Archbishop Hoban High School

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Archbishop Hoban High School
Address
One Holy Cross Boulevard
Akron, Ohio, (Summit County), 44306
United States
Coordinates41°3′45″N 81°29′44″W / 41.06250°N 81.49556°W / 41.06250; -81.49556Coordinates: 41°3′45″N 81°29′44″W / 41.06250°N 81.49556°W / 41.06250; -81.49556
Information
TypePrivate, Co-educational, College prep
MottoNe Crux Evacuetur
(That the Cross of Christ might not be robbed of its force.)
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
Brothers of Holy Cross
Established1953
School districtRoman Catholic Diocese of Cleveland
PresidentTodd R. Sweda, Ed.D
PrincipalMary Anne Beiting, Ed.D
Faculty56
Grades912
Enrollment850 (2012)
Color(s)Navy Blue and Old Gold         
Athletics conferenceNorth Coast League
MascotKnight
Newspaper'The Visor'
Website
 
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Archbishop Hoban High School
Address
One Holy Cross Boulevard
Akron, Ohio, (Summit County), 44306
United States
Coordinates41°3′45″N 81°29′44″W / 41.06250°N 81.49556°W / 41.06250; -81.49556Coordinates: 41°3′45″N 81°29′44″W / 41.06250°N 81.49556°W / 41.06250; -81.49556
Information
TypePrivate, Co-educational, College prep
MottoNe Crux Evacuetur
(That the Cross of Christ might not be robbed of its force.)
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
Brothers of Holy Cross
Established1953
School districtRoman Catholic Diocese of Cleveland
PresidentTodd R. Sweda, Ed.D
PrincipalMary Anne Beiting, Ed.D
Faculty56
Grades912
Enrollment850 (2012)
Color(s)Navy Blue and Old Gold         
Athletics conferenceNorth Coast League
MascotKnight
Newspaper'The Visor'
Website

Archbishop Hoban High School is a private, Catholic, college prep high school in Akron, Ohio, USA. It is a part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Cleveland. In the early 1950s, Archbishop Edward F. Hoban invited the Brothers of Holy Cross to staff a new high school to be named in his honor. The Brothers had taught him as a boy, and he knew their standard of excellence. It is the third Holy Cross high school in the Cleveland diocese, joining Gilmour Academy in Gates Mills and St. Edward High School in Lakewood.

Academics[edit]

A rigorous curriculum offers college preparatory, honors, advanced placement and elective courses. Counselors help students design schedules that meet individual needs.[citation needed]

In 1998, the U.S. Department of Education named Hoban a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.[1]

Recent awards and distinctions[edit]

Hoban has 13 students from the Class of 2012 to be recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program. Since 2000, the NMSC has recognized 139 Hoban students based on high scores on the PSAT/NMSQT examination.[2]

College attendance[edit]

Ninety-nine percent of Hoban graduates continue their studies at colleges and universities or enter the military. The 197 members of the Class of 2011 earned $16.3 million in scholarship offers.[3]

Contests and academic competitions[edit]

Archbishop Hoban High School offers the following extracurricular activities:

Of particular note[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Mum Day tradition[edit]

Hoban has an original school event called Mum Day which is held every year on the Friday before the rival football game against St. Vincent - St. Mary High School. The rival game is held at the Summa Field at InfoCision Stadium at the University of Akron, and was originally held at the Rubber Bowl, which has been condemned due to unstable foundation. The game, also known as the "Akron Holy War," is widely considered to be one of the biggest high school football games in all of Akron, Ohio and is attended by around 15,000 people every year.

The winner of the game is presented the honor of keeping the Shillelagh Stick at their high school for the next year.

On Mum Day, the Friday before the football game, all students are silent during the day between classes. Most teachers even remain silent during class and instruct without speaking. The day before, the seniors decorate the school overnight with streamers, balloons, etc. Classes are shortened and all students, teachers and staff gather in Barry Gymnasium at the end of the day for a pep rally.

Ohio High School Athletic Association State Championships[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]

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