Last night the Catholic Youth Ministry (CYM) of the Office of the Diocese of Wilmington honored those who have made a significant contribution to youth ministry within their parish or Catholic school at the Annual CYM Recognition Dinner.
Please join Padua Academy and the CYM Office in congratulating our very own... Mrs. Maria Kilmon ( Volunteer of the Year Award), Mrs. Martha Holladay (St. John Bosco Diocesan Award), Katie Corbo '23 and Sophia Correale '23 (St. Timothy Award Winners).
Volunteer of the Year Award Recipient - Maria Kilmon Maria has been a member of the Religious Studies department at Padua Academy for seven years. Recently she has taken on the role of Dean of Students and it’s a member of the Leadership Team. Maria has been a active force behind the Class Days, Graduation, and Baccalaureate. Maria is a model of faith for her students and colleagues. She goes above and beyond to serve the Padua community and its mission. She is dedicated to sharing her faith and encourages her students to do the same. Maria is an invaluable piece of the part of a community.
St. John Bosco Award Recipient for Catholic Schools - Martha Holladay Martha has been a dedicated Catholic school educator at Padua Academy for 48 years. Martha works diligently to provide an outstanding education experience in her classroom and beyond. As English Department Chair and the season educator, she has served as a mentor for many teachers. Martha embraces teaching as a vocation, believing that we are called to teach the students' soul, which she certainly does. Martha embodies Padua Academy’s mission by nurturing students and colleagues with her encouragement, kindness, and commitment to excellence. Softly but strongly, she lives a Christ-centered life of leadership and service.
St. Timothy Youth Award Recipient - Katie Corbo Katie has become a valuable asset to the Campus Ministry program at Padua Academy. She was chosen to attend Salesian Leadership Camp last summer, is a member of the school's Students in Action team responsible for service, serves as an Eucharistic Minister, and is a member of Padua's Encounter team. Katie is also part of the senior team that helps lead underclass retreats. Katie is dedicated to her faith and is well respected by her peers and adults. She serves with grace and dignity and all that she does.
St. Timothy Youth Award Recipient - Sophia Correale Sophia has contributed greatly to the Campus Ministry program at Padua Academy. Sophia is an Eucharistic Minister, lector, and member of the Encounter planning team. She’s also part of the senior team that helps lead and plan under class retreats. Sophia has also participated faithfully in the March for Life, Stand for Life event with Padua, Salesianum, and Ursuline. Sophia has been a model of faith for her peers and faculty. Sophia is also a student leader for Padua's TV production class. She has served as a part of a community with wit and sincerity.