this Friday, June 21, at Thirsty Dog Brewing Co. in Akron 6:30-9:30 p.m. Enjoy a relaxed evening sampling a variety of beers, feasting on a delicious picnic buffet, and groovin' to the tunes from Beach Boyz Entertainment. The night will also include a Blue & Gold prize raffle, 50/50 drawing and a chance to win a private dinner for eight at Thirsty Dog. Just added: Exclusive auction to be held for four tickets to the Notre Dame vs. Temple football game. Proceeds from the $50 per person donation will be used to help support cocurricular activities at Hoban including sports, music, theater and more. For tickets visit http://www.hobanboosters.org/. Reception for Brother Ken To celebrate his 17 years as president at Hoban, a reception was held on June 2 in the Holy Cross Room and the Faraday science wing. Hors d'ouvres and beverages were served. Hoban's Pantastics steel drum band provided entertainment on the lawn. To see pictures of the event, click HERE.
Brother Bob will celebrate 40 years as Holy Cross Brother Brother Bob Livernois, associate principal at Hoban, and eleven members of the MidwestProvince of the Congregation of Holy Cross will celebrate jubilees of religious profession June 22. A liturgy at Sacred Heart Basilica on the campus of the University of Notre Dame will be followed by a banquet at the North Dining Hall. Brother Bob will mark his 40th anniversary of first vows. Among the jubilarians are several who have previously served at Hoban, including Brother Robert Kelly (60 years), and Brothers Donald Morgan and Henry Skitzki (50 years each).
Brother Philip Smith retires After 45 years in education, six of those at Hoban in the English and Fine Arts Departments, Brother Philip Smith has announced his retirement from secondary education. "This is a decision that I have not wanted to confront because of my love for Hoban and its students," said Brother Phil. He plans to spend some time at Notre Dame this summer and then teach English at Holy Cross College in
Latin students design T- shirt to commemorate Brother Joe LeBon Latin III-IV students Ashley Dearing and Elise SaladaHazlett have collaborated with artist Maddie Beban to create a T-shirt in honor of Brother Joe. The Latin classes wanted to commemorate Brother Joe's 48 years of teaching at Hoban. On the front of the shirt is a rendition of his face and on the back written in Latin is "I Came, I Saw, I Conquered Latin." During his 48 years at Hoban, Brother Joe has taught other subjects besides Latin including journalism, French, math, computer programming, yearbook and religion. He also served as the adviser to the school newspaper for 20 years. Brother Joe will remain at Hoban as webmaster but has turned his Latin classes over to the new teacher, Mrs. Christine Hahn. Students immersed in Ghanaian culture in trip to West Africa Nine Hoban students returned from their travels to Cape Coast, Ghana, on June 16. The 10-day trip was part of the international immersion program sponsored by Hoban's office of service and outreach. The group experienced life in Ghana and spent time with the Holy Cross community in the region. Students visited local schools and took part in class with the Ghanaian students, both in teaching and learning about Ghana. They visited the Holy Cross Skill Centre, where money raised from the annual talent show goes, and visited significant social and cultural landmarks important to the history of the country. Participants were Claudia Behrens, Shannon O'Brien, Sierra Radik, Madison Petit, Elizabeth Miller, Gabby O'Neill, Nate Horning, Tim Brennan and Ben Easton. Chaperones were teachers Jason Dzik and Zach Feador. Easton's life-changing Ghana experience In a letter thanking Mr. Horinger, Director of Service and Outreach, senior Ben Easton wrote of his life changing experiences. "After returning home, I came to the quick yet profound realization that the experience I shared in the midst of such a rich and welcoming culture was one that impacted me in an unforgettable manner. Not only did the Ghanaians accept us warmly into their community, but they also displayed for us that a simple lifestyle that places more emphasis on who is in one's life rather than what is in one's life is the best way to truly live happily." Easton appreciated witnessing the everyday life of the Ghanaian people. "Though many of the things I saw disillusioned me to the suffering and pain that people endure each day, this disillusionment increased my awareness of the desperate aid that countless men,
women and children in third world countries need. And though a part of me died in witnessing several of the sights I saw, a new part of me, one of greater awareness and compassion, was born anew. "After experiencing a full immersion into Ghanaian culture, I found that for all I had learned about African way of life and customs, I had learned just as much about myself and my life. I now know that the material pleasures in American culture are so short-minded and insignificant when compared to the authentic and loving relationships that I was blessed with while in Ghana, and though I am now gone, they still resonate in me in what I believe to be a lasting and heart-warming way," Easton said. Click HERE to see pictures of the students' life changing experiences.
