List of 10 news stories.

  • Max Downey ’17 received National AP Scholar Recognition

    Danielle Bowen
    Through Saint Mark’s AP Program current seniors and past graduates have earned Advanced Placement Awards. Recent Saint Mark’s graduate Max Downey ’17 received the highest recognition for U.S. students, the National AP Scholar. This award is given to U.S. students who have received scores of 4 or higher on eight or more exams and an average score of at least 4 on all AP exams taken. Downey took 12 AP exams with an average score of 4.75, which consisted of nine 5’s and three 4’s. He is currently attending Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, with plans to pursue medical school after. 
     
    Saint Mark’s also has AP Award winners in every other category that include:
     
    AP Scholar with Distinction – students who have received an average scores of at least 3.5 on
    all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on 5 or more exams.
     
    Class of 2017 – Elizabeth Danberg, Max Downey, Mollie Marine, Shrey Mittal, Pavithran
    Naicker, Daniel Ortez, Nicholas Pautler, Domenic Scalora, and Jared Walker
     
    AP Scholar with Honor – students who have received an average scores of at least 3.25 on all
    AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on 4 or more exams.
     
    Class of 2017 – Sarah Eissmann, Janelle Hessler, Sarah Hopkins and Amy Yowell
    Class of 2018 – Cameron Johnson
     
    AP Scholar – students who have received an average scores of at least 3 on three or more
    exams.
     
    Class of 2017 – Mary Kate Danberg, Patrick DePietro, Christopher Ludman, Lucie Melvin, Mason Mostrom, Kevin Orzada, and Sophia Platt
    Class of 2018 – Claire Estes, Callie Freda, Nicholas Kayatta, Nicole Kirk, Andrew Koense, Majella Myers, Mollie Russell, Rachel Staib, and David Suddard
     
     
    Saint Mark’s congratulates all our students and graduates on their success! 
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  • Saint Mark's Welcome Dance 2017

    Danielle Bowen
    Saint Mark’s held our Welcome Dance on Saturday night. The theme was Heroes vs. Villains and students dressed up in costumes of their choice. Many participated in group costumes with friends. The event was the first dance of the year and a way to welcome all the new freshmen and transfer students to Saint Mark’s as well as a welcome to all for the new school year. 
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  • Saint Mark's Hosts Back to School Night

    Danielle Bowen
    On Thursday, September 14th Saint Mark’s hosted our Back to School Night. The evening began with prayer and information in the theater before parents were sent off to homeroom to receive information and schedules. After homeroom parents followed their student’s schedule to meet each teacher. In each classroom teachers shared information about their courses and answered any questions. The event was well attended and parents were very enthusiastic. 
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  • Cross Country Returns to the Campus of Saint Mark's High School

    Danielle Bowen
    On Sunday, September 10th, the Saint Mark's High School campus hosted the Christ the Teacher Cross Country Scrimmage for CYM schools. Christ the Teacher kicked off the 2017 CYM Cross Country season with a 3000-Meter Varsity run (7th and 8th graders), a 1-mile JV run (3rd-6th graders), and a youth fun run.
     
    The rolling course took athletes through 6 campus fields, that provided them with a scenic panoramic view of New Castle County, and finished in unique style with a dash to home plate of the baseball diamond. The Saint Mark's Cross Country team volunteered all afternoon with setup, meet management, and cleanup as well as served as course marshals and sweepers. “They did a wonderful job showcasing our program and our school,” stated cross country coach Michael DiGennaro. 
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  • 4-H Alumni Aubrey Plaza Shares a Day in the Life with Saint Mark’s Senior Andrew Shaffer

    Danielle Bowen
    Current Saint Mark’s student, Andrew Shaffer, recently participated in the 4-H Alumni Share a Day Program. This program invites 4-H alumni to share with current 4‑H members a behind the scenes look at career paths and show where their experience can take them.  

    4‑H is a youth development organization that provides experiences where young people learn by doing. Kids complete hands-on projects in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on leadership roles. 4‑H empowers young people with the skills to lead for a lifetime.

