List of 10 news stories.

  • 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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  • Saint Mark's Blue Gold Club Donates $7,500

    The Saint Mark's Blue Gold Club donated $7,500 to DFRC (Delaware Foundation Reaching Citizens with intellectual disAbilities). Student leaders organize the fundraising effort with a fashion show, raffles, and athletic tournaments.  The student leaders are Karina Tramont, Amanda Mitsdarfur, Robert Stofa, Pav Naicker, Julia Pala, Halee Bescript, Mollie Taylor, Jordan Ross, Meredith Fish, Colleen Macleod, Bess Carey, Alejandra Salazar, and Nicole Reynolds.  

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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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  • Seniors Honored with St. Francis de Sales Awards

    Saint Mark's seniors were honored with the St. Francis de Sales Award in a ceremony presided by Bishop Francis Malooly.
     
    Congratulations to the following seniors, who were selected by the Saint Mark’s Leadership Team: Karina Tramont, Elizabeth Danberg, Meredith Fish, Claudia Kacmarcik, Julia Pala, Brianna Jubb, Nicholas Pautler, Christopher Ludman, Joseph White, and Matthew Smith.

    Each April, the Diocese of Wilmington sponsors the St. Francis de Sales Awards Convocation to recognize outstanding Catholic school seniors of the Catholic secondary schools in the Diocese of Wilmington. Senior students from each of the eight Catholic secondary schools were recognized at the event.

    An outstanding Catholic school senior is recognized for excellence in faith development, service, scholarship, citizenship and leadership. The students above exemplify all of these qualities as well as the four core values of Saint Mark's: faith, excellence, humility, and integrity.
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  • The Feast of Saint Mark

    The Saint Mark's community came together to celebrate the Feast of Saint Mark on Tuesday, April 25 with a school-wide Mass, which was celebrated by Fr. Charles C. Dillingham, Pastor of St. Mary of the Assumption. Deacons William Johnston and Patrick Johnston also participated.

    Before welcoming Fr. Dillingham, Principal Richard Bayhan reminded us, “Today, we come together to celebrate Mass on the Feast of our patron, Saint Mark. From the beginning of his Gospel, Saint Mark is unequivocal: Jesus Christ is Lord. In today’s Gospel, we are charged to go into the whole world and proclaim Christ’s Gospel in word and deed.

    Most importantly we come together as a faith community of Saint Mark’s to celebrate the gifts given to us by God. As Catholics, we have the great gift of the Eucharist, the gift of Jesus, the living bread. When we share in the Eucharist, we share in the life of Christ, and we are called to carry Christ into the whole world.

    At the conclusion of Mass, the faculty, staff and administration who celebrated milestone anniversaries of service to Saint Mark's were honored. The following were honored, followed by the number of years they have served at the school:

    Ms. Heather McCarty, 10
    Ms. Patrice Soares, 10
    Mr. Nicholas Sanna, 15
    Mrs. Anne Marie Eanes, 20
    Mrs. Krysia Tramont, 20
    Mr. Wayne Smeigh, 25
    Mr. Matthew Smith, 25
    Ms. Wynne Esbitt, 30
    Mr. Timothy Neal, 35
    Mr. William Melis, 40

    The Feast of Saint Mark is a day that the Saint Mark’s community honors the first Gospel writer, one whose Gospel message helps form students who are strong in in faith, excellence, humility and integrity.
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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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  • H&R Block Budget Challenge

    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.
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