Middle School Student to Attend Renowned Interlochen Arts Camp
“Lights, camera, action!” This is a familiar phrase to Grade 8 student Avani Venkat, who will attend the renowned Interlochen Arts Camp, a premier summer arts program for aspiring artists in grades 3 through 12, in Michigan this summer.
Juniors Mishon Levine and Luke Tyson co-founded Students Taking Action for a New Democracy (STAND), a new organization that is taking a STAND by empowering high school students to be engaged global citizens.
Sewickley Academy’s Science Bowl team competed in the Western Pennsylvania Science Bowl on Saturday, February 23, at the Community College of Allegheny County’s South Campus, tying with Shady Side Academy for first place in the Natural Gas division.
Eighth Grade Student Takes on the National History Day Competition
By: Quinn Theobald, Communications and Media Intern
After winning the Pennsylvania state competition, Eighth grader, Roshni Thakkar moved on to represent the state at the national competitions junior division.
The National History Day finals are held at The University of Maryland from June 10th through the 14th. Students from each state territory from around the country come together and display their projects that all follow an annual theme, the 2018 theme being “Conflict and Compromise.” While there, Roshni presented in the website category and showed her custom site that captured the story of Nelson Mandela. Her website shows in depth detail of Mandela's life and even shows personal interviews between people who knew Mandela in prison and Roshni herself. Roshni finished the competition in fifth place in the junior division, and was also awarded the Outstanding Affiliate Award. This is given one student from the junior and senior division from each state or territory. Congratulations Roshni and good luck in future competition.