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A Journey with Jonah!

A Journey with Jonah!

Kaleigh W., Reporter

October 29, 2012


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

On Wednesday October, 17, the freshman class went to the Sight and Sound Theater to see Jonah!. The Sight and Sound Theater, located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, puts on musical shows that bring the Bible to life. Currently, the theater is performing Jonah!, a story about the prophet Jonah and his journey...

Padua Academy Helps Those in Need Through Blue Gold

Padua Academy Helps Those in Need Through Blue Gold

Ali F., Reporter

October 29, 2012


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

During the bustling activity period every Friday, over 50 students meet in Roberto Hall for Blue Gold. The activity is lead by Mrs. Kowalski and Ms. Anderson and students range from freshman to seniors. Padua’s Blue Gold committee works with DFRC, Special Olympics, Project Unify, Down Syndrome Ass...

Fall Encounter

Fall Encounter

Shannon H., Reporter

October 23, 2012


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

On Thursday October 11, forty Padua girls left for the biannual Encounter Retreat.   The retreat occurs in the fall and spring of each year and is open to both juniors and seniors.  Students left Thursday night, after eating dinner together at Padua.  They returned around 1 p.m. on Sunday.   The...

Junior Service Day

Junior Service Day

Jacki D., Reporter

October 23, 2012


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

On October 4, 2012, the juniors participated in junior service day. The girls went to twelve different organizations that were in need of service. This included Seamen’s Center, the Little Sisters of the Poor, Urban Promise School, Mom’s House, Ministry of Care Child Care, the Clothing Bank, Birthr...

Here in our lives, our God is here.

Here in our lives, our God is here.

Angelina M., Reporter

September 24, 2012


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

With starting a new school year comes getting back in the swing of the Padua liturgies. On September 14th, 2012, all of Padua Academy, old faces and new, gathered back into our cafetorium for the first liturgy of the 2012-2013 school year. Senior Madelyn Ray opened the liturgy by welcoming everyone after they had settled in....

Epilepsy Walk

Epilepsy Walk

May 31, 2012


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

On May 19, 2012 around 50 Padua Girls supported their sister, Sarah, in the annual Freedom from Seizures Walk.  Padua walked in memory of Sarah as a team -- the Sarah Smiles team, which was lead by Amanda Lupacchino (‘12).  Amanda helped the team raise money and awareness for Epilepsy, and to help...

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...

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