The 2019-2020 Seward boys basketball season was three years in the making. Most of the team consisted of players who grew up playing basketball at the AVTEC gym, and the majority of the team played together for three years at Seward High School.

It has been almost two months since I returned from my week in Reykjavik, Iceland, where I attended the Sixth Annual Planet Youth Conference. I initially meant to record every experience and lesson so I could share it, but instead found COVID-19 too distracting. Now that things have slowed d…

A gym packed full of friends, family, supporters, speeches, tears, and joy: these are key elements of a normal Seward High School Graduation. This year, however, the class of 2020 will make history as they break the long-standing tradition.

On Wednesday, April 22, Connor Spanos, Seward High School athletic star, signed his letter of intent to swim for Southwestern Oregon Community College. Virtually surrounded by his coaches, family, and friends, Spanos officialized the commitment on a Zoom call last week. 

Wendy Willis led a writing workshop with Jennifer Swander’s sophomore class at Seward High School on March 4.  Willis introduced a specially-crafted essay written by Jesmyn Ward, which opened up new perspectives and techniques with writing. 

Seward High School junior Sam Paperman finished his first Mid-Distance dogsled race on Feb. 8, the Willow Junior 100 Sled Dog Race. The race attracted 12 mushers, aged 12 to 17. Sixteen-year-old Paperman finished seventh in the two-day race. Paperman’s final time to mush the 100 miles was 11…

The Seahawks Boys and Girls Basketball teams kicked off their season by giving back to the community recently at Mountain Haven. They spent some time with the elders making Christmas ornaments, putting up and decorating Christmas trees, and hanging lights up in the outside patios. Our gracio…

To recap state swimming for our local Seahawks will be easy. Lydia Jacoby broke her own state record in the 100 breast with an amazing time of 1:00.61. She also placed third in the 200 IM with a time of 2:09.83.  Hunter Hollingsworth made it to finals in the 100 free, finishing eighth with a…

The Seward High School girls varsity volleyball team fell to the Nome-Beltz Nanooks in its first match of the North/South volleyball tournament, but turned things around in its next match against the Houston Hawks.

The gymnasium of Seward High School filled with family and loved ones of Linnea Rose Hribernick on Saturday afternoon, as hundreds gathered to say goodbye to a beloved young woman who passed away Aug. 20, a little less than a month before her nineteenth birthday.

The Seward High School Seahawks lost their first home game – and first football game of the high school season – against the Munroe Catholic Rams of Fairbanks on Friday. The final score was 44–38 in overtime.

Finished with high school and ready for college, Seward High School graduate, Ashley Jackson, will travel to Washington to continue her volleyball career.

This year, Seward High School’s Marine Biology class decided to do a collaborative project with the Alaska SeaLife Center. They collected data on seabirds from the shore and compared it to data ASLC has from the boat. Beginning in September, they have gone out once a week counting seabirds, …

Taylor Huett, a freshman at Seward High School, was recently selected to play her bassoon in the School District’s Honors Band in Homer. 

A week of poetry workshops culminated in a school-wide poetry reading at Seward High School last Friday. With the encouragement of workshop leaders Dasha Kelly-Hamilton and Kima Hamilton – poets with the Still Waters Collective and Aarigaa Writers Collective, respectively – students composed…

Students at Seward High School have been using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV’s) to map rivers and creeks in order to analyze flood-prone areas in our community. The Bear Creek Flood Board uses these maps to mitigate areas in need of flood prevention.

Seward got off to a hot start by steamrolling Houston high school in round one of the 2019 3-A Regional Basketball Championship. Round two was played against Anchorage Christian School, a rematch from the previous week that ended with Seward on the wrong side of the scoreboard. After that lo…

The Seahawks played their first games of the 3A basketball regional tournament Thursday. The boys team triumphed over Houston in a late night game that ended around 10:30 p.m. The girls fell against Anchorage Christian School in the game prior.

The Seahawks walked away as bronze medalists at the end of the Dean Cumming Sr. Memorial Basketball Tournament in Delta Junction.

Rising from the ashes, Seward comes from behind to defeat the Unalaska Raiders to take third place at the Dean Cummings Memorial Tournament.

Precision three-point shooting helped carry the Bethel Warriors past the Seward Seahawks Saturday in the final round of the Dean Cummings Memorial Basketball Tournament in Delta Junction.

The Seahawks took on Nome Friday evening in the second round of the Dean Cummings Memorial Basketball Tournament. Nome took first blood in the matchup with Seward quickly responded with a three-point basket. Exchanging baskets throughout the first quarter, Seward took a 13-10 lead at the end…

After traveling to Delta Junction on Thursdays, the Lady Hawks went head to head with the Delta Huskies in the final girl’s game in the first round of the Dean Cummings Invitational Basketball Tournament. Both teams were at each other's throats throughout the game with neither team willing t…

Seward High School freshman Lydia Jacoby broke the girls 100-yard breaststroke record on Friday, with a time of 1:03.68 during the preliminaries at the Alaska State Activities Association State Swim and Dive Championships. 

The Snow River String Band, Seward’s home-grown bluegrass band, delighted the audience at a party held Friday to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Seward Senior Center.