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Seaholm High School

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Type  Public
Superintendent  Daniel Nerad
Faculty  76
Phone  +1 248-203-3700
Number of students  1,327
Established  1951
Principal  Rachel Guinn
Gender  Co-ed
Mascot  Maple Leaf
Address  2436 West Lincoln, Birmingham, MI 48009, USA
District  Birmingham City School District
Similar  Groves High School, Birmingh Public Schools, Brother Rice High School, Derby Middle School, Marian High School

Seaholm high school field day 1990

Ernest W. Seaholm High School is a public school located within the Birmingham City School District in Birmingham, Michigan, serving grades 9-12. It is located at 2436 West Lincoln Road, Birmingham, Michigan 48009. Seaholm's student body and athletes are represented by a maroon and white maple leaf mascot.


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Seaholm opened in 1951 under the name Birmingham High. At the time, the Board of Education President was Ernest W. Seaholm (retired Chief Engineer for Cadillac) and the treasurer was Wylie E. Groves. Birmingham's two high schools are now named for them: Seaholm High School and Groves High School. Birmingham High School's first principal was Ross Wagner. John Schulz served as the next principal (1968–1979), Jim Wallendorf followed, serving from 1979 to 1992.

At one time Seaholm High School hosted classes of grades 4 through 12 of the Japanese School of Detroit, a supplementary Japanese school. In 2010, the JSD announced that it was relocating to Novi, Michigan; it moved in mid-2011.


The school has a comprehensive Division I sports program that includes wrestling, soccer and dance. The Division II sports program includes cross country running, baseball, hockey, basketball, tennis, volleyball, golf, lacrosse, swimming, competitive cheer, water polo, diving, football, and track & field.

In the 2011-2012 academic year Seaholm won a state championship in girls' tennis and girls' cross country, and was state runner-up in girls' golf and girls' swimming & diving. Seaholm also partnered with Birmingham Groves to win a state championship in girls' lacrosse as Birmingham United. Seaholm also won a state championship in girls' cross country in 2014.

The Forensics Team has consistently enjoyed success at the state-finalist level. Quiz Bowl team has also had success, winning a national championship in 1991 at the American Scholastics Competition Network Tournament of Champions and a state championship in 1994.

The student newspaper, the Seaholm Highlander, has won multiple prestigious Spartan Awards from the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association. The Highlander celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2014.

Notable alumni

  • Tim Allen, comedian, actor, voice-over artist, and entertainer; graduated from Seaholm in 1971
  • Jim Benton, author and illustrator, graduated from Seaholm in 1978
  • Mike Binder, screenwriter, film director, and actor; graduated from Seaholm in 1976
  • Randal Bryant, University Professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon University; former dean of the Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science; graduated from Seaholm in 1970
  • Beth Hayes, (1955–1984), distinguished Northwestern University economist; graduated Seaholm in 1973
  • Laura Innes, actress and director; played the role of Ado Annie in Seaholm's 1975 performance of Oklahoma!
  • Christine Lahti, actress and film director.
  • Paul Stookey, of Peter, Paul & Mary; graduated from Seaholm in 1955
  • References

    Seaholm High School Wikipedia

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