List of 5 news stories.

  • Senior Successes: Katie Hughes Makes a Joyful Noise in the Junior Mendelssohn Choir


    For the fifth year in a row, senior Katie Hughes auditioned and was selected to be a part of the Junior Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh. This one-of-a-kind choir showcases some of the finest young singers in the Pittsburgh region.
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  • National Merit Scholarship Corporation Names Six Seniors as Commended Students


    The National Merit Scholarship Program recognized six seniors for their exceptional academic promise demonstrated by their outstanding performance on the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®).
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  • Senior School English Teacher Selected for Outstanding Educator Award


    Ann Russell, Senior School English teacher, was selected for the University of Chicago’s Outstanding Educator Award.
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  • Senior School History Teacher Travels to South Korea for Professional Development


    This past July, I traveled to South Korea with a group of American educators with the generous support of the Korean War Legacy Foundation and Sewickley Academy. This professional development connected me to my curriculum and past enrichment, which continually puts me in the learning seat, prepares me to contextualize historical events for students, and sets me up to share global perspectives.
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  • Two Students Named Semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Program


    Two students from Sewickley Academy have been named semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program (NMSP).
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Coach's Comments

To cap off an incredible season, our guys came through with a fantastic finish, playing the final six holes of team competition (shotgun start) in the following manner on a difficult golf course:
JF Aber  one under par
Peter Curran even par
Will Nocito even par
Cole Luther 2 over par
Landen Shirley 2 over par

With the updated live scoring in place this year, we were trailing Moravian Academy by six-seven strokes at this point, and their players and parents were quite excited by this news. Our guys ignored all of the excitement around them, knowing that we had rallied before, just recently at the WPIAL Championship. Their poise and sharp play is a great testament to what everyone on our team has done superbly this year. Focused play, superb preparation, and true enjoyment of their team and support for one another helped produce the calm manner in which we blew away a talented field down the stretch to win by 11 strokes over Scranton Prep in shooting a new record low for the Academy at the Heritage Hills golf course!

JF was the medalist with a 74 reflecting his determination to improve as he registered a career low, and our three seniors finished their careers the right way as they all finished in the top 10! Their leadership as captains produced a culture of fun, freedom of expression, and a drive to be the best collectively.  Landen was 10 over par after 10 holes and still finished with an 83, the lowest score we have ever thrown out in states. Dave and Matt served vital roles during this competition as "assistant coaches" for me (two talented athletes finding another way to help their teammates), and Austin helped us through circulating important information down the stretch.

Many thanks to our parents for all of the support throughout the year! Our golf alumni continue to be present in our program through their many texts throughtout the year and rounds of golf during the summer with our guys to help them understand the importance of carrying yourself a certain way while enjoying this great game and as well as witnessing first hand that the connections from the many van rides etc... last well into the future.

Many thanks to Coach Hastings for all his work through the years working with the junior varsity golfers to start them on this journey involving great patience, wisdom and humor! Missie B continues to teach a number of our golfers both the techniques and the many nuances of the game - thank you! Finally, the folks at Allegheny Country Club provide a first class facility to both our girls and boys programs in such a supportive manner. John Aber and his staff have touched the lives of all of these golfers through many lessons and pointers throughout the year - thank you!

Scorers:
JF Aber 74
Peter Curran 78
Cole Luther 79
Will Nocito 80

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