School news Canned Food Drive Academic and Chivalrous Knights Fall play Grandparents Day Dec.1 Open House Fair Trade Sale Pero receives justice award Kairos and Campus Ministry Midwest Holy Cross Leadership Conference Extravaganza volunteers needed Car Raffle winner announced Hoban in the news STVM basketball tickets Fall sports wrap-up
Dr. Todd Sweda installed as Hoban's 10th president on Nov. 1, 2013 The Hoban community came together to install a new president, Dr. Todd R. Sweda, on All Saints Day. The faculty and student body, along with invited guests, assembled at 10 a.m. in Barry Gymnasium to celebrate the special occasion. Dr. Sweda, formerly assistant headmaster at Gilmour Academy in Gates Mills, is Hoban's 10th president and the first layman to hold the position. William A. Scala, chairman of the board of directors, gave the welcome and remarked that one could see divine providence at work in the transition. The celebrant of the Mass was the Rev. Michael Ausperk, parochial vicar at Sacred Heart parish in Wadsworth. Michael Herhold, president of the Associates of St. Joseph, was the cantor. Lectors at the Mass were Holy Cross Brother Robert Lavelle, headmaster at Gilmour, and Jeffrey W. Mancabelli, president of St. John's College High School in Washington D.C. Student body president Jonathan Sapp offered the prayers of petition, and faculty members Jason Anderson and Sue Cox brought up the offertory gifts. After the homily, a ceremony of installation took place with Brother Chester Freel, provincial, officiating. After the ceremony Dr. Mary Anne Beiting, principal, presented Dr. Sweda a framed remembrance gift featuring the Hoban medallion.
Guests included Dr. Sweda's family and friends, members of the board of directors, members of the Associates of St. Joseph and other friends of Hoban. Following Mass, guests moved to the Holy Cross Room to enjoy hors d'ouevres and refreshments at a reception. To see pictures, click HERE. Canned Food Drive Once again the Hoban student body delivered in generous fashion for our 2013 canned food drive. The goal this year was set at 45,000 cans to help feed the hungry in Northeast Ohio. The students surpassed that goal, bringing in over 47,000 items. It was a test of patience during the two weeks of the drive as numbers remained relatively low during most of the drive. The students didn't disappoint anyone with an amazing showing on Monday, Nov. 18, bringing in over 31,000 cans to close out the drive. Students will be permitted to dress down in comfortable clothes during the three days of midterm exams at the end of the semester. The senior class rallied the students with a challenge for the last day pitting the seniors against the freshman, sophomore and junior classes combined. The seniors took home the prize on Monday, but it is really the area food pantries and agencies who won this year. We are partnering with over 15 organizations in our food distribution this year. The winner of the prized Golden Can Award will be announced at an assembly commemorating the Hoban community's accomplishment. To view more pictures, click HERE. Academic and Chivalrous Knights announced for first quarter Each grading period two students from each grade level are selected by the Academic Review Board to be Academic Knights. Academic Knights excel in scholarship. They also demonstrate the following qualities: Leadership, Service to the Hoban family, Service to the community, Christian values and Good character. This quarter's Academic Knights are: Freshmen Anthony Micale and Brynne Skoropys Sophomores Eleanor Durkin and Zixuan (Elvis) Yang Juniors Catherine Calvaruso and Maria Clark Seniors Maxwell Duffy and Danielle LaRose To see pictures of the Academic Knights, click HERE. Each grading period, two students from each grade level are selected by the Academic Review Board to be Chivalrous Knights. Chivalrous Knights exhibit the following qualities: Industriousness in the classroom, Outstanding effort, Involvement in student activities, Christian values and a polite, positive and helpful attitude toward others. This quarter's Chivalrous Knights are: Freshmen Justin Austin and Michael Hoffman Sophomores Emily Clark and Megan Strah Juniors Kevin O'Neil and Alec Trexler Seniors Adrienne Ashcraft and Connor Ott To see pictures of the Chivalrous Knights, click HERE.
