February 25, 2021


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Student Information: Scholastic Artwork and Producing Awards, CalcuSolve winners, a Wimshurst equipment and much more

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A overall of 39 Shady Facet Academy learners in grades 8-12 received 71 awards in the 2021 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards regional competition.

The winners include 19 eighth graders from SSA Center School and 20 learners at SSA Senior University.

Twelve learners won Gold Keys to advance to the national competitors, for which medalists will be declared March 17.

Gold Essential artwork winners ended up: freshman Benjamin Bischoff in Drawing & Illustration for Final Breath junior Marnie McCormick in Ceramics & Glass for two functions, Molten Bowl and A Bowl Produced for Lemons freshman Yuntong Pan in Painting for Relaxation senior Melissa Riggins in Ceramics & Glass for Waterfall and senior Xinru “Vita” Yang in Drawing & Illustration for 3 is effective: two self-portraits and Umbrella.

Gold Key creating winners have been: eighth grader Maanya Goulatia in Particular Essay & Memoir for Considerably Much Away #2 eighth grader Mark Henne in Own Essay & Memoir for A Pot of Forgiveness eighth grader Ava Jankowski in Private Essay & Memoir for The Phantom Menace junior Ava Kronman in Poetry for The Slaughter of Democracy’s Kids: Acrostic Poems junior Marnie McCormick in Journalism for Is a Warm Doggy a Sandwich? eighth grader Jordan Roupe in Personalized Essay & Memoir for There Goes Harvard junior Anker Zhao in Journalism for Intellectual Range: A Framework for the Long run and senior Qingqing Zhao in Crucial Essay for Ought to the Structure of 1787 be Ratified? A Native American Standpoint.


College supply push

Shady Aspect Academy freshman Deven Nahata arranged a college provide drive at the Senior College to aid Hello Neighbor, a nonprofit organization started by SSA alumna Sloane Davidson that supports resettled refugees in Pittsburgh.

During the 7 days of Jan. 11-15, Senior College college students and family members donated calculators, binders, folders, crayons, markers, coloring textbooks, colored paper, pens, pencils, backpacks and other craft materials. Nahata and his mom sent the donations, which will be distributed to refugee little ones in the Pittsburgh place.

As an eighth grader at the SSA Center School, Nahata structured a toiletry and domestic items drive to assistance Hello Neighbor and as a seventh grader, he held a fundraiser, gathered English publications and experienced his classmates create playing cards to welcome refugees to Pittsburgh.


CalcuSolve level of competition accolades

A team of Dorseyville Center Faculty learners in the Fox Chapel Spot University District just lately put in the regional CalcuSolve competitors.

The staff of eighth graders Alex Kim and Arnim Kuchhal and seventh graders Michael Costello and Rodrigo Silva received third place all round in the seventh and eighth grade workforce division. On top of that, Rodrigo and eighth grader David Black tied for 1st position in the specific competitiveness, with the two attaining excellent scores.

Sixth grader Leonidas Vandapel tied for third put in his division.

Students from throughout Allegheny County participated in this tutorial event which is coordinated by the Allegheny Intermediate Device and sponsored by the II-VI Foundation.

CalcuSolve is a competitiveness that assessments students’ challenge-resolving competencies similar to math.


FCA publications regarded

Two Fox Chapel Region Superior University publications gained awards in the 2020 American Scholastic Press Association Contest/Assessment for Yearbooks, Publications, and Newspapers.

The 2019-2020 literary arts journal “Tapestry” received a very first-place national award. The substantial school’s newspaper, “Fox Tales Quarterly,” was also named a 1st-spot countrywide winner for the slide 2020 problem.

The 2019-2020 scholar personnel customers of “Tapestry” were being 2020 graduates Amelia Bothe, Claire Cummings, Gwendolyn Davison (editor-in-main), Fiona Healy, Emma Lusk, Megan Matthis, Zeynep Ozkaya, Navjot Pabla (layout design), Anzu Sekikawa, Olivia Tang (head of submissions), Helene Tracey and Angelique Uku existing 2020-2021 seniors Molly Dean, Divine Eyth, Emily Li and Nora McDougall and present 2020-2021 juniors Carlie Barnett, Alexa Berman, Mackenzie Borkovich, Nina Busch, Ellen Grey and Ruth Mertens. The students’ advisor is Fox Chapel Location Significant College English instructor Jessica Environmentally friendly.

