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Padua to honor supermodel-turned-businesswoman at annual dinner

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WILMINGTON – Kathy Ireland, a former supermodel who is now the chief executive officer of a design and marketing company, will be honored at the sixth annual Padua Academy Dinner in Honor of Women’s Achievement, which will be held April 16, 2015, at the Chase Center on the Riverfront.

Founded in 1993, Kathy Ireland Worldwide now grosses more than $2.2 billion in annual retail sales, according to Forbes magazine. Ireland, in addition to being the CEO, is also the chief designer of the company. Read more »

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Auks look to continue winning football tradition, eye return to postseason

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CLAYMONT – Archmere is often overlooked when discussions of Delaware’s great football programs take place, but the Auks quietly have turned in consistent performances season after season. Last year was another such effort, as Archmere started slow but won its last five games, finishing 7-3 and just missing the Division II playoff.

In fact, over the last four seasons, the Auks are 33-13, earning a trip to the championship game in 2010 and playoff berths in 2011 and ’12. Senior two-way starter J.M. Nocket would like Archmere get the respect he believes it deserves. Read more »

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St. Mark’s looks for an extended football season in 2014

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PIKE CREEK – Hopes are high at St. Mark’s as the football team looks to leave an impression in its final season (for now) as a Division I program. The Spartans are coming off a 7-4 season in 2013, which included a trip to the playoffs, where they lost a tight 28-24 decision to Dover.

Seven starters return on offense, including the entire offensive line, but several skill position players graduated. Senior Matt Williams was the leading candidate to start at quarterback, but he will miss some games as he recovers from a torn meniscus. Coach John Wilson said senior Connor Eastep is the likely starter until then. Joining him in the backfield is senior running back Markquise Normand. Read more »

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Football expectations high for experienced Salesianum squad

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WILMINGTON – One of the first things that comes to mind when discussing the 2014 Salesianum football team is the 2013 squad, the one that won the Division I state championship with a roster loaded with talented seniors. But to overlook the players who are coming back for the Sals would be a mistake.

Coach Bill DiNardo knows no one is feeling sorry for Salesianum, and he would never expect that. There are plenty of players ready to fill the void left by last year’s graduates. Read more »

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New coach, young Vikings seek to establish foundation on the gridiron

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WILMINGTON – Joe Aviola faces a number of challenges as the new head football coach at St. Elizabeth High School. He will be leading one of the smallest squads in the state – about 35 players – which features just five seniors. Those players are learning new schemes on offense and defense. And the man Aviola follows, Joe Hemphill, spent more than 40 years leading the Vikings.

“I don’t think you can replace a legend of his magnitude,” Aviola said after an August practice at Canby Park. “He’s been a mentor as a player and as a coach, and even today if I picked up the phone, he would answer and he would give me advice. Read more »

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Golfers shoot a round for Catholic Youth Ministry

July 25th, 2014 Posted in Our Diocese, Youth Tags: , ,

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NEWARK — As 120 golfers sat in their carts waiting to hit the links July 10 at Cavaliers Country Club to begin the annual benefit tournament for Catholic Youth Ministry, Bishop Malooly thanked them for supporting the young people of the diocese.

“The support for youth ministry is outstanding,” he said. “It’s really very important for our young people.”

Then the bishop gave a blessing that included the following: “Help them to add up correctly.” Read more »

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Rocket girls: Ursuline summer camp brings together girls who share interest in fields traditionally staffed by men

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WILMINGTON — With the Wilmington skyline just a mile or so away, 16 sixth- through eighth-grade girls, a high school senior and two teachers prepared to launch a series of water rockets in the field next to the reservoir behind Ursuline Academy. The teachers, Amanda Williams and Alicia Burd, took care of the launches while the students stood some 30 meters away measuring the heights and flight durations of the rockets.

The girls were part of Ursuline’s second annual STEAM Summer Scholars’ Academy, learning about science, technology, engineering, arts and math in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Read more »

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Young people volunteer to help others during the summer at Pitcher and Basin

July 24th, 2014 Posted in Featured, Our Diocese, Youth Tags: ,

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SALISBURY, Md. – John and Debbie Meyers sat in the living room of their home recently as a group of high school volunteers painted the front door, stairwell, and upstairs hallway and other teenagers groomed the Meyers’ yard.

