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Ronald’s Rescue

Ronald’s Rescue

Megan D., Reporter

February 29, 2012


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

Ronald's Rescue is one of the newest service organizations at Padua Academy.  Led by Mr. Sheehan, the group works to contribute time and funds to Ronald McDonald House.  Mr. Sheehan admitted, “I actually did not come up with any of this.  This was proposed to me by two Juniors, Monica Twardowski...

What’s That on Your Forehead? The Origins of Ash Wednesday

What’s That on Your Forehead?  The Origins of Ash Wednesday

Erin S., Reporter

February 23, 2012


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

It's that one day of the year when we walk around with ashes on our foreheads. Non-Christians tell us that we have something on our foreheads, but we wear the ashes faithfully throughout the whole day, which we know as Ash Wednesday. We as Catholics are not alone in our practice; Anglicans, Episcopalians,...

Sophomore Retreat

Sophomore Retreat

Marissa B., Reporter

February 17, 2012


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

On February 14, 2012, Padua Academy’s Sophomore class took their annual retreat to Grace Church. The day started off with a quick meeting in the Cafeteria while attendance was taken and the girls were assigned into groups. A few girls were overheard saying they “hoped we wouldn’t have to do much...

Padua Marches for Life

Ashlyn I.

February 8, 2012


Filed under Spirituality & Service

The March for Life is a national celebration for life. It’s an event where thousands of people across the country, even around the world, come join hands in Washington, D.C. to spread the word and fight against abortion. Girls from Padua Academy volunteered to join in on this walk on January 23, 2012...

Freshmen Bonding

Freshmen Bonding

Abby S., Reporter

January 23, 2012


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

On Tuesday, December 13, 2011, the freshmen class of 2015, dressed comfortably in sweatpants, t-shirts, and sneakers, gathered in the gymnasium and waited for their class groups to be announced for retreat. After being assigned groups, the students walked to Westminister Church in Wilmington, Delaware. The...

Padua Girls Visit Mom’s House

Padua Girls Visit Mom’s House

Bridget F., Reporter

January 23, 2012


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

The students of Padua Academy's Youth for Life group recently paid a visit to Mom’s House.  This is an organization that acts as a day care for the children of moms who are finishing high school or college. This gives the young mothers an opportunity to create a better life for themselves and thei...

Sharing is Caring: Need Knows No Season

Sharing is Caring: Need Knows No Season

Vicky K., Managing Editor

January 9, 2012


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

Interact Club, a service activity organized for Padua students, recently partook in the Salvation Army’s “Red Kettle” program by ringing bells outside a local Acme. Kelly Gallagher (‘13), Ashlyn Imburgia (‘13), Jordan Bennett (‘12), and Patricia Barton (‘12) were accompanied by Mrs. Jean...

Christmas Prayer Service

Christmas Prayer Service

Kaitlin M., Reporter

December 21, 2011


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

The Padua community, wearing their Santa hats and other Christmas clothes for the last winter dress down day, paused to remember the true meaning of Christmas.  In a prayer service involving seniors, juniors, sophomores, and freshmen, participants read parts of the Christmas story from the perspective...

Holiday Giving

Holiday Giving

Silinda C., Reporter

December 20, 2011


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

Recently Padua Academy’s Interact Club has performed several acts of service. They have sponsored a food drive to benefit Wilmington families in need of Thanksgiving dinner. The students were challenged to bring in enough canned goods to bury Mrs. Manelski in her office. Together the school collected...

Encountering God

Encountering God

Morgan S., Reporter

December 12, 2011


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

Encounter, a semiannual religious retreat,  was held at the St. Raphaela Retreat Center in Haverford, PA on the weekend of  November 17. According to Alana Whitmarsh (‘12), "[Encounter] provides an opportunity for girls to encounter Christ in themselves, their friends, and the team leaders!" The retreat ...

Thanksgiving Prayer Service

Emma L., Reporter

November 30, 2011


Filed under Spirituality & Service

The last day of school before Thanksgiving break, students from each grade level, along with music ministry, presented a prayer service in honor of the holiday. The service started with an inspirational video created by Colleen Moore (‘13) of pictures symbolizing the ups and downs of life, all while...

Exploring God With 23,000 Close Friends

Exploring God With 23,000 Close Friends

Emily T., Reporter

November 30, 2011


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

The National Catholic Youth Conference, also known as NCYC, was in Indianapolis, Indiana, this year. Held from November 17 to November 19,  NCYC is a biennial, three day retreat, where students and their chaperones can spend a few days in prayer, liturgy, and reconciliation. There are also other exciting...

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