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For five days this summer, five teachers from Salesianum School traveled to the picturesque city of Annecy, France, for a conference and pilgrimage focusing on the life and teachings of St. Francis de Sales. Dan Kegelman '85, the leader of the Salesian Formation program, and faculty members Julianne Longo, Jen Albanese, Alexis Walsh, and Cara Saraco, all experienced a once in a lifetime opportunity to visit the place where our patron saint settled and did his most important work.Read the Full Article
Students and staff took time to reflect on their gifts and discern God's unique vision for their lives during Salesianum's annual trip to the Notre Dame Vision retreat and conference. During this inspiring week, students connected with 350 other Catholic high school students for a variety of activities, including lectures by renowned speakers, small discussion groups and tours of the Notre Dame campus.Read the Full Article
Nine students are currently volunteering and learning about immigration issues at the US/Mexico border in Nogales, AZ. Read students' relfections on the experience and view photos here.Read the Full Article
Social Studies teacher Colbe K. Klein '04 was recently awarded his second Holocaust Education grant through the Jewish Federation of Delaware (Arnold D. Kerr Holocaust Education grant). Mr. Klein used the grant to purchase curriculum materials and to take his history class on a May field trip to the United States Holocaust Museum.
At Mr. Klein’s invitation, local documentary film maker Steve Gonzer held a screening of his documentary No Denying: Delawareans Bear Witness to the Holocaust at Salesianum this past May. With more than 70 students among the audience members, Mr. Gonzer provided context for a few of the interviews in the documentary and held a Q&A session.
Look for Mr. Klein’s article on the use of grant funding and the importance of emphasizing Holocaust education in an upcoming issue of the Jewish Voice.
On May 30, 2015, the 238 graduates of the Salesianum Class of 2015 graduated in the Rev. John Birkenheuer, OSFS, Memorial Gymnasium. The class earned $18,729,510 in merit-based aid to top colleges and universities around the world. The average scholarship per student was $78,695 over 4 years.
Bishop of Wilmington Most Rev. W. Francis Malooly, D.D. gave the Benediction. The Introductory Address was given by senior Connor Moore and the Commencement Address was given by senior Joey Bader. Senior Class President Josh Croney received his diploma on behalf of the class, prompting the traditional raucous cheer from his classmates.
Very Rev. James J. Greenfield, OSFS, Provincial Superior of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales and Chairman of the Salesianum Board of Trustees conferred the Provincial Medal of Honor to senior Justin McCartney.