Saturday, May 18, 2013
The grant will support planting fruit trees, building more garden beds, and purchasing rain barrels and other necessities.
Sewickley Academy was recently awarded a $2,000 grant for its Secret Garden through the Whole Kids Foundation Garden Grant Project. Funds from the grant will support planting two fruit trees, building five more garden beds, and purchasing two rain barrels and gutters for the garden shed to feed water into the barrels. The money will also support five work benches or picnic tables to allow the Secret Garden to become a true outdoor classroom and community center. “Whole Kids Foundation Garden Grant Project is thrilled to offer Sewickley Academy a School Garden Grant to support its garden project,” said Annie Nelson, marketing team lead from Whole Foods Market in Wexford. “The Secret Garden exemplifies a viable, sustainable, and well-…
Saturday, May 11, 2013
The Panthers finished 4-1 over seventh-seeded Mars.
Sewickley Academy defeated Mars to win the WPIAL Class AA boys team tennis championship. According to the Pitsburgh Tribune Review, the Panthers finished 4-1 over seventh-seeded Mars in the WPIAL Class AA championship match at North Allegheny. This is Sewickley Academy's 10th consecutive title and 18th in the 21 years since the sport was split into two classifications. The three years they didn't win, they lost in the finals, the Trib reports. The Trib said the Panthers have won 45 of their last 50 WPIAL championship matches, including 4-1 scores each of the last three years. Four of the top seven Sewickley Academy players are graduating this year. Vincentian defeated Quaker Valley, 3-2, in the consolation match to advance to the PIAA …
Friday, May 10, 2013
A heart specialist at Allegheny General Hospital says screenings can detect underlying medical abnormalities.
Cases of younger people – particularly young athletes – dying of sudden cardiac arrest are tragic. Although they lead active and healthy lifestyles, experts say young athletes are more than twice as likely to suffer from sudden cardiac arrest when compared to non-athletes, and they say screenings could help detect underlying medical abnormalities before it's too late. Dr. William Belden, a cardiologist at Allegheny General Hospital said sudden cardiac arrest in younger people, like the recent death of a 23-year-old former North Allegheny High School football player, aren't as common as in older adults, but they are notable. “They're notable because they're rare and because they happen in young, healthy kids," said Belden, who …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
For the first time in school history, both Sewickley Academy candidates for the 2013 WPIAL Scholar-Athlete Award were selected as winners.
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, …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Sewickley Academy also participates in exchanges in Germany, China, Australia, Costa Rica, and Romania.
Sewickley Academy welcomed exchange students and faculty Wednesday from both the Perse School in Cambridge, England, and from the Institution Stanislas in Nice, France. For the next two weeks, both groups will become immersed in the Sewickley Academy community, attending classes and staying with host families. Also, during their stay, the groups will visit Pittsburgh-area attractions, such as Falling Water, the Pittsburgh and Monongahela Incline, the Andy Warhol Museum, and a Pirates game. The French students and their hosts will also meet Monday with Pittsburgh’s Honorary Consul of France Jean-Dominique Le Garrec, where he will speak about representing France in a different country. The exchange with the Perse School is in its second year…
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Sewickley Academy students, faculty, staff and administration volunteered with various service organizations to make a positive impact on issues regarding the environment, education, social justice, hunger and poverty.
Sewickley Academy recently held its second annual Day of Service , a full school day committed to service projects both on and off campus. Friday's student-led event demonstrated Sewickley Academy’s commitment to the service of a greater good. Members of the Students in Action team worked with community partners, school administrators, and faculty to plan the Day of Service. In addition to on-campus projects, Sewickley Academy students, faculty, staff, and administration volunteered with various service organizations to make a positive impact on issues regarding the environment, education, social justice, hunger and poverty. On campus service projects included work in Sewickley Academy’s Secret Garden off of Hazel Lane, a “Hugs for …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Searching for nice, cool prom looks? Check out the selection of dresses at Mak Studio in Sewickley.
With prom just around the corner, Mak Studio is offering a selection of formal dresses this season to fit your unique look. Jessica Kaye, sales associate, said the store typically caters to tweens, but is offering prom dresses for young ladies this season, a first for the store at 431 Beaver St. There are various colors, styles and lengths and Kaye said the prices are fairly reasonable. Kaye said store owner Kristen McCormack wanted to try it out to see if there was interest. For the girl looking for something truly unique, there are only 18 dresses available, and some have already sold. "Girls don't like to have the same dress," Kaye said. Sewickley Academy's prom is April 27 and Quaker Valley's prom is May 17. Did you find that perfect …
Riley Larsen was chosen as a 2013 Brine National All-Star.
A Sewickley Academy student-athlete has been selected to participate this summer in the 2013 Brine National Lacrosse Classic. Riley Larsen, son of Doug and Katie Larsen, is currently an eighth-grader who has been selected to represent the Mid-West and Ohio at the 2013 Brine National All-Star Lacrosse Academy and Brine National Lacrosse Classic. The event will be held in Boyds, Maryland from June 30 to July 3. The Brine National All-Star Lacrosse Academy brings the top middle school lacrosse players in the country to one venue. Regional teams will compete for the 2013 National Championship and teams will be coached by NCAA lacrosse coaches. Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter Check out some of today's other top stories here.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Amy Kolor accepts the environmental award from Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl.
A Sewickley Academy senior was recently honored with the Green Champion Award, developed in 2012 to recognize Pittsburgh's "champions" of environmental sustainability. Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl presented Amy Kolor, 18, the award on March 7 along with nine other students from various local high schools for their efforts in water conservation. The students who make up Pittsburgh Floww—an acronym for "For Lowering Our Water Waste—formed as a result of the South Asia Youth Summit funded by the U.S. State Department. Kolor, of Cranberry, applied and interviewed through Magee Womencare International to attend and was chosen along with the other students to represent Pittsburgh last summer. Traveling on an all-expense-paid trip to Nepal …
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Catch up on news that you may have missed this week.
Here are the top five stories this week: Take a Look: 12 Open Houses in Sewickley Couple Faces Charges in Steelers Ticket Scam Sewickley Police Respond to Public Disturbance Sewickley Academy Does the Harlem Shake Nearby: Imperial Man Shot to Death in North Fayette Bar