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Photo of Seattle Academy Scholastics Art and Writing Competition 2021

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.

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Photo of Seattle Academy May Holiday Spotlight 2021 API

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.

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Seattle Academy SPARRC April 2021 Event Speaker Branda Suazo

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.

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Photo of Seattle Academy Alumna Nithya Menon '12

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.

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