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Padua Hosts Baldridge Program

Padua Hosts Baldridge Program

Emily B., Reporter

November 22, 2011

The Baldridge program is a week long course for students who want to improve their reading speed and recall of materials. This program has been helping students build reading skills for over 50 years, and Padua makes this program available to students to learn new and effective ways to read and stu...

World in the Hands of Model UN

Devon B.

November 21, 2011

Padua’s Model United Nations Team participated in the Philadelphia Invitational held at Father Judge High School.  Padua’s Model UN seniors, Sarah Olsen and Devon Bartholf, represented France in Security Council 1 as they debated international issues.  The other two participants, freshmen Chloe Mo...

Believe in the Spirit

Emma L., Reporter

November 20, 2011

Believe in the Spirit The fall, Padua hosted their second annual fashion show event, “Believe in the Spirit”.  The event opened up with a silent auction and basket raffle with many exciting prizes, such as a flat screen TV, restaurant gift cards, “Getting Ready for College” and “Let’s Go ...

Student Council Installation

Marissa B., Reporter

November 3, 2011

The Padua community recently gathered in the Cafe for the annual Student Council Installation. Many new students vowed to take on the responsibility as a student council member to represent their peers and school.  Classmates elected many new members as each homeroom selected two homeroom representatives....

Don Quixote Ballet Trip

Don Quixote Ballet Trip

Devon B., Managing Editor

October 28, 2011

Padua’s World Language Department sponsored a trip for their students to see the First State Ballet Theatre’s production of Don Quixote.  This renowned work is based off of Miguel de Cevantes’s novel, Don Quixote de la Mancha, which he wrote over four hundred years ago. Students in Padua’...

The Launch of Padua360

The Launch of Padua360

Silinda C., Reporter

October 27, 2011

Padua Academy’s Multimedia Journalism class recently launched Padua360, an online newspaper for the students, faculty, and public to stay up-to-date with news, upcoming events, and sports. The site offers a variety of features including an interactive poll, photo galleries of recent events, and an...

Meghan Sabia: A Dream Comes True

Meghan Sabia: A Dream Comes True

Emily T.

October 19, 2011

On October 19, Meghan Sabia visited Padua Academy during flex time to talk about her inspirational role in the movie, The Mighty Macs.  At 17 years of age, she played basketball on an Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) team.  At 22, she was a young actress who wanted to inspire young women.  She had alwa...

Sophomore Adjustments

Nicole B.

October 17, 2011

The sophomore class thought the new school year would be an easy adjustment, considering it is their second year here at Padua Academy.  However, when introduced to the new schedule, lunch line, and grading website, déjà vu of freshman year bubbled up.  The new schedule had students running around...

Padua Student Wins Essay Contest

Padua Student Wins Essay Contest

Kaitlin M.

October 12, 2011

Renee P., an excellent Italian student and essay writer, received news last week that she had won first place in the “What it Means to Be an Italian American” essay contest. She was asked to attend an award ceremony for her achievement, where she received the $1000 first prize. She began the essay...

Welcome to the Sisterhood

Welcome to the Sisterhood

Alexis F.

October 7, 2011

In the beginning of the school year, Padua accepted nine transfer students.   We now welcome these four sophomores and five juniors as our new sisters at Padua Academy.  Two of these new students,  Lexi G. and Christy M., shared about their personal experiences with this transition into the sisterhood. Lexi...

Fighting the Odds: Winning Against Childhood Cancer

Fighting the Odds:  Winning Against Childhood Cancer

Brandi B.

October 5, 2011

Pearce Quesenberry is a student, athlete and friend. One thing that makes this ordinary girl extraordinary is her courage.  On February 22, 2008, Pearce's life changed forever when her doctor diagnosed her with Medulloblastoma, a brain cancer.  At the age of 10, there was a mass on her brain the size...

Food For Thought: CulinArt Defined

Food For Thought:  CulinArt Defined

Devon B.

October 3, 2011

CulinArt, vendors of a new Padua Academy lunch program, brought an exciting change for students at the start of the 2011-2012 school year.  From new cooking equipment to fresh and organic foods, students embraced the “collegiate” environment provided by these additions. The new program offers...

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