Seattle Academy students won 16 Regional Gold Key Awards — 11 for photography, the most ever! — at this year’s Scholastics Art and Writing Competition. This competition is “the nation’s longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens,” as their website boasts. For the past 12 years, SAAS students have been submitting their strongest visual art and writing for consideration.
May is Asian Pacific American Month in the United States. During this month, we acknowledge the heritage and contributions of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans. The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese people to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869.
On April 22, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion consultant Brenda Suazo led SPARRC (SAAS Parents for Awareness, Race Relations and Community) in a thought provoking and impactful workshop titled “Steps Toward Becoming Anti-Racist: Uncovering Personal Racial Biases.” The goal of this workshop was to provide parents with a deeper understanding of different types of biases, whether conscious or unconscious, implicit or explicit, and how one’s own biases impact their daily lives.
To this day, environmental issues have remained on social and political platforms as a widely debated topic of interest. This is ever the more reason to continue celebrating Earth Day; or rather, as we at Seattle Academy like to do, celebrate Earth Week.
Seattle Academy just wrapped up Season One of a COVID-19 adjusted season of what would normally have been a regular fall. This was the initial season of the newly formed Emerald Sound Conference (ESC) and the Cardinals had outstanding performances in all six sports!
Many of the elements that are in our everyday lives are things we each take for granted. We flip the switch on and have lights to help us see, turn on the stove to cook a meal, and crank up the heat to keep us warm on cold days. Where the electricity comes from is something that we generally don’t have to worry about, in fact, it’s often something we overlook in our busy lives.
Seattle Academy senior Sophia Mitri Schloss is a series regular on Disney+’s new original show Big Shot, starring John Stamos! The series premieres April 16!
Sophia—who has professionally acted since she was eight—jumps into the role of Emma Korn, daughter to not-so-empathetic Coach Korn, played by John Stamos!
Five students, four films, one thing in common: they all attend Seattle Academy. The SAAS community has long recognized the talents of our students—this year that recognition is extending all the way to international film festivals.