Friday, May 11, 2012

Good news Friday!

Happy Friday, Team Seabury!

It's been one of those weeks - we keep trying to get things done, and keep finding ourselves sidetracked by amazing news that we need to pause and celebrate. Let's recap:

  • Chess masters: first-grader Ahnika S. traveled to the state chess tournament in April, competing on behalf of Seabury School! Ahnika was joined by former Seabury students Rhys and Dharma S. as well!
  • Catching the eye of famous artists: The Barracudas (fifth-graders) got quite the surprise this week, when they received a package in the mail from internationally known artist Romero Britto. It seems Mr. Britto caught wind of the Barracudas' Britto-inspired auction project and loved it so much that he wanted to send his thanks. Each student received a personal thank you note, and Ms. Head received a beautiful signed book of his artwork for the classroom. Read more about it on the Barracudas' blog!

  • Service awards: Seabury Students were recognized at last weekend's Associated Ministries banquet for their hard work on the 2011 Hunger Walk. Not only did Seabury student Kyan C. raise more donations than ANYBODY for the walk, but Seabury as a whole gathered proportionally more food in a food drive for the walk than any other local school. Two middle schoolers, Jackie Y. and Emmet C., were honored for their work on a promotional video they created to raise awareness about the Hunger Walk and the issue of hunger in Pierce County. Check out their video below, and make sure to congratulate these students when you see them!

  • Local leadership: Head of School Sandi Wollum may be too modest to share this news herself, but we're more than happy to do it for her. Mrs. Wollum graduates this month from Class XVIII of the American Leadership Forum of Tacoma-Pierce County. For those who don't know, this is a big, big deal. For an idea, just scroll through the list of past ALF fellows. Mrs. Wollum will be joining the ranks of judges, elected officials, university leaders and more. Congratulations Mrs. Wollum!
  • Environmental art contest winners: Two Seabury students are being honored on posters going up all around Tacoma this month! Sebastian B., kindergarten, and Greta H., first grade, won second and third place in their division in the EnviroChallenger/ EnviroKids Earth Day art contest. Be sure to keep an eye out for the posters around town this month! Congratulations Sebastian and Greta!

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