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.
Senior Successes: Katie Hughes Makes a Joyful Noise in the Junior Mendelssohn Choir
For the fifth year in a row, senior Katie Hughes auditioned and was selected to be a part of the Junior Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh. This one-of-a-kind choir showcases some of the finest young singers in the Pittsburgh region.
National Merit Scholarship Corporation Names Six Seniors as Commended Students
The National Merit Scholarship Program recognized six seniors for their exceptional academic promise demonstrated by their outstanding performance on the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®).
Four Students Named to NFHCA High School National Academic Squad
Four Sewickley Academy students have been named to the 2017 Keith Waldman - Optimal Performance Associates / National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) High School National Academic Squad.
Juniors Katie Jones and Madeline Mooney and seniors Claire Meakem and Leila Wynnyckyj join over 2,770 student-athletes from 344 high schools to receive this honor. The High School National Academic Squad program recognizes those high school juniors and seniors who have achieved a minimum cumulative, unweighted GPA of 3.50 out of 4.0 or the equivalent through the first quarter of the 2017-2018 school year.
Juniors and seniors who have achieved a minimum cumulative, unweighted GPA of 3.9 out of 4.0 or the equivalent through the first quarter of the 2017-2018 school year have been recognized as Scholars of Distinction. Over 850 student-athletes have received the Scholar of Distinction designation in 2017, including Sewickley Academy’s Katie and Claire.
Congratulations Katie, Madeline, Claire, and Leila!