List of 5 news stories.

  • Tiho Teisl Receives Award for Mission Work in Honduras

    On September 15, at the annual Honduran Children’s Rescue Fund benefit, Tiho Teisl was awarded the “Guardian Angel of the Children of Honduras” Award for the tireless work he has done for the children of Nuevo Paraiso in Honduras. Tiho is currently battling cancer and was unable to attend the benefit, but his son, Stephen, and daughter-in-law, Valerie, accepted the award on his behalf.

    Tiho made his first trip to Sociedad Amigos de los Niños in 2001 to work with the children at the village in Nuevo Paraiso and, in the years since, has organized more than 30 mission trips to Nuevo with Gilmour students, parents and alumni. He has impacted the lives of countless Honduran children as well as all the volunteers with whom he has served.
    Additionally, Tiho is a founding member of The Honduran Children’s Rescue Fund, which raises funds to provide materials for Hondurans. This group has funded the building of many of the homes for children in the village and has been instrumental in founding the medical clinic, which is part of the Sociedad and is now recognized as a formal place for medical treatment in the area. Through 2016, this organization has sent more than $3,000,000 to Sociedad Amigos de los Niños and has secured large donations of pharmaceuticals, medicines, clothing, books, toys and more.
    On the cover of the evening’s program, Tiho was described as “the symbol of everything good that can come from afar.”
  • Founder’s Day This Friday!

    The theme for the 2017-2018 school year is “Our Journey of Hope.”  This is a very special year for the Congregation of Holy Cross, as we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the beatification of Blessed Basil Moreau (founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross), and 175 years since Holy Cross came to the United States. Each of these milestones calls us to take note of the many courageous men and women who have left footprints of hope for us to follow. “The footsteps of those men [and women] who called us to walk in their company left deep prints, as of men [and women] carrying heavy burdens. But they did not trudge; they strode. For they had the hope.” (Holy Cross Constitutions)
    Within in our own community, we are acknowledging an amazing milestone as well. Fr. John Blazek ’58, C.S.C. is celebrating his jubilee  50 years of ministry as a priest. The contributions he has made to Gilmour Academy as a minister and a member of our community are difficult to articulate in words or to honor in a celebration, but we are going to try our best.

    On Friday, September 15, Gilmour Academy’s Founder’s Day, we have a very special day planned for the community, filled with events honoring Fr. John and our Holy Cross family, including a special Mass for students and their families at 9 a.m. at Weber Stadium. Please join us!
    Blessed Basil Moreau explained that “an education that is complete is one in which the hands and heart are engaged as much as the mind.” By engaging our hands, heart, and minds, the students, faculty and staff will be working together to create the stepping stones for our Journey of Hope Prayer Garden, which will honor the 144 religious who have served at Gilmour; Skype with the Holy Cross Brothers in Ghana; write letters to members of the Holy Cross community around the country; and much more. It will be a day for our community to pause and reflect on the global Holy Cross community of which we are a part.
  • The Gilmour Academy Concert Series to Host First Fall Concert

    Following the overwhelming response to our inaugural summer concert series “Tuesdays at Tudor,” we are pleased to announce that we will be continuing our guest musical artist series this fall. Open to the public, “The Gilmour Academy Concert Series,” featuring locally and internationally renowned artists, is generously sponsored by loyal Gilmour alumnus Matthew P. Figgie ’84, Figgie Capital and The Figgie Foundation. Through our partnership with Steinway Piano Gallery Cleveland, the Cleveland International Piano Competition and ArtsConnect, three scheduled performances will take place in the Exhibition Area of Gilmour Academy’s Lower School, located at 35001 Cedar Road, Gates Mills (entrance is off of Cedar Road), where the artists will perform on one of the school’s beautiful Steinway & Sons grand pianos.
    The concerts are free and begin with a reception at 6 p.m. followed by the concert at 6:30 p.m. Reservations are required. Please RSVP to Jacqui Lundi at or (440) 473-8000 x1204.
    Concert Dates:
    Tuesday, Sept. 19 - Megan-Geoffrey Prins will perform on the piano.
    Tuesday, Nov. 14 – The Westhuizen Duo, Four-Hand Piano Program
    Tuesday, Dec. 19 – Enjoy the sounds of Opus 216, a piano, violin and cello trio.
    In December 2016, three new Steinway pianos were delivered to Gilmour Academy’s Lower School, beginning the process of Gilmour becoming a Steinway Select K-12 School. This unique distinction means that every single piano on campus will soon be replaced with a new Steinway & Sons grand piano. Gilmour Academy is the FIRST private K – 12 school in the Midwest and is only the EIGHTH school in the ENTIRE COUNTRY that has made this commitment to date. In June of 2017, two more Steinways were delivered to campus: a Steinway grand piano for the Chapel, and a Steinway Spirio grand piano to Tudor House. The purchase of these beautiful instruments were all made possible through scheduled donations from Matthew P. Figgie ’84, Figgie Capital and The Figgie Foundation.
    The Steinway Select K – 12 designation is exceedingly prestigious and is only bestowed upon qualifying institutions that consist of kindergarten through 12th grade. It is an extension of the All Steinway School honors that Steinway & Sons grants to the world’s best colleges, universities, conservatories and schools of music.
  • Varsity Girls' Basketball Head Coach Named

