News Archive

2017

2017

  • March

    Daffodil Days

    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.
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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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  • Saint Mark’s Bi-Annual Blood Drive

    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.
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  • February

    Maire Wilson '18 State Champion

    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.
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  • Spanish Foods Day

    Students in the Spanish IV class participated in Foods Day.  The menu included paella, empanadas, tortilla española, patatas bravas, churros, polvorones, lenguas de gato and arroz con frijoles.

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  • Seniors Meet Governor John Carney '74

    Social Studies Department Chair, Mr. Guy Townsend '85, led a delegation of seniors to meet Governor John Carney '74 at his Wilmington Office on Wednesday, February 8. They represented the Diocese of Wilmington as the Governor signed a Proclamation recognizing the importance and value of Catholic Schools in Delaware. The four seniors were Brianna Jubb, Madison Sycalik, Billy Sullivan, and Chris Ludman.
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  • Spartan Speech Classic

    On Saturday, February 4, 2017, Saint Mark’s High School held its Ninth Annual Spartan Speech Classic. This contest allows regional elementary and middle school students to display their speaking abilities in the categories of declamation and oral interpretation. Thirty-two students from the following ten schools participated in the contest: All Saints Catholic School, Christ the Teacher, Good Shepherd, Holy Angels, Immaculate Conception School, Independence School, Mount Aviat Academy, St. Ann School, St. Anthony, and the Tome School.
               
    The winners in the following categories were as follows:
    5th and 6th Grade Declamation
    3rd Place           Juliann Malick, St. Ann School
    2nd Place          Tess Wolf, Independence
    1st Place           Tenley Moore, Good Shepherd
     
     
    5th and 6th Grade Oral Interpretation
    3rd Place           Molly Lavelle, St. Ann School
    2nd Place          Elizabeth Stegemerten, Mount Aviat Academy
    1st Place           Simran Montagne, Independence
     
     
    7th and 8th Grade Declamation
    3rd Place           Madhuram Sundararajan, Independence
    2nd Place          Ruth Wilhelm, Christ the Teacher
    1st Place           Katy Brooks, Good Shepherd
     
     
    7th and 8th Grade Oral Interpretation
    3rd Place           Carissa Bolinski, Christ the Teacher
    2nd Place          Jane Klaus, St. Ann School
    1st Place           Paige Johnson, St. Anthony
     
     
    Team Trophies were awarded to:
    3rd Place           Good Shepherd
    2nd Place          St. Ann School
    1st Place           The Independence School
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  • Senior Bernadette Bautista Sings for the 3rd Time at Carnegie Hall

    Congratulations to Bernadette on her 3rd performance at Carnegie Hall. Bernadette was accepted as a Finalist for the 2017 High School Honors Performance Series.

    "Dear Bernadette,

    Congratulations! We are extremely pleased to notify you that you have been accepted as a Finalist for the 2017 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall. The Selection Board has reviewed your application and chosen you to represent the finest high school performers internationally by performing at Carnegie Hall. Your acceptance to this elite group is a direct result of the talent, dedication, and achievements demonstrated in your application.

    Recognition as a Finalist is the first step toward performing first soprano with the Honors Women's Choir at Carnegie Hall under the direction of renowned conductor Dr. Tim Seelig. In preparation for your performance, you will receive regular updates, repertoire information, sheet music, and practice notes over the upcoming months. When you arrive in New York, you will have the opportunity to learn from Dr. Seelig, work with other Finalists, get a taste of New York City and, most importantly, perform at Carnegie Hall!"
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  • Saint Mark's Wins Academic Bowl Championship

    The Saint Mark's High School Academic Challenge team led an undefeated season, ending with a tense tournament at the Academic Bowl Championship hosted at Saint Elizabeth's High School. The Saint Mark's team went head-to-head with Salesianum's team in their final game. With Salesianum in the lead for most of the match, Spartan spectators were on the edge of their seats.

    In a heated last round, Saint Mark's regained their footing and won the championship title, scoring 190 to 180. This victory marks the third consecutive year that the Saint Mark's team has brought home the gold. Congratulations to the members of the varsity team, John Riegner '19, Robert Vadnais '18, Nicole Kirk '18, David Suddard '18, Max Downey '17, Kevin Orzada '17, and Shrey Mittal '17, and thank you to Wayne Smeigh, moderator of the club.
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  • Frozen Frogman Swim 2017

    Saint Mark's took place in the Frozen Frogman Swim on January 29, 2017. This event is held to benefit the Travis Manion Foundation which provides support for veterans and the families of fallen heroes.

    The team raised $430 and the entire event raised over $30,000.

    Swimmers:
    Catherine Johnson
    Claudia Kacmarcik
    Maddie Day
    Mary Katherine Danberg
    Jenna Schoppe
    Erica Bauernschmidt
    Bobby Rush
    George Garrod & his mom
    Gavin Turner
    Dean Turner
    Justin Barker
    Isabella Ciabattoni
    Rachel Miriello
    Marcus Kindervater
    Ms. Esbitt
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  • Senior David Balint Signs For Shippensburg University Football

    Saint Mark's Senior David Balint signed his letter on National Signing Day, Wednesday, February 1, 2017, to play football at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania. Congratulations David!
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  • Catholic Schools Week Mass With Bishop Malooly

    On Wednesday, February 1, 2017, Saint Mark's celebrated Mass with Bishop Malooly in honor of Catholic Schools Week. Each year before Mass begins, we highlight aspects of the theme that are evident right here at Saint Mark’s. The theme “Faith. Knowledge. Service.” is a broad one and appropriately so, because the benefits of being a part of a Catholic school community affects us in our own very personal ways. This year, some Spartans have volunteered to share a glimpse of how their lives have been impacted through the experience of being in a Catholic school.

    Here's what they had to say:
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  • January

    Gianna Corbett '20 Breaks School Record

    Freshman Gianna Corbett broke the Saint Mark’s Long Jump school record by almost a full foot at the Douglas W. Wesner Memorial at Kutztown University on January 21. Her jump of 16’2.5” eclipsed the previous record, which stood since 1988.  She also came back to jump 4’8” in the high jump to qualify for the DIAA State meet on February 4.
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  • Boys and Girls Indoor Track

    The Boys Indoor Track team traveled to Ursinus College where the sprint relays put up their fastest times of the season.  Michael Scalia, Zion Glover, Seth Bialecki, Max Palmer, Connor Hessler, and Robert Vadnais combined to post times of 1:40.23 in the 4x200 meter relay and 3:49.74 in the 4x400 meter relay.

    The girls track & field relay team of Lauren Augustynowicz, Caroline Puhl, Kacey Tramont, and Sarah Donaldson broke the school record in the Distance Medley Relay on Sunday at Ursinus.  Their time of 13:54 broke the record by 9 seconds!
    Gianna Corbett finished 8th overall in the long jump, and Milena Procope and Sarah Eissmann had great performances in the shot put!
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