The Sewickley Series brings authors, speakers, performers, and musicians to Sewickley Academy for the educational benefit and enjoyment of the community. The Series provides artistic and intellectual enrichment, creates a forum for diverse opinions on timely topics, and offers inspiring performances to engage members of our local and school community.
We had an outstanding Sewickley Series season! Thank you to everyone who attended the events and supported our speakers and guests.
SEWICKLEY SERIES EVENTS FOR THE 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR WILL BE POSTED IN AUGUST 2014!
All Sewickley Series events are free and open to the public.
2013-2014 Sewickley Series
NFL TO LGBTQ
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Former NFL player and current LGBTQ advocate Wade Davis shared his amazing story and inspiring message with the SA community. He spoke about his journey through an extremely religious childhood, his dream of playing for the NFL, his 20 plus years of silence about being gay, and his current work with LGBTQ youth. Read more.
THE HOUSE AT SUGAR BEACH
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Helene Cooper is the White House correspondent for the New York Times covering the Obama White House, and the author of the memoir, The House at Sugar Beach. After a lecture held at the Carnegie Music Hall, she visited SA for an informal discussion about her book and life as a journalist. Read more.
SILK SCREEN FILM SERIES
For the fourth year in a row, Sewickley Academy partnered with Silk Screen to present three films that focused on Asian cultures and global issues. Read more about this year's films.
THE GIRL IN THE PICTURE
Thursday, November 7, 2013
The girl in this famous picture, a poignant image from the Vietnam War, is Kim Phuc. Kim created The Kim Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to funding programs to heal children in war torn areas of the world. At the Academy, she shared her message of forgiveness. Read more.
COMING TO A CLASSROOM NEAR YOU
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Internationally recognized educator, speaker, and consultant Gary Stager engaged SA students using technology in the subjects of math and computer science. Teachers observed techniques he used to get students excited about the use of technology in the classroom. Read more.
THE SOCIAL MEDIA REALITY
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Jesse Miller, recognized speaker in Canada and the U.S. on social media, Internet safety, and online content evaluation, presented to students and parents about the challenges and opportunities of the new social media reality. Read more.