    Andrew was paired to Delaware 4-H Alumni, Aubrey Plaza. She has recently been making a name for herself in the film and television industry and through the program brought Andrew to events promoting her new film.

    To see the National 4-H video on Andrew’s experience please click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmbLAeWbe0A
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  • Saint Mark’s Seniors Sophia and Nicholas Kayatta achieve Third Degree Black Belts in Kenpo Karate

    Danielle Bowen
    Since 2005, Sophia and Nicholas Kayatta have consistently trained at American Karate Studios in Newark, DE.  This year they achieved the rank of third degree black belt in Kenpo karate. Not only have they mastered self-defense techniques, choreographed katas, and physical fitness, but they have also learned invaluable life skills and character development. Core values, such as perseverance, discipline, focus, humility, and leadership have guided Sophia and Nicholas to conduct themselves with humility and respect both in the martial arts and in school. They strive for excellence and integrity, the hallmarks of Saint Mark's, in everything they do. Indeed, Sophia and Nicholas have kept our Saint Mark's motto, All Things Possible, in mind as they continue on their journey in learning the art of Kenpo Karate. 
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  • Saint Mark’s Soccer Team Aiding Hurricane Harvey Relief

    Danielle Bowen
    Delaware sports teams have rallied to collect shirts to send to the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Saint Mark’s soccer team is one of the many teams giving back to the community.
     
    We are proud of our Spartans for pulling together and serving those in need!

    If you would like to learn more you can check out the WDEL article on their website, “Delaware sports community giving shirts off their backs to help with Hurricane Harvey relief” or use the  link http://www.wdel.com/news/facebook/delaware-sports-community-giving-shirts-off-their-backs-to-help/article_ccf3c28a-8dc6-11e7-94b6-07435e8cbaae.html

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  • Margaret More Receives Jefferson Award

    Danielle Bowen
    Margaret More, received the Jefferson Award from Governor Chris Christy for her relentless volunteer efforts for helping those in need in Monmouth County, NJ.
     
    Margaret, better known as "Tootz" to friends, family, and former faculty and coach members, was a 1974 graduate of Saint Mark's High School.  She has always done volunteer work on some level, even dating back to the Newark, DE Holy Angel's carnival days in the early 1970's. Saint Mark's had a hand in promoting volunteerism to her when she was a participant in the Blue/Gold All Star Football Game. The first Delaware Blue/Gold All Star football game was played for the purpose of spreading awareness about intellectual disabilities in children, while raising funds for programs that serve these children. She continued to volunteer for the Delaware Foundation for Reaching Citizens organization that supported these efforts for the next 20 years until she moved to New Jersey. 
     
    Our Saint Mark’s family is extremely proud of her accomplishments! 
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  • Saint Mark's Hosts Spirituality Day

    Danielle Bowen
    The start of the new school year brought all the teachers in the diocese together for Spirituality Day, which was hosted by Saint Mark’s High School. The event consisted of Mass celebrated by Bishop Malooly, an awards ceremony honoring teachers for their years of service, a keynote address by guest speaker Reverend Stephen D. Thorne, and prayer. 
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  • Joseph Curtin White Awarded NHS Scholarship

    Danielle Bowen
    Joseph Curtin White, Saint Mark’s Class of 2017, awarded the National Honor Society (NHS) Scholarship. He was one of 400 National Semifinalists, chosen from more than 9,000 applicants and the first known Saint Mark’s student to win the award.
     
    The award is available to high school seniors who are members in good standing of an active National Honor Society chapter. Finalists are selected on the basis of their leadership skills, participation in service organizations, clubs, and other student groups at the school and in the community, as well as their academic record. As a semifinalist Joseph is recognized as one of the top 300 NHS members in the nation for this past school year.
     
    In addition, Joseph was one of six area students to receive the Thomas P. Bentley Scholarship. Joseph spoke about his trips to Haiti when receiving the award, which is based on demonstrated service.
     
    This fall he started at Penn State University as one of 50 students in the Smeal College Sapphire Leadership/Academic Honors program. The Curtin White family credit Saint Mark’s with helping Joseph attain these honors.
     
    Saint Mark’s congratulates him on all his accomplishments! 
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