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Dancing Through the Final School Days

Dancing Through the Final School Days

Kylie M. '22, Reporter

May 18, 2019


Filed under Student News, Top Stories

Dancing, photo booths, water ice, and a whole lot of fun—that is the typical Sparkle Party at Padua. Held on Monday, May 13, 2019, the Sparkle Party invited all grades to the cafetorium to celebrate the memories made throughout the school year. It was a way to say goodbye to the seniors during their las...

Juniors Elected for Student Council Executive Officer

Juniors Elected for Student Council Executive Officer

Brynna B. '20, Reporter

May 16, 2019


Filed under People, Student News

Five juniors have recently been elected as the new Student Council Executive Officers for the 2019-2020 school year: Tess Lunetta, Emma-Jo Szczerba, Nadia Baker, Gina Rufo, and Caroline Scalora. Many students were fond of this year’s Student Council. Moira Gervay, a junior, said that the Execut...

An Unforgettable Spring Break

An Unforgettable Spring Break

Olive D. '19, Editor

May 15, 2019


Filed under Student News

“When I heard that there was an England trip I knew that this was my opportunity to travel and learn more about the world. Getting to travel at a young age, I think, is an amazing experience because you learn so many life lessons and tips while getting to be cultured” said senior, Brighid Brennan. ...

Fourth Year of Sophomore Service

Fourth Year of Sophomore Service

Amanda J. '21, Reporter

May 7, 2019


Filed under Student News

Sophomores have been traveling to Camden, New Jersey for four years to experience a day of service with DeSales Service Works. “We are hoping students get a chance to really have a service retreat: a time when they can get out of their normal routine and encounter God in others as they serve,” s...

105 Years of Marches on Washington

105 Years of Marches on Washington

Emily M. '22, Reporter

May 6, 2019


Filed under Student News, Top Stories

Since the Bill of Rights was ratified in the late eighteenth century, United States citizens have exercised their First Amendment right to assemble in order to take a stand against the government peacefully. The amendment gives people the opportunity to protest laws or actions of the government or fight...

Editor-in-Chief Stella White Named Journalist of the Year

Editor-in-Chief Stella White Named Journalist of the Year

Emily M. '22, Reporter

May 5, 2019


Filed under Student News, Top Stories

It was a seemingly normal afternoon in the Multimedia Journalism class on May 2 until Jackie Majerus walked into the room, along with Dr. McClory and Mr. Beno. Majerus soon introduced herself to the student reporters as the co-founder of Youth Journalism International, an organization that allows young...

Padua Students Showcase Their Talents at Evening of the Arts

Padua Students Showcase Their Talents at Evening of the Arts

Brynna B. '20, Reporter

April 29, 2019


Filed under A&E, Student News

Public speaking (and more specifically, performing) is reported to be the most common fear in America. Yet on Friday, April 12, a large group of students went and did just that. The evening opened with the Women’s Chorus, a class students can take every morning. Fallon Grace, a junior in the choru...

Dr. McClory Named as New Principal

Dr. McClory Named as New Principal

Stella W. '19, Editor-in-Chief

April 29, 2019


Filed under Student News, Top Stories

Father Mark Wrightson announced in a letter sent to the school community on April 29 that Vice Principal Dr. McClory would follow Mrs. Mann as principal, effective on July 1, 2019. The announcement was also shared on Instagram and Facebook. “This appointment has been recommended by the Padua Academy Pr...

Immaculée Ilibagiza, Rwandan Genocide Survivor, Tells Story of Faith and Forgiveness

Immaculée Ilibagiza, Rwandan Genocide Survivor, Tells Story of Faith and Forgiveness

Stella W. '19, Editor-in-Chief

April 16, 2019


Filed under People, Student News, Top Stories

Immaculée Ilibagiza spent 91 days of her life in a tiny bathroom with seven other women, hiding from the genocide taking place outside the door. The perpetrators had once been her neighbors, her friends, her classmates—but now they wanted her dead. The Rwandan genocide that took place in 1994 killed approximatel...

As Mrs. Mann Parts Ways With Padua, Hopes and Questions Emerge

As Mrs. Mann Parts Ways With Padua, Hopes and Questions Emerge

Stella W. '19, Maddy H. '21, and Emily M. '22

April 16, 2019


Filed under People, Student News, Top Stories

Deciding to retire was the hardest decision Mrs. Mann has ever made. Padua, as she put it, has been her life for the past eleven years. “I just need to get a little more rest than I can get with this job,” she said. The decision, she explained, was made with the guidance of God. “I continuousl...

Rebecca Gao: Astounding Artist

Rebecca Gao: Astounding Artist

Olive D. '19, Editor

April 12, 2019


Filed under Student News

“ [Art is] something that encourages and celebrates people’s differences and personalities” said senior, Rebecca Gao. Art has always been something she's been interested in since she was young and Gao says her grandfather is very good at art; she believes a lot of her inspiration to continue to ...

Blue Gold Week

Blue Gold Week

Amanda J. '21, Reporter

April 11, 2019


Filed under Student News

Blue Gold Week has been a tradition at Padua for more than twenty-five years. Every year, students participating in Blue Gold help to set up events that raise money for the DFRC (Delaware Foundation Reaching Citizens with Intellectual Disabilities). “Blue Gold week is such a fun-filled week with so many opportu...

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