The 2020-2021 college student workers customers of “Fox Tales Quarterly” are seniors Amulya Garimella, Rachel Horne, Maggie Kelly, Ryan Kenyon and Abigail Rickin-Marks juniors Noah Bradley, Justine Eng, Russell Fenton, Danielle Horne, Madeleine Muller, Beata Turnquist, Calla Truschel Jacobs, Kaylee Uribe, Katherine Voigt,and Ann Yonas sophomore Trevor Katz and freshmen Shriya Krishnamurthy and Abraham White. The students’ sponsor is Fox Chapel Place Superior Faculty gifted-schooling coordinator Lisa Gibson.


Scholastic Art Award winners

Many Fox Chapel Place University District students gained awards for their entries in the Pittsburgh Location of the Scholastic Artwork Awards 2021.

Gold Key winners were being seniors Jessica Jing McCann (4 Gold Keys), Joey Wang (2 Gold Keys), Alwyn Williams and Wenyu Zuo (2 Gold Keys) sophomore Jonathan Li and freshman Isabella White (2 Gold Keys). In addition, Jessica Jing McCann was picked as an American Visions nominee for her jewellery piece entitled “Anxiety’s Flight.” This honor is supplied to only a select handful of regional Gold Key winners, and their pieces are considered to be amid the pretty most effective of the present.

All of the Gold Critical winners will have their do the job despatched to New York for national judging, the place they will be competing with other regional winners from throughout the United States for nationwide awards. The winners of the national contest will be part of The Scholastic Art Awards National Exhibit.

Silver Critical winners ended up seniors Samantha DiGregory, Meredith Francis (2 Silver Keys), Kristian Kerschbaumer, Jessica Jing McCann (5 Silver Keys), Joey Wang and Zoey Zoschg junior Alexa Berman (2 Silver Keys) sophomores Jonathan Li and Sophie Shao and freshman Isabella White.

Honorable Mention winners were being seniors Emma Begg (3 Honorable Mentions), Madelyn Francis, Ainsley Excellent, Jessica Jing McCann (3 Honorable Mentions), Joey Wang (4 Honorable Mentions), Alwyn Williams, Zoey Zoschg and Wenyu Zuo (3 Honorable Mentions) juniors Alexa Berman (4 Honorable Mentions) and Emily Hook sophomores Madisyn Elwood, Jonathan Li (3 Honorable Mentions) and Sophie Shao freshmen Emma Kim (3 Honorable Mentions) and Isabella White (4 Honorable Mentions) and eighth graders Caleb Adams and Yuqi Zhou.

Fox Chapel Place Higher School art teachers are Joan Marangoni, Mary Jo Montgomery, Sarah Patrick, Christine Smith, Sarah Stewart and Amy Wickman. The Dorseyville Middle College artwork teachers are Cheryl Etters, Nanci Goldberg and Mackenzie Seymour.


College student builds Wimshurst device

Shady Side Academy junior Steven Liu built and crafted a Wimshurst equipment from scratch as his impartial undertaking for Scott Peterson’s State-of-the-art Subject areas in Physics and Engineering course.

Invented by James Wimshurst in the late 1800s, the Wimshurst equipment is an electrostatic generator that generates substantial voltages. It consists of two counter-rotating disks and two Leyden jars (capacitors) and can be driven by a hand crank or an electrical motor. Wimshurst equipment run the very first X-ray, the first scanning electron microscope and the earliest lasers.

Liu developed his Wimshurst equipment in SSA’s Glimcher Tech & Design Hub with Peterson’s assistance and direction.

“After 78 overall prototypes and four months of development … it works!” Liu said.


SSA students gather food for charity

Shady Facet Academy Middle and Senior College students and people donated foods products for Catholic Charities of Pittsburgh’s daytime shelters as aspect of the once-a-year SSA MLK Day tradition of participating students in service studying pursuits.

Items gathered bundled separately packaged breakfast/granola bars, oatmeal, snack luggage, cups of soup/noodles and fruit cups. Catholic Charities of Pittsburgh presents warmth and food items to Pittsburgh’s homeless population throughout the chilly wintertime months.

On Feb. 4, Senior University Director of Assistance Discovering Lindsay Myers and SSA guardian Jennifer Laman packed up two autos comprehensive of the donations from the two campuses and sent them to Catholic Charities in downtown Pittsburgh.

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