The Padua Franciscan High School Hall of Fame was established to recognize those who have made outstanding contributions to the success of Padua in a significant way. The Hall of Fame recognizes nominees in the area of athletics, service, and volunteerism; success in their field of work; and community leadership.
We are starting a new tradition by celebrating our athletic and school inductees at separate events. The Athletic Hall of Fame will take place on Friday, March 4, 2022 in the Padua Gymnasium at 6 pm. We will be inducting our Outstanding Alumnus, Alumna and the Franciscan Medal Award recipients at the Bruin Benefit on Saturday, April 30, 2022. Event details will be shared in the next several weeks.
Please join us in congratulating these incredible Bruins on being named Padua Franciscan Hall of Fame 2022 Inductees!
Awarded to a male or female who either excelled in one or more sports while at Padua or made a major impact on the school’s athletic program or local sports, leading to the enhancement of Padua’s image.
Michael Buck ’68
Michael Buck ’68 led the Padua Football team to their first winning season in school history in 1968, when he lead the team in rushing and touchdowns earning Crown Conference and Plain Dealer honors. After graduation, Michael was a position coach and defensive coordinator for Padua’s Football team for 22 years, where he worked under Head Coach Tom Kohuth.
Mike Campo ’75
Mike Campo ’75 was a four-year starter for the Hockey team, which won three league titles during his career, which included a game winning goal in overtime to win the Baron Cup in 1975. Mike was named an All-Scholastic player in Football and Hockey during his senior year. Mike was the first running back in school history to rush for over 1,000 yards in a season which earned him AP All-Ohio honors.
Tom Compernolle ’83
Tom Compernolle ’83 led the Bruins Football in receiving yards in 1982, helping the Bruins earn an 8-2 record. Tom also anchored the defense for the Hockey team playing his junior and senior seasons, where he had 47 points from the blue line his senior year leading the team to the State Final Four. Tom went on to play college football at Ohio University where he led the team in receiving for three seasons.
Henry Durica ’87
Henry Durica ’87 was the NCL Football MVP in 1986 as he led the Bruins to a 9-1 record and league title. He is currently tied for 3rd most touchdown passes in school history. In Basketball, Henry is 4th in career assists and led the Bruins in rebounding (junior, senior) and assists (senior). Henry went on to John Carroll University and played wide receiver for their football team and led the team in receptions during his career, which included NCAA Division 3 playoff appearances.
Cindy Shumaker ’90
Cindy Shumaker ’90 was a member of Padua’s District Champion Girls Basketball teams in 1989 and 1990. After being a key player during her high school career, Cindy went on to great success at John Carroll University. At JCU, she was all-conference for all four years of her career, earning 1st team honors in ’93 and ’94. Cindy held eight school records upon graduation with 1,535 career points, 867 career rebounds and 163 career blocks. She was a three-time team MVP and also lettered in Softball.
OUTSTANDING ALUMNUS AWARD
Awarded to a male alum who has made a major impact either in service to Padua, service to the community, or achievement in their chosen field of work.
Father Bob Stec ’79
Fr. Bob Stec was Mr. Paduan for the Class of 1979 and was ordained a priest in 1988. He was an associate at both St. Gabriel and St. Richard prior to becoming the Vocation Director for the Diocese of Cleveland. He is the creator of The FEST, Mission Possible and Alpha Village. Fr. Bob has been the recipient of many prestigious awards including the Catholic Man of the Year and Med-Wish International Humanitarian Award. He is currently the pastor at St. Ambrose in Brunswick, Ohio.
OUTSTANDING ALUMNA AWARD
Awarded to a female alum who has made a major impact either in service to Padua, service to the community, or achievement in their chosen field of work.
Heather (Ross) Scaglione ’89
Heather (Ross) Scaglione was Ms. Paduan Class of 1989. During her senior year she was a Eucharistic minister, the Homecoming Queen and awarded “Most School Spirit.” She is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University where she received both her BA and MA degrees in engineering and went on to earn her MBA from Baldwin Wallace University. She has served on the Padua Board of Trustees for two terms, most recently as the vice chairperson. She is currently the senior technology manager at Avient.
FRANCISCAN MEDAL AWARD
Awarded to the individual (or company) who has actively worked toward the advancement of education of young people at Padua or in the Parma area.
Br. Thom Smith, OFM
Br. Thom Smith, OFM served the Padua Community for 15 years. He was affectionally known as BT during that time. As a teacher, librarian, campus minister, yearbook moderator and head of Parents Club, his Franciscan spirit and joy touched the lives of thousands of Bruins and families. He most recently served on the Padua Board of Trustees. His impact continues to shape lives and hearts of Bruins today.
Koler Financial Group
Koler Financial Group has been generous supporters of Padua Franciscan High School throughout its many years as platinum level Bruin Benefit auction/gala sponsors, as well as gold level Padua Business Alliance sponsors, and sponsors of both the Padua Stadium scoreboard and the Padua Gymnasium scoreboard. We are grateful for their unending loyalty and continued support of Padua. Donna Marie Koler, Michael A. Koler ’83, David Koler ’85, Gerald M. Koler ’86 and Ryan M. Koler ’17 are members of the Padua community.
Click here to read the list of previous Padua Hall of Fame Inductees.