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Wiffle Ball Tournament

Wiffle Ball Tournament

Emily B., Reporter

May 1, 2015


Filed under Spirituality & Service

The Wiffle Ball tournament is run every year by the Ronald's Rescue organization at Padua Academy. The Wiffle Ball tournament is held at Rockford Park in Wilmington, Delaware. In order to play in the tournament each team had to have five players and pay $50. Once a team of five players is formed,...

Blue Gold Week: A Week for Others

Blue Gold Week: A Week for Others

Maddie M., Reporter

April 5, 2015


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

Last week at Padua Academy was Blue Gold Week. Blue Gold is a Delaware organization that focuses on benefiting kids with disabilities. The organization has many benefits throughout the year, including the Reindeer Run, Bingo Night, and Blue Gold Prom. This week led up to one of the biggest events of...

Service with Faithful Friends

Service with Faithful Friends

Heather L., Reporter

March 31, 2015


Filed under Spirituality & Service

Padua students are required to do service every year. They can volunteer with many different organizations, from serving food at soup kitchens to helping underprivileged children with their homework. Emily Rachiele (’18) plans to volunteer with an organization in Wilmington, Delaware, called Faithful...

Padua’s Dress Drive

Padua’s Dress Drive

Kennedy C., Reporter

March 31, 2015


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

Padua students are always looking for new ways to get involved. Whether it’s by educating ourselves on topics such as human trafficking, or by being a part of or supporting the Blue Gold club, Padua’s always striving to make a difference in the community. One recent way for Padua students to give...

Senior Retreat

Senior Retreat

Erin S., Editor

March 27, 2015


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

Padua Seniors marched to the Westminster Presbyterian Church on Friday, March 26th, to participate together on their final retreat. They were allowed to dress down and form their own small groups together with no less than 6 girls but no more than 12 girls. Mrs. Vavala, the Director of Campus Ministry,...

Juniors and Senior Students act as Heroes

Juniors and Senior Students act as Heroes

Angelina M., Editor

March 27, 2015


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

Beginning on March 12th, 2015, Padua junior and senior students were invited and encouraged to be hero’s and make a difference in the lives of others by participating as donors in another annual Blood Drive run by the Blood Bank of Delmarva. Any student that is of 17 years of age, weighs at least 110...

What are Padua Students Doing for Lent?

What are Padua Students Doing for Lent?

Heather L., Reporter

March 24, 2015


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

Before the joyful season of Easter, Catholics observe the preparatory season of Lent, a time of praying, fasting, and almsgiving. For Padua students, Lent is an opportunity to reflect on their spiritual lives and work on making themselves better people. During the Lenten season, which started on February...

What Religious Education Teaches Me

What Religious Education Teaches Me

Erin S., Editor

March 24, 2015


Filed under Spirituality & Service

During my freshmen and sophomore year at Padua, I struggled with finding service opportunities for myself. I volunteered when some occasional service opportunities arouse, but I could never fully find a job that would satisfy my need to give back to the community. However, it was during my Junior year...

Padua Service

Padua Service

Maria D., Reporter

March 11, 2015


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

What do pet stores, hospitals, and the Padua open house have in common? They all offer great opportunities to do community service. At Padua, freshmen and sophomores must complete 15 hours of service, while juniors and seniors need 20 hours. Students find many creative ways to fulfill their requirements,...

Having Trouble Getting Ideas For Lent?

Having Trouble Getting Ideas For Lent?

Maddie M.

March 11, 2015


Filed under Spirituality & Service

Some people have struggled regarding what to do for Lent, and some tried giving up something that didn't go as planned. Here are 10 ideas to inspire you during the Lenten season. Write a letter everyday to someone you are thankful for and describe how they touched your life ~ This can help you co...

Pope Francis Video Chats with Students

Pope Francis Video Chats with Students

Kathleen M., Reporter

March 11, 2015


Filed under Spirituality & Service

On January 22, 2015, Pope Francis took part in a Google online video chat with two high school students from Nebraska. The two students, Isaiah Bauer and Teynor Krason, were the only students from the United States to participate in the online video chat. Along with Isaiah and Teynor, students from Spain,...

Can the Power of Prayer Bring a Teen Back to Life?

Can the Power of Prayer Bring a Teen Back to Life?

Angelina M., Editor

March 5, 2015


Filed under Spirituality & Service

Recently in the state of Missouri during this harsh winter season, a 14 year old teenage boy, John Smith, was playing on icy Lake Sainte Louise with two of his friends. While playing, the three boys all unexpectedly fell through the ice; one making it out of the water, the other holding onto a piece...

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