List of 5 news stories.

  • The Academy Launches Its Inaugural Wenning Workshop

    The first Wenning Workshop took place on Tuesday, March 10, at the studio of artist Ron Donoughe, well known for his 90 paintings en plein air of Pittsburgh neighborhoods.
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  • Two Sophomores Received National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

    On March 13, the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers announced the winners for the national Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Sophomores Aysu Türkay and Anthony Wiles won a Gold Key and Silver Key respectively.
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  • Freshman to Perform in “Carmen” with the Pittsburgh Opera

    Avani, a freshman at Sewickley Academy, is scheduled to perform as a member of the children’s ensemble in the Pittsburgh Opera’s production of Carmen. She will be playing a street urchin.
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  • Grade 7 Student Performs with the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic & Chorus

    On Sunday, February 23, Middle School student Rishul Sharma performed at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) School of Music’s Philharmonic & Chorus concert at Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland.
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  • Science Bowl Team Places Second at the Western Pennsylvania Regional Science Bowl

    Sewickley Academy’s Science Bowl team – juniors Prateek (captain), Jiaji, Ashwin, and Aditya, and senior Tim – competed in the 29th annual Western Pennsylvania Regional Science Bowl (WPASB) on Saturday, February 22, at the Community College of Allegheny County’s South Campus, earning second place.
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Sewickley Series Wraps Up with REJECT

Bullying, social rejection, and pain are they connected?

SA alumna, Ruth Thomas-Suh ’83, examines these issues in her documentary film, REJECT. Join her on Monday, February 2, at 6:30 pm for a screening in Rea Auditorium. 

Act 48 credits offered.

This event is free and open to the public. Register now.

Official Selection at the Cleveland International Film Festival and the Heartland Film Festival

REJECT is the first documentary to examine the universal experience of social rejection. Blending cutting-edge science with intimate stories, the film is driven by research that demonstrates a chilling correlation between social rejection and physical pain, which can ultimately lead to acts of violence against the self or others. From neuroscientists to broken-hearted moms, the film's lead characters are rejection experts by choice or by fate. The film is ultimately about human potential, and the price we pay as a society as long as this universal truth is not understood and addressed.

SA alumna Ruth Thomas-Suh ’83 directed and produced REJECT. Ruth was inspired to make the film by the work of her father, Dr. Herbert E. Thomas. A psychiatrist for 30 years at Western Penitentiary in Pittsburgh, he published his experiences with prison population violence in his book, The Shame Response to Rejection.
A Q&A with Ruth and ostracism researcher Kipling Williams, a professor at Purdue University, will take place after the film.

Learn more and see the trailer at

Act 48 credits offered: 2.5 credits
Fee for Act 48 credits: $2.00/person
Bring your PPID# 

Supported in part by the Albert & Bertha Sector Speaker Series Fund.

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