It is with great sadness and a profound sense of loss that we share with the community that James E. Cavalier, our revered founding Head of Senior School, passed on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, at age 93 due to complications from COVID-19.
Alumnus Earns Full Scholarship to Study Abroad in Italy
That’s how Nicholas Valenta ’20 described being awarded a full scholarship from Eduitalia, an association of 111 qualified schools, colleges, and universities that offer courses for international students in Italy.
Three Seniors Named Semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program
Three students from Sewickley Academy have been named semifinalists in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program (NMSP).
On Wednesday, September 9, 2020, officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the names of approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 66th annual program. They are the highest-scoring entrants in each state. The Academy’s semifinalists are Aidan Ragoowansi, Navin Rana, and Aeyoung Song.
These scholastically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for approximately 7,600 National Merit Scholarships, worth approximately $30 million, that will be awarded in the spring. Students who advance to the finalist level will be notified in February.
Approximately 1.5 million juniors in more than 21,000 high schools entered the 2021 NMSP by taking the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, which served as the initial screening of the program entrants.