All Saint Mark’s students in senior level math classes participate in H&R Block Budget Challenge as an extension of the college prep curriculum. During this 10-week simulation, thousands of students throughout the country practice real-world money management skills that include paying bills, managing expenses, saving money, investing in retirement and more.
The following students received national recognition by placing in the top 10% of all students involved in the simulation: Nicole Kirk, Jessica Lawless, Mollie Marine, Diana Sparks, and Kellie VanDuzer.
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.
Haley Schweizer ‘13 graduated from Wilmington Christian School before becoming a standout Spartan. She was an active member of the Saint Mark’s Student Council and played three sports, becoming a three-time captain for field hockey, basketball, and lacrosse during her time at Saint Mark’s. She was named player of the year, and was First Team All State in lacrosse for three years. She currently holds the state scoring record for career goals in lacrosse.
Haley is currently studying Psychology and Brain Science at Johns Hopkins University, where she is a captain of the lacrosse team. Over the past four years she has grown as leader on and off the field at Johns Hopkins University. As a senior athlete, she now has the privilege of welcoming new recruits to the team and sharing her experiences, leadership and passion for the game with them.
From a Spartan to a Blue Jay, Haley has learned to “play with joy.” These words are found on the walls as you enter the women’s locker room at the university. These words have inspired Haley throughout her lacrosse career as a Blue Jay and will continue to guide her into the future. As her time comes to an end as Johns Hopkins women’s lacrosse player, Haley shares her reflections with the Spartan community. She reminds all of us to value our teammates, respect our coaches, appreciate every opportunity and to simply have joy for life. She strives to live every day with joy and we are very proud to call her a Spartan.
The Saint Mark's varsity girls lacrosse team is off to a strong start this season with a 4-0 record under first year Head Coach Lori Schweizer. The teams big win over the Charter School of Wilmington put the Spartans in the spotlight.
The National Honor Society raised $2380 by selling yellow daffodils, Flowers of Hope, to benefit the American Cancer Society. Former math teacher Jack Baldino, along with his wife Sandy, returned to lead the Saint Mark's Honor Society project.
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.
The Optimi Chapter of the National Honor Society at Saint Mark’s held its bi-annual drive on February 23. More than sixty pints of whole blood will drawn for the Blood Bank of Delmarva. Therapy dogs from Faithful Friends were on site in the Saint Mark’s gym to provide an emotional lift to many first-time donors. The successful drive was led by Class of 2018 co-chairpersons Kaleigh Davis, Clare Estes, Maggie Myers, and Rachel Staib.
Congratulations to Maire Wilson '18 who took first place in the 100 yard breaststroke at the 2017 state championship swim meet. Maire swam a 1:05.97 to bring home the 1st place title. Maire also placed second in the 100 Freestyle.
Saint Mark’s, a college preparatory Catholic high school, inspires young men and women to create a better world, one more pleasing to God and more helpful to others, by modeling faith, excellence, humility and integrity.