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    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.
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  • National Merit Scholarship Corporation Names Six Seniors as Commended Students


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  • Senior School English Teacher Selected for Outstanding Educator Award


    Ann Russell, Senior School English teacher, was selected for the University of Chicago’s Outstanding Educator Award.
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  • 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.
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  • Two Students Named Semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Program


    Two students from Sewickley Academy have been named semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program (NMSP).
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Grade 1 Celebrates Holidays Around the World

By: Kelly Gary, Grade 1 Teacher

Grade 1 students experienced traditions of giving from countries around the world on Wednesday, December 21. 

The class took a field trip to the Wintergarden at PPG Place downtown in the morning to see the annual Spirits of Giving Around the World and gingerbread house exhibits. The children celebrated Greece with Greek food, music, and dance. Upon returning to school, they also walked around the Academy to serenade other students, faculty, and staff for gold coins, just like children in Greek in villages do. 
 
After lunch, St. Nicholas Greek dancers came to the Academy to teach students numerous Greek dances for festive occasions. The troupe performed a few different dances before teaching them a kalamatiano, which is danced in all areas of Greece, the Chiotiko Sirto, from the island of Chios, and the tsamiko, which is from Northern Greece.
 
Grade 1 has been learning about houses around the world and how different cultures and people use various resources in their areas to build houses. There was a strong focus on clothing and how climate affects how houses are built as well as what we wear. Students then “traveled” around the world virtually via Google to visit different countries and learn more about each country’s traditions. 

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