Welcome to the Best of SAAS magazine. We’re excited to share our Spring 2020 edition showcasing Seattle Academy's 2019-20 school year including student profiles, academic highlights, signature programs, and more!
Recently, Seattle Academy Dance Faculty, Alicia Mullikin had her article, Recognizing Systemic Racism in Dance, published by SeattleDances.com. After realizing so many folks were asking now more than ever "How do I show up for people of color?" and wanting dance educators to understand how to do that in their classrooms, Alicia got together with an incredible group of experienced dancers of color on the west coast to discuss their shared experiences of discrimination within the dance world in hopes of providing a clear picture of how systemic racism is perpetuated through dance.
Seattle Academy instrumental jazz band director Matt Frost submitted "Murder by Numbers," a song written by Sting and Andy Summers (The Police) and performed by The Red Combo to KNKX, and it was recently featured along with a collection of other jazz students from regional middle school, high school and college music programs.
This past spring, SAAS TV hosted a presentation about our Innovations program. The evening included a panel discussion with alumni who had gone through the program at Seattle Academy, developed a business plan in that class, and have since successfully launched their own business based on the work they completed in the innovations courses.
Recently, Seattle Academy student Eden Campbell ‘23, launched Spread Dough. Eden’s mission is to create Artisan Bread Making Kits, giving access to all of the ingredients necessary to make delicious artisan bread in your own kitchen while also supporting the students, families, and community members who are impacted by COVID-19.
On June 4, 2020 Alex Tanemura '20 was honored by the Scholastics Art and Writing Awards as a 2020 Silver Medalist during their virtual National Ceremony.
Earlier this month, the Upper School held elections for the 2020-21 Associated Student Body (ASB) Representatives. Next year's representatives are: Kaylee Morris '21, Leo DeBruhl '21, Zoe Bishop '22, and Alden McGonagle '21.