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®).
Two Students Represent SA at the PMEA Orchestra Festival
By: Gino Faraci, Strings Teacher/Orchestra Director
Congratulations to sophomore Jeremy Gu and senior Natalia Arbelaez Solano for representing the Academy at the PMEA District 1 Orchestra Festival.
Each student had fantastic seating audition results. Natalia placed in the top half of cellists, and Jeremy was second overall on violin and will advance to the Western Region Orchestra Festival in March at Sharon High School.
Jeremy and Natalia, congratulations on your musical achievements!