Sewickley Academy's Senior School Quiz Bowl team members seniors Cooper Cheng and Nicholas Valenta and sophomore Rebecca Glass competed on Hometown High-Q, KDKA-TV’s quiz show, this past weekend, which filmed on Saturday, October 12. The Panthers won with a score of 565 points – 175 points more than the closest team they faced!
Middle School Teacher Honors Tree of Life in Lesson Plan “To be a Stronger Tree”
On October 27, 2018, 11 lives were taken during the attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh. A year later, we are still mourning the loss of our community members. Communities, families, and educators alike are figuring out ways to make sense out of senseless acts, and organizations like Classrooms Without Borders (CWB) are leading the way in these efforts. CBW is challenging teachers to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the attack by creating lesson plans to educate students about hate and how to resist it.
On Saturday, October 19, Sewickley Academy held its 12th annual Pancake Breakfast in honor of our local heroes and first responders who keep us safe – thank you!
This year, over 130 people attended the breakfast and our community raised $785, which will be split equally between the Sewickley and Edgeworth Police Departments and Cochran Hose Fire Company.
Cochran Hose Fire Company parked a firetruck near Melodia Plaza and encouraged attendees to explore the vehicle and ask questions. Head of School Mr. Kolia O’Connor offered rides around the parking lot in the Academy's antique firetruck (donated by Jamie Wardrop '57) to excited children and a few of their parents.
Thank you to our student volunteers – freshmen Mary Grace Gordan, Kaitlyn Hayden, Elena Mohan, and Ashton Ragoowansi, sophomore Ella Sanfilippo, and juniors Aidan Ragoowansi and Jeb Stevenson – and to our Senior School Registrar Debbie Mankowski and her husband, Michael, for serving at the breakfast.