Scots learn in many ways, and one of the most exciting ways is by inviting engaging story-tellers to the school.
Saint Andrew’s Middle School hosted one such story-teller, Ms. Sarah Haycox. At only eleven-years-old, Sarah has rapidly become a nationally recognized speaker honoring the historic Civil Rights activist, Edwin Pratt. On Monday, April 8, Sarah visited SA and shared her profound messages with Middle School students.
Sarah Haycox’s story was covered recently on the CBS Evening News. The story has also received extensive local coverage in Seattle. CBS12 Reporter Niala Charles featured Sarah’s presentation in a live newscast from Saint Andrew’s on Monday, April 8.
Sarah Haycox is a very young social activist from Washington who had great success and recognition for her efforts to acknowledge Edwin Pratt, who accomplished great things towards the efforts of equality and justice in the Seatle area before he was assassinated in 1969.
After discovering a small plaque dedicated to Edwin Pratt in her hometown, Sarah made it her mission to gain recognition for Pratt by endeavoring to advocate to have a new school in Shoreline, Washington named after him.
Sarah demonstrated what young people are capable of achieving and how she advocated for change in her Shoreline community. “Her talk did so much more than tell her story, it also encouraged our students to get involved in issues that have meaning for them,” said Ann Haynes, Head of Middle School.
Sarah’s presentation was followed by Q & A and a great deal of enthusiasm from Middle School students. “Sarah worked hard for 18 months to get a name for the school in her home town,” said grade 6 student Melanie Bender.
“I’m really against animal abuse, and if I had an opportunity, I would try to promote this issue the way Sarah did. She really inspired me,” she added.
Grade 7 student, Sophie Worrilow, agreed. “I admire her work so much, and I could see myself being dedicated like her.”