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Posted Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 

Wyoming Seminary Upper School Director of Athletics Karen Klassner recently announced Sem's Most Valuable Players, Gold Award and other award winners for winter sports. Athletes who earned four varsity letters or three varsity and one junior varsity letters in their sport receive Gold Awards.

In boys basketball, senior John Kehl received the Coaches' Award and the Gold Award. In girls basketball, freshman Alexandria Wesneski received the Most Valuable Player Award.

In girls ice hockey, senior Alyssa DiCostanzo received the Coaches' Award. In boys prep ice hockey, senior Fred Allaire received the Offensive MVP Award, while senior Richard Zemanek received the Defensive MVP. Senior Jake Rosner received the Gold Award. In boys high school ice hockey, sophomore William Ziegler received the Offensive MVP Award, while junior Cole Ardoline received the Defensive MVP.

In girls swimming, senior Mei Snow received the Coaches Award, while junior Tara Kupsky received the Most Valuable Swimmer Award. Seniors Nicole Rose Lukesh and Kaylee Sminkey received Gold Awards. In boys swimming, sophomore Nathan Tindell received the Coaches Award, while sophomore Marcos Rico Peng and senior Stanley Zaneski received the MVP Award. Seniors Matthew Bean and Connor DiLeo received Gold Awards.

In wrestling, sophomore Michael Doggett received the Most Improved Wrestler Award, while freshman Beau Bartlett received the award for Most Team Points Scored. Senior William Moss received the Gold Award in wrestling.

Seen following the awards presentation are, first row from left: Connor DiLeo, Beau Bartlett, Cole Ardoline, Fred Allaire and Nathan Tindell. Second row, from left: Tara Kupsky, Alexandria Wesneski, Mei Snow and Kaylee Sminkey. Third row, from left: Michael Doggett, Jake Rosner, Marcos Rico Peng, William Ziegler, Stan Zaneski, John Kehl, Richard Zemanek, Matthew Bean, William Moss. Not present for photo: Alyssa DiCostanzo and Nicole Rose Lukesh.

Posted Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017 

Area high school students who are talented musical theater performers will share the stage of the Wyoming Seminary Kirby Center for Creative Arts at the Upper School, 260 North Sprague Avenue, Kingston on Sunday, April 2 in the annual Musical Theater Scholarship Gala Benefit. The students will compete for three scholarships to attend Sem's summer Performing Arts Institute (PAI) and will appear in this year's production of "Fame the Musical," presented on Friday, August 4 and Saturday, August 5 in Sem's Kirby Center.

The gala performance will begin at 3:30 p.m. and is open to the public.

Tickets are available in advance, on-line or at the door and are $15.00 for adults and $10.00 for students and senior citizens. Tickets are $30.00 per person to attend a pre-performance gala reception and the performance; the reception will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 2 in the Kirby Center.

Joining the students in the performance will be PAI alumna and Kingston native Celia Hottenstein, who most recently competed a national tour in the Broadway hit musical "The Phantom of the Opera."

Proceeds will benefit PAI's Musical Theater Program and will fund the Performance Scholarships.

For more information or to purchase tickets to the PAI Musical Theater Scholarship Gala Benefit, please call the communications office at 570-270-2190 or visit

This year's production of "Fame the Musical" will feature Steve Pacek of 11th Hour Theater Company as artistic director, Daniel Kazemi as music director, and Jenn Rose as choreographer. Serious theater students ages 12-18 are encouraged to apply online to take part in Sem's summer Performing Arts Institute at

Posted Sunday, Mar 19, 2017 

Members of the boys and girls swimming teams competed in the PIAA Class 2A Swimming championships, bringing home numerous medals and one gold for sophomore Marcos Rico. Read the details and watch the video below:

Times Leader article:

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WNEP-TV interview:

Watch the slideshow:

Posted Saturday, Mar 18, 2017 

Wyoming Seminary students in sixth, seventh and eighth grades recently participated in the 2017 NEPA Regional Science Olympiad competition held at Penn State Wilkes-Barre, finishing in sixth place. The team, coached by Sem middle-school mathematics teacher and lead supervisor Alison Lott and science teacher and assistant supervisor Lisa Iskra, qualified for participation in the state Science Olympiad competition on April 29 at Juniata College. The students competed in two-person teams in various challenges such as Crime Busters, Disease Detectives, Road Scholar, Fast Facts, Invasive Species, Mission Possible, Wind Power and others. The team received several awards: Zahra C., eighth grade, and Aarez K., seventh grade, earned first place in Crime Busters, and Zahra and Bridget T., eighth grade, earned first place in Disease Detectives; Gabriel L., eighth grade, and Robert B., sixth grade, received second place in Road Scholar; Gabriel and Robert received third place in Fast Facts; and Bridget and Oliver L., eighth grade, received fourth place in Invasive Species, Bridget and Vivian W., eighth grade, received fourth place in Mission Possible, and Oliver and Alexandria C., eighth grade, received fourth place in Wind Power.

Science Olympiad members seen following the regional competition are, first row from left: Alexandria C., eighth grade, and Christina K., eighth grade. Second row, from left: Gabriel L., eighth grade; Oliver L., eighth grade; Robert B., sixth grade; Thomas I., sixth grade; Samantha Q., seventh grade; Zahra C., eighth grade; Kate O., eighth grade. Third row, from left: Bridget T., eighth grade; Aarez K., seventh grade; Max L., eighth grade; and Vivian W., eighth grade. Not present for photo: Cassidy R., seventh grade.

Posted Friday, Mar 17, 2017 

Wyoming Seminary Lower School Science Research Group (SRG) students, under the direction of eighth-grade science teacher Lisa Iskra, recently earned awards for their research projects at the recent Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (PJAS), Northeast Regional Meeting, held at Wilkes University.The students presented oral reports and poster displays of their research to panels of judges.

Six eighth-grade students took part in the meeting and received First and Second Awards. First Award winners included Vincent B., Biology; Zahra C., Biology; Bridget T., Biology; Matthew U., Physics; and Keefer W., Physics. The Second Award winner was William R., Physics. All First Award recipients advance to the PJAS State Competition held in May at Penn State University.

Lower School Science Research Group (SRG) students who received awards for their science research projects at the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science regional meeting are, seen from left: Zahra C., Vincent B., William R., Matthew U., Bridget T., and Keefer W.

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