News Archive

2019

2019

  • March

    Blue Gold Fashion Show Preview for All Saints

    Danielle Bowen
    On Wednesday, March 20th Saint Mark’s Blue Gold hosted All Saints Catholic School for a special sneak preview of the fashion show. The fashion show is a popular event every year that features Blue Gold members and their buddies in high fashion and choreographed dances. Proceeds from the event benefit the DFRC, which enriches the lives of Delawareans with intellectual disabilities. Members performed half of the show and students viewed the intermission video on their visit.
     
    We thank All Saints for visiting and hope to see them again for the full show! 
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  • Saint Mark's Celebrates Five New Indoor Track & Field Records

    Danielle Bowen
    Saint Mark's celebrated five new school records on Thursday after school in the gym lobby with a short ceremony honoring the recipients. Zion Glover, Tiffany Herrera, and Sarah Donaldson broke school records for Saint Mark's Indoor Track & Field in 2019.
     
    Zion broke the school record in the 55M dash with 6.59. He broke the record which was set by Scott Vari at 6.62 in 2004. He also broke his own record in the 300M dash with a 36.55 at the New Balance Games.
     
    Tiffany broke the school record in the 3200M with an 11:11.63 at the DIAA State Meet, where she took home the state title in the event. She broke the oldest record in girls' indoor track history, which stood since 1985 by Molly Bardsley at 12:00. Tiffany also broke the 1000M record with a 3:08.95, which was held by her teammate Sarah Donaldson at 3:09.87.
     
    Sarah Donaldson broke the school record in the 3000M in 11:46.92 This record was held at 11:55.15 by former teammate, Ana Dacey.
     
    Congratulations on a fantastic season!
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  • Saint Mark's Spelling Bee

    Danielle Bowen
    Sahil Langote is the champion of the Delaware State Spelling Bee sponsored by Saint Mark’s High School. His winning word was “dubonnet” meaning a very dark purplish red. The competition involving 71 spellers from 71 schools throughout the state lasted 25 rounds. Isabel Palmer, a 6th grader at Hockessin Montessori School, finished in 2nd place and Sage Sawhney, a 6th grader at F. Neil Postlethwait Middle School, finished in 3rd place. Both students were awarded a trophy provided by Saint Mark’s.
     
    Spellers competed at Saint Mark’s High School on March 16, 2019. Dave Skocik served as pronouncer for the competition and the judges who tracked every word and verified spelling accuracy were Robin Brown and Craig Anderson. Spellers studied the 2019 School Spelling Bee Study List and Spell It!, a 1,150-word list provided by the Scripps National Spelling Bee and Merriam-Webster. Langote now advances to compete in the 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee in the Washington, D.C. area, and broadcast on ESPN channels May 29-31. In addition to the expenses-paid trip to the national finals for him and a parent, Langote also wins these prizes:
    • The Samuel Louis Sugarman Award is a 2019 United States Mint Proof Set provided by Jay Sugarman, chairman and CEO of iStar Financial, in honor of his father. Langote will receive the prize in June.
    • The Britannica Online Premium is a one-year subscription for the premier online resource from Encyclopædia Britannica.
    • The Merriam-Webster Unabridged Online is a one-year subscription for the official word source for all levels of competition for the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
    • A 1st place trophy provided by Saint Mark’s.
     
    “All of the competitors should be proud of how well they represented their school and their family,” said Anne Marie Eanes, English Department Chair at Saint Mark’s and the organizer of the bee. “I am always amazed by how well the students spell words that are well beyond their working vocabulary.” Saint Mark’s has sponsored the regional bee event for 11 years. The competition encourages students to set goals and dedicate time to study and prepare. Participation also provides an opportunity for students to gain experience in public speaking and performing under pressure.
     
    The Scripps National Spelling Bee provides the list of words for the regional competition. The Bee reaches an estimated 11 million students across the country and in other parts of the world with the classroom materials it provides to enrolled schools. The purpose of the Bee is to help students improve their spelling, increase their vocabularies, learn concepts and develop correct English usage that will help them all their lives. 
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  • Emily Rooney ’10 Featured in Spain Newspaper

    Danielle Bowen
    Saint Mark’s alumna Emily Rooney ’10 was 1 of 100 women featured in an article in a newspaper from Jumilla, Spain. Emily has been living and teaching English in Jumilla for several years. The article titled “100 Women Who Select the Region” showcases Emily’s experience and is translated below.
     
    A ‘very Jumillana” English teacher
     
    Emily Rooney is an English teacher in Jumilla. A native of the US, she is 26 and since 4 years ago she works at a high school in Jumilla. A professor from the University of Murcia encouraged her to stay in the region. At first, she planned for a one year stay, but when she arrived she fell in love with this land, and that’s why she is still living here. What she likes the most about Jumilla is its people, its weather, its food and traditions. For Emily, there are many reasons to live in Jumilla, and she hopes to spend many more years here, where she affirms she feels “like home.” She highlights that she thinks it necessary to celebrate International Working Women’s Day.
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  • Katie Jacoby '08 Featured in JamBase Interview

    Danielle Bowen
    Saint Mark's Alumna Katie Jacoby '08 was interviewed by JamBase and is featured in the article "Violinist Katie Jacoby Talks Touring With The Who & More."

