List of 5 news stories.

  • Jaydon Kurian Wins Middle School Spelling Bee

    Grade 6 student Jaydon Kurian will advance to the Western Pennsylvania Spelling Bee after winning Sewickley Academy’s Middle School Spelling Bee on Thursday, February 7.
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  • Senior Named Finalist by the National Merit Scholarship Program

    Senior Aydin Turkay has been named a finalist in the 2019 Competition for National Merit Scholarships.
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  • Senior Alina Mattson Reflects on her Second Trip to Haiti

    I had an opportunity to travel to Haiti with an organization called 
    Work my junior year at Sewickley Academy. What struck me about this organization was their integration into the communities and their promise to make families self-sufficient instead of offering outside solutions that would fix their problems short term. They do this by making sure both parents are in stable jobs and their children are placed in school. While in Haiti, we got to see first hand how Work functions and what they strive to achieve.
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  • Senior Selected as Candidate in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

    Senior Aydin Turkay has been named one of more than 4,500 candidates in the 2019 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The candidates were selected from nearly 3.6 million students expected to graduate from U.S. high schools this year.
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  • In Memoriam: Joyce Ferris, Former Head of Senior School

    Joyce Ferris, Ph.D., Head of Sewickley Academy’s Senior School from 1992 until 2004, passed away on December 30, 2018, from complications during hip surgery resulting from a recent fall.
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Senior School Students Recognized by PMEA

Sewickley Academy will be well represented throughout the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association's (PMEA) concerts.

Freshman Gary Peng was accepted into the PMEA District 1 Honors Orchestra Festival. Gary was among 75 violinists who auditioned and he placed 12th overall, a remarkable achievement for a Grade 9 student. The Honors Orchestra concert took place on Sunday, November 18, at Fox Chapel Area High School.

Junior Sarah Phillips and sophomore Felicia Niebel were accepted into the PMEA District I Chorus. Over 400 students auditioned on Monday, November 19, and both of our candidates were chosen to participate in the festival which takes place in February with a final performance at Mount Lebanon High School.

Junior Nick Valenta was chosen to participate in the PMEA District Band this year. He will play bassoon. The festival will be hosted by Carrick High School in January.

Congratulations to our talented musicians, Gary, Sarah, Felicia, and Nick!



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