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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 Senior School Whoa!Bots earned top place in the FIRST Relic Recovery Western Maryland Qualifying Tournament.

Senior School Robotics Whoa!Bots Win First Place in FIRST Relic Recovery Tournament

By: Ben Spicer, Senior School Science and Mathematics Teacher

After a second place finish in the finals on January 13, the Whoa!Bots Senior School Robotics team bounced back with a big win at the FIRST Relic Recovery Western Maryland Qualifying Tournament on January 27.

The Whoa!Bots finished with a perfect 9-0 record in the tournament outscoring all opponents 3192-1689. One particular match earned them 578 points, which was, at the time, thought to be the second highest score in the world! The team wowed the crowd with their efficiency at completing all tasks in the game, however, it was the reliability of placing the relics in the recovery zone that made them unbeatable. Collecting the trophy late Saturday evening was a joyous moment for a team who has worked incredibly hard over the past year.

The team now advances to the Maryland/DC FTC Championship in Baltimore, Maryland later this month.

Congratulations! Way to go Whoa!Bots!  

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