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.
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).
On Wednesday, September 12, 2018, officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the names of approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 64th annual program. They are the highest scoring entrants in each state. The Academy’s semifinalists are James Grosz and Aydin Turkay.
These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for approximately 7,500 National Merit Scholarships, worth approximately $31 million that will be awarded in the spring. Students who will advance to the finalist level will be notified in February.
Approximately 1.6 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2019 NMSP by taking the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, which served as the initial screening of the program entrants.