Sewickley Academy Junior wins Congressional Art Award
Junior Priya Melonio received an award from the Congressional Art Competition for her oil-painting “Kindred.” The winning piece will be displayed in Congressmen Mike Kelly’s personal office in Washington, D.C. for the next year.
On May 15, 2017, Sewickley Academy’s Senior School gathered in Rea Auditorium to honor the academic, athletic, and artistic achievements of students during the annual Awards Ceremony which included an induction presentation for the newest members of the Cum Laude Society.
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.