List of 5 news stories.

  • Jaydon Kurian Wins Middle School Spelling Bee


    Grade 6 student Jaydon Kurian will advance to the Western Pennsylvania Spelling Bee after winning Sewickley Academy’s Middle School Spelling Bee on Thursday, February 7.
    Read More
  • Senior Named Finalist by the National Merit Scholarship Program


    Senior Aydin Turkay has been named a finalist in the 2019 Competition for National Merit Scholarships.
    Read More
  • Senior Alina Mattson Reflects on her Second Trip to Haiti


    I had an opportunity to travel to Haiti with an organization called 
    Work my junior year at Sewickley Academy. What struck me about this organization was their integration into the communities and their promise to make families self-sufficient instead of offering outside solutions that would fix their problems short term. They do this by making sure both parents are in stable jobs and their children are placed in school. While in Haiti, we got to see first hand how Work functions and what they strive to achieve.
    Read More
  • Senior Selected as Candidate in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program


    Senior Aydin Turkay has been named one of more than 4,500 candidates in the 2019 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The candidates were selected from nearly 3.6 million students expected to graduate from U.S. high schools this year.
    Read More
  • In Memoriam: Joyce Ferris, Former Head of Senior School


    Joyce Ferris, Ph.D., Head of Sewickley Academy’s Senior School from 1992 until 2004, passed away on December 30, 2018, from complications during hip surgery resulting from a recent fall.
    Read More
Archive

Senior Selected as Candidate in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program


Senior Aydin Turkay has been named one of more than 4,500 candidates in the 2019 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The candidates were selected from nearly 3.6 million students expected to graduate from U.S. high schools this year.

Inclusion in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, now in its 54th year, is one of the highest honors bestowed upon graduating high school seniors. Scholars are selected on the basis of superior academic and artistic achievements, leadership qualities, strong character, and involvement in community and school activities.
 
The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964 by Executive Order of the President to recognize some of our nation’s most distinguished graduating seniors for their accomplishments in many areas: academic success, leadership, and service to school and community. It was expanded in 1979 to recognize students demonstrating exceptional scholarship and talent in the visual, creative, and performing arts. In 2015, the program was expanded once again to recognize students who demonstrate ability and accomplishment in career and technical fields. Annually, up to 161 U.S. Presidential Scholars are chosen from among that year’s senior class, representing excellence in education and the promise of greatness in America’s youth.
 
A distinguished panel of educators will review these submissions and select 600 semifinalists in early April. The Commission on Presidential Scholars, a group of up to 32 eminent citizens appointed by the President, will select the finalists, and the U.S. Department of Education will announce the Scholars in May.
 
All scholars are honored for their accomplishments during the National Recognition Program, held in June in Washington, D.C. During this trip, U.S. Presidential Scholars are guests of the U.S. Department of Education and the Commission and enjoy an expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., to meet with government officials, educators, and other accomplished people. To commemorate their achievement, the scholars are awarded the Presidential Scholars Medallion at a ceremony sponsored by the White House.
 
Congratulations, Aydin!

Back

Comments

Contact Us

List of 2 items.

Visit Us!

Main Campus

Sewickley Academy
315 Academy Avenue
Sewickley, PA 15143
Sewickley Academy is a nationally recognized Pittsburgh private school enrolling students in Pre-K through Grade 12 on a single campus.