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 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.
Senior James Walton, juniors Aydin Turkay and Jayvir Monga, and freshman Christina Walton competed as part of Team #8393 the Giant Diencephalic BrainSTEM robotics team.
The team won first place overall at the tournament and is now the Ohio State Champion. In addition to wining first place overall, BrainSTEM was also recognized as an award finalist in robot design, process and documentation, connecting with their community and motivating others to get involved in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
BrainSTEM will now advance to the North Super Regional tournament in Cedar Rapids Iowa where 72 teams will be vying for the opportunity to advance to the World Championship in April.
Congratulations, James, Aydin, Jayvir, and Christina!