Journal

A reassuring light in the darkness

Last spring, when Wyoming Seminary pivoted to become entirely online due to the pandemic, the English teacher in me immediately knew that teaching my spring elective, “Literature of Success” was going to be a growth experience. As my first teaching day approached, the butterflies in my stomach gathered.

Jill Snowdon

On March 12, 2020, members of the Wyoming Seminary swim team excitedly gathered in front of Carpenter Athletic Center and huddled together for a photo before departing for the PIAA State Championships at Bucknell University.

News and Notes - Fall 2020

Nina G. (Moser) Simoncavage has been named the new Wyoming Seminary Vice President of Advancement, announced Kevin Rea, Sem president. She succeeds JOHN SHAFER ’71 in the position. Shafer has announced he will retire from Sem in June, 2021 and is serving as Special Assistant to President Rea for the 2020-21 school year.

Scene and Heard - Fall 2020

Each winter the stage in the Buckingham Performing Arts Center is transformed into a black box acting space, an ideal location for beginning and experienced thespians to try something new and different. The annual WINTER WORKSHOPS are directed by Sem theater director JASON SHERRY ’91 and Ellen O’Brien Sherry.

Winter Sports Review

Boys Basketball: The Blue Knights defeated Crestwood to win the Wyoming Valley Conference overall championship. 

Features

A Connected Campus

On Friday, February 28, as Wyoming Seminary students were leaving campus for spring break, the school’s administration was closely watching the alarming rise in cases of the coronavirus breaking out on both the East and West coasts.

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PHOTO FEATURES

Upper School Commencement

An inspired and dedicated group of Sem parents and Sem staff worked throughout the spring and summer to make it possible for the Class of 2020, and their families, to come together one last time for in-person Commencement ceremonies. The Class of 2020 and their families enjoyed a beautiful summer evening on Saturday, August 8 as they processed from Klassner Field to Nesbitt Stadium for Commencement.

Lower School Graduation

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the traditional Lower School graduation ceremony could not be held in late May at Lower School. The levels of infection from the virus in Luzerne County had eased enough during the summer of 2020 to allow Lower School graduates to participate in an in-person graduation on the morning of August 8 on the football field in Nesbitt Stadium at the Upper School.