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Big bats, Ellis’ arm power Padua softball to win over St. Mark’s

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PIKE CREEK – Padua used some big bats and the right arm of Olivia Ellis to defeat Catholic Conference rival St. Mark’s, 10-0, in five innings Thursday afternoon at Midway Softball Complex.

Ellis scattered three singles, improving her and the team’s record to 4-2. Only one Spartans runner reached second base, on a pair of one-out singles in the top of the fourth inning, but the Pandas snuffed out that threat with a 6-3 double play. Read more »

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St. Elizabeth student places in essay contest

WILMINGTON – St. Elizabeth junior Jacob Rice is the second-place winner in this year’s Memphis Belle essay contest, the school has announced. The contest, which began this year, is sponsored by Lausanne Collegiate School in Memphis, Tenn. Read more »

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St. Elizabeth students receive service honor

WILMINGTON – St. Elizabeth High School has been named the Delaware recipient for Outstanding Service for a High School by the Jefferson Awards-Deloitte Students in Action program. The school will represent the state at the Jefferson Awards national ceremony in Washington, D.C., June 17-18. Read more »

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Science Olympiad team takes center stage at St. Ann’s

April 22nd, 2015 Posted in Our Diocese, Youth Tags: ,

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The St. Ann’s School 15-person Science Olympiad team finished third among 60 teams at the recent state competition, and on a recent Friday, members of the team showed the rest of the school the projects they had worked on.

Sixth-graders Corinne Arnold (left) and Bridget Peach show “Air Trajectory,” in which they must launch a projectile with the force of a falling mass in order to hit a target.

Sixth-graders Corinne Arnold (left) and Bridget Peach show “Air Trajectory,” in which they must launch a projectile with the force of a falling mass in order to hit a target.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seventh-graders Grace Burrus (left) and Savanah Garcia prepare to launch a glider made of balsa wood powered by a rubber band. The goal is to achieve maximum flight time.

Seventh-graders Grace Burrus (left) and Savanah Garcia prepare to launch a glider made of balsa wood powered by a rubber band. The goal is to achieve maximum flight time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Riley Flanagan (left), a seventh-grade student, and Michael Webb, and eighth-grader, demonstrate “Bridge,” in which students need to build the lightest balsa bridge that can hold the greatest weight. Riley is pouring sand into the bucket attached to the bridge.

Riley Flanagan (left), a seventh-grade student, and Michael Webb, and eighth-grader, demonstrate “Bridge,” in which students need to build the lightest balsa bridge that can hold the greatest weight. Riley is pouring sand into the bucket attached to the bridge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Auks fall to Concord in softball, 13-3

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Dialog reporter

 

BRANDYWINE HUNDRED – Jessica Fyock had three hits, including a home run, drove in four and scored a run as Concord rolled to a 13-3 five-inning win over Archmere in nonconference softball Tuesday afternoon at Concord.

The entire lineup was involved as the Raiders used a pair of big innings to pull away from the Auks and improve to 6-1 on the season. After Archmere took a 1-0 lead in to open the game, Concord bounced back with two in their half when Fyock, a senior, blasted one to deep right field with a runner on first. Fyock beat the throw to give the Raiders the lead at 2-1. Read more »

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Phanatic visits St. Peter’s to reward voracious readers

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NEW CASTLE – April 20 was an off-day for the Philadelphia Phillies, giving the baseball team’s mascot an opportunity to drive his four-wheeler down to New Castle for a bit.

The Phillie Phanatic spent part of the afternoon at St. Peter the Apostle School as part of the “Be a Phanatic About Reading” program, which encourages students to read for a minimum of 15 minutes a day to improve literacy skills. Thanks to the efforts of Eric Ford’s fifth-grade class, St. Peter’s was selected for a Phanatic visit. It was originally scheduled for February but was delayed because of bad weather. Read more »

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Model-turned-CEO Kathy Ireland brings message of faith, success to Padua students

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WILMINGTON – When Kathy Ireland was gracing the covers of magazines during her career as a supermodel, she was used to hearing one particular instruction over and over: “Shut up and pose.”

