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History of Blue Gold

History of Blue Gold

Jennifer C. '21, Reporter

May 12, 2018


Filed under A&E, Spirituality & Service

Blue-Gold Week at Padua Academy has just ended. Even though there were multiple fun activities that took place, including bingo, the bake sale, and a raffle, the true meaning behind the Blue Gold Club may still be unknown to some. Blue-Gold was originally a football game inspired by the founders of the DFRC, D...

Padua Community Gathers to Remember Father Nicholas Waseline

Padua Community Gathers to Remember Father Nicholas Waseline

Stella W. '19, Reporter

April 20, 2018


Filed under People, Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

Father Nicholas Waseline of St. Anthony of Padua Parish passed away at around 9:00 am on April 18th at the age of 67, after battling pancreatic cancer for over a year. On April 20th, Padua students gathered in the gymnasium to commemorate and honor a life of service to the Catholic Church and faith. ...

Stations of the Cross: Photo Gallery

Stations of the Cross: Photo Gallery

Stella W. '19, Reporter

April 16, 2018


Filed under Photo Gallery, Spirituality & Service

On March 28th, students gathered in the cafeteria to take part in the Stations of the Cross service in preparation for Easter. The last day before spring break, spirits were undoubtedly high. Led by Cassidy, a junior, a number of students read passages relating to each station of the cross, followed...

Paws Up

Caroline K. '18, Editor

March 8, 2018


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

Sophomore Caitlin Donnelly has partnered with Faithful Friends Animal Society and faculty moderator, Mrs. Fenimore, to start a new club, Paws Up. Paws Up is intended to provide animal lovers with the opportunity to volunteer with the animals at Faithful Friends as well as participate in making and do...

Encounter XLII

Encounter XLII

Caroline K., Editor

November 3, 2017


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

On October 26th through 29th, Padua Academy held its 42nd Encounter retreat. The students who attended, also referred to as “encounterites”, along with other student and faculty leaders, spent the weekend at St. Raphaela Center in Haverford Pennsylvania, growing in friendship with God and one ano...

Community Homeroom

Community Homeroom

Meaghan O. '20, Reporter

November 2, 2017


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Student News, Top Stories

“The purpose of Community Homeroom is to celebrate the accomplishments of our students,” Mrs. Alinda says. “Padua students do many noteworthy things, and it's a great opportunity to recognize those going above and beyond. My favorite part of Community Homeroom is the Sparkle Award, since the no...

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

Maddie Z. '18, Designer

April 28, 2017


Filed under Spirituality & Service

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Pilgrimage 2017

Pilgrimage 2017

Clare M. '20, Writer

April 28, 2017


Filed under Spirituality & Service

Once every year on the Saturday before Palm Sunday, churches from all over Delaware come to Wilmington for the Pilgrimage. This year about 800 people walked the streets of Wilmington while carrying the cross. The Bishop also attended. It was his 26 year walking and socializing with the youth. Every year, the...

Encounter XL

Encounter XL

Katie M. '17, Managing Editor

November 10, 2016


Filed under Padua Academy A-Z, Spirituality & Service

Every year, both in fall and spring, campus minister, Mrs. Vavala, organizes a religious retreat known throughout the school as Encounter. The retreat is made up of about 8 team leaders, who have gone on the retreat before and are willing to share their experiences with God with others. Those attendin...

Sophomore Service Day – A first hand account

Sophomore Service Day – A first hand account

Gabrielle C. '18, Writer

April 4, 2016


Filed under Opinion/Review, Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

    On Thursday, March 3, 2016, Mrs. McGuire, Mrs. Vavala, Ms. Penza, and twenty sophomores, including myself, drove to Camden, New Jersey and spent the day volunteering and learning about the current state of the town.     The day started at the Cathedral Hall, where they had voluntee...

Famine

Famine

Grace C. '18, Writer

February 24, 2016


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

While going 24 hours without food may sound impossible to some, many brave students at Padua choose to participate in this Lenten tradition. Mrs. Vavala, the leader and founder of Famine explains, “We focus on fasting, giving, and praying during Lent, and Famine is really a way to do all three.” Stude...

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