List of 10 news stories.

  • Sophia Pelillo '18 Selected as a Shakespeare Intern

    Sophia Pelillo '18 has been selected as a high school intern for Delaware Shakespeare.  As an intern, Sophia will attend rehearsals and workshops for the group's production of Henry V. The show will be staged at Rockwood Park July 14-30.  Sophia will be part of a pre-show act and will recite sonnets throughout the park. Sophia also earned one of five highly competitive spots to understudy one of the parts in Henry V. We congratulate Sophia for pursuing and achieving such a wonderful opportunity. 
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  • Bess Carey '17 Wins Speech Contest

    Bess Carey '17 submitted a speech to Maryland Right to Life Oratory contest, and she won! They are paying for her to attend the National Right to Life Convention in Milwaukee at the end of June, and she will give her speech (representing MD) with other state winners. If she wins in a preliminary round, she will continue to finals, where one winner will receive $1,000.
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  • Lacing Up to Support Pediatric Cancer

    Both the Varsity and JV Girls Soccer teams “Laced Up” by wearing gold laces during their games on Monday, May 15, to help support the fight against pediatric cancer. This is through a campaign called Go4theGoal. This is the second time the team has participated in this campaign. The varsity girls won their game 6-0 against AI duPont High School.
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  • Fit For Life

    Ms. Danielle Smith ‘08 brings excitement to her Fit For Life class. The students have participated in several fitness lessons this semester. The different lessons included weightlifting, zumba, healthy stretching, and NOW step aerobics!

    Step Aerobics is a terrific cross-training activity for runners, cyclists, and walkers as it builds and helps maintain optimal cardiovascular health. The students in the Fit For Life class have voted Step Aerobics as a class favorite. They look forward to the continuation of this unit as they learn new steps each and every class!
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  • Saint Mark's competes at OWLympiad at Temple University

    A group of Saint Mark's students participated in the OWLympiad, a math competition at Temple University. The students are Vitaly Chen, Amy Gao, Nick Kayatta, Drew Koense, Rachel Staib, David Suddard, and Rex Zhu. There were three rounds of competition and the following students placed first in the second round; Amy Gao, Nick Kayatta, and David Suddard.  The day consisted of problem solving and excellent math conversations.
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  • Rachel Staib '18 Wins Common Wealth Awards Writing Contest

    Saint Mark’s junior Rachel Staib was selected as a winner in the 2017 Common Wealth Awards Writing Contest. In this highly competitive contest, Delaware high school students compete to meet the winners of this year’s 38th Annual Common Wealth Award. The Common Wealth Award honors renowned individuals for their lifetime accomplishments in enriching modern society in a range of human endeavors. Rachel joins the list of talented Saint Mark’s students who have received this honor, including two other students within the last three years.
     
    Students compete for this honor by explaining in an original written work which Common Wealth honoree they most want to meet and why. Staib’s essay focused on why she would like to meet Dr. Mae Jemison, engineer, physician, and NASA astronaut, who became the first African-American woman to travel in space.
     
    Rachel and her parents attended the black-tie gala on April 29, 2017, held at the Hotel DuPont. At the gala, hosted by PNC Financial Services Group, Rachel was able to meet and interact with the honorees, and she was acknowledged for her winning essay.
      
    In her essay, Staib eloquently delineated what a chance to meet Dr. Mae Jemison would mean to her. Rachel, who is passionate about writing, also has a growing interest in the field of speech-language pathology and linguistics. She says that she has faced the same type of decision as Dr. Jemison, finding a balance between what she is passionate about and what she wants to pursue as a career. Staib also adds, “Inspired by Jemison's achievements and success, I'm excited and confident in my future as I plan to study linguistics and speech-pathology.
     
    The other esteemed recipients with whom Staib interacted included Charles Grodin, American actor, comedian, author, and former cable talk show host, and Marlo Thomas, American actress, producer, and social activist.
     
    The Common Wealth Awards, given by the Ralph Hayes Common Wealth Foundation, are presented annually to recognize and reward the best of human achievement. First presented in 1979 by The Common Wealth Trust, the awards were created under the will of Ralph Hayes, an influential business executive and philanthropist.
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  • Annual Band Trip Awards & Recognition

    Over Easter break a group of talented band, chorus and marching auxiliary students traveled to Virginia Beach to perform in the annual Fiesta-val fine arts competition.
     
    During the trip the students took part in several different competitions and received numerous awards including the following:
    • First place Concert Band with an excellent rating
    • Second place Jazz Band with an excellent rating
    • Second place Chorus with an excellent rating
    • First place Marching Band Parade with an excellent rating
    • Marching Auxiliary (Guard and Dance team) Best in show with a superior rating
    • First place Indoor Dance Team with an excellent rating
    • First place Indoor Guard with an excellent rating
    • First place Drumline with a superior rating
    • Outstanding soloist award was given to Pav Naicker for his tenor sax solo on Feels So Good. 
    Congratulations to all of our Spartans and thank you for making us proud!
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  • Genny Hughes '17 Signs With Wilmington University

    Congratulations to Senior Genny Hughes who signed to play volleyball at Wilmington University!
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  • Widener University High School Leadership Award

    On March 23 at a ceremony at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Widener University and WCAU-TV NBC10 recognized junior Robert "Bobby" Rush IV by awarding him a Widener University High School Leadership Award.

    This award is designed to recognize high school students in the region who embody Widener’s focus on civic engagement and community leadership. Bobby was selected based on his leadership skills, academic excellence and overall personal character. He will receive a $20,000 scholarship to Widener should he choose to enroll there.
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  • Saint Mark's Hosts Spelling Bee

    On Saturday, March 4th, the Saint Mark’s Anna V. Graham Theatre stage was filled with seventy-six fourth through eighth graders all vying for the honor to represent the state of Delaware in the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee. For the ninth consecutive year, Mrs. Anne Marie Eanes, Chair of the English Department, organized and conducted the state bee. Without Saint Mark’s willingness to host the bee and Mrs. Eanes’s dedication to this event, it is unlikely that a student from Delaware would have the opportunity to compete in the national competition that is held in Washington, D.C. each spring. The champion of this year’s state bee was Sahil Langote, a 6th grader at P.S. Dupont Middle School. Second place was earned by Faiz Madiwale, a 5th grader at the Islamic Academy of Delaware, and third place went to Maanvi Sarwadi, a 6th grader at Caravel Academy. Congratulations to all the students who competed and who represented their school so well in this highly competitive event. We wish Sahil the best of luck as he prepares for the national competition.
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