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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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St. E’s Hemphill, Ursuline two-sport star among Del. Sports Hall inductees

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Joe Hemphill and Sarah Gause Flanders are among 10 people who will be inducted into the Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame at the organization’s annual banquet, to be held May 5 at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington.

Hemphill retired from St. Elizabeth High School in early 2014 after serving there for 42 years as the football coach and 41 as athletic director. He also coached golf. In football, the Vikings won three state titles – in 1994, 1996 and 2010 – and reached the championship two other times. Read more »

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Auks fall to Concord in softball, 13-3

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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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Abessinios create $1 million matching-gift fund for Catholic Charities

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Donations to Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Wilmington can be worth twice as much until July 15.

Catholic Charities announced April 20 that the Abessinio Family Foundation will match up to $1 million in contributions to the St. Rocco Fund for Catholic Charities during the next three months.

Rocco and Mary Abessinio have pledged $1 million matching gift fund for do nationals to Catholic Charities until July 15.

Rocco and Mary Abessinio have pledged $1 million matching gift fund for do nationals to Catholic Charities until July 15.

Rocco and Mary Abessinio, who received Catholic Charities’ Msgr. Thomas J. Reese Award April 15, said they pledged the dollar-for-dollar matching gift in gratitude for the award and in honor of Charities’ 185th anniversary.

“We are thrilled to benefit from the generosity of the Abessinio Family Foundation, and especially Rocco and Mary Abessinio,” said Richelle Vible, executive director of Catholic Charities. “Their desire to share their resources with the most vulnerable in our communities is truly inspiring.

“The St. Rocco Fund for Catholic Charities will match every donation made through July 15. Help Catholic Charities earn $1 million in matching funds,” Vible said.

Rocco Abessinio credited his devotion to St. Rocco as the inspiration for the couple’s creation of the fund. Born of nobility in the 14th century, St. Rocco followed the example of St. Francis of Assisi and distributed all his worldly goods among the poor.

The Abessinios told Catholic Charities they hope the matching-gift fund will inspire others to share their resources with the most vulnerable.

To make a gift to Catholic Charities online using a credit card, click here, or visit www.cdow.org/charities.html.

On the secure donation form, donors can click “Yes” to the question, “Do you want your gift to be doubled by the St. Rocco Fund for Catholic Charities to qualify your donation for the matching gift?”

Donors can also send a check to Catholic Charities at 2601 W. Fourth St., Wilmington, DE 19805. Please note St. Rocco Fund for Catholic Charities on the check memo line.

Donations to support Catholic Charities’ Basic Needs, Bayard House or Casa San Francisco programs may qualify organizations and individuals who pay Delaware state income taxes for tax credits. In exchange for a qualified contribution, the Neighborhood Assistance Act program provides state tax credits equal to 50 percent of the investment. For individuals, a qualified donation is $2,500; for businesses, the donation is $10,000.

Please call Catholic Charities at (302) 655-9624 to learn more about this option.

Each year, Catholic Charities helps more than 53,000 individuals stay in their homes with basic needs supports like rent and utility assistance, feeds 5,300 families, temporarily shelters 150 individuals, and counsels 1,000 individuals and families who need mental health services.

The agency offers a wide range of services to strengthen families, care for children, assist the disadvantaged, and build human relationships throughout Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

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Saint Edmond’s Academy announces next headmaster

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WILMINGTON — Brian J. Ray will succeed Brother Michael A. Smith, C.S.C., as headmaster of Saint Edmond’s Academy here effective July 1, the school announced April 20.

Ray, 44, has been the chief business officer of Washington Jesuit Academy in Washington, D.C., for the last nine years.

Brian J. Ray has been named headmaster of St. Edomnd's Academy in Wilmington. (Courtesy St. Edmond's Academy)

Brian J. Ray has been named headmaster of Saint Edomnd’s Academy in Wilmington. (Courtesy St. Edmond’s Academy)

Prior to that he was at Georgetown Preparatory School in North Bethesda, Md., where he was dean of residential programs and director of alumni relations.

“The Saint Edmond’s Academy Board of Directors, with support from the corporate members, believe that Brian’s fund-raising, community outreach, and recruiting experience will be invaluable in helping the academy enhance its recognition in the community, along with increasing enrollment and funds raised”, said Saint Edmond’s Academy Board Chairman Ernie Dianastasis.

Ray will be moving from Ashburn, Va., to the Wilmington area with his wife Michelle and their four children.

Saint Edmond’s Academy is an independent Catholic school that educates boys in the Congregation of the Holy Cross tradition from junior kindergarten (preK) through eighth grade. This year’s enrollment is 250 students.

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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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