Campus Ministry News JAM kicks off its 14th year this summer during the weeks of June 24-27 and July 1-3. Over 220 students and over 500 total members of the Hoban community will participate this year working at over 10 area service agencies. Their work this summer covers a wide range of jobs, including working with youth and young adults who are differently-abled, a summer camp for children of migrant farm workers, gardening projects at housing centers for the formerly homeless and those recovering from addictions, and various other programs working with the youth and disadvantaged in Akron. Please keep the students and volunteers in your prayers leading up to these weeks of service. In response to the devastating storms that blew through Oklahoma earlier in the summer, our students and other members of the Hoban community stepped up to help in the recovery. Together we raised $3,700 to assist in the process. The money will be donated to Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City. They have a tornado disaster relief fund set up to help in providing counseling, emergency assistance and long term case management for the community members. Your prayers and support during this time are appreciated. Summer enrichment camp in full swing The Advantage Knights Summer Enrichment Camp began June 10. Seventh- and eighth-graders from 18 local elementary and middle schools are attending. Students take four classes each week. Week One included drama, percussion, culinary arts and a crime scene investigation using Hoban's biology lab. Week Two includes astronomy, ceramics, iPad technology and creative writing. Classes met daily for 10 days from 8:30 to noon . Hoban teachers were assisted by current Hoban students in the classroom. The enrichment camp provides an enjoyable academic experience that showcases some of the opportunities available to students who choose to attend Hoban.
Hoban in the News... Hoban had a busy month in the news. Click on the links below to see stories from the Akron Beacon Journal and local newspapers. Baseball: Hoban heads to regional baseball bracket with desired
defense Division II district baseball final/Archbishop Hoban 8, Tallmadge 1: Knights click to advance to regional
Hoban graduates excel while 'Serving Wholeheartedly' Jewell Cardwell: Hoban alum walking in tornado victims' shoes GAR Foundation awards over $1.6 million to area nonprofits ABJ Star Student: Andrew Udovich ABJ Honorable Mention Star Student: Matthew Onders
Ric Sayre 5K Run/Walk Sayre, a 1971 graduate, was a nationally renowned runner, best known for his ability to compete at the elite level at numerous marathons. He died in 2011. The second annual Ric Sayre 5k Run/Walk will be held at Hoban on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 , at 9 a.m. All are invited to participate. Participants will receive a Sport-Tek running shirt, prizes, post-race food and entertainment. The 3.1 mile run/walk goes through a scenic route of Hoban's campus. The race will begin and end at the Wartko Family Pavilion. The course is a challenge, but one that would make Ric Sayre proud. Entrance fees benefit the school and participation honors Ric Sayre, a true Hoban Knight and running legend. For a PDF of the registration form for the 2013 Ric Sayre 5k Run/Walk, click HERE. For a link to online registration for the 2013 Ric Sayre 5k Run/Walk, click HERE. For an aerial view of the course, click HERE. For a list of the 2012 finishers, click HERE. Click HERE to link to the Facebook page "In Memory of Ric Sayre." Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Sara Stone at 330.773.8620 ext. 261 or firstname.lastname@example.org. "Spectator" Sponsorship: Includes name/logo on the official race shirt and one free shirt. "Runner" Sponsorship: Includes name/logo on the official race shirt, one free registration and one free shirt. "Sprinter" Sponsorship: Includes name/logo on the official race shirt, one free registration and two free shirts. Thanks to everyone who sponsored, volunteered, supported or participated in last year's race. The overall top male winner was Ryan Spear with a time of 18:59, and the top woman was Jennie Kormanick with a time of 19:58. We look forward to seeing you on Sept. 14 .
Bridgestone Invitational tickets bought online will support Hoban Those planning to go to the Bridgestone Invitational World Golf Championships this July 31-Aug. 4 can buy tickets at a discount and support Hoban at the same time. Use the information and website provided in the link below and 75 percent of the net proceeds will go directly to Hoban. The other 25 percent will go to The First Tee, a charity that provides young people of all backgrounds an opportunity to develop life-enhancing values such as confidence, perseverance and judgment through golf and character education. Go to http://www.buytfc.com/ and click on "Buy Tickets" in the left-hand column. Use code BIRDIE13 in the password block to access this opportunity. Click HERE to download the PDF.