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.
It was a good experience to play against the best player in the Western Pa. area and one of, if not the best, the best teams in the Western Pa. area at Montour in the Pittsburgh Basketball Club Tournament. What impressed us so much about Robby Carmody's play was his unselfishness and ability to make his teammates better. We can learn much from his performance as he showed the poise of a senior on the court.
We are proud of how our guys rallied in the second half to play outstanding team defense to get back into the game, especially during the fourth quarter. We did a great job of taking charges led by Isiah who took a number of charges. Isaiah, Jett, Nate and Dave turned up the ball pressure in the second half. Unfortunately we had a season low total of assists, and we need to learn the value of patience on offense.