The Island of Dr. Moreau captivates audiences The Hoban Troubadours put on a spectacular production of The Island of Dr. Moreau Nov. 7-9. Adapted from H.G. Wells' 1896 science fiction novel, the production focuses on the line between humanity and animality, as well as the role of the law within society. Directed by Mr. Russ Kwitkowski, whose previous directorial credits include Dead Man Walking, The Nerd, Oliver Twist and Frankenstein, the play also explores the reality and dangers of fundamentalism and what happens when a person attempts to play a false god. The show was co-directed by Mr. David Michaels, and Ms. Kim Eggleston-Kraus was the set designer. Featuring a cast of 20 thespians, including recent alumni and a skilled make-up and tech crew, the production thrilled audiences in one of Hoban's scariest productions to date. Animal Care League members were in the lobby before each of the shows with some of the animals that live at Hoban, as well as biofacts (animal bones and other materials). This linked the living world and the creative world with the Troubadours' production of The Island of Dr. Moreau. Pictured at left is eighth grader Grace Fabry and her art teacher Mrs. Christine Comeriato of Immaculate Heart of Mary. Fabry was the winner of the Fantastic Mask competition. Her peacock design was adapted onto the face of Joshua Romero, who is also shown here. For more pictures, click HERE.
Grandparents Day scheduled for Dec. 1 Each year Hoban invites all students and their grandparents to visit Hoban for a special day. The event includes Mass and a continental breakfast. Deadline for registration is Monday, Nov. 25. For more information and to register, click HERE.
Open house planned for Wednesday, Nov. 20 Prospective students and their parents are invited to an open house on Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. Teachers, students, coaches, administrators, cocurricular advisers and current parents will be on hand to answer questions and show you around. Refreshments will be served.
Peace and Justice Club to hold Fair Trade sale The Hoban Fair Trade Sale will be Nov. 26, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in the library. Christmas is just around the corner, and Hoban has invited several Fair Trade vendors from the area to sell their goods and educate the students on their mission. Fair Trade works to provide the producers a wage that allows them to strengthen their community and escape poverty. All are welcome to the sale. Among the vendors will be Ten Thousand Villages, Bead for Life, The Market Path, Inter Religious Task Force (IRTF), The Silk Road and Catholic Relief Services. This year, the Peace and Justice Club will be selling items from Bead for Life as a fundraiser for the trip to Kosovo during Easter break.
Senior Travis Pero to receive Catholic Commission's Youth Justice Award Each year the Catholic Commission of Summit County honors an outstanding young adult or youth organization with its Youth Justice Award, presented in recognition of a commitment to social justice, peace and human dignity. Senior Travis Pero will be this year's recipient. The award will be presented at the 35th Bishop Cosgrove Justice Dinner to be held at the Father Silva Center of St. Matthew's Church on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013.
Students enjoy weekend at Kairos 25 Sixty-six Hoban juniors, seniors and faculty members under the direction of Mary Bulgrin, Director of Spiritual Formation, attended Kairos 25 Nov. 8-10 at Cedar Hills Episcopal Center in Painesville. The three-day retreat offered students an opportunity to renew their relationship with God and their classmates. Dr. Todd Sweda, Hoban's president, attended the retreat as a group leader. "I was inspired by the genuine care our students have for one another," he said. "I was also moved by how beautifully the retreat reinforces our Holy Cross values of strong relationships with our friends, families and God." Pictures from Kairos 25 can be found HERE.
Service and outreach information Project HOPE will hold a community Thanksgiving dinner at the Front Porch Cafe, 798 Grant St., on Wednesday, Nov. 27, at 6:30 p.m. Volunteers are needed for all sorts of activities, including food preparation, table waiting, greeters, clean-up crew, musical guests and others. Please contact Mr. Greg Milo at email@example.com or Mr. Jason Horinger at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in volunteering your time, food, beverages or gifts for our guests. The monthly community meal will have a new home the first Thursday of each month. The first dinner will be held in the Hoban cafeteria at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5. This will be an opportunity for the Hoban family to come together in service to help bring a meal to those in our community struggling with hard times. Volunteers will be needed in many ways each month. If you would like to donate your time or help by donating food for the meal, please contact Mr. Horinger. An after school informational session for
students will be scheduled for all interested students. Dates have been finalized for the Hispanic International Immersion Trip for the 2013-14 school year. Students will travel to Honduras Jan. 15-22, 2014, with a team from Holy Family Parish in Stow coordinated by Father Mike Ausperk. The week of Feb. 1219 students will travel to El Salvador to work with the Diocese of Cleveland and their missions within the country. Students will work with Fundahmer, an NGO where 2007 Hoban graduate Laurel Marshall has been working for the last couple years.
