For the first time in school history, both Sewickley Academy candidates for the 2013 WPIAL Scholar-Athlete Award were selected as winners.
Seniors Amy Kolor and Jordan Milo were selected out of 10 male and 10 female candidates who came from about 140 WPIAL high schools.
According to Sewickley Academy, Amy received several awards at the end of her junior year, including highest honors, the English Award, and the Harvard Book Award. She was also a first-ballot selection to the Cum Laude Society.
She served as a captain for the girls soccer team and was a member of the first U.S. student delegation to visit Nepal and Sri Lanka after being accepted into the South Asia Youth Summit.
Jordan Milo is captain of three varsity sports – golf, basketball and baseball. He is a leader in Sewickley Academy’s concert and jazz bands and a mentor to disadvantaged children in the community.
Jordan is also a recipient of President Obama’s Presidential Service Award, and according to the academy, Jordan is a hard worker in all that he does, always setting a great example for his peers. He employs his extraordinary intellectual abilities without a shred of pretension.
“This honor is a true testament to the dedication and commitment of both Amy and Jordan, their families, their teachers, and their coaches,” Win Palmer, director of athletics, said in a statement. “Amy and Jordan have demonstrated consistency in their pursuit of excellence in their academic studies, athletic endeavors, and service for the greater good. They are exemplary role models, and Sewickley Academy is thrilled that the WPIAL has recognized them for their many contributions to our school community and beyond.”
Palmer awarded Amy and Jordan with WPIAL Scholar-Athlete plaques last week during morning announcements in the Senior School. The students will also receive $500 in scholarship money for college.
Information provided by Sewickley Academy.
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