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  • In Memoriam: Joyce Ferris, Former Head of Senior School


    Joyce Ferris, Ph.D., Head of Sewickley Academy’s Senior School from 1992 until 2004, passed away on December 30, 2018, from complications during hip surgery resulting from a recent fall.
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  • Sewickley Academy Hosts Robotics Tournament


    On December 7 and 8, students from the Middle School Robopanthers robotics teams competed in the Western PA FIRST LEGO League Grand Championship tournament hosted by Sewickley Academy. 
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  • Senior School Students Recognized by PMEA


    Sewickley Academy will be well represented throughout the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association's (PMEA) concerts.
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  • SA Celebrates Día de los Muertos


    Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a joyous time to remember those who have passed away. In Mexico, ancient Aztec traditions were combined with Christianity during the Spanish conquest. As a result, each year families construct colorful altars or ofrendas in their homes that essentially welcome the spirit of their loved ones on November 1st and 2nd.
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  • Girls Varsity Tennis Team Captures the PIAA Title


    The Sewickley Academy girls varsity tennis team completed their undefeated season by capturing the state title on Saturday in Hershey.
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    • The Whoa!Bots compete at the Southwestern Pennsylvania Regional Qualifying Tournament.

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.

Whoa!Bots, we’re cheering you on to victory!


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