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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...

Being a Non-Catholic at Padua

Being a Non-Catholic at Padua

Grace C. '18, Writer

January 4, 2016


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Student News, Top Stories

In a school dominated by Catholic morals and values, those who don’t hold similar views still have the opportunity to attend. Padua Academy advertises that it holds its doors open to people of all faiths, though many non-Catholics feel that attending a school where the Catholic religion is promoted i...

Ronald’s Rescue Fundraiser: A Piece of (Pan)Cake!

Ronald’s Rescue Fundraiser: A Piece of (Pan)Cake!

Cassidy M. '19, Writer

December 23, 2015


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

On Sunday, December 13th, the Padua charity organization, Ronald’s Rescue, held their 5th annual Pancake Breakfast. All proceeds go to the local Ronald McDonald house. Ronald’s Rescue was started during the 2012-2013 school year by Monica Twardowski ‘13 and Sam Scarpone ‘13. The two seniors, now jun...

Fall Encounter 2015

Sarah T. '17, Writer

November 1, 2015


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

    This past weekend over 30 Padua students went on Fall Encounter. These girls, called “Encounterites,” spent the weekend at the retreat house in Pennsylvania to deepen their relationship with Jesus. The team leaders for this retreat are girls who have been on Encounter before and love it...

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