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Heather L: The Dancer With Honors Classes

Heather L: The Dancer With Honors Classes

Emily R., Reporter

February 6, 2015

Padua freshman Heather L. is not only kept busy with keeping up in all her classes but also by spending time at an extracurricular activity outside of school–dance. Heather takes almost all honors classes, except for Spanish.  Most Wednesdays are spent at her dance studio here in Delaware. When she...

Frankie K: Life with Alternative Music

Frankie K: Life with Alternative Music

Kennedy C., Reporter

February 6, 2015

Frankie K. first encountered alternative music at the age of seven when the band the Script released their song "Break Even." Her music taste went through a deciding metamorphosis though, when she saw the Script and One Republic in concert. Since then, she has grown to love Imagine Dragons, Black Veil...

Mrs. Poppiti- New Math Teacher at Padua Academy

Mrs. Poppiti- New Math Teacher at Padua Academy

Emma L., Reporter

October 23, 2014

For the 2014-15 school year, Padua Academy has gained ten new faculty members that are excited to join the Padua family. Mrs. Poppiti, one of the newest members of our math department, says she can’t wait to see what else Padua has to offer! Mrs. Poppiti grew up in Wilmington, DE and attended Saint...

New Teacher: Mrs. Hoppenjans

New Teacher: Mrs. Hoppenjans

Hayden R., Reporter

October 23, 2014

Mrs. Hoppenjans is a new teacher here at Padua Academy. So far she has very much enjoyed teaching here. As she explained, “The love for everyone in the building is tremendous and you wouldn’t find it at any other school.” She also enjoys the welcoming atmosphere of Padua and teaching all girls....

New Teacher Profile: Ms. Keefe

New Teacher Profile: Ms. Keefe

Hailea S., Reporter

October 17, 2014

Not to long ago, Ms. Keefe was a freshman at Padua Academy and graduated happily four years later as a senior.  During those four years  Ms. Keefe was a part of band as a flag-twirler.  After her high school graduation, Ms. Keefe attended several colleges, receiving her undergraduate degree at the...

Alum, Laura Fay Visits Multimedia Journalism Class

Alum, Laura Fay Visits Multimedia Journalism Class

Erin S, Editor

October 14, 2014

Padua Class of 2011 graduate, Laura Fay, visited Mr. Beno’s Multimedia Journalism class on October 14 to speak about her experience at University of Scranton. Along with continuing to run cross-country, as she did at Padua, Fay is a double major who will graduate with both a Journalism and Electronic...

An Inside Look at New Teacher, Ms. Grugan

An Inside Look at New Teacher, Ms. Grugan

Bridget F.('18)

September 30, 2014

Ms. Grugan,  a former Padua Academy student, is now a  temporary substitute history and English teacher at filling in for Dr. Hall. While attending Padua herself, she  played field hockey and basketball. When she was in high school, Ms. Grugan thought she wanted to take the path of being a high school...

New Teacher Profile: Mrs. Furlong

New Teacher Profile: Mrs. Furlong

Kayleen I., Reporter

September 29, 2014

The beginning of school is a time for old friends to reunite and new students to spread their wings and make connections; it is also a time to happily welcome new teachers who once roamed the halls of high school themselves and have come back to spread their knowledge onto others. I had the opportunity...

Sammy S: “I don’t call her ‘mom’ in school”

Sammy S: “I don’t call her ‘mom’ in school”

Marissa B., Editor

May 19, 2014

Making the “high school decision” can be one of the most stressful times of any kid’s life. According to Samantha Szurkowski (‘14), having a parent that is a teacher does not mean the choice is nonexistent. Sammy’s mother has been a teacher at Padua Academy for over five years now. “She was...

Maame A: Coming from Ghana to America

Maame A: Coming from Ghana to America

May 15, 2014

Maame Agyemang and her family moved to America from Ghana, Africa, when she was just one years old. Before attending Padua, Maame went to Immaculate Conception for grade school. Maame discussed being from Ghana and her life currently in America. Since Maame’s parents are from Ghana her parents may...

Ashley K.: Music Completely Changed Me

Ashley K.: Music Completely Changed Me

Nikki R., Editor

May 8, 2014

For senior Ashley K., music has been more than just background noise. She views music as a unique opportunity of expression and fortitude. Rather than be upset after a challenging day, Ashley puts on her headphones and finds peace through all of the madness that life has in store. Ashley was recently...

Maria S: A Young Lady of Many Talents

Maria S: A Young Lady of Many Talents

Erin W., Reporter

April 29, 2014

At graduation this year the only person Maria S will be looking for is her brother, Scott. Maria’s brother is sixteen years old and is autistic. Despite Scott’s difficulties with communication, Maria and her brother are very close. Maria says that Scott is extremely smart, “When I look at him I...

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