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Salesianum students earn national language honors

WILMINGTON – Three Salesianum School students have been recognized for their performance in the 2014 National French Contest, while several others received recognition for the 2014 National German Contest.

For the third level of the French contest, senior Patrick Lang placed seventh in the country and fourth in the state; junior Miguel Tapia was 13th in the country and ninth in the state; and freshman Sotos Kaldis ranked 11th nationwide and seventh in Delaware. Lang and Tapia are members of the French National Honor Society.

For the third level of the German contest, sophomore Aidan Drake received a cash prize from the Delaware Saengerbund for scoring the highest in Delaware and being in the 94h percentile nationwide. Freshman Kai Barniak and juniors Kyle Jones scored in the 85th percentile. Other students who were honored include sophomore Michael Hirst, juniors Jacob Ward, Michael Stroh and Patrick Sweeney, and senior William Beck.


St. Elizabeth senior crowns Blessed Mother

Jessica Charney crowns the Blessed Mother at St. Elizabeth Church. (Courtesy of St. Elizabeth High School)

WILMINGTON – Jessica Charney, a senior at St. Elizabeth High School, crowned the Blessed Mother at the school’s May crowning and service awards presentation, which took place on May 9. The annual event honors Mary and recognizes graduating seniors who have contributed signigicant service hours.

Leigh Bernetich contributed 706 hours of service, the highest total recorded. Other seniors who were recognized were Charney, Myriah Wadley, Sarah Todaro, Gabrielle Kohl, Chelsea Kulesza, Patricia Worthy, Jack Harkins, Marissa Janicki, Sierrah Harris, Sabrina Hackendorn, Matthew Rydlewski, Owen Stecca, Joseph Hitchens, Jesse McCann, Zachary Hagan and Justin Czech. Each had contributed at least 200 hours.





Christ the Teacher students win Penn Relays event

Christ the Teacher School captured the Wilmington Diocese 4X100 relay event April 25 at the Penn Relays at Franklin Field in Philadelphia. The team’s winning time of 55.06 was enough to defeat second-place Immaculate Heart of Mary, which finished in 55.40.

The four winning runners were Reanna Minto, Alex Minto, Amber Owens and Brianna Niggebrugge (from left in the photo below). All four are eighth-graders and will be attending Padua Academy in the fall.

Nine teams from the diocese participated in the event.

Photo courtesy of Deanna Niggebrugge