2/17-2/23 Weekend Update

Marie Brockhoff

The Highschool Boys Basketball game crushed their opponents at the last home game of the season on Tuesday, February 18th. They played Northland Christian, and they won 85 to 33. Notably, senior Luke Hornberger scored 20 points. This game was also Senior Night, when all senior athletes give speeches about their sports memories. Family and friends filled the stands for this momentous occasion. However, the basketball team is not quite done yet, so watch for a substate game coming up soon. 

The Academic World Quest teams trekked to Kansas City for their contest, which was sponsored by the International Relations Council. They competed answering questions in several categories relating to foreign affairs, including Brexit and China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Both teams answered a majority of questions correctly out of 100. The A team, consisting of Juniors Lyle Griggs, Audrey Nguyen-Hoang, Evan McHenry and Peter Westbrook, placed 1st overall, and they will compete at the National competition in Washington DC in April. 

Congratulations to all those who acted in the Lower School play, the Wizard of Oz, this week. The performance traveled to Corpus Christi and the Lawrence Arts Center, and they also gave a show on Monday night at Seabury. There was also a special performance this year for all students and faculty during the afternoon of Thursday, February 20th. The next theatre performance will be the upper school performance of Duck Variations at 7:30 on the nights of February 28th and 29th. 

Sophomore Katie Eckert competed at the KSHSAA State Music Festival, which was at Wichita University on Saturday, February 22nd, in the solo piano performance category. She received a 2, the second highest rating, playing Valse Aerienne by Fritz Spindler. Sophomore Ian Blake also competed at a state competition on Saturday, this time for swimming. For the 100 yard Breaststroke race, his time was 1:00.45, and he took 9th place.

On Saturday, seniors Sam Hindman and Gus Greenhoot hosted a blood drive at Seabury for their senior service project. Thank you to everyone who came to donate blood! That night was Seabury’s Casino Night, which brought out another bloodthirsty side in the students as they competed to win a variety of prizes. Thank you to BSAP for hosting the event.