“If they weren’t doing this, it wouldn’t get done,” Debbie Meyers said. She and her husband are both on disability and unable to do the work themselves. They also could not afford to have the work done. Read more »

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Golfers shoot a round for Catholic Youth Ministry

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NEWARK — As 120 golfers sat in their carts waiting to hit the links July 10 at Cavaliers Country Club, waiting to begin the annual benefit tournament for Catholic Youth Ministry, Bishop Malooly thanked them for supporting the young people of the diocese.

The support for youth ministry is outstanding,” he said. “It’s really very important for our young people.” Read more »

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St. Elizabeth students attended liturgical conference

Five students from St. Elizabeth High School attended the “One Bread, One Cup” Liturgical Leadership Conference at St. Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology in Indiana from June 15-21.

The conference, for high school and college students and youth ministers, included sessions on catechesis, liturgical and spiritual formation, and participation in liturgies. The students also were trained in ministries such as lector, Eucharistic minister and cantor.

The students who attended were Rafael Parra, Jake Barks, Megan McLaughlin, Mason Bondrowski and Alexandra Smyz. Father Norman Carroll, pastor of St. Elizabeth, and Melissa Pollio, the parish youth ministry coordinator, also participated.

 

St. Polycarp parishioner receives scholarship

SMYRNA – Kelley Northam, a parishioner at St. Polycarp in Smyrna and a student at St. Thomas More Academy in Magnolia, received two scholarships from the Brother Vincent Council of the Columbiettes at the council’s end-of-year celebration on June 19.

Northam was awarded a $500 scholarship presented by the Brother Vincent Council, along with a $1,000 grant given in memory of Mariann Weber, an active member of the Columbiettes. Northam was recognized because of her service projects and “a willingness to reach out to others in the church, school and community,” according to the Columbiettes.

 

St. Elizabeth students participate in summer service projects

Nine girls from St. Elizabeth High School in Wilmington participated in a Girls Summer Service Trip with the Oblate Sisters of St. Francis de Sales at Mount Aviat Academy in Childs, Md., from June 25-27, while a group of 11 boys worked in the Germantown section of Philadelphia from June 22-26.

The girls took part in a food drive and also helped Oblate Sister Audrey Frances construct boxes for party favors for a dinner for disabled and mentally challenged, which the students also attended.

The students who attended were Aika San Diego, Karli Cathell, Alyssa Boyle, Jordyn Humes, Julia Short, Andrea Worthy, Stephanie Charney, Tiara Tanzilli and Leighton Trimarco.

“Not only did the girls have a chance to work with the Oblate Sisters, but also were able to learn about religious life,” said Melissa Pollio, a teacher at St. Elizabeth High School and the parish director of youth ministry. “They helped to coordinate a picnic with the Shorehaven School, a food drive for the Immaculate Conception Outreach Program and a myriad of other projects.”

The boys worked out of the St. Vincent de Paul Center and served lunch at Saint John’s Hospice, renovated housing, sorted through donations at Whosoever Gospel Mission, visited retired priests at St. Catherine, volunteered at local community centers and completed a number of projects at DePaul Catholic School.

Those who attended were Johnathan Hendricks, Rafael Parra, Gianni Cotti, Eric Bristol, Brian Marchioni, Dante Tiberi, Edmond Roncone, Michael Dunning, Michael Piekarski, Nathan Cooper and Austin Crozier.

 

Students graduate from state police training academy

Several Catholic high school students were among the 33 from across the state who graduated from the state police training academy after a weeklong program that introduced them to police work. The 43rd annual Trooper Youth Week was sponsored by the American Legion.

The students who attend Catholic high schools are Erin Allston of St. Elizabeth; Joseph Demarco, Derrick Kennedy and Garret Moser of Salesianum; and Christopher Matt of St. Mark’s.

Activities included a daily fitness program and classes on crash investigation, evidence detection and fraud investigation.

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