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.
Senior School Robotics Whoa!Bots Team Earns an Impressive Finish
By: Ben Spicer, Senior School Science and Mathematics Teacher
The Senior School Robotics team, named the Whoa!Bots, competed in the Southwestern Pennsylvania FIRST Tech Challenge on Saturday, January 13. In a year of extraordinary growth, the Whoa!Bots fell just short of winning the tournament, earning a remarkable second place finish in the Finalist Alliance out of the 21 teams that entered the competition.
The team worked tirelessly throughout the fall and over the winter break to optimize their robot for peak performance. They were masters at autonomously removing the jewel and stacking the glyphs. The Whoa!Bots amazed the crowd all day with their robot’s ability to dominate the end game and recover the relics. Despite accumulating a total of 2,835 points overall, they were outscored in the final two matches by a margin of only 78 points, thus, keeping them from advancing to the Pennsylvania state championship. Nevertheless, this accomplishment marks an impressive high point in the Senior School robotics program. Congratulations to all involved!
The next competition will take place in Garrett County, Maryland, later this month. Winners of this tournament advance to the Maryland/DC FTC Championship.