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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...

Students in Action Take Action in the Community

Emily P. '17, Writer

October 24, 2015


Filed under Spirituality & Service

With the holiday’s coming up, now is a perfect time to get involved and give back to the community. Mrs. Campbell’s Students in Action homeroom are always finding new ways to lend their help to the community. Students in the SIA homeroom are a mixture of sophomores, juniors and seniors. This gi...

Encounter 2015 Preview

Sarah T. '17, Writer

October 22, 2015


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

 Every year, Padua Academy takes a group of students interested in deepening their faith on a weekend retreat called Teens Encounter Christ, or Encounter. During this retreat, around 30 girls will go to a retreat house in Pennsylvania. Encounter is planned by the “Team,” the girls who have been on Enco...

Sophomore Service Program

Gabrielle C. '18, Writer

October 8, 2015


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Student News, Top Stories

    Instead of having the sophomore retreat this year, Mrs. Alinda thought it would be best to bring sophomores to Camden, New Jersey to volunteer this year. Sophomores were broken up into groups and traveled to Camden using the Padua vans. They helped clean up around The Cathedral, a parish in down...

The New World Pope

The New World Pope

Maria D., Reporter

May 18, 2015


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

Pope Francis has been leading the Roman Catholic Church for over two years now. He has been shaking things up by taking a name that no pope has ever used, choosing not to live in the lavish papal apartments, and dedicating himself to the poor more than any predecessor in recent history. He is seen as...

Wiffle Ball Tournament

Wiffle Ball Tournament

Emily B., Reporter

May 1, 2015


Filed under Spirituality & Service

The Wiffle Ball tournament is run every year by the Ronald's Rescue organization at Padua Academy. The Wiffle Ball tournament is held at Rockford Park in Wilmington, Delaware. In order to play in the tournament each team had to have five players and pay $50. Once a team of five players is formed,...

Blue Gold Week: A Week for Others

Blue Gold Week: A Week for Others

Maddie M., Reporter

April 5, 2015


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

Last week at Padua Academy was Blue Gold Week. Blue Gold is a Delaware organization that focuses on benefiting kids with disabilities. The organization has many benefits throughout the year, including the Reindeer Run, Bingo Night, and Blue Gold Prom. This week led up to one of the biggest events of...

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