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Partners in Science

Partners in Science

Nicole B., Reporter

May 22, 2012


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

Twenty-seven Padua students volunteered their time to help mentor elementary school children in their science fair.  The elementary school students involved in the science fair are mainly from public schools and participate in after school programs hosted by UrbanPromise.  This science fair offers...

ConKerr Cancer: A Case for Smiles

ConKerr Cancer: A Case for Smiles

Morgan S., Reporter

May 15, 2012


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

ConKerr Cancer is an organization where pillowcases are made to give to kids struggling with cancer. ConKerr Cancer began in 2002, when Cindy Kerr’s son was diagnosed with cancer. Cindy started to make pillowcases in order to make the hospital room bright and cheery. ConKerr Cancer established 125...

Global Youth Service Day

Global Youth Service Day

Sarah T., Reporter

May 10, 2012


Filed under Spirituality & Service

Global Youth Service Day, established in 1988 and organized by Youth Service America (YSA), is celebrated in over 100 countries every year. April 21, 2012 served as this year's service day around the world. There are many sponsors of Global Youth Service Day, including State Farm, UnitedHealthcare, Disn...

Goodbye for Now: Senior Retreat

Goodbye for Now: Senior Retreat

Megan D., Reporter

May 2, 2012


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

For our seniors, high school is almost over; before we begin to say our final goodbyes to everyone else, we had to say our goodbyes to each other. This was done at our last retreat of our high school career, with the help of Mrs. Vavala and our senior group leaders. A week before our retreat, we got...

Kony 2012

Kony 2012

Erin S., Reporter

May 2, 2012


Filed under Spirituality & Service

You have seen the video on Youtube, the pictures on Facebook, and the stories on Good Morning America. You have heard about Joseph Kony. So, you have heard about the horrible and shocking things this man has done. Joseph Kony is the head of a resistance group called "the Lord's Resistance Army" or...

Famine 2012

Bridget F., Reporter

April 22, 2012


Filed under Spirituality & Service

Every year many Padua students participate in the annual fast known as Famine.  This 24-hour fast is a faith-changing experience that made the girls understand how much we, as a society, take for granted. Throughout the evening, the girls participated in activities focused on food and food waste...

Encounter XXXI

Encounter XXXI

March 30, 2012


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

This March, the 31st Encounter retreat took place for a group of Padua Girls. As a former Encounterite, I was excited to hear about the girls’ experiences. Encounter is a four day retreat where you feel completely disconnected from the rest of the world, but in a good way. I can say I have never felt...

Lent at Padua

Lent at Padua

Sarah T., Reporter

March 30, 2012


Filed under Spirituality & Service

Starting on Ash Wednesday and ending on Holy Saturday, Lent lasts for 40 days. These 40 days symbolize the time Jesus spent in the desert. During this time, Christians are asked to give up something that they are used to having on a regular basis. This not only helps us relate to the way Jesus left e...

Reconciliation Service

Reconciliation Service

Marissa B., Reporter

March 29, 2012


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

On March 27, 2012, Padua Academy held their annual Lenten Reconciliation service. In the morning, the Chorus program held a prayer service. Students from Salesianum and Ursuline joined Padua students to lead our community in a time of song and prayer.  Maggie Fassano (‘13), Victoria Pezdirtz (‘12),...

Mr. Sheehan Visits Guatemala

Mr. Sheehan Visits Guatemala

Chaney G., Managing Editor

March 21, 2012


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

Can you imagine a life where your school can not afford books? Can you fathom not having clean drinking water because you have never been taught to boil natural water to kill the bacteria? This is the life that Mr. Sheehan encountered first-hand on his trip to San Marcos, Guatemala. It is a trip which...

Why We Help DFRC

Why We Help DFRC

Alaina T., Reporter

March 21, 2012


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

DFRC, Delaware Foundation Reaching Citizens, more commonly know as Blue-Gold, is an organization that is dedicated to raising funds and awareness in support of programs that enrich the lives of the mentally disabled people in Delaware. DFRC was founded in 1956 by Bob Carpenter and Jim Williams. This...

Get A Grip

Get A Grip

Lawren D., Reporter

March 5, 2012


Filed under Spirituality & Service

Recently, representatives from Camfel Productions came to Padua Academy.  Three large multimedia screens were set up in the cafetorium to show a presentation called “Get a Grip.”  “Get a Grip” was presented to us to show how we can improve our self-control and take charge of our lives. The...

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