Conan Gentil used the larger than normal swell to his advantage at the MIL surfing championships held at Ho'okipa this past weekend (4/22/17) to capture the shortboard championship. Overall, the boys and the girls team earned 3rd place finishes in MIL competition. Way to go Spartans!
This past Saturday (4/22/17) at the Wailea Tennis Center, Mackenzie Wilson returned to center court to defend his MIL singles championship. The result was a resounding victory for Mac that makes him a back to back MIL tennis champion. Zack Walker and Corrado Rusnak triumphed in boys doubles to capture 1st place and Olivia Hoekstra and Jessica Griffiths battled through the intense Kihei sun to earn a 3rd place finish in the girls doubles competition. Silvan Engert came in 5th in the boys singles competition. All of these players will be competing in States in two weeks here-at Royal Lahaina and Kapalua May 4-6.
Joy Callinan and Kyle Sparks had a great day (4/22/17) at the Kapalua Bay course competing in the MIL golf individual championships capturing 4th and 8th place respectively. Their efforts secured their spots at the state championship at the Royal Kaanapali golf course. The girls state championship will be on May 1 & 2 while the boys championship will be on May 4 & 5.
Seabury Hall’s Upper School Math Team won first place at the fourth Maui Math League meet of the school year, held on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Maui High School. Maui Math League is a math competition open to all high schools island-wide.
Congratulations to all of the students who participated (from left to right):
Coach Sean Wilson, Jesse Doan ‘17, Jason Huynh ‘20, Mikhaila Sung ‘18, Alana Battad ‘19, David Shiraki ‘19, Sierra Lewis ‘20, Steven Doan ‘20.
The Seabury Hall paddling teams did it again! The Spartan paddling program simply dominated the competition this past Saturday at the HHSAA state canoe paddling regatta, winning state titles in girls and mixed paddling - their second in row - while the boys crew captured runners up. GO SPARTANS!
The Seabury Hall girls soccer team made history Saturday by defeating Pac-5 1-0 to become the first soccer team from Seabury Hall to place 3rd in the HHSAA state soccer tournament. The unseeded Spartans fought through a tough draw, displaying great resiliency in come from behind wins versus Kauai 3-2 and Waipahu 4-3. In the semifinals, Seabury faced defending state champs, HPA, losing a tough match 2-1. GO SPARTANS!
Seabury Hall's very own Veronica Winham has been named 2016-2017 HAWAII GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY PLAYER OF THE YEAR. Veronica led the Lady Spartans to a dominant victory at the HHSAA state cross country championships and individually placed first in the state. GO SPARTANS!
There is only one word to describe the performance of the Seabury Hall girls cross-country team at the 2016 Honolulu Marathon Cross Country State Championships this past Saturday at HPA…DOMINATING. The Spartans outclassed the field with all seven runners placing in the top ten in Division 2 – 1st Veronica Winham, 2nd Ava shipman, 3rd Erika Preseault, 4th Darby Mulligan, 8th Kallalei Ryden, & 9th Nanea Haynes! The Spartan girls also captured the overall state title, out pacing the likes of perennial powerhouses Punahou and Iolani in one of the most dominating performances the state of Hawaii has ever seen. Amongst Division 1 and 2 competitors, Veronica Winham won the overall title, finishing 1st, Ava Shipman captured 2nd place, Erika Preseault came in 4th, Darby Mulligan finished 5th, Kallalei Ryden garnered 17th, Nanea Haynes finished 19th, and Chloe Gangnath came in 21st. This is the Spartan’s 5th straight Cross Country Division 2 State Championship. GO SPARTANS!
The Spartan girls cross country team captured their 11th consecutive MIL championship on Saturday, October 22nd at Kahului Community Center in dominating fashion. The Lady Spartans captured five out of the first six spots to score an amazing 16 points as a team. Veronica Winham led the way finishing 1st, Ava Shipman 2nd, Erika Preseault 3rd, Darby Mulligan 4th, Nanea Haynes 6th, Chloe Gangnath 7th, and Kallelei Ryden 11th. On the boys side, Makoa Martin and Conan Gentil earned berths to the state championship as well. All of these fine athletes will be competing at the state championship held at HPA this Saturday, October 29th. Good Luck Spartans!
A truly amazing confluence of spectacular achievements were undertaken by a wide spectrum of Spartan athletes this past Saturday, September 24th. The day started with our middle school cross country teams participating in the middle school championship meet held at Kahului Community Center where the boys team captured second place and the girls team won first place by a wide margin. Back up Haleakala, at the Seabury Hall invitational, the Spartan boys team ran to a 3rd place finish (1st in D2) and the girls, (running with a split squad), were able to garner yet another 1st place finish. To top it all off, the other half of the girls cross country split squad travelled to the big island to take on the likes of Punahou and Iolani at the HPA invitational where they managed to outlast Punahou for a first place finish. GO SPARTANS!!
