Veteran’s Day is a day to remember and honor those that have fought for our country. Each year, PVI sponsors a project to recognize these veterans and thank them for their heroism.
At approximately 6 a.m. on the brisk morning of Wednesday, Sept. 23, a group of Paul VI students set out to experience what would be a once in a lifetime opportunity. The group of twenty six students and four teachers had the chance to attend the welcoming ceremony for Pope Francis’s meeting with President Obama at the White House.
The Paul VI French Department made the seven-hour journey to France this Easter break. The group of French students had the chance to see some of France’s greatest landscapes, including the Eiffel Tower. More international trips are planned for Summer 2015 and the 2015-2016 academic year.
Adventures in Real Time is 18-year-old Illinois native Dylan Gardner’s debut studio album. Released by Warner Bros Records on Jan. 6, the album is gaining media attention. At press time, the opening track, “Let’s Get Started,” has nearly three million plays on Spotify.
The Paul VI Mission Team, composed of 42 juniors and seniors, will be holding a chili- cook off on March 22, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the school cafeteria to raise money for this summer’s trips to the Diocese of Arlington’s mission in Banica,
Panther Press has learned that Kevin O’Callaghan ‘16 is adept at languages and is mastering Spanish and French and is beginning to study Chinese here at school, in addition to picking up other languages in his personal time.
Starting with just the idea of a simple game, a group of Paul VI sophomore boys formed the Coin Hockey League. “At first there was never supposed to even be a league,” says Dillon Costello ‘17. “The game was just used as a tool for some of us to pass time after school. So when AJ Mejia sent me a text saying we were going to start a coin hockey league, I said, ‘Well, what are we waiting for?’ Much to our surprise it took off faster than we ever thought it would.”
LaDan Nemati ‘17 competed in the 2014 U.S. Figure Skating National Solo Dancing championships in Colorado Springs, CO. Sept. 17–20, coming away with the bronze medal. To get to nationals, more than 100 skaters across the U.S. competed at various local competitions during this past season. Of these, some 20 elite skaters (seven from the West Coast, seven from the Midwest, and seven from the Eastern region) qualified to compete. LaDan was in second place placed second out of the top six from the Eastern region entering the competition in Colorado.