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.
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.
Through a combination of preparation through hard work, commitment to their teammates, respect for the legacy established by previous golfers and golf teams, support through excellent teachers of the game and support from their parents, our guys persevered through a difficult front nine to rally and capture the WPIAL Championship!!!
Our six players shot a total of 35 over par on the first nine. In contrast, we shot a total of 18 over par on the second nine to shoot a total of 406 for our five scorers that reflects the incredible balance we have shown all year. JF shot one over par on his second nine and Peter shot two over par on his second nine to help lead the rally.
So proud of these guys for what they have accomplished all year in what was supposed to be a "rebuilding year." The best news is that we get to spend more time together preparing for and competing at states.
Cole Luther 80
Will Nocito 81
Peter Curran 81
JF Aber 81
Landen Shirley 83