The Spartan middle school cross-country team blew the doors off the competition at the Front Street Mile held on September 17th in Lahaina. In the boys 11-13 year old division, Jonathan Merchant finished 1st with a time of 5:11. In the girls 11-13 year old division, Spartan runners finished 1st and 2nd; Kaylee Volner won with a time of 5:45 and Prianna Dugied finished 2nd with a time of 6:14. Way to go SPARTANS!
For the fourth year in a row, the Seabury Hall Girls Track team overcame overwhelming odds to capture the 2016 Girl's Track MIL Championship on Saturday, April 23rd at the War Memorial Stadium. Battling through sickness and injuries, eight mighty Spartans took to the track and displayed great courage in dispatching the likes of Baldwin and Maui High whose teams are three times their size! GO SPARTANS!
Mackenzie Wilson and Shayan Shirkhodai combined their stellar individual talents to form a powerful doubles team that steamrolled the competition in the 2016 MIL Tennis Individual Championships Saturday, April 23rd at the Wailea Tennis Center. In the championship match, the Spartan dynamic duo faced a doubles team from Maui High School defeating them in convincing fashion 6-1, 6-0. They now move on to the 2016 Carlsmith Ball Tennis Championship May 5-7 in their quest for a state championship. GO SPARTANS!
The Spartan Girl's Surf team made history Saturday at the MIL championship meet by capturing Seabury's first MIL championship in Surfing. Battling through Ho`okipa's blustery conditions but blessed with an adequate swell, Kaya Givensel, Isabella Pickering, Skylar Lickle, and Sophia Domingo (not pictured) led the Lady Spartans to a score of 5,188 points outpacing 2nd place Maui Prep by 2,232 points! GO SPARTANS!
Seabury Hall’s Upper School Math Team capped off their undefeated season by capturing the Maui Math League Championship, held on Saturday, April 16th at Seabury Hall. The math team won 1st place at all five meets throughout the season. Maui Math League is a math competition open to all high schools island-wide. The math team is now working hard to prepare for the Hawaii State Math Bowl on April 30th.
Seabury Hall also won all of the top individual student spots in the competition, which were awarded to the students who had earned the most points throughout the entire season. First place was awarded to Jesse Doan, second place went to David Shiraki, and third place was awarded to Kaitlyn Takeno.
All Upper School students are welcome to join the math team, which meets every Monday and Friday after school in Mr. Wilson's room, Room 208.
Congratulations to all of the students who participated (from left to right): Kaitlyn Takeno ‘19, David Shiraki ‘19, Jesse Doan ‘17, Sean Wilson, Shelby Ferrier ‘18, Lilia Maeda ‘16, Cleo Borthwick ‘19, Kylen Zolotow ‘17, and Mikhaila Sung ‘18.
The Spartan boys tennis team capped a perfect season by defeating Maui High School 5-0 Saturday at Ka'anapali to capture their second consecutive MIL Championship in commanding fashion. #1 singles Mackenzie Wilson won 6-0, 6-2; #2 singles Julian d'Almeida Santos won 6-0, 6-0; #3 singles Sylvan Engert won 3-6, 7-5, 6-4; #1 doubles Shayan Shirkhodai and Zack Walker won 6-2, 6-2; and #2 doubles Chandler Dobson and J.D. Pells won 6-4, 6-0. GO SPARTANS!
On Saturday March 19th, a small but determined group of Spartan athletes rose up against many larger MIL track teams to capture the coveted 63rd annual Yamamoto Invitational. What makes the Lady Spartan's feat all the more amazing is that they accomplished it with only 7 underclassmen girls competing. Ava Shipman was the top point scorer for the Spartans earning a total of 4 gold medals in the 1,500, 800, 3,000, and the 4 x 400 meter relay. Ava's team high 32.5 points helped the Seabury team earn their 6th straight Yamamoto championship in a decisive fashion, outpointing runner-up Baldwin 142 to 117. GO SPARTANS!!!
Seabury Hall’s Upper School Math Team won first place at the fourth Maui Math League meet of the school year, held on Saturday, February 27th at Baldwin High School. Seabury Hall students amassed 146 points in their winning effort. Maui Math League is a math competition open to all high schools island-wide.
All Upper School students are welcome to join the Math Team, which meets every Monday and Friday after school in Mr. Wilson's room, Room 208.
Congratulations to all of the students who participated (from left to right): Shelby Ferrier ‘18, Bjorn Nelson ‘16, David Shiraki ‘19, Jesse Doan ‘17, Mikhaila Sung ‘18, Kaitlyn Takeno ‘19, and Lilia Maeda ‘16.
