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First Annual APS Padua Project

First Annual APS Padua Project

Dani F. '18, Reporter

May 14, 2018


Filed under Student News, Top Stories

Over the course of the past few months, APS groups have been coming up with ideas that will help improve the school community at Padua Academy. The top five project ideas were selected by a committee of judges, which were then presented to the entire school on Thursday, May 10 at the first annual APS ...

Junior Prom 2018

Junior Prom 2018

Meaghan O. '20, Reporter

May 14, 2018


Filed under Photo Gallery, Student News

On Saturday May 12, 2018, Padua Academy Juniors had their prom held in the cafe. Students danced the night away with their friends and dates as they listen to tons of music....

From Derry to the World: Roma Downey

From Derry to the World: Roma Downey

Dani F. '18, Reporter

May 12, 2018


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From a small town called Derry in Northern Ireland, Roma Downey never imagined that she would be where she is today. Downey has starred in many religious films and series, including playing the role of Mother Mary in the film Son of God. As a producer, Downey works alongside her husband, Mark Burnett, ...

Executive Officers For The 2018-2019 School Year

Executive Officers For The 2018-2019 School Year

Nicole O. '20, Writer

May 12, 2018


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       On Wednesday March 2, 2018, juniors at Padua Academy presented their speeches to run for the executive officers of the 2018-2019 school year. The runners were Sarah Jane Mee, Rose Langrehr, Allison Stuebing, Maureen Haffey, Caitlin Baxter. Madison Lennon, Rachel Delate, Clare Ma...

Big Sister Little Sister Legacy Ceremony

Big Sister Little Sister Legacy Ceremony

Jennifer C. '21, Reporter

May 12, 2018


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A widely known tradition at Padua Academy is the pairing of a freshman and a senior, or the pairing of a “big sister” and a “little sister”. On Tuesday, May 1, freshmen and seniors came together in the cafe during flex for a legacy ceremony. The girls sat down and watched a video with pictures from the ac...

Mother-Daughter Brunch

May 12, 2018


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On Sunday April 29, 2018, Padua Academy held their annual Mother-Daughter Brunch. This year Padua administrators Mrs. Wilber and Mrs. Lundstrom planned the event. Padua students were given the opportunity to enjoy a brunch from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM with their moms, sisters, aunts, and grandmothers. ...

Penny Wars: A Cause That Makes Cents

Penny Wars: A Cause That Makes Cents

Stella W. '19 and Ava R. '19

April 30, 2018


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Last week at Padua, you might have seen a student slipping a five-dollar bill into a jar labeled ‘Freshmen,’ cunningly smiling. This student was participating in Penny Wars, a week-long competition across all grade levels to benefit Blue Gold, a club that aids disabled children. One penny adds one po...

The Last Community Homeroom of the Year

The Last Community Homeroom of the Year

Stella W. '19, Reporter

April 30, 2018


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On April 25th, students and faculty gathered in the gym for the final community homeroom of the year. Mrs. Vavala opened with prayer for the Feast of St. Mark, emphasizing the importance of giving people second chances and being there for one another. She also encouraged students to attend the “Eveni...

Sophomore Spirit Day 2018

Sophomore Spirit Day 2018

Nicole O. '20, Writer

April 20, 2018


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At Padua on April 19th, 2018, the class of 2020 enjoyed their sophomore spirit day. All of the sophomores were allowed to dress down and asked to wear blue, but it was not mandatory. Their day of festivities began during lunch two when they were given a special lunch of breakfast foods. The opti...

Marina Riese: Educator and Animal Lover

Marina Riese: Educator and Animal Lover

Stella W. '19, Maddie Z. '18, Nicole O. '20, and Dani F. '20

April 17, 2018


Filed under People, Student News

Marina Riese has anything but a typical job. As an educator at the Philadelphia Zoo, Riese is involved in a number of different activities that happen both in and out of the zoo. From a young age, she planned on being a zookeeper to satisfy her love of animals. However, after she began her studies at ...

Behind the Lens at the Philly Zoo: Photographer Profile

Behind the Lens at the Philly Zoo: Photographer Profile

Stella W. '19, Maddie Z. '18, Nicole O. '20, and Dani F. '18

April 17, 2018


Filed under People, Student News

Kyla Ann isn’t your ordinary zoo employee. Snapping pictures at the entrance of the Philadelphia Zoo, she sees everyone that comes and goes on a daily basis. A freelance artist, animal lover, and an avid salesperson, Kyla Ann enjoys the opportunities her job gives her. “I have a long history of bei...

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