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  • Spanish Foods Day

    Danielle Bowen
    Mr. Eichinger’s 4th year Spanish Honors class took advantage of the double period to prepare several authentic Spanish dishes for Spanish Foods Day. Dishes included Tortilla Española, Patatas Bravas, Flan, Churros and Lenguas de Gato cookies among others. 
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  • Saint Mark's Spring Musical Les Miserables

    Danielle Bowen
    This weekend the Saint Mark’s Drama Department presented their performances of this year’s Spring Musical, Les Miserables. Based on the book by Victor Hugo, it’s the story of Jean Valjean and his desire for redemption after serving nineteen years in jail for stealing a loaf of bread. Along the way the characters are swept into a revolution with an attempt to overthrow the government at a street barricade.
     
    The students gave incredible performances and congratulations to the cast and crew on another amazing show! 
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  • February

    NHS Blood Drive

    Danielle Bowen
    Today was the Saint Mark’s National Honor Society's second of its bi-annual blood drives! From 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the school gymnasium people gave blood to benefit the Blood Bank of Delmarva.
     
    Because of the constant need for blood in the Delmarva area, EVERYONE in the Spartan community was invited to donate. Parents, spouses, children, alumni, friends, etc. participated in this important Saint Mark’s event to benefit our community.
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  • Saint Mark’s Mock Trial

    Danielle Bowen
    This weekend, the Saint Mark’s Mock Trial team took on local high schools at the state competition. The team studied and prepared the defense and plaintiff cases for a business lawsuit. Students took on the roles of lawyers and witnesses to go head to head with other teams and received valuable feedback and advice from Delaware lawyers and judges. 
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  • WordWright Challenge

    Danielle Bowen
    Four Saint Mark’s students won high honors in the first two WordWright Challenge meets held this year. WordWright is a competition for American high school students requiring close reading and analysis of many different kinds of prose and poetry. More than 70,000 high school students from 48 states compete in this program four times each year. All of the students here at Saint Mark’s who are enrolled in the Honors English courses participate in these challenges. In the year’s first meet, held in October, junior Patrick Palm was one of only 46 eleventh graders in the entire country to earn a perfect score. His classmate Noah Bautista, who only made one mistake, was one of the 196 highest-scoring eleventh graders nationwide. In the year’s second meet, held in December, sophomores Quinlan Ballas and Jude Schnatterer both placed among the 163 highest-scoring tenth graders in the entire country. We congratulate these students and are confident that the last two challenge meets of this school year will bring additional honors to our Spartans through this highly competitive program.
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  • William Kinna ’19 Featured in WDEL’s Education First article “St. Mark's standout 'winneth' state Shakespeare competition”

    Danielle Bowen
    After becoming state champion of the ESU Delaware State Shakespeare Competition William Kinna ’19 was interviewed by WDEL and featured in their Education First article “St. Mark's standout 'winneth' state Shakespeare competition.” The article discusses Will’s journey into theatre and his experiences with Shakespeare. Will impressed the judges with his performance of Benedick’s monologue from Much Ado About Nothing (Act II Scene 3) and Sonnet 62. We are so proud that he is continuing our tradition of making the words of Shakespeare come alive. 
     
    To read the full story, as well as view a video and podcast on Will please visit:
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  • Saint Mark's Indoor Dance Team Wins Competition

    Danielle Bowen
    On Saturday, February 16, 2019 the Saint Mark's Indoor Dance team competed at the Cab Calloway Indoor Competition and received first place! 
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  • Delaware Poetry Out Loud Contest

    Danielle Bowen
    On Tuesday, February 5th, Saint Mark’s was well represented in the 2019 Delaware Poetry Out Loud Contest by Charmaine Pasicolan ’22. Charmaine gave a flawless performance of “Thy Fair Sun” by Thomas Campion and “Life” by Edith Wharton. We are proud of her performance and know that she will continue to excel in public speaking forums. 
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  • Junior Ski Trip

    Danielle Bowen
    On February 13th, many of our junior PE students visited Spring Mountain for an awesome day of skiing and snowboarding! Over 80 juniors made the trip to Spring Mountain and all enjoyed a day on the slopes. Students were able to ski, snowboard, and also enjoy a relaxing day in the ski lodge with their classmates. Weather and conditions were perfect and everyone had a wonderful time!
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  • William Kinna '19 Wins ESU Delaware State Shakespeare Competition

    Danielle Bowen
    For the fourth time in six years, the state champion of the ESU Delaware State Shakespeare Competition is a Saint Mark’s Spartan. On Saturday, February 9th, William Kinna ’19 impressed the judges with his performance of Benedick’s monologue from Much Ado About Nothing (Act II Scene 3) and Sonnet 62. After being chosen as one of the top three finalists, William secured the win with his portrayal of Martius in a cold reading of his monologue from Coriolanus (Act I Scene 1). William will represent Delaware in the national ESU contest in April in New York City. We are so proud that he is continuing our tradition of making the words of Shakespeare come alive, and his winning performance highlights the excellence of our academic program and our commitment to the Arts.
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