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Quaker Valley's Murano named to 18 Under Eighteen, other academic achievements for Sewickley students

Quaker Valley High School student Isabella Murano is one of Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania’s inaugural 18 Under Eighteen.

Murano is committed to her vision of a greener and more sustainable future. Through partnerships with organizations like Sustainable Sewickley, she works with her peers and Quaker Valley faculty to create change in her community by reducing waste and hosting sustainable awareness events.

A driven entrepreneur, Isabella recently began her own startup, Eco-Assemble, which provides students with kits designed for younger generations and are intended to inspire kids to learn and create. Though the students focus on innovation, they also develop their science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) skill sets while connecting their creation to the environment. Isabella believes in the limitless potential of STEAM education for all.

She is committed to paving the way for future females in the world of education and continually challenges outdated social norms and stigmas surrounding women in STEAM.

In addition to being recognized as an event at the National Aviary on the North Side on Feb. 22, JA is working to provide the 18 students with additional educational and leadership opportunities to further their skills and qualifications.

Tickets to the event are on sale now, with a limited number of in-person tickets available. JA will announce a virtual ticket option via its website,

Corinne Swann has been named to the University of Iowa President’s List for the fall 2021 semester. Swann is a third-year student in Iowa’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences majoring in English and creative writing.

Angelina Palladini was named to Carthage College’s Dean’s List for the fall 2021 semester.

Nathan Bjorklund has been named to the Dean’s List at Wheaton College for the fall 2021 semester.

Christopher Barefoot has been named to the Dean’s Lists at Belmont University for the fall 2021 semester.

Matthew Lupariello has been named to the President’s List at the University of Alabama for the fall 2021 semester.

Baze Gianiodis and Katie Oates were named to the Dean’s List at the University of Delaware for the fall 2021 semester.

Sierra Fritsch earned a master of science in education in curriculum and instruction from Youngstown State University.

Grace Gao and Nikolaj Hindsbo were named to the Dean’s Honor List at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for the fall 2021 semester. Mikkel Hindsbo was named to the Dean’s List.

Angelina Palladini has been named to the Dean’s List at Carthage College for the fall 2021 semester.

Elianna Seaman participated in the University of Mount Union’s MLK Day of Service on Jan. 22. Nearly 300 volunteers worked at 10 locations to complete projects for area agencies and churches.


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