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Seattle Academy Families Association SPARRC 2021

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. 

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Photo of Seattle Academy Alumni Morris Vasser 2020 on bicycle

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.

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Seattle Academy September Holiday Spotlight 2021 Hispanic Heritage Month

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. 

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Photo of Seattle Academy Alumna A Schenck 18 Trans Athletes Competing in Women’s Sports

“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. 

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Picture of Seattle Academy Student Carmen Spoonemore Book For the Collective

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.

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