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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...

Service with Faithful Friends

Service with Faithful Friends

Heather L., Reporter

March 31, 2015


Filed under Spirituality & Service

Padua students are required to do service every year. They can volunteer with many different organizations, from serving food at soup kitchens to helping underprivileged children with their homework. Emily Rachiele (’18) plans to volunteer with an organization in Wilmington, Delaware, called Faithful...

Padua’s Dress Drive

Padua’s Dress Drive

Kennedy C., Reporter

March 31, 2015


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

Padua students are always looking for new ways to get involved. Whether it’s by educating ourselves on topics such as human trafficking, or by being a part of or supporting the Blue Gold club, Padua’s always striving to make a difference in the community. One recent way for Padua students to give...

Senior Retreat

Senior Retreat

Erin S., Editor

March 27, 2015


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

Padua Seniors marched to the Westminster Presbyterian Church on Friday, March 26th, to participate together on their final retreat. They were allowed to dress down and form their own small groups together with no less than 6 girls but no more than 12 girls. Mrs. Vavala, the Director of Campus Ministry,...

Juniors and Senior Students act as Heroes

Juniors and Senior Students act as Heroes

Angelina M., Editor

March 27, 2015


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

Beginning on March 12th, 2015, Padua junior and senior students were invited and encouraged to be hero’s and make a difference in the lives of others by participating as donors in another annual Blood Drive run by the Blood Bank of Delmarva. Any student that is of 17 years of age, weighs at least 110...

What are Padua Students Doing for Lent?

What are Padua Students Doing for Lent?

Heather L., Reporter

March 24, 2015


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

Before the joyful season of Easter, Catholics observe the preparatory season of Lent, a time of praying, fasting, and almsgiving. For Padua students, Lent is an opportunity to reflect on their spiritual lives and work on making themselves better people. During the Lenten season, which started on February...

What Religious Education Teaches Me

What Religious Education Teaches Me

Erin S., Editor

March 24, 2015


Filed under Spirituality & Service

During my freshmen and sophomore year at Padua, I struggled with finding service opportunities for myself. I volunteered when some occasional service opportunities arouse, but I could never fully find a job that would satisfy my need to give back to the community. However, it was during my Junior year...

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