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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,...

Guest Speaker Visits Padua to Promote the Forgiveness of Others

Guest Speaker Visits Padua to Promote the Forgiveness of Others

Nikki R., Reporter

November 20, 2012


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

     Padua was very excited to hear from special guest speaker Rosario Rodriguez on November 13. She is from Los Angeles and has spoken all over the world. Rodriguez is a victim of not just one, but two violent crimes. She shared with us how she forgave those who had hurt her. The First Encounter...

How To Find Your Soulmate Without Losing Your Soul

How To Find Your Soulmate Without Losing Your Soul

Ashley A., Reporter

November 18, 2012


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

Jason Evert, a motivational speaker, uses medical facts, religion, and most importantly humor to give inspirational speeches about chastity and loving your body. What makes him so entertaining and captivating is his enthusiasm and how he always has his audience laughing. When he visited Padua on November...

Students in Action Team: Helping Padua Students “Get Involved”

Students in Action Team: Helping Padua Students “Get Involved”

Rachael M., Reporter

November 13, 2012


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

This year the Students in Action homeroom is working hard to get Padua girls involved in service. You may know this homeroom as the “Jefferson Awards Homeroom,” but this year the team has reconstructed its criteria. “We don't want service to be about the awards,” says SIA team member Carly Block,...

Project Unify

Bernadette L., Reporter

November 6, 2012


Filed under Spirituality & Service

On Thursday November 1st Blue Gold ambassadors and members went to the University of Delaware for the Project Unify Conference. The conference was an all day event run by members of YAC students form varying schools in Delaware involved in Blue Gold, Special Olympics, and Project Unify. The day consisted...

A Journey with Jonah!

A Journey with Jonah!

Kaleigh W., Reporter

October 29, 2012


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

On Wednesday October, 17, the freshman class went to the Sight and Sound Theater to see Jonah!. The Sight and Sound Theater, located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, puts on musical shows that bring the Bible to life. Currently, the theater is performing Jonah!, a story about the prophet Jonah and his journey...

Padua Academy Helps Those in Need Through Blue Gold

Padua Academy Helps Those in Need Through Blue Gold

Ali F., Reporter

October 29, 2012


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

During the bustling activity period every Friday, over 50 students meet in Roberto Hall for Blue Gold. The activity is lead by Mrs. Kowalski and Ms. Anderson and students range from freshman to seniors. Padua’s Blue Gold committee works with DFRC, Special Olympics, Project Unify, Down Syndrome Ass...

Fall Encounter

Fall Encounter

Shannon H., Reporter

October 23, 2012


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

On Thursday October 11, forty Padua girls left for the biannual Encounter Retreat.   The retreat occurs in the fall and spring of each year and is open to both juniors and seniors.  Students left Thursday night, after eating dinner together at Padua.  They returned around 1 p.m. on Sunday.   The...

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