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Sophomore Retreat

Sophomore Retreat

Kylie P., Reporter

February 22, 2013


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

One thing that makes Padua Academy special is the sisterhood. Every year each class at Padua has a retreat to help build relationships and get to know each other better. On Friday, February 8, the sophomores had their retreat at Grace Church only 3 blocks down the street. Usually student’s would w...

Feast Day of St. Francis de Sales

Feast Day of St. Francis de Sales

Rachael M., Reporter

January 29, 2013


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

Thursday January 24th was the feast of St. Francis de Sales.  St. Francis de Sales is one of Padua’s patron Saints and we celebrated a liturgy for his feast day.  This Saint is a great role model for the Padua community. Saint Francis was not always a holy man, totally devoted to God.  Before he t...

Pope Makes a Twitter

Pope Makes a Twitter

Stephanie D., Reporter

January 4, 2013


Filed under Spirituality & Service

At the end of 2012 Pope Benedict  XVI made a Twitter account named @pontifex. He already has approximately 1.2 billion followers and that number keeps growing. He started tweeting on December 12th saying, "Dear friends, I am pleased to get in touch with you through Twitter. Thank you for your generous...

A Breakfast and a Benefit

A Breakfast and a Benefit

Angelina M., Reporter

December 22, 2012


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

When preparing for the Christmas season, giving back to a heartfelt cause is one thing that someone might definitely want consider contributing to. From the morning to noon of December 16th, 2012, Padua faculty, staff, students, and their families and friends were all invited to give back to Ronalds...

Freshmen Retreat

Francesca M., Reporter

December 17, 2012


Filed under Spirituality & Service

Freshman retreat took place on December 5, and it was a big success. It was a great bonding experience between the new sisters at Padua. We went through a series of activities that helped us realize that we have a lot in common with most of our classmates. The activities varied from playing a games t...

Interact Club: Making a Difference through Service

Interact Club: Making a Difference through Service

Rachael M., Reporter

December 17, 2012


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

The Padua Interact Club is an organization committed to serving the local and global communities.  They are sponsored by a local Rotary Club that assists them in their efforts.  Senior Interact leader Kelly Gallagher ‘13 said, “We try to help out anyone in need, usually local places, such as Ingleside...

NHS installation

NHS installation

Shannon H., Editor

December 10, 2012


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

On Thursday night, December 6th, Padua held its annual National Honor Society installation ceremony. Each year upperclassmen of high academic caliber and demonstrating service and leadership within the community are selected to Padua’s charter.  Students are first given the opportunity to apply as...

Junior Class Retreat

Courtney O., Reporter

December 7, 2012


Filed under Spirituality & Service

On November 28 the junior class gathered together for a day of bonding with each other and with God. We opened with a prayer, followed by a game of “Would You Rather.” “Would You Rather” showed each of us what are gifts are and how decision making was a big part in using those gifts. After the...

Cheering Up Heart

Judy A., Reporter

December 6, 2012


Filed under Spirituality & Service

Beginning the Fun: On Saturday December 2, the Blue-Gold committee arranged a Christmas party for kids with Down Syndrome. Members of Blue-Gold arrived in the cafeteria before 11:00 AM to help decorate the cafeteria and they organized the activities that were planned for the party. Another thing Blu...

Padua’s First Ever Hunger Banquet

Alexa B., Reporter

November 28, 2012


Filed under Spirituality & Service

         On Saturday, November 17, Padua Academy held its first ever Hunger Banquet. It was a night to spend time with friends and family and support UrbanPromise. It was a fun night spent raising awareness about poverty and hunger.        This year’s Hunger Banquet featured speaker...

Thanksgiving Prayer Service

Paige P., Reporter

November 25, 2012


Filed under Spirituality & Service

This year for Thanksgiving instead of having the usual mass, Padua collaborated with Steve Angrisano. Steve is a youth pastor, has been featured in 7 World Youth Days, the last 6 Pro Life March youth rallies and has participated in several diocesan youth conferences. Padua started off the assembly with...

Blue Gold Pie Auction

Blue Gold Pie Auction

Bernadette L., Reporter

November 23, 2012


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

Blue-Gold was back again to give students, faculty and staff the opportunity to bring home a delicious pie or baked good for Thanksgiving Day. On the last day before Thanksgiving break,  Blue-Gold holds their annual pie auction. When walking into the cafeteria the overwhelming consensus of pie day is,...

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