Ireland vowed that would be the last time she’d be without a voice, and on April 16, during a visit to Padua Academy in Wilmington, she told the student body of more than 660 girls how she has made herself heard as a businesswoman and philanthropist in the years after her modeling career ended.

“Don’t let anyone put you in a box,” Ireland said. “And please don’t let anyone silence you.” Read more »

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Cancer claims NCAA basketball player known for her ‘determined spirit’

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CINCINNATI — Lauren Hill, a Mount St. Joseph University freshman who gained international attention when she pursued her dream of playing college basketball even as her inoperable brain cancer advanced, died April 10. She was 19.

She suffered from a brain cancer called diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, known as DIPG.

Ohio college basketball player Lauren Hill, who died of cancer April 10, is pictured in a 2014 photo. A student at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati, Hill gained international attention when she decided to play on the college's freshman basketball team even as her inoperable brain tumor advanced. (CNS photo/courtesy Mount St. Joseph University)

Ohio college basketball player Lauren Hill, who died of cancer April 10, is pictured in a 2014 photo. A student at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati, Hill gained international attention when she decided to play on the college’s freshman basketball team even as her inoperable brain tumor advanced. (CNS photo/courtesy Mount St. Joseph University)

“God has a new game plan for Lauren Hill,” said a statement from Tony Aretz, president of Mount St. Joseph University.

“Her light will continue to shine on us all as her supporters worldwide continue her mission of increasing awareness and finding a cure for DIPG,” he said. “We are forever grateful to have had Lauren grace our campus with her smile and determined spirit. She has left a powerful legacy. She taught us that every day is a blessing; every moment a gift.”

Hill rose to national fame Nov. 2 after Mount St. Joseph, a Catholic university, petitioned the NCAA to open the season early so that she could achieve her dream of playing collegiate basketball. Hill scored a layup to open the game, a highlight that has been viewed on YouTube more than half a million times.

The university held an evening memorial service for Hill April 13.

“As Lauren’s family and friends grieve, I am sure I speak for many who will choose to reflect on her incredible life with admiration and find ways to remember her selfless generosity,” Aretz said. “We thank God for the gift of Lauren and thank her parents and family for the honor of allowing the Mount to be a part of her life. Her love and laughter will remain in our hearts.”

Following her diagnosis, Hill worked to raise money and awareness for research on her cancer with the Cure Starts Now Foundation, granting interviews and making appearances even as her conditioned worsened.

“We are saddened to hear that our friend Lauren Hill has passed away this morning,” said a foundation posting on Facebook. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family during this difficult time. … Throughout her diagnosis Lauren was a tireless advocate and spokesperson for the Cure Starts Now’s efforts to find the ‘homerun cure.’ Lauren captured the hearts of people worldwide with her tenacity and determination to play in her first collegiate basketball game with her Mount St. Joseph University team.”

The Cure Starts Now added that Hill’s efforts have raised $1.4 million for research on diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma.

 

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Sals drop 6-5 lacrosse decision to Virginia foe

April 7th, 2015 Posted in Our Diocese, Youth

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Dialog reporter

 

WILMINGTON – Stephen Sheppard’s goal with 2:56 remaining gave Bishop Denis J. O’Connell High School of Arlington, Va., a 6-5 victory over host Salesianum on Tuesday afternoon at Baynard Stadium. Salesianum tried valiantly to get the equalizer in the final minutes but was unable to sneak one past Knights goalkeeper Justin Fitzsimmons.

Sheppard took a pass across the crease and beat Sallies keeper Ryan Kern. Sheppard was bumped during the play and took the shot from his knees at a harsh angle. Read more »

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St. Elizabeth High School earns ‘Superstar’ title for ViFi program

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WILMINGTON – St. Elizabeth High School has been recognized by the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce as one of six Superstars in Education for its Viking Initiative for Innovation program, better known as ViFi.

The effort has changed the way technology is used in the classroom to make the curriculum more effective and more deeply engage students and faculty.

St. Elizabeth is the only nonpublic school in Delaware to receive the honor. Thirty nominations were submitted to the chamber. Read more »

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