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This I Believe: "Color Clarity"

 

Modeled after public radio's "This I Believe" series, Sewickley Academy seniors share what they believe in as the final project of their Senior Seminar course.

"Color Clarity" by Rosie

Although Rosie has lived in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, her entire life, she loves to travel to different states and countries to expand her worldview. Rosie enjoys creating every kind of art, especially poetry, ceramics, and moss artwork. She loves to spend time in nature, whether just exploring a new environment or actively ameliorating an industrialized area by cultivating plants and connecting with the community. Rosie was co-editor-in-chief of Ephemera, the Academy's award-winning arts magazine. Winner of the annual graduation award, the Cavalier Cup, for her excellence in scholarship, sportsmanship, and citizenship, she will attend Kalamazoo College to major in international and area studies with a concentration in eastern Asia.

 

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This I Believe: "Oh, Extroverted World"

 

Modeled after public radio's "This I Believe" series, Sewickley Academy seniors share what they believe in as the final project of their Senior Seminar course.

"Oh, Extroverted World" by Ryan

Born and raised in Wexford, Pennsylvania, Ryan is a senior at Sewickley Academy. His favorite subjects include psychology and economics. He is an active member of his community, having volunteered many hours at the Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Ryan’s hobbies include skiing, hiking, listening to music, and spending time with his friends. Though undecided on a major, he will attend the University of Vermont this fall.

“Everyone shines, given the right lighting.” It seems that in our society today, the spotlight all too often only shines on one type of individual, the extrovert. Ryan explains this phenomenon and stresses the importance of accepting and promoting the introvert’s approach in his essay, “Oh, Extroverted World.”

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This I Believe: "A Strong Cup of the Extraordinary"

 

Modeled after public radio's "This I Believe" series, Sewickley Academy seniors share what they believe in as the final project of their Senior Seminar course.

"A Strong Cup of the Extraordinary" by Elizabeth

Elizabeth has attended Sewickley Academy since pre-k. She’s an avid reader with an affinity for drinking tea and watching ice hockey. She enjoys traveling and learning about different cultures by meeting new people, especially through homestays. She will attend Case Western Reserve University in the fall and major in chemical engineering. The most important thing in her life is her family; they have taught her all the things that aren’t taught in a classroom but are essential to life: the power of a genuine smile, the strength of a sincere apology, and the capabilities of unwavering faith.

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This I Believe: "My Special Place"

Modeled after public radio's "This I Believe" series, Sewickley Academy seniors share what they believe in as the final project of their Senior Seminar course.

"My Special Place" by Olivia

Olivia, a senior at Sewickley Academy, has lived in Pittsburgh her entire life but will be leaving next fall to attend Emory University in Georgia. She plans to study international relations in college and continue her love of traveling, with the hopes of going to Spain and living with a host family. Olivia likes swimming, gymnastics, and lacrosse. She is excited about going to her cabin this summer to continue making memories with her family. 

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