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.
In a dramatic game matching two of the top teams in our classification, the back and forth game produced many lead changes. Senior Olivia Ryder who led us with 19 points, drove the lane for the winning score in the final 30 seconds to put us up one. Junior Sam Smith, 11 points, knocked a free throw with 7 seconds left to push the margin to two and tough defense led by junior Myra Samuels prevented St. Joe's from scoring at the buzzer. Junior Theresa Wilson scored 7 of her 9 points in the first quarter and junior Alyssa Winters grabbed some big rebounds in the second half. The depth of the bench was the ultimate factor as we were able to wear down St. Joe's who do not possess the same type of depth.