February 14

Today’s Black Brilliance info is about William Hall, who was born in 1827 in Nova Scotia. He became a Royal Navy sailor and won many British and Turkish medals for his service in the Crimean War. In 1857, while serving on the HMS Shannon, Hall volunteered with a relief force sent to India, where he was awarded the Victoria Cross for an outstanding display of bravery. With this award, he became the first Black person, the first Nova Scotian and the first Canadian sailor to receive this award.

On Saturday, Seaquam hosted a robotics tournament in the cafeteria. 21 teams from 7 different schools attended. Congratulations to Sanya, Chelsea, and Jaspreet from 9181D who earned the SPORTSMANSHIP award at the event. Yatharth, Jinay, Garvit, and Kartik from 9181G earned the DESIGN award which qualifies them to the regional championship. Wish them luck as they work hard to earn a spot to the world championship!

Senior ulti tryouts are Wednesday after school on the lower field.

Hey Seahawks – Are you interested in touring Venice, Florence and Rome during spring break of 2024? If you are, please join us for an information meeting at lunch this Tuesday and Thursday in room 1416. This trip is open to all students currently in grades 9 though 11.

Hey Seahawks! Remember the book collection? Have you selected the books you want to donate? The collection starts this week on February 15th. The boxes will be placed in the library, at the front desk, various classrooms, and near the office. The donated money will be given to Operation Smile, an organization that collects money for children to have cleft lip surgery. The consequences of cleft lip include, but are not limited to, malnourishment, ear infections and hearing loss as well as challenges with speech. This collection will last from the 15th to the 23rd of February so remember to donate whatever books you have to help less fortunate children.