    We are thrilled to announce our new varsity girls’ basketball head coach, John Curran. John served as the assistant varsity basketball coach at Magnificat High School from 2010-2016, where he helped lead the team to an overall record of 120-26 and five straight district championships. He has coached numerous student-athletes who went on to play at the Division I and Division III college levels and was involved in every aspect of the game – scouting, strength and conditioning, practice/game planning and execution.
    John is a graduate of Saint Edward High School and Cornell University, and has a graduate degree from Case Western Reserve University. In 2015, John was awarded the Saint Edward High School Alumnus of the Year Award. At Cornell, John was a Meinig National Scholar, a member of the Sphinx Head Honorary Society, and the recipient of the Victor Grohmann Award for the Outstanding Student-Athlete at Cornell.
    He is the founder and managing partner of Next Play Partners, LLC, a financial services and consulting firm, and has more than 30 years of experience in the financial industry, including senior positions at McDonald & Company, KeyBank Capital Markets and Wells Fargo Advisors. John enjoys mentoring his former players and connecting them with business opportunities locally and nationally.
    John understands the importance of and embraces our Holy Cross mission. He has served on the Board of Trustees at St. Edward High School since 1988 and served as Chairman from 1995-2003. He and his family are active members of St. Raphael parish. He and his wife, Nina, who recently passed away, have three children – John, Brian and Meghan.
    John is excited to announce that Pete Carroll and Katie Berry will join him as assistant coaches on his coaching staff. John and his staff bring years of coaching experience coupled with deep ties within the high school basketball community and solid relationships with college basketball coaches.
    Pete Carroll served as the assistant men’s basketball coach at CWRU from 2004-2006, where he was active in practice planning, game plan development, recruiting, scouting, alumni relations, and skill development of perimeter players. Pete has worked basketball camps at the University of Notre Dame, University of Wisconsin, Purdue University and Five Star Basketball.
    While coaching at CWRU, Pete earned his MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management and then transitioned into the financial services field, where he has worked for the last 11 years. In his free time, he is actively involved at Saint Martin de Porres High School, and serves on the school’s advancement committee. Pete and his wife, Marsi, live in Bay Village.
    Katie Berry began coaching immediately after finishing her basketball career at Walsh University. She served as an assistant coach at Walsh University for the 2011-2012 season before returning to her high school alma mater, St. Joseph Academy. She spent three seasons there as a junior varsity and assistant varsity coach. Last season, she moved to Trinity High School, where she served as an assistant varsity coach.
    During her tenure as a player at Walsh University, Katie earned Third Team All-American honors her senior season and First Team All-AMC honors three years in a row, as well as starting 125 of her last 126 games. Katie’s jersey is on display in the NAIA Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Ring of Honor in recognition of her outstanding play during the 2010-2011 basketball season.
  • Exciting Hockey Hires

    The girls' prep hockey team has a new powerhouse duo at the helm of the program. Seanna Conway returns to Gilmour as our head coach and Middle School PE teacher and Lauryn Gillis will be serving as assistant coach and residence life proctor.
    Seanna Conway has 20 years of playing experience and has coached for more than 15 years. She is a USA Hockey Level 4 Certified Hockey Coach, a NCAA Division I athlete and played for the National Women’s Hockey League. Seanna attended Gilmour and played on our boys varsity team before the girls prep team was in existence. She transferred her senior year to Ridley College in St. Catharine’s, Ontario and was the MVP on their women’s ice hockey team. She was a scholarship athlete at the University of New Hampshire, where she played goalie. She transferred to York University, completed her bachelor’s degree and was a two-time Academic All-Canadian. Seanna went on to play for the National Women’s Hockey League and for the Irish National Team.  While in Ireland, she earned a master’s degree in Irish studies from National University of Ireland and a LL.B  from Griffith College in Dublin. She then earned a LL.M from Brooklyn Law School. Seanna is a licensed attorney and has been working as the assistant prosecuting attorney in the Lake County Prosecutor’s Office since April 2015.

    Seanna has coached the Ohio AAA Flames and Lady Baron’s AAA Association. Through these prestigious programs, she has developed a thorough knowledge of the female players in the Cleveland metropolitan area. Her passion for women’s hockey and her desire to attract and retain talent in this geographic region will certainly be an asset to our girls prep hockey program.

    Lauryn Gillis is also returning to her Cleveland hockey roots. She brings a strong desire to shine a national spotlight on girls hockey in this area as well as assist players as they navigate the path to college hockey. Her love of the game and her desire to give back are what drew her to this opportunity. Hockey runs in her blood with a father and uncle who played professional hockey and coached at various levels. Her father also used to be the director of the Ohio Flames AAA organization, where Lauryn played. She went on to play four years at NCAA Division III SUNY Cortland as a forward. She served as an assistant coach this past season at SUNY Cortland, and, for the past several years, has worked various summer camps and clinics coaching both boys and girls.

    Tim Veach begins this week as head coach of the boys varsity B team. He will also be working as a residence hall proctor. Tim has been coaching the Pittsburgh Penguins Elite AAA U10 team for the past four years and assisting with U14 teams for the past two years. Prior to that, he served as head coach and hockey director for West Alleghenies High School in Pittsburgh. Tim has a master's in instructional leadership and sports management from Robert Morris University and a bachelor's in journalism and mass communication from the University of Kansas.

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