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A New Year, A New Look for Sammy the Seawolf

After years of Tabor’s mascot, Sammy, appearing as multiple variations of clip art, ranging from a blood-thirsty Seawolf to a happy-go-lucky dolphin, we are excited to unveil a new logo.
The new Sammy will serve as the school’s athletic logo, with two versions: a determined Seawolf arcing above the sea and the same Seawolf with the letters TA integrated along the fin. New wordmarks for “Tabor Academy” and “Seawolves” were also created, using a custom-made typeface.
“Sammy has been in need of updating for years,” states Tabor alum Rick DaSilva ’89. “It’s been disappointing for me to see so many different versions of Sammy on a daily basis, none of which accurately represent the Tabor community.” At Rick’s urging, Tabor’s Communications department teamed up with the Athletics department to hire Texas-based illustrator, Rene Sanchez, to bring a new tenacious, modern look to Sammy. Our heads of school, Owen Sughrue ’19 and Sophie Browning ’19, brought student perspectives into the creative process, and have been integral in planning the initial reveal — all while keeping it top-secret from the student body.
The new logos will be seen throughout campus in the coming months, and they will appear on athletic uniforms and gear as equipment needs to be replaced. Apparel with the new logo will be available for purchase at the Tabor Shop or online at Tabor’s sideline store.

The big reveal came during Tabor’s All-School meeting on January 15, when athletic team captains, including Sophie and Owen, modeled the new logo on t-shirts while a video of the logo in the making played on the big screen. The students then lined the aisles, tossing shirts into the audience. “The rollout won’t happen all of a sudden,” athletic director Conan Leary ’97 said. “The old Sammy logos will be transitioned out and updated through the course of natural use. That being said, all current Tabor students have at least one piece of clothing with the new logo on it.”
The new logos and typography come as Tabor is in its second year of ISL league play. In the 2017-18 school year, our Girls’ Varsity Hockey and Varsity Basketball both became ISL champions. So far this year, the Boys’ Cross Country team earned that prize as well.
Additionally, the logos will be unveiled throughout the spring at multiple alumni events taking place in Florida, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C.

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Campus Events

List of 3 events.

  • Freshman Class Parent Reception & Dinner

    Reception and Dinner for Parents of the Class of 2023 with Head of School John Quirk.

    Lillard Living room
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  • Late Start for Students Today (10:15 - 4:45)

    Students will have a sleep in while the faculty meets this morning.  Day students are welcome to come at the usual time for breakfast, if they want. Classes will meet through the afternoon and there will be no co-curricular activities.

    Here is the schedule:
    1st block: E- 10:30 - 11:45
    2nd block: F - 11:55 - 1:10 OR 12:25 - 1:40
    3rd block: G – 1:50 - 3:05
    Office Hours: 3:05 - 3:30
    4th block: A - 3:30 – 4:45

    No practices or co-curricular meetings

  • Application Deadline

    Make sure your application is complete and submitted by today!
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Upcoming Alumni & Community Events

List of 3 events.

  • Sarasota, FL Reception

    Please join John Quirk, Head of School
    and hosts
    Mr. and Mrs. Lee Pokoik '63 GP '23
    for a cruising reception aboard the
    Marina Jack II
    2 Marina Plaza
    2:00pm. - 4:00pm
    (boarding promptly at 1:45pm) 
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  • #Tabor Time: Tabor Academy's 3rd annual Day of Giving!

    Tabor Academy’s 3rd annual Day of Giving!
    On February 25, 2020 we have 1,876 minutes to reach our goal of 1,000 donors & have an impact on Tabor students.

    To be 1 in 1,000:
    •Make a gift!
    •Follow #TaborTime on Social Media
    •Show your Tabor Pride
    •Challenge your classmates
    •Celebrate your time at Tabor
    •Have an immediate impact on Tabor’s students & faculty
  • Bermuda Reception

    Join us for a reception at 
    Gosling's Wine Cellar
    5:30pm - 7:30pm
    hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gosling P '06
    9 Dundonald Street

    The Tabor sailing team is headed to Bermuda for spring training! Coach Robert Hurd and members of Tabor’s sailing team will be on hand to  provide a brief update on the program.

    We are delighted to say that retired faculty member Merry Conway will be attending, as well!
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