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.
Ephemera, Sewickley Academy Senior School’s literary and visual art magazine, hosted Ephemera Live on Friday.
Ephemera Live showcases fine art not publishable in the magazine. This year, students and faculty showcased their inimitable talents. Hanna Peacock read a moving poem to start off the night and later artfully played her flute. Morgan Martin sang her own stunning version of “When I Was Your Man.” Joyfully, Mr. Connolly played an original composition on his guitar and treated the audience to his version of “Wagon Wheel.” During intermission, audience members were welcome to view students’ visual art. In a beautiful duet, Natalia Arbelaez Solano sang (in English and then in Spanish!) while Sam Casale played his guitar. Veronica Coleman read a touching poem to end the night. Master of Ceremony and Ephemera club president James Grosz hosted the event. With a chill, coffee-house vibe, Ephemera Live displayed artistic talent that moved administrators, parents, teachers, students, and staff.