The school itself is a kind of place where it is really up to a student whether or not he/she wants to be challenged. The school environment is very much centered on the humanities, and graduates from Holy Name are usually accepted into the best colleges.
Many of Holy Name's students and alumni come from a wide array of different, yet prestigious, towns such as Wyomissing, Gladwyne, and Green Hills. This particular high school also happens to have a high number of students who come from wealthy, W.A.S.P.y families, resulting in jealousy and rivalry from other local private schools.
You know you see a Holy Name girl if...
1.) She is wearing either a pale yellow skirt with a Lilly Pulitzer, Ralph Lauren, or Lacoste polo (Spring & Fall Uniform), or a plaid, pleated skirt with a white, yellow, or other boring colored oxford shirt (Winter Uniform).
2.) She is extremely tan, good looking, and wearing pearls in her ears.
3.) She is riding in sweet beamer.
4.) She is passed out drunk and trippin' in the basement of a guy 5 years older than her.
You know you see a Holy Name guy if...
1.) He is wearing navy (sometimes khaki) pants with a Lacoste, Brooks Brothers, or Lacoste polo (Spring & Fall Uniform), or navy pants with a white, yellow, or other blandly colored oxford shirt (Winter Uniform).
2.) He has the "shag hair", is playing lacrosse and/or football, and is surrounded by sluts.
3.) He is either driving or vandalizing someone's "sweet beamer".
4.) He is beer bonging, smoking pot, snorting coke, or popping speed in one of his "homie"s basements or backyard.
Man: Hey , I heard there's a Holy Name party tonight in Gladwyne .. those rich kids are ALWAYS up for a good time!
Girl B. " I can't count."
Boy A. "Dayumn I didnt get tickets to holyname."
Boy B. " Sucks for you its the best dance ever."
HN girl 2: Um, why do you care, I hooked up with him at the mixer, and then he hooked up with some Central girl...
HN girl 1: Yea, but I hooked up with him twice right after... and I want him to come to Get Together... ohhh let's go get pretzels from the receptionist!
HN girl 2: It's ok, we can ask Mike R and Mike T instead... oohhh no it's Sarah's birthday, she has cake! And then we can go get pretzels. Oh! And can I borrow your Bible?? I lost mine or something.
Since the class sizes are small, its easier for everyone to bond and get a better education. There are plenty of fun events like Spirit Week and Blue and Gold games. Most of the kids that go there are very diverse when it comes to money and style. During frees you can see the preppy blonde girl working and laughing with one of the dark artsy girls.
The boys can be a bit sleazy, but most guys are!
Okay, there are a LOT of rich families, but I'm sure that just as many people get scholarships and financial aid that was probably given by rich alumni. The carpool line contains Saabs and Nissans AS WELL as Mercedes and Lexus.
Friendships here are strong and are made stronger by the fact that everyone at HN is super freindly and outgoing. We have the most spirit and fun out of anyone in the archdiocease!
All the friends I have made here have changed my life and been nothing but accepting. They take me for my crazy self and nothing less! Nevermind that girl in the corner with the orange tan and nose job.
Now...yes, as someone mentioned, it is a private school you pay for. Holy Name and Wilson, while both good schools academically and socially, are the exact same pretty much. the only difference is that Holy Name costs more than $15K a year and Wilson is $0.
Holy Name's girls, while trashy sometimes, are hot. the problem for Holy Name guys is that these girls HATE Holy Name guys, and i dont blame them. the girls tend to want Hill and prep guys, and some Wilson.
Holy Name kids have money, and some of them are old money, so i dont want to rag on you all too much.
But all said: Holy Name is a fine school in most respects, although you could do a lot better
And by the way, flipping your collar is old now, because all these kids who shouldnt be doing are doing it, so its out of style.
Holy Name girl 1: wow, is that a HN guy? he almost looks like a hill guy...should i hook up with him?
HN girl 2: nah, theres a real hill guy over there, why dont u work some game on him? you might need to get him a beer or five so he overlooks your various STD's though..