Students participate in Midwest Holy Cross Leadership Conference Sixty-two students from the five Midwest Holy Crosssponsored high schools gathered at Hoban Nov. 15, for the second annual Midwest Holy Cross Leadership Conference. Hoban students were joined by their counterparts from St. Edward High School, Lakewood; Gilmour Academy, Gates Mills; Cathedral High School, Indianapolis; and Holy Trinity High School, Chicago. Four students from St. Mary Catholic Central High School in Monroe, Mich., also participated in the weekend. This event was planned and organized by Brother Bob Livernois, Associate Principal at Hoban; Dan Mackin, Director of Student Life and Activities at St. Edward; and Margaret Dool, a French teacher at Gilmour. The theme of the conference was "Our Holy Cross Shared Heritage," and the goal was to give the students a firsthand look at how three Holy Cross schools, though very different, share so much in common. Brother Ken Haders, now Vice President for Mission Integration at Cathedral High School, introduced the 10 Holy Cross core values promoted at Hoban during his 17 years as president. Service to others was the emphasis on Saturday morning,when students traveled to service agencies and nursing homes, where they helped prepare food, sorted clothing or visited with the elderly. Students also visited Gilmour and St. Edward for the final leg of their journey. Father Michael Ausperk celebrated the liturgy on Saturday evening. Hoban sophomore Sam Parri enjoyed the conference. "It was a true blessing to be a part of this experience, he said. "Not only did I grow friendships with kids of my age from the other Holy Cross schools, but I also learned from the core values we each take so seriously and established ways to continue these values in our school communities."
Extravaganza 2014 Volunteers Needed Planning is already under way for the Extravaganza dinner auction on April 12, 2014, and we are on the lookout for dedicated volunteers. Our annual auction has played a critical role in the growth and development of Archbishop Hoban High School, and it is our most significant fundraising event of the year. We hope you'll join us in this remarkable commitment to our school and help us to continue to enhance the quality of learning for all of our students. If you are interested in finding out how you can become involved with the Extravaganza dinner auction, please call Marilyn Stripe at 330.773.8620 or email email@example.com. Volunteers are the keys to our success, and we need you. Chevy Cruze winner announced The 2013 Chevrolet Cruze donated by the VanDevere
Bunch was won by Jim Hilliard, uncle of junior Charles Hilliard. The drawing was held at halftime of the Walsh Jesuit football game. George was selling raffle tickets on behalf of the boys lacrosse team, of which he is a member. Jim purchased 12 tickets for the raffle. A new record amount was made in the car raffle as teams and organizations sold $70,100 worth of tickets. Because the Hoban Boosters Club is underwriting all raffle expenses, each group will keep every dollar that they sold. The football teams led the way, selling over $14,000 worth of raffle tickets. The boys soccer team was next with over $12,000 in sales, and the cheerleaders had sales of just under $12,000. Thanks to all who sold or purchased tickets. Thanks also to Todd Evans of Fast Signs for donating all signage used in the raffle. But, most of all, thanks to the Van Devere Bunch and their "Thrive and Drive" program.
Hoban in the News Click on the links below to see stories and photos from area news sources. Dies family values permeate Mount Union wrestling program Football game vs. Walsh has controversial ending Girls soccer Path to Regional final Girls soccer wins District Championship over STVM What to watch for in the girls soccer state tournament Knights beat Cloverleaf 4-0 in district semifinal Scouting report Girls soccer season ends in regional final Boys soccer Knights out shoot Tallmadge Season ends in district semifinal
Tickets for STVM basketball game Tickets for the Hoban St. Vincent-St. Mary boys basketball game will go on sale Monday, Nov. 25. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 students. Passes will not be honored; you must purchase a ticket for admittance.
Classic in the Castle Over 100 volunteers helped run another successful Classic in the Castle. The preseason tournament for CYO youth basketball teams was held Nov. 15-16. All proceeds benefit the Hoban boys and girls basketball programs. It was a true group effort, led by the tournament chair Rick Baumgartner from St. Francis Xavier Parish in Medina, who has a sophomore daughter, Allison, in the girls program.
