List of 5 news stories.

  • Sewickley Academy Students Awarded a Gold Key and two Silver Keys for Writing


    This month, three Sewickley Academy English students were recognized by the Pittsburgh Regional Scholastic Writing Awards for their writing skills.
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  • Junior Invited to Participate in College Board’s National Hispanic Recognition Program


    Junior James Grosz has been invited to participate in the National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP). 
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  • Four SA Students Win FIRST Robotics Ohio State Championship


    Four Sewickley Academy students competed in the FIRST Tech Challenge Ohio State Championship on February 17 and 18, 2018.
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  • Senior School Whoa!Bots Make an Epic Run for Gold!


    The Whoa!Bots returned to the podium in Baltimore, Maryland, on February 17, 2018.
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  • Senior Selected as Finalist for the Chinese Bridge Speech Contest for U.S. High School Students


    Senior Pranav Mulgund has been selected to attend the final competition of the 13th Chinese Bridge Speech Contest for U.S. High School Students.
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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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