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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.
Students in Bill McGowan ('97)'s world and U.S. history classes created these videos as part of their final projects.Read the Full Article
On May 18, Salesianum hosted a college admissions case study program, where real admissions representatives and students from area schools collaborated to accept, deny, and waitlist fictional applicants. The “committees” weighed the applicants’ academics, extracurricular activities, letters of recommendation, and essays in order to make an informed decision.Read the Full Article