Fall sports wrap-up Football The varsity team finished 5-5, 3-2 in the North Coast League, and just missed tying for the NCL Blue division championship. Jake Tersigni was
the WAKR player of the week after the Barberton game. Tersigni, along with D'Angelo James, Anthony Krim II and Vince Buzzi have been selected to play in the "Thanks 4 Giving" all-star game on Thanksgiving Day. Selected to the first team All-NCL were seniors Tersigni, James and Kylan Hood, and junior Ted Stieber. Selected to the second team all-NCL were seniors Daniel Sutter and Dominic Grosso, and freshman Todd Sibley. For a complete list of awards, click HERE. Boys Soccer The varsity team finished with a 13-4-1 record and won the NCL Blue championship with a 4-0-1 record. The team advanced to the district semifinal game before ending the season. Several players on the team earned individual honors. Senior Ben Naragon was named the NCL Player of the Year. Named to the first team All-NCL were seniors Jordan Sarver, Ben Easton, Andrew Markowski and Jacob Brown. Named to the second team AllNCL were senior Michael Londa and juniors Matthew McGee, Graham Onders and Christopher Thomas. Sophomore Joey Lawrence received honorable mention. Additionally, the Greater Akron Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association named Naragon and Easton First Team and McGee Second Team. Senior Spotlight Game selection was Naragon, and Senior All Star Game selections were Easton, Sarver and Markowski. Tavi Muresan was named NCL Coach of the Year. For a complete list of awards, click HERE. Girls Soccer The varsity team ended the regular season undefeated, but lost in the regional semifinal game. They were OHSAA Div. II district champions and their final record was 17-1-2 , 40-2 in the NCL and second in the league. Senior Mykaela Zingale was named the NCL Player of the Year. Named to the All-NCL first team were senior Katie Easton and sophomores Ashley Dobbins and Alex Sheldon. Second team All-NCL selections were seniors Brooke Simmons and Maddie Diestel and sophomore Madeline Grosklos. NCL honorable mention went to senior Natalie Comeriato. Other awards were Senior All-Stars Spotlight Game: Zingale, All Star Game: Diestel, Easton and Simmons. All District Awards: First Team: Zingale and Easton, Second Team: Dobbins. All-Ohio First Team: Zingale, Second Team: Easton. Coach Pat Dobbins '87 was named NCL Coach of the Year and also District Parochial Coach of the Year. The JV team finished 13-1-2. For a complete list of awards, click HERE. Cross Country Boys and girls teams won 67 individual awards and several team awards. Senior Katie Frego and sophomore Joe Brennan qualified for the regional meet. Brennan and Frego were named first team All-NCL and both won the Ric Sayre MVP awards. Frego was chosen for the Beacon Journal High School Spotlight and Summit County Coaches Athlete of the Week. Boys Golf The varsity team finished 8-1 in dual matches, 3-1 in NCL matches and finished fourth in the NCL Tournament. Named to the NCL Second Team was senior Jeff Crock. Crock was also an Academic All-Ohio selection. Crock, sophomores Nathan Yoak and Justin Bisesi all received Northeast Ohio Golf Coaches Association All-District Honorable Mention. The JV team finished with a 10-2 dual match record. For a complete list of awards, click HERE. Girls Golf The team finished the season with an 8-3 dual meet record in the Greater Akron Girls Golf League. Sophomore Morgan Stubbendieck was a medalist in the GAGGL tournament and was named to the GAGGL first team. Sophomore Jenna Richter was named to the GAGGL second team. Stubbendieck was named the team MVP. Girls Tennis The varsity team finished with a 3-12 record and placed second in the Trinity High School Tournament, and third in the NCL Tournament. The JV team's record was 4-5. For a complete list of awards, click HERE. Girls Volleyball
The varsity team finished 7-14 and advanced to the district semifinal game before being eliminated. Junior Alexandra Hall was named to the All-NCL first team, junior Erin Gibbons to the All-NCL second team and senior Olivia Dujanovic received honorable mention. Hall was also named to the All-District first team, while senior Marianne Dannemiller received All-District honorable mention. For a complete list of awards, click HERE.
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