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  • 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 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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