Four Seabury Hall seniors were recently awarded high honors for their artwork submitted to the Hawaii State Foundation on Arts and Culture for the Hawaii Scholastic Art Awards:
Jasmine Patel – Silver Key in painting and Silver Key in sculpture
Holly Weisel – Silver Key in digital art
Ally Smith – Gold Key in photography
Ruby Turner– Gold Key in illustration, Gold Key in painting
The regional winners will be exhibited at the Hawaii State Art Museum Feb. 20-April 10. The work of all Gold Key nominees selected this year will be submitted for judging on the national level. If selected, the work will be sent to New York to be exhibited for year in the National Exhibition.
(l-r) Ms. McGehee, Jasmine Patel, Ally Smith, Ruby Turner, Ms. Romanchak
Seabury Hall's boys basketball team's fairytale season came to an end in the state championship game vs. University High School on Saturday, February 20th in front of a raucous crowd at the Stan Sheriff Center on the campus of the University of Hawaii, 46-31. The unseeded Spartans made their way into the final game through an unbelievable effort the night before in the semi-finals against #1 seed St. Francis. Down by as many as 14 points, Seabury battled back to force overtime. In overtime, the game came down to the last possession where Cameron Hanisch was able to launch a last second three pointer to win the game 40-37, sending the Spartans into the title game. Ultimately, the energy the Spartans expelled in defeating St. Francis may have contributed to their narrow loss in the championship game but after a 15-2 campaign and taking into account that the team returns all of its players next year, the Spartans have much to be proud of. Isaiah Payne and Cameron Hanisch were named to the All-Tournament team. Cameron Hanisch was also named “Impact Player Award" for the tournament.
Two members of the Seabury Hall swim team achieved great success at the HHSAA Swimming & Diving State Championships held in Hilo February 12-13th. Senior Cloe Cadiz turned in a stellar performance capturing 4th place in the 1 meter diving competition, capping a wonderful 4 year career. Newcomer freshman Jasmine O'Brien took 3rd place in both the 200 free and 500 free. GO SPARTANS!
The Seabury Hall boys basketball team captured their 7th consecutive MIL Division II championship on Friday, February 12th in front of their home crowd, defeating rival Molokai 67-46. Isaiah Payne led the way with 21 points while playing with a sprained wrist. Junior Christian Jenkins contributed 20 points while Cameron Hanisch poured in 18 points to pace the Spartans. The team travels to Oahu this week where they will take on the #4 seed, St. Joseph at 5 PM at Kaimuki in the first round of the HHSAA state tournament. The boys and coaches have turned in a wonderful year so far without the aid of any seniors. GO SPARTANS!
The Seabury Hall paddling teams turned in remarkable performances Saturday competing in the HHSAA Canoe Paddling Championships at Ke'ehi Lagoon on Oahu. The day started off with all three of the Spartan teams - boys, girls, & mixed - qualifying first in their respective heats earning automatic berths into the finals. In the final, the boys team came from behind to win 2nd place narrowly missing 1st by the smallest of margins. The girls team put forth a strong effort taking 3rd place in a hotly contested race. In the final race of the day, the Spartan mixed team left no doubt as to whom the best mixed crew was in the state of Hawaii. Seabury led wire to wire to garner Seabury Hall's second state Paddling championship and its first in mixed paddling.
On Saturday, November 21st, a group of Seabury Hall Middle and Upper School students volunteered at Pu'u Kukui Elementary School for the third session of the Maui Math Circle to help students learn advanced math concepts and problem solving skills.
There were over 40 students in attendance who are enrolled in the third, fourth, and fifth grades in schools throughout Maui. The students learned about statistics, counting, and measurement.
We would like to thank our math team coach, Sean Wilson, and our student leaders Joshua Acidera ‘17, Destin Altman ‘17, Cleo Borthwick ‘19, Kiarra Burkitt ‘17, Jesse Doan '17, Steven Doan ‘20, Chandler Dobson ‘17, Shelby Ferrier ‘18, David Gilbert ‘17, Sean Janneck ‘20, Lilia Maeda '16, Angela Schmitt ‘18, Ava Shipman ‘17, Mikhaila Sung '18, Patricia Sung '18, and Kylen Zolotow ‘17.
Seabury Hall Film Class Receives Award
HIKI NŌ Awards
On Monday, November 23rd, the Seabury Hall Middle School film class was presented an award and $1,000 prize for its win in the category Personal Profile, Middle School Division by Robert Pennybacker, executive producer of HIKI NŌ . The winning film was a profile of Seabury Hall band teacher Mr. Richie Franco. HIKI NŌ is the nation’s first statewide Student News Network, which airs weekly on PBS. To view the winning film about our very own Marching Band click here.
Front (l-r): Middle School Head Jacqueline Peterka, Head of School Sarah Bakhiet, PBS Hawaii Board member Susan Bendon, teachers Roberta Hodara, Marsha Kelly, and Ryan Walsh
Rear (l-r): teacher Mr. Franco, students Noah Garcia, Olivia Hoekstra, Malia Jost, Cleo Borthwick, Vincent Tay, Gabe Frampton, Lucas DiMartino, Kalei (Nathan) Chin and Jacob Luther