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Friday Round-Up: Russell Wilson And Ciara Surprise Students At Why Not You Academy 

The couple dropped in on students at the school just south of Seattle to celebrate the end of the semester and unveil the school’s new logo and mascot. 


Good morning 12s, and Merry Christmas Eve! Here's a look at what's out there today — Friday, December 24 — about your Seattle Seahawks. 

Russell Wilson And Ciara Celebrate End Of Semester At Why Not You Academy

This fall, Russell Wilson and Ciara's Why Not You Academy officially opened in Des Moines, just south of Seattle. The public charter school was designed to reimagine the high school experience for students, allowing them to spend significant time working outside the classroom, build professional relationships, and work closely with dedicated advisors and mentors. 

Last week, Wilson and Ciara paid a visit to the school to help the founding class of students celebrate the end of the semester, and also remind them of the importance of pursuing their dreams and writing down their goals. "I always say, all it takes is one person to believe, and that person is you," Ciara told the students. "Where you come from in life will not determine how far you go." 

The surprise also included gifts for the students and the unveiling of the school's new mascot and logo — the Lion. 

"There was something my dad used to always tell me, he used to always say, 'Son, why not you?'" Wilson said. "We want you all to ask that question — 'Why not me? Why can't I be what I'm destined to be?'" 

Wilson represented the academy during the Seahawks' My Cause, My Cleats game earlier this month. "The artist, Stevie Shao helped me with these," Wilson said at the time. "We have some pretty awesome cleats for our foundation, the Why Not You Foundation. I love what the NFL does with, 'My Cause My Cleats,' I've had some cool shoes along the way. For these, you can see the 'Why Not You' on the side, the idea of these cleats is for our foundation, but also for the Why Not You Academy… It's been a joy just to be able to work with Stevie and work with the kids, to be able to collaborate with the kids from the school, the Why Not You Academy, and the Why Not You Foundation."

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