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®).
Sewickley Doubles Team Wins Second Consecutive PIAA Championship
By: Quinn Theobald, Communications & Media Intern
Sewickley Academy won its second consecutive state doubles title in tennis on May 27, 2018, at Hershey Racquet Club
The doubles team of Will Nocito and Dylan Parda, this year’s WPIAL Class 2A Champions, claimed the PIAA Class 2A title by defeating Will Schreck and James Pottieger of Wyomissing in the state finals 6-3, 6-4. The two are only the second doubles team from the WPIAL to win a Class 2A title.
Sophomore WPIAL Champion singles player Arjan Bedi made his way through the PIAA 2A singles bracket, losing to Westmont Hilltop senior Adam Kush in the semifinals. He finished the tournament in fourth place overall.
Earlier this season, the team won the WPIAL Class 2A title for the fifteenth straight year.