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2023 Salute to the Spartans Gala and Hall of Fame Induction

You are invited to join us for our "Salute to the Spartans" 100th Anniversary Gala and Hall of Fame Induction! Enjoy an evening of delicious food and cocktails, dancing and reconnecting with your Holy Spirit family as we celebrate the accomplishments of our Hall of Fame inductees!
When: Friday, February 10, 2023 from 6pm - 10pm
Where: Tropicana Hotel & Casino

Tickets for this event are $100 ($75 for young alumni & students) and can be purchased at:

Holy Spirit High School is approaching a momentous milestone…our 100th Anniversary! From our humble beginnings in Atlantic City in the fall of 1922 to the sprawling campus we call home in today in Absecon, NJ, Holy Spirit has been a pillar for Catholic Education in South Jersey for almost 100 years.

During our Centennial Celebration, we will be inducting Alumni(a) to the Holy Spirit Hall of Fame, which began in 2000 to honor the outstanding accomplishments of those who have contributed to the Holy Spirit Community and enriched the lives of all those involved. This group represents what it means to be a Spartan through character, integrity, honesty and faith. These individuals demonstrate a level of loyalty, dedication, generosity, leadership, and ambassadorship that have advanced the mission of our school throughout the years.

We are looking for help from our community to select the newest members of the Holy Spirit Hall of Fame, to be awarded at our Salute to the Spartans Gala which will take place in February of 2023. If you would like to make a nomination to be reviewed by the Selection Committee, please visit:

2018 Hall of Fame Inductees

Nine outstanding members of the Spartan Family were inducted into the 2018 Class of the Holy Spirit Hall of Fame during the Salute to the Spartans on February 23, 2018. 


Selection was based on a number of criteria; first among them however, is character, integrity, honesty and faith. In addition, these individuals share an ongoing commitment to Academics & Education, Faith & Service to Others, the Arts, and Athletics. As the four pillars of our great school, these nine individuals along with all of our Hall of Famers, reflect a desire to advance them all. 


2018 Holy Spirit Hall of Famers

Mr. Charles (Chuck) Dhyne
Dr. Brigid Callahan Harrison ‘83
Rev. Edward (Ted) Heintzelman ‘68
Mrs. Diane Kresz ’82
Mr. Steve Light ’79
Mr. Thomas (Tom) Reynolds ‘83
Mr. William (Bill) Walsh ‘85
Mr. Joseph (Joe) Watson
Mr. William (Whitey) Wenz ’82


The Holy Spirit High School Hall of Fame was established in 2000, and for the last 17 years, has celebrated individuals who have lived their professional and personal lives in a way that honors our Holy Spirit High School Mission and Catholic Faith. 


  • Outstanding Character, Integrity, Honesty and Faith
  • An ongoing commitment to the Holy Spirit's Mission of furthering Academics, Arts, Athletics, Faith and Service to others
  • Has been of extraordinary service to Holy Spirit High School
  • Has done, or is doing, meaningful work in their community, professional and/or faith community


Candidates do not have to be alumni to be nominated. All nominations should be submitted using the nomination forms found at the links below - either by hard copy or our new online application. Additional letters of reference or attachments that help tell the story of the candidate are encouraged and welcome. Each nomination form is reviewed individually by the Hall of Fame Selection Committee Members, and each member will submit their top three candidates.  
  1. Candidates must be of outstanding character, integrity, honesty and faith.
  2. Candidates can be an alumnus/a who has been successful professionally in ways/fields that honor the values of our Catholic identity and Holy Spirit Mission.
  3. An individual who has been of extraordinary service to the HSHS Community
  4. An individual who is reflective of an ongoing commitment to furthering Academics & Education; Faith & Service to Others; the Arts, and Athletics.  As the four pillars of HSHS, winners will reflect a commitment to as many of these areas as possible.
  5. Current full-time employees of Holy Spirit High School are not eligible for nomination or induction.
If you know someone who embodies these qualities, please nominate them for the Holy Spirit High School Hall of Fame. The next class will be inducted in the year 2022. 
There are two easy ways to nominate your candidate: Simply complete the ONLINE NOMINATION FORM  or mail your completed PRINTABLE NOMINATION FORM.


Questions? Contact the Advancement Office at 609-646-3000 x310 or email [email protected] Thank you!