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.
SA Attends the Student Diversity Leadership Conference
By: LaVern Burton, Director of Equity, Inclusion, and Service Learning
Every year, Sewickley Academy sends four to six students, who are passionate about equity and inclusion work, to the National Student Diversity Leadership Conference.
This conference is an amazing opportunity for our students to meet high school students from across the United States. Students who have attended in the past, interview and select students who will attend the following year.
Our student attendees this year were Caroline Cox, Morgan Martin, Suchita Rajan, Luke Tyson, Andy Long, and Mira Bhatia. From November 29-December 2, 2017, our students learned to navigate difficult conversations as well as focus on cultural competency and facilitation skills. This year, the long-standing thirty-year conference was held in Anaheim, California. Our group met 1,600 students from independent schools across the country and gained student leadership and community building skills. The positive energy they brought back to the Academy will continue to add to our school spirit.
Their experiences and the people that they have met will be remembered forever!