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.
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.
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!