Summer News from the campus of Holy Cross High School

Thanks to funds largely raised by Holy Cross students through the 2016 WALKATHON, the Holy Cross Auditorium is being equipped with air conditioning! This project is being guided by Holy Cross alumnus and current parent Joe Alessandro ’86 of The Mattone Group.

As Holy Cross High School prepares for its expanded mission of admitting young women beginning in the fall of 2018, and responding to facility improvements recommended by a thorough Partners in Mission study in 2015, there will be many workers in the building in the coming months.

Be prepared for the 20th annual WALKATHON on October 27, 2017 to help extend air conditioning to other parts of the building.

VOTE HOLY CROSS H.S.!

Click here to VOTE for Holy Cross High School in the category of Education, subcategories of Catholic School and Private School, or, use the link below and choose the category named EDUCATION, choose CATHOLIC SCHOOL and then PRIVATE SCHOOL, and VOTE for us!  Voting ends on August 18!

Thank you for your support and participation!

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BASEBALL NEWS

Congratulations to senior classman, Patrick Morrissey, for making 1st team All City, to junior classman, Ryan O’Hagan, for making 2nd team All City, and to junior classman, Jaylen Palmer, for receiving an Honorable Mention! In addition, congratulations to Varsity Baseball Coach, Steve Adams, for being awarded the Joe Geary Memorial Award at this year’s North Shore Umpires dinner. Great job this season, gentlemen!

Commencement Ceremony Photo Album

We are so glad the weather was absolutely picture perfect for our graduates, which helped to capture so many lovely photos! The photos from our June 03 Commencement Ceremony can be found below. Please download and save the album or select photos from the link provided. If you need any assistance, please email our Communications Department at taug@holycrosshs.org. A great, big “THANK YOU” to all who attended Holy Cross’ graduation to acknowledge and honor the Class of 2017!  Once again, congratulations and best of luck in the future!

Enjoy, Holy Cross!

Direct Link:  https://msimages.smugmug.com/HOLY-CROSS-GRADUATION-060317/i-48vc9Vx

AND THE CLASS OF 2017 AWARDS GO TO…

Holy Cross High School’s Valedictorian, Nicholas Simone

The Class of 2017 is proud to announce Nicholas Simone as our Valedictorian! Graduating with a weighted grade point average of nearly 105, the highest in the class, Nicholas came to Holy Cross on a scholarship from Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Academy of Bayside, Queens!

Just like our Salutatorian, Nicholas was very dedicated to the task that our rigorous honors program set before him.  Through assignments, projects, programs, he rose to each and every challenge—surpassing objective and goals.

His academic coursework included classes in College English, A/P Biology, A/P Calculus, A/P U.S. History, A/P World History, and A/P Government.  In addition, Nicholas was an active member of the National Honor Society, Science Olympiad, and our prestigious Science Research Program.  He was also the recipient of the Johns Hopkins Book Award in his junior year here at Holy Cross.

Since he was on the honor roll for every marking period of his academic career, he was one in a select group of seniors awarded a Green & Gold academic medal.  In May, at our Academic Awards Convocation, he received the New York Community Bank Top Scholar Award.  Nicholas also received the New York State Scholarship for Academic Excellence, The United States President’s Education Award, and was a member of the Tablet’s All Scholastic Team for 2017.  He was a service volunteer at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Academy’s afterschool program and provided academic support to students in our National Honor Society’s mentoring and tutoring program.  Furthermore, Nicholas’ athletic career included Varsity Ice Hockey, and, as a freshman, he played on the Junior Varsity Baseball Team.

Some of the prestigious and notable higher education institutions that Nicholas has been accepted to include, Villanova University, Syracuse University, Stony Brook University, Northeastern University, Bucknell University, and Fordham University.  This fall, he will be attending Boston University majoring in Biomedical Engineering on scholarship.

Holy Cross High School’s Salutatorian, Demetrios Pandazis

This year’s Salutatorian came to Holy Cross High School on a scholarship from Intermediate School 141 in Astoria!  Demetrios is diligent, hardworking, and has pursued a strict honors program.  He accepted and surpassed every academic challenge sent his way each year.  His academic coursework included classes in College English, A/P Calculus, A/P U.S. History, A/P World History, and A/P Government.  In addition, he was an active member of the National Honor Society.  In May, at our Academic Awards Convocation, he received the New York Community Bank Top Scholar Award.  Because he too was on the honor roll for every marking period of his academic career here at Holy Cross, he was also one in a select, small group of students who received the Green & Gold academic medal.  Demetrios also was a recipient of the New York State Scholarship for Academic Excellence and the President’s Education Award.  In terms of altruistic measures, he was a service volunteer at the St. Tatianna Orthodox Church and was a member of the Science Fiction and Gaming Clubs.

