List of 5 news stories.

  • Winter Break Kicks-Off with Annual All-School Assembly

    On the last morning of school before Winter Break, the entire Sewickley Academy community piled into the Means Alumni Gym in the Events Center to celebrate the holiday season together.
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  • Sewickley Academy Ends the Decade with Nearly $600K Gift for Scholarships

    As the last decade drew to a close, Sewickley Academy received a planned gift of $598,894.74 for student scholarships from the estate settlement of Ms. Henriette E. Rougraff ’45.
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  • Senior School Student Performs at CMU’s Holiday Harp Ensemble

    On Tuesday, December 10, 2019, sophomore Yidi (Sylvia) performed at Carnegie Mellon University’s (CMU) Holiday Harp Ensemble in the lobby of Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland.
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  • Sewickley Academy Gathers to Celebrate Thanksgiving

    Each year, on the Tuesday prior to Thanksgiving, the Sewickley Academy community gathers in the Events Center for an all-school Thanksgiving-themed assembly.
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  • Freshman Made the PMEA District 1 Band

    Freshman Jayne Miner was accepted into the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) District 1 Junior High Band Festival.
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Senior Named a Semifinalist in the Coca-Cola Scholars Program

Luke Tyson, a senior at Sewickley Academy, was named a semifinalist in the 2020 Coca-Cola Scholars Program (CCSP).

The CCSP is an achievement-based scholarship that recognizes student-leaders who are committed to serving and making an impact in their communities and schools. The program, offered through the Coca-Cola Scholarship Foundation, is open to high school students graduating during the current school year. According to the foundation’s website, it supports more than 1,400 exceptional college students each year, with annual scholarships of $3.55 million awarded through three nationally recognized programs.

Luke learned about the scholarship through a friend he met in the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y). “My NSLI-Y friend, who traveled abroad on the same Department of State scholarship, when I went to India and she went to Jordan, had won it this past cycle and is currently a student at Washington University in St. Louis,” Luke said.

The 1,928 semifinalists were selected from over 93,000 applicants from across the country to continue in the competition. Those students are required to submit another application that will be reviewed by the CCSP Reading Committee in January. Two hundred and fifty students will advance as regional finalists, and ultimately 150 of them will each be awarded a $20,000 scholarship as Coca-Cola Scholars.

Cheers, Luke!



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