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Lydia Jacoby’s Mixed 4x100m Medley Relay Olympic team placed fifth at the finals with a time of 3:40:58. New to the Olympics this year, the event sees teams of two men and two women competing in four swimming styles. Jacoby swam the breaststroke leg, second in the lineup that began with Ryan…

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According to the Olympic website, Seward’s Lydia Jacoby will be swimming again for a medal in the Mixed 4 x 100m Medley Relay tonight at 6:43 p.m. Alaska time. Jacoby will be joined by Torri Huske, Ryan Murphy, and Caeleb Dressel.

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Seward’s Lydia Jacoby took the gold in the 100-meter breaststroke with a time of 1:04.95 beating out both teammate Lilly King and South African Tatiana Schoenmaker. King was the 2016 gold medalist in the event.

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Seward’s own 17-year-old Olympian Lydia Jacoby took second in the 100M Breaststroke qualifying overnight in Tokyo and third in the semifinals this evening, advancing to the finals, to be held Monday evening at 6:17 p.m. AKDT.

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Lydia Jacoby is now the second fastest 100M breaststroke swimmer in the world. The 17-year-old Seward swimming legend overtook Annie Lazor late in the race at the Olympic Trial Finals in Omaha, Nebraska Tuesday night, placing her second behind world record holder Lilly King with a new person…

Seward High School’s Tegan Retzer is one of 107 students to be selected for the 2021 Horatio Alger National Scholarship in the amount of $25,000. Retzer was chosen from tens of thousands of applicants, all of whom have given back to their communities while overcoming personal adversity and, …

Seward High School’s incredible Lydia Jacoby attended the U.S. Open National Championships in San Antonio, Texas, in November where she swam a time of 1:07.57 in the 100 LCM (long course meters) breaststroke. This time solidified Jacoby as the second-fastest ever female aged 15-16 in this ev…

In 2020, COVID-19 has impacted everything we do. High school sports are no exception. All of the Seahawk fall sports teams had to deal with social distancing, mask wearing, and sanitizing protocols. On top of that, each of the teams faced new and different challenges. 

As this chaotic year comes to an end, students are still attending class virtually. The temporary solution for the spring of 2020 has turned into a long-term burden, and Seward’s students are struggling to find motivation and happiness. To hear the voice of Seward High School, the student co…

Seniors Selma Casagranda and Tegan Retzer are two of the most involved students at Seward High School. Recently, both took their involvement a step further, leaping into a bigger pool of responsibilities.

The Seward High School Pool will open for limited access by the public on September 1. The pool will be open for lap swim only and reservations are required. To register, call (907) 224-9050 between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. An over the phone pre-health screening will take place when registering fo…

There are so many individuals who have helped me get to where I am today. Their time and effort have given me the ability to succeed in school, the workplace, and in life. I would like to thank all of the wonderful teachers and administrators I have had throughout my years from elementary sc…

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…

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.

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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, …

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…