List of 5 news stories.

  • 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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  • The Pittsburgh Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Recognizes Three Senior School Students


    Three Sewickley Academy students were recognized by the Pittsburgh Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for their impressive writing skills in February.
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  • Author Gillian McDunn Visits Sewickley Academy


    In partnership with Penguin Bookshop, Sewickley Academy’s Lower School hosted author Gillian McDunn this morning in the Marion Hutchins Library. Students in Grades 4 and 5 had the opportunity to learn about writing, how she crafts memorable characters, and the importance of the revision process to transform stories into finished pieces.
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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.

The competition, sponsored by the National Energy Technology Laboratory, consisted of nine rounds per divisions. Students from 40 high schools answered questions covering an assortment of scientific and energy topics. “We were in the Apple division facing teams such as Fox Chapel, North Allegheny Intermediate, and Plum, and ended up undefeated in the division. Then the top teams of each division came together in the finals and competed to determine the top four slots,” Aditya explained. “We first competed against Upper Saint Clair, which was a very close match that we won. Once we were confirmed in the 1st-2nd slot, we faced North Allegheny Senior, last year’s regional winner.” After a riveting match, SA’s team lost by a razor-thin margin.

During preparations, the team read up about astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth science, and physics. They truly enjoy science. “What I have enjoyed the most about science is the fact that it is around us 24/7, as it is a subject that never stops growing. I have always been a naturally curious individual, and science gives me reasoning to the ‘why’ or ‘how’ aspect of something. As a result, it has always been a subject of fulfillment and discovery, which enthralls me on many different levels,” Aditya said.

The Science Bowl Club was formed last year by Pranav Mulgund ’18 and continues gaining momentum thanks to the leadership of Prateek and the guidance of Senior School science teacher Dr. Ron Kinser and science and robotics teacher Mr. Ben Spicer. “This year Prateek, was vital to our success, due to the amount of ambition that he had in building this team upward,” Aditya said. The team met weekly after school with the intent of going all the way to nationals and received a $750 cash prize for the Academy in the regional competition.

Congratulations, Science Bowl Team!

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