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.
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®).
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.
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!