Seattle Academy’s SPARRC group (SAAS Parents for Awareness, Race Relations, and Community) did a bit of summer reading followed by a two-part discussion of Isabel Wilkerson’s acclaimed book Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent. In Caste, Wilkerson examines the people and history of America and how our country is shaped by social hierarchy and a hidden caste system.
Morris Vasser, a Seattle Academy alumnus from the Class of 2020, is doing several cool things in the adventure sports community. He works as the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Lead at Sweetlines, a mountain bike coaching organization. He is getting out onto trails and mentoring youth in mountain biking. He is advocating for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) to take up mountain biking.
September is Hispanic Heritage Month, observed from September 15 to October 15. This month corresponds with Mexican Independence Day, which is celebrated on September 16 and recognizes the revolution in 1810 that ended Spanish dictatorship, as well as five Latin American countries that celebrate their independence during this month: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua.
After suffering a basketball-related injury at college, former Cardinal basketball player and Seattle Academy alumnus Jujaar Singh ’18 saw the opportunity to tell a meaningful story that was close at heart. He came home for winter break and decided to chronicle the SAAS Boys’ Basketball team on film.
August's Holiday Spotlight includes Black Women’s Equal Pay Day is to raise awareness about the wider-than-average pay gap between Black women and white men. Black women are paid 63 cents for every dollar paid to white men.
“We are student-athletes and we have a responsibility to stand up for trans athletes now and in the future,” says Aliya Schenck, Seattle Academy Class of 2018.
This was was the sentiment behind the letter and petition that Aliya Schenck, Alana Bojar, and Athlete Ally sent to the NCAA Board and President, signed by 550 collegiate athletes, and calling for the organization to respond to recent bill proposals banning transgender women in sports.
With less than two years of disc golf under her belt, alumna Ella Hansen ’14 has already ranked first in two small disc golf tournaments and achieved third place at the U.S. Women's National Championship in May 2021 — as well as the Portland Open in June 2021.
When the pandemic hit, freshman Carmen Spoonemore '25 quietly passed on the sourdough fad and instead used her time to write a book: a full-length novel titled “For the Collective.”
“For the Collective” is a dystopian, post-apocalyptic science fiction book in the Young Adult (YA) category.