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  • Remembering Sira Metzinger

    The Academy is very sad to share with you the news of Sira Metzinger’s passing. Sira served the school for a remarkable 41 years, teaching two generations of students French and Italian.
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  • Middle School Teacher Selected as a Winner of a Gilder Lehrman Institute Contest

    Middle School history teacher Kate Lukaszewicz was selected as one of the 10 winners of the Gilder Lehrman Institute’s inaugural "American History in 100 Documents: An Innovative Curriculum Contest."
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  • Freshman Published in Pre-Collegiate Global Health Review

    Freshman Abby Bojalad had her article, "Healthcare Disparities in Rural Regions of the United States," published in the Pre-Collegiate Global Health Review (PGHR).
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  • Sewickley Academy’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice Plan Is Available Online

    In a letter shared with the community on Monday, April 5, Board Chair Kate (Poppenberg '82) Pigman and Head of School Kolia O'Connor wrote, "The plan represents just the latest step in the long journey on which Sewickley Academy has been embarked over the last three-plus decades to strengthen our school by strengthening our community. We know that relationships are at the heart of any outstanding education, and the community is best positioned to support the development of those relationships when it is diverse, equitable, inclusive, and socially just." 
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  • Seven Senior School Students Receive Pittsburgh Regional Scholastic Writing Awards

    Seven Senior School students received high honors in the 2021 Pittsburgh Regional Scholastic Writing competition, a program sponsored by the Western Pennsylvania Writing Project.
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Alumna Donates Masks to Sewickley Academy, Other Local Schools and Local Organizations

Elizabeth “Betsy” (Wiegand ’91) Wentz teamed up with Jason Leviere of Santom Upholstery in Ross Township to produce masks for local businesses in an effort to do their part to contribute and help support those who need protective equipment. Betsy, owner of Betsy Wentz Interior Design in Sewickley, purchased the fabric from Thibaut Fabrics and Santom Upholstery provided the labor.
“When all of this began, it occurred to me that we had access to fabric so I partnered with Santom Upholstery, a local upholsterer, to physically make the masks. It just seemed like one small way we could help out during this very difficult time,” Betsy said.

The duo has produced 500 masks and has supplied several dozen to Sewickley Academy, Quaker Valley School District, local restaurants, military personnel, funeral workers, and grocery stores including Safran’s.

In a press release, the team states, “We encourage anyone in our community who needs mask to reach out to us via Instagram and if we have stock, we will deliver. If anyone would like to make masks, we are happy to send you an email with the template we used. We hope everyone stays safe and well and the masks are put to good use!”

Thank you, Betsy, for your continued contributions to our community!


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  • Amy Richardson
    Good morning, The Quaker Valley Food Relief program is a collaborative effort led by residents of the Leetsdale Borough and the Sewickley Valley YMCA, helping to provide vital nutritious foods, and even more kindness and support. Funded solely donors, volunteers pack and deliver food boxes to families in need in QV district. Additionally, the program will be hosting a school supply drive for the recipients. One critical item that families need for back to school will be masks for their children. Would you consider donating a supply of masks for our school supply distribution? Thank you for your consideration, Amy Richardson Director of Development & Communication Sewickley Valley YMCA

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