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Kayla Jaco 23 poses as she gets her blood drawn. Jaco was one of many donors who helped donate to the Delmarva Blood Bank.

Blood Drive Honors Former Athletic Trainer

Claire M. '23, Reporter March 31, 2022

Schools have had a 62% decrease in blood drives since March 2020 which has negatively impacted the amount of blood donated. Padua’s former athletic trainer, Lisa Boyer, has leukemia and is in need of...

Claus for a Cause flyers around the school encourage students to buy their tickets. The teachers receiving the most votes will dress up as Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Blue Gold Presents Claus for a Cause Fundraiser

Madison M. '25, Reporter December 16, 2021

At the start of the Christmas season, faculty members volunteered to dress up as Santa and Mrs. Claus. In the Claus for a Cause fundraiser, run by Blue Gold, students purchase tickets to vote on which...

Dr. Crystle installs Rachel Smookler 23 into the National Honor Society. Smookler received a certificate and pin in honor of her achievement.

NHS Installation Returns to In-person

Claire M. '23, Reporter November 22, 2021

National Honor Society inductees lined the hallways as families awaited their entrance into the café for installation. The ceremony recognizes students who have excelled academically and show leadership...

Julia Querey 22 attends a Google Meet with Melissa Miller, Director of Patient Experience at Saint Francis Hospital. Together they coordinated the Wednesday Service Speaker event.

Students Return to In-person Service Events

Jane M. '23, Reporter November 14, 2021

Service events at Padua experienced many new changes within the past two years. Before the pandemic, service consisted of all in-person face to face events, but over the pandemic students shifted the way...

A full candy collection bin is located in Mrs. Duppels room. Students in Action collected items from November 1 through November 5.

SIA Organizes First Halloween Candy Collection

Sophia M. '25, Reporter November 10, 2021

Even though Halloween is over, candy is still everywhere. Around $400 million worth of candy is thrown out after Halloween. This year, Students in Action decided to collect leftover candy from Halloween...

The White Lily Mass booklets sit at the entrance as family members found their seats. Guests waited for their student to process down the center aisle with their fellow sophomores.

Sophomores Begin New Tradition at St. Anthony’s

Claire M. '23, Reporter October 23, 2021

While freshmen have Freshman Convocation and juniors have Junior Ring Mass, sophomores now have a tradition of their own. The White Lily Mass is a new celebration for the sophomores to fill the gap between...

A freshman receives a yellow rose bud from Dr. McClory at Freshman Convocation. Students and families gathered to celebrate the beginning of their high school journey.

Class of 2025 Starts Return to Normalcy with Convocation

Maggie P. '22, Reporter October 5, 2021

During a student’s time at Padua Academy, they will receive a yellow rose at three major milestones: one at Baccalaureate, one at Junior Ring Mass, and the first at Freshman Convocation. Each student...

Leah Gentilotti completes a service project at the beach alongside her peers. While this service opportunity was in person, many students resorted to virtual activities.

Searching for Service

Julia T. '24 April 30, 2021

Being one of the four pillars, service plays an important role within the student life of Padua. According to the data collected this year by school service clubs, students recorded a total of 119,023...

The rings from Jostens came in different sizes, colors, and embellishments. This particular ring is gold, but like the other class rings it include a yellow gemstone.

Junior Ring Mass

Mary M. '21, Reporter January 27, 2020

62 years later, the time-honored tradition continues. The Junior Ring Mass was held on Wednesday, January 22 at Saint Anthony of Padua Church, with deep spiritual, symbolic, and poignant connections for...

Padua is a Franciscan School and was built on Franciscan values

A Calling to God

Maria S. '20, Reporter December 6, 2019
Sister Linda Marie Sariego is a part of the Franciscan sisterhood, and currently is a department head and teacher at Neumann. Learn more about her story here.
Sisterhood For Service

Sisterhood For Service

Maddie M. '23, Reporter November 18, 2019

The Big Sister Little Sister program has already started and bonds have already been made. These bonds have strengthened as a result of the latest BSLS event. On November 5th, freshman and seniors met...

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