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®).
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.
This is the most prestigious and well recognized Chinese speech contest for high school students in the United States. The Confucius Institute at the University of Massachusetts Boston hosts the event each year. This year’s competition will be held on March 31.
Thanks to Senior School Mandarin teacher Jing Zhou, Sewickley Academy students have been participating in the event for the past six years, sending one or two students to the competition each year. “This is the third year that Pranav participated and he was selected to go to the advanced level finals,” she said. “I’m very proud of him.”