List of 5 news stories.

  • Two Students Named Semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Program

    Two students from Sewickley Academy have been named semifinalists in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program (NMSP).
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  • Junior’s Photograph Wins First Place in Carnegie Library Labsy Teen Media Competition

    Over the summer, junior Erin Mahoney submitted a scenic photo she captured in Everglades National Park to the Carnegie Library’s annual Labsy Awards teen media contest and won first place, along with a $250 prize, in one of seven categories. 
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  • Head of School Honored for 15-Year Tenure

    During Sewickley Academy’s annual opening of school assembly, Chair of the Board of Trustees Kate Pigman ’82, accompanied by Vice Chair Brad Busatto ’88, and Trustees, past and present, honored Head of School Kolia O’Connor for 15 years of service at Sewickley Academy.
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  • Senior School Technology Coordinator Named the 16th Clark Faculty Chair

    During the Academy's annual opening assembly, Mrs. Cristy McCloskey, Senior School Technology Coordinator, was named the 16th Clark Faculty Chair by the Board of Trustees and Head of School Kolia O’Connor.
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  • Eighth Grade Student Takes on the National History Day Competition

    After winning the Pennsylvania state competition, Eighth grader, Roshni Thakkar moved on to represent the state at the national competitions junior division.
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Senior School Whoa!Bots Make an Epic Run for Gold!

By: Ben Spicer, Senior School Science and Mathematics Teacher

The Whoa!Bots returned to the podium in Baltimore, Maryland, on February 17, 2018.

With the spirit of Olympians, the Senior School Robotics team earned medals for their excellence after a long training season. The Whoa!Bots now advance to the First Tech Challenge East Super-Regional Championship in Scranton, Pennsylvania, held next month where 72 teams from Maine through West Virginia will compete for an opportunity to go for the gold in the FIRST Tech Challenge World Championship in Detroit, Michigan, in April. The team racked up “big wins” all day eventually becoming captain of the finalist alliance in the playoff rounds.

Currently, they have the third highest score in the world – 618 points – for this competition season topping their previous record of 578. This is truly an amazing accomplishment for a team that has worked so hard over the past few years.

Congratulations to the Whoa!Bots!



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