The Power of One Campus: SA Technology Students Bridge the Gap Between the Lower and Senior Schools
A conversation between Lower School Technology Coordinator Ms. Julia Tebbets and Senior School Technology Coordinator Mrs. Cristy McCloskey sparked a collaboration which benefited students in two of the Academy’s divisions.
Juniors Natalia Arbelaez Solano and Will Sands are participating in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) Western Region Orchestra Festival this weekend. The PMEA festival includes schools from State College and the western part of the state.
On February 25, five members of the Sewickley Academy Speech and Debate team – sophomores James Grosz and Saarang Mulukutla, seniors Katie Malus and Priya Rajawat, and freshman Luke Tyson – competed against 17 schools from District 2 in the qualifying tournament of the Pennsylvania High School Speech League at Pine Richland High School.
The Academy opened its doors on the cusp of the Great Depression and the school was not immune to the national financial crisis. In 1933, Alexander C. Tener, Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Sewickley Academy at that time, wrote to all of the trustees asking each to underwrite $300 of the operating deficit for that year, so they could close the books and keep the school open.