Student and school news


Knights of Peter Claver offer scholarships

The Knights of Peter Claver and its ladies auxiliary are accepting applications for scholarships for students entering or already in Catholic grade school or high school, as well as college or a certificate program.

Scholarships will be awarded based on academic achievement, financial need, leadership qualities and community service. They will be worth $1,000 for postsecondary, $750 for high school and $500 for grade school.

Applicants must show proof of acceptance to their school or certificate program, and those seeking aid for postsecondary education must have a grade-point average of 2.5 or better.

A completed application form, high school transcript (for postsecondary applicants), personal statement, two recommendation forms, proof of parish membership in the Diocese of Wilmington and proof of Delaware residency are required. Materials should be submitted to the Knights of Peter Claver and the Knights of Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary, 1012 N. French St., Wilmington, DE 19801. The deadline is April 30.

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Archmere to honor 1955 alum, a noted photographer, this weekend

CLAYMONT – Archmere Academy will celebrate its seventh annual Fine Arts Festival this Saturday with its students works, but this year the school also will pay tribute to the late Bill Eppridge, a 1955 graduate and an accomplished photographer.

Eppridge, who died in October at age 75, was an award-winning photojournalist for Life magazine and whose work has appeared in numerous national publications. He was in New York when the Beatles arrived in 1964, and he took the iconic photo of a mortally wounded Robert F. Kennedy after he was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles in 1968.

The Fine Arts Festival takes place from 4:30-7:30 p.m. in the Patio. The formal program, including a presentation by Eppridge’s widow, Adrienne Aurichio, and performances by Archmere’s Stage Band and Mastersingers, will begin at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.


St. Elizabeth students create Stations of the Cross art

This is one of the student-created pieces of art for the Stations of the Cross at St. Elizabeth High School.

WILMINGTON – As Lent began, students at St. Elizabeth High School created 14 pieces of artwork representing Jesus’ death and burial. Those creations are now hanging above the doors of classrooms at the Wilmington school.

Father Norman Carroll, the pastor of St. Elizabeth Parish, produced a video prayer service featuring the 14 stations. That was presented at an assembly March 10 that was attended by Bishop Malooly. Students offered prayers and reflections for each station.

The project was Father Carroll’s idea. He asked the students to create the images for each station by asking themselves, “What does this station mean to me?”

“It was our hope that the project would invite them to understand the stations as simple invitations into feelings and experiences that Jesus had along His way to Calvary,” Father Carroll said.


St. Mark’s to hold Blue-Gold fashion show this weekend

WILMINGTON – The Blue-Gold Club has long been one of the most popular at St. Mark’s High School, and its annual fashion show a highlight of the school year. The annual event will take place again this weekend on Friday and Saturday.

The club raises funds and awareness for the Delaware Foundation Reaching Citizens with Intellectual disAbilities and the St. Mark’s School Blue-Gold Scholarship Fund. The fashion show, which draws close to 2,000 people, is the largest fundraiser for the club and features clothing donated by area shops and boutiques. It also celebrates the relationships between St. Mark’s students and faculty and their buddies.

The entire week is filled with activities, including a home run derby, basketball tournament, indoor soccer and volleyball. It ends with a dance for St. Mark’s students and their buddies. This year, the school is holding a dance marathon on Friday.

Since 1983, St. Mark’s has contributed more than $525,000 to support DFRC’s efforts.


St. Elizabeth athletics now on Facebook

WILMINGTON – The St. Elizabeth Vikings’ spring sports teams might be battling the chilly weather, but the athletic department has been quite busy building its profile. The Vikings joined Facebook on March 12 to give fans another outlet for information.

The page includes information on schedules, news and athletes. It is available at


Easton teacher receives honor from Knights

Mary George

EASTON, Md. – Mary George, a math teacher and coach at Ss. Peter and Paul High School in Easton, Md., has been named the Catholic High School Teacher of the Year by the Easton chapter of the Regina Coeli Council of the Knights of Columbus. The Knights honor local teachers who inspire students “to learn, accept, demonstrate and live out what they have learned of their Catholic faith and who show excellence in the teaching profession.”

In addition to teaching, George is an assistant girls basketball coach, moderator of the school’s rosary club and a cantor at Ss. Peter and Paul Parish.


St. Elizabeth freshman wins award for play

WILMINGTON – Nikolas Hunter, a freshman at St. Elizabeth High School, received an honorable mention and a special award for his play, “Breaking Glass,” which was one of six finalists in the 2013-14 Delaware Young Playwrights Festival.

The Delaware Theatre Company, which sponsored the festival, gave Hunter the Historical Viewpoint Award for creating a play that required research to support the story.