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.
In front of a home crowd with good support from students, faculty, staff and administration, parents, alumni and their parents and the SA community, our guys came ready to play jumping out to a 60 - 14 halftime lead that featured unselfish play with so many extra passes that led to easy baskets and open shots. Everyone is contributing on defense, although we need to get better on taking charges. Jared Washington came off the bench to register 7 points on 2 - 2 from the field, 3 - 3 from the foul line and numerous rebounds and good passes. Isiah Warfield was second in rebounds with 7 defensive rebounds and led us in assists with 6 and had a number of plays that would have been an assist in the sport of hockey. Isaiah Smith led us in scoring with 25 points on a most efficient 9 for 10 from the field and 5 for 5 from the foul line. Nate Ridgeway had 20 points and a season high of 5 assists. Dave Groetsch led in rebounds with a season high of 10 to go with 17 points. Jett Roessing began the unselfish play as several times in the first quarter he passed up good scoring opportunities to lead to great scoring opportunities as he scored 13 points.