Demetrios has been accepted to New York University, Stony Brook University, Baruch College, Brooklyn College, Hunter College, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Queens College, and New York Institute of Technology.  This fall, he will be attending City College of New York majoring in Engineering.

Holy Cross High School’s Man of the Year, Daniel Bosko

This year’s Man of the Year is Daniel Bosko!

The Holy Cross Man of the Year Award is presented to a graduating senior who, in the estimation of the staff and faculty, best exemplified the ideals of Holy Cross High School.  He strives to live the Christian life in the context of the school community and carries out what he learns and experiences beyond the walls of the institution, and into the community at large.   The Man of the Year is a man of integrity and spirituality, demonstrates leadership and responsibility, and is thoughtfully dedicated to his academics.  He also serves as a positive representative of the school for his peers.

This year’s Holy Cross Man, Daniel Bosko, has demonstrated active leadership by example in the Jazz and Concert Band through instruction, musical arrangements, and recruitment.  He is respected by fellow students and faculty, is an active member of Campus Ministry, and has provided unwavering, positive support and service to the school and the greater community.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THESE THREE HOLY CROSS MEN!

Among the highest academic awards presented each year by Holy Cross High School is the Scholastic Excellence Award.  This particular award is presented to those graduating scholars who have been named on the Principal’s List for 16 consecutive quarters.  It is an award that takes a serious, consistent amount of academic discipline and structure, which is why it holds such prestige.

 

The Class of 2017 Scholars of the Year Listing

Adam Abad
Daniel Bosko, 2017 Man of the Year
Joseph Brienza
Kyle Burnell
Laurence “Teddy” Byrne
Thomas DiPasquale
Connor Hayes
Thomas Karas
Andy Ko
Chris Koilparampil
Guillermo Martinez
Patrick Muller
Jason Noriega
Demetrios Pandazis, 2017 Salutatorian
Nelson Peck
Ryan Schwab
Nicholas Simone, 2017 Valedictorian
Christian Valdez

Baccalaureate Mass Photo Album

The photos from our June 01 Baccalaureate Mass are here! Please download and save the album or select photos from the link provided. If you need any assistance, please email our Communications Department at taug@holycrosshs.org. A great, big “THANK YOU” to all who supported this beautiful event!

Enjoy, Holy Cross!

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Holy Cross H.S. Gets Visit From Holy Cross Higher-Ed Institutions

On Tuesday, May 23, Holy Cross High School had the opportunity to visit with administration from a number of Holy Cross colleges and universities!  Our guests not only brought their own experiences of Holy Cross from the higher education perspective, but, they treated our guidance department and academic administration to lunch, which we were all extremely thankful for.  After lunch, the group headed to the Chapel to say a prayer and then posed for a group photo.  We once again thank these dedicated, thoughtful members of the Holy Cross academic community and remind them they are always welcome here.

Photo L-R:

Row 1: Robert Botero, Holy Cross, H.S., Jennifer Kau, Holy Cross College, I.N., Michelle Oliva, Kings College, P.A., Abby Meachem, Stonehill College, M.A., Sarah Dvorak, St. Mary’s College, I.N., Erin Camilleri, Notre Dame University of Notre Dame, I.N., Christine Prete, Holy Cross H.S., Tom Pugh, Holy Cross H.S.

Row 2:  Keith Goggin, Athletic Director, Holy Cross H.S., Dinah Sbelgio Kinard, St. Edward’s University, T.X.., Jim Conboy, Holy Cross H.S., Casey Wheeler, Stonehill College, M.A., Ed Burns, Holy Cross H.S., Mary Anne Kelleher, Holy Cross H.S., Mike Truesdell, Holy Cross H.S.

Back Row:  Ben Howell, Holy Cross H.S., Tyree Allison, Holy Cross H.S., Terry Tarpey, Holy Cross H.S.

 

Media inquiries:  Teresa Augustyniak, Director of Communications and Marketing, at taug@holycrosshs.org