Seaman High School name controversy

Hosted By: Noah Taborda - October 25, 2021


Students at Seaman High School just north of Topeka ignited intense community conversation last year when their research revealed the school districts namesake had been an exalted cyclops in the Ku Klux Klan. Now, animosity over critical race theory has inflamed debate about whether to change the district’s name.

Joining host Sherman Smith on the Kansas Reflector podcasts to talk about the school name and community response are Seaman High School seniors Kevinh Nguyen and Emma Simpson.

Read more about the controversy surrounding the proposed name change.


Kevin Nguyen

student, Seaman High School

Emma Simpson

student, Seaman High School

Sherman Smith

editor in chief, Kansas Reflector