Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a joyous time to remember those who have passed away. In Mexico, ancient Aztec traditions were combined with Christianity during the Spanish conquest. As a result, each year families construct colorful altars or ofrendas in their homes that essentially welcome the spirit of their loved ones on November 1st and 2nd.
Students, faculty, staff, and Academy families gave generously to the Spirit of Giving Food Drive, which benefited St. Vincent de Paul’s Good Samaritan Food Pantry.
This year, the Academy raised $671.42 to purchase 35 12-pound turkeys from Safran's Supermarket in Sewickley at wholesale price. The balance was donated to help purchase perishable items for families in need. Donations from Sewickley Academy will make a difference in the lives of 45 families; the community’s generosity will carry their food needs throughout the month of December.
Lower School student counsel representatives, Middle School student council representatives, and Senior School students worked hard to pack and unpack three vans full of food.
Thank you to all who donated and helped make this event a success!